staying in Boston 2017. any budget tours to the National Monument to the Forefathers?
Just come to Plymouth, visit the visitors center. You can see the monument just by walking to it. Easy distance. Or, there are trolley tours that will take you to the highlights of Plymouth. Very inexpensive!
Be aware that while there are local bus loops around town, they are sporadic and take planning to get where you are going. Plymouth Center is NOT easily walkable from either the P&B bus depot at exit 5 on Rte 3, nor from either the Plymouth or Kingston MBTA Station stops. The GATRA buses do go to both those places, but as I said, they take planning and scheduling. For convenience, I suggest calling a taxicab as you are approaching the destination. 508-746-TAXI.
I dont think its actually on a tour. There is way to much for you to do in plymouth. Plymouth is something you could spend a whole day exploring. the rock, the ships, the plantation, the shopping and much much more. if you have AAA check with them and get maps and additional info.
there may be a way from Boston to Plymouth other than by car but I am not aware. The actual monument is close distance withing the small town of Plymouth but not a "typical tourist" destination. I think it would be walkable if you were near Plymouth Rock.
Like the others say, I'm not sure about tours. I was on a tour with my students and our driver added this monument as an added feature.
There is a limited train service from Boston S by MBTA which would work for a day out, but check the schedules as they are different at weekends. The stn looks walkable to the monument. It's a lovely town centre with more and better C18 UK architecture tan you'd find the UK in one place and the replica Mayflower is nearby
Not sure about availability of tours to the monument specifically, but the monument is quite a small place, don't need a tour...Plymouth is a nice town though, and perhaps if you don't want to drive from Boston, then perhaps a tour that includes this may work, if there is one.
the best bet, call or stop by the local info booth in the Harbor or take the trolley tour, down the harbor, always very good.
We also drove as we were touring the Cape. You might like to call the tourist info centre at Plymouth - they have really helpful people there who would most likely be able to give you good guidance.
The two tour shuttles close by the end of August. You can take the train or bus from South Station in Boston and walk around Plymouth. the sights are all prety much within walking distance but it might make more sense to rent a car and experience Plymouth Plantation and a trip to the Cape. Have fun!
I drove, sorry, so no idea about tours, but the monument is within walking distance of the town centre so any trip to Plymouth will be fine.
Have you considered driving? If there is more than one of you to split the cost with, it could be cheaper than a tour.
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