Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one morning on this 4-hour guided 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.
Half-day trip from Boston to Concord, Cambridge and Lexington
Travel along the historic Battle Road Trail and follow the route Paul Revere took to warn about the British troops
See the Lexington Battle Green and Harvard Yard, both US National Historic Landmarks
Learn about this area’s significant role in the Revolutionary War and Civil War from your expert guide
See the houses of famous authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott
Round-trip transport by luxury climate-controlled coach with lavatory included
Pick up is offered from select Boston hotels (or you may choose to meet us at the Transportation Building) in the morning for 4 hours of sightseeing in the neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. For the first part of the tour, head north over the Charles River and off to nearby Cambridge, home to two of the world’s most distinguished universities — Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Drive by historic Harvard Yard, not only the oldest part of the campus but also the center of its history. Also see Cambridge Common, a public park located near Harvard Square where General George Washington gathered troops during the American Revolutionary War. Then in Lexington, visit Lexington Battle Green, the historic town common where the opening shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired. The tour continues along Battle Road Trail between Lexington and Concord, which marks the path taken by British soldiers during the war. It is also the road Paul Revere took to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that “the British are coming” (although he didn’t shout the phrase as legend has it). Finally, in Concord, see the homes of Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic novel Little Women, and essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Plus, stop by the Old North Bridge, a historic site in the Battle of Concord, the first day of battle in the Revolutionary War. The tour ends with drop-off at the Transportation Building.
From pick up to end this was not a great tour. Driver did not make clear variety of tours at pick up at the Wharf dock. Did not help elderly even during tour existing bus -- clients could easily have fallen. Remarks by driver were directed to 2 men in front seats -some of the comments reflected exactly the "MALE" mentality that so rightly is being attacked today. Driver made unappropriate remarks - did not give the history that the tour of Paul Revere Ride gave -- would recommend that tour not this one. One excuse after another - no coordination -sat at terminal and wasted over 1 1/2 hours due to tour company lack of organization. Entire experience was awful TONY the driver should be fired
A great way to hear the story behind the beginning of the revolution. Having visited Boston almost every year for over a decade, it was refreshing to leave Downtown Boston, and visit the actual sites where the battles happened. The tour guide provides interesting historical stories along the way. Just a shame there was a huge snow downpour the weekend before my tour ... so didn't get to see much greenery on the battle fields. So avoid the cold of winter!