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City Running Tours - Boston

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Address: 99 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111
Phone Number: 877.415.0058
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Running is part of the fabric of this city. Boston is the home of the...

Running is part of the fabric of this city. Boston is the home of the world’s oldest annual Marathon, and its population routinely ranks among the nations fittest cities. The Charles River is blessed with the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bicycle Path, a paved loop stretching from the Science Museum upstream nine miles to Watertown on both sides of the river. This route, among many others are meticulously maintained which makes it possible to run outdoors in Boston even through the bitter New England winters. The city is small enough is size that a ten mile run can get you from Brookline to Cambridge and back, but not so small that there’s ever a shortage of great running routes. The combination of the youth and history of Boston make it a world-class city and dream destination for runners.With our personalized runs you choose how far you would like to run, what areas and sights you would like to see and we customize a run based on that information. Your personal running guide will meet you at the location where you are staying to take you on your run. We will run at your pace, provide water and have a camera in case you feel like capturing the moment.At the completion of the run we will return you to where you are staying and you walk away with a souvenir goody bag that includes a t-shirt as well as running and city related products. Our personalized runs take place 7 days a week, all year long excluding Christmas day and Thanksgiving.Group RunsLead by the knowledgeable guides of City Running Tours, this tour will be about 5 miles long and at a casual pace to suit all running levels. There will be stops along the way to take in the scenery and talk about the landscape. This run includes bag and coat check and a bottle of water. You will be responsible for your arrival to and departure from the meeting location.

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What a great experience! Our guide, Brian, was friendly, personable, and very knowledgeable. We ran to many of the most notable historical sites in Boston. Brian described each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

What a great experience! Our guide, Brian, was friendly, personable, and very knowledgeable. We ran to many of the most notable historical sites in Boston. Brian described each site, the events associated with each, and documented our visit with photos. Our experience ended with a tour and beer tasting at a local brewery. It was such a fun morning! I... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We could not have been any happier with our running tour of Boston with City Running Tours. Brian was a great guide. He explained the history at the right level of detail to keep things interesting and fun. The brewery tour was an added bonus! I would highly recommend this tour to any runners visiting Boston. Thank you Brian!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This tour gave the insiders view of Boston. Brian relayed both fact and folklore on this run along with some other tips for our stay here. You are going to run anyway - you should learn something about the city you are visiting! Highly recommend!

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I think this the company which gave us our magnificent tour of New England in early Oct 2015 Pamela and Peggy as our great guide and driver respectively. If so, I'd highly recommend it. Once we'd got over the hassle of being practically deserted at Boston airport by our airline and, being tired from the fight from UK, struggling to... More 

Thank Malcolm H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

we weren't sure what to expect from a running tour but it was a great way to see the city of Boston. Our tour was informative and although we were running it wasn't so crazy that you couldn't stop and take in the sites. Brian was very knowledgeable about the history and took us along some streets that even as... More 

Thank Priyaneetha
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

If you enjoy running, why wouldn't you want to combine a favourite hobby with seeing the sights of a city and learning its history? And the tour was much more than wikipedia regurgitation. Brian grew up in the area and provided a real's Bostonian's perspective on things: the best places for cannoli, how the city's changed in the last 20... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I signed up for the Fenway 5k and it was only me and my brilliant guide Greg. He ensured I got exactly what I wanted from my tour, both sights and pace wise. He was really knowledgeable about Boston and running which was great for me. We stopped where I wanted to along the way and got some great photos... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I was in Boston by myself and decided to try this running tour, it was perfect for a solo traveler! Great way to see the Freedom Trail, tour guides were knowledgable and funny, plus the t-shirt and ferry ride, can't beat the price! Would definatly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see the city in a different way.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was in Boston for a conference and I wanted to do a quick tour. This was by far the best way to see all the sites! To top it off, it ended with a great tour of the Harpoon Brewery. Brian was an interesting and informative tour guide, and made it a very enjoyable experience.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We visit Boston often, and have seen much of the city on our own, but on this tour we learned so much more about the history, the landmarks, and interesting anecdotes! And we got our work out in for the day! The run was at an easy pace and there were quite a few stops, plus some walking through the... More 

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Staying in Downtown

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.