Boston History & Highlights Walking Tour

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USD5300

Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Explore Boston on foot with this small group walking tour. See highlights like Boston Harbor, Custom House Tower, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Market. Learn the true story behind the Boston Massacre, and if you’re lucky, get a glimpse of government in action at the Massachusetts State House. See Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail, and the lovely Boston Public Garden. Rest your legs and enjoy time with your local guide.

Highlights

Join your local guide for a fun-filled journey on and off Boston’s famous Freedom Trail
Learn the modern impact of Boston’s most iconic historic sights
Explore some of the sights overlooked by many Boston visitors (and even locals!)
Take in the beauty of the architecture and quaintness of Beacon Hill
Enjoy a surprise local treat with your guide.
Pass by the city’s first skyscraper - Custom House Tower
Enjoy the stunning views from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
Take the photos of the Boston’s beautifully preserved iconic brick row houses
Learn about the Sons of Liberty and see where the Boston Tea Party took place
Discover the first bookstore in Boston
See the site of the first public school in America
This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company.

Itinerary

We will begin at the lifeblood of Boston, the Boston Harbor, with a walk through a scenic waterfront park, with views of the harbor.
From the harbor, we’ll continue past the Rose Kennedy Greenway, State Street and the historic Custom House Tower, the city’s first skyscraper.
Then, your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall
And then your guide will lead you towards Quincy Market.
A short trek through Downtown Crossing and past the Old City Hall
Moving into the heart of Downtown Boston, we will stop in front of the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. Was it really a massacre or maybe just great propaganda for the Revolution? Ask your expert guide about that one!
Somewhere along the way during this tour, you’ll have a chance to rest your legs and enjoy a chat with your guide.
On most weekdays (government hours only!) you have a chance to see the government at work inside the inspiring, historic, and beautiful Massachusetts State House, designed and built by famous federalist architect Charles Bulfinch in 1798. Outside the State House, take in the views of modern Boston, including the skyscrapers of Downtown, the Financial District, and the tallest building in New England: The John Hancock Tower.
We continue our journey through Beacon Hill, where you’ll have a chance to take in the quintessential architecture of Boston’s red brick row houses. Get out your cameras – this neighborhood is one of the most photogenic in the city.
Finally, we arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden, one of Boston’s favorite green spaces, where you’ll see locals walking the dogs, playing with the kids, and enjoying lunch in the shade. Your guide will point you in the right direction, and will help with any and all recommendations for great things to do in Boston that evening and beyond.

Inclusions

Take the photos of the Boston’s beautifully preserved iconic brick row houses
Friendly Local English-speaking guide
Enjoy a surprise local treat
Pass by the city’s first skyscraper - Custom House Tower
See the site of the first public school in America
Enjoy the stunning views from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
Learn about the Sons of Liberty and see where the Boston Tea Party took place

Exclusions

Additional food and drink
Tips/gratuities for your guide

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • The maximum number of people on this tour will be 16 passengers.
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour.

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.