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  • Boston: 1.5-Hour Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

    1. Boston: 1.5-Hour Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

    Explore Boston’s sordid past on this “frightseeing” ghost tour of Boston. Prepare yourself for an evening of fun, scares, and ghost stories guided by a 17th-century gravedigger. Your tour guide is dying to tell you tales of Boston’s dead in their own unusual way. On this tour visit the streets where the Boston Strangler once prowled and hear local tales of murder and mayhem, ghosts and ghouls. At Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and Granary Burying Ground, depart from the trolley and explore Boston’s two oldest burying grounds on foot.

    Be warned, you never know what kind of ghoulish creatures you may encounter as you explore the gravesites of John Hancock, Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and others. Travel back in time and learn about the spirits of notorious characters who lived and died in Boston.

    This tour is so much fun and informative. The crew is amazing and very interactive.

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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • From NYC: Exclusive Spanish-Language Day Trip to Boston

    7. From NYC: Exclusive Spanish-Language Day Trip to Boston

    Your trip to Boston begins in Midtown Manhattan at the entrance of your preferred pickup hotel: Millennium Broadway, Pennsylvania, or Manhattan at Times Square. Once you have been picked up, head north to the capital city of Massachusetts. There will be a stop halfway, where you will have time to have breakfast and use the services. Once you arrive in Boston, the first stop is Copley Square, where you can appreciate the architectural contrasts of the city. You will see iconic sites such as the first public library in the United States, the Hancock Tower, the Church of the Holy Trinity, and the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Within Copley Square, discover the monument to the Hare and the Turtle, which commemorates the cemetery of the Boston Marathon. The next stop will be in the Church of Christ Scientist. Following, head through Massachusetts Avenue where you will see the Back Bay neighbo...

    El guía Martin es muy agradable y tiene un profundo conocimiento sobre la historia de la ciudad. Ampliamente recomendado.

  • Boston: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

    8. Boston: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

    The Boston All-Inclusive Pass by Go City provides you access to over 40 of the area’s top activities, attractions, and tours for a single low price. Enjoy the freedom to do and see what you want while saving up to 45 percent compared to the cost of individual tickets. Choose a 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7-day pass at a low, pre-paid price. Take a Trolley Tour, visit the New England Aquarium, explore the Museum of Science, and get your thrills at Six Flags. These and many other options are included in the cost of your Boston All-Inclusive Pass. A free digital guide helps you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. Included Attractions: Boston Duck TourHistoric Sightseeing CruiseCityView Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Trolley Sightseeing Tour: 2-Day TicketNew England AquariumOld State House Museum & Old South Meeting House Combo TicketFenway Park TourUSS Constitution MuseumMuseum of ScienceFreedo...

    We bought the 2 day ticket for Boston. The hop on hop off trolley was worth it alone. But then we got to Revere house, USS Constitution, Aquarium, Harbor Cruise and we barely scratched the list of what is included. Just doing those few things it paid for itself in 1 day! All the sites we talked about the pass to knew what we were talking about. This is legit. 100% recommend

  • Boston History & Highlights Afternoon Tour

    9. 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.

  • From New York City: Boston in One Day Tour

    10. From New York City: Boston in One Day Tour

    Come discover beautiful Boston. Have your transportation and itinerary taken care of your while your only job is to sit back and enjoy this stunning city. Explore the best Boston has to offer including:

    • Fenway Park stadium, home to the Boston Red Sox
    • Harvard University Main campus: Harvard Yard, Old Yard, John Harvard Statue, Johnston Gate, Harvard souvenir store.
    • Copley Square: Trinity church, Fairmont Copley Hotel, Boston Public Library, John Hancock Tower, “End line” to Boston Marathon
    • Boston Common and the public gardens  
    • Freedom trail: Massachusetts State house, Old state House, Granary Burying ground, Kings chapel, Faneuil hall
    • Quincy Market
    Start your day in New York City where your tour guide will share stories of different places on your journey to Boston. Once in Boston, begin your tour at Copley Square, have lunch at Q...

    This is a quick hightlight tour of Boston. Our guide and driver was Millie who was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. The bus was clean with cup holders and usb charging ports. Covid precautions were taken.

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What people are saying about Freedom Trail

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,520 reviews

Andrew was a fantastic guide who shared an incredible amount of history in a short amount of time. I was really looking forward to this tour, and it did not disappoint. I walked away feeling like I had a stronger grasp on the history of the city.

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.

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

We had an amazing time learning about the background and history behind the food , it’s a must do activity .We can’t wait to do ig again.

Our tour was amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!