American History Bus Tour: Boston To Cambridge, Concord, And Lexington

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    1: 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA
    2: Massachusetts, USA
    3: Cambridge, MA, USA
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For those not using a hotel pick up, please meet at the Gray Line Ticket Offic.. read more
  • Return Details :
    1: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, USA2: 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This fascinating historical half-day trip from Boston takes you to the famous nearby Massachusetts cities of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Journey along the Battle Road Trail, follow the route Paul Revere took, and visit Harvard Yard and Cambridge Common, both US National Historic Landmarks. Youll also stand on legendary Lexington Battle Green the site of the infamous Battle of Lexington and pass the homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and visit the family home of Louisa May Alcott, Orchard House. Your expert guide will teach you all about this areas prominent role in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War while taking you to the cities most famous sights and off-the-beaten path locales.

Know More about this tour

Pick up is offered from select Boston hotels (or meet us at the Transportation Building) in the morning for a quick drive over the Charles River to Cambridge, a city named in the honor of the University of Cambridge in England. This historic city is home to two of the worlds most prominent universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts institute of technology.

Drive by Harvard yard, a large grassy area adjacent to Harvard Square that constitutes the oldest part and center the Harvard university campus. Your guide will explain how this locale became a US National Historic Landmark.

Nearby, youll see Cambridge Common, listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. This is public park is where George Washington took control of the Continental Army. Next, drive along Tory Row past the home of the famous poet and educator, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Continue driving to the nearby town of Lexington, famous for being the site of the first shot of the Revolutionary War. Youll see a variety of historical buildings, parks and monuments, most dating from colonial and Revolutionary times, on your drive through town as well as take the time to have lunch on your own.

Hop off the coach at the Lexington Battle Green, formally known as the Lexington Common, for an up-close look at the site of the Battle of Lexington in 1642. Also a US National Historic Landmark, this field is fronted by a statue representing Captain John Parker, the leader of the Lexington minutemen. Hear about this mans courageous efforts against 700 English soldiers as your guide conjures scenes from the Revolutionary War that happened on the very ground beneath your feet.

Your tour continues with a drive along the Battle Road Trail, a 5.5-mile (9-km) pathway in Lexington, Lincoln and Concord that marks the path once trodden by British soldiers from Boston during the war. Youll also follow the route that Paul Revere took as he warned the countryside that the British are coming!

In Concord, journey past the homes of gothic novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott -- author of Little Women -- and Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher.

Finally, you'll make your way to the North Bridge, often called the Old North Bridge, where "the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard 'round the world.'" This is historical attraction was the site of the Battle of Concord; the current wooden pedestrian bridge is a replica of the one that stood on the day of the battle.

After your historical tour, your guide will drive you back to the Transportation Building, leaving you with many new, fascinating insights on American history.

Inclusions

Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with lavatory

Professional guide

Hotel pickup (select hotels only)

Admission to Louisa May Alcott House - starting May 19, 2019

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Hotel drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Dec-2019

    We learned a lot on this tour. You get to experience what you learn in books. Paul was a great guide.

  • 18-Dec-2019

    Only 7 of us on the bus with our wonderful tour guide Sam I Am! He was fun and very knowledgeable. Even though in December most the visitor centers are closed, we had a great time and had a small group experience during the quiet misty grey days of December. I would highly recommend this tour and encourage you to get Sam as your tour guide.

    We got the whole history of the Redcoats march to Lexington and Concord, saw the key battle sights, and really got the flavor of the first moments of our country.

  • 19-Nov-2019

    we enjoyed the driver sam as he was informative and humorous.
    we thought the trip was excellent, good amount of time at specific stops to explore, entire trip was spot on for us

  • 05-Nov-2019

    We had an excellent experience on this tour--from start to finish. It was very informative--the narrator was extremely knowledgable and easy to listen to. I learned history I'd never known about! We felt well taken care of (rest room breaks!) and the timing was spot on. I especially enjoyed the Alcott home and the tour there, as well as a quick drive by of Walden Pond.

  • 30-Oct-2019

    Sam I Am is the best! He was so knowledgeable and fun! We had been on a New England cruise but did not have enough time. Came back to Boston after the cruise just for this tour. It did not disappoint!

  • 28-Oct-2019

    Sam was a great driver and tour guide this was a fu. Trip filled with tips from Sam and faces we did not know about the Amer Revolution. Slow and safe driving allowed us to take lots of pictures . He allowed us to make a Custom day of it with some options on what to do as a group .

  • 18-Oct-2019

    Sam was an exceptional tour guide. Make sure to ask for him. A real highlight. Covered many of the historical sites in the Boston area.

  • 18-Oct-2019

    The day got off to a rough start when our bus wouldn't start, but Sam I am had a great attitude and we got to do everything they had planned. Sam was TERRIFIC!!!!

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Sam, our driver, must love his job to deliver such a knowledgeable tour. This was a great experience. He even went out of his way to help us. Sam and Viator staff...

  • 01-Oct-2019

    Very educational, witty and fun driver. All around good.Took us to historical places that are important to our history

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