Hosting over 12 million annual visitors, Boston has become one of the most desirable cities to visit in the USA. Bursting with American history, Boston is a place where history and cultures from all over the world are cherished. Boston is a city that celebrates its diverse contrast of old and new, where downtown cobbled streets collide with some of the finest boutiques that America has to offer. Catch the thrill of whale watching or experience a Boston Red Sox game. There is no end to the assortment that Boston has to offer.
Why not spend your holiday soaring through Boston Harbour on an exhilarating catamaran ride, admiring the most magnificent creatures of the ocean. Whale sightings are guaranteed, so this is definitely something to tick off your wish list.
Stretching over 1,600 acres, the islands that surround Boston Harbour are complete with a rich variety of wildlife. Exploring at your own pace or taking a stimulating guided tour, the islands have an unlimited amount to offer each individual. Perfect for history enthusiasts, Georges Island is home to Fort Warren, a famous landmark which operated as a training camp during the American Civil War. If unwinding in the great outdoors is more your style, Grape Island is an ideal alternative. This tranquil island is bursting at the seams with picnic areas, woodland trails and camping and kayaking opportunities. Bumpkin Island, once home to American Indians, is now a picturesque place to visit and an ideal camping destination for families.
No matter where your interests lie, Boston has a museum for you. From the museum of Afro-American history to Boston Childrens museum, the incredible range of knowledge that you can take away with you from your visit is extensive. Bostons most visited museum is a place where science comes to life. Including over 700 interactive exhibits, the Museum of Science is ideal for the entire family. Watch lightning strike, see the first ever space capsule with your own eyes and experience an IMAX Dome.
Perfect for those who are willing to splash some cash or just for those who wish to experience the glamorous lifestyle, is the luxurious shopping complex Copley Place. Situated in the Back Bay, Copley Place consists of designer shops such as Emporio Armani, Christian Dior, Burberry and Tiffany. However, a more realistic shopping location for many is Newbury Street. This shopping centre contains hundreds of shops and restaurants, from popular retail stores to unique and characteristic boutiques. Definitely worth a visit!
Experience the best of Boston unfolding before your eyes, but with a memorable twist. You will be cruising past famous attractions, from the architectural wonders of the Massachusetts State House to the fascinating reasons behind the Big Dig. Just when you think you have seen it all, the duck will go splashing into the Charles River for a stunning view of the city of Boston from the water. Not only is the duck tour an excellent learning opportunity, but it is also a fun day out for the whole family.
Explore Boston at your own pace with this 18 stop trolley tour, jumping on and off at your own convenience. Receive free admission to the Old State House museum and take a step inside the oldest standing public building in Boston, located on route. Purchase a one day ticket and have your transport for the day sorted.
Whether you are contemplating attending Harvard University or you just want to experience student life for the day, this tour is perfect for you. This offer includes a dramatic presentation and insider perspective by Harvard students, a walking tour of the University and views of historic buildings along the way, such as Memorial Hall. You then have the choice of either an admission to the Harvard Museum of Natural History or an all-you -can-eat lunch at Fire and Ice.
Ensure you make the most out of your holiday by taking the opportunity to visit Marthas Vineyard. Convenience is our speciality, as we make your day as comfortable as possible. You will get picked up from your hotel in the morning for a minibus ride to Falmouth, where you will be dropped off at the Island Queen Dock. Here you will encounter a relaxing ferry ride, crossing the peaceful waters off the coast of Massachusetts.
Arriving on this charming island, you will have time to explore the land yourself, or you can upgrade to a three hour narrated island tour if you want to achieve an overall view of the island. This tour will include an insight to Aquinnah, where the first lighthouse was built, as well as passing through the beautiful village of Edgartown. Accompanied by professional tour guides, you will come away feeling educated and refreshed.
Lasting for nine days, this pass allows you to access all the best of Boston for one remarkable price! You will have admission to: New England Aquarium, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Skywalk Observatory and either the Harvard Museum of Natural History or the Revolutionary Boston at the Old State House. Not only does the Boston CityPASS include entries to these top attractions, it also offers free information including maps, travel details and insider tips. A Boston CityPASS would definitely be something worth spending your money on!
The GO Boston card gives you admission to 60 of Bostons best attractions and tours, including New England Aquarium, Fenway Park, Museum of Science and a two-day trolley tour. Grab a one, two, three, five or seven day card and simply present your card at the attractions for admission. Three, five and seven day cards include the choice of a bonus attraction. Choose from a Boston Duck Tour, a one hour Segway adventure around Boston Harbour or a Lunch/Brunch cruise. The cheapest way to make the most out of your stay- you would be silly not to.
Live like a movie star, as you take the ultimate bus tour through famous filming locations. Visit the rooftop from the exhilarating scene in The Departed then grab a drink at L. Street Tavern, home of Good Will Hunting. You will step into the world of TV shows and movies such as Legally Blond, Boston Legal, Knight & Day, 21, Fever Pitch, Ally McBeal and more! Led by a team of enthusiastic local actors who are full of behind the scene secrets to share with you, this tour is ideal for film lovers and creates a memorable day out for the whole family.
Who does not love a good piece of pizza? Tackle this Boston Urban Adventure tour with a rumbling stomach and an appetite for adventure. Spend your day sampling pizza slices and joining the Boston pizzeria debate. Which pizza joint sells the most appetising slice? You will venture to the three most famous pizza restaurants in the city, sampling pizza dishes and giving your verdict. Visit an old school Italian grocery store, where the pizzerias gather their ingredients, and take a slice of Bostons pizza history away with you.
Plummet back in time, and venture into the musical era of the 70s. Feast on your delicious meal and absorb the rocking atmosphere while you appreciate a memorabilia collection paying tribute to some legendary southerners such as BB King, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and Ella Fitzgerald. This is one of the Bostons largest entertainment destinations, often holding live music events and a fun meal out for the whole family.
Prepare yourself to relive one of the most significant events in American history. Travel back in time to December 16th 1773. This was the night that colonists planned a protest against taxation laws which is now known as the Boston Tea Party. This event, which is believed to have led to the American Revolutionary War, consisted of throwing over 300 crates of tea into Boston Harbour. Discover the ships and museum, bursting with authentically restored replicas of artefacts and interactive exhibits from this historic event. Watch films and re-enactments of this event, as well as seeing a tea create that took part in the action back in 1773, just a hands reach away. This educational experience will enable you to grasp how the patriots felt when this act of defiance eventually won them the freedom of the USA.
What really was in the centre of the American Revolution? Taverns! Take a tour of Bostons most famous taverns and enjoy a drink in the same spot that major figures of the American Revolution sat and where ideas for the Boston Tea Party began to stir. Visit three of Bostons oldest and most historical eating and drinking locations, whilst learning everything you need to know about the American Revolution.
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