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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.

Highlights

  • All-day sightseeing tour of the greater Boston area
  • See Boston's must-see sights on a narrated coach tour with an expert guide
  • Explore Beacon Hill, the Seaport District, Rowes Wharf, the West End and more
  • Spend time shopping at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)
  • Travel through the surrounding historic towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord
  • Visit Harvard Square, the Lexington Battle Green and the Battle Road Trail
  • Hear stories about Paul Revere and the Minutemen during the American Revolutionary War

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What You Can Expect

Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Faneuil Hall

This Boston day tour begins at Park Plaza or with hotel pickup downtown. Get ready for seven hours of prime sightseeing in and around historic Beantown.

For the morning part of the tour, it’s off to nearby Lexington and Lexington Battle Green, the historic town common where the opening shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired. Then head to Harvard Square, near the center of Cambridge and Harvard University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Check out Battle Road Trail, part of Paul Revere’s ride to warn the Minutemen about the oncoming British troops. Also, see the homes of Louisa May Alcott, author of the novel Little Women, and essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Stop by the Old North Bridge, a historic site in the Battle of Concord, the first day of battle in the Revolutionary War.

Back in downtown Boston, head over to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, also known as Quincy Market, to buy lunch and explore the historic tourist mall for 1.5 hours. Then reboard the bus to begin the sightseeing tour of Boston.

There are over 20 sites on this Boston sightseeing tour. Visit Beacon Hill and the West End neighborhood; see the New England Aquarium, one of Boston’s premier attractions; cruise through the beautiful Seaport District; see King Street, where the Boston Massacre happened; and stop to visit the majestic USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat and America’s Ship of State.

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Itinerary

Full list of sights seen during the Boston portion of your tour:
  • New England Aquarium
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Seaport District
  • North End (Little Italy/Fleet Center)
  • USS Constitution
  • Old State House
  • Site of the Boston Massacre
  • Tremont Hotel
  • City Place
  • State House
  • Beacon Hill
  • West End
  • Cambridge Center
  • Back Bay Hilton
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Symphony Hall
  • Back Bay
  • Copley Place
  • Trinity Church
  • Park Square
  • Rowes Wharf

Customer Reviews

Margaret Mary D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Boston and one day sightseeing tour is great. It is along day of sightseeing, however nothing could be cut from the tour. We had a one hour lunch break and Quincy market. Our tour guide recommended some fabulous restaurants there. He was born and raised in Boston and his passion shown through and his tour. He gave us insight into the city that only a local would know. This is a fantastic tour if you have limited time in Boston.

Brad P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We booked this tour for our second day while staying in Boston. We booked it through the Viator website listed. It was painless.

This tour is a full 7 hours including stops and lunch and can run over so long as everyone is in agreement due to traffic.

Frankie was our tour guide bus driver and he is very knowledgeable and funny cracking jokes along the way. The bus is a large enclosed coach with AC and nice comfy seats. The audio system in the bus is very good and easy to hear. There is also a washroom on the bus but I'd likely only use it in emergency. There are plenty of stops to get out and use washrooms.

The tour is very long but didn't seem long. We had a couple of unforeseen hiccups that caused unusual traffic but Frankie kept us mostly on time of course with everyone's consent.

We had a wonderful day and enjoyed the tour immensely!

One recommendation I would give, is sit on the right side of the bus!! About 90 of the sites pointed out come up on the right and our bus was fairly full. Although we did get to see most of the sights, it would have been better sitting on the right side instead of the left.

Joan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was an amazing day. We hit all the highlights, which allowed us to come back to visit our favorites the next day. Frankie our tour guide kept everything lively and was very informative. This was a great tour for my 16 year old granddaughter and myself.

BARBVALA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our bus driver Frank was fantastic! Highly recommend this comprehensive and relaxing tour.

Herbert P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Everything was OUTSTANDING! I don and #39;t think you could find a better tour guide than MARK.Would like one of the stops to be Fenway.But I would recommend this is the BEST water to see Boston!

Lynn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide/driver, Mark, was very informative. He knew everything anyone could hope to learn. He was funny, too! The best part was being introduced to our new, favorite root beer ever. Thanks!

Jessica N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour was great! Though there was confusion in the beginning, about which bus was ours, we ended up on the right bus and had a wonderful and informative your. So much history! Our tour guide, Scott maybe, was wonderful!

Kevin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour to learn about the the history of the area. Definitely worth the time.

Richard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Outstanding, and Frankie, a native Bostonian was the Hi-lite!

Linette C M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a wonderfully historic tour to Lexington and concord with excellent commentary on the start of the Revolution. Our driver, an older man, was so knowledgable and relly gave us a sense of the history

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