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Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one day on this guided sightseeing tour around the city. Visit the historic towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Then see Boston’s best spots, like Beacon Hill, the North End, the Seaport District and some of the historic locations along the Freedom Trail, including the USS ‘Constitution.’ Travel in an air-conditioned luxury coach with an expert guide who will detail the day’s events. Downtown Boston hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Highlights

  • All-day sightseeing tour of the greater Boston area
  • See Boston's must-see sights on a narrated coach tour with an expert guide
  • Explore Beacon Hill, the Seaport District, Rowes Wharf, the West End and more
  • Spend time shopping at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)
  • Travel through the surrounding historic towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord
  • Visit Harvard Square, the Lexington Battle Green and the Battle Road Trail
  • Hear stories about Paul Revere and the Minutemen during the American Revolutionary War

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What You Can Expect

Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Faneuil Hall

This Boston day tour begins at Park Plaza or with hotel pickup downtown. Get ready for seven hours of prime sightseeing in and around historic Beantown.

For the morning part of the tour, it’s off to nearby Lexington and Lexington Battle Green, the historic town common where the opening shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired. Then head to Harvard Square, near the center of Cambridge and Harvard University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Check out Battle Road Trail, part of Paul Revere’s ride to warn the Minutemen about the oncoming British troops. Also, see the homes of Louisa May Alcott, author of the novel Little Women, and essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Stop by the Old North Bridge, a historic site in the Battle of Concord, the first day of battle in the Revolutionary War.

Back in downtown Boston, head over to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, also known as Quincy Market, to buy lunch and explore the historic tourist mall for 1.5 hours. Then reboard the bus to begin the sightseeing tour of Boston.

There are over 20 sites on this Boston sightseeing tour. Visit Beacon Hill and the West End neighborhood; see the New England Aquarium, one of Boston’s premier attractions; cruise through the beautiful Seaport District; see King Street, where the Boston Massacre happened; and stop to visit the majestic USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat and America’s Ship of State.

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Itinerary

Full list of sights seen during the Boston portion of your tour:
  • New England Aquarium
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Seaport District
  • North End (Little Italy/Fleet Center)
  • USS Constitution
  • Old State House
  • Site of the Boston Massacre
  • Tremont Hotel
  • City Place
  • State House
  • Beacon Hill
  • West End
  • Cambridge Center
  • Back Bay Hilton
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Symphony Hall
  • Back Bay
  • Copley Place
  • Trinity Church
  • Park Square
  • Rowes Wharf

Customer Reviews

Richard G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our tour guide was Frankie. We enjoyed the trip -- My wife and I were accompanied by our granddaughter who will be a May 2016 graduate of Harvard. All three of us appreciated the sites shown us and pointed out by Frankie. The price was well worth it.

tanselle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Frankie has a treasure trove of history delivered in a comfortable style. Ask for him if you want to experience a really great tour of Boston and the surrounding area.

Calvin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was fantastic, although wet. Can't control mother nature.

Dave M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour far exceeded my expectations Frankie, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable and made us feel the history at every stop. We saw Lexington and Concord and all the history there, as well as the homes of Hawthorne, Longfellow and Alcott. But we still saw every important site in contemporary Boston, including time on the Harvard campus. The mix of stops for walking and lunch kept me comfortable, as well as informed. This tour is terrific.

Peter T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Franky is a great folk. We spent a wonderful day with him and learnt a lot of historic and other interesting facts.

Marianne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Frankie was an excellent guide for this tour. My husband and I were in town for a few days and wanted to see the highlights of what Boston had to offer. Frankie gave us the inside scoop and kept the tour entertaining. It was a little rainy this day as well, so having the bus was key. I would highly recommend.

Mari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was very thorough and informative. We really got a great tour of Boston and it's adjacent cities. Our tour guide Charlie was awesome. Highly recommend it.

PAMELA C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The history of the area is fascinating

Rhonda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We really enjoyed it. Our tour guide knew everything! He must have been a history teacher in the past.

Roxanne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

My daughter and I had a wonderful day on our tour! Frankie is a bowl of knowledge and friendly. This is the best way to get around and see most all of what Boston has to offer.

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