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Boston Day Trip from New York

Taking a day or two visit to Boston from New York is a very common excursion. Between the two cities there are only 4 hours of road travel. If you want to go on your own, either by renting a car or by train, bus... I'll tell you here how to go from New York to Boston (and vice versa). If, on the other hand, you only have one day to visit Boston, the best option is to do it with an organized excursion. You will have transportation, a guide, and a closed itinerary so you don't miss anything essential to see in Boston.

So that you take into account all the details of this excursion, in this post you will find all the information and the direct link so that you can hire it.


Transportation from New York to Boston

To do this day trip you will have to get up early. More or less it lasts about 14-15 hours and the departure from Manhattan is at 6am. You will be able to take advantage of the journey (of about 4 hours) to sleep a little or keep yourself entertained thanks to the Wi-Fi and plugs on the bus.

At around 10am you will arrive in Boston, where you will get to know the most emblematic places with a Spanish-speaking guide.

For the return, you will leave around 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. and arrive in New York around 9:30 or 10:00 p.m.

If you want to go to Boston on your own and visit Boston on your own, I'll tell you how to do it. Even if you want to spend the night in Boston (something recommended) I give you all kinds of tips so that you stay in one of the best areas.


Faneuil Hall

The guided tour begins in the heart of historic Boston. Faneuil Hall is also known as "the cradle of freedom", since several speeches were made there demanding independence from the United Kingdom. This building has been used as a market and meeting place since 1742.

Faneuil Hall is the area with the most atmosphere in the city, there is also the Quincy Market, a market with stalls where you can eat great.

Old State House

After visiting the market, with time for breakfast, the next stop is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States.

Old State House was built in the year 1713 and was used as the seat of the British Colonial Government. The Boston massacre occurred right there on the night of March 5, 1770. Currently, the old state house is used as a museum, where there are historical objects and documents from the time of the riots.

Old South Meeting House

Many famous people were baptized in this beautiful church, including Benjamin Franklin. However, the church did not become popular because of these baptisms, but because the Boston Tea Party was organized there.

On December 16, 1773, a whole shipment of tea was thrown into the sea as an act of protest against the American colonists. This event triggered the American War of Independence.

Trinity Church

Copley Square is the heart of the city. There you will find the most characteristic church in Boston. Trinity Church had to be built almost urgently, after the previous church was left in ruins after a fire in 1872. Its style is Reichardson Romanesque, it bears the name of the architect who designed it; Henry Richardson.

Hancock Tower

On this tour you will have the opportunity to see Boston from above. And although Boston is not as big a city as New York or with as many skyscrapers, the views are just as impressive. The Hancock Tower is 240 meters high. The building is the tallest in the city, since 1976.

Newbury street

During the visit to the city you will visit the neighborhood of Back Day. It is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city, thanks to its 19th century buildings. In addition, it is a very lively area, with many shops and restaurants.

You will also have free time in the city. You can visit the North End, the Church of Christ the Scientist... You can read the article 45 essential things to see and do in Boston to plan the free time you have left in the city.


The price of the excursion to Boston from New York is about 130 euros per person. Children under 3 years old can travel for free, if they are sitting on your lap.

The price of the excursion includes transportation, a guide in Spanish and entrance fees to all the places visited. The only thing you will have to pay for is food and drinks that you make in Boston.

When making your reservation online, there are always reduced prices and discounts. Today, while I explain this excursion, they have a 30% offer. Leaving a final price of 100 euros. (Remember that the rates are current and may have changed at the time you read the article). You can pay by credit card, debit card or PayPal. In addition, you can cancel for free up to 48 hours before.



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