Class trips are always fun, especially if you are travelling to another state or city for over-night stay. Boston is one of the most renowned and preferred city for educational class trips in middle school students. Although, you can plan an over-night trip to Boston, but it may not give you enough exposure and learning experience since the city of Boston has a lot to offer, for which you need at least 3 to 4 day trip. It is always good to have the help of a tour company to make your learning experience even more remarkable.
What to do in Boston trip?
Boston is a great city that serves different activities for individuals of all age groups and interests. For students and young adolescents, the beautiful city of Boston offers recreational class trips:
- Freedom trail: it is one of the most visited attractions of Boston that is full of historic and learning monuments like USS Constitution. Most students would love to see sites like Old North Church and New England aquarium. Walking trail has historic importance and very few people know that this trail is among the first few of the American tour trails. For history students, this trail will orient you to the glamorous and rich American history of past 2 decades.
- Riding the duck: See the whole city on an amphibious duck boat. Your tour guide will educate you about the history of many sites in Boston, take you on a water ride of the Charles River and create soem very fun opportunities. Some of their stops include: Bunker Hill, Old North Church, the U.S.S. Constitution and much more.
- Museums: Boston offers something for every type of class and students, be it history, science, botany or International politics. One great experience is the John F. Kennedy Museum and Library, an architectural wonder in Boston
- Prudential Tower Deck: this huge sky-scrapper offers you a view of the beautiful and lively city of Boston and enhances your learning and educational tour experience. Preferably, visit the deck during early evening time to enjoy the fullest. It is a great spot to take pictures and also to make some unforgettable memories with your class-mates.
- Universities: Boston is the home to a great many world renowned Universities. Take a college tour and have an opportunity to discuss college life with their students. Some of the most notable Universities are Harvard, Boston Collegem Boston University, New England Conservatory of Music and MIT.
- The Performing Arts: Orchestras, Theatre performances and Murder Mysterys are just part of what make of the Arts in Boston. Come see the World renowned Boston Symphony, watch a Broadway Show on tour, experience the hip rhythmic show of Blue Man Group or be a part of the Murder Mystery in Shear Madness.
- Six flags New England: amazing park with great scenic beauty and blossoming flowers is a great getaway after all the study related stress you have to go through at your schools. For class trips and educational tours, Six flags is one of the most desirable spot for students as you can eat different cuisines, enjoy rides and also be a part of some remarkable events (depending on which month you are visiting); however, there is always some activity going on for amusement of school kids.
See all that Boston has to offer and let Peak Performance put together a perfect tour package for you.
At Peak Performance Tours, every trip to Boston includes the exceptional student tour activity - The Boston Duck Tours. They LOVE students! They've worked with student tours for almost 20 years and they offer the most exciting way to learn about the history of Boston...in a WWII replica amphibious vehicle. Imagine driving through the city of Boston in a bright pink or polka dot Duck learning about Freedom, Fun and Firsts. Their ConDUCKtors are in character and costume and bring history to life in a fun, interactive way. They cover famous firsts – did you know Boston had the first Chocolate Factory, Public Library and Subway System…just to name a few. They also point out interesting architecture and points of interest. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, your Duck drives right into the Charles River and we begin the water portion of your tour. From the Charles we see the most beautiful views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, talk about how the River is now so clean that it’s considered swim-able and we even let students drive the Duck! Not many people can say they went from land to water in the same vehicle.
The Ducks have interesting histories – they were built for WWII to transport troops and supplies from ship to shore, often times during combat. Now, they are used for sightseeing in Boston. They’ve also become Boston’s official ChampionSHIP – wthey’ve carried the World Champion Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins through the City of Boston for their championship parades!
They also offer many great student travel packages with fellow attractions, museums, theaters and restaurants. We want everyone who comes to Boston to not only enjoy a great group tour, but also a great day or week in one of America’s most beloved cities.
As a Peak Performance Tours escort, we get to experience many great cities in the U.S. and one of the best in terms of accessibility to activities and a plethora of history is Boston.
I just returned from a four-day high school senior class trip in “Beantown”, as the Bostonians call it in honor of New England’s favorite candy, the Boston Baked Bean. The student group tour began with their bus arrival at the Prudential Center in the “Back Bay” area of Boston, famous for its brownstone homes, cobbled streets, and upscale shopping, and where the group had lunch before getting on their “DuckTour” of the city. The Boston Duck Tours take you around in amphibious vehicles that drive you through the streets of Boston on a guided tour ending with a “splash” in the famous Charles River where you can see both the Boston and Cambridge skylines at the same time. Camera’s were clicking away and a few of our students got to drive the vehicle on the Charles River. After the Duck Tour, we then headed to the hotel to freshen up and from there went dinner at Fire & Ice Restaurant, a dining experience where you pick your own ingredients and its cooked in front of you. A great spot for everyone including the vegetarian, kosher or gluten free eater. Following dinner we went to see the Blue Man Group show. Who would have thought 3 bald blue guys would put on a wow of a show but hey sure did and it was a great way to end our first day.
Day 2 would be an educational tour day for sure. We started with the JFK Presidential Library and Museum where you explore the documents, images and artifacts of the Kennedy family and the Kennedy administration years as you walk through what appears to be a wing of the White House starting with actual footage of the campaign trail to the day of his assassination. From civil rights to NASA, it is an incredible display of modern day history during the Kennedy years. For lunch we headed over to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, where the Quincy Market building holds a colonnade of food choices from ice cream to lobster! The Rose Kennedy Park allows you to easily walk over to the North End if you are looking for authentic Italian food and cooking ingredients. You’ll feel like you’re in Italy. Lots of great photo ops here too! We then headed over to the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world and who’s general public opening birthday happens to be July 4, 1876! Students explored many exhibits and definitely a paradise for the art lover. Next would be dinner at the Hard Rock Café followed by a New England Ghost Night Tour where we toured the Freedom Trail at night by lantern with actual paranormal investigator guides filling us in on the darker side of Boston.
Day 3 started out with a trip up to Salem, Massahcusetts to enjoy the history of the witches and warlocks at the Salem Witch and Wax Museums to the House of Seven Gables, home to the famous writer, Nathanial Hawthorne. After lunch, which many enjoyed outside by the Harbor, we headed back to Boston to enjoy the New England Aquarium just before boarding the Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruise. Lots of food and dancing for sure.
Alas, the last day, bags were packed and off we went to stop by Old Sturbridge Village which was on the way back home just west of Worcester, MA Sturbridge Village is the country’s oldest and largest living history museums depicting early New England life with historians in costume. At the end of this tour, it was time to say good-bye as the group headed back to their home. So many students came up to me to say that they never thought they would have so much fun on an educational trip. They thought it was the best trip ever. I bet Paul Revere is riding through the streets of Boston right now ringing, “the students are coming, the students are coming”………yes, they are!