Freedom Trail Walking Tour

BOS-470 | Boston, Massachusetts | See Special Notes

from $59.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace
  • Freedom Trail Freedom Trail

You will see:

Strenuous

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.5 hours

Tour Overview

Board your comfortable transportation and enjoy a pleasant drive to beautiful Boston Commons, the oldest park in the country. Over 50 acres, the Commons is the anchor to what is known as the "Emerald Necklace," a series of parks that connect Boston's neighborhoods. The Commons has an illustrious past and is a fitting start to the historic Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail begins at Boston Common, where the British forces were encamped from 1775-1776. It travels past the Massachusetts State House, built after the revolution and now the seat of Massachusetts' government. You'll see King's Chapel and the resting place of some of Boston's most historic figures, and continue to the Old South Meeting House where the most memorable gathering sparked the Boston Tea Party in 1773 and ignited the Revolutionary War.

At the Old North Church, a statue of Paul Revere stands with the towering church steeple rising behind him. It was here that Revere ordered two lanterns hung to signal how the British Redcoats were advancing: "One if by land, two if by sea." Walk by the Old State House and the site of the Boston Massacre, then see the balcony from which the Declaration of Independence was read on July 18, 1776.

Your tour ends at Faneuil Hall, Hailed as the "Cradle of Liberty." The hall resounds with the oratory of two centuries of American statesmen, from Samuel Adams to John F. Kennedy. This Georgian-style building is adjacent to bustling Quincy Market, considered the social center of Boston. The city's rapid expansion in the 1800s created a need for Quincy Market, a two story tall, 27,000-square-foot marketplace built out of New England granite. The indoor pavilion has over 100 shops, a plethora of eating establishments, and delightful street performers that stroll through the area. At the completion of your walk, you may remain in Boston for independent sightseeing, returning to the ship via shuttle bus.

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Special Notes

 

The walk covers a distance of approximately two miles. Wear comfortable walking shoes. If time permits, you may remain in town for independent sightseeing, As part of the tour, participants receive a shuttle ticket for the return trip on the shuttle bus.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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