Boston History & HighlightsOperated By: Urban Adventures Boston
Go beyond the Freedom Trail and experience modern Boston through the city's incredible history. From the iconic Boston Harbor, to the famous Freedom Trail, into the heart of beautiful Beacon Hill, join your local guide on an experience that promises to connect you to the Boston of old and new.
Boston History & Highlights Highlights
- Take in the beauty of the architecture and quaintness of Beacon Hill
- Learn the modern impact of Boston's most iconic historic sights
- Enjoy a beer with your guide inside one of their favorite neighborhood watering holes
- Join your local guide for a fun-filled journey on and off Boston's famous Freedom Trail
- Explore the inside of some of the sights overlooked by many Boston visitors (and even locals!)
Local English-speaking guide, and one beer (or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice).
Additional food and drink, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.
Ending point: Boston Public Garden (or nearby), 4 Charles St., Boston, MA 02116
Starting time: 1.00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting point: The Aquarium "T" Station (Outside, in front of the Long Wharf Entrance - Northeast Corner of State St. and Atlantic Ave.) 222 State Street, Boston, MA 02109. View on Google Maps.
Your experience begins at the Aquarium "T" Station on the historic Long Wharf, the focus of Boston Harbor, and the economic engine of Boston for most of its history. From the harbor, we continue past the Rose Kennedy Greenway, State Street, and the historic Custom House Tower, the city's first skyscraper. Then, your guide leads you toward the famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, which both boast stunning views.
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A short trek through Downtown Crossing and past the Old City Hall takes you to one of the most historic places in the country, King's Chapel Burial Ground (city's oldest burial ground) and King's Chapel (the first Anglican church in the country). Whenever possible, your guide takes you inside King's Chapel, the first church in the US to have a pipe organ. If we're lucky, we might just get to hear it being played.
Finally, we arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden, one of Boston's favorite green spaces, where you see locals walking the dogs, playing with the kids, and enjoying lunch in the shade. Your guide points you in the right direction, and helps with any and all recommendations for great things to do in Boston that evening and beyond.
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.
Somewhere along the way during this Boston walking tour, you have a chance to rest your legs and enjoy a refreshing local beer. Your guide chooses among some of the most historic, quirky, and hidden local bars and taverns in the area.
Additional Information: Entrance to the Massachusetts State House requires a government ID, and all guests must pass through metal detectors. The State House is open on weekdays only, and we will find alternate sites to visit on weekends.
Bob was a great tour guide. His enthusiasm for Boston and it's history and culture was great. He knows his stuff. We really liked the restaurants he recommended. Very Good. Even though Urban Adventures is just getting started in this market, Bob's an expert.
On most weekdays, you have a chance to see the government at work (or not) inside the inspiring, historic, and beautiful Massachusetts State House, designed and built by famous federalist architect Charles Bulfinch in 1798. Outside the State House, take in the views of modern Boston, including the skyscrapers of Downtown, the Financial District, and the tallest building in New England: The John Hancock Tower.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, and one beer (or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice).