Boston

One of the oldest cities in America, home to Harvard University and gateway to New England, Boston is a wonderful city full of character and charm created by its picturesque cobbled streets.

For history buffs, Boston is the city to visit. The key role it played in the American Revolution can be seen throughout the city and is best highlighted along the famous Freedom Trail.

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Discover Boston

Centuries of inward migration have created a unique European fell to this grand city, with historic places and buildings around every corner.

As a city of learning, with fabulous museums and galleries, there is also plenty of culture to keep you occupied.

Things to do in Boston

  • Walk the famous Freedom Trail
  • Take a tour of Harvard University
  • Stroll the historic streets of Seaport
  • Visit the 200 year old iron-sided ship, USS Constitution
  • See the Boston Tea Party ships and museum
  • Picnic and people watch on Boston Common
  • Climb to Bunker Hill Monument
  • Discover secrets of the deep at the New England Aquarium
  • Browse in the enormous Boston Public Library
  • Marvel at the magnificent Trinity Church
  • Dine in Chinatown or trendy South End

Getting There

By Road – New York 227 miles; Niagara Falls 470 miles

By Rail – New York 4 hours + other major cities

By Air – Direct flights from the UK and most major cities

Getting Around

Downtown Boston is easy to navigate. It’s compact, walkable, has an abundance of taxis, and an accessible public transportation system. Driving downtown can be a challenge with its dated road layout and limited parking options but, it’s the most convenient option for travelling outside of Boston.

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Boston day tours and excursions

To make the most of your time in America, book your Boston day tours before you travel.

Hahvahd Tour – Harvard University

Explore Harvard University in a unique way, guided by students currently attending. The NY Times praises The Hahvahd Tour for delivering ...

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Day Tour - from £11 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

Boston Harbour Cruise

From the hero tales of the Revolutionary War to the local legends of the sea, you’ll be entertained and enthralled. Other highlights yo...

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Day Tour - from £26 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

Whale Watching Tour

Providing narration throughout the tours are professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England, the region’s foremost a...

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Day Tour - from £47 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

The Boston CityPASS

Once you have your CityPASS booklet, skip the ticket line and head straight for the entrance. CityPASS booklets are valid for nine consec...

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Day Tour - from £49 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

Ghosts and Gravestones

Hear about Boston’s most sinister characters, from the Angel of Death to the king of all killers, the Boston Strangler. Learn about...

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Day Tour - from £33 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

USS Constitution Cruise

This 45-minute, fully narrated tour brings you up close and personal with “Old Ironsides” at her home in the Charlestown Navy...

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Day Tour - from £22 For advice or to make a booking call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online

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