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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Boston Whale Watching Cruise

Experience the best of New England’s marine wildlife on this guided whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Hop on a high-speed catamaran that gets to and from the whales in the least amount of time possible. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins and harbour porpoises with the help of a naturalist guide. The on-board galley offers food and beverages for purchase during the trip.
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Day Trips

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Boston to Martha's Vineyard Daytrip with optional Island Tour

Join Boston's only award winning, original, Martha's Vineyard Day Trip! Leave the trouble of driving to someone else and enjoy a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard from Boston. Rest and relax in a late model mini-coach on a 1.5-hour drive to the town of Falmouth, MA. Complimentary snacks, bottled water, island guidebooks and a discount card with island perks are provided during the drive.Then it’s on to the Island Queen ferry and a 35-minute mini-cruise across the waters of Vineyard Sound to Martha’s Vineyard. Upon arrival on the island, explore at leisure or upgrade to add a 3-hour island tour to the trip before returning.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Full-day Tours

"Boston in One Day" Sightseeing Bus Tour

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Ferry Services

Plymouth to Provincetown Round-Trip Fast Ferry

Trade Cape Cod’s notorious traffic for a breezy seat on the Plymouth to Provincetown ferry, then enjoy a day on the Cape without the hassle of driving or parking. Pre-booking round trip tickets on the Plymouth to Provincetown ferry ensures your place on the boat, where a mix of indoor seating and outdoor viewing decks are perfect for spotting marine wildlife as you cruise Cape Cod Bay.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

New England Coastal Day-Trip: Boston to New Hampshire & Maine

Take in the natural beauty of the New England coastline on this full-day tour from Boston. See the seaside villages and rugged shoreline stretching through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine — all in a climate-controlled, luxury vehicle. Enjoy lunch and leisure time in the historic town of Kennebunkport, the summer home of President George H.W. Bush, and visit the Cape Neddick Lighthouse, commonly known as Nubble Light and one of the most famous lighthouses in the country. Hotel pickup and drop-off from select Boston hotels included.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Boston Super Saver: Whale-Watching Cruise & New England Aquarium Admission

Experience the best of New England’s marine wildlife on this Super Saver combo tour. Enjoy a 3-hour whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins and harbour porpoises with the help of a naturalist guide. Then discover more than 800 marine animals under one roof at the New England Aquarium. From seals and sea lions to sea turtles and stingrays, it’s one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

American History Bus Tour: Boston to Cambridge, Concord, and Lexington

Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one morning on this American history tour around the neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Learn about the area’s role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Ride along the historic Battle Road Trail, following the same path Paul Revere took on his legendary midnight ride in 1775.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Day Trips

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Boston to Cape Cod Day-Trip with Harbor Cruise, Pirate Museum, and JFK Memorial

Enjoy everything Cape Cod has to offer on this 9-hour, guided sightseeing tour from Boston. From quaint villages, seafood shacks, lighthouses and ocean beaches, Cape Cod has it all in the summertime. Travel through Hyannis Port, site of the John F. Kennedy Memorial, and experience a narrated cruise along Cape Cod Canal with a perfect view of the Kennedy Compound. Stop in the town of Sandwich and the Sandwich Glass Museum & a glass blowing demonstration.  There’s also time to sightsee and shop along the Cape’s waterfront. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from select Boston hotels.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Seasonal Events

Autumn in New England: Fall Foliage Sightseeing Day-Trip with Lunch from Boston

Experience New England’s vibrant autumn colors on an all-day, guided fall foliage tour from Boston. Be sure to bring a camera on this scenic journey through the New England countryside. Drive through quaint towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Pass by Willard Brook State Forest, a Massachusetts state park with acres of classic New England woods and a beautiful, babbling brook. See a variety of taverns, churches, farms, and apple orchards, all set against a backdrop of stunning fall color. Pickup and drop-off from select hotels is included on this tour.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

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Boston to Salem "Witch City" Daytrip with Round-Trip Transportation

Step back in time to the era of the Salem witch trials on this guided day trip from Boston to Salem, Mass. After a visit to Marblehead, birthplace of the American Navy, visit the Salem Witch Museum (there is an admission fee to enter) and learn about the trials, where 20 innocent people were put to death in 1692. Enjoy time on your own to see the U.S. Custom House and the House of the Seven Gables. Stop by local Halloween shops and other witch-themed attractions in Salem. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from select downtown Boston hotels.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Boston Private City Tour

See all Boston's most important sights in a four hour, private, guided city tour, in a comfortable luxury vehicle. If you value, time, privacy, comfort and would like to have a good overview of the city of Boston at your own convenience and pace, we are the right choice for you. We will drive by or stop and wait at the sights you are most interested in. Our tour is totally customizable and our priority is to please you, not keep a schedule.
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  • 4 hours
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Trolley Tours

Boston Sightseeing Trolley Tour with stops at Fenway Park & USS Constitution

Easily experience the breadth of Boston by hopping on the Beantown Trolley. This narrated sightseeing tour offers several photo stops plus more than 125 points of interest along the way. See top Boston attractions like the Boston Common, Freedom Trail, Copley Square, and Fenway Park on this trolley tour through historic Boston.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Day Trips

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Boston to Newport Day-Trip with Breakers & Elms Admission

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
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Day Trips

Fall foliage tour White Mountains

New England is renowned for having some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the country—and this seamless, full-day tour from Boston makes it easy to discover the region’s vibrant scenery. Following morning pickup from your Boston hotel, travel to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and stop for photography breaks along the Kancamagus Highway. Following lunch in charming North Conway (own expense), continue the seasonal sightseeing as you journey to the storied Mount Washington Hotel. At the end of the day, return to your Boston hotel.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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City Tours

3-Hour Martha's Vineyard Island Tour from Oak Bluffs

Visit Martha's Vineyard highlights on a 3 hour, small group tour from the Statute across Oak Bluffs Ferry Terminal. You’ll make the most of your time on the island as you check out Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, and the Aquinnah Cliffs, learning stories about island history and cultures along the way. This Martha’s Vineyard tour is limited to 14 people for personal service from the local guide, and it includes two 15 minute breaks to explore Menemsha and the Aquinnah Cliffs.
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Day Trips

Boston to Plymouth Day-Trip with Plimoth Plantation & Plimoth Grist Mill

Travel back in time to experience the Plymouth Colony as it was in the 17th century on this guided day trip. Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, shows the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by English colonists, some of whom later became known as Pilgrims. Mingle with costumed role players who re-enact life in colonial America, visit Grist Mill and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this narrated sightseeing tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Sightseeing Passes

Go Boston Card

Seeing the best of Boston doesn’t get any easier, or more economical, than with the Go Boston Card. This flexible sightseeing pass allows visitors to pick and choose from a wide variety of Boston’s top attractions, almost 40 in all, at any pace desired over the course of one, two, three, five or seven consecutive days. Enjoy immediate entry to attractions. Simply save the pass (available as your 'ticket' after purchase) on your mobile device and go. No voucher redemption is required.
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  • 1 to 24 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

Newport Coastal Day-Trip from Boston with Breakers & Marble House Admission

Escape the hustle of city life and get away to the tranquility of Newport, R.I., on a guided, small-group day tour from Boston. This quaint coastal town, also known as America’s First Resort, is the perfect getaway just 70 miles south of Beantown. Explore the grand mansions of the Vanderbilt family, the Breakers and Marble House. Learn about Newport’s history and heritage, its culture and architecture. Enjoy shopping and sightseeing, then travel along popular Ocean Drive for scenic views of stately mansions, yachts and the Atlantic Ocean.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

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Boston to Cape Cod with Plymouth Rock & Skip-The-Line Plimoth Plantation

Explore the historic legacy of New England during this trip to historic Plymouth and Cape Code with a small group. Join no more than 14 guests as you explore the Cape Cod town of Sandwich and its Heritage Museum and Gardens. Then head to colonial-era Plymouth to discover the Plimoth Plantation, the famous Plymouth Rock, and much more.
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  • 11 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Historical Day-Trip from Boston with Private Driver

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
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Day Trips

Autumn in Cape Cod: Fall Foliage Day-Trip from Boston with Harbor Cruise

Cape Cod may be a popular summertime destination, but its autumns are equally as awesome. Enjoy New England’s fall foliage on this full-day, guided sightseeing tour via luxury coach from Boston. Travel through Sandwich, with the Sandwich Glass Museum; see Hyannis Port and the John F. Kennedy Memorial; take a narrated cruise along Lewis Bay; and visit the Whydah Pirate Museum. Hotel pickup/drop-off included from select Boston hotels.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

Preview Boston Mini-Bus Tour

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
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

Niagara Falls Day Trip from Boston by Air

Escape the city on a day-long Niagara Falls adventure from Boston by air. Take in views of rural New England during the 60-minute flight, then touch down for a day of exploring, shopping and dining. Feel the spray from the deck of the Maid of the Mist cruise, and watch the powerful river slip beneath the hull. Enjoy VIP seating and a 2-course lunch at Tony Roma's, then see the town’s museums, boutiques and historic landmarks at your own pace before returning to Boston.
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  • 1 day

Walking Tours

Salem Combo Tour: Daytime Walking Tour Plus Haunted History Evening Tour

Uncover two different sides of Salem's fascinating past on a combo daytime and evening walking tour. During the day, choose from three themed tours to focus on the town’s general history, it’s historic cemeteries, or the infamous 17th-century witch trials. Then, under the veil of darkness, delve into Salem’s sinister past on a nighttime haunted history tour. Visit sites where the apparitions are often reported, and learn how Salem earned its reputation as one of America's most haunted cities.
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  • 3 hours
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