Boston History & Highlights Afternoon Tour

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Boston History & Highlights Afternoon Tour

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Go beyond the Freedom Trail and experience modern Boston through the city’s incredible history. From the iconic Boston Harbor, to the famous Freedom Trail, into the heart of beautiful Beacon Hill, join your local guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
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Experience

Highlights
  • Join your local guide for a fun-filled journey on and off Boston’s famous Freedom Trail Learn the modern impact of Boston’s most iconic historic sight
  • Learn the modern impact of Boston’s most iconic historic sights
  • Explore the inside of some of the sights overlooked by many Boston visitors (and even locals!)
  • Take in the beauty of the architecture and quaintness of Beacon Hill
Full description
Your experience begins at the Aquarium “T” Station on the historic Long Wharf, the focus of Boston Harbor, and the economic engine of Boston for most of its history. From 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 site of the Boston Massacre. Was it really a massacre or maybe just great propaganda for the Revolution? Ask your expert guide about that one!  A short trek through Downtown Crossing and past the Old City Hall will take you to one of the most historic places in the country, King’s Chapel Burial Ground (city’s oldest burial ground) and King’s Chapel (the first Anglican church in the country). Whenever possible, your guide will take you inside King’s Chapel, the first church in the USA to have a pipe organ. If you’re lucky, you might just get to hear it being played. 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, designed and built by famous federalist architect Charles Bulfinch in 1798. 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, where you’ll see locals walking the dogs, playing with the kids and enjoying lunch in the shade. 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. 
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A surprise local treat
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    The Aquarium “T” Station (Outside, in front of the Long Wharf Entrance – Northeast Corner of State St. and Atlantic Ave.) 222 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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    • Entrance to the Massachusetts State House requires a government ID, and all guests must pass through metal detectors. The State House is open on weekdays only, and you will have alternate sites to visit on weekends.
    • In the event of a site closure, the supplier will do their best to replace it with a similar alternative.
    • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform the supplier at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
    • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 35 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.6/5
    • Organization
      4.6/5
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    Dillon gave us a very informative tour of Boston, the History and Highlights tour. I especially wanted to see the Acorn Street, Beacon Hill area. Not only did he show us thru the area, he was nice enough to take our pictures there if we wanted. At the end of our tour Dillon took our email addresses and followed up with a great recap of all the places we got to see along with some great recommendations of what else not to miss while in town; very helpful too. Great job Dillon!

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    June 2, 2021

    Bob was amazing. The tour said it would take 2 hours, Bob gave us 3 1/2. The beer at the pub was a plus. Book this tour because of the small group. We had 3 couples. Other tours I observed had 40 + people and they could not hear what was being said.

    October 1, 2019

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