Boston History & Highlights Small Group Walking Tour 13 reviews
Boston, United States

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
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Stop At: Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MA 02110

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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rose Kennedy Greenway, JFK Surface Road, Boston, MA 02111

From the harbor, we’ll continue past the Rose Kennedy Greenway, State Street and the historic Custom House Tower, the city’s first skyscraper.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604

Then, your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Quincy Market, 4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109-6201

And then your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Downtown Crossing, Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

A short trek through Downtown Crossing and past the Old City Hall

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Old City Hall, 45 School St, Boston, MA 02108-3206

Moving into the heart of Downtown Boston, we will stop in front of the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. Was it really a massacre or maybe just great propaganda for the Revolution? Ask your expert guide about that one!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: King's Chapel Burial Ground, Tremont Street King's Chapel, Boston, MA

Then you will go 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).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: King's Chapel, 58 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108-3201

Whenever possible, your guide takes you inside, to see the first church in the US to have a pipe organ. If we’re lucky, we might just get to hear it being played.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Boston Tours, 60 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114-2030

Somewhere along the way during this tour, you’ll have a chance to rest your legs and enjoy a chat with your guide.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099

On most weekdays (government hours only!) you have a chance to see the government at work 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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Between Beacon St and Cambridge St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108

We continue our journey through Beacon Hill, where you’ll have a chance to take in the quintessential architecture of Boston’s red brick row houses. Get out your cameras – this neighborhood is one of the most photogenic in the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Boston Public Garden, 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4602

Finally, we arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden, one of Boston’s favorite green spaces, where you’ll see locals walking the dogs, playing with the kids, and enjoying lunch in the shade. Your guide will point you in the right direction, and will help with any and all recommendations for great things to do in Boston that evening and beyond.

Duration: 15 minutes

Activity Details
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.
Departure & Return
Departure Point222 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA Departure Time1:00 PM
Return4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
What's Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A surprise local treat
  • Entry/Admission - Boston Tours
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews

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  • In June we did a Boston History and Highlights Small Group Walking Tour with Tim Mitchell. We were very fortunate to have gotten Tim as our tour guide. The breadth and depth of his knowledge is very impressive. Tim connected so many parts of history to events happening today, how our Constitution was formed, the intimate and detailed personal history of many of our Founders, the sparks of the Revolution, details of many of the significant characters involved in the Revolution. So much of this knowledge must have been obtained by doing his own extensive research. Simply impressive.

    His enthusiasm for the subject and the fact that his energy was still there even near the end of the tour. In fact he seemed to become more energized the more we went.

    Although we had some others on the tour who contributed to the discussion and feel of the tour, it in no way detracted from Tim’s excellent tour. Overall a great tour and an excellent guide, by far the best tour we have ever been on. We are going on a Mediterranean tour soon, I wonder if Tim could meet us there? Lol. Thanks so much Tim, your tour filled in a lot of blank spots in our knowledge of American history.

  • Sully was awesome! I shared with us a ton of interesting information. He was kind and personable! We enjoyed everything we saw!

  • Beacon Hill was super cool with gas lamps along the streets. Also the Memorial to the Black Civil war Brigade that fought so valiantly was impressive.

  • Tim was an excellent tour guide. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history of Boston. The weather was gorgeous and the walk was all worthwhile.

  • This was a truly magnificent tour! Bob was great--knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. We learned a lot, and had a wonderful time. The best part of the tour (though it is difficult to choose) was seeing the State House, and getting to go onto the Governor's Balcony--very cool!

  • 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. We had Connor as our tour guide and he was really passionate about the city and showed us cool sights and inside stories you wouldnt learn without a knowledgeable guide.

  • Tour guide was great! Small group made it even nicer. My daughter and I had a wonderful time. Would definitely recommend.

  • this walking tour was excellent our guide Bob was brillant knowledgeable funny he had the lot we cant recommend him highly enough . the small group we had the pleasure to be with were great,and the stop of for a little drink was great fun and got us all chatting

  • This tour offered a nice blend of historical and current day facts about Boston and its development. We followed portions of the freedom trail and we visited a number of the historic sites. The tour was made all the more memorable by our guide, Bob, who brought his own personal approach to the job. He was interesting and answered questions as we walked along. By the end, I felt as though I was among a group of friends. I would definitely take a tour with Urban Adventure and Bob again.

  • The guide was very informative. We enjoyed the break the tour had at a local pub to sit down and discuss sights. The guide was very attentive and careful to make sure we stayed safe. We also enjoyed the tour of the State House and the governor's office.

  • We enjoyed the tour very much. It gave us a good overview and hit most of the city’s most famous highlights. Our guide showed us a lot and was very engaging. The walk lasted longer than we expected and we loved that there was a break at a pub, beverage included. I would have rated it a five if there had been more emphasis on the pre-revolutionary events in Boston and their importance in the history of the founding of the country.

  • Sully did a good job showing us Long Wharf, old City Hall, and other Revolutionary War sites. He earned points with our group by hosting us to coffee on a cold day.

  • A walking foot tour that was more running than walking. If you have ANY mobility issues, this is not the tour for you....lots of stairs

  • The guide was not very knowledgeable. She was stating the facts that can be read in any book or google. The information on the history was very limited.

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