Day trip

From New York City: Boston and the Freedom Trail Day Trip

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From New York City: Boston and the Freedom Trail Day Trip

Activity provider: Empire Vacations Inc

From US$ 169 per person

Experience the diversity of Boston, from Bunker Hill and the Boston Common to the campuses of Harvard and MIT. Walk the Freedom Trail and see Boston Harbor, site of the Boston Tea Party – one of the major events leading up to the American Revolution.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Hebrew, Japanese

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk Boston’s Freedom Trail
  • See the USS Constitution, America’s oldest commissioned Navy ship
  • Enjoy lunch on Boston Common
  • See the site of the famous Tea Party and the navy ship constitution
Full description
Depart New York along the Eastern Coast through Connecticut to Massachusetts and to its capital, Boston. Your first stop is the city of Cambridge where will find one of the most famous and most prestigious universities in the world: Harvard. The tour starts with a walk in Harvard Yard; the oldest academic ground in America. See Widener library, then rub the shoe of John Harvard for good luck. Continue to a panoramic tour passing by City Hall, MIT and Cambridge College. Then cross the Charles River and arrive in the center of the intellectual capital of the country. Visit Copley Square, home to beautiful Trinity church. Next up is a walk along the Freedom Trail through Boston Common Park. Break for lunch at Quincy Market, and try the world famous Clam Chowder or a lobster roll. After lunch, visit the site of the famous Tea Party and the navy ship Constitution. In the late afternoon, depart southwest for an evening arrival in New York.
Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Freedom Trail visit

    • Boston Common visit

    • Charlestown Naval Shipyard Park, Boston visit

    • USS Constitution visit

    • Copley Square visit

    • Quincy Market visit

    • Harvard Yard, Cambridge visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Hebrew, Japanese

  • Transport
    • Transport by van

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at Grayline New York Tours outside the side entrance to the Port Authority Bus Terminal building on 42nd Street, between 8th and 9th ave. Please be there at 6:30 AM. Your guide will be wearing an "Empire Vacations" tag.

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Important information

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  • Free Wifi is provided on all Buses (not vans)
  • Meals are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 180 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Perfect day in Boston! Everything from the organization, the stops to the excursions worked perfectly. Our guide Jutta was amazing, she has a huge knowledge about the history of the country, the culture, the people and the city itself. Furthermore, she gave a lot of useful information for the further stay in New York. All in all an unforgettable trip!

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January 2, 2023

Excellent guide Moses; very entertaining and instructive story. The right stops. Beautiful views and accompanied places, and with free time to walk. All you need for a day trip. In short, I did not plan to go to Boston and I loved it. I recommend the clam chowder, a tasty and typical local dish

May 7, 2022

Fabulous day !!!

Fabulous day in Boston. Excellent bus drivers, very pleasant journey despite the distance. Pause on the way there and back. Irene, our guide, was fascinating! Explanations along the way, very enriching, with a very very good command of the French language. Magnificent city. Delighted to have discovered it. We have seen the basics and will definitely be going back on a future trip.

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July 12, 2019

Product ID: 9039