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Boston, USA

Boston

The Athens of America

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Introduction

Bathed in history, the city of Boston is regarded as the unofficial capital of New England. Founded around a large natural harbour at the mouth of the Charles River, it’s one of the world's great walking cities, filled with historic neighbourhoods and famous attractions. It’s also a world-renowned centre of learning, home to more colleges than anywhere else in the world, not least that bastion of education – Harvard.

Boston's World-class attractions

Boston’s myriad attractions are second to none, offering something for all ages and interests. Once dubbed he Athens of America, its cultural wealth is extraordinary, showcased in such highlights as the Museum of Fine Arts, the excellent Boston Tea Party Ships and performances by the renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra. And, don't forget to visit the Skywalk Observatory in the Prudential Center for Boston's only 360-degree sky-high vantage point for views across the city and beyond.

American history, brought to life

Throughout Boston and its cobblestone streets, this is a city alive with stories from the past. To explore them in detail, head out along the Freedom Trail from Boston Common to Bunker Hill; it’s a route through central city and Old Boston that links major Revolutionary War sites, including Paul Revere House and Old North Church.

A city of sport

Boston is a city passionate about its sports. And it’s perhaps no surprise when you consider the teams that are based here. The Boston Red Sox have won the World Series no fewer than eight times, while the until-recently all-conquering Patriots have come up trumps in the Super Bowl on four occasions. Then there’s the Celtics – one of the NBA’s most successful teams. The city is also the stage for the Boston Marathon, America’s oldest and most prestigious running event.

Fabulous food in Boston

Creamy chowders, fresh lobster, oysters and cod – Boston’s seafood is some of America’s finest. For the best of it, head to the Seaport District where all-encompassing menus are complemented by a convivial atmosphere and wonderful harbour views. Elsewhere, the city’s immigrant heritage is reflected in the Asian restaurants and delicious pasta dishes in the Italian-centric North End.   

Special offers in Boston

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,180 pp incl. flights

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offer

– Save up to £195 pp
Book by: 25 September 2018

Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.

Best of Massachusetts & The Berkshires Self-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,890 pp incl. flights

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Free car hire

Free car hire offer – Save up to £95 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

From the rich history of Boston to the Lexington’s battlefields and the beautiful Berkshire Hills, this tailor-made fly-drive takes in the very best of America's Bay State.

New England’s Spectacular Fall Foliage

9-day Escorted tour from £2,810 pp incl. flights

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offer

– Save up to £250 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

A one-week escorted tour with Insight Vacations, coinciding with the vibrant colours of New England's fall season, venture from historic Boston through the Berkshire Hills to the White Mountains and Maine's Atlantic Coast.

The Best of Cape Cod & The Islands

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,325 pp incl. flights

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Free car hire

Free car hire offer & air discount on selected dates – Save up to £365 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

With a stay in historic Boston as its prologue, this self-drive winds south, via the Pilgrim settlement of Plymouth, to Cape Cod's dune-fringed idyll. Then, after day trips to Provincetown and the cobblestones of Nantucket, you'll end amid Martha's Vineyard's golden sands and gingerbread houses.

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Top itineraries in Boston

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,180 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £195 pp
Book by: 25 September 2018

Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.

Best of Massachusetts & The Berkshires Self-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,890 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free car hire

Free car hire offer – Save up to £95 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

From the rich history of Boston to the Lexington’s battlefields and the beautiful Berkshire Hills, this tailor-made fly-drive takes in the very best of America's Bay State.

New England’s Spectacular Fall Foliage

9-day Escorted tour from £2,810 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £250 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

A one-week escorted tour with Insight Vacations, coinciding with the vibrant colours of New England's fall season, venture from historic Boston through the Berkshire Hills to the White Mountains and Maine's Atlantic Coast.

Boston City Breaks

Tailor-made city break

With a rich history dating back to the 17th Century, Boston, known as the 'Athens of America', is one of the oldest, and most fascinating, cities in the USA.

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Top places to stay in Boston

The Langham, Boston

Grand & elegant hotel

Housed in what used to the Federal Reserve Bank, The Langham, Boston combines historical standing with welcome modern comforts and an enviable location just steps from the waterfront and Faneuil Hall, Boston’s original marketplace.

Nine Zero, A Kimpton Hotel, Boston

Contemporary hotel

Stylish designs, in-room spa treatments, a vintage cocktail bar and complimentary wine tasting in the lobby every evening help set this boutique downtown hotel above its neighbours.

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston

Grand & elegant hotel

Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a landmark in Boston’s historic Back Bay since 1912. Recently renovated, it offers lavish rooms, a stop-and-stare lobby and a wonderful club level that’s worth a little extra.

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When to go to Boston

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