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2-Day Boston and Rhode Island Tour from New York

Tour code: 472-225
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  • Available: Sat (11/2 - 12/31/2019) & 12/25, 12/30
  • Depart from: New York, NY; Flushing, NY; Brooklyn, NY
  • Duration: 2 Days 1 Night

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Highlights:

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!

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    New York - Newport - Boston (237 miles)
  • Day 2
    Boston - New Haven - New York (216 miles)
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Day 1 New York - Newport - Boston (237 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.

Day 2 Boston - New Haven - New York (216 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.)

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

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I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Sue on 2019-12-07

Good trips with reasonable price .

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Shashi on 2019-09-19

It was okay. The tour guide needs more training on professionalism.

 

Posted by: Kien on 2019-09-16

We booked this tour on July 13th to July 14th. The tour guy name Alfred was very impolite and unprofessonal with us. Doing service and as a tour guy, he should not have this kind of behavior with customers. We've booked many tours on this site before and all ended with great experiences. Sorry that I have to write this review but beware.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Sophia on 2019-09-04

All good

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Piotr on 2019-05-24

Hello, We are very happy to go to Boston and very nice service. Unlike another company that drove us to Niagara Fals, it looked completely different now. We recommend ordering tours on the TakeTours website. Greetings from tourists from Poland

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Carl on 2019-04-13

The tour guide Amber was good and kind . The tour was planned well The Bus driver reached all places on time . A little delay in the morning but all was fine .

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Diana on 2019-03-23

The Experience was pretty good. Rachel was our tours guide and she was very nice. The places were perfect We did not like the way to the driver drove. He was to much faster and with no care about the passengers.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Angela on 2019-01-23

MLK weekend to Boston. Despite the weather my kids and i had a wonder time. Our tour guide Jessica was awesome she made it easy for us to manage the weather and give us enough time. She had such a wonderful personality her English was also excellent and did not leave us English speaking guest out. The roads was really bad because of the snow, compliments also to our driver that trip he was amazing making sure our safety was first. This is my 6th Tour so i know from experience how different each tour can be. so thank you to Jessica and our driver for making our Boston experience memorable. I''l be sure to book my next trip soon.

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.

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