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Boston Private Tours

707 Main Street, Boston, MA 01740
978-771-4471
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Ranked #13 of 141 Activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Pearl, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We had Martin for our tour and absolutely loved it! Martin was very well versed in his history of the Boston area and let us take our time taking pictures when we visited places of interest. We even had an extra delight when the Harvard group selected a young lady from our tour to participate with them on the steps... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It was our first time in Boston to celebrate my special milestone Birthday and we wanted to do something exciting. We came across Boston Private Tours website and contacted Michelle who was very helpful in proving information of the customized tours. We booked a tour of Martha's Vineyard and the Boston in-depth tour. Michelle went out her way to find... More

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Munster, Indiana
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had Martin as our tour guide for 2 consecutive days. He was phenomenal. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Worth the price! Martin went above and beyond the call of duty! Gave us great tips to enjoy Boston as well. Thanks again. Would certainly utilize his services again.

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My five member family took the Boston, Concord, Lexington tour on August 20. We went in a van and specifically requested Martin as the tour guide and that request was granted. He is a longtime Boston area resident and was just excellent. He was quite knowledgeable about a wide range of topics and was very enthusiastic about the area history.... More

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houston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Michelle was super helpful in giving me information about which tour would be best for myself, my 13 year old daughter and my parents who are in their 70's. My dad uses a walker and can't move very fast so we brought along a wheelchair for him. Martin was just absolutely wonderful to us. The history was fascinating and seeing... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had Martin as our tour guide and he was fantastic! Not only did we see a lot of Boston but Concord and Lexington as well. So much to see in so little time. He was so knowledgable on everything. From the history to fascinating side stories, to great little places for food, Martin knew his stuff. If you only... More

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Miami , Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I took my cousins five of us in all, to experience History. After reading the reviews of Boston Private Tours, I requested Martin. I'm so glad to say that he was fantastic as a private tour guide. His knowledge and ability to retell history, made everything he said come alive for us. My younger cousins were three teenage boys, all... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were visiting Boston for a family trip and our concierge recommended Boston Private Tours. We could not have been luckier with that recommendation. Loved the experience and especially our extremely knowledgeable guide, Martin McEntee. He was engaging and entertaining and brought Boston alive for us. We look forward to our next trip back to Boston and would have no... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We took an all day tour to Boston's North Shore with Bill M and driver George (soccer enthusiast). As an australian couple, we really appreciated Bill's willingness to fill in our gaps in American history as well as other aspects of current USA life. This was on top of the discussions we had about all the towns we visited along... More

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

In Boston for 3 days, had friends flying in for the day from Raleigh who we have not seen for years and who had never been to Boston. Wanted to do something special for them, so after reading the reviews booked 3 hour tour for us all through Michelle the day before, and then a nice seafood lunch by which... More

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