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  • Boston to Salem 1-Way and Round Trip Ferry Tickets

    1. Boston to Salem 1-Way and Round Trip Ferry Tickets

    Spend more time sightseeing and less time traveling with a fast ferry ticket to Salem from Boston, or vice versa. Available as a 1-way or round-trip option, the hassle free journey takes a relaxing hour each way. Hop aboard at Boston’s Long Wharf, and in less than an hour you’ll be museum hopping and sampling the specialties of local chefs in Salem’s quaint neighborhoods. Discover unique boutiques for shopping and more. If you are staying in Salem but want to explore Boston, the fast ferry can speed you to Beantown in no time. Upon arrival, take a cruise along the Charles River, see all the monuments from the birth of America, or go for a walk on Boston Common. Forget the hassle of driving, finding a parking place, and driving back after a long day sightseeing and shopping. Let the ferry take the frustration out of your day. This service is seasonal and operates from May to October. ...

    Such a fun way to get to Salem! Loved learning about significant and historical places along the way. Our commentator was incredible. Would highly recommend and will definitely take again!

  • From Boston: Guided Bike Tour of Cambridge

    2. From Boston: Guided Bike Tour of Cambridge

    Renowned as one of America’s most bicycle-friendly cities, experience the atmosphere and appeal of Cambridge during a 2.5-hour guided bike tour. Known as “Boston’s Left Bank,” Cambridge is a hotspot of the arts and home to MIT and Harvard University.  Begin this experience by meeting your  guide at the designated meeting point. Here pick up your helmet, water, and your bicycle or electric bike that will take you from Boston over the Charles River and into Cambridge.  From the cycling paths on the Charles River to the booming industry of Kendall Square, this tour shows you the most exciting and vibrant parts of Cambridge. You will visit some of Cambridge's most popular sites such as Harvard Square, The Stata Center, Longfellow Bridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Charles River with views of the Boston Skyline.

  • From NYC: Private Boston & Woodbury Common Outlets Tour

    3. From NYC: Private Boston & Woodbury Common Outlets Tour

    Get picked up early in the morning at a location of your choice between Lower Manhattan and 125th St. Meet your professional bilingual guide, then drive for approximately 4.5 hours to one of the oldest cities in the United States. Founded in 1630, Boston was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution. Make your first stop at Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, take a short guided walk through the institution. Look over toward MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) before crossing the Charles River on your way to the house of the Boston Red Sox and the oldest baseball park in major league baseball: Fenway Park. The next stop is the Boston Common, the first public park in the United States. From there, let your guide lead you to several historic sites included on the Freedom Trail, and learn the history and significanc...

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What people are saying about Charles River

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 667 reviews

Well-worth the money! Got to learn about the surrounding areas without feeling like the history lesson was “stuffy.” It was a comfortable ride, and a great way to visit Salem without having the make a solo drive. It took the stress out of traveling outside Boston to explore more.

Everything was great, easy to book, easy to find, was on time both ways, trip was nice - lots to look at, snacks/drink options on the boat was a bonus, got some great history from the ships guide, overall was a very nice experience.

Such a fun way to get to Salem! Loved learning about significant and historical places along the way. Our commentator was incredible. Would highly recommend and will definitely take again!

Wonderful! Enjoyed the history they gave us!! We are enjoying our stay and the more we learned the better!

Great way to get to Salem from Boston. Loved the trip.