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JFK's 100th Birthday Celebration: A Night in Camelot

John F Kennedy, Courtesy of JFK Library
JFK Library Pavilion John F Kennedy, Courtesy of JFK Library Kennedy Compound Swan Boat Ride, Boston Common

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Join us for a tour fit for a president as we travel throughout New England in celebration of JFK.

Duration:

5 Days/4 Nights

Meals Included:

4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Rates:

$1,279.95 Per Person

NOTE: Itinerary subject to change

Day 1:
Travel to Fall River, MA
Lunch on own en route
Four overnights at Hampton Inn Westport/Fall River, MA
Dinner included at a local restaurant

Day 2:
Breakfast at hotel
Travel to Boston, MA
Tour of Boston with emphasis on JFK sights and Landmarks
Free time and lunch on own at Faneuil Hall
Swan Boat Ride at The common and Public Gardens
Admission to the JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Dinner at the Union Oyster House
Return to hotel

Day 3:
Breakfast at hotel
Travel to Cape Cod, MA
Admission to the New Bedford Whaling Museum
Admission to Sandwich Historical Society & Glass Museum
Lunch on own
Hyannis Harbor Cruise
New England Clambake and 1960s Beach Party in Hyannis

Day 4:
Breakfast at hotel
Travel to Newport, RI
Guided tour of Newport, RI
Admission to a Preservation Society of Newport Mansion (Mansion TBA)
Lunch on own
Travel to Portsmouth, RI
Admission to Green Animals Topiary Garden
Return to hotel
Presidential Dinner and birthday party "A Night in Camelot"

Day 5:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel home
Lunch on own en route

Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Boston Sightseeing Tour
Our Boston Touring includes the sights and landmarks that played an important role in John F. Kennedy's rise to the White House. Join a local guide and see sites such as the JFK Statue on the State House Lawn, The Bellevue Hotel, The Omni Parker House, Old City Hall, the Irish Famine Memorial, JFK's Senate Headquarters, Faneuil Hall, Union Oyster House, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Tour is mostly riding, and will require minimal walking.

Boston Swan Boats
Boston Swan Boats glide across the lagoon in the Public Garden, just as they have every year since 1877.
A crew member, mostly hidden behind the boat's swan, pedals and steers each boat in a figure-eight pattern around the Public Garden's lagoon at a leisurely speed of about 2 miles per hour.

You'll see plenty of mallard ducks, the island from Make Way for Ducklings, and perhaps even a stately pair of beautiful real swans.

After about 15 minutes of peacefully floating around the pond, your Swan Boat glides back up to the dock.

JFK Presidential Library & Museum
Situated on a ten-acre park overlooking Boston Harbor is the nation's official memorial to John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. The Museum invites visitors to step back into the recreated world of the early 1960s and experience firsthand the life and legacy of JFK.

Visitors are inspired by the stirring eloquence of JFK and by the grace of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy through 25 dramatic exhibits, including 3 theatres and 20 video presentations.

There will be special exhibits and events at the Library to commemorate the President's 100th birthday.

Cape Cod & Hyannis
Our visit includes admission to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the Sandwich Historical Society and Glass Museum. Together they interpret the seafaring and industrial history of the Cape. President Kennedy spent significant time in Hyannis and sites marking his presence are common. There is a memorial to him on the Lewis Bay waterfront erected in 1966, with the presidential seal and a quote: "I believe it is important that this country sail and not sit still in the harbor."

New Bedford Whaling Museum
The museum, through its collections and exhibitions, tells the story of the international whaling industry and the history more generally of the "Old Dartmouth" region.

The Museum also houses an extensive collection of fine art, including works by major American artists who lived or worked in the New Bedford area.

Sandwich Historical Society
The Sandwich Historical Society and its Glass Museum, collects, preserves and interprets the history of the Town of Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. A large part of Sandwich history is involved with American glass production. This short presentation is culled from the collection of glass and historic images of the Museum and Historical Society.

Hyannis Harbor Cruise
Enjoy a Hyannis Harbor Cruise, passing in view of the historic Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport, the Kennedy Memorial, Egg Island, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, and Point Gammon Light.

Afterwards, you will have time to stroll along the Walkway to the Sea, peruse the Artist Shanties at Bismore Park, and shop for Cape Cod souvenirs and clothing at the waterfront gift shop.

New England Clambake and 1960s Party
This evening we'll enjoy a New England Clambake and 1960s Beach Party at a Country Club where you will dine and dance overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This meal is a traditional New England Clam Bake complete with "steamah's, chowdah, and lobstah," plus, an escape entree for the landlubbers. After dinner, enjoy live entertainment. You'll hear tunes from the 60s and 70s such as "Kokomo," "Under the Boardwalk," "Surf City Summer Wind," and "California Girls."

Newport, RI
Known for its gilded-age mansions, Newport has huge connections with the Kennedy Family. You will visit St. Mary's Catholic Church where in 1953, Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married. You will also drive by Hammersmith Farm, Jacqueline Bouvier's home where her wedding reception was hosted. This resort town is filled with elegant mansions, landscaped gardens, landmarks, and yacht clubs. Featured on this excursion is a Preservation Society of Newport Mansion and a visit to the Green Animals Topiary Garden.

Preservation Society of Newport Mansion
Preservation Society of Newport Mansion

Green Animals Topiary Garden
One of the oldest topiary gardens in North America, this Victorian country estate includes more than 80 sculptured trees and shrubs in animal and geometric forms, floral gardens, a rose arbor and fruit trees.

Green Animals remains as a rare example of a self-sufficient estate combining formal topiaries, vegetable and herb gardens, orchards, and a Victorian house overlooking Narragansett Bay.

"A Night in Camelot" Dinner & Birthday Party
Tonight is the highlight, "A Night in Camelot." Join us as we celebrate JFK's 100th Birthday and remember the 'High Hopes' of that youthful administration as we dance to the music of the era during a show that is a tribute to both the celebrities and songs that he liked best.

The dinner is a plated meal, with dinner music setting a proper atmosphere.

The entertainment is a live orchestra, with a crooner and an MC, performing as they once did for the President of the United States. It's a night of music that the President would have enjoyed and a night filled with songs that you will remember.

Attire for the night can be either casual, formal, or in between.

The Hampton Inn Fall River/Westport hotel provides easy access to many breathtaking sites and key attractions in Massachusetts.

The hotel features an Indoor Pool, Whirlpool and Fitness Room.

Deluxe Continental Breakfast is served daily. There are several restaurants near the hotel.

Guestrooms include Coffeemaker, Hairdryer, Iron/Board

The hotel is 100% Non-Smoking

-Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

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