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Free Tours by Foot - Boston Tours

119 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
+1 617-299-0764
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Ranked #4 of 141 Activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: We offer Boston walking tours at no upfront cost. Our guests decide what a tour was worth or what he or she can afford after a tour is finished. We... more » Owner description: We offer Boston walking tours at no upfront cost. Our guests decide what a tour was worth or what he or she can afford after a tour is finished. We also run pay-what-you-like Boston food tours as well as bike tours. Tours include Cambridge MA. « less
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Tustin, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We did the free tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston and it was the highlight of our trip! Our tour guide Brian was fantastic! He made the tour so fun and interesting even for non history buffs like myself. I highly recommend this tour.

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Little Rock
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Brian is exciting, over the top, knowledgeable, funny and cool. He made the tour enjoyable and we would have taken the second tour if he was going to be the guide. Brian was personable, engaging and answered all questions. The tour was along the Freedom Trail, approx 1.5 miles and 2.5 hours. We saw at least 11-12 historical sites and... More

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Auckland New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I'm a big fan of these tours in Cities around the world and once again The Boston version was very good. If you have limited time and want a good overview from a local these are the tours to do. I did two this time. The first was the Freedom trail. Brian was our guide. Whilst a lovely guy and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I love Free Tours by Foot! They are so much fun to listen to I would never join any other tour if this one were available in the city. The guides are always ten times more enthusiastic than regular tour guides because they have to earn their income through tips. I toured the Freedom Trail in Boston and along the... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Brian, we'd never heard of him before, was as described in other reviews - entertaining, enlightening, engaging, educational, eccentric and extremely enjoyable. We learnt so much about the history of Boston and the birth of the US. We could have followed the red bricks on the floor ourselves, and read a tourguide/history book, but we wouldn't have spent such an... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This tour really made our trip memorable. Brian did a great job. He mixed entertainment, architecture and history. If you are looking for an in-depth historical tour- then this might not be the perfect fit. If you want a little history and do not want to be bored to death- then Free tours by foot is perfect. I could have... More

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norfolk england
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you can imagine The Reduced Shakespeare company doing a guided tour led by a manic reincarnation of Robin Williams you've got Brian - wonderfully entertaining and informative. His is a 12 act play around the streets of Boston telling the story of the freedom trail and many other interesting details of the people and places of this city.. You... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We took the walking tour of the North End. David P. was very knowledgeable and engaging as a guide. We saw a lot of the historic sites on the Freedom Trail in the North End, and learned about the history of the city. Would definitely recommend this tour!

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

I wanted to participate in a Boston a Tour. Unfortunately, Free Tours by Foot cancelled my reservation as I had published a negative review about a Free Tours by Foot -Tour in New York. After my review, I got emailed by a team member that they cancel my reservation due to my negative review. I tried to communicate with the... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I found Free Tours By Foot online through searching for a tour to go on to learn the history of Boston while I was on vacation and I am glad I did. I did both the Freedom Trail Tour and the North End tour on Labor Day, where David P was the guide for both. David was enthusiastic and very... More

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