Easy Boston Highlights Scenic Drive

BOS-100 | 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

You will see:

  • Public Garden Public Garden
  • Newbury Street Newbury Street
  • Freedom Trail Freedom Trail
  • North End North End

Easy

Excursion Length:
Approx. 2 hours

Tour Overview

Board your transportation for a guided tour of Boston's most beloved sights. Begin in the Back Bay district, where you'll pass Victorian brick and brownstone mansions and travel down Parisian-inspired boulevards. Drive along Newbury Street with its upscale boutiques, unique galleries and trendy cafés en route to your first stop, Copley Square. Copley Square showcases stunning examples of medieval, classic, and modern design. The most prominent building is the Romanesque Trinity Church. Completed in 1877, it was designed by famed architect H.H. Richardson and although it is considered an exceptional example of early American architecture, the tall tower, majestic arches and clay roof have a decidedly European flair.

Located on the south side of the square is the magnificent Boston Public Library. Founded in 1848, it was the first free municipal library in the United States. Observe its beautiful Italian Renaissance-style exterior. Overlooking the square you will find the ultra-modern John Hancock Tower. Created by world renowned Chinese architect I.M. Pei, the building is the tallest in New England at 60 stories high and its modernist design transforms the city's skyline. Continue your drive past the exquisite Public Garden, famous for its century-old swan boats. The Public Garden was the first botanical garden in the United States and is home to a majestic monument of George Washington as well as the beloved "Make Way for Ducklings" statue. You'll enjoy views of the Beacon Hill area, where the narrow streets of this 19th-century neighborhood showcase homes designed in Victorian and Georgian styles. The most prominent landmark in the area is the State House, which has a magnificent gold leaf dome. A treat for all visitors to the area is a chance to see the Bull & Finch Pub, the original inspiration for the TV series "Cheers."

Follow segments of the Freedom Trail, two and a half miles of the most historic turf in the United States. See Boston Common, where the British forces were encamped from 1775-1776. Travel past the Massachusetts State House, built after the revolution and now the seat of government. You'll see King's Chapel and the resting place of some of Boston's most historic figures. Continue to the Old South Meeting House, where the most memorable gathering sparked the Boston Tea Party in 1773, igniting the Revolutionary War. Drive by the site of the Boston Massacre, and then see the balcony from which the Declaration of Independence was read on July 18, 1776. From a distance see Bunker Hill Monument, which was dedicated in 1843. A granite obelisk commemorates a 1775 battle between the British and colonial armies.

Your tour brings you to Faneuil Hall, nicknamed the "Cradle of Liberty." This historic Georgian-style building is adjacent to bustling Quincy Market. Considered the social center of Boston, the indoor pavilion has over 100 shops, an abundance of eating establishments, and delightful street performers that stroll through the area. You may remain at Quincy Market for independent sightseeing. You are then responsible for your own return to the ship

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

You will be able to see and photograph many of Boston's most popular attractions, all from the comfort of your transportation. Tour itinerary may vary according to traffic conditions. Optional Quincy Market drop-off available on morning and mid-day tour departures only. Guest is responsible for own transportation back to the ship.

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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