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Sightseeing in Boston - Tour from New York

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Tuesday, Friday & Sunday

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Start time

    6:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Outside Port Authority side entrance - 330W 42nd (btw. 8th & 9th Ave.) ,New York at 6:30am

  • Ending Point

    Same as meeting point.

Key Highlights

  • Walk the famous Freedom Trail
  • Enjoy lunch in the famous Quincy Market
  • See the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world
  • Cross the Charles River for an afternoon stroll among the beautiful grounds at Harvard
  • Tour is led by an expert guide and round trip travel is included in an air-conditioned vehicle

Overview

On this fascinating tour from New York, learn why Boston is often called the cradle of American history. The city, founded in 1630 is one of America's oldest and boasts a large number of historical landmarks and monuments. The 20th century added a series of skyscrapers to the skyline of church spires.

In Boston you will walk the Freedom Trail, visit the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, and enjoy lunch in a vibrant market place famous for lobsters.

Savor the relaxed atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city. Several historic districts, including the romantic Beacon Hill and luxurious Back Bay would fit nicely in any European city.

Itinerary

The tour departs from 777 8th Ave – Bet 47th & 48th street.Please assemble at the starting point at 6:45am as the tour will depart at 7:00am.

You will board an air conditioned motor-coach or van and, accompanied by an bilingual guide/escort, depart New York, traveling along the Eastern Coast through Connecticut and Massachusetts arriving at its capital, Boston.

Upon arrival in Boston, start your sightseeing tour with a Walk along the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a 4 km (2.5 mile) long path through downtown Boston that passes 16 of the city's historic landmarks. It starts at the visitor information center in Boston Common where you can pick up a map and brochures. Many of the sights along the red-painted line are free of charge.

Continue to the Boston Harbor, the site of the famous ‘Tea Party’, an act of protest by the American colonists against Great Britain in which they destroyed many crates of tea bricks on ships in Boston Harbor.

See the navy ship USS Constitution, affectionately nicknamed “Old Ironsides”, moored in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The frigate is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.

Explore Bunker Hill and see the 221-feet tall Bunker Hill Monument, made entirely of granite taken from a quarry in Quincy, Massachusetts. It stands on the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution, fought on Breed's Hill, June 17, 1775.

Drive through the downtown financial district.

Break for lunch (payable direct) at Quincy Market. Quincy Market is a vibrant place filled with street performers and people everywhere. The food court has lots of original local eateries and stalls. And you'll find more lobster items (from candy lobsters to lobster T-shirts to stuffed toy lobsters) than anywhere else in the world.

Enjoy the Boston Common during lunch. Boston Common is the nation's oldest public city park and its history goes back as far as 1634 when the area was designated a common pasture.

After lunch, cross the Charles River to stroll in the squares of the Universities of Cambridge, Harvard and MIT.

Late in the afternoon depart from Boston for an evening arrival into New York City.

The tour ends at the starting point.

Inclusions

  • Air-Conditioned Bus or Van & Professional Tour Guide
  • Sightseeing of Boston

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • J SOKALSKI
    To Boston from New York

    Great one day trip to get a taste of Boston. Both guides were fantastic, knowlegable and friendly. Learnt a lot about American history in a fun way....

    United Kingdom 05/25/2016

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