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Boston Private Tours - Day Tours

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Address: Boston, MA 01740
Phone Number: +1 978-771-4471
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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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Newport, Rhode Island Day Tour

My wife, our adult daughter and I had the good fortune to spend the day with David Johns on a trip from Boston to Newport Rhode Island. David's tour and knowledge of local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife, our adult daughter and I had the good fortune to spend the day with David Johns on a trip from Boston to Newport Rhode Island. David's tour and knowledge of local history exceeded all expectations. Not only did he confirm many historical facts we already knew, he added many interesting and unusual facts about the local area which... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

My 16 year old daughter and I had just arrived in Boston the night before and wanted an overview of the area. Great decision to take the excursion. They picked us up at our hotel and returned us to our hotel - very convenient. My only suggestion is have this tour leave earlier because we ran into some bad traffic... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife, our twelve year-old grandson, and I toured with David Johns from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on a beautiful summer Friday in Boston. Our focus was on colonial life in the Boston area in the early 1770s and the opening actions of the American Revolution. David picked us up at our hotel in downtown Boston, and we embarked... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Our tour, by David Johns, exceeded every expectation. Our teens were engaged,happy, and actually learned quite a lot. The adults likewise had a fabulous time. We laughed the day away and wonderful memories were created for all.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

David Johns provided my family a 3 hour tour of Boston. (It was supposed to be 4 hours but traffic into the city delayed our arrival by an hour.) Our 9 member group ranged from a 17 year old to two mid-80s with some mobility issues. David maneuvered a 12 passenger van through the narrow streets like a pro...getting us... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Dave McDonough picked my wife and i up from the Hilton at the airport for our 6 hour private tour. Whatever you are interested in can be catered for, history, eating, shopping. Being from the UK we wanted the history and historical sites of Boston and Dave delivered in spades. Whatever you do make sure you go into the Boston... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our guide Martin took us to Cape Cod and some sights in Boston. He went above and beyond to show us things and what an extremely nice and knowledgeable guide. I would definitely recommend Boston Private tours. Michelle got back to me as soon as I emailed her and was very eager to help our group out.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Matt McDonald was an excellent guide! Boston Private Tours was a great way for a group of four couples to see Harvard & Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Customized for our group, nicely paced, informative and fun!

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Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

David Johns was excellent. He went the extra mile to make our day great. Very knowledgeable as tour guide

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Carefree, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Dave picked us up right on time from our hotel. He was friendly, knowledgeable and funny! My husband and I had both been to Boston several times on business, but had never taken a tour. Dave took us through so much more in 4 hours, than we would have been able to see on our own and he gave us... More 

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Address: Boston, MA 01740
Phone Number: +1 978-771-4471
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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