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Boston Private Tours

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Address: 707 Main Street, Boston, MA 01740
Phone Number: 978-771-4471
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Description: We provide great Private Tours using sedans,SUV,vans, Limo or buses. Our...
We provide great Private Tours using sedans,SUV,vans, Limo or buses. Our guides are all Local,mature and well-educated. We can meet you at your hotel, or the airport or at the Cruise-ship pier. Private Tours are a great way to see hilly Boston, in particular, because with our smaller vehicles,we have access to the "off the beaten" track neighborhoods and to the "hidden Boston" which you cannot see from a tour trolley or bus ( which are prohibited entry to residential areas of this 400 year old city), including our "Little Italy" and the 3rd largest Chinatown in the USA. Tours can be tailor made to meet most requests, and we can take you to see where Americas Revolution began in Lexington, and Concord,visit homes of authors,see Walden Pond and Harvard University ( which Gen. Washington borrowed to use as Americas first army base 1775 ), visit botanical or horticultural gardens and cemeteries, view interesting architecture, colleges ( more than 100 colleges/universities in Greater Boston !), Also Fenway Park, the Cheers Bar, site of 1st World Series, Freedom Trail and much,much more. Also, we provide private tours to Salem, the "Witch City" and to Newport,RI, coastal Maine,Cape Cod and Autumn foliage tours to Southern NH and Vermont. We love School group tours, half our guides have teaching certificates, several are published authors, and former National Park Guides, also,we accommodate handicapped visitors. Fees are reasonable. We also provide limited, long duration ,New England and the islands, overnight tours as well,please inquire.
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Fantastic First Time Trip to Boston!!!

I couldn't have asked for a better experience for my first trip to Boston!!! My Tour Guides David Phillips, Bill McDonough and Michelle Hocking did a fantastic job!! I got to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Pickerington, Ohio
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Pickerington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I couldn't have asked for a better experience for my first trip to Boston!!! My Tour Guides David Phillips, Bill McDonough and Michelle Hocking did a fantastic job!! I got to see more of Boston, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island than what it said I was going to be able to experience on the website. I'll definitely use them... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I worked with Michelle at Boston Private Tours to set up three days of private touring with our granddaughter. We had excellent, knowledgeable tour guides that geared their presentations to a twelve year old. They were all flexible and very accommodating by picking us up in Cambridge and delivering us back after a full day of touring. I think this... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If your group is visiting Boston for the first time you should put Boston Private Tours on your short list of activities to enjoy. We visited Boston at the most challenging time of the year - early February - in the midst of perhaps the snowiest winter on record for Boston. The frigid weather and snow clogged roads were no... More 

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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We six Australian ladies were lucky enough to do a 5 day Fall Foliage Tour with Boston Private Tours and what a great tour it was. Michelle, our organizer and tour leader built our tour around what we were interested in and at the same time made sure we experienced the most beautiful colour changes possible. Michelle also took us... More 

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I own and operate a private tour business in New York City therefore we are well aware what goes into providing informative, fun and memorable experiences. This was the first time we actually were tour guests, touring another city in the manner that we provide in New York City. From top to bottom we had a terrific... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A great experience all around. We were looking for something slightly different from someone dressed in a freakin costume and pretending they were some character from the 1700's. We were also looking for a historic tour that included some stops at the actual locations where the genesis of the revolution began - the Pub! Michelle the owner customized us a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

From interacting with Michelle on the phone to going on the tour with Martin, this company is first rate! They are very personable and very professional. We had done van tours in Halifax and Bar Harbor prior to arriving in Boston. I'm glad we did this one last or we would have been sorely disappointed in the others. Martin's van... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While on a cruise, our group of 8, all adults, hired Boston Private Tours for a wonderful 4 hour tour. Dave Welans, our tour guide was outstanding. He knowledge of love of the city was exceptional as he took us not only to the 'touristy' spots, but more importantly to the cities within the city of Boston, Little Italy, Beacon... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Martin and Svenja were great! Knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Michelle was so helpful in selecting the tours with me. This is the way to go.

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Westlake Village, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My wife and I had a private tour by Boston Private Tours covering the revolutionary sites in Boston, Harvard, Lexington, and Concord. Michelle Hocking of BPT made the arrangements and she was great on the follow-up, etc. as we corresponded on the tour arrangements. Our guide was Dave McDonough (sp?) and Dave was absolutely superb. Our tour was 6 hours... More 

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