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  4. Boston Common

Boston Duck Tour: The Original and World-Famous

Product ID: 48797
Climb aboard a unique amphibious vehicle and discover Boston from a different perspective. The World War II-style “Duck” travels on land and water and takes you along historic streets and into the Charles River on an 80-minute tour of the city.
About this activity
Duration: 80 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the sights of Boston from the land and water
  • Splash into the Charles River aboard a WWII amphibious vehicle
  • Learn about the unique heritage of the city that gave birth to freedom
  • Drive past Boston Common and Quincy Market
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Cambridge and Boston from the river
  • Hear about the "Big Dig" project
  • Enjoy multilingual audio commentary for tours departing from the Prudential Center
Full description
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 Prudential Center 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 Prudential Center.
  • 80-minute Duck tour
  • Taxes
  • Conference center fee
  • Supplier online convenience fee
  • Live English guide
  • Multilingual audio commentary (from Prudential Center only)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

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Know before you go
• Please note that traffic conditions can alter the route and not all sites are guaranteed
• You may change your reservation up to 24-hours before your scheduled tour time, and the local supplier will do their best to accommodate your request
• To reserve your specific time and date, you should contact the local supplier by email or phone upon receiving your GetYourGuide voucher. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis up to 30 days prior to the desired tour date. Spaces regularly fill up during the peak season of June - August and on weekends. Phone and email contact details for the local supplier will be on your voucher
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 463 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Our guide had a dry and quiet sense of humor which I appreciated. I dont like guides to be way over the top. They covered most of the important historical sites, but the water part was a little uneventful. Basically just did a circle in the harbor. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about just about everything from the art in the gardens to tidbits of info about the deceased in the cemeteries.

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November 14, 2019

The Duck Tour is a great way to see the city and I would recommend doing this on the first day of arrival to give you a good Introduction / overview of the city. Also I’d recommend doing this tour during the evening as you’ll be able to enjoy seeing Boston in lights!

November 3, 2019

A unique way of seeing Boston from land and water, only spoiled by the over-enthusiastic and over-amplified guide - he may have been angling for a nice gratuity at the end of the tour, but we’d have paid him to stop talking ! A nice touch was the offer for passengers to take over the driving when we we were waterborne. Well worth doing and highly recommended.

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October 23, 2019

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Product ID: 48797