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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York

See the historical sights and famous universities of the Boston area on this full-day trip from New York City. After a scenic drive through Connecticut, arrive in Boston, Massachusetts. See top Boston attractions including Harvard University, Trinity Church and the site of the Boston Tea Party. Follow the red-brick Freedom Trail, which leads to 16 important historical locations including the Paul Revere House, the site of the Boston Massacre and the USS 'Constitution,' learning all about the rich and colorful history of Boston from your informative and engaging guide.


  • Full-day trip from New York to Boston
  • Relax on the drive through picturesque parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts
  • See major Boston landmarks including Trinity Church, the site of the Boston Tea Party and the Paul Revere House
  • Visit Harvard University, MIT and Cambridge College
  • Listen to your informative guide talk about the history of Boston and its many notable sights

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What You Can Expect

Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York

Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York

Board your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan in midtown Manhattan and travel along the scenic eastern coast of Connecticut 220 miles (354 km) toward Boston, Massachusetts.

Stop at Cambridge to tour world-famous Harvard University. Stroll through Harvard Yard, see the huge Widener Library, and rub the shoe of the statue of John Harvard for good luck. Pass by two other institutions of higher learning — the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cambridge College.

Next, cross the Charles River into Boston and view the majestic Trinity Church in Copley Square. Then, follow along the 2.5-mile (4-km) Freedom Trail, a mostly brick path that leads to 16 historical sites including the Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall, the site of the Boston Massacre, the USS Constitution and Boston Common. Break for lunch (not included) at Quincy Market, where you can sample local favorites such as clam chowder and lobster rolls.

After lunch, spend more time exploring the USS Constitution and head to the site of the infamous Boston Tea Party. Throughout your tour, learn all about Boston's historical legacy and contemporary culture from your knowledgeable guide. In late afternoon, reboard your minivan for the trip back to New York. Your action-packed, 13-hour day trip to Boston concludes with your return to midtown Manhattan.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very informative trip and good view of boston city...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great trip to Boston, Richard our guide was both information and very patient. Richard had lots to say and provide detailed description on many of the key areas of the tour.

Well Done mate!.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Boston is beautiful! Unfortunately it was raining which put a slight dampener on the day, however tried to enjoy it as much as I could. I learnt a lot from this day trip, it's a long day but totally worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Excellent tour despite slightly wet and cold day. We got to see key sites of Boston plus Uni Harvard within a day, enjoy some nice food at Quincy Market including Boston clam chowder, pick up some nice souvenirs, this was our favorite day tour. Boston certainly worth a re-visit in future...the tour team were very good led by Ms Maya, thank you again for a very enjoyable day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Excellent. Most enjoyable. The tour leader, Eddie, was superb, very knowledgeable and friendly. We learnt a lot about Boston and the history of US in early years. Of course, we enjoyed very much the tour of Boston.

OUr driver, Boris, was also very helpful and friendly. My wife, who used a mobile scooter for part of the trip, was very grateful for his help.

Both of them are really assets to your company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

The Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip was excellent. The guide was informative, friendly, and competent. (There was also a Spanish speaking guide who provided translations when needed.) The bus was comfortable, and the driver was wonderful ! We even saw a pleasant movie to pass the time away on the trip back to NYC.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The best tour i ever had! Boston is so beautiful - learned a lot of interesting facts from the guide, enjoyed walking on a ship and Harvard ground, loved the market place and the central square. The only negative thing is the long journey to the place of destination - we had some problems due to traffic jams when leaving NY - but we watched a film on our way back and relaxed a bit. So i will definitely recommend to buy this tour. A very nice idea to see the city and decide whether you want to come back to stay there a bit longer - and this is what i will do - go and see Boston once again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Other than the length of the trip from New York City (Manhattan), the tour was fantastic. It involved history, the freedom trail itself, the Boston Marathon (including the end where the bombs were exploded) and a fantastic on board look at the USS Constitution. Everything was great.

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