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“entertaining and interesting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boston By Foot

Boston By Foot
Ranked #24 of 138 Tours in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Regularly scheduled walking tours that highlight Boston's rich history and architectural heritage. Private tours can be arranged at any time.
New York
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229 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“entertaining and interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

We were lucky enough to be able to tour Beacon hill and the North end with the guides from Boston by foot. The schedule was such that we had enough time for lunch in between these two tours.The guides are knowledgeable and truly love their City. They were able to answer just about any question having to do with the area of their expertise. They gave you a sense of what it was like as time progressed, not just what it is like today. Very nice, wish we had the time to take a few more tours but our vacation had to come to an end sometime.

Visited August 2013
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Seattle, WA
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“These folks obviously love what they're doing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I went on two walks with these folks last week and if I were here longer I'm sure I'd do all of them. A lot of tours suffer from guides who are a bit bored just reciting the same patter over and over again, but such was not the case with these people. Even though both of my tours covered virtually the same territory, the tours themselves were literally different as night and day (literally because one was The Dark Side of Boston, an evening tour, and the other was a day tour).

Tours can vary greatly in size depending on the weather or the time of day, but if you do get a smaller group, just take that as an added opportunity to pester the guides with additional questions!

Visited August 2013
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Milford, Connecticut
1 review
“Boston by Foot Literary Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

My husband and I recently took the literary walking tour, and it was fantastic! Our guide was well informed, funny, and could answer any question thrown at him. The pace was leisurely, and the tour lasted about an hour and a half. It was by far our favorite thing that we did while in Boston.

Visited August 2013
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Topsfield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Reinventing Boston A City Engineered”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

My wife & I are no strangers to Boston. Both of us having worked there many years we decided to take this tour to discover the evolution of the city. The tours leave from the steaming Kettle on Government Center plaza. Only the 2 of us showed up for this particular tour I thought they might cancel but no we left on schedule. Another guide that does a different tour joined us. Our Guide Tom was very knowledgeable and pointed out landmarks. Landmarks we had passed many times without a clue that they were there or what they represented were explained and we came away with a much clearer understanding of the many ways Boston has changed since its founding. Our tag along guide added a some details from the tours she leads. We will be taking other Boston by Foot tours in the future.

Visited August 2013
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South Carolina
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best tour, lots more included than architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Varied buildings including Victorian and Phillip Johnson. Cultural, historical info included. Even a brief sit down for an organ practice. Too many people on our tour but guide handled it well. We did the Back Bay tour. Definitely for adults though our teen did ok.

Visited August 2013
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