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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 140 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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Guelph, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We did the crime tour of Beacon Hill with Brian. We had a great experience. Brian is very outgoing and easy to listen to. He seems to hold the interest of the group. I was surprised at how many interesting facts he had about Beacon Hill that didn't relate to crime. That was a bonus for us as this was... More

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takoma park, md
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We've now done three "free by foot" tours and they've all been very interesting. A great way to get to know a city.

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new york
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I also had Brian as my guide as below. I was not sure about him at first but warmed to him as the tour progressed. The thing I would highlight, is that unlike other tours of freedom trail he brings less boring detail on history and more on trivia about where JFK proposed etc. So if you are a history... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We did the freedom Trail tour which lasted about 2.30 hours. The Tour Guide Brian was great, really knowledgable, enthusiastic and funny. The tour covers 11 of the 16 stops on the freedom trail, and Brian discussed each point in just enough detail to keep you intrigued but not bored. This tour probably isn't that interesting for kids but it... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I took my five year old daughter on the Little Feet tour and she loved it. Great pace and duration, as well as participation, made it really fun for her. The highlight was definitely reenacting the Boston Massacre in which she got to pretend she was a British soldier. I certainly learned a few things myself. There were kids on... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We were five of about 10 or 12 people that we knew about trying to take the North End/Little Italy tour in Boston. We read the reviews on Trip-advisor and thought it sounded like it would be worth our time. Unfortunately it went downhill from there. We signed up for a date, they then cancelled the tour. We asked about... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I have done several similar tours they are usually good but this one was great. Brian was knowledgable and moved the tour at just the right pace. His enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to use humour make this a memorable tour that I would highly recommend.😊

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Toronto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We took the Freedom Trail Tour with Brian and were very impressed and happy we did. We had a group of 4 couples and Brian's group was around 20. He did a great job of explaining different sites and giving us the history on what happened. He was 'wicked smart' and a real showman. You had to listen close when... More

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Pincourt, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to have such a flexible person giving this tour. The originally scheduled Saturday tour had to be cancelled but, by popular demand, Brian was able to arrange his schedule to bring us around on a Friday. We did the Beacon Hill Crime Tour. Not only did we learn about some gruesome crimes committed in & about... More

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Uk
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We had Brian for the Freedom Trail and Beth for Cambridge/Harvard. So different. Brian is primarily an entertainer, with education as a "side dish". Beth is 100% the opposite. Unfortunately, I didn't take to Brian's dramatic style, and too much was sotto voce, so if you were a few metres away, you would miss the punchlines. Beth was educational, and... More

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