Boston History & Highlights Walking Tour

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Boston History and Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

From USD 50.45

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Boston on foot with this small group walking tour. See highlights like Boston Harbor, Custom House Tower, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Market. Learn the true story behind the Boston Massacre, and if you’re lucky, get a glimpse of government in action at the Massachusetts State House. See Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail, and the lovely Boston Public Garden. Rest your legs and enjoy time with your local guide.
  • Join your local guide for a fun-filled journey on and off Boston’s famous Freedom Trail
  • Learn the modern impact of Boston’s most iconic historic sights
  • Explore some of the sights overlooked by many Boston visitors (and even locals!)
  • Take in the beauty of the architecture and quaintness of Beacon Hill
  • Enjoy a surprise local treat with your guide.
  • Pass by the city’s first skyscraper - Custom House Tower
  • Enjoy the stunning views from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
  • Take the photos of the Boston’s beautifully preserved iconic brick row houses
  • Learn about the Sons of Liberty and see where the Boston Tea Party took place
  • Discover the first bookstore in Boston
  • See the site of the first public school in America
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company.

What's Included

  • Friendly Local English-speaking guide
  • Pass by the city’s first skyscraper - Custom House Tower
  • Enjoy the stunning views from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
  • Take the photos of the Boston’s beautifully preserved iconic brick row houses
  • Learn about the Sons of Liberty and see where the Boston Tea Party took place
  • See the site of the first public school in America
  • Enjoy a surprise local treat
  • Additional food and drink
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Greenway Carousel
    191 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA

    The Greenway Carousel (Outside - Next to the Carousel entrance), 191 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02111

End point

  • 4 Charles St
    4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

What To Expect

Greenway Carousel

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rose Kennedy Greenway

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Quincy Market

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Downtown Crossing

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old City Hall

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

WeVenture Boston

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Massachusetts State House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Beacon Hill

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boston Public Garden

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

If you have ANY mobility issues, this is not the tour for you, lots of stairs
The weather was gorgeous and the walk was all worthwhile.
This was a great tour and the small group size really allows you to learn extra fun facts and get all of your questions answered.


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Whoa, just the Best walking tour!
Deb_P, Sept 2023
If you want to learn fun facts, serious facts, walk a lot and enjoy a friendly but not animated tour this is for you! Our guide was Allison, a former Bostonian she knows the city and history. As a bonus she also offers a great list of restaurants and things to do.
History and walking tour
alison_t, Sept 2023
Lot of walking and lot of information about history of the area and the times. The guide, Alex, knew his history well and included some interesting facts.
Bravo Boston!
Susan_F, Sept 2023
Nabil was an excellent guide, full of information and humor. This is a wonderful tour of the highlights of Boston. I’d highly recommend it.
Great tour of Freedom Trail and modern Boston
Marcel_J, Sept 2023
Great tour which combines Freedom Trail and modern Boston. Bob Hornstein was a great and knowledgeable tour guide.
Great walking tour of Boston.
Marion_F, Aug 2023
Luci was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. She made us all laugh, told great stories and provided us with a rich experience.
Brief Journey through Boston’s History
James_L, July 2023
Wonderful journey through American Revolution. Essential part of our trip to Boston. Our guide, Dylan, was knowledgeable and hospitable. Recommend this walking tour strongly.
Fun and Interesting
Monica_J, July 2023
Our guide Dillon gave us a great tour of Boston and the city highlights. Lots of history and fun facts. Highly recommend it!
Great tour.
Brenda_G, July 2023
Dillon was very knowledgeable and well spoken. He was very passionate and was able to answer all our questions.
Fun way to explore Boston
Erin_A, July 2023
Our guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. This was such a fun way to learn some history of Boston.
Freedom trail and uptown/downtown walking tour.
Greg_F, July 2023
The stories told by the tour guide were really good. I walked the route again to take more detailed photos.
Excellent tour
My family of four (including two older teenagers) really enjoyed this tour. Dillon was an excellent guide and provided the right amount of information for each site. He was good at holding everyone’s attention.
Guide was very knowledgeable and cute at his attempts at humor!
Kim_S, July 2023
The cemetery and the information from guide. The commons are beautiful and the walk was not too long.
Solid and easy
Charles_C, June 2023
It’s what it looks like. Walking tour may not be the best way to get all the Boston attractions (harbor, for example) but Adam was excellent and good humored and very responsive.
Truly enjoyable
Bonita_D, June 2023
Lena was engaging and knowledgeable. We loved her enthusiasm for Boston’s history. She is an asset to your team
stacie_f, June 2023
We were very excited about this tour but were ultimately quite disappointed. The walk and sites were great but this was too much of an opinion based highlight tour and not much verifiable history. We all felt it was was a culture narrative pointing out things that weren't of much interest to us but seemed to appeal to our college aged tour guide.
History refresh!
Susan_E, June 2023
The information given was interesting and I came away with a good understanding of the historical events that occurred in this area. Our guide Lucy did an excellent job and was able to answer any questions was had. I appreciate the written summary of the tour highlights we received afterwards.
Amazing experience you must have when visiting Boston!
Shelby_J, June 2023
Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and kind. He made sure to tell us everything he knew about all places we saw. We will absolutely be back!
Good experience
Maureen_S, June 2023
Pleasant and Knowledge tour guide. Received information that was not provided by other tours. Chose a very clean cafe with great selection for nice break
Downtown Boston Historical Tour
Helene_L, June 2023
Seeing Beacon Hill, Public Park, facts and information given by guide, granary cemetery. Mark, our guide was very knowledgeable and informative
Great Boston walking tour with business associates.
Paul_M, June 2023
Alex provided an informative and memorable tour of prominent historical Boston sites. His personal take on certain historical events was fun and interesting. Our group had a wonderful time. We even got the hear him sing some opera at the end.

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