Walk, Ride the Waves or Relax on Wheels in Boston

Explore all that Boston has to offer from land or sea. A walkable city, Boston tours are often on foot, allowing you to get up close and personal with the past that makes Boston so special. Add Boston's unique location along the Atlantic, and with a river running through it, giving visitors the ability to utilize these waterways to see all that contributes to the beauty of Boston.  

Those who prefer to be active while exploring should make time to walk the Freedom Trail in its entirety. This walkable tour has a map permanently imprinted along the city streets and sidewalks, letting visitors roam the trail, guide free if they choose, without fear of ever getting lost.

For those who want to take to the water there are quite a few tours and excursions just for you. Quack your way around the city streets before plunging into the Charles River on a Duck Tour where an amphibious vehicle that will give you an overview of historical sites as well as an amazing view of the city all the while having fun. 

If you'd rather man your own vessel, book a tour on Boston Mini Speedboats where you'll captain you're vehicle and fly out of the harbor for a look at the city from the sea. 

Whatever tour or excursions you choose, the 10best will bring Boston sites, culture and past to life. 

Bully Boy Distillers
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Bully Boy Distillers is an inner city manufacturing facility that offers tours you can book ahead on their website. Owned by brothers Will and Dave Willis you'll find a lot of love in this family brand that focuses on recycling their waste by...  Read More



Taza chocolate is a local brand with a large following. Sold in many retail locations, Taza's fame comes from the high quality of the stone ground, organic chocolate that is guaranteed to impress in every bite. Get behind the scenes at Taza...  Read More



Take your tour to a new level by doing it on a bike at Urban AdvenTours. These environmentally friendly tours keep your heart rate up while you participate in a guided tour. Bicycle rentals are available for those who don't have their own, and...  Read More



Boston's only 3-hour Whale Watch departs from the Harbor for a 3 hour tour on super fast, super comfortable catamarans. Cutting down on time getting to the whales and allowing you more time to check them out. With 3 exterior viewing decks,...  Read More

Boston Mini Speedboats
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Hop aboard a Boston Mini Speed Boat Tour and be the captain of your own boat. This sightseeing tour mixes with a fast flying adventure to get your heart rate up and your adrenaline pumping as you fly around Boston Harbor on your very own boat....  Read More



Learn about Harvard's 400 year history from costumed guides who will entertain as they purvey the little know details of Harvard's past as well as some of the silly stories that make Harvard unique. Lacking an affiliation with Harvard, you'll...  Read More



The Boston Harbor Islands are unique part of the National Park system. 12 ready to explore islands offer a variety of activities for an active island adventure like checking out historic sites, spotting wildlife, taking a hike, getting in the...  Read More

Outside the City


Plimoth Plantation attracts quite a few visitors, and for good reason, this living history "museum" brings 17th Century America life. See what day to day living was like for the Pilgrims and meet the Native Americans they met upon arrival....  Read More



Board a WWII-style amphibious landing vehicle, and get ready for a thrilling ride that's sure to make a splash. Adults and children of all ages will love learning about Beantown from a knowledgeable "ConDUCKtor" who will spout off quacks...  Read More



Starting at the Boston Common, The Freedom Trail can easily be picked up at any point along the way, and done solo. The Freedom Trail offers historical insight into the city and its surroundings giving you one tour that offers a lot of...  Read More


Meet Jessica Polizzotti

Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

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