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

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.)

Boston: Guided Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail

Boston: Guided Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail

See all 16 of Boston's iconic Freedom Trail sites in a single tour with an experienced guide. Learn about famous Americans like Paul Revere and John Hancock, along with lesser-known stories of women, African Americans, and immigrant patriots and pioneers. Start your tour just inside the Boston Common at the back of the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, located at the corner of Park and Beacon Streets. Discover tales of rebels, gangs, and Midnight Riders, with a few cheap dad jokes for good measure. Gain an understanding of Boston's role in the American Revolution and how the city became a pioneer in the fields of abolition, American education, and immigration. Along the way, learn about the explosive events of the American Revolution like the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre in the places they happened. See Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King's Chapel, the Benjamin Franklin Statue, the Old Corner Bookstore, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, the Boston Massacre Site, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, Copp's Hill Burying Ground, the USS Constitution, and Bunker Hill Monument.

Boston: Freedom Trail Small Group History Walking Tour

Boston: Freedom Trail Small Group History Walking Tour

Learn about the tumultuous 15-year period that culminated in the American Revolution on this small-group tour. As you walk through the heart of Boston with a local guide, you’ll follow the footsteps of Colonial Bostonians, all of whom grappled with the difficult question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country. Start your walking tour on Boston Common, where the Freedom Trail originates. As your guide leads your small group along the Freedom Trail, hear gripping stories from Revolutionary Boston and learn the significance of landmarks such as Granary Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre Site, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, and more. Your walking tour concludes in Boston's North End on Copp's Hill Terrace, steps from the Old North Church and delicious Italian restaurants. This final viewpoint allows guests to see the U.S.S Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument over in Charlestown. Guests will thus view all 16 official landmarks that comprise the Freedom Trail.

Boston: Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Sightseeing Tour

Boston: Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Sightseeing Tour

Experience the beauty of Boston with Boston Sightseeing double-decker hop-on hop-off tour. Visit the New England Aquarium, Old State House Museum, Boston Fish Pier, Trinity Church, and other sites. Board an open-top double-decker tour bus and be amazed as you ascend above the bustling crowd, capturing awe-inspiring views. You will see all the major attractions and historic landmarks with 8 convenient stops. Hear interesting facts, glorious historical information, and anecdotes about the sights you pass through the sites. The stops for the hop-on hop-off tour are:Stop 1: New England Aquarium (Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market, Sightseeing Cruise, North End, TD Garden, Marriot Custom House.)Stop-2: Old State House Museum (Boston City Hall, Historic District, Samuel Adams Taproom, Old South Meeting House.)Stop-3: Downtown Boston (Boston Opera House, Old Granary Burial Ground, Kings Chapel, Frog Pond, Park Street Church.)Stop-4: Boston Common (Boston Public Garden, Theater District, Chinatown, Boch Center, Swan Boat)Stop-5: Cheers Pub (Beacon Hill, Charles River, Gibson House Museum, The Newbury, Charles St. Meeting House.)Stop-6: Boston Public Library (John Hancock Tower, Copley Square, Arts Boston, South End.)Stop-7: Trinity Church (Back Bay, Newbury Street)Stop-8: Massachusetts State House (State House Library, Financial District, Otis House Museum)

Boston: Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley Ticket

Boston: Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley Ticket

Discover Boston onboard an enchanting hop-on and hop-off trolley to see all the historic sights at your own pace. Choose from a 1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off open-air trolley ticket, providing access to 9 stops, all conveniently located close to the city’s premier attractions. Friendly tour guides are on board, ready to narrate your tour, and you can join and end the tour at any of the stops along the route. Jump off in neighborhoods such as North End and Beacon Hill to explore further. Take the full 1-hour circuit non-stop to get a great orientation of downtown Boston or explore in your own time. Hop-on and hop-off trolley stops: • New England Aquarium - Shuttle and Ferry - Quincy Market – Faneuil Hall • Paul Revere House - Little Italy • North End - Old North Church • USS Constitution - Old Ironsides • North Station - TD Bank Garden Sports Museum • Old State House - Faneuil Hall – Boston Massacre - Government Center • Boston Common - Public Garden • State House - Beacon Hill • South Station - Convention Center - Children’s Museum

Boston: Self-Guided Freedom Trail Walking Audio Tour w/ App

Boston: Self-Guided Freedom Trail Walking Audio Tour w/ App

Discover Boston's Revolutionary history on a Freedom Trail self-guided audio walking tour with an app. Explore historic downtown Boston, the North End, and Charlestown all at your own pace and without the crowds. Simply press start and follow the arrow on the app to find your next stop, listening to professional narration along your way. Head off on a historical adventure through Boston's colorful past with this self-guided tour of the Freedom Trail. Start by walking through downtown Boston and see the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Sam Adams grave, Old South, and much more. Then, continue by following the directions on your app to Boston's North End. See Paul Revere's House, Copp's Hill Burial Ground, Old North, and more to truly get a flavor of what this part of the city has to offer. Carry on to Charlestown to see Bunker Hill, the USS Constitution, and more. Best of all, take the tour anytime, at your own pace, and on your own schedule. This tour never expires on your downloaded app, so you can take it as many times as you like.

Boston: Ghost Tour

Boston: Ghost Tour

Embark on a unique after-dark tour and explore downtown Boston’s most haunted hotspots. Discover both the paranormal and historical worlds of each carefully selected tour site and listen to researched, authentic, and up-to-date accounts that ensure you have the best, most chilling experience possible. Highlights of the tour include: Omni Parker House Haunted by its first owner and other notable ghostly guests, the Omni Parker House is considered Boston’s most haunted location. One room, in particular, has caused so much trouble, terror, and grief that the hotel was eventually forced to convert it into a storage room, lest they risk another guest suffering from a grisly night’s stay in the cursed room. What could possibly drive a hotel to permanently retire an otherwise perfectly good guest room? Discover the details on our tour. Boston Common This seemingly placid area is the country’s oldest park. For a century of its long history, Boston Common was the site of hundreds of hangings. Not all of the victims of these executions managed to escape the park, even after death. The grim ghosts of the hanging victims are the least of your paranormal concerns in the Common. Keep your eyes open and your wits about you whenever you’re at this park… or else. Old South Meeting House Witness the birthplace of the Boston Tea Party protest and the very American Revolution itself at the Old South Meeting House. This building is of crucially historic importance, but that’s not the only legacy the meeting house is known for. It is a specter that sometimes appears and always acts as a harbinger of impending death. Or perhaps it’s no messenger of death at all, but instead directly responsible for the string of deaths that have befallen the unlucky ones who’ve encountered it. Old City Hall This former hub of Boston’s local government has since become a bustling mixed-use commercial and office property. Because of its historical significance being covered up with the new polish of redevelopment, at least one ghost exacts its revenge for this perceived disrespect for history on visitors. The Old City Hall may be magnificent looking, but watch where you look inside…

Boston: Boos and Brews Haunted Pub Crawl

Boston: Boos and Brews Haunted Pub Crawl

Enjoy an evening pub crawl of haunted bars across Boston, and pass by spirited locations in the city on a guided haunted tour. Hang out with John F. Kennedy in the back corner of the 21st Amendment. Teleport to Ireland with a pint of Guinness at Emmet’s Pub. Visit the Omni Parker House Hotel, where a sinister liquor salesman haunts Room 303. Finally, head to the Beantown Pub to hear about the life and death of Sam Adams from your guide. Finish the tour at the 17th-century Granary Burying Ground cemetery. Meeting Location: Boston Common Visitors Center at 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111. Your guide will be wearing a black US Ghost Adventures t-shirt and carrying a lantern.

Boston: North End to Freedom Trail Food and History Tour

Boston: North End to Freedom Trail Food and History Tour

Learn about Boston's own Little Italy district of North End and its rich culinary scene. Also, learn about the significant role the city played during the American Revolution on a fascinating guided walking tour of Boston.  Make your way through to the heart of the North End, home to some of the city’s oldest buildings and renowned for its variety of food offerings. Try some fresh bread and Italian meats and cheeses at a hidden bakery. You will also indulge in some sweet local pastries. On the Freedom Trail, explore the Rose Kennedy Greenway, State Street, and the historic Custom House Tower. Then, head over to Old City Hall, which was the birthplace of public education in America. Don’t forget to get a picture of the bronzed Donkey outside the entrance Your tour will finish at the Boston Public Garden. Enjoy the rest of your day relaxing in the park and its beautiful surroundings. 

Boston History & Highlights Afternoon Tour

Boston History & Highlights Afternoon Tour

Begin at the lifeblood of Boston, the Boston Harbor, with a walk through a scenic waterfront park, with views of the harbor. Continue past the Rose Kennedy Greenway, State Street, and the historic Custom House Tower, the city’s first skyscraper. Then, your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, which both boast stunning views. Moving into the heart of Downtown Boston, stop in front of the Old State House and the site of the Boston Massacre. A short trek through Downtown Crossing brings you to Old City Hall. On most weekdays, you’ll have a chance to see the government at work (or not) inside the inspiring, historic and beautiful Massachusetts State House. Outside the State House, take in the views of modern Boston, including the skyscrapers of Downtown, the Financial District, and the tallest building in New England: the John Hancock Tower.   Continue your journey through Beacon Hill, where you’ll have a chance to take in the quintessential architecture of Boston’s red brick row houses. Get out your cameras — this neighborhood is one of the most photogenic in the city. Finally, arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden, one of Boston’s favorite green spaces, Your guide will point you in the right direction, and will help with any and all recommendations for great things to do in Boston that evening and beyond. 

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Our tour guide was Megan. She was superrrrr knowledgeable and knew the answer to all my questions. The other group didn’t show so we got our own little tour. The tour was filled with different stops and took 2.5 hours. Megan even gave us recommendations on food and she did a very good job handling the crowds around us. I would totally recommend this tour to anyone who loves history. There were things I learned on this tour that I had no idea happened.

The tour was great! Our guide (Mathew) was knowledgeable, friendly and funny! We were impressed with the amount of information we received and interesting fun facts told us by our guide! Highly recommend! Our whole family ( including 10 and 15 year old kids ) enjoyed the tour !

Rosalie was an excellent guide—friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. The tour was wonderful for both myself (American historian) and my young teen (who avidly dislikes history). A winning experience!!

Great tour of a number of really meaningful historical sites in Boston. Our guide Alissa was outstanding- knowledgeable, engaging and fun. Really enjoyable!

The tour was excellent, very interesting and engaging and Matthew was amazing!