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Arriving for your cruise a day early is one of the best parts of our Pre-Cruise Packages. Without having to worry about running late, you have plenty of time to explore your port city before embarkation. There’s so much to see and do in Boston, take advantage of it all before you board. Here are some must-see spots in the city on the hill.

Boston Harbor

Along the picturesque Massachusetts Bay, is this historical landmark. Its waters, once stirred by the defiant act of the Boston Tea Party, now teem with activity, from bustling ships to serene kayaks. Iconic landmarks such as the majestic USS Constitution and the vibrant Boston Harbor Islands adorn its shores, echoing tales of a storied past. Visitors are greeted with a symphony of sights and sounds, from the rhythmic lapping of waves against the docks to the vibrant hues of a sunset casting a fiery glow over the city skyline.

Quincy Market

An electric epicenter of Boston's culinary scene, Quincy Market is the place to go for eager foodies and curious tourists alike. Its historic halls, adorned with elegant architecture and bustling stalls, offer something for all appetites. From succulent lobster rolls to piping hot clam chowder, the market's diverse array of vendors tantalize taste buds with quintessential New England fare. As street performers entertain the crowds with lively performances, the atmosphere crackles with excitement, making Quincy Market a must-visit destination for anyone craving an authentic taste of Boston.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Here’s where you can find the famed Quincy Market. As well as the “Cradle of Liberty," this Georgian-style architectural building dates back to 1742. Inside, the Great Hall hosts a variety of exhibits and events showcasing Boston's role in American history, including speeches by revolutionary leaders like Samuel Adams. The fourth floor features the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company Museum, displaying artifacts and memorabilia from America's oldest chartered military organization.

Freedom Trail

Embark on a journey through time along the iconic Freedom Trail, where every cobblestone reverberates with stories of America's revolutionary past. This 2.5-mile red-brick trail winds through the heart of Boston, weaving past 16 historically significant sites. From the hallowed grounds of Boston Common to the towering Bunker Hill Monument, each step offers a vivid glimpse into the birth of a nation. As passionate guides bring history to life and the air crackles with the spirit of liberty, the Freedom Trail ignites a fiery patriotism in all who tread its path.

Beacon Hill

Exuding timeless sophistication, these cobblestone streets are lined with historic brownstones, adorned with intricate wrought-iron fences and gas-lit lanterns, reminiscent of the bygone era. As you ascend its iconic brick sidewalks, you're greeted by the scent of blooming flowers in hidden gardens and the melodious chime of church bells echoing through the narrow streets. With its rich architectural heritage and quaint boutiques, Beacon Hill offers a captivating blend of old-world allure and contemporary vibrancy.

Boston Common

Boston Common, the radiant jewel of the city, hums with lively energy and timeless charm. Its expansive greenery, fitted with towering trees and historic monuments, beckons locals and visitors alike to revel in its beauty. Children laugh and play in the playgrounds, while couples stroll hand in hand beside the tranquil waters of the Frog Pond. With the changing seasons, the Common transforms into a kaleidoscope of colors, from the lively blossoms of spring to the warm hues of autumn. Amidst the bustling cityscape, Boston Common stands as a cherished oasis of tranquility and community spirit.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway showcases an array of public art installations and meticulously maintained gardens, providing a serene escape in downtown Boston. You can enjoy interactive water features like the Rings Fountain and attend cultural events such as festivals and outdoor performances throughout the year. With scenic views of Boston Harbor and iconic landmarks, the Greenway offers ample opportunities for relaxation, photography, and exploration. It's a vibrant urban park where nature, art, and culture converge to create a dynamic and enriching experience for all who visit.

Fenway Park

Take me out to the ball game! Home of the Boston Red Sox and the Green Monster, this ballpark is a Bostonian staple. Enjoy classic ballpark fare at the oldest active MLB stadium and spot the lone red seat in the sea of green where the longest home run hit at Fenway landed. Hit by Ted Williams on June 9, 1946, measured 502 feet. Fenway Park has the unique character of the very community that fills its stands.

Enjoy Boston Sightseeing on your Cruise Journey

Whether you’re a history buff or a foodie that can’t wait to sink your teeth into a Boston cream pie, there’s something everyone in this iconic city. Take the time during your pre-cruise package on your Yankee Seaport Cruise, New England Explorer Cruise, Cape Codder Cruise, or Grand New England Cruise, to see it all. Make travel easy, meet other cruisers, and get to the boat without a care in the world.