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2-Day Boston and Rhode Island Tour from New York

  • Tour code: 472-225
  • Available: Sat (11/1/2018 - 3/17/2019), Mon, Wed, Sat (3/18 - 10/31/2019), 5/26, 9/1
  • Depart from: New York, NY; Flushing, NY; Brooklyn, NY
  • Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
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Rhode Island, Newport, Breakers Mansion, Boston Museum of Science, Boston Duck Tour, New England Lobster Dinner, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trinity Church, Boston Harbor Cruise, New England Aquarium, Quincy Market, Connecticut, New Haven, Yale University. Inclusions: 1 night hotel accommodation, All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

Special Remarks:

  • Optional opportunities to experience a famous Boston Duck Tour, a Boston Harbor Cruise, Museum of Science and a Boston Lobster Meal!
  • Guaranteed 100% tour conformation; Refund 120% of the price if canceled

Pricing Details

Single: $143
Double (/Person): $98
Third Person Adult: Free
Child (Age 2-9): Free
Fourth Person Adult: $69
Child (Age 2-9): $69

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free : Offer applies to 3rd person sharing a room with full paying adult. Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. No-show (or late cancellation) of free passenger incurs a $76 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat
  • Child Rate: Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 New York - Newport - Boston(215 miles)
  • Day 2 Boston - New Haven - New York(190 miles)
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Day 1 New York - Newport - Boston(215 miles)

We will begin the tour by traveling from Manhattan Chinatown to Yale University in New Haven. Here we will join a Yale student-guided tour of the campus introducing about Yale's rich 300-year history and aspects of student life at several of Yale's twelve residential colleges. Next, we will head to Newport, RI to see the famous Breakers Mansion, the crown jewel of Newport. We can even take an audio-guided tour of the mansion, learning about its long history and the Vanderbilt family. Afterwards, we will continue to Boston, where we will first stop at the Museum of Science. After that, we will embark on a famous Boston duck tour (March to October only) on a vehicle that is equipped for both land and sea. Along the way, we will see many sights that make Boston one of the most historic cities in the country, including the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House, Bunker Hill, Quincy Market, the Prudential Center and views of the skyline from the Charles River. To finish off the day, we will enjoy a delicious lobster meal.

New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. Besides, New Haven is the home of Yale University.

  • Always Visit
    Founded in 1701, this world-famous university is the third-oldest in the United States. This Ivy-League school is consistently ranked as one of the best institutions of higher learning in the entire world, and admission is extremely competitive.
  • Always Available
    On this tour, you will be able to explore the campus of Yale University, one of the most prestigious institutes for higher learning in the entire world.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $11; Child (3-12 yrs) $7; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $11

Newport is a high end New England seaport town, extremely popular among the mega-rich of America. Travel along Ocean Drive to get beautiful scenic views and see the magnificent Breakers Mansion. It is a short drive from Boston.

  • Always Visit
    The Breakers Mansion is the largest and most opulent of the famous and historical Newport Mansions open to the public. Built by the Vanderbilt family at the turn of the century, this "summer cottage" stuns and amazes.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (6-17 yrs) $8; Senior $24|Opening Hours: Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas

Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

  • Always Visit
    This exciting museum on the Charles River is filled with interactive exhibits to delight visitors of any age. Spanning all branches of science, it is also home to the Mugar Omni Theater, New England's only domed IMAX theater.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $21|Opening Hours: Sat - Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm, Fri 9:00am - 9:00pm
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    With their signature World War II amphibious landing vehicles, Boston Duck Tours are one of the most unique ways to tour this magnificent city, by land and sea.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $45; Child (3-11 yrs) $31; Infant (0-3 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $37|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes
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    At one time, lobster was considered low-class food, barely fit to be used as fertilizer. Not so today-- the most elite are willing to shell out a fortune for a good lobster, and Massachusetts is famous for its shellfish.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child (3-12 yrs) $30; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $35
Standard Hotel: RED ROOF INN FRAMINGHAM or HOLIDAY INN or similar

Day 2 Boston - New Haven - New York(190 miles)

Today, we will take a city tour of Boston, beginning with Harvard In-Depth Tour led by a Harvard Student and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a relaxing Boston Harbor cruise(March to October only) that provides us with breathtaking views of the city from the water. For lunch, we will go to Quincy Market. The tour ends with an appointed drop off locations in Chinatown back in New York. (We will lead you to the Boston Museum of Science and get to know this city more if some of the paid attractions do not open due to weather, holidays and so on reasons.)

Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

  • Always Visit
    One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Tourists come for both history and the architecture.
  • Always Available
    One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Our unique student led campus tour will tell you the most interesting stories of both history and the architecture.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • Always Visit
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.
  • March to October
    Over the past few centuries, Boston Harbor has been both a symbol of the city's beauty and its passion, and Boston Harbor Cruises offer a unique view of a town bathed in history both national and natural.
    March to October
    Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (3-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|Opening Hours: No service on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Considered one of the most enrapturing aquariums in the country, the New England Aquarium houses all manner of aquatic life in its Giant Ocean Tank and also features a large IMAX theater.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (3-12 yrs) $19; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25.
  • Always Visit
    Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 6:00pm

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.





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Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.

Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation:
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: JOYCE on 2018-10-20

Itinerary was very good for 2 days tour and affordable.Our tour guide, Kim, was organized and kind. this was Chinese/ English guide and majority our tourists was Chinese. most attractions were well selected. The Breakers Mansion was beautiful and ocean view was fantastic. Boston duck tour was new experience as it was for both, land and water. Quincy market lobster meal was delicious. Hotel was clean. Harvard tour was educational, Yale tour guide was not organized and kept forgetting to explaining in English. Overall , the tour was great and recommend this to a friend.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Justine on 2018-10-08

Overall, it was a pleasant weekend trip. Getting on the shuttle from Flushing was a bit disorganized and chaotic. I got to flushing at 6:20, and the shuttle bus came at around 6:50. A lot of waiting around for the actual tour bus to get to Chinatown as well. Check-in time was 7:40 and then the bus arrived at around 8:10. My original seat was the last row on the bus and the window was covered with white residue, and water filled the inside of the window halfway. There was also a mushroom growing on the crack of the bathroom door. Fortunately, there were empty seats so I was able to switch to a window seat in the middle of the bus. There are USB ports overhead to charge your phone, but mine weren't working. Thankfully, I had my portable charger. No WIFI, I believe. After getting settled into the bus, the trip turned out to be more organized. You are not allowed to use the bathroom on the bus, but we made plenty of rest stops along the way for bathroom/food. You pay up front for the optional excursions you'd like to participate in, in addition to a mandatory $20 service gratuity for the driver/guide - this is standard for any tour you go on. The total came out to be $165 for me. The Museum of Science was not offered. I participated in every optional excursion, except the lobster meal. I went to Quincy Market instead and got a nice plate of raw shellfish, a lobster bisque and a glass of wine for about $33+tip. I also purchased an arancini in case I got hungry at the hotel, as well as a cheese danish to eat for breakfast. The hotel was not bad. My room had a microwave, fridge, iron, hair dryer, standard toiletries. I preferred the activities on the first day - the Breakers Mansion, NE Aquarium, Duck Tour. I would've liked a bit more time to spend at the mansion/aquarium, an hour just didn't feel like enough. The second day comprised of the university tours, which I wasn't very interested in to begin with but also didn't think it was worth the $10+ dollars. The Boston Harbor cruise was nice. Bus can get cold so bring a sweater/jacket on with you. Drop off at Flushing is a different location than pickup, so plan ahead for that. Drop off time was a little before 5:30. Eric was a great tour guide, very accessible through text or in person for questions.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Kalyan on 2018-10-02

Tour guide was good. Described all places very nicely. The pickup drop point was very convenient.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Mahmud Jami on 2018-09-18

The tour guide was a bit scrambled and it was rainy but me & my wife had fun we have some tips for travelers buy breakfast the night before try getting some croissants or something non-perishable and stay hydrated also check forecast and pack appropriate shoes for the weather also don't pack heavy just take essentials because you have to carry all that stuff to your room after all and most of all have fun, vacations are meant to take you away from everyday surroundings so look around and enjoy the time be prepared and you will love it!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: elizabeth on 2018-08-20

Rachel took the service charge at the first day of the tour. The guide was not that active and lively. Holiday Inn was excellent.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Aisha on 2018-08-20

Bus #1771 2 Day Boston Rhode Island Day 1 The trip started off with an employee picking us up from 39-10 Main street in Flushing, New York in front of the HSBC bank at 6:30am. The person actually didn't get there until about 6:40am, but that’s cool. We were taken to 177 Canal street in Brooklyn, NY. The bus left Brooklyn at about 8:15am and we were headed to our first attraction, but before the attraction we stopped at a rest area to get a quick 45 minute bathroom break and food. The rest area was clean, (the rumors are true no one is permitted to use the bathroom on the bus). There was McDonald's, Subways, and Dunkn Donuts to choose from. After about 45 minutes we were headed to Rhode Island to The Breakers Mansion. Our tour guide Rachel (very nice and organized person, her English is perfect) mentioned the itinerary and the attractions we were going to see on the 2 day tour. Among the mentioned attractions 2 most important attractions that were on the website when I booked this trip were not mentioned. That was the museum of science and the Quincy Marketplace. It's not Rachel's fault, it's the owner's fault. They do not update their website to explain/reflect that some of the attractions are dependent upon the weather conditions or they forget to remove older attractions that were not going to be on the current trip. So double check with the company before you book. The main reason my son wanted to go on this trip was to do the Harbor Boat Cruise and to go to one of the most talked about museums in Massachusetts which is the museum of science. The purpose of me booking this trip was to explore that museum and the Quincy Marketplace area. My children and I ended up going to the Marketplace 2xs on our own while the other tourist went to activities we opted out of. On to the annoying part of this trip. Long story short. This old Chinese lady just didn't know how to say sorry or excuse me and she bumped my son. This lady had a habit of pushing and rushing. Rachel spoke to the lady and told her to please keep her distance from my family. Attractions: You can read my detailed reviews on the individual attractions on my yelp reviews dated 8/18/18 and 8/19/18 1)The Breakers Mansion we toured for about an hour. Without using the devices 1 hour would be more than enough time. 2) New England Aquarium: The 2 hours was more than what we needed to explore the Aquarium. After about an hour of exploring we decided to leave and walk to the marketplace which was only a 3 to 5 minute walk from the aquarium. Our fellow bus riders headed to the $35 a person lobster dinner at about 7:30pm and we headed back to the marketplace to watch the free street performances and shop for 1 hour. About 9:15pm we arrived at the Holiday Inn. It was only about 30 minutes drive from the marketplace. It was clean, had a microwave, fridge, coffee maker. Wasn't as bad as I had thought. I brought my own pillowcases and wash items. Day 2 Headed out at 6:10am. FYI bring a sweater the bus gets chilly. First stop Harvard at about 7am for an in-depth guided tour. Second stop MIT arrived about 8:20am and left about 8:45am it is a self guided experience and it's free as well. Third stop was at 9:15am until 10:15am and that was the Harbor Cruise. That was worth every nickel. Just being able to sit was priceless. It's a tour so of course the crew member was talking about the history of the Harbor which was cool. She spoke in-depth about the Boston Tea Party... Fourth stop was Connecticut, Yale which I paid for a guided tour. Started about 1:40am until 3pm. It's optional as well. I paid because my son wants to attend a Yale (he’s 10). Never to early to start thinking. Remember look carefully, there are some trips that state attractions are (mandatory) and some trips with attractions that states it is (optional). Rest Area heading back home to NYC we stopped for 15 minutes. My only gripe is that the bus dropped us off between Northern and Main street instead of the original drop off and pick up location which was supposed to be 39-10 Main street Flushing. The drivers 2 children ages 8 and 15 were on the bus so I'm guessing it was so they'd be closer to take the bus home alone. In all fairness it was easier for people to get to the bus from here. However, unfair to my children and I because we had to wait over 15 minutes for my husband to come get us because he was waiting at the original location then got stuck in traffic coming to the new drop off location.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Yuvaraj on 2018-06-03

I am glad i chose this 2 days Boston trip last week with my family. We had a great time on this tour. They covered the attractions as mentioned. Hotels are standard 3 star hotels. They provided us with pick up & drops as well, Our tour guide Harvey was professional & knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this tour to everyone.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: FNU on 2018-05-28

The tour was awesome. Our guide Harvey was nice and helping. Tour covered all destinations mentioned in itinerary. Highly recommended.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Dharmendra on 2018-05-09

My 2-Days Bus Tour to Boston and Rhode with Take Tours was a wonderful expereince. Newport Breakers Mansion tour was really good and the ocean view from the backyard was simply superb... so beautiful. The Campus Tours to Historicl Yale and Boston University alongwith Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT - Millionaires in Training) was every informational and architecture and design of the buildings was simply pheneonemal. My highlight was the Boston world famous Duck Tour (Amphibious landing vehicles - unique ways to tour boston city by land and sea.) and Harbor Cruise! (Boston Harbor Cruises offer a unique view of a town bathed in history both national and natural.) The Boston Aquarium(New England Aquarium) is good but not what I was expecting though nice to be there. The Quincy Market has a big food court and a good place to go shopping. The hotel was good with 2 large beds in one room. We had a lot of attraction and very little time since it was only for 2 days. Even though, it was very well organized. I also like to mention that our tour guide John and Wang was wonderful and very knowledgeable. You must put this trip on your list for your next vacation. Worth every penny!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Edna on 2017-08-30

My 2-Days to Boston and Rhode Island trip with Take Tours was another wonderful adventure for me . I enjoyed the Newport Breakers tour Mansion which took me back in a time machine of the 1800's where Elegance and Beauty was the life style of the rich and famous . The Breakers Ocean view of the Mansion is to died for. The Lobster Dinner feast was delicious and Distinct. The School of Technology where knowledge and Invention for our future begins was every educational as well. The Science Museum was also fascinating. The Boston Aquarium is where I experience my first time touching a stingray. The Quincy Market was a good place to go shopping. Harvard and Yale University was very different in architecture and design Harvard University was colonial and Yale was more a Cathedral design. Both University played important part in American History. Again I have to mention the trip was enjoyable, relaxing very educational as well. You must put this trip on your list for your next vacation. I also like to mention that our tour guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable about each tour. Edna from the Bronx.

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