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In Boston you will walk the Freedom Trail, visit the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, and enjoy lunch in a vibrant market place famous for lobsters.
Savor the relaxed atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city. Several historic districts, including the romantic Beacon Hill and luxurious Back Bay would fit nicely in any European city.
Sunday, Wednesday and FridayDuration
Approx. 13 hoursStart time
Start time: 7:00am
Duration: Approx. 13 hours
The tour departs from 777 8th Ave – Bet 47th & 48th street.
Same as meeting point.
The tour departs from 777 8th Ave – Bet 47th & 48th street.Please assemble at the starting point at 6:45am as the tour will depart at 7:00am.
You will board an air conditioned motor-coach or van and, accompanied by an bilingual guide/escort, depart New York, traveling along the Eastern Coast through Connecticut and Massachusetts arriving at its capital, Boston.
Upon arrival in Boston, start your sightseeing tour with a Walk along the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a 4 km (2.5 mile) long path through downtown Boston that passes 16 of the city's historic landmarks. It starts at the visitor information center in Boston Common where you can pick up a map and brochures. Many of the sights along the red-painted line are free of charge.
Continue to the Boston Harbor, the site of the famous ‘Tea Party’, an act of protest by the American colonists against Great Britain in which they destroyed many crates of tea bricks on ships in Boston Harbor.
See the navy ship USS Constitution, affectionately nicknamed “Old Ironsides”, moored in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The frigate is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.
Explore Bunker Hill and see the 221-feet tall Bunker Hill Monument, made entirely of granite taken from a quarry in Quincy, Massachusetts. It stands on the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution, fought on Breed's Hill, June 17, 1775.
Drive through the downtown financial district.
Break for lunch (payable direct) at Quincy Market. Quincy Market is a vibrant place filled with street performers and people everywhere. The food court has lots of original local eateries and stalls. And you'll find more lobster items (from candy lobsters to lobster T-shirts to stuffed toy lobsters) than anywhere else in the world.
Enjoy the Boston Common during lunch. Boston Common is the nation's oldest public city park and its history goes back as far as 1634 when the area was designated a common pasture.
After lunch, cross the Charles River to stroll in the squares of the Universities of Cambridge, Harvard and MIT.
Late in the afternoon depart from Boston for an evening arrival into New York City.
The tour ends at the starting point.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.
Great one day trip to get a taste of Boston. Both guides were fantastic, knowlegable and friendly. Learnt a lot about American history in a fun way....J SOKALSKI, United Kingdom, 25/May/2016