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  • Location:Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Experience the very best of Boston in one day on this fully narrated sightseeing tour of the area's major sights. First, journey through the historic towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord to visit Harvard Square, stand on the Lexington Battle Green, and follow the Battle Road Trail -- the route that Paul Revere took and where the Minutemen fought for freedom against the British during the American Revolutionary War. Then, tour Boston to see sights including Beacon Hill, the West End, the Seaport District and the site of the Boston Massacre. You’ll also spend time at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (also known as Quincy Market) and the USS 'Constitution.'


  • 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

Meet in Downtown Boston in the morning or arrange for pickup from your hotel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing! Throughout your 7-hour tour, you’ll see the Boston area’s main must-see sights while learning some fascinating history from your expert guide.

Start with a drive by comfortable coach to the nearby town of Lexington, where you’ll stop to visit historic Harvard Square at Harvard University and the Lexington Battle Green (formally Lexington Common), the site of the first shots of the American Revolutionary War. Your guide will entertain you with historical anecdotes as you obverse this US National Historic Landmark.

Next, head to the town of Concord to see the Battle Road Trail, the route that Paul Revere took when he warned the Minutemen about the oncoming of British troops. You’ll also see the homes of novelist Louisa May Alcott and essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, and stop by the notable Old North Bridge.

Back in Boston, start your afternoon with 1.5 hours of free time at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market) to explore, shop and have lunch on your own. Then, hop back on the bus and begin your narrated sightseeing tour of Boston.

View Beacon Hill’s 18th-century steeples and stately townhouses and explore the West End and North End neighborhoods. See the New England Aquarium from the outside, cruise through the Seaport District, view the site of the Boston Massacre, and stop to visit the USS Constitution, a wooden-hulled, masted ship named by President George Washington after the US Constitution. This is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat!

See below for a full list of sights seen on your Boston sightseeing tour. At the end of the day, you’ll be taken back to your original departure point with a whole new appreciation for Boston.

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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What a great tour! Our bus was comfortable and Frankie the Driver/ Tour Guide was unforgettable.
We saw and learned so much.
It was truly one of the best tours we have ever taken.

Highly recommend ask for Frankie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Frankie was informative, personable and humorous. Trip was wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was just what we were looking for in terms of giving us an overview of the highlights of Boston. So very informative for us as first time visitors! We are amazed as the memory of the tour guide in telling us about things we passed on the tour and even sharing more! It was incredible and we would highly recommend this tour as an excellent first time to Boston tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We enjoyed the entire day. Our driver/guide did an excellent job. He entertained and informed as we travelled throughout the day. We would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We really enjoyed our all day trip with Frankie. He was so informative and added humor and personal stories.
With only a day to see Boston, this tour was perfect for us.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour. Bus driver/navigator/narrator was extremely informative and entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Learned from Frankie loads of history that we should have remembered from our childhood. Great to see where these events happened.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really good tour. I can now say 'I went to Harvard' Very interesting touring around the outside of Boston and listening to lots of details given by our excellent driver. Back in Boston in the afternoon we were left to wander around the Long wharf harbour which was good plus the excellent Quincy market. Then we were taken to see The Constitution, a ship the people are very proud of.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Frankie the driver was excellent and very knowledgeable which made it a very interesting day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour was very interesting even though I lived in the area about 40 years ago. Guide was excellent. I could not complete the tour in Boston after visiting Lexington and Concord because of a health issue.

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