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Massachusetts: Self-Guided Tour of the Best Attractions

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Massachusetts: Self-Guided Tour of the Best Attractions

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 49.99 per person

Discover Massachusetts with this self-guided tour. Dig into the history of Boston, Salem, and Plymouth, and witness the scenery of Cape Cod’s coastline – all in your own time and at your own pace.

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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Be transported back in time to the American Revolution on Boston’s Freedom Trail
  • Visit the most famous historical attractions in Massachusetts at your own pace
  • Take a turn toward the supernatural on a tour of Boston’s most haunted spots
  • Visit the town of the Pilgrims and learn about how they organized themselves
  • Visit beaches and historic towns on Cape Cod, Cape Ann, and Martha’s Vineyard
Full description

Get to know the most famous Massachusetts attractions using this self-guided tour, which comes with a guide, an audio tour, a map as well as animated videos at some of the stops. In your own time and at your own pace, visit attractions such as Harvard Square, Plymouth, Martha’s Vineyard, and more.

Begin your action-packed day by downloading the self-guided tour, and familiarize yourself with your digital guide. Make your first stop Harvard’s storied campus. Hear how the school got its start and how it evolved from a tiny college into one of the most prestigious institutions in the world.

Then, head to the Freedom Trail to walk in the shoes of the United States' Founding Fathers. Hear how the first sparks of revolution flew in Boston and how those sparks became an inferno. Feel the revolution come alive as you pass sights like the church where Paul Revere’s famous lanterns once hung.

Next, immerse yourself in the ship-rigging, ale-drinking, shanty-singing days of Colonial Boston on Boston’s Harborwalk and revisit the fiery lead-up to the American Declaration of Independence. Admire harbor views and visit the site of the Boston Tea Party.

Continue by following your app to the most haunted spots of the city and hear popular ghost stories. Walk through graveyards, execution sites, and more while hearing hair-raising tales of the unquiet dead. After, head to Salem, and learn the truth behind the infamous Witch Trials.

Turn the clock back even further in Plymouth, the town founded by Pilgrims fresh off the Mayflower. See where they first landed, hear how they organized their system of government, and revisit the complicated dynamic between those newcomers and the Wampanoag tribe.

Drive out to Cape Cod, where colonial history collides with the present. Cruise past historic villages and continue along the coastline to explore towns like Gloucester and trace their seafaring history. Ride along a rocky shore dotted by beaches, and catch some sun and surf.

Head to Lexington and Concord and follow the route of a battle between an American militia and the British army. Find out how the Americans turned the tide, and what it meant in the fight for independence. Finally, retreat to Martha’s Vineyard. Visit cute towns and learn some surprising history.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour through the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Within 30 minutes, you’ll get an email from Action Tour Guide with two things: a unique password and a link to the Action Tour Guide app. Download the app, enter the password and download the tour. If you don’t get the email within 30 minutes, please check your spam folder. When you arrive, go to the GPS-marked starting point to start the tour. Stick to the tour route and speed limit for an optimal experience. This isn't an entrance ticket. Please check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Downloaded app
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change

Product ID: 417444