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Boston Common Tours and Tickets

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The starting point of the Freedom Trail, Boston Common is the oldest park in the country. At 50 acres (20 hectares), it is the anchor for the Emerald Necklace, a system of connected parks that winds through many of Boston’s neighborhoods. The historic park was once a campground for British troops during the Revolutionary War.

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Between Beacon, Park, Tremont, Boylston, and Charles Streets, Boston, 02111
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River

Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River

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Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Then splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the city by boat. Learn all about Boston's history and landmarks as you go.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.34
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Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

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Walk the Freedom Trail with a guide in historic costume on a tour from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, a 1.2-mile route that covers important sites in the heart of Boston. This tour's shorter distance lets you follow in the footsteps of the founding fathers and American revolutionaries without making the more strenuous trek all the way across the Charles River, finishing in a spot that’s convenient to top Boston attractions.
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  • 1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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Walk the Freedom Trail With Boston Town Crier

Walk the Freedom Trail With Boston Town Crier

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Cover the highlights of the Freedom Trail on this walking tour of Downtown Boston. A shorter route leading between Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace is ideal for travelers who don’t have the time or inclination to cover the full extended route. A costumed guide adds a theatrical touch to the experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay

Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay

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Travel back in time through the early years of American history during this guided walking tour of Boston’s famous Freedom Trail and its most iconic landmarks. Relive the events of the American Revolution as you pass Faneuil Hall, see the Old and New State Houses, and visit the setting of the infamous Boston Massacre. Then head downtown past Boston Common and the modern John Hancock Tower, finishing in Copley Square. A professional guide joins your trip to help add context.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)
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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)

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Take a deep dive into the history of the American Revolution on this walking tour of Boston. Your historian guide will focus on the years between and 1760 and 1775, a tumultuous time with lots to talk about. Stroll the Freedom Trail and ask plenty of questions along the way; your small group will make for an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.50
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Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston

Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston

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Explore Boston's Freedom Trail on this informative and historic tour complete with a guide. Wander cobblestone streets, check out the architecture, and learn about the colorful past of this dynamic destination. Stops include Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, Boston Common, and more.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with Harbor Cruise Option

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with Harbor Cruise Option

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. Visit nine of Boston’s top attractions — like the USS Constitution, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and Fenway Park, to name a few — on a 1.75-hour loop. Select your pass, then board at any of the nine stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary from a professional tour conductor. Upgrade your experience to include a Boston harbor cruise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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Boston City View Bicycle Tour by Urban AdvenTours
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Boston City View Bicycle Tour by Urban AdvenTours

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Discover Boston’s top attractions on this comprehensive guided bike tour around the city. See the unique character and charm of each community up close, like the beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End. Visit Boston’s historic North End and pedal past Copley Square and Fenway Park. Cross the Freedom Trail, passing significant locations to United States history.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$68.00
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Boston Freedom Trail Self-Guided Walking Tour

Boston Freedom Trail Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail as you wish with this self-guided audio tour. Download the iPhone or Android GPS app and start along the trail when it suits you. As you wander between the sites, dip in and out of their backstories, deep-dive into topics that grab your interest, and stop and resume the audio when you wish. The benefit? You’ll enjoy more flexibility than on a fixed-itinerary tour and have more information at your fingertips than if exploring alone.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.99
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Tour of The Freedom Trail

Tour of The Freedom Trail

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Travel back in time to colonial New England on a 90-minute historic walking tour. With a length of just 1.2-miles, you can enjoy the experience without breaking a sweat. Your costumed and in-character guide gives you an immersive understanding of life during America’s infancy. Hear exclusive stories about the country’s Founding Fathers and discover iconic historical sites. 
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Ghost Tour

Boston Ghost Tour

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With its centuries of history, it’s no surprise Boston is packed with haunted sights, though they aren’t always easy for visitors to find. On this nighttime ghost tour, follow a guide to some of the city’s most storied landmarks, such as the Granary Burying Ground, the Boston Opera House, and the Massachusetts State House, and discover the hidden history and spooky sightings associated with each.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Ghosts of Boston Tour

Ghosts of Boston Tour

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Discover haunted houses and spooky cemeteries during this guided walking tour in Boston. Explore several landmarks tied to the Revolutionary War during this informative and entertaining city stroll. Hear stories about American Patriots and learn about a formative period in Boston’s history during this ghost-themed tour that includes Boston Common, the Old State House, and King’s Chapel Burial Ground.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Death and Dying Ghost Tour in Boston

Death and Dying Ghost Tour in Boston

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Discover haunted locations in Boston with this adults-only ghost tour. Meet your guide for a walking tour focused on the haunted history of Boston and go for a city stroll to see popular landmarks including the Granary Burying Ground and Boston Common. Hear stories about death and spirits in the time of Colonial America during this Boston city tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Disembark your ship and take a short walk from Cruiseport Boston to explore the best the city has to offer—a hop-on hop-off tour of Beantown. Visit Boston’s top attractions on a loop around town. Get to know the city, on your own, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Food Tour to Freedom Trail - Small Group Walking Tour
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Food Tour to Freedom Trail - Small Group Walking Tour

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Who wants Revolution and a tasty treat? How about talking Paul Revere with a savory snack? History and food are both great, but combining them takes it to another level. See for yourself on our food and Freedom Trail tour, which leads you on a fascinating, entertaining, and delicious stroll through Beantown. Immerse yourself in the rich foodie culture of the North End and Boston’s markets before winding your way down the historic Boston Freedom Trail (as well as some off-trail spots that locals love). Along the way, enjoy a variety of local (and yummy!) food samples while your expert guide shows you their favorite local locales and gives you the inside scoop on Boston’s incredible past. It’s the best of Boston, all in one day!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour

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Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour

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Discover Boston's Revolutionary history on this Classic Freedom Trail Walking Tour including Historic Downtown Boston, the North End and Charlestown. -Go anytime, at your own pace and your schedule. -Navigated by the WalknTours app. -Tour never expires - take it anytime, as many times as you like. -Easy to navigate - the arrow in the app points you to the next stop. -Professionally narrated. -1 purchase works on 2 phones Downtown Boston! Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Boston Massacre, Old South, Kings Chapel, Sam Adams Burial, more! ' The North End! Paul Revere's House, Old North, Copp's Hill Burial Ground, Salumeria Italiana, Modern Pastry, and more! Charlestown! -Bunker Hill, USS Constitution and more! Perfect for Solo Travelers. Especially Solo Travel Rebels. How it works: 1. Get the WalknTours app 2. Register an account and use the experience code in your booking to unlock the tour. 3. Go to The Boston Common Visitors Center. 4. Press start experience.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Boston Private City Tour

Boston Private City Tour

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Discover the best of Boston and see the sights that interest you most on this half-day tour. Board your private vehicle along with your group and explore key landmarks in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. See Harvard University, Fenway Park, the Boston Public Library, Beacon Hill, and much more while listening to commentary from your driver about Boston’s history.
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  • 4 hours
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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (1.5 Hours)

Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (1.5 Hours)

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Boston's principal role in launching the American Revolution is linked by the brick-lined Freedom Trail. This world-famous pedestrian path is best experienced on foot, in a small group, with a knowledgeable local guide! This 1.5-hour tour travels the trail from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, providing guests a chance to see the historic highlights of the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston. Our small-group walking tour delves deeply into the years 1768 to 1776, the tumultuous years leading into the American Revolution. We walk in the footsteps of Colonial Bostonians, all of whom grappled with the difficult—yet essential—question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country. With a captivating storytelling approach, Hub Town Tours provides the perfect introduction to Boston's status as America's "Cradle of Liberty." As we travel past historic landmarks from Revolutionary Boston, your guide shares the gripping story of a small colonial town careening toward war with a global empire.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Boston Freedom Trail History Walking Tour
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Small Group Boston Freedom Trail History Walking Tour

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Explore the rich history of Boston on this guided small-group tour of the Freedom Trail. Wander through the city's different neighborhoods and learn how Boston grew from a colonial settlement into a thriving metropolis. Beginning at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, walk along the streets of downtown, pass by the Massachusetts State House, and take in the beautiful sights of the Boston Public Garden, where the tour ends. Along the way, your guide will share some hidden gems and local favorites.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Comfort Hybrid Boston City Bike Rental

Comfort Hybrid Boston City Bike Rental

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Set out for the colonial streets of Boston with this 2-hour or 24-hour bike rental and explore the city’s winding neighborhoods at your own pace. Select among a variety of comfortable hybrid bikes and pedal past the North End, Boston’s picturesque wharfs, historical Fenway Park, the dignified brownstones of Beacon Hill and the downtown public park of Boston Common within minutes.
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  • 1 day
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Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

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Get a comprehensive overview of Boston’s key landmarks during this half-day tour of the city. Combine a walking tour with a driving tour to cover more ground than you would if you just did one. See important sights like the USS Constitution, Old North Church, and the Paul Revere House and learn about the city’s history from your tour guide.
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  • 4 hours
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❤️ Boston Most Famous Foodie Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

❤️ Boston Most Famous Foodie Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

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Taste your way through Boston with a private food-focused tour. Meet your guide for a half-day city stroll that includes popular landmarks such as Boston Common, the Paul Revere House, and the Bunker Hill Monument. Sample several traditional flavors of Boston including Boston clam chowder and Boston cream pie. Learn about local history and culture from your private guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$317.67
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Self Guided "Historic Boston Downtown Freedom Trail" Audio/GPS Walking Tour

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Dig Deeper into Downtown Boston's historical sites between the Boston Common Visitors Center and Blackstone Corner at your own pace and schedule on this location aware, Smart Phone App Audio Walking Tour. What makes this tour special? -The revolutionary narrators are fantastic. And the sound editing will make you forget it's technology that's guiding you. - It's guided by your personal tour guide (AKA the WalknTours technology tour technology) -This is not a fact dumping tour. It's a freedom trail adventure. -Go anytime at your own pace. -Tour Never Expires. Listen later. -1 purchase works on 2 phones Simply go to the Boston Common Visitors Center, press play and put your phone in your pocket. From there you are guided turn by turn along the revolutionary streets of Boston along the freedom trial. Listen on headphones, bluetooth speakers or your phone. This is our in depth Downtown Boston tour. For the whole Freedom Trail try our "Classic Freedom Trail Tour".
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops
"Bug” was our driver and he was FABULOUS!! Learned so much and laughed just as much. Historical tour with so much information and very entertaining!"..."
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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River
"Tour guide was fantastic. He was funny, knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. You get to see a lot and it was a nice taste of Boston"..."
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Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide
"Great tour love the perspective from the guide. The stories in the in-depth part of the history was well worth the tour"..."
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Walk the Freedom Trail With Boston Town Crier
"Our guide was well versed in the history of Boston and we found the tour very informative and enjoyable."..."
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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
"Allen was a great guide. We learned so much and he kept it enjoyable! He kept us moving through Boston pointing out interesting points along the way."..."
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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)
"Great tour of Boston with a ton of historical information. Drew did an amazing job!! I would definitely recommend using this tour group!"..."
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Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston
"Very knowledgeable guide who made it a memorable trip our guide engaged everyone including our 11 year old"..."
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with Harbor Cruise Option
"David who did Harbor tour was great! Very pretty informative. Nice way to see Boston and the skyline."..."
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Boston City View Bicycle Tour by Urban AdvenTours
"We’ve experienced many bike tours all over the world. This tour ranks as one of the highest tours. Len and Ken were fantastic tour guides. Would I highly recommend this fun filled bike tour"..."
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Boston Freedom Trail Self-Guided Walking Tour
"The freedom trail app was a great way to give me my bearings in a new city and contextualise the various neighbourhoods. Easier to use, versatile- giving the freedom to explore at my own pace. Highly recommend."..."
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Tour of The Freedom Trail
"Great stories and unknown facts regarding our US history. And we hit most of the sites on the Freedom Trail."..."
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Boston Ghost Tour
"This was an amazing ghost tour and we really enjoyed it. Jared was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable about everything. We paid for the extra stops on the tour and it was really worth it."..."
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Ghosts of Boston Tour
"Loved learning about Mary Dyer and seeing the first printing press building. Thank you for offering the tour."..."
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Death and Dying Ghost Tour in Boston
"We really enjoyed listening to our guide’s narrative about the fascinating past of Boston. He brought the past alive especially in regards to the Puritans and the Revolutionary War."..."
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Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
"Boston is a great city to visit and this is a fun and easy way to get an overview of what there is to see and do."..."
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Food Tour to Freedom Trail - Small Group Walking Tour
"We spent the day with Tim eating amazing food and learning awesome stories about the cradle of democracy. This combination of food and history was the best of both worlds. Highly recommend this tour."..."
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Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour
"Great navigation prompts as you are waking. Great historical information. It is easy to pause and restart where you left off. Can go as basic or as in depth as you wish."..."
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Boston Private City Tour
"We really enjoyed our tour!! Sam was very knowledgeable about Boston!! I would highly recommend this company. Thank you!!!"..."
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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (1.5 Hours)
"Our tour guide Drew brought history to life. He was engaging and shared some interesting facts of trivia for those of us who are history buffs!"..."
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Small Group Boston Freedom Trail History Walking Tour
"Dillon was our tour guide and did a great job. The tour was terrific. We had cold weather so they was the only challenge."..."
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Comfort Hybrid Boston City Bike Rental
"A great way to explore the city. Cover a lot of ground and get exercise!"..."
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Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour
"Awesome experience!! Our tour guide, Neal, was fantastic!! Extremely knowledgeable, friendly, easy to listen to! We learned so much and enjoyed it! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Boston area!!"..."
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Self Guided "Historic Boston Downtown Freedom Trail" Audio/GPS Walking Tour
"This was a very detailed and fun experience! We got the experience of a guide without having to keep up with a group. Best situation!"..."
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