Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Our most recommended tours and activities

Boston: Hop-on Hop-off Old Town Trolley Tour

1. Boston: Hop-on Hop-off Old Town Trolley Tour

Enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour aboard Boston’s charming orange and green Old Town Trolley and visit more than 100 points of interest in the city at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to hop on or off all day and discover sights like the Boston State House, Liberty Wharf, and the Charlestown Navy Yard. Take in double-decker height views while protected from the elements. The comfortable enclosed trolleys allow you to experience elevated viewing come rain, snow, or shine. Choose between 1-day and 2-day ticket options with free unlimited re-boarding. The Boston Trolley tour covers all the major areas including downtown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the theater district, and the waterfront. Conductors narrate the tour, offering a fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. There are 14 stops conveniently located close to over 100 points of interest in Boston, these are: • Stop 1: New England Aquarium/Faneuil Hall Marketplace (200 Atlantic Ave) . • Stop 2: Historic North End (561 Commercial Street) • Stop 3: USS Constitution/Charlestown Navy Yard (Constitution Road between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave.) • Stop 4: North Station/TD Bank Garden (Westbound side of Causeway Street between Beverly Street and Accolon Way.) • Stop 5: Old State House (State Street between Washington and Congress Streets, across from Old State House Museum) * Stop 6: Beacon Hill/Antique Row (Charles Street at the corner of Mount Vernon Street) • Stop 7: Cheers Bar "The Original" (84 Beacon Street) • Stop 8: Prudential Center/View Boston Observatory (40 Dalton St.) • Stop 9: Christian Science Plaza/Symphony Hall (120 Huntington Avenue) • Stop 10: Copley Place Shopping Galleries (100 Huntington Ave #92 in front of the Marriott Copley Place Hotel) • Stop 11: Copley Square/Trinity Church (Boylston St & Clarendon, directly opposite 545 Boylston St.) • Stop 12: Old Town Trolley Welcome Center (Charles Street South at Boylston Street and Park Plaza.) • Stop 13: Boston State House/ Boston Common/Beacon Hill (Beacon Street at Park Street. - directly across from the State House) • Stop 14: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (discounted admission included) (Sleeper Street - directly in front of 313 Congress St.)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Public Tour

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Public Tour

Meet your student guide in Kendall Square and visit the university that ranks among the top schools in the U.S. Tour the campus and learn about some of the world's most talented innovators in the fields of math, science and technology. Get the inside scoop on the history, culture and alumni who hail from MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on a 1 hour 10-minute tour. Hear about some of the institution's alums, from engineer and astronaut Buzz Aldrin to world-famous architect, I.M. Pei. See the Great Dome, home to the school's engineering library and lovingly referred to by alums as the Center of the Universe.

From New York City: Boston and the Freedom Trail Day Trip

3. From New York City: Boston and the Freedom Trail Day Trip

Depart New York along the Eastern Coast through Connecticut to Massachusetts and to its capital, Boston. Your first stop is the city of Cambridge where will find one of the most famous and most prestigious universities in the world: Harvard. The tour starts with a walk in Harvard Yard; the oldest academic ground in America. See Widener library, then rub the shoe of John Harvard for good luck. Continue to a panoramic tour passing by City Hall, MIT and Cambridge College. Then cross the Charles River and arrive in the center of the intellectual capital of the country. Visit Copley Square, home to beautiful Trinity church. Next up is a walk along the Freedom Trail through Boston Common Park. Break for lunch at Quincy Market, and try the world famous Clam Chowder or a lobster roll. After lunch, visit the site of the famous Tea Party and the navy ship Constitution. In the late afternoon, depart southwest for an evening arrival in New York.

Boston: Charles River Sightseeing Cruise

4. Boston: Charles River Sightseeing Cruise

Enjoy a 70-minute, fully-narrated sightseeing cruise along the Charles River. Your captain and crew will both entertain and educate while pointing out the historic and cultural sights of Boston and Cambridge. Sights include Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, Boston University, M.I.T., Harvard and countless sailboats and rowers! Enjoy the sights from a covered seating area, or come out to the front for a better view. Sightseeing cruises depart from Lechmere Canal Park at Cambridge Side. The ticket booth and boat departure is located outside the doors by the Food Court.

From NYC: Boston City and Harvard Guided Day Trip

5. From NYC: Boston City and Harvard Guided Day Trip

Come discover beautiful Boston. Have your transportation and itinerary taken care of your while your only job is to sit back and enjoy this stunning city. Explore the best Boston has to offer including: Fenway Park stadium, home to the Boston Red SoxHarvard University Main campus: Harvard Yard, Old Yard, John Harvard Statue, Johnston Gate, Harvard souvenir store.Copley Square: Trinity church, Fairmont Copley Hotel, Boston Public Library, John Hancock Tower, “End line” to Boston MarathonBoston Common and the public gardens  Freedom trail: Massachusetts State house, Old state House, Granary Burying ground, Kings chapel, Faneuil hallQuincy Market Start your day in New York City, where your tour guide will share stories of different places on your journey to Boston. Once in Boston, begin your tour at Copley Square, have lunch at Quincy Market and visit Harvard University's main campus.

From NYC: Exclusive Spanish-Language Day Trip to Boston

6. From NYC: Exclusive Spanish-Language Day Trip to Boston

Your trip to Boston begins in Midtown Manhattan at the entrance of your preferred pickup hotel: Millennium Broadway, Pennsylvania, or Manhattan at Times Square. Once you have been picked up, head north to the capital city of Massachusetts. There will be a stop halfway, where you will have time to have breakfast and use the services. Once you arrive in Boston, the first stop is Copley Square, where you can appreciate the architectural contrasts of the city. See iconic sites such as the first public library in the United States, the Hancock Tower, the Church of the Holy Trinity, and the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Within Copley Square, discover the monument to the Hare and the Turtle, which commemorates the cemetery of the Boston Marathon.  The next stop will be in the Church of Christ Scientist. Following, head through Massachusetts Avenue where you will see the Back Bay neighborhood, famous for its Victorian houses. Pass by Berkeley College, the largest private music school in the world. Then, marvel at the monument to Domingo Faustino Sarmiento and get up close to the Baseball Stadium Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox. Continue towards Cambridge where the MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the prestigious Harvard University are located. Walk through the Harvard University Campus and past the famous monument of the three lies, after which you will have time to buy souvenirs. After this experience, back in Boston, walk one of the most attractive and expensive neighborhoods in the city "Beacon Hill." Leaving the neighborhood, pass by the bar made famous by the TV show "Cheers" and through the first public park in the USA. Cross through the Massachusetts Governorate, part of the Freedom Trail and the Financial Center, and the place of the Boston Massacre of 1770. The last stop will be at Quincy Market. At its inception in 1826, it was used as a center of production, purchase, and exchange of food products and is now the city's cultural center. In the market, you will have free time for lunch. Your guide will advise you as to where the best clam chowder and lobster sandwiches are sold, two of Boston's most famous local dishes. Finally, after lunch, head back to NYC and get dropped off where you were picked up.

Boston: Charles River Sunset and Cocktail Cruise

7. Boston: Charles River Sunset and Cocktail Cruise

Experience the spectacular scenery of Boston and Cambridge from the calm waters of the Charles River during this 90-minute cruise. With cocktail music in the background and a refreshing drink in your hand from our full-service bar, you will watch the setting sun over the cities of Boston and Cambridge. Guests can purchase drinks and light snacks from a full service bar on board. Charles River Sunset Cruises depart from Lechmere Canal Park located directly outside the Food Court at CambridgeSide Mall. Cruises run rain or shine!

Boston: Hop-on Hop-off Boston Sightseeing Tour with 24 Stops

8. Boston: Hop-on Hop-off Boston Sightseeing Tour with 24 Stops

Enjoy a hop-on, hop-off bus tour of the historic cities of Boston and Cambridge. Climb aboard an open-top, double-decker bus equipped with informative audio guides in multiple languages, ensuring an enriching experience. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Boston as you pass by famous sites like the Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, Fenway Park, and the prestigious Harvard University and MIT. With the freedom to hop off at any stop within the cities, delve deeper into the attractions that capture your interest. With unlimited rides with a 1-day or 2-day ticket, hop on and off as many times as you like, allowing for a truly immersive and personalized exploration of the vibrant cities of Boston and Cambridge. Get access to 24 stops conveniently located close to more than 100 attractions. Stop 1: New England Aquarium Stop 2: Old State House Museum Stop 3: Downtown Boston Stop 4: Boston Common Stop 5: Cheers Pub Stop 6: Boston Public Library (Shuttle Bus Connecting) Stop 7: Trinity Church Stop 8: Massachusetts State House Stop 9: Historic North End Stop 10: USS Constitution Museum Stop 11: TD Garden Stop 12: Boston Children's Museum Stop 13: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Stop 14: Massport (Cruise Pickup Only) Stop 15: Boston Fish Pier Stop 16: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stop 17: Harvard University Stop 18: Harvard Lowell House Stop 19: Cambridge City Hall Stop 20: Central Square Stop 21: MIT Chapel Stop 22: Hynes Convention Center Stop 23: Christian Science Plaza Stop 24: Copley Place Mall

Boston: Helicopter Skyline Tour

9. Boston: Helicopter Skyline Tour

Discover the enchanting city of Boston like never before on a captivating helicopter tour! Take your pick from three remarkable tour options, each offering a distinct perspective of Boston. Opt for the 30-minute city tour to witness iconic landmarks such as the Prudential Tower, Fenway Park, MIT, Harvard University, and Harvard Square. For an added thrill, choose the 30-minute city tour with the doors off, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the breathtaking sights. Alternatively, embark on the 45-minute city and harbor island tour, and be captivated by the mesmerizing beauty of Boston's skyline and harbor. Departing and landing from the conveniently located Norwood Memorial Airport, this helicopter tour provides sensational views that will leave you in awe. Each tour promises a unique experience. Get ready to create unforgettable moments and experience the city of Boston from a whole new perspective.

Boston : eSIM Internet Data Plan for USA 4G/5G

10. Boston : eSIM Internet Data Plan for USA 4G/5G

Dive into the rich history and vibrant culture of Boston, USA, without missing a beat! Our eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're walking the Freedom Trail, exploring the campuses of Harvard and MIT, or enjoying the city's renowned seafood. How It Works: 1. Purchase: Select the data package that best suits your Boston adventure. 2. Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! 3. Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your exploration of Boston. Compatibility: Make sure your device supports eSIM technology. For more details, visit our compatibility list at

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Excellent tour. Our driver cum guide was obviously passionate about his work and gave us great descriptions and detailed stories about many historical buildings as we passed by them . Due to limited time availability, we didn’t get off the bus. It still took almost 2 hours to complete the full tour - definitely worth the money 👍🏼

This was a PERFECT way to see all of the historical sites in the amazing City of Boston! We are so glad we had a 2-day pass. The stop locations were perfect to plan our hop offs and ons to take in and explore the Freedom Trail and other notable sites. The drivers were rich in knowledge and very friendly. Thank you!

We had a great time on the tour! We started early in the morning to do a complete loop before picking where we wanted to hop off. Gonzo was our driver for that full loop and was the best of the day, highly recommend!

The tea party reenactment was amazing! Loved how enthusiastic our guide was and how he got everyone involved!

Guide was great, got to go into a number of buildings. Very informative tour!