Sunday | August 27, 2017
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
After arriving, please stop by the Western CPE registration desk 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. to pick up your conference materials. We’ll be available to answer any questions you might have about the courses and activities that are scheduled during the week.
Monday | August 28, 2017
Boston Trolley City and Fenway Park Tour
1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | $68.00
We'll ride in vintage style on Boston's Old Town Trolley, seeing historic landmarks that
include Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere's house, and the Old State House. Right after our city
tour, we'll visit Fenway Park, the oldest Major League Baseball park in the country. Step
into the stadium and you can almost hear the crack of the bat, the snap of a fastball
landing in the catcher's glove, the umpire's call, and the cheering crowd. Built in 1912,
Fenway Park is where Babe Ruth once pitched, where Ted Williams set numerous
batting records, and where today's Red Sox continue to thrill loyal fans. Our 50-minute
walking tour reveals a classic stadium with 100 years of colorful baseball history.
Price includes guided tour of the city on the trolley, guided Fenway Park tour, taxes, and
Tuesday | August 29, 2017
The Harvard and MIT Student-Led Tour
2:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | $78.00
Explore Harvard during a 90-minute student-led "Hahvahd Tour" that is engaging,
entertaining, and informative. With a humorous and off-beat style, our guide will
explore four main themes, including the history and culture of the university, its
architecture, and the Harvard-Cambridge rivalry. The tour features 10 stops, including
Johnston Gate, Harvard Yard, Memorial Hall, Widener Library, and the John Harvard
statue. Here at the alma mater of Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama, you’ll
get the inside scoop on Harvard lore and behind-the-scenes stories about the
oldest institution of higher education in the United States. And if that isn't brainy enough
for you, we will continue to another celebrated institution—Massachusetts Institute of
Technology—for a 90-minute student-led tour! On this scripted 1.2-mile walking tour,
your guide will talk about the school's history, its culture, and the tremendous influence
of technology on our past, present, and future.
Price includes transportation, student-guided tours, taxes, and gratuities.
Wednesday | August 30, 2017
Freedom Trail Guided Tour
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | $24.00
We couldn't visit the city of Boston without delving into its rich history and the events that
shaped the founding of our nation. Join us as we learn about the American Revolution
along the Freedom Trail—a 2.5-mile red-brick path that leads to 16 historic sites. Touring
with the highly acclaimed Freedom Trail Foundation, we will walk into history along the
famous red line, led by a costumed tour guide who looks as though he stepped right out
of the 18th century! Throughout the tour, we will learn about the following national
treasures: the Boston Common, the Old State House, Park Street Church, and Granary
Burying Ground, King's Chapel, King's Chapel Burying Ground, the Benjamin Franklin
Statue and Boston Latin School, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, the
site of the Boston Massacre, and Faneuil Hall. Transportation not provided. We’ll share cabs.
Price includes guided walking tour, taxes, and gratuities.
Thursday | August 31, 2017
North End Italian Foodie Tour
2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | $88.00
Andiamo! Join us on a walking tour of Boston's North End and its sensational Italian
specialty food markets. Created by Boston chef Michele Topor, the tour begins with a
brief historical overview of this vibrant neighborhood. All five senses will be engaged as
we learn about regional Italian foods and the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine. Along
the way, we will enjoy sampling Italian foods and flavors, and we'll visit markets that sell
the finest olive oils, balsamic vinegars, meats, cheeses, pastries, and more. We'll also
learn professional tips on purchasing and cooking the freshest ingredients. This tour is
truly a mobile cooking class designed to give you the real taste of Little Italy.
Price includes round-trip transportation to and from the tour's starting point, a guided
walking tour, tastings, taxes, and gratuities.
Prices are subject to change. Prices include service fees and taxes, where noted. Activity fees are nonrefundable.
Tickets and transportation for our optional Group Activities may be limited and are sold on a first come, first served basis.