Tour code: 3978TOUR2
Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one morning on this 3.5-hour guided American history tour around the neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Learn about the area’s role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Ride along the historic Battle Road Trail, following the same path Paul Revere took on his legendary midnight ride in 1775.


  • Day trip from Boston to Concord, Cambridge and Lexington
  • Travel along the historic Battle Road Trail and follow the route Paul Revere took to warn about the British troops
  • Stand on the Lexington Battle Green and visit Harvard Yard, both US National Historic Landmarks
  • Learn about this area’s significant role in the Revolutionary War and Civil War from your expert guide
  • See the houses of famous authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott
  • Round-trip transport by luxury coach included

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What You Can Expect

American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston

Lexington Green

You’ll be picked up from your Boston hotel in the morning for 3.5 hours of sightseeing in the neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord.

For the first part of the tour, head north over the Charles River and off to nearby Cambridge, home to two of the world’s most distinguished universities — Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Begin at Harvard Yard. It is not only the oldest part of the campus but also the center of its history. Also see Cambridge Common, a public park located near Harvard Square where General George Washington gathered troops during the American Revolutionary War.

Then in Lexington, visit Lexington Battle Green, the historic town common where the opening shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired.  

The tour continues along Battle Road Trail between Lexington and Concord, which marks the path taken by British soldiers during the war. It is also the road Paul Revere took to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that “the British are coming” (although he didn’t shout the phrase as legend has it).

Finally, in Concord, see the homes of Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic novel Little Women, and essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Plus, stop by the Old North Bridge, a historic site in the Battle of Concord, the first day of battle in the Revolutionary War.

The tour ends with drop-off at your Boston hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Frankie (driver/tour guide) is a keeper! He made the trip for us! He engaged with the entire bus! Made us laugh, asked good trivia questions and kept us on schedule and was a wealth of good history and local information. Recommend highly!

Amy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing way to step back into history. Harvard and MIT are not that impressive. Lexington and Concord make the experience worth it all.

Ephraim W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This trip was well worth the money. The driver was informative and personable. It was a nice mix of bus ride sightseeing and walking sightseeing.

Bonnie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A very interesting tour with a very knowledgeable driver. Tour covers some of Boston and follows the trail of the British invaders and Paul Revere's ride. Highly recommend this tour.

Jeff B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Frankie was an awesome tour guide. Having someone that is a lifelong Bostonian was perfect.

Laura USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Loved our tour bus driver and his vast historical knowledge. How someone can drive in Boston traffic and still educate a busload of folks is beyond me. We are trying to visit as many battlefields in America as we can, and this group of skirmishes and battles, being the first in search of liberty, is the most inspiring, although I've got to say our visit to Gettysburg was the most emotional. My bus buddy is a Paul Revere fan, and between the two, tour guide/bus driver and buddy, I learned more about Paul Revere than any other venue ever. Thanks to Viator for providing such a terrific experience.

Betty P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The driver was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. I did the half day trip because of time constraints, but would have loved to do the full day trip. The bus was comfortable. I would highly recommend this tour.

Stephanie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was amazing! Frankie was an exceptional tour guide who was knowledgeable with the content and gave lots of historical information everywhere we stopped as well as on the way to certain destinations. I enjoyed having him as a tour guide, and I highly recommend this tour!

Connie E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

very enjoyable

Phil W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Frankie was an excellent guide. What fun I had. Thank you.

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