Boston is an educational hub that pulsates with the vibrant energy of numerous prestigious colleges and universities. As fall descends upon the city, prospective students and their families are welcomed by Four Seasons Hotel Boston to embark on a unique journey with their latest offering, “Students in the City.” This exclusive experience provides an insider’s look at Boston’s renowned academic institutions and the neighborhoods that breathe life into them.
Nestled in the heart of the Back Bay neighborhood, overlooking the iconic Public Garden, the Four Seasons Hotel Boston serves as the perfect starting point for families eager to explore the academic tapestry of the city. Collaborating with Cambridge Historical Tours, this meticulously designed experience caters to the inquisitive minds of prospective students, offering them a chance to delve into the character and lifestyle of some of Boston’s most esteemed institutions, including Harvard, MIT, Boston University, and Boston College.
What sets “Students in the City” apart is its customization based on the student’s interests and lifestyle. Aligned with Boston’s efficient MBTA subway system, or the “T,” the experience offers two distinct tour options: the Red Line Tour and the Green Line Tour. The Red Line Tour is tailored for those intrigued by the allure of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, exploring areas like Kendall Square, Brattle Street, and Harvard Square. On the other hand, the Green Line Tour caters to students interested in Northeastern University, Boston College, and Boston University, navigating through the Coolidge Corner, Fenway, and Allston neighborhoods.
Commencing at Sottovento, the hotel’s new gourmet coffee bar, where guests can savor made-to-order specialty coffee, tea, and beverages, the tours promise an immersive experience. The guides, many of whom are alumni, infuse the tours with a personal touch, offering valuable insights into the academic institutions being explored. While the itinerary includes a ride on the T, guests will relish the luxury of a chauffeur-driven journey to each campus and neighborhood of interest, culminating in a hosted lunch.
From the best spots for vegan ice cream to insider knowledge on the most exciting clubs to join, “Students in the City” aims to unravel the mysteries of campus life. Whether it’s avoiding the touch of John Harvard’s foot or discovering hidden gems in the city, guests are guaranteed an authentic understanding of what it’s like to be part of these esteemed institutions.
As an investment in a student’s future, the tour rates for “Students in the City” start at USD 1,950+ for up to six family members.