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  • Boston: Sunset Cruise

    1. Boston: Sunset Cruise

    Meet at Rowes Wharf and set off on a guided boat tour. This sunset cruise will give you unparalleled views of Boston's famous landmarks. Escape the heat and admire Boston’s beautiful skyline and the historic USS Constitution as the sun sets behind the city. Your expert guide will be able to tell you about some of the city's landmarks and history. As evening sets in, the sunset cruise will highlight popular and famous scenes set at Boston Harbor from both past and present. Snacks and cold beverages including water, juice and soda; as well as a full bar, are available on every boat.

    It was a nice cruise, the boat was old and the chairs were a bit beat up but you kinda get what you pay for. Overall it was a nice experience and a cute, cheap way to see the Boston waterfront/skyline.

  • Boston: Walking Tour of Freedom Trail History

    2. 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

    3. 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

  • Boston: Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour

    4. 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, Harvard & Cape Cod Self-Guided Audio/Driving Tour

    5. Boston, Harvard & Cape Cod Self-Guided Audio/Driving Tour

    Start in the city of Boston and walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes. Hear the story of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride and relive the fight for American Independence with a self-guided walking tour of Boston’s Freedom Trail. Immerse yourself in the stories of the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party, and the Sons of Liberty as you stroll along Boston’s scenic Harborwalk. Uncover Boston's historic and storied past while enjoying its beautiful harbor views between South Station and Long Wharf. Then, travel to the city of Cambridge outside Boston and explore the heart of Harvard University's campus at Harvard Square. Use the app to take a self-guided walking tour that covers must-see campus sights like the John Harvard Statue, Widener Library, and former dorm rooms of famous alumni like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Natalie Portman, and more. Next, discover Cape Ann with a s...

  • Boston: Freedom Trail Historical Guided Walking Tour

    6. Boston: Freedom Trail Historical Guided Walking Tour

    Walk the Freedom Trail with your own personal storytelling historian guide in Boston. Visit must-see spots from the green fields of Boston Common to the wood-sided slats of the Paul Revere House. Learn the history behind these spots. Start your tour at the Boston Common Park. Move along the trail to important meeting halls, churches, graveyards, and homes. Notable sites include the Park Street Church, Faneuil Hall, the Massachusetts State House, Old State House, Old North Church, Paul Revere House, and many others. Stand upon the very spot where the Boston Massacre emboldened a new vision of America's future. Let your storytelling guide relay the events, actions, and figures important to these stops along the tour. See the past come to life. Hear of the American Revolution's key events as you make your way into the beloved North End neighborhood. Part history, part cultural icon, the ...

  • Boston: Revolutionary Story Walking Tour

    7. Boston: Revolutionary Story Walking Tour

    Take a walk through Boston's history on this small group, half-day walking tour. Explore the city's most popular locations, famous landmarks, and oldest neighborhoods. Meet your expert guide at City Hall Plaza. You will then navigate the crooked streets learning about dramatic world-changing events that led to the revolution.  See historic landmarks where events such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere occurred. As you walk around, you will begin to connect these moments and landmarks together, following the story from the settling of Boston to the declaration of independence. This tour is designed for the curious visitor who wants to do more than just scratch the surface. Your tour will end at Christopher Columbus Park, where you can continue to explore Boston at your own pace.

    This tour was awesome! Mike, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and detailed about the history of Boston, and all the landmarks we visited. Mike told us about the prominent Bostonians in the American Revolution, and the tour highlighted the history. I highly recommend this tour if you have never been to Boston, or if you are a history buff.

  • Boston: Haunted Pizza Tour

    8. Boston: Haunted Pizza Tour

    Stroll the streets of Boston's oldest neighborhood, the North End, which was first settled in 1630. This spooky food tour starts in the crypts below Boston's oldest standing church, Old North (c1723). You can taste a slice from Boston's oldest pizzeria, which contains a brick oven from 1883. You will also hear stories of ghostly apparitions near Boston's oldest residence, the Paul Revere house (c1680). Later, try a Neapolitan-style slice at a pizzeria that won "best at fest" at Boston's first annual pizza festival. You can also learn about an area that used to be known as Boston's "murder district", before finishing your tour with a slice of pizza which has been voted the best in Boston multiple times.

  • Boston: An Introduction to the North End

    9. Boston: An Introduction to the North End

    Of all Boston's neighborhoods, none captures the essence of the city more than its North End, a maze of winding colonial streets and backdrop to some of the most significant moments in American history. This North End Boston history tour paints a portrait of the city's evolution from the 17th to the 21st century, uncovering narratives that have shaped America, from revolution to immigration. The North End is a tapestry of history, with fragments of different centuries all woven together. During the tour, you jump forward at key moments to consider the industrial revolution and Boston's decline as New York rose, and how the factories of the North End moved to the suburbs and then farther afield. Old warehouses, wharves, and tenements are now converted into cafes, restaurants, and condominiums, often stitched delicately into the architecture and context of the city's history. Depending o...

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What people are saying about Old North Church, Boston

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 43 reviews

The tour started promptly with a manageable group of 10-15 people. The guide introduced himself as a history graduate student who could answer any questions we had. He was indeed quite knowledgeable and led us on a leisurely pace through the sites. The tour lasted 3 hours, half an hour beyond the allotted 2.5. However, it didn't feel long until maybe the last half hour or so, the guide was so informative and did a great job tying the sites together into a coherent narrative. This tour is definitely for history buffs and would likely not be as enjoyable for casual sightseers. The guide found places for us to sit down a couple times but it was mostly walking and standing, so wearing good shoes is highly advised.

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!

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

Got things mixed up on start and ending points but by calling Daniel he got us caught up and things went smooth. Caitlin was very knowledgeable and did a great job of keeping us together.

Excellent tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. His energy and enthusiasm really made an important part of history even more interesting.