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

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Take a break from the Big Apple to explore famous universities and colonial history with this full-day tour to Boston. Drive through Connecticut’s capital and countryside, and stop in Cambridge for a stroll through Harvard Yard. Visit major Boston landmarks and follow the historic Freedom Trail for a tour through revolutionary sites including the site of the Boston Tea Party. Enjoy free time for lunch at Quincy Market, where you can sample local favorites like clam chowder. 

Highlights

  • 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 and the site of the Boston Tea Party
  • Visit Harvard University, MIT and Cambridge College
  • Listen to your informative guide talk about the history of Boston and its many notable sights

What You Can Expect

When visiting New York, take advantage of the proximity to Boston and experience one of the most historic cities in the United States. Your full-day tour begins in Midtown Manhattan, where you’ll board a comfortable minivan and meet your knowledgeable guide. Travel along the scenic Connecticut coast and through inland countryside during the approximately 4.5-hour journey to Boston.

Get a taste of Ivy League prestige with a stop in Cambridge to tour highlights of Harvard University, including Harvard Yard and the massive Widener Library. You’ll also drive by the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cambridge College. 

After crossing the Charles River into Boston, see local landmarks like Trinity Church and stretch your legs with a stroll along the 2.5-mile (4-km) Freedom Trail. This commemorative path takes you to 16 sites that played a pivotal role in the American Revolution. See the locations of the Boston  Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, Faneuil Hall and Boston Commons. Along the way, your guide will share legends and facts about Boston’s historic legacy.

Midday, enjoy a bit of leisure time to explore downtown Boston on your own. For lunch, try local seafood favorites like lobster rolls and clam chowder at Quincy Market (own expense). After several hours in Boston, reboard the minivan and relax on the return drive to Manhattan, where your 13-hour tour concludes in the evening.

Customer Reviews

runfatc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Tour Guide is good

Emma T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great day. A long travel day but good way to experience Boston if you are unable to stay there

Siew Hoon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Is a very cold day, need to walk a lots but is fun, enjoy the tour

caoki808 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Coming from Hawaii with only a sort time in New York we wanted a our that could cover the highlights of New York. We found that with Viator. We are planning another trip and plan to use Viator again for that city. I recommend Viator for their professionalism and organized tours.

Chi S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our guide Bruno is very professional. I learnt a great deal about American history. The itinery is well planned.

chuck4664

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour with lots of information. Tour guide was great. I recommend this tour

Paul B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Very informative and fun! Richard was extremely knowledgeable and kept us interested all the time!

Ismail k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Trip was great with 2 guides and 2 drivers

Zeina S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Amazing. A must for everyone.

April Lou G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Best Day trip I have booked so far! We missed visiting Harvard Yard because it was suddenly closed to the public. However, Joseph was able to turn it around by giving us a lot of fun info about the sites we visited.

Our tour bus had a lot of different nationalities on board, as such, there were 4 guides and we were near the German guide and we had a difficult time listening to Joseph while inside the bus because we can overhear the other guide. Other than that, loved the tour!

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