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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: Freedom Trail Tour

    2. Boston: Freedom Trail Tour

    Start the tour from the official Visitor's Center on America's first public park, The Boston Common. Meet your colonial-costumed historical interpreter and guide before embarking on a journey through Boston's colonial history. Following the trail, pass by the Park Street Church, the Granary Burial ground where American Fore Fathers are buried, the site of the world-famous Boston Massacre, America's first public school, the site of The Boston Tea Party, Old State House, Old South Meeting House, and finally Boston's most visited attraction, Faneuil Hall. See lots of incredible historical sites along this short 1.2-mile stretch between The Boston Common and Faneuil Hall.

    Dr. Joseph Warren did a great job of entertaining and informing events from beginning to end. Great tour

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

    3. 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

    4. 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!

  • Boston: 2.5-Hour Freedom Trail Walking Tour

    5. Boston: 2.5-Hour Freedom Trail Walking Tour

    See all 16 of Boston's Iconic Freedom Trail sites in a single 2.5-hour tour with an experienced guide. Learn about icons like Paul Revere and John Hancock, along with lesser-known stories of women, African Americans, and immigrant patriots and pioneers. Discover tales of rebels, gangs, and Midnight Riders, with a few cheap dad jokes for good measure. Gain an understanding of Boston's role in the American Revolution and how the city became a pioneer in the fields of abolition, American education, and immigration. Start your tour opposite the Massachusetts State House and finish in the North End with the best view of the Charlestown Freedom Trail sites. Along the way, experience the explosive events of the American Revolution like the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre in the places they happened.

    This tour was really great. Our tour guide, Mark, was outstanding. He was full of information and delivered it in a way that was fun, funny, and entertaining. I enjoyed this tour so much I would do it again! Highly recommend

  • Historic Pub Crawl Tour along the Freedom Trail

    6. Historic Pub Crawl Tour along the Freedom Trail

    Wander along the same cobblestone streets as Paul Revere once did, pass through bustling markets where Sam Adams peddled the idea of revolution. Visit historic bars that have been frequented by Bostonians for hundreds of years. Revisit the story of America's birth and raise a glass as you learn the importance of beer in the founding of America. This historic pub crawl reveals hidden history about the events leading up to the revolutionary war and takes you where it all started: taverns. The four historic taverns visited on the tour are in the Faneuil Hall area and provide a wonderful backdrop as expert guides tell stories about Boston's rebellious past that helped lead to America's independence. Each tavern dates back at least to the 1800's, several even further which includes America's oldest tavern! At each tavern your guide will recommend beer as unique as the history of the city. Mo...

    Great tour! The guide provided great trivia and historical information whilst also getting us tipsy :)

  • Boston: Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour

    7. Boston: Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour

    Embark on an adventure through the United States' history and discover fascinating stories about Colonial America and the Revolutionary War. On this self-guided tour, led by GPS, explore Boston’s Freedom Trail at your own pace and learn about this fascinating period of history. Begin the experience in the center of the city at Boston Common. Hear stories about the common’s history and how the first settlers founded the city. Next stop is Massachusetts State House followed by the 54th Regiment Memorial where you’ll learn about the Civil War. Continue to Park Street Church and discover the importance of this landmark, then find out about the iconic figures buried at the Granary Burying Ground. Arrive at the Latin School next, one of the city’s most notable attractions due to its impressive alumni. From here, reach the Old South Meeting, built in 1729, then explore the Boston Massacre sit...

    Great information. Very helpful to have text and audio. The red brick path was easy & fun to follow. It also provided confidence that we wouldn’t get lost in an unfamiliar city.

  • Boston History & Highlights Afternoon Tour

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Faneuil Hall

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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 !

Caitlin is a very nice person, she knows a lot about the Boston History and is very good at sharing her knowledge. She is funny and really available. I definitely recommend her for a historal guided tour of Boston

Dr. Joseph Warren did a great job of entertaining and informing events from beginning to end. Great tour

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

Great tour guide and really nicely paced experience