Excursion - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Historic Boston Overview
This short, narrated outing is long on the essential sights of Boston and is ideal for guests wishing to appreciate Boston from aboard a comfortable motor coach. The only walking involved is an optional stroll through the Boston Public Gardens. This excursion is also a good choice for guests wanting to join additional tours or enjoy free time exploring historic Boston on their own.Price varies by year
Approximate Duration2 Hours
Begin by following portions of the Freedom Trail as your motor coach takes you along historic streets and the byways of Boston. See Kings Chapel with the adjacent burial ground and the Old South Meeting House, where colonists gathered on the eve of the Boston Tea Party.
Next, your motor coach will travel past the gold-domed “New” State House, which dates to 1798, and the Old State House, dating to 1713. Also, view Faneuil Hall, the iconic landmark that has served as a meeting hall since 1742, and bustling Quincy Market.
At the Italian North End, you will glimpse the Old North Church. It is from here that Paul Revere’s famous “one if by land, and two if by sea” signal was given, igniting the American Revolution.
A highlight of your Boston highlights excursion surely will be your stop at the Charlestown Navy Yard to view the exterior of the USS Constitution. Affectionately known as “Old Ironsides,” this vessel is the oldest commissioned naval ship in the world.
Continue through Boston’s fashionable Back Bay section, home to many stately homes built in the 1820s. Once an actual bay, the area was filled in and designed in the style of Haussmann’s Paris, where wide boulevards are lined with trees and inviting boutiques and cafés. Commonwealth Avenue (known locally as Comm Ave) and Newbury Street are probably the two most popular streets of Back Bay, drawing visitors and locals alike to savor a coffee or lobster roll at the streets’ charming restaurants; admire the historic brownstones and ponder the interesting statuary.
Back Bay also boasts the Boston Public Garden, the Boston Common and the Cheers Pub, “where everyone knows your name.” Should time allow, you will have time to take an optional short walk through the garden, meeting the motor coach on the other side of the verdant city oasis and then returning to the pier and your Crystal ship.
This excursion is manual wheelchair accessible only with advance notice. Please contact the Shore Excursions Desk to ensure accommodation and availability. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. The order of sights visited may vary. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. See information concerning special cancellation conditions. This Crystal Boutique Adventure MUST be pre-reserved.