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Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop

Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour with 1 Stop

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Start your tour at 200 Atlantic Avenue (end of Marriott Longwharf Hotel). Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this trolley 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 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.25
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Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

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Discover some of Boston’s deepest, darkest secrets on a “frightseeing” tour aboard the Trolley of the Doomed, which roams around the haunted streets and burial grounds of Boston. Your costumed host provides illuminating insights into the history of the city's spookiest sights such as Copp's Hill Burying Ground.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.95
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Boston's North End

Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Enjoy some of the best pizza in Boston on this walking food tour. Stroll through the city’s oldest neighborhoods, including, appropriately, Little Italy on the North End. Walk along the Freedom Trail that leads to 16 historically significant sites, like Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and the USS ‘Constitution,’ to name a few. Visit some of Boston's best pizzerias and enjoy a slice at each. It’s a fun and flavorful way to get to know Boston.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Combine two attractions Boston has to offer—delicious food and rich history—on this tour that starts in the popular North End and continues along the Freedom Trail. Snack your way through this historic Italian neighborhood, trying fresh bread at a hidden bakery and enjoying an Italian salumeria. Once fortified, walk the Freedom Trail to discover the rich history of the American Revolution and experience the modern city Boston is now.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.30
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$102.30
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Boston's North End Small-Group Walking Food Tour

Boston's North End Small-Group Walking Food Tour

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Walking the cobblestone streets of the North End is a must, but don’t waste time looking for the ideal place to eat. Join other passionate foodies to snack your way through the neighborhood. Your guide directs you to a hidden bakery and an authentic Italian salumeria. Visit the Old North Church and maybe even get a chance to talk with the neighborhood’s best bakers. Pizza, pastries, and other delights round out your experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.30
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Boston History & Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

Boston History & Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

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Explore Boston on foot with this small group walking tour. See highlights like Boston Harbor, Custom House Tower, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Market. Learn the true story behind the Boston Massacre, and if you’re lucky, get a glimpse of government in action at the Massachusetts State House. See Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail, and the lovely Boston Public Garden. Rest your legs and enjoy a beer with your local guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.54
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Freedom Trail Guided Photography Walking Tour in Boston

Freedom Trail Guided Photography Walking Tour in Boston

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Boston’s red-brick Freedom Trail takes you on a journey through revolutionary history, to sites where patriots protested against British rule and worked to form a new government. This walking tour takes you to famous sites along the trail, including Boston Common, the Old State House, and Park Street Church. While you walk, your guide provides historical background and offers tips for capturing photographs of these historic sites.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.67
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Boston Revolutionary History Guided Walking Tour

Boston Revolutionary History Guided Walking Tour

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Make history engaging, and save yourselves the trouble of navigating through Boston. Learn the amazing history of the Revolutionary War in an experiential way on a small-group walking tour of Boston. See the major sights and hidden gems of the city in chronological order and experience the passion and drama of this era in history. Leave with a deep understanding of the twisting road to revolution and the mindset that built America.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.50
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Historic Discovery Guided Boston Mini-Bus Tour

Historic Discovery Guided Boston Mini-Bus Tour

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Boston is a city rich in early American history, with legends dating back to the Revolutionary War. To uncover the city's storied past—from the Boston Tea Party to the ride of Paul Revere—no traveler should miss this history-packed packed, daylong sightseeing tour. Explore Boston, Cambridge, and Lexington, and see historic locations on the Freedom Trail. Enjoy lunch at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, at your own expense, and end your day with a visit to an old warship, the USS Constitution.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.94
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Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

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Get to know Boston on a private 3-hour drive along the Freedom Trail, which crosses through 16 historical locations key to the founding of the United States. Head to landmarks including the Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and the Paul Revere House, among others. Then take the Charlestown Bridge to the USS Constitution and view the Bunker Hill Monument. Travel in a climate-controlled vehicle with your own private driver-guide who shares live commentary about the sights. You select which stops along the Freedom Trail you would like to see, create your own itinerary with this unique, self-guided tour! Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$267.92
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Walking Tour of Freedom Trail History (Small Group)

Walking Tour of Freedom Trail History (Small Group)

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Take a deep dive into the history of the American Revolution on this walking tour of Boston. Your historian guide will focus on the years between and 1760 and 1775, a tumultuous time with lots to talk about. Stroll the Freedom Trail and ask plenty of questions along the way; your small group will make for an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.50
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Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion Admission

Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Elms Mansion Admission

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Escape the hustle of the city and get away to the tranquility of Newport, Rhode Island, on a guided, small-group day tour from Boston. This quaint coastal town, known as America’s First Resort, is the perfect getaway and just 70 miles south of Beantown. Explore the Breakers mansion, the most grandiose of Newport’s summer mansions. Visit attractions like the Ocean Drive Historic District, the St Mary’s Church complex and the U.S. Naval War College, among others. Hotel pickup and drop-off plus a snack, guidebook and discount offer card are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.36
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

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Explore Boston's Freedom Trail on this informative and historic tour complete with a guide. Wander cobblestone streets, check out the architecture, and learn about the colorful past of this dynamic destination. Stops include Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, Boston Common, and more.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.00
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Boston Ghost Tour

Boston Ghost Tour

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With its centuries of history, it’s no surprise Boston is packed with haunted sights, though they aren’t always easy for visitors to find. On this nighttime ghost tour, follow a guide to some of the city’s most storied landmarks, such as the Granary Burying Ground, the Boston Opera House, and the Massachusetts State House, and discover the hidden history and spooky sightings associated with each.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Preview Boston Mini-Bus Tour

Preview Boston Mini-Bus Tour

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For travelers with just a few hours to explore, this half-day Boston bus tour is the best way to see more in less time. Starting out along the Charles River, travelers cruise to nearby towns, including Concord, Lexington, and Cambridge—home of Harvard, America's premier university. On the tour, enjoy sights from the American Revolutionary War, and pass the former homes of literary legends, all while enjoying your guide's narration on Boston's storied past.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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Private Historical Day Tour from Boston with Private Driver

Private Historical Day Tour from Boston with Private Driver

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Tailor your trip to Boston to your interests. Enjoy a private tour through historic Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Your group of friends or family ride in style in your choice of vehicle while absorbing fascinating stories of the American Revolution and the people who shaped the early ideals of the United States.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$356.32
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Martha's Vineyard Day Trip with Optional Island Tour from Boston

Martha's Vineyard Day Trip with Optional Island Tour from Boston

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Visit Martha’s Vineyard on a day trip from Boston to experience the island beauty without the hassle of booking ground and ferry transport. From hotel pickup and drop-off to included ferry tickets, snacks, water, and sightseeing maps, this Martha’s Vineyard excursion is designed for maximum time exploring, with the option to upgrade and include a guided tour of the entire island aboard a high-top, small-group van and explore all six towns on the island, indulge in lunch, and spend more time learning about scenic New England.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.00
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Boston's Freedom Trail, 3 tours in 1, Smart Phone Guided Tour (GPS) - go anytime

Boston's Freedom Trail, 3 tours in 1, Smart Phone Guided Tour (GPS) - go anytime

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WalknTours is your personal tour guide. Pro Narration, theatrically crafted, go anytime. 1 purchase works on 4 devices. 3 Tours in 1. Contactless and social distance friendly. 3 Tours in 1 Experience 1. The Freedom Trail Part 1 - Revolutionary Boston 2. The Freedom Trail Part 2 - The North End 3. The Freedom Trail Part 3 - Charlestown, Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution Simply go to the Boston Common Visitors Center, press play and put your phone in your pocket. From there you are guided turn by turn along the revolutionary streets of Boston. Listen on headphones, bluetooth speakers or your phone. What makes this tour special? -The revolutionary narrator is one of a kind. -It's guided by your personal tour guide (AKA the WalknTours technology tour technology) -This is not a fact dumping tour. It's a freedom trail adventure. -Go anytime. Go at your own pace -Great bang for your buck. Get the revolutionary adventure for a fraction of the price of other tours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$7.99
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Boston to Plymouth Small Group Day-Trip with Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II

Boston to Plymouth Small Group Day-Trip with Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II

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Discover historic New England as you explore two iconic Massachusetts destinations on this full-day tour from Boston. Travel through Quincy, MA, the birthplace of two U.S. Presidents, and journey along the state's South Shore coastal area on route to Plymouth. Explore the 400-year-old town's harbor, enjoy lunch (own expense), view Plymouth Rock, and tour Plimoth Plantation. You'll also board the Mayflower II and learn the fascinating history of the Pilgrim's.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.94
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Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour

Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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Private Day Trip From Boston to Salem

Private Day Trip From Boston to Salem

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Step back in time to colonial New England and the region’s infamous Witch Trials during this 7-hour private day trip to Salem. Grab a group of up to 14 passengers for trip in a luxurious private vehicle to Salem, where you’ll get a hauntingly memorable look at the town’s longstanding association with witchcraft, meet a practicing witch, and learn about the town’s famous 17th-century trials.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$596.31
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

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Explore Boston in a way that interests you on a private walking tour that can be customized to your preferences. You'll follow a flexible itinerary tailored to include attractions that you want to see, such as Boston Common, Freedom Trail, or Copley Square. If you don't have specific interests, you can leave the itinerary up to your guide. Either way, this is a chance to enjoy Boston's history and charm with a guide all to yourself.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
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Boston Freedom Trail GPS Self-Guided Audio Walk on Your Phone

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Boston Freedom Trail GPS Self-Guided Audio Walk on Your Phone

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Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes, discover the story of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride, and relive the fight for American Independence with a self-guided audio tour of Boston’s Freedom Trail! Journey back in time to historic Boston in the days of George Washington, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and their revolutionary collaborators. As you walk along the Freedom Trail, learn about everything from Boston Common to Bunker Hill -- and everything in between, at your own pace. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the Boston Common Visitor Center, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route for the best experience. Uncertain Travel Date? The tour’s valid for 30 days from booking! This tour doesn’t include entrance to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$4.75
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The Ghosts of Boston's Past Haunted Self-guided Tour

The Ghosts of Boston's Past Haunted Self-guided Tour

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This an on demand, smart phone guided haunted walking tour in Boston. Go to 10 1/2 Beacon Street, press play and put your phone in your pocket. From there you are guided turn by turn along the haunted streets of Boston. This is best experienced using headphones. Speakers can be used but not recommended. What makes this tour special? - You will see over 8 ghostly sites and hear their stories in less than 45 minutes.- -It's on demand, go anytime, at your own pace, all on the WalknTours app. - Great bang for your buck. What will you see? The most haunted hotel in New England, The old hanging tree where the last witch of Boston was hung, haunted subway, 2 haunted burial grounds, Nathaniel Hawthornes old haunt, the haunted theater and more. NOTE: Many of these sites have opening hours. This includes the Granary burial ground and Central Burial ground. Hotels and theaters are closed or limited because of COVID. This tour does not go inside these places, only outside.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$5.00
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