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Boston History & Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

    Your experience begins at the Aquarium “T” Station on the historic Long Wharf, the focus of Boston Harbor, and the economic engine of Boston for most of its history.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Rose Kennedy Greenway, JFK Surface Road, Boston, MA 02111

    From the harbor, we’ll continue past the Rose Kennedy Greenway, State Street and the historic Custom House Tower, the city’s first skyscraper.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604

    Then, your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Quincy Market, 4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109-6201

    And then your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Downtown Crossing, Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

    A short trek through Downtown Crossing and past the Old City Hall

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Old City Hall, 45 School St, Boston, MA 02108-3206

    Moving into the heart of Downtown Boston, we will stop in front of the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. Was it really a massacre or maybe just great propaganda for the Revolution? Ask your expert guide about that one!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: King's Chapel Burial Ground, Tremont Street King's Chapel, Boston, MA

    Then you will go to one of the most historic places in the country, King’s Chapel Burial Ground (city’s oldest burial ground) and King’s Chapel (the first Anglican church in the country).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: King's Chapel, 58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108-3201

    Whenever possible, your guide will take you inside King’s Chapel, the first church in the USA to have a pipe organ. If we’re lucky, we might just get to hear it being played.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Boston Urban Adventures, 60 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114-2030

    Somewhere along the way during this tour, you’ll have a chance to rest your legs and enjoy a refreshing local beer. Your guide will choose among some of the most historic, quirky and hidden local bars and taverns in the area.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099

    On most weekdays, you’ll have a chance to see the government at work (or not) inside the inspiring, historic, and beautiful Massachusetts State House, designed and built by famous federalist architect Charles Bulfinch in 1798. Outside the State House, take in the views of modern Boston, including the skyscrapers of Downtown, the Financial District, and the tallest building in New England - the John Hancock Tower.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108

    We continue our journey through Beacon Hill, where you’ll have a chance to take in the quintessential architecture of Boston’s red brick row houses. Get out your cameras – this neighborhood is one of the most photogenic in the city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Boston Public Garden, 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4602

    Finally, we arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden, one of Boston’s favorite green spaces, where you’ll see locals walking the dogs, playing with the kids, and enjoying lunch in the shade. Your guide will point you in the right direction, and will help with any and all recommendations for great things to do in Boston that evening and beyond.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Bob was an utter delight and the best tour guide I ever had. He made the group of strangers feel comfortable and at ease as we walked through the highlights of Boston. I found the meetup point to be super easy to find and loved...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Meghan M
    bobbarry61, Manager at Boston Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Thanks for the awesome review! I am so glad that you had a great time and you got to see Boston in a new light. We love it when people who have grown up around Boston or have lived here for a number of years...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our tour guide Bob at Urban Adventures is awesome! He is so knowledgeable about the history of Boston and quite funny and entertaining as well!!! A Great guide who pays particular attention to the tempo of the group. We enjoyed the fact that our group...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank madamjazz742018
    bobbarry61, Manager at Boston Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Glad you guys had a great time. It was a fun day!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Highly recommend this tour to see the highlights of Boston. Our tour guide, Eric, was knowledgeable and patient and was able to answer any question. He brought history to life.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Sue A
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Great overall walking tour. History and what makes Boston tick all in 1. Bob was terrific , I recommend it highly.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Mobile287731
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Perfect tour and guide Bob, very interesting and a pleasure to listen to him in a small group! Including a free beer and almost two hours longer than planned with a big smile

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank janvanzundert
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    June 18, 2019|
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    Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
    I think that we started around 10:00
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    May 29, 2019|
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    Response from Montanacane | Reviewed this property |
    There were eight in our walking group.
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    May 20, 2019|
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    Response from piontek96 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes but there are some indoor/elevator moments (pub and State House). You do cross the road often and there is cobblestone on Beacon Hill.
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