Brush up on your Boston knowledge.
We call this tour "Boston for Beginners" because it is a wonderful introduction to the history and culture of one of America's most famous cities. Whether it's been awhile since your last trip to Boston, or it's your first visit, this is the tour for you!
This tour includes:
- Private guide
- Freedom Trail
- Old State House
- Parker House
- Old Granary Burying Ground
- Boston Common
- Public Garden
- State House
- Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
- Beacon Hill
- Old North Church
- Paul Revere's House
- Faneuil Hall
- USS Constitution
- Bunker Hill
Trace the roots of independence in Boston. Explore the Freedom Trail and 235 years of history. Start at the Old State House where the Declaration of Independence was first read in Boston on July 18, 1776 and has been read every July 4th since then.
We'll then continue past The Parker House--home of Boston Cream Pie, Parker House Rolls, and where John Kennedy proposed to Jackie--to the Old Granary Burying Ground, past Boston Common and the Public Garden, where we'll see the Swan Boats. We'll pass the State House with its magnificent gold dome and stop at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial. We'll go through Beacon Hill, one of the most exclusive residential areas of Boston, including Senator Kerry's home.
Next, we're off to the North End where we'll see the Old North Church, the famous location for the hanging of the lanterns indicating the approach of the British and the ride of Paul Revere. Passing Mike’s pastry shop, famous for Italian pastry of all kinds and one of President Clinton's favorite stops, we'll proceed to Paul Revere’s House.
Our next stop will be Faneuil Hall (also known as Quincy Market), where there's an enticing variety of shops, pushcart vendors, cafes, and more. Local merchants and entrepreneurs are the marketplace’s key attractions, and shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts and specialty items here is always an adventure.
After our stop at Faneuil Hall, we'll see the USS Constitution. Nicknamed “Old Ironsides,” this is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel that is still afloat. We'll also visit Bunker Hill before heading back to the cruise ship pier.
- The cost of meals/food is not included. Cold bottled water, hand sanitizer, and tissues are available for your comfort.
- This is a private tour. ShoreTrips does not combine passengers from different parties for this tour.
- Please note that the Swan Boats are removed on October 1 and the USS Constitution is closed on Mondays.
Days offered: 7 days a week