Day Trip to Boston from New York

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Day Trip to Boston

A day trip to Boston from New York is a great change of scenery if you are in New York for a longer holiday. Departing early in the morning, you’ll be in Boston before you know it. Soaking up the rich culture of the city and learning about important people that once lived here. You’ll walk down the Freedom Trail, have lunch at Quincy Market, visit Boston Common and of course see the campus of Harvard.

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Harvard and The Boston Freedom Trail

You first get off the bus at Harvard, for a quick tour around the premises. After walking around the campus, you board the bus again to continue to Boston. On the way, the bus drives past the other two famous universities: Cambridge and MIT. Next stop is Boston, where you get off the bus at Boston Common, a public park, and start walking the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a red brick route going straight through downtown Boston, passing 16 important historical sites. Many of these sites are remembered as witnessing key events during the American Revolution against British (taxation) in the 1770s.

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Quincy Market and Boston Tea Party

After walking part of the trail it’s time for a lunch break at Quincy Market, a food hall with all kinds of delicacies. You’ll have enough time to sit down for a lunch of the Boston classics clam chowder and lobster rolls. When you’ve finished lunch you’ll walk back to the bus that brings you to the last stop: Boston Tea Party. The knowledgeable guide will tell you everything about the history of this site, and of course about all the other sites and areas you pass by during the day.

Eric’s Tip: The drive from New York to Boston is quite long, but it’s absolutely worth it. The minivan or bus you travel with (depending on the number of people) has wifi, so you won’t get bored. You’ll see a lot of Boston’s landmarks and you get a good impression of the city, so if you have the time I would definitely recommend this trip.

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Practical Information

After purchasing, you will receive a voucher that you can print out or show on your phone as your ticket for the day trip.

  • Departure Point: Gray Line Visitors Center (777 8th Avenue)
  • Departure Time: 7:00am

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