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“Best Day in Boston”

Boston Private Tours - Day Tours
Ranked #5 of 156 Shopping in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We provide great Private Tours using sedans,SUV,vans, Limo or buses. Our guides are all Local,mature and well-educated. We can meet you at your hotel, or the airport or at the Cruise-ship pier. Private Tours are a great way to see hilly Boston, in particular, because with our smaller vehicles,we have access to the "off the beaten" track neighborhoods and to the "hidden Boston" which you cannot see from a tour trolley or bus ( which are prohibited entry to residential areas of this 400 year old city), including our "Little Italy" and the 3rd largest Chinatown in the USA. Tours can be tailor made to meet most requests, and we can take you to see where Americas Revolution began in Lexington, and Concord,visit homes of authors,see Walden Pond and Harvard University ( which Gen. Washington borrowed to use as Americas first army base 1775 ), visit botanical or horticultural gardens and cemeteries, view interesting architecture, colleges ( more than 100 colleges/universities in Greater Boston !), Also Fenway Park, the Cheers Bar, site of 1st World Series, Freedom Trail and much,much more. Also, we provide private tours to Salem, the "Witch City" and to Newport,RI, coastal Maine,Cape Cod and Autumn foliage tours to Southern NH and Vermont. We love School group tours, half our guides have teaching certificates, several are published authors, and former National Park Guides, also,we accommodate handicapped visitors. Fees are reasonable. We also provide limited, long duration ,New England and the islands, overnight tours as well,please inquire.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 30, 2013

I just visited Boston with my 84-year old mother and my sister-in-law, who is still recovering from a car accident that resulted in a hip replacement. We had one day to see everything we possible could and for obvious reasons walking tours or hopping on and off a trolley were just not options. We had a private tour with Declan as our guide and I couldn’t have planned anything better. We say everything we wanted to see; some things we didn’t know that we wanted to see, but are so glad we did and best off all never had to walk a great distance or look for a parking spot! In addition, we had a delightful lunch at a very old tavern – we would never have found on our own. I can’t say enough good things about this agency. It was worth every penny spent and it allowed me to mark one more thing off Mom’s “bucket list.”

4  Thank Teresa VanCleve W
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

I had a two groups use Boston Private Tours on separate days and both tours were outstanding. My company hosted a conference in Boston where we also plan a spouse event for the significant others of our clients. The spouse event included a private tour with Declan as their tour guide and they had the best time. The group started out small but quickly grew after more spouses became interested in touring Boston privately. Due to the size, Michelle (the person in charge of booking the tours) had to quickly accommodate us by hiring a private bus for our growing group. I didn't get a chance to provide adequate notice and thought the whole tour might not have taken place because Boston Private Tours did not have the capacity on their shuttle, but Michelle turned it all of that around quickly. The spouses were able to tour around the entire city of Boston receiving inside information from Declan about the rich history of the city. They made frequent stops that included the Isabella Gardner Museum and fine dining in Little Italy. Declan stayed with the group the entire time, even refusing to eat anything after being offered by our group. He is a first class guide who really cares about his work and it shows by the way he conducts his tours. The spouses could not stop talking about how much fun they had when they returned from their excursion, and that made me feel great about using Boston Private Tours. So much so that we used them again during the conference for a private walking tour for 30 of our clients 2 days after the spouse event.
I spoke with Michelle and she was absolutely awesome. Not only did she provide a reasonable price but she more than accommodated my group. Declan was also the tour guide for the walking tour and did a phenomenal job! He only had 2 hours and was able to cover so much ground. He loves his job so much that even after the tour time was up, he offered to go longer. If our group had more time they would have taken him up on his offer but we all had to head to the airport so it wasn't possible.

I would absolutely recommend Boston Private Tours again. Declan and Michelle are very trustworthy and I absolutely loved providing them my business.

1  Thank Ira J
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

My company was interested in entertaining an Executive Candidate we were looking to hire whose flight back to Malaysia was severely delayed to the most recent snowstorm. On VERY short notice, I did some internet research on group and private tours and decided to call Boston Private Tours based on the overwhelming positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I spoke with MIchelle over the phone and told her my situation and she asked that I give her a few minutes to check availability since the tour was to be in just over 12 hours from our call. Michelle called me back and confirmed availability within minutes. End result- our client (prospective employee) was treated to a fully customized, one-on-one tour of Boston at a VERY reasonable price. He LOVED it and found it informational and fun to be able to ask personalized questions during the course of the tour (something he wouldn't have experienced with a big group tour). I highly recommend Boston Private Tours for personal or business use and will be using them again when we want to give clients or candidates red carpet treatment in the future.

1  Thank Suren77
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

My daughter and I recently spent 5 days in Boston for her 5 th grade project. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made Revolutionary War Boston come to life! They were great in identifying what concepts/sights were top of mind for us. We learned the historical significance and many stories only a subject matter expert would know. We spent 6 amazing hours in Boston, Lexington and Concord. A plus all the way and worth the investment! Canned tours can't touch this company!

2  Thank Heidi R
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We have always wanted to see and experience Boston and its surrounding historical sites. The question was how to do that. Fortunately we found Boston Private Tours and Bill! Bill is a retired teacher who loves the history which surrounds him from one end of Massachusetts to the other. He discovered we were elementary teachers and immediately assigned the guide who had an extensive background in children’s books and history of the area we wanted to explore.
We spent the day with our guide, were delighted with the massive amount of information given us and thoroughly enjoyed the sights we saw as we were toured. This was an experience we will long remember!
Thank you Boston Private Tours!

1  Thank 2012Pam
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