Tour Duration
12-Hour
Tour Type
Group
Language
Mobile Voucher Accepted
yes
Cancellation
Free up to 3 days in advance of the experience

Overview

Join us and discover Boston, considered one of the most lovely, characteristic city in the continental Us where old & new flow in sync - Visit Bacon Hill, Quincy Market, and cross the Charles River to Cambridge - Great Views! 

DESCRIPTION

With the Boston Day Trip, we will have the opportunity to visit one of the most historical cities in the United States crucial center during the American Revolution and the years that led to our Independence. We will spend one full-day getting to learn a bit more about some interesting facts that characterized our American History; but not just History, we will also have plenty of opportunities to discover fun facts, like the 3 lies of John Harvard Statue, anecdotes, and try some delicious local delicacies like Lobster Rolls and New England Clam Chowders.

Free Cancellation until 72 hours before your reservation starts.

HIGHLIGHTS

Escorted Tour to Boston, capital of Massachusetts
Professional Tour Guide in English
Motor-Coach or Minivan - Panoramic Views Charles River
Freedom Trail Walking Tour + Visit Harvard & MIT

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Additional Description

A packed day full of history, adventure, fun facts & anecdotes. Make sure to bring your camera, you will want to immortalize some of these moments.

A word from our MASTER guide Irene:

I recently had the opportunity to take part in this group Day Trip, and I had such a great time visiting Boston. Although, I personally lead private tours to Boston; for those that would like to visit the city without breaking the bank, I definitely recommend this Day Trip. It's a stress-free, fun and easy way to discover one truly iconic city of American History. My fellow Guides that will be with you during this tour are all extremely prepared and available to answer any question you might have. I'm sure you will have a great time just as I did a few days ago. I give 2-thumbs up to this tour and highly recommend it.

The Itinerary

Leaving Midtown-Manhattan in the early morning, 6:30 am sharp, we will head north towards Harlem and The Bronx, a great way to get to see some other areas of New York city you might have yet not visited. On our way to Boston, roughly mid-way, we will stop in Connecticut, about 2-hr from Boston, to get some Breakfast and use the restroom facilities.

After the stop, we will head to Cambridge, the small and historic town across the Charles River from Boston, possibly known  as the home to Harvard University and MIT.

What we can see in Harvard Campus and Cambridge

Our morning will start with a charming walk around Harvard Campus where we will get to see the Weiner Library, founded in memory of Mr. Weiner who donated thousands of books to the University, and who passed away tragically when the Titanic sunk in the Atlantic Ocean. We will get inside the Memorial Church and we will take a photo with Mr. John Harvard himself. Want to know about the 3 lies? We will talk about those and of course, rub his left-foot.

We will finish our Tour of Harvard walking by the famous science building where the first-ever computer came to life, and by the oldest building - Massachusetts Hall. Continuing through some historical streets of Cambridge, we will reach the iconic home of the Harvard Crimson Newspaper. Guess where this building is featured? Tip: It’s a famous show, possibly the most known one in the world, and there is a reason behind this.

From here, back on board the bus, we will finish a panoramic tour of Cambridge passing by the iconic City Hall, where the first-ever gay marriage in the US was officiated in 2009, and the “brainy” MIT, one of the most respected Institute of Technologies, Sciences, and Mathematics in existence.

Copley Square and Quincy Market with the Freedom Trail

We will drive across the Charles River taking in the beautiful view of both Cambridge and Boston Skylines. In Boston, we will spend some time in Copley Square, drive by some of the most iconic streets like Boston Street where the Marathon has its finish line. Later, we will cross Boston Common and reach Beacon Street, one of the most expensive streets of Boston, and the State House with its ever-present golden dome.

From here, we will follow the steps of our ancestors along the historical Freedom Trail that will take us closer to some of the most historical and important buildings not only in Boston but of our entire nation. The idea of a nation came to life along these streets. Our walking tour will last approximately 1.15 / 1.5-hour until we reach the famous Quincy Market. Here, we will break for lunch and you will have the opportunity to enjoy some great Chowder, fresh Lobster Roll, homemade Ice-cream and Cookies and much more, as well as of course plenty of opportunities to buy souvenirs.

Official Sites on the Trail

  • Boston Common
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Park Street Church
  • Granary Burying Ground
  • King’s Chapel Burying Ground
  • Benjamin Franklin Statue & Boston Latin School
  • Old South Meeting House
  • Old State House
  • Site of Boston Massacre
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Paul Revere House
  • Old North Church
  • Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
  • Bunker Hill Monument
  • USS Constitution
  • Official Sites on the Trail

After lunch, we will head back to the bus that will take us to our last stop on the tour, the Museum, and Gift Shop, of the Tea Party.

Boston: Freedom Trail

 
We will strive to leave Boston between 4:15 pm and 5 pm, to be back to New York in the late evening. Please bear in mind, that traffic might work a bit against us and we might not arrive before 10 pm at night. During our trip back, we will of course stop, mid-way, for restrooms and light-meal break. During the ride, you can take the opportunity to rest after our adventurous day that hopefully will leave you with great memories of Boston and our nation early years.

Available:  Sunday, Tuesday and Friday Year-round

Free Cancellation until 72 hours before your reservation starts.

Inclusions

    • Excursion to Boston with Freedom Trail Walking Tour
    • Motor-coach or Van
    • Professional Tour Guide in English

Exclusions

    • Food and Beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities: Recommended $5 for the Guide and $5 for the Driver per person

Activity Schedule

Departure Point: 330W 42nd St. In front of Port Authority Bus Terminal 42nd St. (btw. 8th & 9th Ave.) New York, New York 10036
Schedule: Departure Time: 06:30am - Meeting Time: 06:15 am
Departure Dates: Sunday, Tuesday and Friday Year-round

Additional Info & FAQ

  • The Tour is escorted by a professional Tour Guide; please note the Guide might narrate in more than one language.
  • No meals or beverages included unless explicitly stated otherwise.
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.
  • Please note that due to special events, adverse weather conditions or circumstances outside our control, some venues and places mentioned in the tour description, including, but not limited to historical sites, attractions, museums, and restaurants may change without prior notice. 

Policy & Disclaimers

Inclusions: As outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Exclusions: Everything else not specifically outlined in the "Included in the Price"
Please Note:
How to
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Map & Directions

This tour conveniently departs from Midtown West in Manhattan by the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 42nd Street. You can easily reach the departure point by walking or utilizing public transportation. The closest Subway Stop is "42nd Street - Times Square" (1, 2, 3 red line + 7 purple line + A, C, E blue line + N, Q , R & W yellow line and S shuttle from/to Grand Central.)
The departure point is within walking distance from/to many hotels located around the Theater District, Midtown West and Hudson Yards. If you opt for a car service (i.e. Yellow Cab, Uber, Lyft etc.) the complete address is – 330 W 42nd Street New York, New York 10036.

Please note that once you have arrived by Port Authority, you will have to head to the south-side of 42nd Street (outside the bus terminal) between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue towards the middle of the block. The buses will be lined up on the south-side of 42nd street. 
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Breanna A. | TripAdvisor
5-Star Review on TripAdvisor
Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

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I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

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The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

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