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Beacon Hill History + Scenic Photo Walking Tour (Small Group)

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Boston’s Beacon Hill on a walking tour that provides plenty of fascinating historical commentary of a neighborhood full of historic charm and architecture as well as creative photo tips. Capture amazing pictures with your smartphone or camera. One of the highlights is Acorn Street, the most photographed street in Boston.
  • Beacon Hill History + Photo Tour
  • Picturesque streets
  • 19th-century architecture
  • Hidden gems off-the-beaten path

What's Included

  • Professional and Enthusiastic Tour Guide
  • Small Group Tour - Most groups are less than 10 people. Maximum is 20.
  • Fascinating Commentary of Beacon Hill's history and charm
  • Fun photo tips to capture great pictures with your smartphone or camera

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Beacon Street & Joy Street
      Beacon St & Joy St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

      Meeting Point: Corner of Beacon + Joy St. Stand under the green Joy St. It's close to 34 Beacon St. in Beacon Hill. **Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Your punctuality is appreciated.** Subway: Park St (Green or Red Line). Walk towards the MA State House. Turn left onto Beacon St.

    End point

    • Charles Street
      Charles St, Boston, MA, USA

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • There are NO RESTROOM STOPS.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

    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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Does not disappoint!
    Melanie_P, Oct 2022
    Loved this tour! Saba clearly knows the area very well be gives really good tips on how to get good, interesting photos. I would have booked additional tours with her if they lined up with my schedule (and weren’t already sold out)! Beacon hill is a treasure trove for photos! Saba also had really good historical inputs that were very interesting. I cannot recommend enough, to try to do this tour in the week leading up to hallowe’en for a really unique experience. I have never seen such elaborate halloween and beautiful autumn decorations in such abundance. You could barely go Kors than a house without seeing a display. It was a really added treat. The fallen leaves and autumn colours also really added to the photos. If I get an opportunity to return to Boston, I will definitely book one of Saba’s other tours or even take this one again in a different season.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you so much for your great feedback, kind words and compliments, Melanie. So happy you enjoyed the PhotoWalks Beacon Hill tour experience! You chose a great time to take advantage of the fall festivities. Beacon Hill is also decorated beautifully for the holidays in December. It's absolutely magical after a snowstorm! Looking forward to welcoming you back to Boston. With thanks and appreciation, Saba
    Architecture from the 1800’s
    Hari_V, Sep 2022
    History well explained by host. This tour should have been a 2-hour tour. It would have been great if a visit into one of those buildings was possible.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you for your review, Hari. I'm glad you enjoyed the commentary of Beacon Hill on the 90-minute walking tour. I hope you captured pictures that you are pleased with. Beacon Hill is a 19th century historic neighborhood where there are homes with beautiful architectural details along the scenic streets we visited. The private homes are not open to the public. The PhotoWalks Architectural Landmarks Scenic Tour is 2-hours with interesting historical commentary and photo tips. We do spend time inside the impressive Boston Public Library as well as walking in the residential area with French-inspired architecture. Perhaps that tour might suit your interests.
    Great way to experience Beacon Hill!
    Sandra_M, Jul 2022
    Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about Beacon Hill, its history, and its residents. Also great at showing how to photograph unique shots and get the most from our cameras. Very laidback and pleasant. Loved every minute!
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review and sharing your experience on the PhotoWalks Beacon Hill tour. I enjoyed your enthusiasm for photography, history and architecture. I'm so glad you both had a great time capturing memorable photos in one of Boston's most historic neighborhoods. Have fun taking amazing pictures with your newfound skills wherever your future travels may take you! All the best...Saba
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Amazing Tour
    Lisa_G, Jun 2022
    Saba was a great tour guide filled with a wealth of current and past history of Beacon Hill and the most amazing photo tips that delivered many memorable photos! Her kind spirit and flexibility lended perfectly to this most amazing tour!! This tour is a must!!!
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Thank you so much for the great review and kind compliments. What a wonderful time we had on a beautiful summer day to explore Beacon Hill's scenic spots. I had just as much fun as you both did on the PhotoWalks tour. Hope our paths cross again in Boston! All the best, Saba
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Unique photographic experience
    Ann_M, May 2022
    Saba was a fantastic guide. She shared many memorable stories about the Beacon Hill neighborhood while teaching us how to take interesting photos. All in all a great tour!
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you so much for your lovely compliments and 5-star review, Ann. I'm so glad the PhotoWalks Beacon Hill tour gave you all insight into the neighborhood's fascinating history. I hope your newfound photography skills will help you take fun and creative pictures. Looking forward to seeing you all again in Boston. With much thanks and great appreciation, Saba
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Absolutely worth it!!!
    Rosamaria_M, May 2022
    We were able to have a 1/1 tour which was great! Tour guide Saba was very professional, personable, knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. I came home with retained knowledge and had such an amazing time. It was a truly a wonderful experience for me. Saba was SO kind as to take pictures of me along the way and send them to me. I highly recommend this tour to others who enjoy site-seeing and taking pictures!
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you so much for the amazing review, kind compliments and sharing your PhotoWalks Tour experience. I really enjoyed your enthusiasm for Boston's must-see attractions and discovering its history too. I'm so glad you learned new photography skills and that all the pictures captured on our photo tour became memorable souvenirs for you. All the best...Saba
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Photos in Beacon Hill
    Karen_M, Apr 2022
    Saba was very nice, enthusiastic and gave us some handy photography tips. She told us some interesting background stories about some of the houses and some Boston history. It was a lovely few hours spent in a beautiful area of Boston that I would recommend to others.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Thank you for your kind words and great review, Karen. I'm so glad you enjoyed exploring Beacon Hill and learning about its history and how to capture great pictures in one of the most scenic neighborhoods in Boston.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Owner gives the tour, she communicates her passion for her work.
    MARK_A, Dec 2021
    Her photo tips provided a cool bonus. Her knowledge of neighborhood was apparent. A walking history lesson with great photo opps.
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    Thank you so much for the 5-star review and sharing your PhotoWalks tour experience. I'm glad you enjoyed learning about Beacon Hill's fascinating neighborhood history. I hope the photo tips will help you capture great pictures for many years to come. All the best...Saba
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    Informative and Enjoyable Beacon Hill Tour
    Joan_W, Oct 2021
    Had a fun experience with our guide Saba. In 1.5 hours we learned the history of Beacon Hill area and found out interesting facts about various homes. Saba also shared photo tips on angles, composition and anchoring of photos. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Thank you so much for the 5-star review and sharing your experience on the PhotoWalks Beacon Hill tour, Joan. I'm so glad you learned a lot about the charming, historic neighborhood. We had such great weather that day and it made the tour extra special. Hope to see you both again on your next visit to Boston. All the best...Saba
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    Exquisite
    Gary_E, Oct 2021
    What a wonderful walking tour with the vibrant and exquisite Saba. We had a beautiful day walking through Beacon Hill learning the history and how to take pictures from this enthusiastic and inspiring guide. It was the best walking tour we have taken in a very long time and recommend it highly. Don’t miss it!
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Thank you so much for your kind words, compliments and writing a great review. I'm so happy both of you thoroughly enjoyed the PhotoWalks Beacon Hill tour and that it was a memorable experience on your trip to Boston. You now have newfound skills to take amazing trips for your future travels! All the best, Saba
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    A marvelous activity for history buffs and photo enthusiasts
    Lisa_D, Sep 2021
    Fabulous tour full of information on several topics. Saba is a great tour guide and a very knowledgeable instructor. I am very happy with the results.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Amazing
    Mark_A, Jul 2021
    Our guide Saba was amazing, so informative and such a great photography teacher. I can not believe how much I learnt about Beacon Hill and how to capture unique shots.
    Response from Host, Jul 2021
    Many thanks for the great review, Mark. I sincerely appreciate your kind words. I'm so happy you learned a lot about Beacon Hill's history and how to take creative pictures as we explored this charming 19th-century neighborhood. Hope to see you all on another PhotoWalks tour on your next visit to Boston! All the best, Saba
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Such a fun way to explore a city!
    Rebecca, Nov 2020
    We had an AMAZING time on this tour!! Saba is an incredible guide, and we not only learned about the history of Beacon Hill, but also how to take beautiful photos! She shared tips for how to get the best angle and perspective on the iPhone - definitely no experience necessary and you'll leave with gorgeous photos to remember your tour. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for those who want a fun and interesting way to explore a city.
    Response from Host, Nov 2020
    Thank you for the great review, Rebecca! It was wonderful to see you and your friends capture great photos of Beacon Hill as we walked along its picturesque streets. Glad you enjoyed the historical commentary and had a memorable experience in Boston! All the best...Saba
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    The snow!!
    Bonnie_B, Nov 2020
    It was just a magical experience! It had snowed 4.3 inches so trees were covered but roads overall cleared. We learned so much about angles and form with our phone camera. The homes are not to be missed! Halloween was the perfect tone to see beautiful decorations!! Great job!!!!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Very nice
    Lana Z, Aug 2018
    We enjoyed this tour. Saba took us to see the houses and streets of this very beautiful expensive neighborhood that we wouldn't see on our own. We also appreciated the history and fun facts. We wished it could be longer, the time just flew. However, as far as the photography goes, maybe it's good for the beginners, but if you are intermediate or advanced, it is not a photography class, where you will learn something new.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Saba was an amazing guide. The tour...
    Mattheos K, Nov 2017
    Saba was an amazing guide. The tour was on a freezing Saturday morning. Despite the bad weather, Saba didn't hesitate to take me all over Beacon Hill and not only narrate the history of the different buildings but also teach me how to take interesting photographs. I strongly recommend this tour.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Saba is fantastic, she went out of...
    Sandra H, Jan 2017
    Saba is fantastic, she went out of he way to accommodate our needs and took the tour with us even while it was snowing because we couldn't go at any other time, she made some great suggestions for shots, took us through a lovely area that she knows well, and is generally just a lovely person to spend time with. We would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys photography
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    I would gladly recommend this tour...
    Nancy A. C, Oct 2015
    I would gladly recommend this tour to photographers with any camera. To obtain the most from this trip, please have a camera wherein fine tuning can be made to focus, aperture, etc in order to capture all the shadows, and reflections offered.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    This was amazing! Beacon Hill is so...
    Richard S, Oct 2014
    This was amazing! Beacon Hill is so gorgeous and we got the most of it from Saba's insightful tour. Plus we got some of the best photos too!
    I learned a lot about the neighbourhood...
    SFAS, Oct 2012
    I learned a lot about the neighbourhood and took beautiful photographs.

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