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  • Boston: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

    1. 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.

  • Boston: 2.5-Hour City View Bike Tour

    2. Boston: 2.5-Hour City View Bike Tour

    The Urban AdvenTours Boston City View Bicycle Tour offers a classic ride for those looking to get a great overall introduction to the city. During the 2.5-hour tour you’ll get to know the city and find neighborhoods that you can explore in greater depth later. Discover the unique character and charm of each area you visit up close, in person, and only possible by bicycle. This comprehensive tour covers all of Boston’s best sites, including: • Historic Fenway Park • The Christian Science Center • Boston Common • The beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End • The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston’s newest public park • The Charles River Esplanade • The North End, Boston’s oldest residential, Italian neighborhood • Copley Square, where you’ll see the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and the John Hancock building The City View tour includes an individually-fitted bike, helmet...

    Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable about Boston. Also felt very safe with him as our biking leader.

  • Boston: 2-Hour Historic Walking Tour

    3. Boston: 2-Hour Historic Walking Tour

    This 2-hour Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay walking tour will give you just the right mix of history, architecture, and culture to bring Boston's personality alive.  During your 2-hour walk, see the Freedom Trail that runs from Faneuil Hall to the Boston Common. Check out the quirky, vibrant architecture and streets of the old city center. Wander among the cobblestone drives and gaslights of historic Beacon Hill and the Back Bay area, then check out the Public Garden and graceful Copley Square. Visit important sites such as Faneuil Hall, the Old and New State Houses, the Old South Meeting House, the Old Corner Bookstore, King's Chapel, the Old Granary Burial Ground, Louisburg Square, Newbury Street, the John Hancock Tower, Trinity Church, and the Boston Marathon Finish Line. There are also plenty more Boston hotspots that you'll get to discover on this guided walking tour! Th...

    Andrew was a fantastic guide who shared an incredible amount of history in a short amount of time. I was really looking forward to this tour, and it did not disappoint. I walked away feeling like I had a stronger grasp on the history of the city.

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What people are saying about Back Bay

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4.5 / 5

based on 437 reviews

Andrew was a fantastic guide who shared an incredible amount of history in a short amount of time. I was really looking forward to this tour, and it did not disappoint. I walked away feeling like I had a stronger grasp on the history of the city.

Great guides who knew the city of Boston so well. The bikes were of great quality. Safe trip in the middle of the city. I highly recommend.

Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable about Boston. Also felt very safe with him as our biking leader.

Perfect way to see the city when only have one day to do so...

Excellent service, pleasant experience, knowledgeable staff.