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  • Boston: 2.5-Hour City View Bike Tour

    1. 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 Back Bay and Freedom Trail Walking Tour

    2. 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: City Center Exploration Game

    3. Boston: City Center Exploration Game

    Imagine you’re a professional record-setter who aims to be the first in everything you do, but how do you become the first at everything? Simple. You race to be the first person to visit every "first" in a country, a feat you can only accomplish in one place - Boston. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Up for a fun challenge? Start at Boston’s Public Library. The game will take you around 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Union Oyster House. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger...

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What people are saying about Boston Public Library

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 79 reviews

Worth every penny! These people are the epitome of professionalism. Experienced and entertaining guides that made us feel safe and confident biking through the busy streets of Boston. We saw everything from the Charles River to Copley Square and Boston Common right down to the harbor. We rode E-bikes just to try something different but they weren’t necessary on this trip since it was 95% flat. We toured with Lee, Gary and Greg and had a fabulous time. I can’t recommend this company more, and I can’t wait to return and do it again. A++++

Bob was a great tour guide! We rented the ebikes so we were able to go up hills and into neighborhoods that he didn’t normally take people so it was really cool!!

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.

It was a great way to see the city. The tour guides were hilarious and exceptionally personable!