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Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York City

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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 important historical locations. You'll learn all about the rich and colorful history of Boston from your informative and engaging guide.

Help create a better planet for everyone to travel and explore. We have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every passenger that travels with us along with an extra tree for anyone that books multiple trips.

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Rachel M
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
October 10, 2022
I was so looking forward to this tour. I knew it would be a long day and brief at certain points but I was still left dissatisfied. Our guide Peter was not great. He’s an older man with a hearing aid so he would ask as question and then when you replied he wouldn’t hear you so you had to shout. This was for the duration of 14 hours which was tiresome. Then he would repeatedly ask where you are staying but then forgot so asked again. Why ask if you are not going to remember? Peter spoke about everything that was not important and little commentary on the actual Freedom trail or at Harvard. In fact the Spanish guide actually told me more about Harvard than Peter did. Boston is a wonderful and beautiful city and I guess for a trip for one day it’s the best way to see highlights but I wish I could have seen more. Tips….Learn all about the Freedom trail before you go so you know what you are seeing or should be looking at. The stop at the Tea party wharf is just a stop. No interaction or explanation happens. Take snacks. We didn’t stop at Quincy market till after 2.30 for lunch and I was Hangry by then 😂
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
September 19, 2022
Nice sights to see but the tour guides weren’t very informative and they were in a extreme rush to get back. Barely had enough time to use the restroom and get food at the stops. They kept nagging us when we wanted to get a picture or two. The only good part was that the driver was experienced and i felt safe for the duration of the ride. I would recommend reading about the sites before hand and just going without this tour.. better to spend the money on a train to get there or private transport.
Maida m
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 22, 2022
My favorite part about the Boston freedom trail day trip was visiting Cambridge . The trip was long however we were provided 20 minutes break after two hours driving to get food or stretch out limbs. Be aware the trip is waking tour so wear comfortable clothing or shoes. the tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about American history. Therefore, i totally recommend going on this trip!!
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Stop At: Harvard University, 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3800

Depart New York and trace the Eastern Coast through Connecticut to Massachusetts and its capital, Boston.

Our first stop is the city of Cambridge where you'll find one of the most famous and most prestigious universities in the world—Harvard. Our tour starts with a walk in Harvard Yard, the oldest academic ground in America.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: John Harvard Statue, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

See Widener library and rub the shoe of John Harvard for good luck.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

We continue on a panoramic tour that takes you past City Hall, MIT, and Cambridge College, before crossing over the Charles River and arriving in the center of Boston—considered the intellectual capital of the USA.

Stop At: Trinity Church, 206 Boylston St Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116-3916

Visit Copley Square with its beautiful Trinity Church, and then continue with a walk along the historical Freedom Trail through Boston Common Park.

Afterward, break for lunch (own cost) at Quincy Market, perhaps opting to try the city's world-famous clam chowder or a lobster roll.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027

After lunch, continue to the site of the famous BostonTea Party.

In the late afternoon, rejoin your vehicle to your departure southwestward back to New York, where you'll arrive in the evening.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair transportation must be requested in advance
  • Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages
  • Children under the age of 2 are free, please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • In the event that parts of this itnerary remain inaccessable due to COVID 19 an alternate itinerary will be followed. Final details will be available prior to each departure. On our tours we use a wide variety of attractions which all have different policies regarding Covid 19. In order to enjoy the full experience of the tour it is recommended to bring a face covering as it may be required for entry at certain locations.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation by 15-passenger van or a full-sized bus
  • Sightseeing in Boston
  • Wi-Fi on bus only

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point
330 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Departure Time
06:30 AM

11 to 13 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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