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Back Bay borders the south bank of Charles River, southwest of Downtown Boston. Balancing commercial streets with residential avenues, the area is characterized by handsome Victorian brownstones, modern high-rises, grand 19th-century public buildings, and high-end restaurants, shops, and bars.

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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay

Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay

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Travel back in time through the early years of American history during this guided walking tour of Boston’s famous Freedom Trail and its most iconic landmarks. Relive the events of the American Revolution as you pass Faneuil Hall, see the Old and New State Houses, and visit the setting of the infamous Boston Massacre. Then head downtown past Boston Common and the modern John Hancock Tower, finishing in Copley Square. A professional guide joins your trip to help add context.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.40
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Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail
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Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail

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Explore elegant neighborhoods, historic streets, and American landmarks on a Boston walking tour from the Back Bay to Beacon Hill and downtown portions of the Freedom Trail. Learn about Boston’s history and culture as you stroll brownstone-lined avenues and walk the shady paths of the Boston Public Garden. Step into Boston’s Revolutionary history in the churches, cemeteries, and battlegrounds of the American struggle for independence.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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Boston's Architectural Landmarks, History + Photo Walking Tour (Small Group)
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Boston's Architectural Landmarks, History + Photo Walking Tour (Small Group)

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Explore Boston's top 3 scenic areas on one tour in 2 hours! This unique walking tour of Back Bay, the Public Garden and Beacon Hill provides insightful commentary of the city’s iconic architectural landmarks and scenic attractions. Fun and creative photo tips are also provided for all skill levels. Bring your smartphone or camera and capture amazing pictures of your tour experience. See the impressive Boston Public Library and diverse mix of architectural styles in Copley Square. Enjoy the scenery in the Public Garden and a visit to Beacon Hill for the grand finale: the most photographed street in Boston. Find out what makes this 2-hour walking tour an eye-opening experience you can't get anywhere else in Boston! (NOTE: During the Public Garden's off-season, scenic sites will be added to the Beacon Hill portion of the tour.) **Please note that most group tours are about 10 people or less. There may be up to 20 people on tour during peak season/holidays.**
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

1-Hour Run through Boston

1-Hour Run through Boston

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Get the insight of a local while running through Boston's historic streets. You'll learn about the city's present and past, while working up a sweat and seeing much more than you could in an hour of walking.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
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$29.00

Boston Private City Tour

Boston Private City Tour

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Discover the best of Boston and see the sights that interest you most on this half-day tour. Board your private vehicle along with your group and explore key landmarks in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. See Harvard University, Fenway Park, the Boston Public Library, Beacon Hill, and much more while listening to commentary from your driver about Boston’s history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$578.58
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Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

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Get a comprehensive overview of Boston’s key landmarks during this half-day tour of the city. Combine a walking tour with a driving tour to cover more ground than you would if you just did one. See important sights like the USS Constitution, Old North Church, and the Paul Revere House and learn about the city’s history from your tour guide.
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  • 4 hours
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$475.00
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$475.00
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Boston Sightseeing Tour - a fully-narrated driving tour
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Boston Sightseeing Tour - a fully-narrated driving tour

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Maximize time in Boston with a private sightseeing tour. Get picked up at your hotel or the address of your choice in Boston and set out on a half-day excursion. Learn about the history behind top landmarks including the Paul Revere House, the USS Constitution, and the Bunker Hill Battle Monument. Explore several neighborhoods including Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the South End.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$414.35
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$414.35
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3-Hour Private
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3-Hour Private "Cold Weather- Warm Van" Driving Tour of Boston

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This tour will begin at your home, hotel or cruise ship and will be conducted in a comfortable heated minivan, no matter the weather. I'll take you past the most interesting places in Boston including the Paul Revere House, the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Battle Monument, Copley Square and Fenway Park. Along the way you’ll see the historic homes and churches of the Back Bay, the South End, and Beacon Hill. You’ll hear the stories behind Paul Revere’s ride, the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. You’ll see Boston’s most prominent buildings and neighborhoods as well as some lesser-known points of interest. This is the best way to see as much of Boston as possible in a brief time, comfortably, and at a pace you will enjoy.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$415.00
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$415.00
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Boston to New York Private Chauffeur Service

Boston to New York Private Chauffeur Service

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Door-to-door Boston to New York City "flat rate" service is easy and affordable. Forget about dealing with traffic and paying for parking, when you can book our Point to Point service for close to the same cost. Time is money, start traveling in style and get some work done on the way or just enjoy the scenery. *Flat rates are available for most Transfers, depending on drive time and geography, only hourly rates may be available. THIS VOUCHER COVERS THE BASE FARE PLUS 20% GRATUITY AND $3.00 STC FEE. FOR A ONE WAY TRIP FROM BOSTON TO NEW YORK CITY.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$955.71
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Private Full Day Highlights Tour of Boston and Cambridge in a Vehicle

Private Full Day Highlights Tour of Boston and Cambridge in a Vehicle

Enjoy the comforts of a private vehicle on a full day highlights tour of Boston – the best way to the city from one end to the other in a day. You will visit Boston’s Freedom Trail to see its highlights, including: Kings Chapel, Old South Meeting House, and the Old State House, the Massachusetts State House, Paul Revere’s House, the USS Constitution and Boston Common. Then visit Bunker Hill, learn about the Battle of Bunker Hill and the impacts of the Revolutionary War on the city. Next, enjoy lunch at your leisure, though your guide will recommend the best local fare. After, spend your afternoon exploring the green quads of Harvard and MIT in Cambridge. On the day of the tour, you can arrange with your guide where you wish to be dropped off – whether somewhere central in the city or back at your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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$500.00
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$500.00
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Private Driving Tour of Boston's Highlights

Private Driving Tour of Boston's Highlights

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Explore the city of Boston in comfort on this private driving tour that covers the main attractions and highlights. Perfect for those who are short on time but want to see the sites, this tour features a stop at the Freedom Trail, which includes Kings Chapel, Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, Paul Revere’s House, and Boston Common. Then, visit Bunker Hill and learn how the battle here impacted the Revolutionary War.
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  • 3 hours
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$280.00
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$280.00
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Private Tour of Boston with Pick Up

Private Tour of Boston with Pick Up

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This tour is the perfect way to orientate yourself to Boston, to see not just the historic sites, but the entire city. On this tour we'll take you into all the city neighborhoods and along the sites of the Freedom Trail. We'll share the history and legends of the city, keep it topical with current day fun facts and light hearted stories. All guides are fully licensed and approved Boston tour guides, driving luxury and livery insured vehicles.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$525.00
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Private Boston City Walking Tour

Private Boston City Walking Tour

Boston is a magnet for history buffs as well as architecture lovers. Walk the parts of the iconic Freedom Trail and venture past the must-see historic stops in Boston. Visit Faneuil Hall and see where the first cries for Revolution rang out. Learn about some of the “events” that led to the American Revolution – like a tea party and a massacre. See where the very first public school in America was located and how it connects us to modern public education. This 2-hour walking tour will give you an overall history of Boston as well as showing you how a modern city is intimately connected to the past.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$295.00
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