Travel Challenge: Bank holiday in Boston


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Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a city break in Boston over the May bank holiday. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together. Each includes non-stop flights from Heathrow on Friday 4 May and three nights' room-only accommodation.

British Airways Holidays

£649: Sheraton Boston, Back Bay

Includes BA flights and accommodation at the Sheraton Boston. "This hotel is located in the charming and historic Back Bay area, the ideal location for getting around this walking city. It's just steps away from the famous shops and restaurants on Newbury Street and the scenic Charles River," says Mark Tanner of British Airways Holidays (0844 493 0758;

Virgin Holidays

£629: Courtyard Boston Downtown, Theater District

Includes Virgin Atlantic flights and accommodation at Courtyard Boston Downtown. "Boston is a historic city boasting beautiful architecture, scenic views and squares filled with shops and restaurants," says Nick Cutmore of Virgin Holidays.

"It's compact, so walking around is easy, ensuring that you can pack in plenty even if you're just here for a few days," (0844 557 3859;


£755: Nine Zero Hotel, Ladder District

Includes Virgin Atlantic flights, accommodation at the Nine Zero Hotel and a two-hour Boston Old Town Trolley Tour.

"This package lets you spend time exploring the historic sights of Boston on the Old Town Trolley tour, before returning back to the comfort and luxury of the Nine Zero at night, a fantastic four-star hotel in the heart of Downtown," says Susan Chant of Kuoni (01306 747008;