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Boston Guided Tours

The famous city of Boston has so much to offer its visitors in the way of attractions and activities that it's no wonder tourists are initially bewildered upon arrival. But have no fear, there are plenty of tour operators to help find a tour that suits your interests and needs in Boston. Look out for hop-on hop-off trolley tours, or during the fall months take a trip to explore the beautiful New England fall foliage and check out the iconic lighthouses that pepper this stretch of coast. A trip to Cape Cod is a must for Kennedy fans, while a whale watching tour is unmissable. After a long day of sightseeing, top it all off with a sunset dinner cruise from Boston's famous harbour. With all these options and so many more, there's a tour out there for you.


Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


Boston Whale Watching Cruise

Looking for a whale watch that requires less travel time, offers the most comfortable ride available and gives you more time viewing some of the world's most magnificent creatures? Look no further! Here is Boston's ONLY 3-Hour Whale Watch on a high-speed catamaran. They will get you to and from the whales in half the time, which allows you more time to watch the whales.You'll visit Stellwagen Bank, the East Coast's most famous whale watching destination. Stellwagen's heavy concentration of humpback, finback, and minke whales guarantees an adventure filled with opportunities to view and learn about whales as they frolic in their natural habitat. Each Boston Whale Watching Cruise is narrated and guided by a naturalist from the noted Whale Center of New England (WCNE). The WCNE has been studying the whales of New England for more than 20 years and its members are recognized worldwide as authorities on whales.One of the whales you're likely to spot during a Boston Whale Watching Cruise is the humpback. These Northern hemisphere humpbacks reach an average length of 50 feet, and a weight of about 37 tons! Sadly, they're also among the most endangered, and its estimated that only 8 percent of their original population remains.With the data collected on each cruise, WCNE is able to further the understanding of whales and their world. And, their presence on board ensures that your whale watch will be an exciting and educational trip.Whale sightings on every whale watch. If you do not see a whale on your trip, you will receive a free ticket for a future Boston Whale Watching Cruise.The catamarans feature 3 outside decks for optimum viewing capability. Inside you will find climate controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, tables, state-of-the-art audio-visual, and a galley offering snacks and beverages for purchase. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Go Boston™ Card

Explore Boston your own way with the flexible Go Boston Card. Do as much or as little sightseeing as you like, at your own pace while saving precious vacation dollars. Receive free admission to popular Boston attractions, and enjoy discounts on shopping and dining around town.Choose free entry to over 70 unique attractions and tours in Boston and its surrounds, then let your Go Boston Card do the rest. You'll receive discounts and special offers on shopping, dining and activities, plus a 148-page guidebook to help you plan your Boston vacation.The Go Boston Card leaves you in control, allowing you to have the best, customized experience possible. The Go Boston Card is available for one, two, three, five or seven days. You may visit as many attractions as you like in one day, but you are limited to visiting each attraction only once per day.See 'Itinerary' below for full list of included attractions. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Discover Boston at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of Boston at your own pace.The Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour is the easiest way to get around town. You can hop on and off at any of the 17 stops as often as you like. Trolleys depart every 20 or 30 minutes (depending on the season).Admission to the Old State House MuseumShow your Old Town Trolley Ticket (after voucher exchange) and receive free admission to the Old State House, Boston's preeminent historical museum. The museum's collection includes authentic artifacts chronicling Boston's history, all housed within the oldest surviving public building in Boston. The Old State House Museum is conveniently located at Trolley Stop #5.Special Offer - Price displayed currently includes a discount of 5% off the recommended retail price - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Fall Foliage Spectacular Tour from Boston

Enjoy the spectacular New England countryside as the leaves turn a multitude of colors during the fall season. A pleasant afternoon tour of foliage display is capped by a stop at a native orchard for apples and cider.Experience the gently rolling New England countryside, awash with the colors of Indian Summer. Travel past quiet ponds and ancient farms, weathered roadside taverns and sturdy colonial churches. Enjoy a hot Yankee style lunch at a quaint New England tavern nestled in the heart of the mountains (cost is additional).Finish your afternoon with a visit to a native orchard where apples are grown and local (non-alcoholic) cider is made. Pickup and drop off from selected Boston and Cambridge hotels.This tour is seasonal and operates from September to October Click here to find out more about this deal!


Boston Duck Tour

Water is no barrier for a duck, why should it be for you? A Boston Duck Tour is a wonderful way to get a great look at Boston on land and water. See all the major landmarks and hear the history of the city as you tour Boston in a renovated World War II amphibious vehicle.You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tour! The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of their legendary tour ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. Then you're off on a journey like you've never had before.You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the Fleet Center, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city.And just when you think you've seen it all, there's more. It's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else.So take the ride of your life. Hop on a Boston Duck Tour! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

Join other adventure seekers and become an apprentice grave digger on an entertaining tour through the darker side of Boston. A scary, fun and informative frightseeing experience that is truly one of a kind.Step aboard the trolley of the doomed and join your host, a 17th-century grave digger, cursed with a sentence of eternal damnation. This wretched creature is doomed to travel the streets of Boston and relay the stories of the unfortunate souls he encountered and the macabre events he had been witness to during his purgatory.Hear about Boston's most sinister characters - from the Angel of Death to the king of all killers - the Boston Strangler. Learn about all the haunts that call the "Hub" their home. But that's not all! Step inside two of the oldest burying grounds in Boston for a walking tour you will never forget. Learn the significance of much of the imagery found in these 17th century burial grounds and the famous and not so famous (but even more interesting) occupants therein.Visit Copp's Hill Burying Ground in the North End, nestled atop the tallest point in one of Boston's oldest historic districts. Here you will visit the final resting place of Cotton Mather, a man famous for his "intimate" involvement with the Salem Witch Trials. Then to the Granary Burying Ground where you will visit the final resting places of many of the famous heroes of the American Revolution including John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams.Remember that half of the tour is walking, so comfortable shoes are recommended (so you don't become "dead" on your feet)!Special Offer - Price displayed currently includes a discount of 5% off the recommended retail price - BOOK NOW! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Boston Dinner Cruise

For the ultimate in elegance, you can't go past this three-hour dinner cruise on Boston's famous harbor. Enjoy fine dining, award-winning wines, and entertainment perfectly suited to the evening. Sit and relax as you listen to the music or take a stroll on the decks of Boston's premier dining ship as the city floats on by.Step Aboard...As you are boarding, the ship's photographer records the moment for your entire party. The Captain and crew greet you as you step onto the ship. Step inside your deck, the hostess will greet you and escort you to your private table where your wait staff will introduce themselves and give you the opportunity to decide for yourself how to pace your service. Serving begins.Explore and enjoy...From each of her three climate-controlled dining decks to the Observation deck, Boston Dinner Cruise offers a singularly unique setting that begs to be explored. Understated art-deco accents. Enticing dance floors. And a distinctive atmosphere reminiscent of the classic ocean liners. Be sure to visit the Captain's bridge, open to all passengers throughout most of the cruise.Indulge your senses...A menu of creative seasonal hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, entrees and desserts is prepared fresh, on board daily - complemented perfectly by an excellent wine list.Dance...Enjoy high-energy dance bands Soul Poets and Upbeat. Soul Poets is a five-piece band and Upbeat is a four-piece band, each offering something for every one, from Motown to disco, from 80's ballads to swing, and from Latin to jazz standardsTake home a memory...Return, hours later. Relaxed. Refreshed. As you depart, you'll find your Souvenir photo ready for purchase. Click here to find out more about this deal!


New England Seacoast

Take the opportunity to view the unique scenery of the New England coast. Travel north through Boston and its "North Shore" communities, making your first stop at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Time for a light snack here on your own. Your second stop will be along the rocky coast of Maine, where you will view the famous "Nubble Light" lighthouse in York.Soak up the beauty of the Maine coast as you head toward Kennebunk Village and Kennebunkport. Kennebunk's tree-lined streets are showcases of 18th and 19th century architecture built by merchants and sea captains. You will then view former President Bush's summer home from Walker Point. Return to Kennebunkport for 2 hours of shopping and lunch on your own at the many quaint shops and eateries in the village.This tour is seasonal and only operates from June to October Click here to find out more about this deal!


Cape Cod Excursion

Cruise across the Cape Cod Canal and enter a world of sand dunes and salty beaches. Stop in Hyannisport to visit the JFK memorial, and join in a fully narrated sightseeing harbor cruise, which offers the best possible view of the Kennedy Compound.Time is provided for lunch (on your own) either before or after the cruise. Then spend the rest of your day sightseeing and shopping in quaint seaside villages along the Cape.This tour is seasonal and only operates from June to September Click here to find out more about this deal!


Boston CityPass

Most famous attractions at one amazing low price with plenty of time to see it all! And with a leisurely nine days to use all of the tickets, you can take everything in on a weekend break or take your time to visit these world famous attractions! See the Skywalk Observatory, New England Aquarium, Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Science.CityPass is the best deal in Beantown containing actual tickets to these premier attractions: New England Aquarium John F. Kennedy Library and Museum or Harvard Museum of Natural History Museum of Fine Arts Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center Museum of Science CityPass has done all the work so you can save time and money. Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information, such as hours of operation, transportation information, contact information and insiders' tips so you can get the most out of your vacation- yet it is so compact it will fit into your back pocket. It's all you need to see the best of Boston!Save up to USD$34 on five attractions with one CityPass - that's a 45% savings, plus, you won't wait in long ticket lines! Click here to find out more about this deal!