I can’t believe the tour is nearly over! There has been a couple of ups and downs but overall it really has been an experience of a lifetime!
I will be reviewing the tour when I get home, so keep your eyes peeled!
After a very comfortable nights sleep in the Doubletree by Hilton, we hopped on the bus bright and early again… another 6:30am start!
From the hotel we only had a 30 minute drive before we arrived at Harvard University. This was one of the stops I was most excited for on the entire tour!
We were given free time to roam the famous campus. One of the most famous spots is probably the John Harvard statue. I was interested to learn that the statue isn’t actually of him because no one actually knew what he looked like!
Despite how ridiculously early it was, we managed to find Harvard gift shop that was open! This absolutely made my day as my Mum has wanted a Harvard shirt for years (after loosing hers in the hospital when she gave birth to me).
It felt really special to buy that shirt for her today ❤️
From the Harvard University we then stopped at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was a really cool site, lots of old grande buildings mixed in with the new!
After checking out the Uni’s we headed into the centre of Boston where we climbed aboard our Boston Harbour cruise!
The Boston cruise was probably my favourite out of all the cruises we have done this holiday (excluding the Hornblower, that was next level!)
There was narration throughout where all the famous spots were pointed out and their significance explained!
For instance, residents in a specific part of the harbour pay at least £3,000,000,000 for a small house! Arguably, it is a fantastic location. In fact, the prices are so high because you get 2 parking spots. This is apparently unheard of in Boston where parking is impossible!
The views were amazing, the Boston skyline is truly stunning!
We were fortunate to have such a clear, beautiful day! It felt so much hotter here than in any of the stops in Canada!
The cruise lasted around an hour which seemed just enough time to take in all of the sights!
From there we had more free time to explore. Jeremy and I chose to visit the Quincy Market. The Quincy Market was the first open food market ever to exist!
It was amazing in there, they literally had all the food you could dream of! It was still way too early for lunch at this point, but Jeremy and I didn’t want to leave without trying something!
We opted for scallops wrapped in bacon. They’re something I’ve never seen in a Market before and they looked so good that I had to try them! The scallops were outstanding! The flavour was well balanced between the saltiness of the bacon and the sweetness of the scallops!
After the Quincy Market we only had about an hour until we needed to get back on the bus. Despite still not being hungry for lunch I wanted to find some really good lobster to try as Boston is famous for doing it well!
The top place for Lobster on TripAdvisor is James Hook and Company, this was only a 15 minute walk away so we headed over.
We chose a large lobster roll to share. It cost $24 with tax. We had it wrapped up ‘to go’ so we could tuck into later on the bus. Fast forward an hour and a half… this lobster was incredible. If you are going to Boston you really can’t afford to miss out on this!
We took are time walking back though Boston after picking up the lobster roll. I definitely want to go back to Boston and and have more time to soak it all in!
We hopped back on the bus to drive to our hotel in New Jersey, ready for the final day in New York tomorrow.
We arrived at the hotel at 5:30 which is just amazing! Usually we leave in the mornings around 6am and don’t get back to the hotel until 8 or 9.
I am grateful for a shorter day today as Jeremy and I are both feeling tired after all this travel!
This evening have watch a film and ordered room service and we also plan to put some more planning into the next 4 days which we are spending in New York by ourselves!
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