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Charles River Esplanade: Our most recommended tours and activities

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, water, and of course, a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will lead you on your travels. The tour covers 10-12 miles, from the bustling streets of downtown, to the serene bike paths along the Charles River, this tour truly brings you the best of Boston by bicycle! You can opt to do the City View tour on a regular hybrid bike, or on a pedal assist electric (e-bike). Select your bike choice at the time of booking.

From Boston: Guided Bike Tour of Cambridge

2. From Boston: Guided Bike Tour of Cambridge

Renowned as one of America’s most bicycle-friendly cities, experience the atmosphere and appeal of Cambridge during a 2.5-hour guided bike tour. Known as “Boston’s Left Bank,” Cambridge is a hotspot of the arts and home to MIT and Harvard University.  Begin this experience by meeting your  guide at the designated meeting point. Here pick up your helmet, water, and your bicycle or electric bike that will take you from Boston over the Charles River and into Cambridge.  From the cycling paths on the Charles River to the booming industry of Kendall Square, this tour shows you the most exciting and vibrant parts of Cambridge. You will visit some of Cambridge's most popular sites such as Harvard Square, The Stata Center, Longfellow Bridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Charles River with views of the Boston Skyline.

Boston: Back Bay History and Culture Private Walking Tour

3. Boston: Back Bay History and Culture Private Walking Tour

Take a private walking tour of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood and learn about its history and culture. Enjoy beautiful views as you walk along the Charles River passing the area's trendy cafes, designer boutiques, and art galleries. Get picked up at a location of your choice in central Boston and head out to Back Bay to begin your tour. Let your guide create an itinerary that suits your interests or provide your own suggestions in this customizable private tour. Wander down charming streets flanked by elegant Victorian homes. Enjoy window shopping on the eclectic Newbury Street. Stroll along the Charles River and the esplanade while taking in views of Boston. Visit a historic church dating back to the 1800s. Choose a longer tour and you can take your time exploring the local side of Back Bay. Check out cozy bookstores and chic boutiques, stop for lunch or coffee at one of the many local restaurants, and see more of the area's historical architecture.

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What people are saying about Charles River Esplanade

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 266 reviews

Traffic was really bad from back bay, so plan ahead. The rest was perfect! Rented an e bike. Made the trip totally great for us! Our tour guide, Bob did a great job! You do need to drive through the city ant times where it’s a bit dicey. But not bad if your careful. Awesome tour and worth it!!

We thoroughly enjoyed our bike tour, Pell and Ken were amazing guides. Conscientious for our safety, knowledgeable of the surrounding area, and fun! We toured the areas most tour groups never touch. We highly recommend this tour!

Wonderful guides, safe and fun, the best way to see Boston! We never could have seen so much on any other tour. We loved it!!! Highly recommend!

The guides were great! Fabulous way to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time! We loved all of it!

Very well commented cycling route, very extensive!