Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York City

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Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York City
from USD $185.90
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.
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In Brief

New York, United States
United States
11 to 13 hours
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Fully narrated tour
Day trip (destination A to B)
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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


  • 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

777 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We recently enjoyed this tour thanks to our wonderful guide - Jonathan who was so knowledgeable on all things Boston, NYC and USA history. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to see Boston in one day from nyc!
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Bus driver was lovely and humorous. They even gave us discounts vouchers for lunch. 5 stars service. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
I had a great experience with this trip. Ben, our tour guide, is very knowledgeable, friendly and knows how to keep it all interesting. The tour is very well designed, touches on all the important sights to see in Boston in case you are short on time. Overall, a great experience!
• Submitted 29 Mar 2019
Tour Guide is good
• Submitted 17 Apr 2018
Great day. A long travel day but good way to experience Boston if you are unable to stay there
• Submitted 22 Jan 2018
Is a very cold day, need to walk a lots but is fun, enjoy the tour
• Submitted 18 Jan 2018
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.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
Our guide Bruno is very professional. I learnt a great deal about American history. The itinery is well planned.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
Great tour with lots of information. Tour guide was great. I recommend this tour
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
Very informative and fun! Richard was extremely knowledgeable and kept us interested all the time!
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
Trip was great with 2 guides and 2 drivers
• Submitted 16 Aug 2017
Amazing. A must for everyone.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2017
Best Day trip I have booked so far! We missed visiting Harvard Yard because it was suddenly closed to the public. However, Joseph was able to turn it around by giving us a lot of fun info about the sites we visited. Our tour bus had a lot of different nationalities on board, as such, there were 4 guides and we were near the German guide and we had a difficult time listening to Joseph while inside the bus because we can overhear the other guide. Other than that, loved the tour!
• Submitted 18 Jun 2017
Good tour too, however the tour was too big and the switch between spanish and english was annoying, they should have separate guides for each language
• Submitted 26 May 2017
Such a good day. Everything about it was great. An early start but well worth it. Splitting the people into groups with individual guides worked really well. Loved going to Harvard, never expected it to be such a fantastic experience. Amazing trip.
• Submitted 14 May 2017
A lot of sitting on a bus but the product when you get there is great. Boston was always a place we wanted to visit due to the recommendation of friends. This trip gives you an appetiser for what a wonderful city has to see.
• Submitted 19 Apr 2017
This is a great whistle stop tour to allow you to see what delights Boston has to offer. We took this tour while spending a week in NYC and it was worth the early start. There is a huge amount packed in to the day and the guides are extremely well read in all aspects of the city. We were lucky to enough have a glorious day to take this tour and it really showed off this beautiful city to its best.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2017
This trip was really good and worth taking a day out of NYC trip to do. Tour guide was very informative. Only down side was the distance, it took 5 hours to get there but overall trip was enjoyable.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2017
We had a great day, saw heaps and had enough time to enjoy the sights!
• Submitted 18 Jan 2017
We have a great time. Nice weather and Boston is awesome!
• Submitted 28 Nov 2016
It was amazing day. A little bit rainy, and our guide Jonathan has warned us about it and has advised to take umbrellas or ponchos before the jorney. Tour was very informarive, interesting. Our guide told about places, historical and fun facts. He told not only about Boston, Harvard University, we listened histories about US states, NY,famous people, about places, traditions where we had lunch. We had in our group hispanic tourists and Jonathan also spoke in Spanish for them! The bus had free wi-fi. I hightly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 15 Nov 2016
It was a cold and rainy day, but the tour guides made the tour wonderful. I truly learned a lot and had a great time. We made the best of it, and I still got my pictures.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2016
Eddie was a great host. He provided a great information from start to finish.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2016
Great one day trip! Great tour guide!
• Submitted 06 Sep 2016

In Brief

New York, United States
United States
11 to 13 hours
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Fully narrated tour
Day trip (destination A to B)
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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