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  • Joe I
    Naperville, IL7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did a day pass, if we were going to be in town longer, I would have done a weekend pass. A great way to get around, get some history on the city and be entertained while you’re at it. We had Crafty, I would recommend hopping on his trolly any chance you get.
    Written July 22, 2024
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  • Sightsee49255495831
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Before I visit a new place, I research walking tours, and this tour received wonderful reviews. I understand why. Our guide, Kristin, spent almost 3 hours with our group, sharing history, anecdotes, incidents and stories that contributed to the beginning of the birth of our nation, and the role of Boston in the American Revolution. While I didn't pay attention in history classes in school, and have the grades to prove it, I listened very carefully to Kristin as she recounted the Boston Massacre with a different perspective from the history books, the Boston Tea Party, the ride of Paul Revere, and life in early Boston. Although Kristin's background was in music, her love of history was very evident, and her tour was professional, very interesting and entertaining. Because of the amazing job she did, I will be returning to Boston to spend more time to gain a deeper insight of our country's early history. Well done!
    Written July 22, 2024
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  • Dave Daveson
    Holt, UK1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited Martha’s Vineyard on the 9th July. Early start but Jonathan was informative on the mini-bus journey after our early start. Arrived on time for a nice ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard.
    Then picked up by Tom in an old school bus and went off to Edgar Town initially and then further places. Beautiful spots to visit, but an awful lot of Tom’s commentary seem to focus on what celebrity lived where.
    The lighthouse stop was beautiful.
    Came back to our start point for an exploration and lunch. All good. Went early to our ferry departure point to make sure we didn’t get left behind, but nobody else seemed to be turning up for it. The ferry departure time came and went and there was no sign of the ferry. There were a few other tourists there but no one from our tour party. Our English phones had no network coverage in the US and some fantastic ladies took pity at us and called the ferry company to be told that the Island Queen had mechanical problems and had been cancelled. The ferry company called through to Steve, the MD of the tour company. He explained that the ferry had been cancelled and everyone had been messaged and told to catch a different ferry back to the mainland where the minibus would take them home. He said we’d have to get another ferry and a taxi home and that he would very generously reimburse us. The lovely ladies we’d met helped us find a taxi company and book ferry tickets back. Fantastic help from some amazing people. We got home safely thanks to them. I called Steve the next day and true to his work he reimbursed us the ferry and taxi fares. Thank you!
    Note if you’re travelling from outside the US and want to take this great day trip make sure you have mobile phone coverage in the US!!!
    Written July 20, 2024
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  • tinacR5644AQ
    South Mills, NC283 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked in advance and easy to find where to meet. However, having to line up 30 minutes prior in the heat with no shade was not so great.
    Boat trip itself turned out great because several whales were spotted.
    Overall experience was worthwhile and enjoyable
    Written July 19, 2024
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  • Jerome L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great quick tour of the harbor. Great views and history of the areas and sights. Up close view of the YSS Constitution!!!
    Written July 22, 2024
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  • Larry F
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour! The narration and the tour itself were above expectations.....we were visiting from Hawaii and it was a great way to see the City of Boston's highlights.
    Written July 22, 2024
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  • Austin H
    Jeffersonville, IN39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a great time in Fenway Park. Got to learn about the ballpark and it's rich history. There was plenty of areas that I visited including the Green Monster, Press Box, and upper deck.
    Written July 20, 2024
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  • Dream30043384595
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overall a very informative story about Boston. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and welcomed any questions. Covered so much of Boston so be prepared to walk. Was a medium size group which was nice. Highly recommend
    Written July 22, 2024
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  • KMR317
    Centreville, VA20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overall good experience narrator’s microphone kept going in and out throughout the tour. Despite the rain able to see all of the landmarks including the USS Constitution firing it’s cannon at sunset.
    Written July 19, 2021
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  • Kari H
    Lincoln, NE14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a fun 2 hour sailing trip in the harbor. Small group, so plenty of room for everyone. Pastries were decent, plenty of options for drinks along with the mimosas.
    Written June 16, 2024
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  • Dennis B
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time The tour guide did a fantastic job. Thank goodness that little girl had a voice that carried, or it might have been more difficult to hear her than it was. Unfortunately the family a few seats back kept talking fairly loudly amongst themselves, ignoring the other passenger's shushing and the guide's request that they refrain from conversation. That is the only thing g that kept us from giving our experience five stars.
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • Sarah S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic tour with Aidan and amazing food! Well worth it, and such a fun and quick way to sample the best food Boston has to offer! Easy booking process, excellent communication prior to tour, and the meeting spot was easy to find. Easy, gentle pace for the tour and many interesting stops to see along the way!
    Written July 22, 2024
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  • Andrea G
    Montreal, Canada11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see when visiting Boston! It provides a high level interactive storyline of the events leading up to that night, as well as the night itself. The actors on site are credible.

    Kids friendly.
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • Michael P
    Mason, OH409 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting tour of part of the Freedom Trail. “Captain Pickles” shared lots of information, but at a good level of detail without going too long on any one item. He used a portable microphone & speaker which really helped you be able to hear when you were farther back in the group or when city traffic was noisier. Group size was also good. Would recommend this tour. The price point was also good.
    Written July 22, 2024
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  • dbranca
    Hanson, MA8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful schooner - Captain Eric was informative, friendly and engaged with passengers with ease. Efficient crew welcomed all . Sunny day and Eric did his best to actually sail, highly recommend for a low key , pleasant sight seeing sail .
    Written July 22, 2024
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