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Boston History & Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

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From $48.50

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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 time with your local guide.
  • Join your local guide for a fun-filled journey on and off Boston’s famous Freedom Trail
  • Learn the modern impact of Boston’s most iconic historic sights
  • Explore some of the sights overlooked by many Boston visitors (and even locals!)
  • Take in the beauty of the architecture and quaintness of Beacon Hill
  • Enjoy a surprise local treat with your guide.
  • Pass by the city’s first skyscraper - Custom House Tower
  • Enjoy the stunning views from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
  • Take the photos of the Boston’s beautifully preserved iconic brick row houses
  • Learn about the Sons of Liberty and see where the Boston Tea Party took place
  • Discover the first bookstore in Boston
  • See the site of the first public school in America
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company.

What's Included

  • Friendly Local English-speaking guide
  • Pass by the city’s first skyscraper - Custom House Tower
  • Enjoy the stunning views from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
  • Take the photos of the Boston’s beautifully preserved iconic brick row houses
  • Learn about the Sons of Liberty and see where the Boston Tea Party took place
  • See the site of the first public school in America
  • Enjoy a surprise local treat
  • Additional food and drink
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 222 State St, 222 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

    The Aquarium “T” Station (Outside, in front of the Long Wharf Entrance – Northeast Corner of State St. and Atlantic Ave.)

Return Details

  • 4 Charles St, 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Operated by Intrepid Urban Adventures - USA

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Boston History & Highlights Small Group Walking Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boston History & Highlights Small Group Walking Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips


If you have ANY mobility issues, this is not the tour for you, lots of stairs
The weather was gorgeous and the walk was all worthwhile.
This was a great tour and the small group size really allows you to learn extra fun facts and get all of your questions answered.
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Highly recommend this tour!
KATHRYN_C, Jun 2022
Larry was an incredible guide! He was so friendly and knowledgeable! I chose this tour because the limit is twelve guests (we had 8) and the guide wasn't dressed in a cheesy costume. This was the right choice for sure!! I highly recommend this tour! I learned so much and enjoyed a beautiful day in Boston.
Great walking tour covering a lot of ground
Lea_C, Jun 2022
This tour was excellent! We use Viator all over the world, so why not Boston? We are visiting here as tourists for the first time (vs being here for work trips where you are stuck in offices and the airport with no time to play) so we decided to take a local tour. This one is ‘spot on’ what we were looking for. We started near Long Wharf and walked for almost three hours- seeing the sites, learning the history, and discussing the architecture of Boston. You’ll walk along the Freedom trail, see Paul Revere’s grave and then get to pop into a cool little bar for a Sam Adams beer. Our tour guide, Sully, was fantastic, didn’t walk too fast for the group of 9, and took the time to answer the many questions of the group. We ended at the public park (not far from Copley square). Definitely recommend!
Our tour guide was Dylan,...
dmk_k, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was Dylan, and our entire family had a great time. We had already spent some time exploring Boston on our own, but we thought it would be fun to sign up for a Boston History walking tour, and we think it was a great decision! Dylan was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide. We strongly advise you to join him on a walking tour! He spent two hours explaining in great detail the various historical sites in Boston (Boston Commons, Beacon Hill, Quincy Market, and so on). He answered whatever questions we had and we learned so much about the history of Boston within those two hours. If you are in Boston, we highly recommend that you book this tour!
Excellent Guide
Jane_C, May 2022
Tim was sharp & smart & overflowing with information. He told a super captivating story of Boston wove together with the architecture around us. Our only complaint was in where we stopped. We always stayed on the sidewalk, really felt like we were in peoples’ way when we could’ve gone into an alley or through a gate or even just on the lawn of the park. But would absolutely recommend!
Great walk around a lovely city
Jane_G, May 2022
Enjoyable walking tour . Jim was friendly and knowledgeable and kept us entertained with facts and amusing stories! Particularly enjoyed the midway surprise
Excellent
Joanne_D, May 2022
Campbell was so informative and humorous that made the tour all worth it. Great details I never knew.
Tim was awesome!
Alex_L, May 2022
Tim was amazing. Supper knowledge. Great with our kids. Kept our kids (6 and 8) engaged the whole time. Couldn’t ask for a better tour guide.
Simply amazing Historian
Sydney_R, Apr 2022
I learned so much about Boston. The Historian was so knowledgeable and passionate about the city, it made me more excited to be visiting it. Great !!
Excellent!!
Faith_W, Apr 2022
Sully was excellent!! Very knowledgeable, interacted with all group members. Had many interesting stories and he was proud to be a Bostonian!! Thank you!!
A Good Guide Makes ALL the Difference!
Dan_P, Apr 2022
Sully our guide was great! Fun facts and trivia sprinkled in to the history provided for a well rounded tour:)
1 traveler found this review helpful
Loved the cemetery and...
Tracey_M, Mar 2022
Loved the cemetery and beer afterwards - the tour was great and our guide Dillon was knowledgable and personable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Tour
Veronica_N, Mar 2022
Our guide was great!! She shared so many historical and fun fact with us making this tour bring history to life. The kids enjoyed it and spoke about many of the facts she shared at dinner. Can’t beat that!
Dylan and Kin were...
Christopher_G, Mar 2022
Dylan and Kin were absolutely fantastic together and they gave us an amazing tour. Would do it again next time!
Fun engaging and knowledgeable
Maja_M, Mar 2022
Allison was our tour guide and she made the walk very entertaining and insightful. Learned about historical events and discovered some fun facts.
Fabulous History Tour
Amanda_M, Mar 2022
Bob was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. I will definitely recommend this tour.
Got left by the group...
judith_d, Mar 2022
Got left by the group operator couldn’t reach whomever is in charge now going back and forth to get a refund
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi Judith, we are sorry to hear about your experience. We would like to sincerely apologise that you were left by the group, even after you called our local contact advising that you'll be 5 minutes late. It appears there was a communication breakdown with the guide advising that you'll be late. Given this, we understand that you have been contacted to apologise for this and have been provided a refund.
Great tour
Kirsten_H, Feb 2022
Great tour. Janet was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. It was very cold and she was very considerate. Would recommend to anyone visiting Boston for the first time.
Small group gave everyone...
Jay_G, Dec 2021
Small group gave everyone a chance to hear guide and ask questions. Guide was knowledgeable and one could tell he enjoyed sharing with the group.
Great tour, smaller group
Heather_P, Nov 2021
We had a great tour with Guido and four other people. I appreciated the smaller size of the group compared with some of the other local tours. He was very knowledgeable and added his personal experience as well as bakery recommendations.
It was a fantastic...
Chuck_S, Nov 2021
It was a fantastic overall tour. Our guide was the most enthusiastic guide I’ve ever had in my life.
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