CANADA in the WILD
Itinerary for September 17, 2016
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Meet us at 7 AM at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The Ottawa Residences Building is right in front of a big parking lot where our bus will pick us up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.
The bus departs early in the morning. Make sure you are at the departure location on time, we will not be able to wait for you and we do not want you to miss this awesome trip.
We will cross the American Border. For a smooth transition you must have with you the appropriate travel document(s): passport, Visa and $6 US dollars cash (if you are from a visa waiver country or have a visa AND you haven't crossed the border in the previous 3 months). You should expect to get off the bus and go through the border crossing process where the authorities will review your travel documents and personal belongings.
After being admitted to the US, get back on the bus, relax and continue the journey.
4.00pm In the afternoon we'll arrive to our hotel, Ramada Boston (or similar), and check in.
4.30pm Board the bus again and let's start the adventure by going to downtown Boston!
We'll be dropped off at the Boston Common. This is a beautiful park right in the middle of the city. We will use public transportation to get back to our hotel later that night.
[Optional] Join our orientation walk. It will take you to places such as Massachusetts State House, Trinity Church, Boston Public Library and more. We will end the walk at a local pub/ restaurant to have some food and drinks.
At around 10 pm we will meet at Charles/ MGH subway station to take the subway back and head back to our hotel.
Start the day by visiting Harvard University. We will go through this amazing campus and visit many of the iconic buildings and landmarks. Later we will board the bus and head to MIT, another big name university, famous for its engineering programs .
We will board the bus and be taken to Boston Common Park again. We will roam around the park and have time to take photos. Then we will start what's know as 'The Liberty Trail'. This is an [optional] walking tour in the downtown core of Boston that touches important landmarks that had to do with the American independence war. After the walk is over you will have some free time to explore on your own.
[Optional] Meet up for food/drinks tonight.
11pm Our bus will pick us up from Boston Common and take us to the hotel. Want to stay longer? Go ahead! you know how to get back to the hotel by now.
Attractions in Boston
4- Boston Common
It is a central public park in downtown Boston. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as the "Boston Commons". Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States
10- Boston Harbor
Since its discovery to Europeans in 1614, it has been an important port in American history. It was the site of the Boston Tea Party. By 1660 almost all imports came to the greater Boston area and the New England coast through the waters of Boston Harbor
11- New England Aquarium
Aquarium located in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to the main aquarium building, attractions include the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through November
13- Bunker Hill
The Bunker Hill Monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War, fought there June 17, 1775
Today is an exciting day. We will go to the St Patrick's parade in downtown Boston.
We will check out of our hotel in the morning, put our bags in the hotel and go straight downtown for one of the most amazing St Patrick's day celebrations in North America.
2pm Meet up at the rendezvous to go back to Ottawa
What To Bring: Your camera, water bottles, good walking shoes, your adventurous spirit and extra money for food and souvenirs!