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Capture Boston's architecturally stunning Back Bay through your camera lens on this fun and educational photography tour. Join your guide—an experienced photographer—for a cultural walk along local streets and boulevards, stopping to snap pics of Victorian brownstones and iconic structures like John Hancock Tower as you go. Along the way you'll also learn tricks and tips for improving your photography skills as well as background on the historic Back Bay—today one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods.


  • Boston photography tour of historic Back Bay
  • Learn creative photography techniques from your guide, a professional photographer
  • Stroll past Victorian homes and see several architectural sites
  • Capture photos of Copley Square landmarks such as the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church and John Hancock Tower

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Boston Photography Tour: Boston Back Bay

Boston Walking Tour: Boston Back Bay

Meet on Dartmouth Street in Boston and follow your guide, a professional photographer, through the historic Back Bay neighborhood. Once a tidal bay, this area was filled in 1882 to make more land for the growing city, and now features an eclectic array of architectural styles.

With your camera in hand, hear fun facts and commentary about the sights you see and learn tips and techniques on how to make your photos look amazing. Take a dramatic picture of Trinity Church reflected on the mirrored glass of John Hancock Tower in Copley Square, and highlight the architectural details of the Boston Public Library for a new perspective of this familiar landmark.

Photograph other sites including tree-lined Commonwealth Avenue, with its stately Victorian ambiance, and Church of the Covenant, built in the Gothic Revival style with Tiffany stained-glass windows. Conclude your tour at the Boston Women's Memorial on Commonwealth Avenue with a collection of unforgettable photos!

Customer Reviews

Rob S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great way to see the city, learn some history and pick up some photography tips.

Mark G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The photo tour of Boston's Back Bay was a wonderful experience. Saba was an energetic and knowledgable guide. We learned a lot of the history, got some great photo tips and also were able to take some great shots that we would have never found ourselves. Well worth the time and money.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

A fantastic morning walking around Back Bay taking photo's of Boston Library, John Hancock Building and Commonwealth Ave Mall. Highly recommended for those who want to bring home high quality photos.

Lisa K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

We actually changed from the Back Bay to the Beacon Hill Tour.
The tour was fantastic, a nice number of people on the tour meant everyone received individual attention. Saba was lovely and friendly and took us around the beautiful Beacon Hill area. She is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and full of historical information and ideas for good photo opportunities. Compared to other photowalks I have been on this was by far the best due to the involvement of Saba and the excellent mix between learning about the area and taking some lovely photos to remember our trip. Highly recommended.

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