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Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours

#7 of 248 Tours in Boston
Boston, MA, USA
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About Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours
Boston Custom Tours. We offer tours throughout New England given by experienced guides. History, nature, architecture, food, sports and all things fun. Enjoy a day absorbing all the area holds, as told by two natives of Ireland who have made this their home.
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Cynthia V wrote a review Oct 2021
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Oh my gosh, what a day. My friend and I met Declan at the State House, and off we went on foot (our choice). Declan made the day extremely enjoyable with his humor, amazing wealth of information, of the history of Boston. He knew every statue, building, spoke of the early 1600's - today. Saw Rose Kennedy's home as a child. In the North Square he showed us the 5 centuries of American Architecture. From Paul Revere's house built in 1680, then The Hichborn House 1713. The Sacred Heart Church 1833, plus other building built in 1800’s -1900"s to today's downtown Boston, The Millennium Tower built 2016. We highly recommend Declan!!!!! You will be educated while having loads of fun.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from DeclanKelly61, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours
Responded Oct 16, 2021
Thank you to both ladies. That really was a wonderful day, the company, the weather, everything made for a good day. I normally drive but I could repeat this day every day without a bother because it was such fun. I do not make the day fun, the people I have out, must have a sense of humor. While waiting I observed others giving walking tours, it was obvious they were working. I have had less tours than usual this year but this one was my most enjoyable.
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Kent J wrote a review Sep 2021
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Declan is excellent. A true professional—knowledgeable with great people skills. My wife and I were with him for 3 days. We changed plans in the middle of our tour and he adjusted seamlessly. He has an excellent grasp of history and architecture which he presents in an entertaining fashion.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from DeclanKelly61, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours
Responded Sep 28, 2021
Thanks a million Kent for those kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed the 3 days we spent together. It gave us the opportunity to devote ample time to everything and enjoy a leisurely pace, which is the secret to decent days out. Having 2 days for Boston is ideal. Newport than as long as the Sun is shining is always a good experience. Thank you for three fulfilling days imo. D
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Tony M wrote a review Jul 2021
7 contributions11 helpful votes
We had a full day tour with Declan and it was filled with interesting history from start to finish. I’m not sure how a personal tour could get any better than this. Declan is filled with amazing history facts and he delivers it in great story telling. My sons, 10 & 13, and I all enjoyed our day and learned a lot in the process.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from DeclanKelly61, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours
Responded Jul 11, 2021
Thanks a million Tony. I was very impressed that the two boys were able to go for a full 8 hours and I felt that we covered a decent bit of material. My objective as always is at the least to instill a memory in their minds which will be of great benefit later no matter what level the read about these events. I was disappointed of course that the twins and your wife could not come along as they are the age more or less as my own. I hope the trip apart from that was a success and was memorable. God Bless.
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Hairdresseramy wrote a review May 2021
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This tour was everything I could have wished for and more!! My 15 year old daughters 8th grade trip was canceled. I decided to take my mother and her to Boston to experience the trip she missed due to Covid. I first explained to Declan that my daughter has ASD , however she is a genius and will ask a million questions ( I mean a million). I explained this tour was all about her, and my mom and I were just along for the ride. Well, let me tell you, what a journey!! Declan has every answer to every question possible ( and they are ALL correct, trust me my daughter googled after lol) I know more about Boston and the Revolutionary war then 99% of people now. Declan also has the patience of a saint. He knew about architecture, History, dates, people, fun facts. He drove us around in a spotless and comfortable suburban. He recognized when it was time for a lunch break, he stopped at the important things to let us out and walk, he drove past things we needed to see without walking. Declan customized this tour for US. ( remember, I said this was for my 15 year old, but Declan made it fun for ALL of us. By the end of the day, Declan became part of our family. I will never forget how amazing and memorable he made this trip for all of us I have included a few pictures, doesn’t do it justice.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from DeclanKelly61, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours
Responded May 29, 2021
Thank you very much for this very uplifting tour. Your daughter reminded me of my own as I mentioned and was a delight. The day was a nice mix of history and sightseeing and a lot of fun and laughs. Some days just flow nicely. We did not rush it and did not overdo it either. I and most guides are a bit rusty after last year and this year will also be both slower and more difficult until more sites are open. Place like The Old North Church being closed is very disappointing.
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Maudlintown wrote a review Dec 2019
Olathe, Kansas3 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a two day tour with Declan in 2016, and enjoyed it so much, we returned in 2019 with some different friends who could experience it with us. He once again excelled in providing a customized experience which was educational, entertaining, extremely interesting, and just a fun time. Declan's knowledge of history is incredible and his unique way of presenting the facts is fascinating and enjoyable. I recommend his tours to anyone. Well worth the price.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from DeclanKelly61, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours
Responded Jan 7, 2020
I enjoyed the two days in 2016 and I was looking forward to the new additions in 2019, knowing that they would be similar. I was not disappointed and we had a great time. Repeats, or in this instance, partial repeats, usually go very well as I can dive in, already knowing , what we need to see. Other times I will need to get a feel for what is most needed , as there is enough in this area for a week. I think that 2021 would be a good idea for a return instead of 3 years of course. The secret to these days is to have enough time, we were likely out between 8 and 9 hours. Might seem long but we were an hour in the Church where the Adams family are laid to rest. Thanks for the nice review and the nice time spent together. I am eager to get cracking this season
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