Best Plymouth Tours from Boston

Are you visiting Boston and are looking to take a side trip to Plymouth? Check out these Plymouth tours from Boston.

Due to Cape Cod’s close proximity to Boston, taking a quick day trip to the Cape is easy. Plymouth is also such a small town that you can see all of the major sites and visit many of the attractions all in one day.

Trying to find your way through the old colonial-era streets in Massachusetts can be difficult but you can easily solve this problem with a guided tour from Boston.

You won’t have to worry about getting lost or wasting time trying to find your way because these tours will take you directly to Plymouth and show you the important points of interest including Plymouth’s historic sites.

If you are actually interested in exploring more of Cape Cod than just Plymouth, you may be more interested in one of the many Cape Cod Tours from Boston.

The following is a list of the best Plymouth tours from Boston:

Plimoth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip from Boston:

Viator offers a Plimoth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip from Boston. This 8-hour tour explores Plimoth Plantation Museum and historic Plymouth, Mass.

Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Mass

Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Mass

The tour begins with a morning pick up in Boston at your hotel or a pre-arranged location followed by a drive to Plymouth, Massachusetts in an air-conditioned motorcoach.

Once in Plymouth, you’ll visit the Plimoth Plantation Museum, which is a 17th century replica of Plymouth colony and includes a replica of the Wampanoag’s village complete with actors in historic costumes.

After, you’ll visit the Mayflower II, a replica of the historic Mayflower ship that brought the pilgrims to the New World and the Plimoth Grist Mill, a replica of the colonist’s original grist mill.

The tour is available June through October.

Price Includes:
Transportation via a motorcoach
Tour guide
Hotel pick up and drop off
Admission to Plimoth Plantation, Plimoth Grist Mill and the Mayflower II

Price Does Not Include:
Meals

1 Day Pilgrim’s Path Sightseeing Tour from Boston:

Take Tours offers a 1 Day Pilgrim’s Path Sightseeing Tour from Boston. This day tour explores historic sites of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

The tour begins with a 9:30am pick-up service in Boston at your hotel or a pre-arranged location followed by a drive to Plymouth, Massachusetts via a deluxe motorcoach. There you’ll see the famous Plymouth Rock and visit the Mayflower II.

Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Mass

Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Mass

Next, you’ll climb Cole’s Hill to visit the Plymouth National Wax Museum, which features 180 life-size figures that tell the Pilgrim’s story as well as a beautiful view of Plymouth harbor.

After the museum, you’ll stop by the waterfront for a cruise of Plymouth harbor on either the Splashdown Duck boat or the Pilgrim Bell riverboat.

At the end of the day, you’ll reboard the bus for the drive back to Boston.

The tour is available Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Price Includes:
Transportation via motorcoach
Tour guide

Price Does Not Include:
Admission to museums, attractions and boats
Meals

1 Day Plimoth Plantation and Whale Watch Tour from Boston:

Take Tours offers a 1 Day Plimoth Plantation and Whale Watch Tour from Boston. This 12-hour tour explores historic Plymouth, Mass and includes a whale watch off the coast of Massachusetts.

The tour begins with a 7am pick up in Boston and Quincy followed by a drive to Plymouth, Massachusetts.

There you’ll visit the famous Plymouth Rock before heading off to Plimoth Plantation Museum Then, you’ll visit the Mayflower II and see the Plimoth Grist Mill. After, you’ll board a boat to take Plymouth’s Whale Watching cruise.

At the end of the day, you’ll reboard the motorcoach for the drive back to Boston where you will arrive around 7pm.

The tour is available April through October.

Price Includes:
Transportation via a motorcoach or minibus
Tour guide

Price Does Not Include:
Admission to museums, attractions and whale watch
Meals
Private expenses

Small-Group Day Trip to Plymouth and Cape Cod from Boston:

Viator offers a small-group Day Trip to Plymouth and Cape Cod from Boston. This 11-hour tour explores Plymouth and Sandwich, Massachusetts in Cape Cod with a small group of 14 people.

The tour begins with a 7:45am pick up in Boston at your hotel followed by a drive to Sandwich, Massachusetts on a motorcoach.

You’ll first explore downtown Sandwich before visiting the Heritage Museum and Gardens, which features beautiful gardens, an American folk art collection, a historic carousel and the American Auto Museum.

Then, you’ll reboard the bus and head to Plymouth where you’ll stop for lunch at Pilgrim Path Cafe for a turkey dinner.

After lunch, you’ll visit the Plimoth Plantation Museum followed by a trip to the famous Plymouth Rock.

Then you’ll have some free time on your own to do some shopping or independent sightseeing or even take one of the many Plymouth Walking Tours in town.

After, you’ll proceed to the National Monument to the Forefathers, which is a historic 19th century granite monument dedicated to the pilgrims.

Base of the Forefathers Monument in Plymouth, Massachusetts

At the end of the day, you’ll reboard the bus for the drive back to Boston where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

Price Includes:
Transportation via a motorcoach
Admission to attractions and museums
Tour guide
Hotel pick up and drop off
Discount card at Heritage Museum’s gift shop and one meal at Plimoth Plantation

Price Does Not Include:
Lunch
Personal expenses

Private Day Trip from Boston to Plimoth Plantation:

Viator offers a Private Day Trip from Boston to Plimoth Plantation. This 8-hour tour explores Plimoth Plantation with a group of up to 14 of your friends in a luxury vehicle like a VIP sedan, SUV or a Rolls Royce Ghost.

The tour begins with a morning pick up in Boston at your hotel or local accommodations followed by a drive to Plymouth, Massachusetts where you’ll visit Plimoth Plantation Museum.

There you’ll learn about the Wampanoag people that first encountered the pilgrims and you’ll meet some of their modern-day descendants. Then you’ll take a stroll through this replica of a 17th century village, complete with reenactors dressed in costume.

You’ll also see a collection of historic and rare livestock, a craft center featuring tools once used by the colonists, and a theater which presents a range of independent and foreign films.

After the museum, you can also explore the historic sites in Plymouth and check out the Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower ship.

At the end of the day, you’ll enjoy the ride back to Boston in your luxury vehicle and will be dropped off at your hotel or local accommodation.

Price Includes:
Transportation to Plymouth via luxury vehicle

Price Does Not Include:
Admission to museum or attractions
Meals
Private expenses

1 Day Rhode Island and Plymouth Tour from Boston:

Take Tours offers a 1 Day Rhode Island and Plymouth Tour from Boston. This 10-hour tour explores historic Plymouth, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island.

The tour begins with an 8:30am pick up in Boston followed by a drive to Plymouth, Massachusetts via a deluxe motorcoach.

In Plymouth, you’ll see the famous Plymouth Rock and visit the Plimoth Plantation Museum, the Plimoth Grist Mill and the Mayflower II.

Then, you’ll continue on to Newport, Rhode Island where you will visit the Breaker’s Mansion, which was once the summer home of the Vanderbuilt family.

Downtown Newport, Rhode Island

Downtown Newport, Rhode Island

At the end of the day, you’ll reboard the bus for the drive back to Boston, where you’ll arrive around 7pm.

The tour is available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, May – October.

Price Includes:
Transportation via a deluxe motorcoach
Tour guide

Price Does Not Include:
Admission to the museums and attractions
Lunch
Private expenses

Sources:
“Practical Questions for Visiting.” Plimoth Plantation, www.plimoth.org/plan-your-visit/helpful-tips-visitors/practical-questions-visiting

Best Plymouth Tours from Boston

About Rebecca Beatrice Brooks

Rebecca Beatrice Brooks is the writer and publisher of the History of Massachusetts Blog. Rebecca is a freelance writer and history lover who got her start in journalism working for small-town newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire after she graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in journalism. Visit this site's About page to find out more about Rebecca.

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