Tours you can take to see BostonRecommended tours of Boston, by land, sea or on foot
Boston is a very walkable city and you can find things to do in many areas. In fact, there are a number of unique and different ways to tour Boston, that include everything from plain old walking tours, 'hop-on/hop-off' Trolley tours, Boat tours, chauffeured Brewery tours, Stadium tours, Food tours, Segway Tours, and many more.
We've highlighted a few of our favorites for you here:
1. Boston Duck Tours
These fun amphibious vehicles provide truly one-of-a-kind summer tours of downtown Boston. The fun begins as soon as you board your 'DUCK', an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle.
Your tour starts on land, but you'll splashdown into the Charles River for some scenic views by 'sea' as well.
As the city of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about this unique and wonderful city.
2. Freedom Trail Tours
Walk into Boston history on the Freedom Trail! You can choose to follow this famous red-bricked trail through the city on your own, or, you can join a Colonial guide dressed in old fashioned garb as he or she takes you on a 90-minute walking tour of The Freedom Trail, from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market.
There are 16 historical stops on the 2.5 mile trail and you can follow custom by starting at the Boston Common, or shake things up a bit, and begin at the Bunker Hill Monument. Either way, you'll get to see some pretty interesting venues, and if you play your cards right, you can include a quick ferry ride between Charlestown and Atlantic Wharf.
Boston Pizza Tours
This is a fun and unique Boston food (PIZZA!) tour with Colonial & Revolutionary history mixed in. Come hungry for Boston's tastiest tour! Boston Pizza & North End Tours are great for kids & adults of all ages.
Boston PhotoWalk Tours
A visit to Boston can be turned into art through your photographs. Bring your camera and imagination, and embark on a fun photographic journey with PhotoWalks Boston! Even if you are not a photographer, learn how to capture Boston's natural beauty and charm in your pictures - the ultimate souvenir.
Photo Credit: Saba Alhadi
Boston Segway Tours
Boston Trolley Tours
Ghosts and Gravestones Tours
Fenway Park Tours
Tour the home of the Boston Red Sox! The tour of Fenway provides fans with a behind-the-scenes look at America's most beloved ballpark. (All areas are subject to availability). Tours of the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, include the press box and broadcast booths; the new Red Sox Hall of Fame Club presented by Volvo; the .406 Club; the Dugout Seats; and Pesky's Pole.
Best for ages 4 and up. Tours leave from the Souvenir Store across Jersey (Yawkey) Way hourly seven days a week.
Boston Brewery Tours
For the 21+ set, a brewery tour can be a great outing. Witness how each brew is created and taste some of the best beers around. Boston brewery tours feature over 17 local brewery tours including Samual Adams, Downeast Cider and Boston Beer Works to name just a few. There are 3 public tour options as well as some private tour options. Tours require 4 participants to run and last between 3.5 - 5 hours dependong on which one you choose.
The Original Brew Tour (5 hours) offers guests the ultimate all-inclusive Boston craft beer experience! Explore historic Boston breweries while also discovering the wonders of the new, most innovative craft breweries to join the Boston beer scene. Revel in beer knowledge, great food, comfortable transportation, and lots of delicious beer!
Boston Harbor Cruise Tours
From whale watching cruises, harbor sightseeing tours, and fast ferries to functions, private charters, and entertainment, you'll find it all aboard Boston Harbor Cruises. Tours can range from a short ferry ride across the harbor to Charlestown; an hour ride out to George's Island, or a 3 hour whale watch tour.
Additionally, you can check out the Lighthouse Cruises, or take a high-speed catamaran to P-town on Cape Cod, or to Block Island, R.I.
Boston Public Market Tours
An indoor, year round marketplace where residents and visitors can find fresh, seasonal food from 40 New England farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs. Dine-in or shop for produce, meat and poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, bread and baked goods, beverages, and speciality and prepared foods. Visit for kids activities, cooking demos, classes, events, and fresh food all year long.
Take a free, one hour, guided tour of the Boston Public Market to learn about our unique story, explore the space, and meet the makers who grow, catch, brew, raise, cultivate, bake, ferment, cook, and harvest their food.
Tours are typically offered Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10am and 11am. Tours can accommodate 20 people maximum. Larger groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis and should contact us in advance for scheduling.
Please email [email protected] to confirm availability.
Boch Center Tours
Visit the historic Boch Center Wang Theatre and take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Boston’s most prominent landmarks and Performing Arts Centers. Available Daily from 10-5pm every hour on the hour.
Learn about the theatre’s architectural highlights and unique history – from its hotel roots and glamorous days as a movie “cathedral”, to today’s role as an impressive venue for performances and events.
Stand on the stage graced by Ella Fitzgerald, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Queen, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli and more! Located on Tremont Street in the heart of Boston's Theatre District, this is a theatre tour that you will not forget.
As we mentioned earlier, there are lots things to do and see in Boston - and you can tour the city in many unique ways. Try a new way the next time you visit and you will get an entirely new perspective on the city.