2013 Post-Trip in Boston

Not ready for the fun to end? After leaving old and new-found friends, head to the Boston area afterward! Walk the Freedom Trail, catch an Old Town Trolley or take a guided urban bike tour. Enjoy beachfront property and just relax. These exciting activities and much more await you in the historic towns of Hull and Boston. Don't worry; we will get home in time for Rosh Hashanah. The post-trip is just a short water taxi ride to the airport.

Join us for the Perfect Finale:


After saying goodbye to our old and new-found friends, we will head south to Nantasket Beach Resort located in the historic and picturesque seaside Town of Hull, and situated on one of New England’s top ten beaches. The resort is ideally located on Massachusetts South Shore, just 18 miles south of Boston. This is a full service resort, featuring world-class panoramic views that always amaze.

Once we are checked in, we will re-group for lunch. After lunch, some may choose to kick back and relax on the three-mile-long Nantasket Beach, while others may elect to go kayaking in the Boston Bay, biking along the shore, hiking at the World’s End, or participate in some as-yet-undetermined activity.

On Tuesday we will get an early start and take the ferry to Long Wharf in downtown Boston. We will loosely organize into small groups for the following activities:

  • Walk along the Freedom Trail (a 2.5-mile, brick-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites — each one an authentic treasure).
  • Catch an Old Town Trolley; Boston’s top-rated sightseeing bus.
  • Take a guided urban bike tour of all parts of downtown Boston.
  • Enjoy the New England Aquarium located right next to the ferry dock.

After a long day touring the town like the tourist you are, we will all meet up for dinner (location TBD). Then its back to the ferry to head back to our hotel to relax and come to terms with the fact that this extended adventure is over. (If you would prefer to head back earlier to enjoy the amenities at the resort, or in the town of Hull, that is no problem. They have a shuttle that will pick you up for a small fee.) The next day will be a very early departure for some of you.

On Wednesday September 4th, it is time to head home in time for Rosh Hashanah. For those flying out of Logan Airport, the ferry will take you from the resort to the Airport. Details are below.


Nantasket Beach Resort
45 Hull Shore Drive
Hull, MA 02045
Tel: 781.925.4500
Fax: 781.925.9714


Base Price: $160 for Double Occupancy / $240 for Single Occupancy

This includes:

  • Standard non-smoking double room with jacuzzi tub, fireplace, microwave and mini-fridge. (Two double beds)
  • All room taxes and fees.
  • One round-trip ferry service from Hull to Boston
  • Breakfasts for two days

Everything else will be pay-as-you-go. We suspect you may wish to change your post-trip activities after your New Hampshire adventure, so, we are looking to leave your options open. We'll still ask you to select your preferences in the registration system, though, to guide us in our transportation planning. There will be free activities available each day.

ADD-ONS:  PAYABLE ONSITE (see full descriptions and details in Activities Section further down the page)

Monday in Hull

  • $40 single kayak or stand-up paddleboard / $60.00 tandem for three hours of kayaking
  • $25 - $45/day for biking, based upon type of bike selected
  • $6/adult for hiking at World’s End

Tuesday in Boston

  • $13 - Freedom Trail museum admissions. Optional admission to three of the most important sites on the Freedom trail. Payable at the Ranger station at the beginning of this FREE walking tour. (Save $4 off price of individual admissions).
  • $39 - Narrated City Tour- “Hop on, Hop off” Old Town Trolley - 2 day unlimited pass to Boston’s top-rated sightseeing bus: http://www.trolleytours.com/boston  (Please purchase ONSITE only!*) A delightful combination of sightseeing, transportation, & entertainment!” (Check out their EXCELLENT website for maps/ info on what you’ll be seeing/doing at each of the  20 stops & 100+ points of interest!)

Your trolley ticket INCLUDES ONE of the following:

FREE BOSTON TEA PARTY Ships & Museum ($27 if purchased alone) OR

FREE 45-minute fully narrated HARBOR CRUISE ($18.90 if purchased alone)  AND

*FREE Admission for a local Mosaicer who may accompany you as your personal escort.! Note:  please do not buy your trolley ticket online or in advance, as locals are only admitted FREE when accompanying  a paying visitor who purchases a ticket onsite.  We hope to have several locals joining us.  They’ll get a free ride- and we’ll get the benefit of their first-hand knowledge of their city!  Research indicates that the “Old Town Trolley” is the best trolley tour w/the best guides & most reliable & frequent service.


Some of these opportunities carry additional fees which you will pay onsite, and are not included in the base price.

Nantasket Kayaking

Access to the Boston Harbor Islands. Considered the best kayaking on Boston’s South Shore.  Explore the beautiful and sheltered (no wake zone) waters overlooking scenic “Worlds End.” It’s the perfect addition to your day at the beach. Launch safely from a floating kayak dock. Kayaks are safe, stable, comfortable, and easy to operate. They are ideal for beginners.  No experience required! Check the website for more details at: http://www.nantasketkayaks.com/.

Bike Rentals

Rent a bike right on the shores of Nantasket Beach and discover the natural beauty of the seaside town of Hull at your own pace. Ride along the peninsula's 29 miles of shoreline, explore the historic seaside villages and enjoy panoramic views of Boston Harbor. Ride leisurely along the ocean and bay or challenge yourself with a climb up and down the town's scenic hills and coastal drumlins. Or explore the neighboring coastal towns of Hingham, Cohasset and Scituate. http://www.nantucketbikeshop.com/

Hike at World’s End

Rolling hills and rocky shorelines offer sweeping views of the Boston skyline, while tree-lined carriage paths designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted make delightful walking trails. The 251-acre coastscape includes rocky shores, broad hillsides, and open fields bracketed by pockets of woodlands. A retreating glacier helped create the geology of Boston Harbor, including the islands and the four spoon-shaped hills (called drumlins) that comprise World’s End. This landscape also features saltwater marshes, meadows, woodlands, and granite ledges covered with red cedars and blueberry thickets. Specific hike will be determined by the group. http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/greater-boston/worlds-end.html

Visit Fort Revere

Fort Revere Park is an 8+ acre historic site located atop Telegraph Hill in Hull Village. The Park contains the remains of two seacoast fortifications, an historic water tower, and picnic facilities. Fort Revere Park is open daily, sunrise to sunset, year round. There are grills and picnic tables available. http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/ftrevere.htm

Hang out at the Nantasket Beach

 Nantasket Beach has been a popular summer destination for city dwellers since the middle of the 19th century. The reservation encompasses 26 acres along one and a third miles of oceanfront. The historic Paragon Carousel evokes memories of the area's amusement park history. Band concerts and public dance lessons are popular summertime events. http://www.yelp.com/biz/nantasket-beach-hull

Or just enjoy the resort itself.


Explore on Foot: The Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail- a 2.5 mile historic Trail that includes 16 seventeenth and eighteenth century buildings and locations where the American Revolution began. Stories of desperate men and women who risked everything for what they believed in are just as compelling as they were 250 years ago!  The Freedom Trail is, appropriately, FREE.  You can follow the “Red brick road”  and walk the trail yourself at your own pace- you can even download the FREE guided tour app to your smart phone!  

Join one of the several FREE guided tours offered by the Parks Service, or for $13 you can join a tour led by  a  guide in period dress.  The choice is yours!  Please note that three historic sites on the trail have admission fees (totaling $17 if purchased separately). http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/

Explore by Bus: The Old Town Trolley

Old Town Trolley: Boston’s top-rated sightseeing bus:  http://www.trolleytours.com/boston.  “A delightful combination of sightseeing, transportation, & entertainment!” Check out their EXCELLENT website for maps/ info on what you’ll be seeing/doing at each of the  20 stops & 100+ points of interest!.  Cost:  $40 for a 2-day pass.  Purchase ONSITE only so we can take advantage of the FREE admission for the local Mosaicers who may accompany you as your personal escort.

Explore by Water Taxi

By special arrangement, as a member of our group you will enjoy a WATER TAXI pass including RT transportation to/from Logan Airport and Long Wharf, as well as unlimited transportation to multiple stops along the Charles River for $25 per person with Rowe's Water Taxi. Good from Monday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon. http://www.roweswharfwatertransport.com

Explore by Bike

Urban AdvenTours is a unique, eco-friendly company, offering bike tours, rentals, and sales out of Boston’s Historic North End. They give the great historic tours that made them famous, leaving from 103 Atlantic Avenue every day at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. They also offer quality bike rentals, both of standard Kona Dew Boston hybrids and of more technical bikes. Their team is made up of fun, friendly people who love to share their enthusiasm for bikes, Boston, and biking in Boston, whether it’s by giving a tour or helping choose a new bike in the shop. They can also point you towards hidden gems all over Boston and the surrounding area. Think of them as your own personal Bike Concierge! They are just a block off the ferry landing, and offer guided tours and straight bike rentals.  If there is enough interest we will arrange a tour as a group.Check out  http://www.urbanadventours.com/ .


The Mosaic Shuttle will get you to the resort and then again to/from the ferry on Tuesday. Any other travel will need to be arranged amongst your fellow Mosaic drivers or on your own. There is a water taxi 10- 15 minutes away from the resort. The hotel will gladly take you there for $5.00 (from Hull) or $8.00 (from Quincy).  We have included the cost of the water taxi to/from Boston on Tuesday in the price of the trip. Your cost to get to Logan Airport on Wednesday will be extra.

For Wednesday departure to Logan airport the hotel will transport you to the Pemberton Point Ferry Terminal; The cost is $16 payable to MBTA. A couple sample departure times are:

  • The 6:05 a.m. ferry from Hull, which arrives at Logan Airport Ferry dock at 6:32 a.m. This would translate to flight departure no earlier than 9:15 a.m.
  • The 7:55 a.m. ferry from Hull, which arrives at Logan Airport Ferry Dock at 8:35 a.m. Book your flight after 11:15 a.m.

The ferry leaves either from Hull or Quincy to Logan Airport on a regular schedule throughout the day. You are welcome to hang at the resort as long as you like. Ask the front desk about holding your luggage.  Then catch a ferry that works with your timing.

For those that did not get enough time in Boston on Tuesday, you can have the hotel take you to the Hingham Ferry terminal to catch the F1 Ferry. This Ferry will drop you off at Rowes Wharf. Walk over Rowes Wharf Water Taxi (http://www.roweswharfwatertransport.com). This is a private company that is willing to hold onto your luggage while you go explore some more in town. When it is time to catch your flight please allow 2 ¾ hours from the time you leave Rowes Wharf to the departure time of your flight (¾ hour to get to the terminal plus two hours pre-flight). Cost is $8 for the hotel shuttle / $16 for the Ferry to Rowes Wharf / $10 for Ferry from Rowes Wharf to Logan Airport. Please make arrangements in advance directly with Rowes Water Taxi company for this.

Please note: Plan on your total time between hotel and scheduled departure of your plane to be 4 hours for domestic flights / 5 hours for international flights:
•    1/2 hour from hotel to Pemberton Point Ferry Terminal in Hull (travel time is 15 minutes, but you need to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time).
•    3/4 hour on the ferry  to Logan Ferry Terminal
•    3/4 hour from Logan Ferry Terminal to any airport terminal on shuttle bus if you take the F2 Ferry
•    2 hours for domestic / 3 hours for international pre-flight from entrance of terminal to get to your gate and check bags on time

For more information about the Ferries:
Map of the ferry system: http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/boats/
Ferry Schedule for Hull/Quincy/Logan http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/boats/lines/?route=F2
Ferry Schedule for Hingham/Boston http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/boats/lines/?route=F1

•    Hull/Quincy to/from Boston One Way $8

•    Hull/Quincy  to/from Logan Airport One Way $16
•    Note: Ferries Do Not operate on Labor Day
•    There are restrooms and Wi-Fi access on the ferry from Hull/Quincy.
•    Sign up for T-Alerts to receive instant notification of delays on your designated service; you’ll be notified of delays that are 15 minutes or more. Sign up at www.MBTA.com or www.talerts.com
•    MBTA Customer Service 617-222-3200
•    For more information please call the boat operator Water Transportation Alternatives at 617-222-6999 or 617-770-0040
•    Tickets available for purchase onboard. 






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