KOA's Mandy Connell presents Historic Boston

Dear Fellow History Nerds,

I’m thrilled to invite you to join me and Chuck on an adventure to where it all began…BOSTON!  You can’t turn a corner in Boston and not run into some historical gem that was integral to our nation’s history, and we are going to see as much of it as we can on Labor Day weekend.  We will fly on Thursday, August 31st, to Bean Town where we’ll stay at the Bostonian Boston Hotel, which is steeped in old-world history and contemporary elegance.

Over the next five days we’ll see the city via a private historic “Duck” Tour on both land and river, tour the North End and learn about the area’s Italian history while sampling some of the best food they have to offer along the way, and stop by Paul Revere’s house to learn more about his life and role in the Revolution.

The next day we’ll take the ferry to Salem to tour the House of the Seven Gables and learn about the Witch Trials.  In today’s political environment this seems timely.   Our day in Salem also includes Pickering Wharf and a walking tour of local historical hot spots.

I’m especially looking forward to our walk along the Freedom Trail and the historical sites like the Boston Massacre, Ben Franklin’s statue and the oldest public building in Boston.  We’ve got free time built in so you can do your own thing to make this trip truly your own as well.  This is going to be a trip full of history, great food, and new friends.  I hope you can join us, it’s gonna be wicked pissah*!

Mandy and Chuck

*This is Boston speak for really awesome!


Mandy Connell has been in talk radio for over 20 years. She’s hosted #1 rated programs in Fort Myers/Naples, Louisville, Kentucky and now Denver. She was recently named Talk Radio Woman of the Year 2022 by Talkers Magazine.

She’s a mom to Ryan, Phil and The Q, and a wife to Chuck, who has far more personality than she does. Speaking of Chuck, he is a native of Athens, Ohio, and graduate of Ohio University (Go Bobcats!). He’s Retired Army, claims five kids as his and loves a great conversation about anything but sports and politics.

The Q is joining us on this trip! At 13, she’s in 8th grade. She’s very into volleyball, tennis, music and reading, and she loves her dog, Jinx. You will hear a lot about Jinx on this trip.

Mandy Connell

Per Person Double Occupancy
From $3099
Single Supplement: $899

Aug 31 – Sept 4, 2023

5 Days / 4 Nights


Thursday, August 31, 2023

Depart For Boston
Welcome to Boston, often referred to as “America’s Walking City!” Upon arrival at the Logan Airport, gather your luggage and board our transfer headed to The Bostonian Boston Hotel. The hotel is steeped in old-world history and contemporary elegance and close to Boston Harbor and Faneuil Hall, which makes it the perfect spot to call home for the next four nights.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Explore Boston
After breakfast, gather for a short walk from the hotel and hop aboard our private historic “Duck.” We will be greeted by a legendary ConDucktor, who will narrate our tour through many of the places that deem Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. Hold on, we’re going to make a big splash into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston skyline. An experience we will not forget! Next combine the North End history with Boston’s best Italian foods, exploring out-of-the-way establishments and off-the-beaten-path areas, with a resident guide. Along the way, we will stop at several venues to sample delectable foods, while learning the colorful history, in the neighborhood where locals carefully maintain their deeply rooted ties to the Italian culture. Our tour culminates with a visit to the Paul Revere House where we will hear about the man, his revolutionary acts, family, and business ventures. Join us this evening for our welcome dinner at a local restaurant. B, D (plus food tour tastings)

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Our day exploring Salem begins with a short walk to Boston’s Long Wharf. Here we will embark on the high-speed ferry to Salem where you will enjoy scenic shoreline views along the way. As we arrive, we begin with a guided tour of the House of Seven Gables. Next, head over to Pickering Wharf, a great spot for a bit of shopping and lunch. Later, we begin our guided walking tour. Hear stories rich in local history, stop at historic sites, and become spellbound by accounts of the Salem Witch trials. Our early evening return to Boston provides time to explore at leisure or enjoy one of Boston’s many gourmet gems to delight your taste buds for dinner. (B)

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Freedom Trail
Today, history comes alive as we walk along the Freedom Trail. Our Bostonian guide will share stories of the American Revolution, and we will see historical sites such as the Benjamin Franklin statue; celebrating one of Boston’s most famous native sons, the Boston Massacre Site; a cobblestone ring marking the site of the 1770 civilian massacre and Revolutionary War precursor, and the Old State House; the oldest surviving public building in Boston. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to further explore this wonderful city at your own pace. From world famous museums to boutique shopping and legendary taverns, take a tour of the iconic Fenway Park, or perhaps visit the JFK Library, there is a plethora of activities to fill your afternoon. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Monday, September 4, 2023

Flight Home
Our “Beantown” tour concludes today with a transfer to Logan Airport for our flight home. (B)



  • Economy class roundtrip airfare from Denver (DEN)*
  • Premium hotel accommodations located in the heart of Boston **
  • All ground transportation
  • Expert English-speaking guides
  • 6 Meals (4 breakfasts, 2 dinners)
  • Gratuities for drivers & local guides
  • Taxes and fees as of 1/18/23
  • Complete services of Cruise & Tour including tour manager


Exclusive to Mandy Connell Historic Boston

• Embark on the high-speed ferry to Salem where you will enjoy scenic shoreline views along the way.
• Combine the North End history with Boston’s best Italian foods, exploring out-of-the-way establishments and off-the-beaten-path areas, stopping at several venues to sample delectable foods.
• American Revolution history comes alive as we walk along the Freedom Trail.

*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.
**Hotels may be substituted due to unforeseen circumstances

Not Included

  • Increases in taxes, fees, or surcharges after 1/18/23, Travel Insurance, Air upgrades, Airline baggage fees, and Items of a personal nature


The trip was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. One of the best vacations that we've ever taken. Every detail was taken care of, which made for a very relaxing and stress-free trip.
- Jon & Laura
I have done five trips now with Cruise & Tour ranging from 17 people to over 50 people on the trip and I can't recommend them highly enough. They have EXQUISITE taste in travel accommodations. We always stay in the best hotels, have the best guides and tours and I tell people all the time that if they want a completely stress-free vacation experience, Cruise and Tour is a MUST. I would give them 10 stars if I could!
- Mandy Connell


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