Boston History & Highlights Walking Tour

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Boston History and Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

From $53.49

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Boston on foot with this small group (or private) walking tour. See highlights like Boston Harbor, Custom House Tower, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Market. Learn the true story behind the Boston Massacre, and if you’re lucky, get a glimpse of government in action at the Massachusetts State House. See Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail, and the lovely Boston Public Garden. Rest your legs and enjoy time with your local guide.
  • Get personalized attention on 2 hours small group (or private) walking tour for just 16 people or fewer.
  • Join your local guide for a fun-filled journey on and off Boston’s famous Freedom Trail
  • Learn the modern impact of Boston’s most iconic historic sights.
  • Explore some of the sights overlooked by many Boston visitors (and even locals!)
  • Take in the beauty of the architecture and quaintness of Beacon Hill
  • Enjoy a surprise local treat with your guide.
  • Discover the first bookstore in Boston
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by a B Corp certified company committed to using travel as a force for good.

What's Included

  • Pass by the city’s first skyscraper - Custom House Tower
  • Enjoy the stunning views from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
  • Take the photos of the Boston’s beautifully preserved iconic brick row houses
  • Learn about the Sons of Liberty and see where the Boston Tea Party took place
  • See the site of the first public school in America
  • Enjoy a surprise local treat
  • Join Friendly Local English-speaking guide and learn some local secrets
  • Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
  • Additional food and drink
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Greenway Carousel
    191 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA

    The Greenway Carousel (Outside - Next to the Carousel entrance), 191 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02111

End point

  • 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

What To Expect

Greenway Carousel

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Custom House Tower by Marriott Vacation Club (Pass By)

Old State House

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old South Meeting House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Corner Bookstore (Pass By)

Old City Hall

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

King's Chapel

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Granary Burying Ground

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boston Common

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Beacon Hill (Pass By)

Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial (Pass By)

Massachusetts State House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boston Public Garden

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour.
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, but please note that this tour covers 4 km (2.5 miles) of walking.
  • Experiences happen rain, shine, or snow. Please dress accordingly.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Molly was amazing!! Boston is lucky to have her:)
Shannon_K, Apr 2024
Molly was fantastic! She shared a wealth of history and background on Boston, Pausing to take note of what might interest us and answer all of our questions. We were so impressed with her vast and deep understanding of history, coupled with her vibrant and positive energy. Such a great excursion, highly recommend!!
Terrific Tour
Georgia_B, Apr 2024
This tour was an excellent introduction to many of the historical sights of Boston. Our guide Molly was bright and enthusiastic and made the whole experience very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Great tour with Molly
Patrick_L, Apr 2024
I signed up for this tour at the last minute and I’m so glad I did. It was just the right amount of time. Molly did a fantastic job showing us the highlights of the city. Love Boston even more now!
Boston History
Christopher_A, Apr 2024
Great tour, very complete and amazing explanations by Tyler D’Ambrosio! Highly recommended! Bring walking shoes!
Great walking tour exploring some key landmarks and neighbourhoods of Boston!
Gregor_S, Mar 2024
Highly recommend this walking tour to those who are in Boston for only a short period of time. You cover a lot of the city, so as advised be sure to have your trainers on and wrap up warm, as one minute the sunshine is out, the next it's a wind tunnel and the rain is upon you. Our guide Tyler was professional, approachable, and had a great sense of humour which made this tour enjoyable. It was clear Tyler had a real passion for the history of Boston, as he took us through key timestamps of the city, including the Boston Massacre, the Vietnam War, all of which were light and insightful touches, and nothing too heavy.
Tyler was a wonderful...
Holly_J, Mar 2024
Tyler was a wonderful tour guide. He knew his stuff and was very personable. He was open to questions and if he didnt know something he would look it up. The weather was perfect for a walk around town.
Great way to see Boston!
Caitlin_M, Mar 2024
What a great tour! Our guide Tyler was so knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much and felt like we really got to know Boston! A good length and a good mix or historical and modern. Nice group size too. We would definitely recommend this tour to others
5 stars guide Fascinating tour full of history
Josefina_C, Mar 2024
The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us interesting facts about the Boston Tea Party, the migration of the puritans seeking religious freedom, trading, Irish potato famine and the Boston Massacre. We truly enjoyed our experience. Go Boston "The Spirit of America"! 5 stars guide It's remarkable how he loves what he does.
Fun walking tour!
Amanda_S, Mar 2024
Tour guide was knowledgeable and funny! We learned about Boston history, current Boston, and interesting trivia facts.
Interesting, cool and friendly
fiona_c, Mar 2024
Really interesting history in walking distance to my hotel. Definitely recommend to go on this tour for sure
Excellent tour!!! Definitely recommend!!
Karen_C, Mar 2024
Wonderful tour of Boston! Nabil was absolutely excellent! He kept it fun and very informative! Loved exploring and learning about Boston!
Boston Walking Tour
Scott_D, Feb 2024
Nabil was an amazing tour guide. Very friendly and made every story fascinating. Obviously, he loves what he does.
February in Boston
Annie_P, Feb 2024
I highly recommend this tour. Nabil was a fantastic guide, he is knowledgeable regarding the history of Boston as well as making the tour an entertaining experience.
Great Snapshot of America. History
Katherine_M, Feb 2024
Outstanding tour guide who was very attentive to our needs, witty humor, and a deep knowledge of Boston
Terrific tour!
Cassandra_B, Feb 2024
Allison was amazing! She has a wealth of knowledge of which she shared willingly, happily and effortlessly. It was like taking a walk with a good friend on a girl's trip! We had such a wonderful time, the two hours seemed to have flown by. I learned so much about Boston! I definitely recommend this tour with Allison.
Boston is beautiful
John_A, Jan 2024
Finding out how fun Boston is. So many things to do and see!!! Manila our tour guide was excellent at giving us so much history about each area we visited!!
Must see!
Anna_G, Jan 2024
Highly recommended, a fantastic historic downtown tour despite the cold weather. Molly provided a comprehensive overview of the main historic sites during the engaging 3-hour experience. Her knowledge about the history and purpose of the buildings was impressive, making the tour interactive and enthusiastic. Molly's lunch recommendations were spot-on, and the small pint at the end added a delightful touch to the overall experience.
Would definitely recommend doing this walking tour with Molly. She had great knowledge and a good story teller.
amu48896, Jan 2024
Molly our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and a very good story teller. She made the information come to life. She also had a good sense of humor.
Amy_C, Jan 2024
It was a trip to remember, the whole family had a great time. The experience was nothing but joy. Our tour guide was great and was very knowledgeable! The treat was very tasty and kept us warm throughout the tour.
Great Tour of a Great City! Thanks Tyler.
Maria_F, Jan 2024
Tyler was informative, funny, relatable and overall a great guide to the great city of Boston. He covered the perfect areas in a succinct and fun way. Great JOB!

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