Boston-Build Your Own Day Trip
Amber Hasler 800-229-4879 - ext. 638
Boston City Tour Full Day (1/2 day tour would be scaled down appropriately)
This tour is designed to acquaint the visitor with the influences and events which have contributed to the development of Boston, from its early Colonial Days, through commercial expansion & maritime successes, into a 21st century center of culture, technology, education, medicine, and finance. Boston is a wonderful city with beautiful neighborhoods, history, and Old World charm. Visit Beacon Hill, known for its architecture, cobble stone streets, elegant townhouses and 19th century gas lamps. The Victorian Back Bay boasts lovely churches, the Public Garden, Swan Boats, "Cheers," boutiques, galleries, museums and colleges. Explore Revolutionary Boston as you follow the footsteps of our Puritan founders along the Freedom Trail! View the Old Granary Burying Ground, final resting place of such illustrious Americans as Paul Revere, John Hancock, Sam Adams and the five killed in the Boston Massacre. See Old South Meeting House, where the Patriots & Sons of Liberty gathered on that eventful night in 1773 to plan their world-famous Boston Tea Party. Pass the Old Towne House, where the Declaration of Independence was read in 1776; Faneuil Hall, Boston's Cradle of Liberty; the site of the Boston Tea Party, and much more. Visit the Old North Church where two lanterns signaled a warning to the Charlestown Militia on the night of April 18, 1775, that the British were preparing their march out from Boston to Lexington & Concord. Learn the historical significance of the events that took place in these buildings. Cross over the Charles River to Charlestown, where you will visit the former Navy Yard and the U.S.S. Constitution ("Old Ironsides").
Boston's Historic Freedom Trail, Coach & Walking. Follow the red line!
Begin your tour at the State House atop Beacon Hill. Walk through the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, where cows grazed, the militia was trained, witches & pirates were hanged and nagging wives were dunked in the local pond!
Continue past Park Street Church (1809) where William Lloyd Garrison gave his first public anti-slavery speech and "America" was sung by school children.
Visit the Old Granary Burial Ground, resting place of Paul Revere, Sam Adams, John Hancock, the Boston Massacre Victims, and Mother Goose. Have fun learning the meanings of the headstone symbols.
Walk through the Colonial Section of Olde Boston. Learn of the events, protests and town meetings that took place in Old South Meeting House where the Sons of Liberty rallied to debate the famous Boston Tea Party!
Stand on the Boston Massacre site where men lost their lives in an act of defiance.
View or visit Faneuil Hall, Boston's Cradle of Liberty, where many a heated town meeting protested taxes and British acts of restriction.
Continue along the waterfront to Boston's first neighborhood, the North End (Little Italy), and visit or view the home of Paul Revere. It was from here he departed one night to ride out across the countryside to Lexington and into American history books to warn the Patriot leaders John Hancock and Sam Adams that the British Regulars were marching!
Visit the Old North Church. Sit in box pews, highest in the country, designed that way for warmth. It was in this steeple that two lanterns were placed on the night of April 18th, 1775, which helped spark, the American Revolutionary War! "One if by land, and two if by sea!"
Board your coach and drive across the Charles River to the Charlestown Navy Yard. Time permitting, you will board the oldest commissioned warship in the United States Navy, the U.S.S. Constitution, "Old Ironsides"! (Not available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.) Visit Breed's Hill, where on the 17th of June, 1775, the American militia were told "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" You will have the opportunity to climb 294 stairs to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument, which commemorates the courage of those brave men who fought and died that day to "Keep our Liberties."
Boston Children's Museum: For over 90 years, Boston Children's Museum has served as a leader in Boston and within the museum community. The Museum exists to help children understand and enjoy the world in which they live. It is a private, non-profit, educational institution that is recognized internationally as a research and development center and pacesetter for children's exhibitions, educational programs and curriculum. Boston Children's Museum focuses on three key areas of expertise: visitor programs, teacher resources and early childhood education.
Boston Duck Tour: You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of our legendary tour ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. Then you're off on a journey like you've never had before. You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city.
Fenway Park Tour: Visit the park where the Babe pitched, The Kid hit, Yaz dazzled and today's stars still thrill Red Sox Nation. Fenway Park Tours provide a 50 minute historic walking tour of the ballpark, guided by an official Fenway Park Tour Guide.
Harvard Museum of Natural History: The Harvard Museum of Natural History was established in 1998 as the public face of three research museums: the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum. Presenting the incomparable collections of these parent museums and the research of scientists across the University, it has a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it, sparking curiosity and a spirit of discovery in people of all ages.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Isabella Stewart Gardner first welcomed visitors to her museum on New Year's Day, 1903. On that evening guests listened to the music of Bach, Mozart, and Schumann, gazed in wonder at the courtyard full of flowers, and viewed one of the nation's finest collections of art. Today, visitors experience much the same thing. The Gardner Museum has remained essentially unchanged since its founder's death in 1924. Unchanged but certainly not stagnant. Three floors of galleries surround a garden courtyard blooming with life in all seasons. The galleries are filled with paintings, sculpture, tapestries, furniture, and decorative arts from cultures spanning thirty centuries.
Kennedy Library: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. Located on a ten-acre park, overlooking the sea that he loved and the city that launched him to greatness, the Library stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. Come tour our Museum which portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President.
Museum of Fine Arts: The museum is one of the largest museums in the United States, attracting over one million visitors a year. It contains over 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas.
Museum of Science: Is a Boston, Massachusetts landmark, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River. Along with over 500 interactive exhibits, the Museum features a number of live presentations throughout the building everyday, along with shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni IMAX theater, the only domed IMAX screen in New England. The Museum is also an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is home to over 100 animals, many of which have been rescued and rehabilitated from various dangerous situations. The Museum is also one of the city's two bases of operations for Boston Duck Tours.
New England Aquarium: Is one of the most prominent and popular public aquariums in the United States. Founded in 1969 on the city's waterfront, it is considered one of the first modern public aquariums and is credited with revolutionizing the modern aquarium experience for visitors through its emphasis on a more natural setting for aquatic life. With a mission “to present, promote and protect the world of water,” it remains one of the few such institutions with commitments to research and conservation as well as education and entertainment.
Old North Church: Known as Christ Church in the City of Boston, at 193 Salem Street, in the North End of Boston, is the location from which the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent. This phrase is related to Paul Revere's midnight ride, of April 18, 1775, which preceded the Battles of Lexington and Concord during the American Revolution.
Old South Meeting House: Since the 1773 mass protest meetings that led to the Boston Tea Party, Old South Meeting House has served as a gathering place for discussion and celebration and a haven for free speech. Today you can visit this beautiful National Historic Landmark and museum to experience events that shaped the United States or attend a program that helps keep the democratic ideals of freedom of speech and assembly alive.
Paul Revere House: Is the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution. It is located at 19 North Square, Boston, Massachusetts, in the city's North End, and is now operated as a nonprofit museum by the Paul Revere Memorial Association.
Skywalk Observatory: Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond. Let your eyes and ears do the walking as you experience the exclusive state-of-the-art Acoustiguide audio tour detailing the city's many points of historic and cultural interest. Offered in 2 additional languages, French Canadian and Japanese.
Sam Adam's Brewery Tour: You'll learn about Sam Adams history... and then drink it. Learn all about Samuel Adams, brewer and patriot. Experience the entire brewing process, from start to finish. Taste the special malts used to brew Samuel Adams® beers and smell the Hallertau hops. Sample a few of their award winning beers.
USS Constitution: USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. It was first launched in 1797. Constitution is one of six ships ordered for construction by George Washington to protect America's growing maritime interests. The ships greatest glory came during the war of 1812 when she defeated four British frigates which earned her the nickname "Old Ironsides," because cannon balls glanced off her thick hull. The ship was restored in 1927 with contributions from the nation's school children.
Boston Light Cruise: A large and important part of New England's heritage are the lighthouses which once kept sailors from navigating too close to shore. Many of these structures remain standing and in use today, and Boston Harbor Cruises is pleased to take you to them. Expert members of the American Lighthouse Foundation narrate our tours. They begin in Boston with passes by Long Island Head Light and Deer Island Light, and then a pass by Boston Light, the oldest lighthouse station in America. Heading north, the tour will pass by Graves Light, Hospital Point Light, Marblehead Light, Fort Pickering Light, Baker's Island Light, Eastern Point Light, Ten Pound Island Light, Straitsmouth Island Light and more. The Northern Lights tour culminates with a view of Thacher Island, site of the only still operating twin lighthouses left in the country.
Boston Harbor Cruise: Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of Boston's inner and outer harbors during this fun, informative, fully narrated 90-minute tour. From the hero tales of the Revolutionary War to the local legends of the sea, you’ll be entertained and enthralled. Other highlights you'll see include the nation's oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park Area, Boston's working port and examples of extravagant waterfront living.
Charles Riverboat Cruise: A 90-minute tour of Boston's Inner Harbor and the Charles River. Your tour will take you by the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument and Old North Church before proceeding through the Charles River Locks. As you sail along the Charles River enjoy spectacular views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. Points of interest along the Charles River include Esplanade Park, M.I.T., Harvard, Beacon Hill and Back Bay.
Codzilla Speedboat Cruise: Get ready for more thrills, more laughs and more speed than you ever imagined as you zip across the ocean at up to 40 miles per hour. Don't worry, though; a ride on Codzilla is as entertaining as it is thrilling. The wind roars. The music blares. And the waves will splash during a wet and wild 40-minute ride of full blast, sensational fun.
USS Constitution Cruise: Visit one of Boston's most treasured landmarks, the USS Constitution. This 45-minute, fully narrated tour brings you up close and personal with "Old Ironsides" at her home in the Charlestown Navy Yard and offers the option to disembark for a tour of the famous ship and accompanying Naval Museum. Other highlights of the tour include the Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Tea Party Boat and the Old North Church.
Whale Watch Cruises: Their high-speed catamarans are the fastest, most comfortable way to view the ocean's most fascinating and magnificent creatures. Getting you to and from the whales in less time means you get to spend more time actually watching them. Their catamarans feature 3 outside decks for optimum viewing capability. Inside you'll find climate-controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, tables, state-of-the-art sound and video systems, and a galley offering snacks and beverages for purchase. Professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England, the region's foremost authority on whale populations, are onboard for every trip to provide narration.
Blue Man Group
Dick's Last Resort
Fire & Ice Grill & Bar
Hard Rock Café
Union Oyster House
VinnyT's Italian Restaurant
Sample Boston Itineraries
Climb aboard a deluxe DATTCO Motorcoach and travel
to Boston, one of the oldest cities in America. Upon
arriving in Boston your group can enjoy one of the below
attractions, then you will enjoy the day at your leisure to eat and shop through Boston.
Prices below are based on 40 paying passengers and 2 complimentary.
Package Includes: Round-trip Transportation, 8 hours in Boston, and attraction admission
Fenway Park Tour: Visit the park where The Babe pitched, The Kid hit, Yaz dazzled and today’s stars still thrill Red Sox Nation. The Home of the Green Monster!
$55.00 per person
Museum of Science: A Museum that boasts an extensive collection of exciting science-based exhibits, both permanent and temporary.
$ 57.00 per person
New England Aquarium: Global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation
$61.00 per person
Duck Tour: Discover Boston in an authentic renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle with your ConDucktor.
$68.00 per person
Charles River Experience
Travel on a deluxe DATTCO Motorcoach to Cambridge for a day on the Charles River.
Enjoy a 60-minute cruise around the Charles River Basin as the Captain points out the most historic sights of Boston and Cambridge. View Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, Boston University, M.I.T. and Harvard as you cruise past countless sailboats and rowers. Following your cruise you will be walked to the Cheesecake Factory. You will enjoy a entrée of your choice, non alcoholic drink, and a piece of cheesecake. Before you head for home, you will enjoy free time at the Cambridge Side Galleria Mall with valuable coupons.
Price is based on 40 paying passengers and 2 complementary
Packages includes Round-trip Transportation, Charles River Cruise, Lunch at Cheesecake Factory, Free time with valuable coupons at Cambridge Side Galleria Mall
Price: $69.00 per person
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