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Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York City

3.8 (248)
New York, US
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Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York City

3.8 (248)
New York, US
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Experience the rich history and vibrant atmosphere of Boston on this full-day trip from New York City. Immerse yourself in the prestigious grounds of Harvard University, stroll along the historic Freedom Trail, and visit iconic landmarks such as Trinity Church and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. With a knowledgeable guide to enhance your journey, you'll learn all about the captivating stories and events that have shaped this remarkable city. And as an added bonus, by booking this trip, you'll be helping to create a better planet for future travelers. Our partnership with One Tree Planted means that for every passenger on this tour, a tree will be planted, with an extra tree planted for anyone who books multiple trips. So join us on this unforgettable adventure and make a positive impact on both yourself and the environment.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 11 hours - 13 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit Harvard University, one of the world's most prestigious universities
  • Follow the red-brick Freedom Trail for a glimpse into Boston's rich history
  • Experience the Boston Tea Party at the famous ships and museum
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Connecticut to Massachusetts
  • Wi-Fi on bus only
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • Professional tour guide
  • Sightseeing in Boston
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Introduction

Explore the charm and history of Boston on the unforgettable Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York City. This full-day tour takes you on a scenic drive through Connecticut before immersing you in the rich heritage and famous landmarks of Boston, Massachusetts. Led by an informative and engaging guide, you'll discover the captivating stories of this historic city, from the iconic Harvard University to the site of the legendary Boston Tea Party.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to embark on a fascinating journey through the historical highlights of Boston. Witness the prestigious Harvard University, where you'll stroll through the captivating Harvard Yard and find the John Harvard Statue for some good luck. Explore the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and admire the impressive architecture of Trinity Church. Walk along the Freedom Trail, soaked in history, and take in the beauty of Copley Square and Boston Common Park. In addition, you'll have the chance to indulge in delicious local cuisine at Quincy Market, where lobster rolls and clam chowder are must-tries.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for curious travelers and history enthusiasts who want to uncover Boston's heritage and cultural treasures. Whether you're a student, a history buff, or simply someone with an appreciation for beautiful architecture and iconic landmarks, this trip will satisfy your intellectual cravings.

Why book this?

Embarking on the Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip is not only an opportunity to delve deep into the historical fabric of one of America's most iconic cities, but also a chance to contribute to a greener planet. By booking this tour, you're supporting our partnership with One Tree Planted, which ensures that a tree will be planted for every passenger that embarks on this wonderful journey. Additionally, for those booking multiple trips, an extra tree will be planted. So, while you discover the secrets of Boston, you'll also be leaving a positive impact on the environment.

Good to know

The total duration of this tour is around 660 to 780 minutes. Your adventure begins at the Port Authority Bus Terminal building in New York City, departing at 6:30 AM. Important stops along the way include Harvard University, John Harvard Statue, MIT, Trinity Church, and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Remember to bring your own lunch to enjoy at Quincy Market. The tour concludes where it started, back at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, where you'll arrive in the evening.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on the Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip have praised the knowledgeable guides who bring the city's history to life. They appreciate the well-planned itinerary, with highlights including Harvard University and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Visitors have also found the partnership with One Tree Planted commendable, knowing that their journey contributes to a greener future. Overall, this tour promises an enchanting experience filled with captivating stories and unforgettable sights.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Harvard University

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.

John Harvard Statue

See Widener library and rub the shoe of John Harvard for good luck.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

(Pass by)

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.

Trinity Church

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.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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.

Reviews

(248)

3.8 (248)

Shaun_M

We can not recall the name of our tour guide, she was a lovely German lady who was well read and travel which enabled her to give a good understanding of Boston and the history. While Quincy Markets was busy, it was great to see. There were adequate rest breaks at clean locations. Really enjoyed the opportunity to see Boston in 1 day.

AIKATERINI_F

The tour was in English and Italian, so the tour guide Carlo tried to make most of it. But we (the English speaking were the fewer) had to run in order to listen... The bus had no wifi, not in very good condition, the driver was not that careful... Boston was lovely but the tour was very average.

Maria_L

Tour was too hurried. Harvard speed walk, library same. Pilgrims trail too. Quincy Market just about okay and time to eat. Boston tea party rooms, no time to sit and drink tea. Just 15 minutes from coach and back. 6.30am start from NYC return 8.30pm a couple of comfort breaks on the journey. Disappointing

Tina_A

Quincy market , tea company . Everything so rushed and not enough time given only 15 minutes from the coach back to the coach to see the tea company, go to the toilet, get a drink or gift , had to choose between them because of time . The guide gets off coach and begins to walk off while the people still getting off the coach .

Fong_W

Nice and quick trip , tour guide was accommodating . Bus was pleasant and tourist were great , no unnecessary distraction.

44ranjitp

Okai and team were absolutely brilliant throughout a long day. The commentary and tour around Boston was informative and pleasant. But for the unfortunate traffic delays, which made for an uncomfortable journey, this would be a 5 star rating!

Annamarie_K

Hearing the history of Boston, visiting Harvard, seeing the Boston tea party site and strolling through the Quincey market getting lunch made for a fun day in Boston

Jason_W

The trip was as outlined. Guides were very knowledgeable and our bus driver was incredible. We had some rain, but it didn’t damper the spirits of our guides. Would recommend to others.

Zane_J

A well-thought-out and leisurely tour. The tour includes the main attractions, the guide is fantastic, all the main historical facts. Excellent, I recommend it.

Keva_N

It’s a tour that gave an overview of Boston proper and Harvard. I’m glad I did the trip because it was enough information for me to know about the city so no need to come back. I wish we had time to do the Boston Tea Party museum tour which for me was the best thing about the tour ( we only had time allocated to go in the gift shop).. The tour was made up of mostly non English speakers so the interaction was minimum. But the two tour guides made the best of it.
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2024-04-15 22:27