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

1. 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: 2.5-Hour City View Bike Tour

2. 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 Take advantage of a tour that includes an individually-fitted bike, helmet, water, and 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.

From Boston: Guided Bike Tour of Cambridge

3. From Boston: Guided Bike Tour of Cambridge

Renowned as one of America’s most bicycle-friendly cities, experience the atmosphere and appeal of Cambridge during a 2.5-hour guided bike tour. Known as “Boston’s Left Bank,” Cambridge is a hotspot of the arts and home to MIT and Harvard University.  Begin this experience by meeting your  guide at the designated meeting point. Here pick up your helmet, water, and your bicycle or electric bike that will take you from Boston over the Charles River and into Cambridge.  From the cycling paths on the Charles River to the booming industry of Kendall Square, this tour shows you the most exciting and vibrant parts of Cambridge. You will visit some of Cambridge's most popular sites such as Harvard Square, The Stata Center, Longfellow Bridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Charles River with views of the Boston Skyline.

Boston City Walking Tour

4. Boston City Walking Tour

Your Boston walking tour starts in Copley Square, located in the heart of the Back Bay and home to the first free public library in America. From here, we’ll stroll through the best shopping district in all of Boston – Newbury Street – and see the stores go from high-end to mainstream to down-right funky. This trendy neighborhood is also known for its beautiful architecture, and your Boston tour guide will point out some of the most notable Victorian-era homes before heading down to the waterfront for a picturesque walk along the Charles River and the Boston Esplanade. We’ll then pass by Boston Public Garden, the first public botanical garden in America, as we make our way over to Beacon Hill. This popular neighborhood’s quaint and narrow streets will take you past some of Boston’s most expensive homes. Get your camera ready – we’ll also be walking down the most photographed street in the city! From here, our tour continues through the Boston Common and begins our segment of the world-famous Freedom Trail. Along the way, we’ll venture past and into must-see historic stops including Faneuil Hall and see where the first cries for Revolution rang out. Your knowledgeable guide will fill you in on some of the events that led to the American Revolution – like a tea party and a massacre. You’ll also see where the very first public school in America was located and how it connects us to modern public education. Your Freedom Trail tour continues into the North End, which is steeped in colonial history. You can see where Paul Revere lived as well as the famous Old North Church, which played a very important role in the start of the American Revolution. This area is also well known for Italian eateries. Maybe a stop for some cappuccino and a cannoli will add to the experience. Next, we head down to the harbor front, cutting through one of the prettiest waterfront parks in the city. A walk around Long Wharf will show you the main hub of all activity in Boston during the 17th and 18th centuries. Once a vast wasteland of parking lots, Boston’s Seaport District is now one of the city’s fastest growing areas with exciting architecture and rich colonial history. From a special vantage point, you’ll see the very spot where colonists famously threw British tea into the Boston harbor. From here, you’re in the perfect place to set out on your own for more exploring Boston’s history, culture, and cuisine – be sure to ask your guide where you can enjoy one of the freshest lobster rolls in Boston!

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What people are saying about Charles River Esplanade

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 350 reviews

This pass is definitely worth the money. Very easy to use. We did not feel like we had to linger at each attraction. The low cost allowed us to move from stop to stop quickly since we did not have much time in the city.

Excellent trip to Boston, walking almost everywhere, visiting museums and taking tours of historical sites.

Excellent bikes, great information about the city during the tour. The. Guides were very nice

Pell was an excellent guide and cycling is a great way to see the city.

Went to four museums for a lower price than individually! Great deal.