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  • Location:Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Boston TV and Movie Sites Tour

Boston has seen more than its fair share of movie and television cameras. Take this 3-hour Boston movie tour and step into 40 recognizable locations from TV and film —  movies like ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘The Departed’ and ‘The Town’ and TV shows like ‘Cheers,’ ‘Boston Legal’ and ‘Ally McBeal.’ The guide, a local actor, will present the sites with behind-the-scenes filming details and a seemingly endless knowledge of the entertainment business.


  • 3-hour TV and movie locations tour of Boston
  • Spot locations from your favorite TV shows and movies
  • See real places used in The Town, Boston Legal, Cheers and more
  • Entertaining and informative guide is a local actor

What You Can Expect

Boston TV and Movie Sites Tour

Check Out Beacon Hill Where Many Movies and TV Shows Are Filmed

On this Boston walking tour, see buildings and sites familiar from TV shows like Boston Legal and Ally McBeal and movies like Good Will Hunting and The Departed. Your guide, a local actor, provides behind-the-scenes details throughout the tour.

Visit Beacon Hill, which has staged many a TV show and movie — so many, in fact, that it has been named the Movie Mile as the most-filmed location in the city. Movies like Ted, Boondock Saints and many more have been filmed here. Also in Beacon Hill is the real Cheers bar, the Bull and Finch Pub, which provided the exterior for the business in NBC’s long-running hit comedy. See Fenway Park, which has served in many films, including Fever Pitch.

Filmmakers love the Copley neighborhood because it captures Boston’s beautiful skyline. Well-known attractions in this area include the John Hancock Tower, Trinity Church and Copley Square. These locations have been used in filming for movies like The Box, My Best Friend’s Girl, and Fever Pitch, among others.

See where the chase scene from The Town took place, and locations used in Mystic River, Legally Blond, The Thomas Crown Affair and MTV’s Real World. Grab a drink at the L Street Tavern, seen in Good Will Hunting. Take a peek at the FBI headquarters from The Heat and visit 10 locations from The Departed, including the building from the climactic rooftop scene. Other locations on the tour include South Boston, North End, West End and Charlestown.

Customer Reviews

Daniela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Elizabeth, our tour guide, was really fun! Interesting tour!

Lino C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an excellent fun tour. Alex the tour guide was informative and funny and Joe the driver added a lot to the history and information about Boston and the areas he drove us in.

Cara N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Alex was great. Nice way to see all of Boston.

Patricia E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

This was a great tour! We were able to see some sights of Boston we hadn't seen yet and our tour guide, Elizabeth, was wonderful. Liked the video clips to remind us of the scene that we were standing in front of - would highly recommend this tour.

Carol W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

I have taken tours of cities all over the world, but this was my favorite. Our guide was hilarious, and kept the interest going the entire tour. I highly recommend this tour. Ask for Javier to be your guide!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Tour Guide was really knowledgeable. Had a great time.

Megan E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Our tour was awesome! Javier, the tour guide was fantastic! This tour takes you around the city, as well as shows you movie scene sites! Great time!

Debra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Dave was our tour guide - boy is he knowledgeable about movies AND Boston. Funny guy, very entertaining! Nice touch that you see clips of the movies as you pull up to the specific location. We even had a drink at the bar featured in Good Will Hunting. Final stop was Cheers bar - wish I could have stopped in but I had a flight to catch. We saw many locations in an entertaining atmosphere so I give this 5 stars! Good tour, Dave!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Terrific fun tour. Loved visiting the L Street Tavern in South Boston. Really enjoyed seeing the locations and would recommend it to anyone wanting to see Boston off the beaten track.

Marie S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

The tour was great. Guide fabulous.
Foe older people with walking concerns we were not brought back to beginning having to walk back across Boston common.

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