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Boston Duck Tour: The Original and World-Famous

1. Boston Duck Tour: The Original and World-Famous

Make a splash on an 80-minute “Duck” tour of Boston and see the city from the land and water on one non-stop journey. Climb aboard your World War II-style amphibious landing vehicle at the Museum of Science or Prudential Center, and set off to discover unique neighborhoods. You will be welcomed on board by one of the legendary “ConDUCKtors®” who will narrate your tour and tell you about Boston as the birthplace of freedom and place of “firsts.” Travel by the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill, and continue to Boston Common and Copley Square. Hear about the “Big Dig,” and marvel at fashionable Newbury Street. Go to historic Quincy Market, and more. As the best of Boston unfolds, your “ConDUCKtor®” will give you lots of little-known facts and interesting insights into the heritage of the city. Then, just when you think you've seen it all, it's time for a splash into the Charles River. Enjoy views of Boston and Cambridge that you won't get anywhere else. All tours feature a fun, informative local guide. In addition, foreign language tours depart every half hour from the Museum of Science location. These tours utilize cutting-edge GPS technology to offer tours in Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian dialect), Cantonese and Korean, at no additional cost to you. If you require this multilingual commentary, be sure to choose the option from the Museum of Science.

Cambridge: Harvard University Student-Guided Walking Tour

2. Cambridge: Harvard University Student-Guided Walking Tour

Join a student-led walking tour of Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, around 10 kilometers from Boston. Discover the historic campus through the eyes of a student and visit highlights including the John Harvard Statue and Memorial Hall. Meet your guide in the heart of Harvard Square, and set off on your walk through Harvard Yard. Enjoy the sights while your guide entertains and inspires with tales of Harvard history and personal experience at the university they call home. Get an up-close look at major Harvard landmarks including Johnston Gate, the John Harvard Statue, Memorial Hall, and Widener Library. You'll even become privy to a few Harvard secrets along the way. Gain an insider's perspective on one of the world's most prestigious universities, and hear about famous figures that have attended throughout its long and illustrious history. Experience the pace of student life as you stroll through the grounds.

Boston: Hop-on Hop-off Old Town Trolley Tour

3. Boston: Hop-on Hop-off Old Town Trolley Tour

Enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour aboard Boston’s charming orange and green Old Town Trolley and visit more than 100 points of interest in the city at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to hop on or off all day and discover sights like the Boston State House, Liberty Wharf, and the Charlestown Navy Yard. Take in double-decker height views while protected from the elements. The comfortable enclosed trolleys allow you to experience elevated viewing come rain, snow, or shine. Choose between 1-day and 2-day ticket options with free unlimited re-boarding. The Boston Trolley tour covers all the major areas including downtown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the theater district, and the waterfront. Conductors narrate the tour, offering a fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. There are 14 stops conveniently located close to over 100 points of interest in Boston, these are: • Stop 1: New England Aquarium/Faneuil Hall Marketplace (200 Atlantic Ave) . • Stop 2: Historic North End (561 Commercial Street) • Stop 3: USS Constitution/Charlestown Navy Yard (Constitution Road between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave.) • Stop 4: North Station/TD Bank Garden (Westbound side of Causeway Street between Beverly Street and Accolon Way.) • Stop 5: Old State House (State Street between Washington and Congress Streets, across from Old State House Museum) * Stop 6: Beacon Hill/Antique Row (Charles Street at the corner of Mount Vernon Street) • Stop 7: Cheers Bar "The Original" (84 Beacon Street) • Stop 8: Prudential Center/View Boston Observatory (40 Dalton St.) • Stop 9: Christian Science Plaza/Symphony Hall (120 Huntington Avenue) • Stop 10: Copley Place Shopping Galleries (100 Huntington Ave #92 in front of the Marriott Copley Place Hotel) • Stop 11: Copley Square/Trinity Church (Boylston St & Clarendon, directly opposite 545 Boylston St.) • Stop 12: Old Town Trolley Welcome Center (Charles Street South at Boylston Street and Park Plaza.) • Stop 13: Boston State House/ Boston Common/Beacon Hill (Beacon Street at Park Street. - directly across from the State House) • Stop 14: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (discounted admission included) (Sleeper Street - directly in front of 313 Congress St.)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Public Tour

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Public Tour

Meet your student guide in Kendall Square and visit the university that ranks among the top schools in the U.S. Tour the campus and learn about some of the world's most talented innovators in the fields of math, science and technology. Get the inside scoop on the history, culture and alumni who hail from MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on a 1 hour 10-minute tour. Hear about some of the institution's alums, from engineer and astronaut Buzz Aldrin to world-famous architect, I.M. Pei. See the Great Dome, home to the school's engineering library and lovingly referred to by alums as the Center of the Universe.

From New York City: Boston and the Freedom Trail Day Trip

5. From New York City: Boston and the Freedom Trail Day Trip

Depart New York along the Eastern Coast through Connecticut to Massachusetts and to its capital, Boston. Your first stop is the city of Cambridge where will find one of the most famous and most prestigious universities in the world: Harvard. The tour starts with a walk in Harvard Yard; the oldest academic ground in America. See Widener library, then rub the shoe of John Harvard for good luck. Continue to a panoramic tour passing by City Hall, MIT and Cambridge College. Then cross the Charles River and arrive in the center of the intellectual capital of the country. Visit Copley Square, home to beautiful Trinity church. Next up is a walk along the Freedom Trail through Boston Common Park. Break for lunch at Quincy Market, and try the world famous Clam Chowder or a lobster roll. After lunch, visit the site of the famous Tea Party and the navy ship Constitution. In the late afternoon, depart southwest for an evening arrival in New York.

Boston: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions

6. Boston: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 45+ Attractions

The Boston All-Inclusive Pass by Go City provides you access to over 45 of the area’s top activities, attractions, and tours for a single low price. Enjoy planning your own itinerary while saving up to 50%* compared to the cost of individual attraction tickets. Choose a 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7-day pass and visit as many attractions as you like during that time. Take a Trolley Tour, visit the New England Aquarium, or explore the Museum of Science. These and many other options are included in the cost of your Boston All-Inclusive Pass. A free digital guide helps you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. Below, "(R)" means that reservations are required. Included attractions with your Boston All-Inclusive Pass: TOURS AND ACTIVITIES • Historic Sightseeing Cruise (Seasonal - April to October) • CityView Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Trolley: 2-Day Ticket (Seasonal - April to November) • Fenway Park Tour • Swan Boats of Boston (Seasonal - April to September) • The Harvard Tour • Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour (Seasonal - April to October) (R) • Boston Bike Rental • One-Hour Guided “Let it Begin Here” Battle Green Tour • Hyannisport Harbor Cruise (Seasonal - May to October) • Cape Cod Canal Cruise (Seasonal - May to October) • Liberty Ride (Seasonal - April to October) • Boch Center Wang Theatre Tours • North End Boston's "Little Italy Tour" • Boston Historic Pub Crawl Tour • Boston Seafood and More Food Tour • Beacon Hill True Crime Tour • Sam Signature Experience MUSEUMS AND PLACES OF INTEREST • View Boston • New England Aquarium • Old State House Museum & Old South Meeting House Combo Ticket • USS Constitution Museum • Museum of Science • Paul Revere House • Museum of Fine Arts • Salem Witch Museum (R) • Boston Children's Museum (R) • Harvard Museum of Natural History (R) • JFK Presidential Library and Museum • Plimoth Patuxet plus Mayflower II or Grist Mill Combo (Seasonal - April to November) • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston • Franklin Park Zoo • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum • Peabody Essex Museum • Institute of Contemporary Art • House of the Seven Gables • Buckman Tavern • Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology (R) • Otis House Museum • Concord Museum • Old Sturbridge Village • King's Chapel Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the digital guide included in your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Boston: Go City Explorer Pass including 2 to 5 Attractions

7. Boston: Go City Explorer Pass including 2 to 5 Attractions

Ensure a hassle-free trip with a Boston Explorer Pass that is accessible straight from your mobile phone (also available to print) and is valid for 60 days (starting with your first visit). Choose 2, 3, 4, or 5 activities and save time and money compared to paying individual admission prices. With Go City you can save up to 50%* off top Boston attractions. Marvel at the wonders of the sea at the New England Aquarium, explore the city aboard a hop-on-hop-off trolley bus, enjoy a Boston sunset cruise or whiz up to the 52nd floor of View Boston for stunning city panoramas - the choice is yours. Simply browse your digital guide for where to go next, show your pass to be scanned at the entrance or ticket office, and you're in. Choose any 2, 3, 4, or 5 attractions or tours from the following: Tours and Cruises • Historic Sightseeing Cruise (April to October) • CityView Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Trolley Sightseeing Tour: 1-Day Ticket (April to November) • Boston Sunset Cruise (May to September) • Fenway Park Tour • Boston Bike Rental • Boch Center Wang Theatre Tours • The Harvard Tour • North End Boston's 'Little Italy' Tour • Boston Seafood and More Food Tour • Beacon Hill True Crime Tour • Boston Historic Pub Crawl Tour • Haunted Boston History and Mystery Walking Tour Museums and Places of Interest • View Boston • New England Aquarium • Old State House Museum & Old South Meeting House Combo Ticket • Museum of Science • Harvard Museum of Natural History • Boston Children's Museum • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston • Museum of Fine Arts • Salem Witch Museum • USS Constitution Museum • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum • JFK Presidential Library and Museum • Franklin Park Zoo • Peabody Essex Museum • Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the digital guide included in your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Cambridge: Harvard Campus Self-Guided Walking Tour

8. Cambridge: Harvard Campus Self-Guided Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Note: This 1 mile-long tour covers the essentials of the Harvard Campus in 2-3 hours. Explore your way on this self-guided walking tour of Harvard University’s campus in Cambridge. Visit the most iconic spots of the Ivy League campus with the help of an app that functions as your guide, narrator, and map. See animated videos that let you visualize parts of the tour. To start, simply set up the tour guide app on your phone and arrive at the starting point of the tour. Step into the life of a Harvard student and visit the heart of Harvard University's campus: Harvard Square. See and learn about the John Harvard Statue, Widener Library, former dorms of famous alumni like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Natalie Portman, and more.

From NYC: Exclusive Spanish-Language Day Trip to Boston

9. From NYC: Exclusive Spanish-Language Day Trip to Boston

Your trip to Boston begins in Midtown Manhattan at the entrance of your preferred pickup hotel: Millennium Broadway, Pennsylvania, or Manhattan at Times Square. Once you have been picked up, head north to the capital city of Massachusetts. There will be a stop halfway, where you will have time to have breakfast and use the services. Once you arrive in Boston, the first stop is Copley Square, where you can appreciate the architectural contrasts of the city. See iconic sites such as the first public library in the United States, the Hancock Tower, the Church of the Holy Trinity, and the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Within Copley Square, discover the monument to the Hare and the Turtle, which commemorates the cemetery of the Boston Marathon.  The next stop will be in the Church of Christ Scientist. Following, head through Massachusetts Avenue where you will see the Back Bay neighborhood, famous for its Victorian houses. Pass by Berkeley College, the largest private music school in the world. Then, marvel at the monument to Domingo Faustino Sarmiento and get up close to the Baseball Stadium Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox. Continue towards Cambridge where the MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the prestigious Harvard University are located. Walk through the Harvard University Campus and past the famous monument of the three lies, after which you will have time to buy souvenirs. After this experience, back in Boston, walk one of the most attractive and expensive neighborhoods in the city "Beacon Hill." Leaving the neighborhood, pass by the bar made famous by the TV show "Cheers" and through the first public park in the USA. Cross through the Massachusetts Governorate, part of the Freedom Trail and the Financial Center, and the place of the Boston Massacre of 1770. The last stop will be at Quincy Market. At its inception in 1826, it was used as a center of production, purchase, and exchange of food products and is now the city's cultural center. In the market, you will have free time for lunch. Your guide will advise you as to where the best clam chowder and lobster sandwiches are sold, two of Boston's most famous local dishes. Finally, after lunch, head back to NYC and get dropped off where you were picked up.

Boston: 9-Day CityPASS® for Savings at 4 Top Attractions

10. Boston: 9-Day CityPASS® for Savings at 4 Top Attractions

Take the stress out of planning your trip to Boston with bundled tickets for the top exhibits and museums in the city. Enjoy Boston’s sea life, fascinating science, a scenic cruise, and learn about the city's history. Visit a 72-acre wildlife habitat to see the natural side of town as well. Get instant delivery on your tickets which are valid for 9 consecutive days, allowing ample time to experience each attraction. Save 45% on pre-paid admission to 4 must-see attractions: • New England Aquarium – Aquarium Admission • Museum of Science – General Exhibit Halls Admission Plus your choice of admission to 2 of the following attractions: • Boston Harbor City Cruises – A 60-minute Historic Sightseeing Cruise of Boston Harbor • Franklin Park Zoo – General Admission • Harvard Museum of Natural History – General admission to all permanent and special exhibits and special programs, plus admission to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology • View Boston Observation Deck – General Admission Reservations may be required at some attractions. Visit my.citypass.com for up-to-date attraction information including reservations, entry instructions, hours of operation and helpful tips to plan your visit.

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Roddy was the perfect tour guide. The tour was fantastic, Roddy is such a lovely person, very knowledgeable, warm and funny. Thank you Roddy for such a fantastic Boston experience.

Our guide Roddy was fantastic. We had a fun and informative tour of Harvard. I would happily recommend this tour to anyone, Thanks Roddy!

It's a great pity that we really don't have a single building. Were allowed inside

Great student guide. Good stories about the history and the culture of Harvard.

Evan was an excellent guide, very interesting tour.