Planes, Trains Automobiles Oui, Oui! (oh, and a few boats too!)
Traveling to Boston for only a few days, our recent French speaking clients wanted to touch, smell and experience all our great city has to offer as a true Bostonian. Boston is all about the Harbor, so their first experience once they got off the plane was "Claire," a lovely, covered and heated, water taxi that brought our group over to the Chart House for dinner for some of Boston's best seafood. Pouring rain obstructed our sunset but the gloomy weather didn't squander our guest's excitement for their visit. They snapped their cameras, over and over in hopes of catching just one clear shop of the gorgeous Boston Skyline.
Taking the Boston subway system (better known as the T) on a regular basis, we tend to look past the character and charm. This French speaking group wanted to take the subway – and be a real Bostonian. It was a fun way to get around for the group but a bit nerve racking for our staff to make sure no one was left behind. Good news is, not a person was lost!
Duck Boats are quintessentially Boston so why not charter one privately for the group? What a fun way to explore the city. They traveled the duck on land and water, learning about the sites and sounds of Boston. Our duck adventure ended where our Freedom Trail begins. Clad in coats, covered by umbrellas and swelling with excitement, our group explored an abbreviated walk on the Freedom Trail up to followed by a well-deserved dinner.
The "pièce de résistance" was the the Scaventure Hunt Car Rally – what a blast! French speaking guests all drove themselves from Boston to Cape Ann, getting clues and finding things along the way. To prepare we procured all 14 cars in advance, programmed all the navigations with the stops along the way (in French no less!) and handed the car keys to the drivers upon entry into each vehicle directly outside the hotel. C'est du gâteau! (Piece of cake!)
Their final outing, we set up a whale watch. Hoping the rain would break and they would get some great harbor shots was in vain. The rain was relentless. But, so was their spirit! Our fun loving French group snapped away and captured fun shots and definitely some great memories of our wonderful city!