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Boston: 2.5-Hour City View Bike Tour

1. Boston: 2.5-Hour City View Bike Tour

The Urban AdvenTours Boston City View Bicycle Tour offers a classic ride for those looking to get a great overall introduction to the city. During the 2.5-hour tour you’ll get to know the city and find neighborhoods that you can explore in greater depth later. Discover the unique character and charm of each area you visit up close, in person, and only possible by bicycle. This comprehensive tour covers all of Boston’s best sites, including: • Historic Fenway Park • The Christian Science Center • Boston Common • The beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End • The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston’s newest public park • The Charles River Esplanade • The North End, Boston’s oldest residential, Italian neighborhood • Copley Square, where you’ll see the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and the John Hancock building The City View tour includes an individually-fitted bike, helmet, water, and of course, a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will lead you on your travels. The tour covers 10-12 miles, from the bustling streets of downtown, to the serene bike paths along the Charles River, this tour truly brings you the best of Boston by bicycle! You can opt to do the City View tour on a regular hybrid bike, or on a pedal assist electric (e-bike). Select your bike choice at the time of booking.

Boston: Historical City Center Exploration Game

2. Boston: Historical City Center Exploration Game

Imagine you’re a professional record-setter who aims to be the first in everything you do, but how do you become the first at everything? Simple. You race to be the first person to visit every "first" in a country, a feat you can only accomplish in one place - Boston. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Up for a fun challenge? Start at Boston’s Public Library. The game will take you around 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Union Oyster House. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phone. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

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What people are saying about Boston Public Library

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Absolutely amazing! I plan on doing this same tour again. Pell, one of the guides, was particularly exceptional, as his knowledge far exceeded the requirements as a guide, and he personally ensured I was comfortable with the trip as I was recovering from food poisoning. With that being said, the trail itself was mostly flat with 2 or 3 hills; a very easy, and beautiful ride.

Very professionally organized, guides were pleasant & knowledgeable, the Tour Location is located right on the waterfront, my wife & I couldn’t have asked for a better experience in Boston. Highly Recommend!..

Although a cold day in Boston, the tour was great. Tour guides were knowledgeable and fun! Would definitely recommend.

This was such a great tour!!! Got to see so much and was very informative. I highly recommend!!!

A great way to see the city! Definitely recommend the e-bikes.