Why BA Holidays?

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  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car rental together for the best deals
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  • Low online deposits
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City breaks to Boston

Discover the unique charm and rich heritage of the ‘Athens of America’ on Boston city breaks. Chic, beautiful and steeped in history – Boston more than lives up to its nickname of the ‘little big city’.

Visit Boston in autumn, when the city’s glorious parks become a vision of colour. Follow the historic Freedom Trail or tour prestigious Harvard university. Catch a ball game at Fenway Park or have your photograph taken at the famous Cheers bar. Stay at one of our convenient hotels for shopping at world-class malls and chic boutiques. Or explore stunning New England with our car hire.

Boston experiences

See the best of Boston with these exciting experiences

Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Discover Boston at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. See the most popular sights of Boston at your own pace, by hopping on and off at any of the 18 stops as often as you like. Trolleys depart every 20 or 30 minutes, dependant upon season. Show your Old Town Trolley ticket and receive free admission to the Old State House, Boston’s preeminent historic museum, housed within the oldest surviving building in the city.

Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Boston CityPass

See Boston’s most famous attractions at one price, with plenty of time to enjoy them all. The CityPass is valid for nine days, so you can take everything in on weekend breaks or visit the attractions at your leisure. Take in spectacular views from the Skywalk Observatory. Soak up the culture at the Museum of Fine Arts. Shop until you drop at the Prudential Center, or spend fun-filled family days out at the New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science.

Boston CityPass

New England Seacoast

This delightful tour takes in the unique scenery of the New England coast, stopping first at beautiful Hampton Beach. Your second stop will be in scenic Maine, where you will see York’s famous ‘Nubble Light’ lighthouse. Admire the historic architecture as you continue through the tree-lined streets of Kennebunk Village. After viewing former President Bush’s summer home from Walker Point, your tour concludes with 2 hours of shopping and lunch at the many quaint shops and eateries of Kennebunkport.

New England Seacoast

Boston Whale Watching Cruise

The Boston Whale Watching Cruise by high-speed catamaran is the fastest and most comfortable way to see these magnificent creatures. Get to and from the whales in half the time, allowing more time to watch as they frolic in their natural habitat. You’ll visit Stellwagen Bank, the East Coast’s most famous whale watching destination. Each cruise is narrated by a guide from the noted Whale Center of New England (WCNE), who will share their unique insight into these amazing mammals.

Boston Whale Watching Cruise

Fall Foliage Spectacular Tour from Boston

Experience the stunning New England countryside in fall as the leaves transform into a spectacular collage of colours. Travel past glassy ponds and ancient farms, weathered roadside taverns and sturdy colonial churches. Tuck into a traditional hot lunch (for an additional cost) at a quaint tavern nestled in the heart of the mountains. Complete your afternoon with a visit to a native apple orchard where sweet (non-alcoholic) cider is made. This seasonal tour operates from September to October.

Fall Foliage Spectacular Tour from Boston

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Find out what the weather is like before taking a Boston holiday

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Boston for free

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Boston for free

History, art, and loafing in the park: sometimes the best things in life really are free. Five great - and gratis - things to do in Boston.

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