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Boston Private Tours

707 Main Street, Boston, MA 01740
978-771-4471
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Ranked #11 of 136 activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Martin McEntee recently led a private tour of Boston, Lexington and Concord for our family of four (two adults, two kids age 12 and 14). Martin, an Irishman who moved to Boston 30+ years ago, seems to have found his calling and spends his free time exploring and reading about local history. He was warm and knowledgeable, engaging each of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I can't say enough good things about this company and about our tour. Michelle handled my initial inquiry and help me design a tour that encompassed everything we wanted to see. Our tour guide, Martin M., was friendly and knowledgeable. Our interaction with our tour guide started the day before our scheduled trip when Martin telephoned me to confirm our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Ever had that experience where you have had an awsesome experience in one city and you booked ahead in another city hoping to match it? You second guess yourself half expecting the second will be a disaster. Well I'm here to tell you not to be such a pessimist. Had a great walking guide in New York. Then booked Boston... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I would like to thank you for organising a greatday for us. We had a fantastic time. David was the best guide anyone couldask for. I will definitely recommend you to family, friends and clients.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Our family booked a full day tour of Boston, Lexington, Concord and Salem with a Boston Private tours and we were delighted with our day out. Or private tour guide Martin was very knowledgeable and showed us some of the great sites of the great city of Boston. Martin picked us up from our hotel in a near new minivan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

What an experience! After a google search on tours of Boston I landed on this company and left a voicemail message. Michelle called me back and we spent at least an hour talking about her beloved city and father who founded the company. Michelle really listened to me and my overall goals for my planned vacation with my neice and... More

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Prescott, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Along with a group of 30 others, we recently had David give us a 2-day tour of Boston. Not only was the company well-organized and good with communication, the tour was outstanding. Being a passionate local, David shared so much more than memorized history. We walked through historic neighborhoods, saw the primary historic sites, hear some local stories, and even... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Spent the day with charming Irishman Martin Mcentee, a guide with Boston Private Tours. Our four hour car tour of Boston was chock o' block full of historical anecdotes and valuable information about how to spend the rest of our time in this great city. He is also a "foodie" and his restaurant recommendations were spot on. We drove through... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My husband and I arranged with Michelle of Boston Private Tours for a six-hour tour on a Friday immediately upon arrival in Boston. Michelle suggested exactly the right tour for our interests in the history of the revolution and all the sites in Boston, including Fenway Park. She also matched us with Martin as our guide. Martin hails from Dublin... More

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Chapel Hill
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I booked the Plymouth tour for my 3rd grade son and myself, and Martin and Bill were exceptional! Not only were they knowledgeable and good with my son (who was a bit shy), but we were left with great book and restaurant recommendations. They related many interesting anecdotes that were not part of the Plimoth Plantation tour, and they were... More

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