Boston, Massachusetts

Hailed as the "Cradle of American Independence," Boston brims with heritage landmarks and cultural attractions that tell the story of our country's fascinating history. Boston was America's first great city and has been described as the "Athens of America." Today this vibrant city combines historic districts with revitalized urban centers. To make the most of your visit, embark on a comprehensive guided drive by motorcoach or trolley, or take the iconic "Duck" tour showcasing the Public Gardens and picture-perfect Copley Square. Follow the Freedom Trail along three of the most historic miles in the country and see the site of the Boston Tea Party. Trace the route of Paul Revere's famous ride, and stand on the bridge where minutemen fired "the shot heard 'round the world." Venture into Lexington and Concord for more icons of the American Revolution, or head to Salem to explore the dark past at the Salem Witch Museum. Get an education at Harvard Square, touch "Fisk Pole" at Fenway Park, and top it all off with a bowl of "Boston Chowda" at Quincy Marketplace.

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Points of Interest

  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace
  • Public Garden
  • Newbury Street
  • Freedom Trail
  • North End
  • Lexington & Concord
  • Harvard Square
  • Salem

More about Boston, Massachusetts Points of Interest

  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace

    This Georgian building and marketplace has played an integral role in the life of Boston residents for over 250 years and is considered one of America's most famous shopping and dining experiences.

  • Public Garden

    The first botanical gardens in the country, this oasis in the heart of the city is home to a majestic monument of George Washington and the famous swan boats, which grace the waters of the lagoon.

  • Newbury Street

    An eclectic collection of 19th-century brownstones, upscale boutiques, sidewalk cafes and trendy galleries line this enchanting street, situated in the historic Back Bay section of the city.

  • Freedom Trail

    Begin at Boston Common and follow in the footsteps of our forefathers on this 2.5-mile trail delineated by red bricks, highlighting 16 of Boston's most historical sites from the American Revolution.

  • North End

    Discover Boston's oldest residential neighborhood, also known as Little Italy. An epicurean wonder, its outdoor cafes, delicious gelato and Italian specialty stores tantalize the taste buds at every turn.

  • Lexington & Concord

    Visit the famous North Bridge, where "the shot heard 'round the world" began the American Revolution, and commemorate the influence these two influential towns had on America's quest for liberty.

  • Harvard Square

    Situated in the center of Cambridge, across from Harvard University, the area bustles with academia and activity. Stroll past cafes and shops, and watch the ubiquitous chess games played outdoors.

  • Salem

    Explore the dark past of the Salem witch trials when you tour this fascinating town rich in cultural and historical significance.

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Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

1.75 hours | Boston | B O S - 3 3 0
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace

A spine-tingling evening awaits when you board the "Trolley of the Doomed" and traverse the haunted streets of Boston in search of the city's darkest secrets, scariest sights and nearly 400-year-old burial grounds. Led by a 17th-century grave digger in full regalia, this "frightseeing" tour is a memorable way to experience the city's sordid past.

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Easy Boston Highlights Scenic Drive (Wheelchair Accessible)

2 hours | Boston | B O S - 1 0 1
  • Public Garden
  • Newbury Street
  • Freedom Trail
  • North End
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace

The content of this tour is identical to BOS-100. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, priority is given to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only; additional companions may be required to travel on the transportation provided for tour BOS-100.

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Easy Boston Highlights Scenic Drive

2 hours | Boston | B O S - 1 0 0
  • Public Garden
  • Newbury Street
  • Freedom Trail
  • North End
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace

Designed for guests who prefer little or no walking. Celebrate Boston's most treasured sights on a narrated driving tour of its historic districts, landmarks and revitalized urban center. Optional stop at Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace.

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Historic Boston & Cambridge Scenic Drive

3.75 hours | Boston | B O S - 3 0 5
  • Public Garden
  • Newbury Street
  • Freedom Trail
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace
  • North End
  • Harvard Square

Relive history on a tour of Boston and Cambridge's historical sites. Visit the Old North Church. Drive along a section of the Freedom Trail. Stroll through Harvard Square, and photograph Copley Square.

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Freedom Trail Walking Tour

3.5 hours | Boston | B O S - 4 7 0
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace
  • Freedom Trail

Celebrate Revolutionary Boston on a walking tour along part of the "Freedom Trail," a route that links 16 historical sites and covers two and a half centuries of American history.

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Hop On/Hop Off Trolley

1.75 hours | Boston | B O S - 1 3 0
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace
  • Newbury Street
  • Public Garden
  • North End

Perfect for independent travelers who enjoy seeing the sights on their own. Hop onboard the Old Town trolley tour that showcases the best of Boston with transport back to port.

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Shopping Opportunities, Easy Activity

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Duck Tour of Boston -- a Discovery Family Exclusive

1.75 hours | Boston | B O S - 6 0 0
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace
  • Public Garden
  • Newbury Street
  • Freedom Trail
  • North End

Enjoy the highlights of Boston by both land and sea via a replica World War II amphibious sightseeing vehicle called the "Boston Duck."
A Discovery Family Exclusive tour

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Fenway Park & Boston Highlights

3.5 hours | Boston | B O S - 2 1 0
  • Public Garden
  • Newbury Street

Perfect for Baseball fans, visit America's oldest and most beloved major league baseball stadium, Fenway Park. Includes a panoramic driving tour of Boston's historical highlights.

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Boston Highlights Scenic Drive & Harbor Cruise

3 hours | Boston | B O S - 6 0 5
  • Public Garden
  • Newbury Street
  • Freedom Trail
  • North End
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace

Explore Boston from two different perspectives: by land and by sea. Enjoy a relaxing, panoramic cruise along the city's Harbor. Then, experience the diverse neighborhoods and historic sights on a narrated transportation tour that includes part of the Freedom Trail, Public Garden, and a photo stop at Copley Square.

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Local Connections: Explore Harvard University with a Student – Created by Daniel Andrew

4.5 hours | Boston | B O S - 3 5 0
  • Harvard Square

A Harvard University student-led campus walking tour introduces the deep rich tapestry of this prestigious university's history, its culture, and quirks.

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Best of Boston: Harvard, Lexington, Concord & City Highlights

7.5 hours | Boston | B O S - 3 0 0
  • Public Garden
  • Newbury Street
  • Freedom Trail
  • North End
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace
  • Lexington & Concord
  • Harvard Square

Embark on a scenic guided tour with photo stops that highlights Boston's patriotic sites and the historic towns of Lexington and Concord. Visit Harvard Yard and the Old North Bridge. Lunch on your own at Quincy Market.

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The Boston Beer & Spirits Tour

3.5 hours | Boston | B O S - 2 7 0

Discover Boston's thriving craft brewing and distillery scene. Tour the famous Samuel Adams Brewery, then visit two additional regional breweries and craft spirit producers.

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Salem Witch History & Boston Highlights

7.5 hours | Boston | B O S - 1 1 0
  • Public Garden
  • Newbury Street
  • North End
  • Salem

Visit Salem, a town known for its 17th century fear of witchcraft and peruse the Salem Witch Museum. Lunch and shopping time on your own in Salem. Drive past the highlights of Boston to Copley Square and the Old North Church for a photo opportunity.

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Ultimate Boston with Exclusive Old North Church Visit

7.5 hours | Boston | B O S - 3 1 0
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Marketplace
  • Lexington & Concord
  • Harvard Square

Embark on a guided tour that highlights Boston's patriotic sites and the historic towns of Lexington and Concord. Visit Harvard Yard and the Old North Bridge. Engage in an exclusive Old North Church visit. Lunch on your own at Quincy Market.

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