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Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square & Back Bay

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Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square & Back Bay

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Discover the historic sights of Boston during this walking tour along the famous Freedom Trail
  • Get a dose of early American History during this visit to some of Boston's most famous landmarks
  • Check colonial-era attractions like Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, and the site of the Boston Massacre
  • See modern Boston as you check out skyscrapers like the John Hancock Tower
  • Great way to get a sense for the numerous historic attractions of Boston
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2-Hour Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston
See popular sites between Faneuil Hall and Copley Square including Old State House & Quincy Market
Stroll through the Boston Public Garden and view the Swan Boats
See Victorian Brownstones throughout the Back Bay neighborhood
Professional/Local Guide
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Departure Point

Boston, MA 02203, USA

Departure Point: The corner of State and Congress Streets (outside 28 State Street), across from the Old State House Address: 28 State Street, Boston, MA 02109 Dates: Daily

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

188 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

Copley Square. Note that this tour does not return to the Starting Point.

Meet your knowledgeable guide in the morning across the street from Boston’s Old State House. Take your first steps along Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail, a historic walking path that snakes past many of Beantown’s most famous landmarks from the colonial and revolutionary-eras. Check out the stately Faneuil Hall and explore both Boston’s Old and New State Houses before stopping to pay your respects at the site of the 1770 Boston Massacre.

Continue by foot past the Old Corner Bookstore and King’s Chapel before heading toward Boston’s downtown area. As you head into the forest of skyscrapers, catch a few glimpses of the Boston of old along the way, including Boston Common, the Public Garden, and one of the world’s smallest suspension bridges.

Arriving downtown, gaze up at the John Hancock Tower before passing by the Boston Public Library and Trinity Church? Want to feel like a real winner? Make sure to take a ceremonial pass over the finish line location for the famous Boston Marathon. End your trip amidst the beautiful architecture of Copley Square.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Boston CityWalks

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square & Back Bay ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square & Back Bay ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square & Back Bay ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square & Back Bay .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square & Back Bay ?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Walking Tour of The Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square & Back Bay .

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star-5
Excellent tour!!
GAIL_M
, Sep 2021
The tour guide (Alan I think) was excellent! Extremely knowledgeable about the city’s history. He showed us many unique buildings that we would not have noticed on our own. The pace was perfect. Be prepared to do a lot of walking though!!
star-5
Wonderful
Kellie_C
, Sep 2021
Beautiful city with amazing history. I recommend this tour. Our tour guide was great as well! So knowledgeable!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks for your kind words. That was a very responsive tour group!
star-5
Great walking tour of Boston
Laura_H
, Sep 2021
Alan was the best guide. So knowledgeable and funny! We saw many sights and this tour gave us a good taste of all Boston had to offer!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
So happy you enjoyed the tour!
star-5
Great Tour , lots of...
Jill_K
, Sep 2021
Great Tour , lots of history , and small group ! Would have liked a little more time to snap pictures along the way !
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We have a lot to see and discuss, so I do try to keep the tour moving. But we build in time for folks to take pictures though - and we never leave anybody behind!
star-2
We were disappointed...
Lorena_A
, Sep 2021
We were disappointed because we thought the tour included all the freedom trail and the guide didn’t take as there. When we got to Boston Common he said the tour ended there and if we wanted to continue we had to pay additional fee
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
I am sorry you misunderstood and were disappointed. We try and make clear that the tour includes the Freedom Trail sites from Faneuil Hall to Boston Common. This Downtown Freedom Trail portion makes up 11 of the 16 total sites of the Freedom Trail. To do the total Freedom Trail is a half-day tour, not the 2-hour tour you took. Just so you know, the Freedom Trail actually does end at Boston Common. You cannot continue on the Freedom Trail from there. The tour you took also includes the additional part to Back Bay via Beacon Hill, both of which are beyond the Freedom Trail. The message was for some people who had asked about upgrading to the longer tour, which you already had signed up for. I am sorry this was all a surprise to you so if you would like a refund for that, please contact me directly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Walking through history.
Alan_E
, Sep 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed walking and learning about the history of not only Boston, but our nation. I highly encourage others to make this tour a part of your trip.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
You make a very important statement. Thanks...
star-4
2 hours well spent!
Jane_G
, Sep 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable regarding hitory and architecture. He was very chill, and open to questions, but kept the tour moving. He liked a good joke but never went overvthe top. Very glad we did it because for the remainder of the trip we had context for everything we saw.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Sounds like that was just what was needed! Thanks.
star-5
Enjoyable
Bridget_S
, Sep 2021
It was informative and the tour guild was nice.. learned a lot would do again.. September is a nice time to go
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks. We like to think it's always a nice time to go!
star-5
Knowledgeable guide
Regina_F
, Sep 2021
Our guide was amazing, native from Boston, we got the History and the immersion we were looking for and he was funny as well! Enjoyed it with our kids!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Enjoyed having your family on the tour! Thanks.
star-1
We couldn't attend due to flight delays.
Diane_S
, Sep 2021
Unfortunately we were unable to attend due to flight delays that didn't get us in Boston on time. I was disappointed we were denied refunf due to this unforeseen situation. I'll never purchase tickets in advance again.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are usually very lenient on rescheduling or refunds, but unfortunately, this is the third different rationale we heard for you not showing up for the tour: You were running very late and never made the tour, somebody in your party was very sick (noted a day later) and now you had airplane delays even though we have you other notes saying you were here.

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