About Freedom Trail Boston Tours from NYC - Gray Line CitySightseeing NY
Boston and New York may have a storied and fierce baseball rivalry, but the two towns share a rich historical connection as two of the oldest cities in the nation. The Freedom Trail Boston Tours from NYC - Gray Line CitySightseeing NY day trip from New York City – a fully escorted tour of Boston’s top attractions – allows visitors an opportunity to easily explore the beautiful nearby city of Boston, gaining a deeper understanding of American history (and explorer bragging rights!) along the way.
After a comfortable and air-conditioned morning ride from New York across Connecticut to Massachusetts, the Boston Freedom Trail Tour from New York City kicks off its visit to Beantown with a walk along the Freedom Trail – a 2.5 mile stretch that includes 16 different historic sites, Boston Common (the oldest park in the country), Paul Revere’s House, Boston Harbor (site of the famous Tea Party), Bunker Hill and the downtown area. The tour stops for lunch at Quincy Market – a lively shopping and dining destination in downtown Boston.
After a nosh (ideally on fresh oysters), some souvenir shopping and a stroll around Boston Common, the Boston Freedom Trail Tour from New York City crosses the Charles River to Cambridge for a look at two incredible monuments to learning: MIT and Harvard University. Thus enlightened, it’s back on the bus for the return journey to New York (and the New York Yankees!).
Approximately 13 hours, depending on traffic
Good for kids?
While older children might enjoy the sightseeing, younger children will probably grow restless during the bus ride.
Did you know?
The Freedom Trail stretches 2.5 miles -- from Boston Common down to the wooden tall ship, the USS Constitution.
The USS Constitution was nicknamed “Old Ironsides” for her resilience in battle.
Quincy Market originally started off as a produce market, with individual vendors selling eggs, produce, meat and other foods. Today it’s a popular lunch, dinner and shopping destination.
Harvard University is the oldest institution of higher learning in the country and has produced eight U.S. Presidents and 75 Nobel Prize winners.
Gray Line CitySightseeing Location Information:
777 8th Ave., between 47th and 48th Sts.
New York, NY 10168
4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central/42nd St. (between Park and Lexington Aves.)
Boston Freedom Trail details
While food or drink is not sold on the bus, drivers do pull over at restaurant rest stops and passengers are invited to buy food along the way. Myriad lunch options are available at Quincy Market.