Colonial History In Boston – 3 Days
Three days in Boston to stroll through time on the Freedom Trail
Spend three days exploring the birthplace of our country
Program Highlights & Inclusions
- Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
- Transportation throughout your trip
- Visit to Copley Square and free time for shopping at the
- Guided Freedom Trail Walking Tour
- Admission to the Salem Witch Museum
- Free time on Essex Street
- Admission to the Boston Super Duck Tour
- Free time in Quincy Market
- Guided tour of Boston’s Fenway Park – Home of the Boston Red Sox
- Free time at Harvard Square in Cambridge
- Visit to the Old North Bridge in Concord
Upon arrival in Boston, you’ll meet your tour manager and begin your trip. Your first stop will be the famous Copley Square area.
Next, you will experience a signature historic experience in New England on the Freedom Trail. To preserve the story of the American Revolution, these sites are located along a unique 2.5 mile urban walking trail, marked with a bricked or painted red line. You’ll see Boston Common, the State House, the Granary Burial Ground and the site of the Boston Massacre. Then you’ll continue to the North End where you’ll see the home of Paul Revere and the Old North Church.
After breakfast, you’ll board your bus and depart for Salem. You’ll arrive at the Salem Witch Museum and follow the history of witches, witchcraft and witch hunts through the ages. You also watch a presentation of the events of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
After the performance, you’ll have free time on Essex Street to have lunch, shop and explore.
Once back in Boston, your next tour will be by land and by sea. Your Super Duck Tour makes a grand splash into Boston Harbor offering spectacular views of the Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution and the Boston skyline! You’ll spend 45 minutes on land and 45 minutes at sea while enjoying a rich narrative about Boston’s historical waterfront.
This evening, you’ll have time to explore Quincy Market. Built in 1825, Quincy market was an indoor pavilion of vendor sales. The main Quincy Market building continues to be a source of food for Bostonians, though it now houses food-stalls, fast-food, and restaurants. It is a popular and busy lunchtime spot for downtown workers. In the center, surrounding the dome, is a two-story seating area.
In the morning, you’ll have an exclusive walking tour of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Known to some as “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark,” Fenway is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. See the home of Red Sox Legends and visit Pesky’s Pole and sit atop the world famous Green Monster, which stands 37 feet 2 inches high overlooking left field. This is a place where dreams are made, traditions are celebrated and baseball is forever.
Before lunch, you’ll drive to the city of Cambridge and head to Harvard Square where you’ll have free time. You can visit the campus of America’s oldest institution of higher learning (Harvard) and visit the campus book store with time to explore the neighborhood.
This afternoon, you’ll drive to Lexington and Concord. First, you’ll visit the North Bridge, an important site in the history of the American Revolution. At the North Bridge, minutemen from Concord and the neighboring towns stopped the British advance and turned it back toward Boston in the fist battle of the Revolutionary War. This is the site of, “the shot heard ‘round the world.”
This afternoon, your Boston trip comes to a close as you depart for your trip home.