Pre/Post Conference Tours
GALA has organized two tours: one on Tuesday, 13 March and one on Friday, 16 March. You will be able to register for either or both tours when you register for the conference. Guests are welcome (payment required) and must be added by contacting GALA staff directly. Please let us know if you'd like to register a friend or family member and we'll help. Tour guides will speak English and tours will depart from and return to the conference hotel.
Pre- and post-conference tours are not only a great way to see the highlights of the host city — they are also a great way to network with other conference participants.
Tuesday, 13 March
Freedom Trail Foundation Walking Tour
Boston's official Freedom Trail Walk Into History Tours take you to places where history was made. Experience 16 official Freedom Trail historic sites and over 250 years of history along Boston's world-famous Freedom Trail, the 2.5 mile red line leading to nationally significant historic sites, every one an authentic treasure. The Freedom Trail is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond. Led by 18th-century costumed Freedom Trail Players®, tours feature tales of high treason, mob agitations, revolutionary actions, and partisan fights of the American Revolution and beyond.
Guests will enjoy lunch at Union Oyster House (the "Oldest Restaurant in America" and a National Historic Landmark). From the Old State House to the Old North Church, you'll cover all the highlights of historic Boston.
Cost: US$ 125. Lunch is included.
Friday, 16 March
City Brew Tour
Boston is well known as a craft-brewing town and there is a rich culture and history surrounding it. This tour is the ultimate curated beer experience that educates guests about the ingredients in beer, the brewing process, and new styles, while introducing them to the craft brewing community in Boston — without having to worry about the driving.
Departing from the Sheraton Boston Hotel at 2:00 PM, guests will visit Down the Road Brewing Co. for a behind-the-scenes VIP tour and a tasting session of 4 styles of beer. En route to the second brewery (Night Shift Brewing), your guide will delve into the Boston brewing scene. At Mystic Brewery, the third and final stop, you'll learn more history, more about the process and sample their brews.
Cost: US$ 125. Food and beer pairings and tastings included.