• Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one morning on this 4.5-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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston

Lexington Green

Pick up is offered from select Boston hotels (or you may choose to meet us at the Transportation Building) in the morning for 4.5 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).  Take some time to enjoy lunch on your own while in Lexington.

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.

Customer Reviews

Joseph M J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It was one of the best tours I have ever been on. The tour bus driver was named Sam, he called himself Sam I am. he was amazing. Very knowledgeable and very funny. Get him if you can!

Glenda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was great. Sam, the driver/tour guide was really informative and helpful. He went out of his way to make the tour memorable.

Gemma C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Fantastic tour! The guide and driver was simply excellent.

From beginning to end, he provided facts, knowledge and history about Boston and then later Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord.

Daryl N Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

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!

Candice B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was awesome. We learned a lot and it was drizzling almost the entire day but it didn't ruin the tour at all. The guide was really knowledgeable and if you love American History, this is where its at.

Cipring USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

it was great

Peter R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had used Viator before in San Francisco and found them to be good. Visiting Boston we had not much time so booked the half day tour again through Viator. This turned out to be as good as before. We were picked up from a hotel in Quincy and experienced a bit of a delay due to the traffic but all went well once we were underway. Thankfully the weather was bright and sunny so we could explore Lexington a bit. We had time for tea and scones at the cafe close to where we were dropped off which was welcome after our early start. Then off to Concord where we followed in the footsteps of the fallen British soldiers who fought in the battle of Lexington. The visitor centre is an interesting place the movie is worth watching and take in the view with its trees to reminded me of some typical English country areas except the leaves seemed much brighter with some great red shades amongst the green and yellow.
Tony our guide was an excellent speaker. I heartily recommend this tour which drops you off at Quincy market. You can extend it into the afternoon to see Boston but we had no time and also had done this before.

Patricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was so beautiful traveling part of the route that Dawes, Revere and Prescott took. My grandson 17h, a history buff was so moved to be standing where the American Revolution began! He said, You can read it in a book but where you're there, history comes alive! The leaves were beautiful, too. So much history in such a small area. We learned interesting facts about Paul Revere and the other Patriots. Our guide Jake was amazing.

Yael F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Tony was fun, knowledgeable and pretty incredible. I loved the story telling and all the places we've visited. Thank you for being flexible and helpful :

Awknowles10

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent tour, our guide Tony was funny, informative, and a great bus driver, we felt very safe with his driving.

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