America's College Town.
Boston Area College Tour
With over 50 colleges in the greater Boston Area and over 250,000 college students, come see why Boston is called "America's College Town". After visiting two colleges per day, stroll through Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, hop on a Boston Harbor cruise and take in a fun-filled comedy show at night. Depending on the length of your tour, walk the Freedom Trail, climb aboard the USS Constitution, shop on Newbury Street or visit museums.
Popular colleges to include on this tour include Babson College, Bentley University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Emerson College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Northeastern University, Tufts University, Wellesley College.
Recommended tour length for this area is 3-4 days but all of our tours are completely customizable to the unique needs of your school. Some schools will want a longer or shorter tour with an optional sightseeing day depending on the distance they have traveled and the interests of their students. This tour can be combined with our New York City and/or Philadelphia tours for a longer experience. For inspiration, here is a sample itinerary that we've done before.
Day 0 or early Day 1: Fly into Boston Logan Airport or arrive by charter bus. Sightseeing in Boston dependent upon arrival time.
College Visit #1: Boston College
Lunch at Boston College
College Visit #2: Boston University
Explore Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market
Dinner in Faneuil Hall
Boston Harbor Cruise (seasonal) or alternate evening activity
Back to hotel
Breakfast in hotel
College Visit #3: Tufts University
Lunch at Tufts University
College Visit #4: Harvard University OR Massachusetts Institute of Technology (each student chooses)
Explore Harvard Square
Dinner at popular local restaurant
Theatre or Comedy Show
Breakfast in hotel
College Visit #5: Northeastern University
Lunch at Northeastern University
College Visit #6: Brandeis University or Bentley University (each student chooses)
Depart for home
Starting at $699 per student for above itinerary, plus round-trip airfare arranged by College Exploration Tours or charter bus arrival to Boston area. Price includes all accommodations, meals, activities, transportation during the tour, gratuities and CXT tour leader.