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Back Bay Tours

One of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Boston, Back Bay is famous for its architecturally significant buildings, including a series of Victorian brownstone homes. Back Bay is considered one of America’s most desirable areas, and it’s not uncommon to spot celebrities along the prime shopping streets. With that, one of the best ways to explore the neighborhood is to book a Back Bay photography tour, which will take you to the most important and significant buildings.

Some of the most exclusive real estate in Boston is located in Back Bay, which was once just a stagnant pool of water behind the Public Garden. Newbury Street, Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue are now among the most popular spots in the area.

Be sure to visit the Boston Public Garden, the largest and oldest botanical garden in the country, established in 1837. It's where many visitors start their tour of Back Bay. Another landmark to visit is the Old South Church at Copley Square, which holds local historical significance as one of the original meeting places of the Sons of Liberty during the Revolutionary War period, and it’s also an important example of classic Northern Italian Gothic architecture. Other buildings worth visiting in Back Bay include Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library, and the neighborhood is also home to the John Hancock Tower and Prudential Center, the two tallest buildings in Boston’s skyline. For shopping, hit Newbury Street, which runs the length of the entire neighborhood. This street is where you will find the historic brownstones and lots of shopping and restaurants.

Practical Info

The easiest ways to visit Back Bay in Boston is on the subway via the Orange and Green lines. It is highly recommended you don’t drive in Back Bay as traffic can be a nightmare, especially on Newbury Street. 

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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour, Boston, null
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour

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Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Boston on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. Travel through Downtown Boston on the popular Freedom Trail, featuring many of ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
PhotoWalks Back Bay Tour, Boston, Walking Tours
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PhotoWalks Back Bay Tour

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Back Bay is home to Boston's iconic architectural landmarks and creative photo opportunities at every turn. Learn how to capture creative photos of the ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Bustling Back Bay Pedicab Tour, Boston, Photography Tours
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Bustling Back Bay Pedicab Tour

Boston's Back Bay is what locals consider our "other" downtown.  Bustling with people, this neighborhood is where the chic and new meets the opulence ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Boston, Pedicab Tours
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Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $79.00
Guided Bike Tour of Boston, Boston, Full-day Tours
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Guided Bike Tour of Boston

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Discover Boston’s famous sites and hidden treasures on this 2.5 to 3-hour guided bike tour – a perfect way to explore the city! Start at Little Italy in ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.75
Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour, Boston, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Boston on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. See the Victorian brownstone homes in Back Bay. Explore the historic Beacon Hill ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
70-Minute Charles River Sightseeing Cruise, Cambridge, Walking Tours
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70-Minute Charles River Sightseeing Cruise

Enjoy a 70-minute, fully-narrated sightseeing cruise along the Charles River. Your captain and crew will both entertain and educate while pointing out the ...  Read more

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.48

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