Best Day Trips From Boston

1.From Boston: Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

From Boston: Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

Overview

Forget about having to plan and book your own coach and ferry transport and let the experts behind this day tour to Martha’s Vineyard do all the hard work for you! On the tour you’ll be taken to the iconic Vineyard where you’ll get plenty of free time to explore and learn more about the happenings at Martha’s! Your guide will have organised all your transport so all you have to do is turn up with your camera in tow, ready for an action-packed day of exploring!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Customise your own tour
  • Depart from Boston early in the morning to maximise your time at Martha’s Vineyard
  • Fully booked ground and boat transport with optional island tour to see wildlife

Includes

  • Bottled water
  • Driver and tour guide
  • Hotel transfers
  • Snacks and discount food card<

Duration: 11 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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2.Boston to Nantucket Day Trip with Shuttle Transport & High-Speed Ferry

Boston to Nantucket Day Trip with Shuttle Transport & High-Speed Ferry

Overview

Travel from Boston to Nantucket on this exciting 12-hour day trip! Your day tour ticket includes shuttle transport and a high-speed ferry ride, taking you on an easy ride to Nantucket. Once you’re there, you’ll explore the top sights in Cape Cod and Nantucket; your tour guide will be on hand to point out the famous sights and attractions.

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Explore Nantucket with transport from Boston
  • Enjoy relaxing on the high-speed ferry so you can maximise your time in Nantucket
  • Benefit from door-to-door hotel transfers

Includes

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Live narrative from your tour guide
  • 5 hours of free time to explore Nantucket
  • Round trip transportation

Duration: 12 hours

Rating: 5

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3.Private Day Trip from Boston to the Newport Mansions

Private Day Trip from Boston to the Newport Mansions

Overview

With this private full day tour from Boston, you’ll travel to Newport in Rhode Island where you’ll have the chance to discover its plethora of historic and magnificent mansions. These elegant and luxurious mansions look over the Atlantic Ocean and you’re sure to feel like a movie star as your private driver takes you on a tour of the very best in the neighbourhood. 

Tour highlights:

Highlights

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  • Visit the Newport Mansions
  • Enjoy shopping and eating in a restaurant of your choice once you’re there

Includes

  • Private day trip
  • Driver to the mansions (ticket entry to mansions not included)

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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4.Boston to New York Day Trip by Rail

Boston to New York Day Trip by Rail

Overview

You’ll need to be prepared to be up and out bright and early on this action-packed 16-hour day tour from Boston to New York! Your trip will begin at Beantown station where you’ll take a train right into the city of Manhattan. Once there, you’ll have the chance to explore the city’s top sights such as the iconic Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Rockefeller Center, plus much more!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour of New York
  • Customise your itinerary to suit you
  • Great trip for the whole family from Boston

Includes

  • Transfers and transportation for the whole day
  • Lunch at a Times Square restaurant
  • Headsets to listen to the guide on the bus

Duration: 16 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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5.Boston to New York City Day Trip by Air

Boston to New York City Day Trip by Air

Overview

If travelling by rail isn’t really your thing, then swap out a train for a plane and travel to New York from Boston by flying with this jam-packed day trip! Once you land in New York, you’ll be able to hop on the world-famous double-decker red buses which will take you on a whistle stop top of the city’s most iconic landmarks. You’ll get to visit the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, Washington Square Park and much more as you make your way around the “city that never sleeps”!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Fly from Boston to New York by plane on this fun-filled day trip
  • See New York’s most impressive sights
  • Customise your own trip to suit you

Includes

  • Bus sightseeing tour when you get to New York
  • Lunch
  • Round-trip flights from Boston to NYC
  • Hotel and airport transfers

Duration: 17 hours 30 minutes

Rating: 3/5

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6.Christmas in Newport Day-Trip from Boston

Christmas in Newport Day-Trip from Boston

Overview

If you’re travelling to Boston around the holiday season, then there’s really no better day trip to enjoy than the Christmas in New Port day tour. Once you get to Newport, you’ll have the chance to explore some of the quaint towns most famous sights such as the Vanderbilt grand mansions, the Breakers and Marble House, as well as admiring all the festive lights and attractions throughout Newport.

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Take a tour inside the Marble House and The Breakers
  • See the famous Newport Mansions
  • See the beach vistas and green landscapes and enjoy the town at Christmas time

Includes

  • Professional driver and tour guide
  • Admission tickets to Breakers and Marble House
  • Hotel transfers
  • Round-trip transportation to and from Boston

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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7.Round-Trip Transport to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets from Boston

Round-Trip Transport to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets from Boston

Overview

If you’re a huge shopping fanatic, then this fun day trip from Boston to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets will be the perfect choice for you! You’ll enjoy 25%-65% discounts on top designers and brands in the shopping outlet and you’ll enjoy travelling in style in a luxury, air-conditioned coach to and from Boston.

Tour highlights:

Highlights

Includes

  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • VIP coupon book
  • Hotel transfers in Boston

Duration: 7 hours

Rating: 4/5

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8.2-day Niagara Falls and Cave of the Winds tour

2-day Niagara Falls and Cave of the Winds tour

Overview

Pay a visit to the remarkable Niagara Falls from Boston on this 2-day tour from Boston. You’ll be able to enjoy spectacular views of the Falls, as well as seeing the incredible sights of the Thousand Islands, Maid of the Mist, Whirlpool National Park and you’ll even get to enjoy a Niagara Falls Jet Adventure Cruise!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • See Niagara Falls on an epic 2-day tour from Boston
  • Visit Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds
  • Enjoy a fun-filled cruise with Niagara Falls Jet Adventure

Includes

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Fuel and taxes
  • Round-trip transportation

Duration: 2 days

Rating: 4/5

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9.Cape Cod Fast Ferry from Boston: One-Way or Round Trip

Cape Cod Fast Ferry from Boston: One-Way or Round Trip

Overview

Make your way from Boston Harbour to Provincetown and Cape Cod with a choice of a one-way or round-trip ticket. You’ll get to take in the sights of the harbour as you cruise along and then you can enjoy plenty of free time exploring everything that the Cape has to offer.

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • See Provincetown’s plentiful art galleries, restaurants and shopping areas
  • Admire the beautiful view of the New England coast as you cruise along
  • Enjoy free on-board Wi-Fi on the boat from Boston to Provincetown

Includes

  • Choice of one-way or round-trip ferry from Boston to Cape Cod
  • Fees and charges

Duration: 90 minutes

Rating: 4.5/5

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10.American History Bus Tour: Boston to Cambridge, Concord, and Lexington

American History Bus Tour: Boston to Cambridge, Concord, and Lexington

Overview

Visit top sights and locations that have helped pave the way for America’s history on this bus tour from Boston to Cambridge, Concord and Lexington. You’ll be able to see the Battle Road Trail, the Lexington Battle Green and Harvard Yard; this is a fantastic day trip from Boston for history buffs!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Half-day trip to explore famous American history landmarks
  • Visit Concord and Cambridge
  • Learn more about the importance and significance of the Revolutionary War and Civil War

Includes

  • Round-trip transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • 5-hour American history tour
  • Hotel transfers
  • Professional tour guide and driver for the day

Duration: 5 hours

Rating: 4/5

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11.Private Day Trip from Boston to Salem

Private Day Trip from Boston to Salem

Overview

Travel from Boston to Salem and be transported back in time to colonial New England where you’ll get the chance to discover the infamous Witch Trials of Salem. You’ll learn all about the region’s association with witchcraft and you’ll even meet a modern-day practicing witch who’s sure to have a few tricks up her sleeve!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Private tour for more personal experience
  • Learn about the infamous 1693 Salem Witch Trials
  • Learn more about the myths and legends of Salem witches

Includes

  • Private day trip
  • Tour guide

Duration: 7 hours

Rating: 5

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12.Niagara Falls Day Trip from Boston by Air

Niagara Falls Day Trip from Boston by Air

Overview

On this short 60-minute flight from Boston to Niagara Falls you’ll be able to enjoy the stunning views of the New England countryside as you cruise through the air on a plane. It’s sure to be an action-packed day of exploring the Falls and the Maid of the Mist from Boston but it’ll also be an experience you’ll never forget!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • See the town’s shops, historic buildings and museums
  • Go on a sightseeing excursion to the famous Niagara Falls
  • Enjoy a delicious VIP lunch at Tony Roma’s restaurant

Includes

  • Optional helicopter ride
  • Driver and tour guide for the full day
  • 2-course meal at Tony Roma’s

Duration: 1 day

Rating: 4/5

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13.Private Day Trip from Boston to Plimoth Plantation

Private Day Trip from Boston to Plimoth Plantation

Overview

Travel in style in a luxury private vehicle from Boston to the Plimoth Plantation and learn more about the history as you go. You’ll be taken to a 17-th century colonial village as part of your tour, as well as to various historic landmarks such as the Plymouth Rock.

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Travel from Boston to Plymouth in a luxury private vehicle such as a Rolls Royce
  • Customise your own itinerary to suit your needs
  • Experience 17th century colonial village life
  • Learn all about New England’s Wampanoag Native American tribe

Includes

  • Private day trip with driver

Duration: 8 hours

Rating: 5

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14.Boston to New Hampshire Fall Foliage White Mountains Tour

Boston to New Hampshire Fall Foliage White Mountains Tour

Overview

Known for being one of the best places in America to see the beautiful fall foliage, New Hampshire is a great place to visit on a day trip from Boston. On this particular tour you’ll be taken to the incredible White Mountains in New Hampshire where you’ll enjoy a long and leisurely photo opportunity break where you’ll be able to take ample pictures of your stunning surroundings. You’ll also drive along Kancamagus Highway which is another famous place for spotting the quintessentially autumnal foliage.

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Discover New England’s beautiful foliage
  • See the incredible White Mountains
  • Visit numerous iconic scenic viewpoints to get the best pictures

Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Driver and tour guide
  • Snacks and bottled water

Duration: 12 hours

Rating: 5

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15.Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Boston Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Overview

Embark on an epic sightseeing cruise around the Boston Harbour on this day trip from Boston city. You’ll get to see the city’s most famous attractions and landmarks and your narrator will only be too happy to point everything out for you! You’ll also learn all about Revolutionary War and the Legends of the Sea and your tour guide will provide you with ample historic information about the incredible city of Boston.

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Historic sightseeing cruise from Boston
  • Visit the oldest continuously manned lighthouse in America
  • Cruise through the Harbour Islands National Park
  • Admire the city from the water as you sail around

Includes

  • Narrated tour from expert guide
  • Plentiful information of the history of Boston

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Rating: 4.5/5

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16.2-Day Acadia National Park and Bar Harbour Tour from Boston

2-Day Acadia National Park and Bar Harbour Tour from Boston

Overview

Pay a visit to the Acadia National Park and Bar Harbour on an epic 2-day group tour from Boston. You’ll enjoy a visit to the top beaches in Maine and you’ll also want to pack your camera with plenty of batteries so you can take lots of pictures of the pink granite Cadillac Mountain. As an optional added extra, you can also choose to take a cruise around Bar Harbour and learn more about the remarkable wildlife that lives there! This tour is truly incredible for nature lovers!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Visit the Acadia National Park
  • Choose an optional tour around Bar Harbour
  • Visit the Cadillac Mountain
  • Enjoy lots of free time to do your own exploring

Includes

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Taxes, handling charges and fees

Duration: 2 days

Rating: 3/5

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17.Boston to Newport Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Admission

Boston to Newport Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Admission

Overview

If you want to escape the busy city sights of Boston and head to more remote corners, then this day trip from Boston to Newport is the perfect tour for you! You’ll see the impressive Breakers mansion, St. Mary’s Church, the Elms Mansion and the Ocean Drive Historic District, plus so much more!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • See the iconic sights of Newport such as St. Mary’s Church, the Naval War College and Fort Adams
  • Travel from Boston to Rhode Island on an action-packed day trip
  • Enjoy a small private tour

Includes

  • Small group tour to make it more enjoyable
  • Complimentary snacks and refreshments
  • Hotel transfers in Boston
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Newport discount card
  • Free time to explore some of Newport on your own
  • Admission into numerous mansions

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4.5/5

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18.Private Full-Day Trip to Kittery Premium Outlets from Boston

Private Full-Day Trip to Kittery Premium Outlets from Boston

Overview

Shop at top designer brands and labels as you embark on a leisurely 8-hour shopping excursion from Boston to the Kittery Premium Outlets. Once you’re there, you’ll enjoy wandering around the dozens of designer shops such as Calvin Klein and Cole Haan and you may even benefit from a discount or two!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Escape the busy city life of Boston and make your way to shopping heaven
  • Discover great deals on the top designer brands at Kittery
  • Enjoy picking up gifts for people back at home at the outlet

Includes

  • Private driver and vehicle for the day from Boston

Duration: 8 hours

Rating: 4/5

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19.Boston: North End to the Freedom Trail - Food & History Tour (Small Group

Boston: North End to the Freedom Trail - Food & History Tour (Small Group

Overview

Wander along the iconic Freedom Trail in Boston and experience the city’s best food, culture and history. Your tour guide will take you from the North End of Boston, all along the Freedom Trail, as well as to a historic Italian neighbourhood where you’ll be able to sate your appetite with some yummy food!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Learn about the incredible history of the American Revolution
  • Try numerous different foods in different neighbourhoods around Boston
  • Sip a refreshingly cold beer in the Italian neighbourhood

Includes

  • Food tastings and nibbles
  • English-speaking expert tour guide
  • Admission ticket to an ancient church

Duration: 5 hours

Rating: 5

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20.Whale Watching Cruise from Boston

Whale Watching Cruise from Boston

Overview

Enjoy a truly epic and potentially once in a lifetime excursion from Boston as you go whale watching from Boston Harbour! Try and spot the elusive Finback and Humpback whales, as well as the mischievous White Sided dolphins! Make sure your camera battery is fully charged as you definitely won’t want to miss the opportunity to take an epic picture of these gentle giants!

Tour highlights:

Highlights

  • Cruise in a catamaran from Boston Harbour to try and get the best views of various whales
  • See whales in their natural oceanic habitat

Includes

  • 3-hour cruise to see dolphins and whales from Boston
  • Taxes and fees
  • Catamaran boat ticket

Duration:

Rating: 4.5/5

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FAQs about Boston Day trips

Boston day trips are special, professionally-guided tours which are designed to take you on long hour trips outside Boston city or sometimes combine various Boston main attractions together at a low cost just to occupy your day with fun-filled moments and interesting activities.

Tripindicator did a thorough research to provide the best Boston day trips by comparing features like easy booking, price – friendliness and also carefully reading all travellers reviews and feedback - subsequently following FAQs about Boston Day trips.

How much is a Day tour from Boston?

Boston day trips are trips that take you on a day exploration inside or outside a city. They vary in days (including: Boston multiple day tour, day trips outside Boston city, day trips in Boston city), and varies also in prices based on type of Boston day trips starting from €21.02 to €866.93.