Top attractions in New England
Our most recommended things to do in New England
1. Boston: Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise
Go whale watching off the coast of Boston on a comfortable, high-speed catamaran with maximized outdoor and indoor viewing capacity. Getting you to and from the whales in less time means you get more time to actually watch them on your 3.5-hour trip.
Benefit from the best guided experience, with professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England, the region's foremost authority on whale populations, on-hand to provide you with expert commentary.
After you find your crew at the dock, board the high-speed catamaran that offers the fastest, most comfortable way to explore the Atlantic.
Make the most of the 3 outside viewing decks, climate-controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, tables, state-of-the-art sound and video systems, and a galley offering snacks an...
It was great to see the mom and calf But when you have 40 people trying to het in an area 20 people fit. Well. There ya go.
2. Boston Duck Tour: The Original and World-Famous
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 Rive...
Awesome tour with an amazing tour guide. Our tour guide was Sara B Goode and she was so knowledgeable about the city and all of its history. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Boston.
3. Salem: 1-Hour Haunted Ghost Tour
Meet your tour guide and venture through 8-12 different sites around the city, each one spookier than the last, starting with the historical Salem Old Town Hall. Continue down the eerie streets to explore the Old Burying Point Cemetery, a preserved burial ground that was established in 1637 where some prominent pilgrims and town officials were buried. This haunted tour takes you to different sites and reveals their true stories so that you can feel connected to the history that took place there. Experiencing these stories while at the sites where they occurred is a truly unique experience that can’t be recreated by simply reading about their history. During your tour, find out how did Salem became the center for all haunted happenings. The phenomenon is partially explained by Salem’s rich history and the fact that many of its oldest structures and sites are preserved today, including ...
Simone was a great guide! The tours were perfect for travelers that prefer a smaller one on one tour.
4. Boston 90-Minute Historical Sightseeing Cruise
Take to the open sea for a fully narrated 90-minute tour around Boston Harbor, bringing your history book to life. Immerse yourself in Boston's history as you cruise past the oldest commissioned ship in the US Navy, the USS Constitution, marvel at the Tea Party ships, and catch a glimpse of the Old North End Church. From the hero tales of the Revolutionary War to the local legends of the sea, you’ll be entertained and enthralled. Other highlights you’ll see include the nation’s oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park Area, Boston’s working port and examples of extravagant waterfront living.
The sightseeing cruise was nice but there was no 11 am cruise. The company gave us seats on the noon cruise without a problem but we wasted an hour by getting to the dock for a cruise that didn’t exist. Don’t use Get Your Guide for booking. Try to go directly to the provider.
5. Boston: New England Aquarium Entry Ticket
Start your visit to the New England Aquarium at the charming penguin colony, before experiencing 360-degree views of the spectacular new 4-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with more animals than ever before. Take a stroll on the spiral walkway around the reef as sea turtles, sharks, moray eels, and tropical fish glide through their vibrant habitat. From sea jellies to sea dragons, you will explore the planet without leaving downtown Boston. The Aquarium is a treasure trove ready for exploration by families and ocean lovers. Your admission ticket includes entrance to the following exhibits: Amazon Rainforest Head to the Amazon rainforest without leaving Boston. The New England Aquarium’s 6 Amazon exhibits allow you to dive into the Amazon River and climb through the dense forest without getting wet or needing bug spray. Several of the exhibits feature large windows ...
It is one of the best we went to. Great design and easily spend a few only. Beautiful fish in every color you could think of. A forty foot tank you can look into as you go on a spiral rank. Just loved it. And right next door you get whale watching boat and trolley. Just loved it
6. Boston Fenway Park: 1-Hour Guided Walking Tour
Explore the historic grounds of Fenway Park, a true Boston icon since 1906. Visit the home of the Boston Red Sox. Become enchanted by the charm of this 109-year-old Boston monument. Be led by a guide on a 1-hour walking tour of Fenway Park.
This authentic gem is home to celebrated baseball World Champions from 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007, 2013, and 2018. On the public guided tour, view the stadium and baseball field where Red Sox legends Williams, Yaz, Fisk, and Rice made their mark on Red Sox Nation.
See Pesky's Pole and sit atop the world-famous Green Monster, which stands 37 feet 2 inches high overlooking left field. Take in the magnificent sights and breathtaking views of Boston atop the Roof Deck overlooking right field.
Finish your tour at the Fenway Park Living Museum collection,...
It was a dream come true for both my hubby and I. Our tour guys was amazing & so was the whole experience.
7. Boston: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Climb 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 the Cradle of Liberty’s many sights and attractions. From December to March, choose between the 1-day (silver), 2-day (gold), or 3-day (platinum) ticket options. From April until November, choose between the 1-day (silver), 1-day with harbor tour (gold) or 2-day with harbor tour (platinum) options. What better way to see Boston than by both land and sea? The Boston Trolley tour covers all the major areas including downtown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the theater district, and the waterfront. Friendly conductors narrate the tour, offering a fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. There are 18 stops conveniently located close to over 100 points of interest in Boston, these are: • New England Aquarium/...
We loved the tour! It hit many of the key spots we wanted to visit. Liked the fact we could get on and off. We had 3 guides in total. Uncle Steve was fantastic. Wiggles was fun and energetic. Rocky needs some work. All in all a great tour.
8. Boston: Freedom Trail Tour
Start the tour from the official Visitor's Center on America's first public park, The Boston Common. Meet your colonial-costumed historical interpreter and guide before embarking on a journey through Boston's colonial history. Following the trail, pass by the Park Street Church, the Granary Burial ground where American Fore Fathers are buried, the site of the world-famous Boston Massacre, America's first public school, the site of The Boston Tea Party, Old State House, Old South Meeting House, and finally Boston's most visited attraction, Faneuil Hall. See lots of incredible historical sites along this short 1.2-mile stretch between The Boston Common and Faneuil Hall.
Dr. Joseph Warren did a great job of entertaining and informing events from beginning to end. Great tour
9. Boston: 1.5-Hour Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
Explore Boston’s sordid past on this “frightseeing” ghost tour of Boston. Prepare yourself for an evening of fun, scares, and ghost stories guided by a 17th-century gravedigger. Your tour guide is dying to tell you tales of Boston’s dead in their own unusual way. On this tour visit the streets where the Boston Strangler once prowled and hear local tales of murder and mayhem, ghosts and ghouls. At Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and Granary Burying Ground, depart from the trolley and explore Boston’s two oldest burying grounds on foot.
Be warned, you never know what kind of ghoulish creatures you may encounter as you explore the gravesites of John Hancock, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and others. Travel back in time and learn about the spirits of notorious characters who lived and died in Boston.
This tour is so much fun and informative. The crew is amazing and very interactive.
10. Penobscot Bay: Historic Schooner Day Sailing Trip
Experience one of the top things to do in Camden sailing along Maine's magnificent rocky coastline. Climb aboard the elegant Appledore II, a historic schooner. Feel like an adventurer from the 19th-century while enjoying state-of-the-art accommodations onboard a modern windjammer. Stroll along the wide decks as you take in the sights without needing to duck beneath the rigging. With a capacity of only 49 passengers, there is abundant seating to make yourself comfortable for this intimate sailing trip. Enjoy the chance to sail your own wooden ship as the crew welcomes your participation. Offer to help raise the sails and take a turn at the wheel of this hard-working, seaworthy schooner. Ask your crew about the history of the boat which has sailed around the world, docking at many harbors along the way. Twice a year, she still sails the Eastern seaboard between her 2 home ports of Camden,...
We went out near the end of the season so the boat was less than half full which made for a great experience. The captain and crew were all awesome! Excellent interaction and service. Loved it!
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What people are saying about New England
Caitlin is a very nice person, she knows a lot about the Boston History and is very good at sharing her knowledge. She is funny and really available. I definitely recommend her for a historal guided tour of Boston
We had an amazing time learning about the background and history behind the food , it’s a must do activity .We can’t wait to do ig again.
Dr. Joseph Warren did a great job of entertaining and informing events from beginning to end. Great tour
Marcia was very informative and you could tell she loved to give tours!
Perfect way to see the city when only have one day to do so...