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Time13 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 7 more

Overview

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. 

  • 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
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.

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j
, Jul 2018

Very disappointed with this day trip to Boston from NYC.
Very disappointing! Our tour guide was from Japan and educated in China. Her English was not great. She had learnt most of her limited American History off of Wikipedia and basically parroted what she had learnt. The tour spent an unnecessary length of time at Service centres on the way and back. Time wasted could have been spent longer in Boston on the Freedom trail. She spent most the time chatting in Cantonese with the two Chinese customers and skimming over important facts. This tour would be better suited if the guide was American born and educated with a good command of American history and culture. Waste of money and time.

r
, Apr 2018

Tour Guide is good

E
, Jan 2018

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

S
, Jan 2018

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

S
, Jan 2018

The tour itself was great, but one of the guide was less then. Obviously disinterested, she lay down on the seats and slept, ignoring the guests. The other guide was fantastic. So passionate about his job, and about Boston.

c
, Nov 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.

C
, Nov 2017

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

s
, Nov 2017

Manny was awesome!! Every spot he told us to stop and see or stop and eat that was perfect! Although the bus ride is a bit long all the various stops give you resting time. Would definitely recommend this to the other people!

c
, Oct 2017

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

P
, Oct 2017

The organisation is excellent, computers have made the tourist industry so good. It was a long day, and you have to be prepared for a long travel time, a total of 10 hours in this case with a well organised intermissions. The tour guides are excellent, you can't do it with out them. The visit to Boston was good, but not as good as the excursion to Washington.


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