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 who 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 University for a quick tour around campus to learn more about this famous Ivy League school. After exploring Harvard, you re-board the bus to continue on to Boston. On the way, the bus drives past another two famous universities: Cambridge and MIT.

The next stop is Boston, where you’ll visit the Boston Public Library, see the public park of Boston Common, pass by the Old State House and walk part of the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a red brick route leading straight through downtown Boston, passing 16 important historical sites. Many of these sites are known for witnessing key events during the American Revolution against the British (taxation) in the 1770s.

Day Trip to Boston from New York - Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library  Day Trip to Boston from New York - Harvard

Quincy Market and Boston Tea Party

En route along the trail, you will take a lunch break at Quincy Market, a food hall with all kinds of delicacies. You’ll have time to enjoy a lunch of the Boston classics clam chowder and lobster rolls. When you’ve finished lunch you’ll head back to the bus which will bring you to the final 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 in (depending on the number of people) has wifi, so you won’t get bored. You’ll see a lot of Boston’s landmarks and get a good impression of the city. So, if you have the time I would definitely recommend this trip.”

Day Trip to Boston from New York - Lobster Roll Day Trip to Boston from New York - Freedom Trail

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: Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue).
  • Departure Time: 06:30

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