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Itinerary for September 17, 2016


Detailed Itinerary

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Meet us at 7 AM at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The Ottawa Residences Building is right in front of a big parking lot where our bus will pick us up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.

The bus departs early in the morning. Make sure you are at the departure location on time, we will not be able to wait for you and we do not want you to miss this awesome trip.

We will cross the American Border. For a smooth transition you must have with you the appropriate travel document(s): passport, Visa and $6 US dollars cash (if you are from a visa waiver country or have a visa AND you haven't crossed the border in the previous 3 months). You should expect to get off the bus and go through the border crossing process where the authorities will review your travel documents and personal belongings.

After being admitted to the US, get back on the bus, relax and continue the journey. 

4.00pm In the afternoon we'll arrive to our hotel, Ramada Boston (or similar), and check in. 

4.30pm Board the bus again and let's start the adventure by going to downtown Boston!

We'll be dropped off at the Boston Common. This is a beautiful park right in the middle of the city. We will use public transportation to get back to our hotel later that night.

[Optional] Join our orientation walk. It will take you  to places such as Massachusetts State House, Trinity Church, Boston Public Library and more.  We will end the walk at a local pub/ restaurant to have some food and drinks.

At around 10 pm we will meet at Charles/ MGH subway station to take the subway back and head back to our hotel.



Start the day by visiting Harvard University. We will go through this amazing campus and visit many of the iconic buildings and landmarks. Later we will board the bus and head to MIT, another big name university, famous for its engineering programs .

We will board the bus and be taken to Boston Common Park again. We will roam around the park and have time to take photos. Then we will start what's know as 'The Liberty Trail'. This is an [optional] walking tour in the downtown core of Boston that touches important landmarks that had to do with the American independence war. After the walk is over you will have some free time to explore on your own.


[Optional] Meet up for food/drinks tonight.

11pm Our bus will pick us up from Boston Common and take us to the hotel. Want to stay longer? Go ahead! you know how to get back to the hotel by now.

Attractions in Boston

1- Harvard University

Private Ivy League research university. Established in 1636 and named for clergyman John Harvard, its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities

2- MIT

Private research university founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States. The Institute is traditionally known for its research and education in the physical sciences and engineering.

3- Trinity Church

Located in the Back Bay of Boston, this is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. The congregation, currently standing at approximately 3,000 households, was founded in 1734.

4- Boston Common

It is a central public park in downtown Boston. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as the "Boston Commons". Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States

5- Boston Public Library

Established in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States.

6- Massachusetts State House

Also known as the New State House, is the state capitol and seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the Beacon Hill/Downtown neighborhood of Boston

7- Faneuil Hall

It has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since 1743. It was the site of several speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis, and others encouraging independence from Great Britain. Now it is a well-known stop on the Freedom Trail and referred to as "the Cradle of Liberty"

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8- The Boston Stone

Along the Freedom Trail, just past Faneuil Hall and the Union Oyster House, is the Boston Stone. The stone is embedded in the side of a building on Marshall Street

9- Boston City Hall

Is the seat of city government of Boston, Massachusetts. It includes the offices of the mayor and City Council. The current hall was built in 1968 to assume the functions of the Old City Hall, and is a controversial and prominent example of the brutalist architectural style

10- Boston Harbor

Since its discovery to Europeans in 1614, it has been an important port in American history. It was the site of the Boston Tea Party. By 1660 almost all imports came to the greater Boston area and the New England coast through the waters of Boston Harbor

11- New England Aquarium

Aquarium located in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to the main aquarium building, attractions include the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through November

12- Liberty Trail

A 2.5-mile route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites. Explore museums and meeting houses, churches, and burying grounds. Discover the rich history of the American Revolution

13- Bunker Hill

The Bunker Hill Monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War, fought there June 17, 1775

14- Skywalk Observatory

Sky-high vantage point with an audio tour & sweeping 360-degree views of greater Boston & beyond

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Today is an exciting day. We will go to the St Patrick's parade in downtown Boston.


We will check out of our hotel in the morning, put our bags in the hotel and go straight downtown for one of the most amazing St Patrick's day celebrations in North America.

2pm Meet up at the rendezvous to go back to Ottawa

What To Bring: Your camera, water bottles, good walking shoes, your adventurous spirit and extra money for food and souvenirs!

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