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ETC Special: As Low as $399 to Boston, MA

With the new school year beginning, it’s time to start planning student trips to destinations across the United States. Educational Travel Consultants would like to suggest ways to keep student travel within budgets. This is why the company is offering a special price on popular destinations this fall. Consider taking your student travel group to Boston, MA for a price as low as $399 per student. This price includes a motor coach for travel throughout the Boston, MA area.

Part of the mission of Educational Travel Consultants is to continue to provide economical trips for educational purposes to major destinations. At ETC, our professionally trained staff plans trips that include points of interest that provide learning about history, art and culture, architecture as well as fun and interesting choices for entertainment, shopping, and dining.

Following is a List of Potential Points of Interest for a Student Trip to Boston, MA:

– Concord Attractions (including: Old North Bridge, Minute Man Statue, Old Manse and Walden Pond)
– Lexington
– House of Seven Gables (a book written by Nathaniel Hawthorne)
– Salem Witch Museum
– Optional Boston Red Sox baseball game or an evening performance of “Shear Madness”
– Guided tour of Boston (Freedom Trail): including: Boston Common, State House, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church and the U.S.S. Constitution (also known as “Old Ironsides”)
– Dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe
– Optional Whale Watching Cruise to begin in mid-April
– Museum of Science (including Omnimax movie)
– Plymouth Rock
– Mayflower II
– Plymouth Plantation

A student trip to Boston MA would include at least two nights of hotel accommodations in quads with nightly security, two breakfasts and two dinners, all admissions and entrance fees, all taxes and tips, a professional tour escort (that is a local guide) and coverage under ETC’s $2 million Liability Insurance policy. As an extra bonus, one totally free teacher or chaperone is included for every 10 paying student passengers (with double occupancy in hotel rooms).

For the student group that is comprised of a high school band, orchestra, or ensemble, performance trips are available to Boston MA upon request and the itinerary is adapted for this purpose. An ETC student travel specialist will set-up a performance venue in Boston, Plymouth or Salem, MA for the group. If the performance group requires and adjudicated performance, they will be accommodated with an appropriate venue. For the adjudicated music festivals, a surcharge of $40-70 per person will be added. The music festival season runs from April 10-June 4, 2010.

Educational Travel Consultants has been serving schools across the United States for 25 years and provides the highest quality student tours of many areas of the United States. To get started booking a tour, simply Request a Quote using the ETC online form and an educational travel professional will contact you upon receipt of the form. To contact a student travel professional directly, just email info@educationaltravelconsultants.com or call 1-800-247-7969.

Boston, Massachusetts is Ideal for Student Trips

If you are looking for a great destination for a history or social studies tour, Boston is an ideal choice for an educational trip with students. Boston, MA is a city steeped in American history from the Puritans who founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 to the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution to America’s first subway. Student tours in and around Boston are easily managed in what is known as the “Walking City.”

Boston is an indoor-outdoor museum of history and architecture. All educational trips to Boston should include at least a portion of the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is 2.5 mile walking tour through Boston that winds its way around 16 significant historic sites from the USS Constitution to the Boston Commons. Guided tours are available for student groups but the Freedom Trail is well-marked and the Freedom Trail Foundation offers maps and other resources for educators at www.thefreedomtrail.org.

Educational Travel to Boston: Excursion to Lexington and Concord
Boston was one of the epicenters of the American Revolution. It was home to many famous patriots including Paul Revere, best remembered for his ride through the countryside warning the Minute Men that the British were marching toward Concord. Lexington and Concord, the sites of the first battles of the American Revolution, are just west of downtown Boston. Here history students can come face-to-face with the Daniel Chester French’s Minute Man statue and the Old North Bridge where the Massachusetts militia defeated the British shortly after the “shot heard ’round the world” was fired.

Adjacent to the Old North Bridge is the Old Manse, the ancestral home of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Nathaniel Hawthorne lived and wrote in the Old Manse for three years and Henry David Thoreau tilled a garden there for Hawthorne and his wife. Not far away, students can visit Walden Pond where Thoreau lived and wrote in semi seclusion for two years. History, social studies, and American literature almost come to life for students in Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts.

Student Trips to Boston Should Include Salem
A short jaunt north along the coast takes student groups to Salem, a town associated with one of the darkest and most fascinating episodes in American History: the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch Museum takes student visitors back to Salem in 1692. The museum offers a dramatic history lesson through the use of stage sets, life-size figures, and a narrated overview of the Witch Trials. The museum also has an exhibit, Witches: Evolving Perceptions, examining the changing definitions of “witch” and “witchcraft,” stereotyping, witch hunts, and even the modern practice of Wicca. This exhibit also includes contemporary examples of witch hunts based on the “fear + trigger = scapegoat” formula, bringing the past into a present day perspective for students.

A Salem, Massachusetts building that will inspire students’ imaginations is the House of the Seven Gables, complete with a hidden staircase. Author Nathaniel Hawthorne, a descendent of Witch Trial judge, John Hawthorne, spent time in this house owned by his cousins, the Ingersols, when he was a child. Stories he heard about it merged with his family’s history in his dark romantic novel of the same name as the house. Hawthorne’s birthplace is now located on the grounds of the House of the Seven Gables as well.

Include Plymouth in Student Trips to Boston
A field trip to Boston, Massachusetts wouldn’t be complete without an excursion south along the coast to Plymouth. Here students can see Plymouth Rock where the Pilgrims first landed in 1620, visit the Mayflower II, and visit the living history museum, Plimoth Plantation. The plantation is located at the site of the first colony in New England. It recreates life in a Wampanoag village and a 1627 English settlement bringing two worlds together and to life making a great experience for students studying Native American and Colonial history. Teachers can find a variety of resources and curriculum guides for Plimoth Plantation on the museum’s Web site, www.plimoth.org.


Educational Trips to Boston are Enriching Experiences

Educational travel to Boston, Mass. can include many other points of interest like the New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science. Student trips to Boston can also feature whale watching trips or even a Boston Red Sox game. Contact an experienced educational travel consultant to help you plan the best trip for your student group.