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  • Boston: Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley 1-Day Ticket

    1. Boston: Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley 1-Day Ticket

    Tour Boston on board an enchanting hop-on and hop-off trolley to see all the historic sights at your own pace. The 1-day hop-on hop-off open-air trolley ticket gives you access to 9 stops, all conveniently located close to the city’s premiere 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 spend the day exploring in your own time. Trolleys run from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, every 10-30 minutes, depending on the season. So you’ll never have long to wait when you are ready to continue your journey. Hop-on and hop-off trolley stops: • New England Aquarium - Shuttle and Ferry - Quincy Market – Fan...

    Our tour guide Johnny Boston was awesome. Learned so much about the history of Boston and he made it fun! Hopping on and off the trolley is definitely the way to tour the city!

  • Boston: Walking Tour of Freedom Trail History

    2. Boston: Walking Tour of Freedom Trail History

    Learn about the tumultuous 15-year period that culminated in the American Revolution on this small-group walking tour. As you walk through Boston, 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 at the Old State House, where you’ll meet your guide. From there, walk along the Freedom Trail. As you walk, your guide will explain the significance of landmarks such as the Granary Burying Ground, King's Chapel, Old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre site, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, and the Paul Revere House. Your walking tour will conclude in Boston's historic North End. Say goodbye to your guide and tour group at the famed Midnight Rider statue of Paul Revere beside the Old North Church, approximately 1 mile from where the tour began.

    Julia is an AMAZING tour guide! She was extremely informative and interesting to listen to. She spoke clearly and loud enough for all to hear. She provided an educational and entertaining tour. We loved her and the tour. We highly recommend her! Thank you, Jules/Jewels!

  • From NYC: Exclusive Spanish-Language Day Trip to Boston

    3. From NYC: Exclusive Spanish-Language Day Trip to Boston

    Your trip to Boston begins in Midtown Manhattan at the entrance of your preferred pickup hotel: Millennium Broadway, Pennsylvania, or Manhattan at Times Square. Once you have been picked up, head north to the capital city of Massachusetts. There will be a stop halfway, where you will have time to have breakfast and use the services. Once you arrive in Boston, the first stop is Copley Square, where you can appreciate the architectural contrasts of the city. You will see iconic sites such as the first public library in the United States, the Hancock Tower, the Church of the Holy Trinity, and the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Within Copley Square, discover the monument to the Hare and the Turtle, which commemorates the cemetery of the Boston Marathon. The next stop will be in the Church of Christ Scientist. Following, head through Massachusetts Avenue where you will see the Back Bay neighbo...

    El guía Martin es muy agradable y tiene un profundo conocimiento sobre la historia de la ciudad. Ampliamente recomendado.

  • Boston History & Highlights Afternoon Tour

    4. Boston History & Highlights Afternoon Tour

    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 brings you to Old City Hall. This beautiful building, done in French Revivalist architecture, was the seat of city government for years in Boston. It also happens to be the site of the birth of public education in Am...

    Sully and Mary were our guides. Sully was a true pro. Super knowledgeable and you can tell he loves his city. Mary will become a very good guide and gave a feminine perspective to our tour which was perfect for our group of only four women. We especially enjoyed the tour of Beacon Point. Highly recommend this tour.

  • Boston: Guided Walking Tour with Seafood Tasting

    5. Boston: Guided Walking Tour with Seafood Tasting

    Join your guide as you discover Boston's oldest neighborhoods. Learn about the city's colonial and revolutionary history and enjoy some delicious seafood dishes along the way. Your tour begins in Boston's North End neighborhood. Explore the maze of narrows streets and see some of the city's oldest buildings, including the Paul Revere House and Old North Square. Continue your tour as you head to Boston's Harborwalk and Long Wharf to admire the scenic views from the city's oldest commercial port. Learn about the history of Faneuil Hall and the Old State House before you head to Quincy Market. As you tour Boston, stop at three different restaurants for a sit-down tasting of local favorites. End your foodie adventure on a sweet note with dessert from a famous North End bakery.

    This was so much fun !! we not only had amazing food, but Martin gave us so many other activities, reccomended restaurants and sites to see, in addition to the history! Even my 14 year old son enjoyed the tour ! thanks for this experience, we would definitely take another walking tour with martin !

  • Boston: North End to the Freedom Trail - Food & History Tour

    6. Boston: North End to the Freedom Trail - Food & History Tour

    Take a walk at Boston Harbor through a scenic park, with views of East Boston and the historic wharfs lining Atlantic Avenue. Head to North End and visit a small, hidden Italian bakery serving up fresh bread daily, then an Italian salumeria for meats and cheeses. On Hanover Street, enjoy a hot drink during a mid-tour break at a traditional Italian café. A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite. Finish with samples of the best Italian pastries. Head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, State Street and the historic Custom House Tower, then onto the famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Stop in front of the Old State House (the site of the Boston Massacre) before hitting Old City Hall. Check out the State House, too. Continue through Beacon Hill, where you’ll have a chance to see Boston’s red-brick row houses. Finally, you’ll arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden.

    Our guide Janet was awesome. She was energetic, inclusive, and a true local. She came with 40 years of travel industry experience which you could tell translated into her knowing how to handle a group of strangers thru the streets.

  • Boston: 2-Hour Back Bay and Freedom Trail Walking Tour

    7. Boston: 2-Hour Back Bay and Freedom Trail Walking Tour

    Your tour begins in the affluent neighborhood of Back Bay. Walkthrough Back Bay and see many of Boston's most famous architectural sites. Learn about the neighborhood and its development since the 19th-century. Continue your tour towards the stately Beacon Hill, once home to Boston's Aristocracy. during the 18th and 19th-centuries. Afterward, proceed to Boston's downtown area to see the major attractions of Freedom Trail. Visit Fanueil Hall and the Quincy Market Area, where you can later shop or eat to your heart's delight.  On this 2-hour tour see the beauty and grace of Copley Square, the Boston Public Garden, cobblestone drives and gaslights of historic Beacon Hill, the quirky, vibrant architecture and streets of old Downtown Boston, and walk along Freedom Trail from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall.

  • Boston and the Freedom Trail from New York: Day Trip

    8. Boston and the Freedom Trail from New York: Day Trip

    Depart New York along the Eastern Coast through Connecticut to Massachusetts and to its capital, Boston. Your first stop is the city of Cambridge where will find one of the most famous and most prestigious universities in the world: Harvard. The tour starts with a walk in Harvard Yard; the oldest academic ground in America. See Widener library, then rub the shoe of John Harvard for good luck. Continue to a panoramic tour passing by City Hall, MIT and Cambridge College. Then cross the Charles River and arrive in the center of the intellectual capital of the country. Visit Copley Square, home to beautiful Trinity church. Next up is a walk along the Freedom Trail through Boston Common Park. Break for lunch at Quincy Market, and try the world famous Clam Chowder or a lobster roll. After lunch, visit the site of the famous Tea Party and the navy ship Constitution. In the late afternoon, d...

    +friendly and helpfull guides Explanations in several languages Comfortable van -the starting point was hard to find No visit to MIT

  • Boston: An Introduction to the North End

    9. Boston: An Introduction to the North End

    Of all Boston's neighborhoods, none captures the essence of the city more than its North End, a maze of winding colonial streets and backdrop to some of the most significant moments in American history. This North End Boston history tour paints a portrait of the city's evolution from the 17th to the 21st century, uncovering narratives that have shaped America, from revolution to immigration. The North End is a tapestry of history, with fragments of different centuries all woven together. During the tour, you jump forward at key moments to consider the industrial revolution and Boston's decline as New York rose, and how the factories of the North End moved to the suburbs and then farther afield. Old warehouses, wharves, and tenements are now converted into cafes, restaurants, and condominiums, often stitched delicately into the architecture and context of the city's history. Depending o...

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What people are saying about Quincy Market

Sully and Mary were our guides. Sully was a true pro. Super knowledgeable and you can tell he loves his city. Mary will become a very good guide and gave a feminine perspective to our tour which was perfect for our group of only four women. We especially enjoyed the tour of Beacon Point. Highly recommend this tour.

This was so much fun !! we not only had amazing food, but Martin gave us so many other activities, reccomended restaurants and sites to see, in addition to the history! Even my 14 year old son enjoyed the tour ! thanks for this experience, we would definitely take another walking tour with martin !

Our guide Janet was awesome. She was energetic, inclusive, and a true local. She came with 40 years of travel industry experience which you could tell translated into her knowing how to handle a group of strangers thru the streets.

Our tour guide Johnny Boston was awesome. Learned so much about the history of Boston and he made it fun! Hopping on and off the trolley is definitely the way to tour the city!

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