If you’re visiting the East Coast for a few days, it’s a good idea to book a 2-day Boston tour. From New York, we drive to Boston and enjoy the many sightseeing tours and attractions in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Haven. Aside from college campus tours, you can also visit attractions like Breakers Mansion, the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market, Trinity Church, and go on a Boston Harbor Cruise.
A 2-day Boston tour from New York would not be complete without visiting some of the world’s top universities in the city, namely Harvard University, Yale University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During these guided tours, guests can learn about the schools’ centuries-old history, esteemed alumni, and get a sneak peek into different aspects of student life, all while exploring the campus’ beautiful, sprawling grounds and buildings.
Amongst the many popular attractions in Rhode Island is The Breakers Mansion, a world-famous National Historic Landmark. Commissioned by railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt II in the early 1890s, the mansion became the Vanderbilt’s summer home and a symbol of the family’s wealth and social superiority. Named after the waves that constantly crashed into the cliffs below the property, The Breakers was completed in only two years and its cost would have been the equivalent of about $150 million today. The summer home has 70 rooms in total, 33 of which are designated for its staff.
Boston Duck Tour
Any 2-day Boston tour from New York wouldn’t be complete without going on a Boston Duck Tour, which is a World War II-style amphibious landing vehicle that takes you on a narrated sightseeing tour of the city. On this tour, you’ll cruise by all the locations that make Boston popular, from the Golden-domed Massachusetts State House, which has been featured in movies like The Verdict and The Departed, to Bunker Hill, Quincy Market, and the Prudential Tower. Finally, the tour ends with a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skyline on top of the Charles River.
On the last day of your city tour, you can pass by the architecturally stunning Trinity Church, which is also known as the Church of Boston. Resting on more than 4,000 wooden piles that were installed underneath fill and clay, the church was completed in 1872 and designed by Henry Hobson Richardson in a Richardsonian Romanesque style. With signature features including a clay roof, arches, rough stones, and towers, as well as brightly-colored murals that cover over 20,000 square feet, the Trinity Church is definitely a must-see in Boston.
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