Brush Hill Transportation Company and Gray Line of Boston ( www.brushhilltours.com), a family-owned, independent transportation company, specializing in charter and sightseeing transportation for the region, has begun its series of tours for 2014. Recently, the Plimoth Plantation and Mayflower II Tour, which visits Plymouth, Mass., commenced. This tour is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through October 24.
This Gray Line tour journeys south to Plimoth Plantation (located just three miles from Plymouth Center). This living museum features “pilgrims” going about their daily lives in the 1600s, as well as a Wampanoag Village and a craft center where artisans recreate 17th-century pottery, baskets, books, and furniture. The tour then travels to the Plymouth waterfront, where tourists can board the Mayflower II, a replica of the original vessel that was built in England and crossed the Atlantic in 1957. Additional time is provided to take in more of the historical sites around Plymouth harbor, including Plymouth Rock, Cole’s Hill, and Brewster Gardens.
Other Gray Line tours currently running include the Total Experience Tour (Boston, Cambridge, Lexington and Concord; watch a tour summary at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FcgkL3E3YY); the Battle Trail Tour (Cambridge, Lexington and Concord, route of Paul Revere, old North Bridge); the JFK Library and Museum/Boston Tour (Kennedy years in Boston, Freedom Trail, Fenway Park); the Cape Cod Excursion Tour (Hyannis harbor cruise, seaside shopping); the New England Seacoast Tour (New Hampshire and Maine coastline and Bush’s summer home); the Fabulous Newport Tour (the Breakers, the Marble House, and waterfront); the Beantown Trolley Tour (“hop on and off” stops throughout Boston); and the Wrentham Village Tour (premium outlet shopping).
“The Gray Line Plymouth tour is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to experience ‘America’s Hometown,’” said operations manager Richard Anzuoni, Jr. “Great for individuals and families, the tour provides an enriching educational experience that all will enjoy.”
Additional Brush Hill/Gray Line Tours, including trips to Salem and Marblehead and Maine are also available throughout the summer. All tours are available for groups.
About Brush Hill Transportation Company
Brush Hill Transportation Company and Gray Line of Boston ( www.brushhilltours.com or www.grayline.com/boston) is a premier charter and transportation service, and greater Boston’s only Gray Line-affiliated touring company. Travelers look to Gray Line, the global leader in sightseeing, as a name they know and trust. The familiar blue and white diamond logo is a symbol of reliability, shared by over 150 members in major cities throughout the world, each independently owned and operated.
In 1981, Brush Hill obtained a sightseeing license in Boston, which opened the door for new opportunities in the revived tourism and convention marketplace. In the early ‘90s, the Gray Line Sightseeing Franchise or “diamond” was awarded to Brush Hill. A full schedule of one-day Boston and New England tours continues to be offered as well as the Beantown Trolley shuttle, a San Francisco-style trackless trolley car, with a fully narrated 105-minute tour of Boston and point-to-point shuttle service along the tour route.
As the local expert in transportation, one of Brush Hill's specialties is in providing shuttle services. The company coordinates pick-ups for all sizes of groups and shuttles passengers to and from their destination point. Brush Hill’s charter services are used frequently for corporate, academic or special events, including weddings, proms or reunions, for organizations as varied as the Boston Red Sox, John Hancock, and many area high schools and colleges (for both academic and athletic purposes). In addition, Brush Hill participates in the large shuttle movements for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and the Greater Boston Visitor and Convention Bureau (GBVCB). The company also runs a number of routes to Foxwoods, and operates the Boston Beantown Trolley. Brush Hill Transportation Company is owned by the Anzuoni family, who also own Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Company.
The Anzuoni family has been at the forefront of the transportation business since 1920 when George A. Anzuoni, Sr. founded Service Bus Lines. Service Bus was the first motorcoach company to use rubber tires on the eastern seaboard. Brush Hill Transportation Company was acquired in 1954. George A. Anzuoni, Sr. delegated his son Larry to take control of the commuter line. It originally offered a mode of transportation to domestics employed by the large estates on Brush Hill Road in Milton, Mass. The company also provided transit service on two commuter lines. Brush Hill’s charter business began to grow and soon had many prominent businesses, schools, senior recreation departments and individual clients on board.
Brush Hill Transportation is located at 435 High Street, Randolph, Massachusetts. For additional information please call 781-986-6100.