Great trip, great sceneries, tour guide simon was excellent in explaining very informative,tour put together. Hotel was great quality Inn . The food was great, service, and attractions and overall great historical learning experience for all . I recommend this tour for all definitely would travel again . Kaliope
I loved the tour. Good time given to check places. I was little disappointed that we couldn't go inside MIT.
Only suggestion I would give is to stop at a proper place for food if people opt out of Lobster meal. We were dropped off at China town and had a difficulty in finding other food there for dinner.
Didn't expect that much in the first place however we feel it worth every penny after that. The tour is very well organized and follows the itinerary exactly. Our guide Vicky Meng is very professional, helpful and considerate. She provided detailed information of all the attractions which impressed us a lot. The hotel is extremely cozy with complimentary breakfast. Thanks Vicky thanks Zong Heng Tour Company. Will definitely recommend to everyone with no hesitation!
I want to congratulate the tour operator and Ding our tour guide and driver in our tour to Boston from New York, last August 1st and 2nd, 2016. They provided us with excellent service and attention. Thank you.
Jane was an amazing guide, very very detailed, she actually gave us the full information about the things we visited. I could never think of seeing so many things in only two days. This was probably the most productive and refreshing two days for me in last few years. Thanks once again and I definitely know now that im gonna keep booking tours with you guys.
This tour was a wonderful experience that I shared with my friends last year and so now I want to repeat and share with other friends and know other sites through these tours I also seem cheap compared to other .The driver and guide were very friendly. Thank you
This 2-Day Yale University, Rhode Island, Boston trip was pretty good. All locations as mentioned in the itinerary were covered. Ms. Cora Chen is an excellent tour guide and the tour is very well organized. The hotel was great with the complimentary breakfast. The only downside was the AC inside the bus wasn't working properly, making the trip was a little bit less enjoyable.
Overall, our family is very satisfied with the trip and will recommend to friends & family.
I would prefer a tour that goes directly to Boston, it only takes 4 hours to drive there; and then do Boston thoroughly with JFK Library and all Museums. It took way too long to drive each way, only arriving after 8 hours the 1st day.
My parents had a tour with Jerry Lin and he was great and caring. Jerry is friendly, professional, and considerate. Yale was very impressive and my parents were glad that it was included. They prefer Yale visit to Harvard and MIT.
Well organized, Worth for money, experience and well mannered tour guide, over all it was an excellent experience and made our trip the best.Thank you for our guide, Jerry Lin, he did a good job to show us around the 3 university in the two days
The tour is great, thank to our tour guide, Jerry Lin and the driver. It is a beautiful campus in Yale, one of the top 20 best campus in USA, we really enjoy it. The tour guide in Yale is very helpful and nice to show us around. Thank you for the trip wonderful for us, we really have a good time, especially the tour guide help us take a lot of group photos.
Amazing trip. Tour guide "Will Chang" was the best.
We visited Yale University, Boston Cruise, Quincy Market, Breaker Mansion ...... view of the Atlantic Ocean was awesome... Getting vegan food was a little difficult for us.... trip is really worth it.....
We had an excellent time and the tour is worth every penny. Our tour guide was Ally, and she made the whole experience great. She took great efforts to keep everyone on time and also made sure we were comfortable. I would definitely recommend this trip.
I enjoyed the tour, and had fun with all the groups. We got complimentary breakfast from the hotel and the tour was nicely arranged. It was good and memorable time. Thank you for our guide, Jerry Lin, he did such a good job, he planed very well for this tour, Boston is cold and nice!
Did this tour in the winter 2015. Our tour guide, Jerry, was very organized and he handled the tour well. We had a full bus and were still able to see all attractions that was part of the itinerary despite the weather and the fact that it gets really dark at around 4pm.
The only thing is that I wished I could have seen Harvard and MIT better (they felt more like a side trip, spending just 20 minutes on each of the 2 campuses).
My favorite part was Rhode Island, not just the mansion but the whole community looked really elegant and classy.
We stayed at Quality Inn and it came with free breakfast. It was really worth the money because we used the buy 2 get 3rd for free promotion. It's like we paid $72 per person for the bus and hotel (with breakfast).
I noticed a LOT of reviewers here complain about being forced to pay admission fees or take the lobster dinner. When they say it's optional, it's very straightforward, you can opt not to do them and save time and money.
Since it started snowing the 2nd day, we opted out of the aquarium and the cruise and just spent time at Quincy Market. Also, we didn't avail of the lobster dinner. We just ate at the same restaurant but ordered what we wanted.
This is my 2nd tour with TakeTours and I still love it. Can't wait for the next one!
This is our second trip with TakeTours.com and we enjoyed it immensely. The whole trip was organized beautifully. Our tour guide, Will, gave us a lot of interesting tidbits about the places we visited. He was also very personable and willing to help. I just hoped we would have had more time to spend at Harvard and at MIT.
This is my second time with TakeTours.com. I had an amazing time. We are a family of four, my husband and two boys. The children loved the Mystic Aquarium, the Boston Harbor and the Universities, Yale, Harvard and MIT. The tour guide was excellent, very pleasant and the driver was on point. Tim, the tour guide, met all our expectations. We were always on time for the next attractions and the Chinese food they served us was amazing.
I would recommend this trip. The driver and the tour guide were excellent. Cora communicated great. We understood her clearly. The trip was perfect. We visited many interesting places. Three states and three prominent colleges. It was a tremendous experience, especially for my 17 year old daughter. The hotel was very clear and comfortable.. the free complimentary breakfast was delicious. My daughter and I had a wonderful time.
This was our third tour after Niagara and Washington DC. This was a relaxed tour. Yale was a student guided tour and was good. Nothing much to see at Harvard or MIT Universities. Cruise was not impressive. Instead inclusion of whale watching would have been a good idea.
This is my third trip with this company and the best one yet. This tour was not that rushed and tour guide Ethan was very friendly and patient.. Our driver was also very friendly and I felt safe and comfortable throughout our trip. Hotel was very nice and clean and we were able to complete all itinerary listed. I am definitely looking forward to going on more trips with this company..
We have just come back from this trip and we would award it 8 or 8.5 out of 10 overall as an experience. You just have to go with the mindset that there will be 2 early morning starts and get a bit rushed on the tours. As long as you accept that, these guys will efficiently get you to the sites and on the tours as advertised. We had fun obeying orders! It took the stress away from me having to drive. We were all able to nap on the coach to make up for the very early morning starts. The coach itself is good. To give 5 stars, it would have had to have TV screens operational or at least electricity points by the seats for laptops, iPads, phones etc...But that is a detail. We had a great time. Two days was enough for us on the tour. We can recommend it, especially given the price.
I did this tour with my 16-year-old daughter. It allowed us to do and see many things in little amount of time.
I was surprised by the quality of the hotel and the tour guide was really good.
I definitely plan on booking another tour with them.
Tour was good. Guide, Chun Li, was very professional and very nice. He covered all the places in the itinerary and briefed all the things about each place clearly. His communication is good. Regular tour, Breaker Mansion is really nice. During the day we went on the Boston Harbor Cruise which was cloudy and awesome, hence we enjoyed the cruise as well. Boston is a good place to see. The only thing you need to take care of is if you are a vegetarian, please take food from home for yourself for 2 days. in case you don't find any vegetarian food anywhere, you will end you eating French fries and pizza.
Trip was kinda dragged to fit a 2 day schedule. Nothing much to see at Harvard or MIT universities. Yale was a student guided tour and was good. Cruise was not impressive. Instead they should change and remove the fluffy school visits and cruise and include the whale watching. Quincy, Breakers, Aquarium were the only truly good parts. Even with Newport, we could have done atleast 1 more mansion and/or a drive seeing the exteriors on the remaining mansions.
As for the guide Boris and the driver were calm and communicated well.
The tour was pretty good, and my family really enjoyed it. We all enjoyed the Aquarium and Rhode Island. The issue was only with the Tour Leader, Mr. Dragun. He needs to be more polite and friendly. Some tourists are vegetarian, the leader has learned interest in guiding them in search of food. "We are Chinese!! So we take a halt where Chinese food is available", such an arrogant comment he made. Which is unacceptable. The tourist are from all over the world. Except for these issues, the rest of the tour was fun.
I'm very glad that I took this tour. Everything was perfect. We have visited many interesting places and I got huge impression.
But one thing I do not like is uncivilized behavior of the Chinese children and adults on our bus. They scattered trash in our bus in spite of notice, behaved noisy, ran around. If you want to take this tour, grab a lot of patience.
Enjoyed the tour with many new experiences. Can say university tour because go through 3 university - Harvard, MIT & Yale. The Yale University tour with a Chinese student from China of Yale University as a tour guide is well appreciated. It is a really good ideas to use a student at each university as a tour guide. Tour guide is easy going and friendly, but bus driver is a aggressive. The cruise was interesting, and we joined the lobster dinner but family should share eating by passengers. Should come with individual set for family with small kids. Hotel was okay. Accommodation was great and the free breakfast is appreciated...Quality Inn was clean and comfortable.
Enjoyed the tour very much. Got a lot of information especially on the Yale tour with the Yale student the company offers as a tour guide. It is a really good ideas to use a student at each university as a tour guide. Hotel was also great, clean, comfortable. Tour guide Serena is great. Driver is great as well. Appreciated the services.
We did this tour recently and was a good way to experience Boston without having to stay there. We didn't stop at the church as it states in the itinerary, the cruise was a bit boring, and we didn't do the lobster dinner as there were other places to eat easily accessible.
Will, the tour guide, was very informative and funny, easy to ask questions to. Would take a lot to organize this tour and all the people on it. Accommodation was okay.
The Boston /Rhode Island tour was good. The tour guide, Will Chan, was really informative and good. A couple of people who tried the lobster dinner told us that it was not that good. You have other options nearby.
This was a very relaxed tour. My group of three enjoyed a lot! All attraction were beautiful.. like Boston, Breakers Mansions, Gynce Market Yale, Mystic Aquarium, etc. Our guide, Serena, was very helpful, nice, and knowledgeable of all attractions. We will definitely go again! I recommend for everyone to take this tour.
Our tour guide Will Chen was a jolly person and managed the tour very well. On our first day we had the bus break down due to some technical issues. Later we were dropped to Mystic Aquarium, and by the time we visited it, they had arranged for another bus. It was a nice 2 day trip to Boston and all the universities. Only thing is they should provide more time to visit these universities instead of Quincy Market.
The tour has a well planned itinerary and hence there is no rush, although one needs to follow the schedule by the tour Guide. Following the guide helps to ensure one gets required time at each attraction and doesn't cause delay. If you a vegetarian, please ensure to carry some snacks and especially something for day 1 dinner. The point where bus stops for dinner is near to South Sattion Bus terminal, but most of the shops get closed by the time you reach there. We had a funny and good guide (Will Chan) who was funny and ensured to provide proper details.
This tour exceeded my expectation. The places we visited were awesome, most especially, Boston, Yale, and the Breakers Mansion. The cruise was a delight, seeing Boston from out the harbor. Harvard, MIT, Quincy Market. Yale's architecture was jaw dropping...gothic like you're in a medieval castle.
The tour guide was very helpful but one tourist and her family made her work miserable...they were not time conscious. We lost a lot of time just waiting for them. In group tours like this, all tourist should be mindful and respectful of time because a 5 minute late start that keeps adding up should have been used for touring purposes and not for waiting...accommodation was great and the free breakfast is appreciated...Quality Inn was clean and comfortable. Transportation was a bit cramped...less legroom...but the driver was safety conscious. I slept and was confident he will bring us to our destination safely...food at the restaurant was superb! Overall, this tour is recommended.
The tour was great! The only thing I would like to recommend, is that with overnight tours please let it be close to shops/restaurants so people can get something else to eat or drink. I hated the lobster dinner.
My family and I had so much fun on this tour. We went to different tourist destinations and saw amazing views. Everything was well planned. The only thing that wasn't that great for me was the bus restroom, which was dirty. Overall, we found it a good tour.
We are a group of 24 New York City Public School high school teachers. We enjoyed visiting the three renowned universities, and every place that we went to. This the my third time and twice I brought friends because I believe in this tour. Next year, I will organize another group of professionals to see same places!
2-Day Mystic-Boston Tour...The tour overall was good. A great bargain! Our tour guide, Will, was good. He was funny and informative. We stayed on schedule for the most part. We didn't get to go to Plymouth Rock, which was a bummer. I would have liked to have known ahead of time. The lobster dinner was not good. The wait staff was rude and not helpful. They did not offer melted butter for the lobster and we had to beg for some lemon wedges. If I took the tour again, I would skip the restaurant and try a different Chinese restaurant. The bus itself was older than I expected and the restroom on the bus did not work. The hotel we stayed at was fine, room was clean and breakfast was offered free of charge. Overall the tour was good.
The tour was really awesome, and we had much more fun than we thought. The tour guide gave useful information about the locations. We skipped the Mystic Aquarium, but that area had lots of shops.. which we felt was much better than the Aquarium. We also tasted chocolate dipped frosted banana which was awesome.
This was my first trip with take tours. I loved it, I had a great time, what I can tell you is: if you are thinking about taking this tour, stop thinking and just take it. It Will be awesome, with Will also who was our guide!!!
The tour is very worthy, so nice. visited many places, especially for the universities, that's my dream to visit them. the view are also nice, we didn't join the cruise or Mystic Aquarium, we visited the nature view around,and walked through the freedom trail by ourselves, we enjoyed it. the hotel is great. the dinner is ok, not so recommended. The guide Mr. Anthony works hard, thanks for the driver as well.
For a timeline of 2 days, the tour was nice. We visited most of the promised places and stuck to timelines.
But, for pure vegetarians its quite a hassle. To other VEGETARIAN travellers I would recommend to carry food for 1st day lunch. For dinner in Boston they would take tourists for lobster dinner in ChinaTown, Boston where you cant find anything vegetarian. So you should go to Food Court of South Station, Boston which is walking distance. There you would find "Au Bon Pain" that offers some good vegetarian stuff. The 2nd day lunch is at Quincy Market where you could find "Veg Falafel" in one of the Mediterranean food shops.
Hope this info helps someone.
This is my third tour with take tours. This tours is the best way to see the places with minimum cost. We just relax and follow the guides instruction and they deliver for us. The Boston tour was very good. The tour guide Mr. Will was very friendly and was very entertaining. The Mystic Aquarium is very big and I recommend covering the areas very fast in order to see all sections. The tour to various college was very informative and it take us back to our old college days. The stay was also very good.
The trip was nice. The bus was nice with outlets and lots of space. Bus made a lot of stops on the way to Boston and back. Guide Will Chan was very nice and helpful. The hotel could have been better, and the lobster dinner takes place in a Chinese restaurant. To my surprise they did not have any melted butter, the only thing they could offer was soy sauce. And the food was pretty bad over there in general. I wish they brought us to a better place for dinner.
Will Chan our tour guide is the best, very knowledgable, very friendly. Our driver is also nice, and drove very carefully. The bus AC broke down on our way back, but between Will and our driver, they were able to fix it, so half of the time we were able to get back the AC. This is my 2nd tour and i already booked the 3rd one.
The trip itinerary was nice and the tour guide Sunny was good. He knew the places and spots and explained things well.
However, we got the worst seats ever possible ! (Seats 45 & 46)
This bus had family seats where 2 seats are facing the rear. This has so many problems -
1) You face the rear end of the bus
2) Leg room is bad. The other person in front of you has the same problem.
3) You cannot tilt the seats back.
4) No foot rest.
I would strongly urge LL Travel (tour operator) to NOT book buses with such seats for this or for that matter any tour. They are not comfortable and ruin the experience.
We were very happy with our tour guide sunny...he seemed to know about his work and was very informational....the transport was also good and the itinerary was comprising of all that we needed to see and do....just had a few issues with the hotel accommodations but not the tour fault in that in fact the tour guide was helpful in getting that resolved soon....
Places visited were Awesome. Bus could have have much better AC (July 6th was a hot weekend), but the available outlets made up tremendously. All buses should come with outlets, seriously. Tour guide still needs some more work on how to switch between languages but otherwise he was fun. I'd recommend, looking forward to my next tour.
Hi Ranelsa; Thank you for your review. We will be sending your recommendations to the tour provider. We did have to edit that piece of your review out since the phrase sex-starved may offend certain people reading the reviews. Thank you again and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your trip!
We just got back from this tour,last night.
It was amazing, even that our bus broke down on the way to Boston and our first day wasn't perfect.
Our guide Sunny did everything to solve this problem as soon as possible.He is a sweet, soft talking very caring young man.
He did everything to please everybody.
He is well prepared and eager to share interesting informations about the places we'd visited.
He was working extra hours just to make up for the lost ours even that the bus problem was not his fault.
At the end we saw everything what was in the program and all those places were very interesting and worth to pay for.The hotel was OK and included breakfast too.
I am very happy that we went and I recommend this tour for everybody.
Thank You Sunny!
Tour exceeds beyond our expectation. June, our guide is very knowledgeable with the places we visited and Michael our driver was as good. The
itinerary was planned well and strictly followed.
I couldn't ask for more. We'll definitely recommend
you to friends. Thanks June for the b-day cake and the singing of the group in the bus. This is
We are very pleased. June, our guide is very knowledgeable of all places we visited and our
driver, Michael is just as good. Very comfortable
accommodation. Itinerary was strictly followed.
We enjoyed it and we will surely recommend you
to our friends.
The tour was great. We were a small group so it was a plus. Mike the tour guide was helpful. We got to see a lot for the 2 days. I just wish we had a little more time at the Vanderbilt mansion. We only had 1 hour. But I guess it had to be short to allow us to see the other sites.
We travelled alongwith our 3 year old daughther. We were used to travelling in big luxury buses on Take tours and were surprised to see a small 20 seater. However, the 2 days on the trip was spent in the midst of some very friendly and ever helpful co-travellers, all of them from various parts of Asia. Infact we were the only Indian family on the bus. But each of them were extremely cordial and helped us when our daughter got cranky on the trip. A very helpful tour guide Mike who did a very good job. Only point to crib was the Boston Harbor Cruise, which was conducted entirely in Chinese. Hotel stay at Radisson was good. Overall, enjoyable and recommended.
This was our second tour from take tours after 2-day Washington dc tour. This tour was even more relaxing and time given in each attraction was good. Accommodation was provided at Quality Inn. The complementary breakfast had a nice spread. Our tour guide Al was really helpful. Mystic aquarium, rhode island, breakers mansion and boston cruise ride were good. Overall enjoyed the trip very much.
It was a very pleasant trip. We were about to visit Washington on sunday, but taketours changed our itinerary to avoid the Washington marathon. It was great move and saved us a lot of time. The accommodation provided was also very good.
It was a great weekend! We did so much stuff that we couldn't do without take tour!
I loved the aquarium ( sea lions show , whale and we touched a ray!)
The mansion was amazing too and Boston is a nice city!
The guide was really nice and friendly!
The trip was great as with most of the trips with TakeTours. We would like to have had a little extra time in Mystic Aquarium, otherwise everything was perfect. The tough part was to be ready early morning on second day.
The tour was very well organized and with ample time at each attraction. My favorite part was going to Mystic Aquarium , Breakers Mansion it would have been better if we had got to see more of the new port properties. The stops were well timed - And the tour Guide Sunny was excellent, although we were only 3 english speaking people and rest all Chinese speaking people in the trip, He gave us equal time and importance and was very informative about the attractions. It was a trip well Done.
The tour was very good, an excellent option for single travelers, or for people that just want to see the highlights of each area. My favorite part was going to Breakers Mansion. The stops were well timed - not too long and not too short.
A lot of the tour involves being outdoors, so if you're doing the tour in the winter make sure to dress appropriately. I went in November, and it was definitely chilly.
The trip was great as with most of the trips with TakeTours. We would like to have had a little extra time in Mystic Aquarium, otherwise everything was perfect. The tough part was to be ready at 6:00 AM on second day.
nice trip and friendly guide for such a cheap price. Visiting the famous campuses was a great moment, i wish we spent more time walking in the city of Boston, but we got a good glimpse of the city though, with the nice (and cold!!) cruise in the harbor.
Nice trip, enjoyed it a lot. We had less food options in Boston but enjoyed the Jumbo Lobster. We returned a bit early around 6pm at New York. I think we could spend 30 mins more in Quincy Market to finish at least window shopping. Tour guide Bryant and driver Dee were amicable and helpful.
The 2-Day to Niagara 1000 Island Tour was good and Guide managed the time to keep the tour on schedule. Major draw backs - Drinks like Soft Drinks/Tea/Coffee not allowed in Bus---Why ? I am on day out for fun, I love and enjoy Tea/Coffee while traveling. Be prepared for long distance traveling and then you dropped on Niagara falls by the time you get fresh and eat something its the time to move on.... Something needs to be done so that more time can be spend on key tourist spots.
Trip was good. Guide was nice and trip gave sufficient time to look at the places. Only issue is that toilet is open. We had two small kids and sometimes its not possible to hold kids. Also if someone is suffering from some illness that leads to use of toilet it should be available for use.
Excellent trip we could have not done had we took the trip by ourselves. The tour price was cheap considering all the attractions covered by it. Richard, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We are looking forward to our next tour through your website, the 3-day tour to Maine. Thanks for offering such great tour prices.
I took my wife and son to NY-Boston tour. We enjoyed and liked the tour very much. It was memorable to us. Visiting Yale, Harvard, and MIT was very exciting. The tour guide was coordial and tried his best to make the trip enjoyable. I appreciate the service of Go-to-Bus and hope to take another trip soon.