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Experience the best of greater Boston’s top attractions in one morning on this 3.5-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.


  • 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
  • Stand on the Lexington Battle Green and visit 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 coach included

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What You Can Expect

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

Lexington Green

You’ll be picked up from your Boston hotel in the morning for 3.5 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. Begin at Harvard Yard. It is 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 your Boston hotel.

Customer Reviews

william d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

What a wonderful tour with Mike as our guide. He was so knowledgeable that we had a great history lesson in addition to enjoying the beautiful countryside around Boston. Would highly recommend this tour but make sure Mike is along!

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Easy way to see Lexington Green and Concord Bridge

Bill T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our driver/guide Frankie was knowledgeable and entertaining. The bus was roomy, comfortable. Plenty of time to soak up the history. Good value.

William M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour. . . . .took my kids and they learned a lot! Great driver and comments!

Cheryl T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was very informative and our tour guide Ron was awesome. He used to be a history teacher and it made the tour so worth it!!!

Maria A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Educational, informative, and fun. A great tour!

Robert G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour and guide, This trip puts so much of what began our fight for independence into perspective.

Jack M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was a moving trip through history. Mark, our guide was fun and knowledgable. The bus was clean and comfortable. Plenty of time at each stop.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We really enjoyed our trip, very informative and our driver was very entertaining and knowledgable! We used Viator tours in France and also had good experiences.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Frankie (driver/tour guide) is a keeper! He made the trip for us! He engaged with the entire bus! Made us laugh, asked good trivia questions and kept us on schedule and was a wealth of good history and local information. Recommend highly!

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