Boston

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    See Boston's Faneuil Hall on a Freedom Trail tour.
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    Boston offers a wide range of visits and educational experiences.
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    Learn all about the Boston Tea Party on a school trip to this diverse city.
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    Catch the Red Sox in action on a Boston school trip.

As always, it was clear that you put a lot of effort into meeting our requirements, and it was reassuring to know that any queries we had prior to the tour would be dealt with quickly and in a friendly way. You were flexible in your approach to solving issues that were beyond your control, and gave us good advice and support at every stage.DW, Lychett Minster School

Boston promises a diverse and fascinating experience for any visitor. One of the oldest cities in the United States, a city rich in history, culture, architecture and academia, it has evolved into an important centre of technology and business, all the while retaining many priceless historical buildings and elite universities.

Whatever your area of study, this city has something to offer. Several important sites from the American Revolution stand in and around the city, such as Paul Revere’s House, the memorial to the Battle of Bunker Hill and Old State House, as well as iconic reminders of other parts of American, colonial and Native American history. Indeed the legendary location of witch trials, Salem, lies within easy striking distance of the Boston area, as does Plymouth, where the Pilgrims landed aboard the Mayflower in 1620.

Boston is also world-famous for its universities, Harvard and MIT being just two of the most well-known. Many of these establishments allow school and college groups to sit in, while some even organise lectures and speakers especially with these groups in mind.

Visits can be tailored to provide an unforgettable and enlightening experience for groups of all ages and interests, why not contact us with your requirements?

Typical Accommodation

We work with a number of different hostels and hotels in and around this American city. Please let us know your requirements and we will be happy to recommend suitable accommodation to suit your Boston school trip itinerary and budget.

Boston School Trip – Subject Suitability

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Each trip is tailor-made to suit individual requirements; however, here is a suggested itinerary for a Boston school trip:

Sample Itinerary – 5 Days by Air

Day 1 – Take a direct flight from the UK to Boston. On arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel for a three-night, half-board stay.

Day 2 – Today is devoted to exploring the Freedom Trail, a pedestrian route around some of Boston’s most famous historical sites, accompanied by a tour guide.

You’ll see Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House, Kings Chapel, Old South Meeting House, the site of the Boston Massacre, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, the USS Constitution and the Bunker Hill Monument.

The remainder of the day can be filled with excursions to suit your area of interest – see suggested visits below – or perhaps enjoy a tour of historic Harvard University, MIT, Fenway Park or the Gillette Stadium.

Day 3 – Head out of Boston today to discover the beautiful New England Coastline. Your first port of call is Plymouth, a town of great historical and cultural prominence for it was here that the Pilgrims arrived in 1620 aboard the Mayflower and founded ‘America’s Home Town’.

You’ll visit the Plimoth Plantation, board the Mayflower II and see Plymouth Rock, one of the town’s most famous attractions as it is said to have been the disembarkation point of the Pilgrims.

Day 4 – There’s time for some final sightseeing and shopping today, or alternatively you could consider another excursion, perhaps to Salem, enjoying global renown as the site of the 1692 Witch Trials.

A walking tour will give you a fascinating insight into the town’s heritage and association with witchcraft. before returning to Boston and catching an overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 5 – Arrive back in the UK early this morning.

Travel Options

  • By air from London or selected regional airports direct to Boston (flight time approx. 6 1/2 hours).


Popular Visits & Excursions

Freedom Trail – A walking tour of central Boston, taking in some of its most famous locations, marked by a red brick path through the city.
Bunker Hill Monument – An obelisk commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, although not actually located at Bunker Hill!
Massachusetts State House – Set on Beacon Hill overlooking Boston Common, the design for this gilded domed building is said to have been based on London’s Somerset House. Sit in on a public City Council hearing at the local seat of government.
Old State House – Backdrop to the Boston Square Massacre in 1770, this historic house dates back to 1713 when it was built to house the government of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Boston Common – The oldest city park in the USA, at 50 acres in size, the Common is perfect for a relaxing stroll, and is home to several important monuments.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum – A pre-cursor to the American Revolution, see a re-enactment of the political protest known as the Boston Tea Party, where demonstrators disguised as Native Americans boarded ships in 1773 and threw chests of tea overboard into Boston Harbour.
Faneuil Hall – A historic Georgian building set in the bustling Faneuil Hall Marketplace. A popular photo stop.
Quincy Market – Set adjacent to Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market dates back to the late-18th century and is today one of Boston’s leading tourist attractions.
USS Constitution & Museum – Launched in 1797, this is the oldest commissioned warship still afloat worldwide. At the museum meanwhile you can swing in a hammock, shorten a sail, and experience the life of a sailor!
Paul Revere House – The home of one of Boston’s most famous patriots, dating back to the 17th century.
Harvard – Established in 1636, Harvard has produced 47 Nobel Laureates, 32 heads of state and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners in its distinguished history. It also possesses the largest academic library in the world. Attend an open lecture or a specially designed private forum with staff and students, or simply take a tour of the beautiful Harvard Yard, the centrepiece of the university.
MIT – Take a tour or attend an open seminar at one of the world’s leading universities for engineering and science, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Look out for the eye-catching Stata Centre, designed by Frank O. Gehry.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library – The Presidential Library houses documents and several permanent exhibits related to JFK’s administration, as well as a large collection of the belongings of Ernest Hemingway.

Boston school trip images courtesy of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Boston Tea Party Ships Museum, Kindra Clineff.

 

Museum of Fine Arts – The Museum of Fine Arts showcases a diverse range of styles, including some world famous examples of Egyptian, French, American and East Asian art.
Museum of Science – See science and technology come to life with over 700 interactive exhibits and an IMAX Planetarium.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – Displays a collection comprising more than 2,500 paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, drawings, silver, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs and letters from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world and 19th-century France and America.
Museum of African American History – New England’s largest African American history museum with four national historic sites dating back to the early 1800’s and the Black Heritage Trail that attracts visitors from around the world.
Fenway Park – Take a behind-the-scenes tour or catch a baseball game at the home to the Boston Red Sox.
Gillette Stadium – Home to the New England Patriots (American Football) and the New England Revolution (Association Football).
Sports Museum – Contains a wealth of sporting memorabilia and artefacts relating to the history of baseball, hockey and basketball.
New England Aquarium – Considered one of the finest aquariums in the northeast US, this is the home of 80-year-old Myrtle, the green sea turtle.

Elsewhere

Salem – Site of the famous 17th-century Witch Trials which were later dramatized on stage by Arthur Miller in The Crucible.
Lexington & Concord – Key historical sites, the Battle of Lexington and Concord was the first conflict in the American Revolutionary War between the British and American Patriots.
Plymouth – Landing point where the Pilgrims first arrived in America aboard the Mayflower in 1620. See the Plimoth Plantation, a recreation of the Pilgrim’s settlement; the Mayflower II, a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England; Pilgrim Memorial State Park and Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrims’ disembarkation point.
Lowell – The historic centre of America’s textile industry, you’ll find the New England Quilt Museum and the American Textile History Museum both situated here.
Cape Cod – Visit some of the most beautiful coastal towns, villages and even islands along this popular stretch of American coastline. Sandwich, Hyannis, Chatham, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Provincetown are all worth a visit. Whale watching excursions are also available here.