Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York City

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USD17900

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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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About

When visiting New York, take advantage of the city's proximity to Boston and experience one of the most historical cities in the USA. Your full-day tour begins in Midtown Manhattan, where you’ll board a comfortable minivan or bus and meet your knowledgeable guide. Then, travel along the scenic Connecticut coast and through inland countryside on your approximately 4.5-hour journey to Boston.
Get a taste of Ivy League prestige with a stop in Cambridge to tour highlights of Harvard University, including Harvard Yard and the massive Widener Library. You’ll also drive by the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cambridge College. 
After crossing the Charles River into Boston, see local landmarks like Trinity Church and stretch your legs with a stroll along the 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) Freedom Trail. This commemorative path takes you to 16 sites that played a pivotal role in the American Revolution. See the locations of the Boston  Massacre and the Boston Tea Party; Faneuil Hall, and Boston Common. Along the way, your guide will share legends and facts about Boston’s historic legacy.
Midday, enjoy a bit of leisure time to explore downtown Boston on your own. For lunch, try local seafood favorites like lobster rolls or clam chowder at Quincy Market (own expense). After several hours in Boston, reboard the minivan and relax on the return drive to Manhattan, where your 13-hour tour concludes in the evening.
Help create a better planet for everyone to travel and explore. We have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every passenger that travels with us along with an extra tree for anyone that books multiple trips.

Highlights

Explore historical Boston on a day trip from New York City
No planning needed: go by luxe vehicle and hear about the sites via a guide
Tour Harvard, walk the Freedom Trail, and see the Boston Tea Party site
Time for local seafood meal (own cost) such as lobster roll at Quincy Market

Itinerary

Depart New York and trace the Eastern Coast through Connecticut to Massachusetts and its capital, Boston.
Our first stop is the city of Cambridge where you'll find one of the most famous and most prestigious universities in the world—Harvard. Our tour starts with a walk in Harvard Yard, the oldest academic ground in America.
See Widener library and rub the shoe of John Harvard for good luck.
We continue on a panoramic tour that takes you past City Hall, MIT, and Cambridge College, before crossing over the Charles River and arriving in the center of Boston—considered the intellectual capital of the USA.
Visit Copley Square with its beautiful Trinity Church, and then continue with a walk along the historical Freedom Trail through Boston Common Park.
Afterward, break for lunch (own cost) at Quincy Market, perhaps opting to try the city's world-famous clam chowder or a lobster roll.
After lunch, continue to the site of the famous BostonTea Party.
In the late afternoon, rejoin your vehicle to your departure southwestward back to New York, where you'll arrive in the evening.

Inclusions

Wi-Fi on bus only
Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
Professional tour guide
Sightseeing in Boston

Exclusions

Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair transportation must be requested in advance
  • Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages
  • Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
  • For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted

Guide Languages

  • English

  • Portuguese

  • Japanese

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Italian

  • French

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.