Guided tour

Boston: 2-Hour Historic Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: Boston CityWalks
Guided tour

Boston: 2-Hour Historic Walking Tour

Activity provider: Boston CityWalks
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From US$ 45 per person

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Experience the best of Boston on a 2-hour guided walking tour. You’ll learn about the city’s history from its earliest days and see the striking 19th-century architecture and historic charm of Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, and Copley Square.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Discover the history and architecture around the Freedom Trail
  • See the homes and gaslit streets of Boston’s aristocratic Beacon Hill
  • Explore the beautiful 19th-century Back Bay area
Full description
This 2-hour Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay walking tour will give you just the right mix of history, architecture, and culture to bring Boston's personality alive.  During your 2-hour walk, see the Freedom Trail that runs from Faneuil Hall to the Boston Common. Check out the quirky, vibrant architecture and streets of the old city center. Wander among the cobblestone drives and gaslights of historic Beacon Hill and the Back Bay area, then check out the Public Garden and graceful Copley Square. Visit important sites such as Faneuil Hall, the Old and New State Houses, the Old South Meeting House, the Old Corner Bookstore, King's Chapel, the Old Granary Burial Ground, Louisburg Square, Newbury Street, the John Hancock Tower, Trinity Church, and the Boston Marathon Finish Line. There are also plenty more Boston hotspots that you'll get to discover on this guided walking tour! This small-group tour allows you to hear everything your guide is saying as you see Boston's highlights. Feel like part of the city as your guide shares facts, stories, and humor that reflect the quirky nature of Boston in its past and present.
  • Walking tour
  • Tour guide
  • Gratuity (optional)

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Meeting point

Corner of State and Congress Streets, across from the old State House (outside 28 State Street)

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  • Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the season. In warmer weather, it's a good idea to bring along bottled water. Water is generally also available on the tour route.
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4.7 /5

based on 68 reviews

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Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun with interesting stories and lesser known facts. Even though it was pouring rain he was cheerful and did the full tour. We learned a good bit and would recommend the tour to others. Good value for the price.

April 1, 2023

This tour was very comprehensive and more informational than another I’d taken from a different company last year. I would have liked a little more history specifically regarding the Freedom Trail, and it would’ve been nice if the tour started on the North End, although I realize the length would not be easy for some. Alan, our guide, was great. He was personable and quite pleasant in interactions. We appreciated the mid-tour restroom break as my friend was 5 months pregnant during our visit! I would take this tour again.

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April 1, 2023

Our guide, Alan, was great--casual, funny and friendly. He took the diverse needs of our group into consideration, engaged us with questions about what we did and didn't know and had an impressive knowledge of the many stops we made. He never looked at his watch and spent far more time than was scheduled.

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 21216