Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Boston, MA, 02066
Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, 02152
28 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210
306 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02210
1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110
ItineraryEach 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.Stop At: • Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MA 02110-3600 • Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Massachusetts Bay, Scituate, MA • Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston, MA 02110 • HarborWalk, Harborwalk, Boston, MA 02128 • New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3309
Visit: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027Join the Sons and Daughters of Liberty and relive the night of December 16, 1773. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is an interactive, guided experience where you will be a part of the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution. Board 18th-century replica sailing ships brig Beaver and Eleanor, and join the countrymen in tossing the tea into the sea! View the only known surviving tea chest from that fateful night, the Robinson Tea Chest. Transport back in time while viewing the multi-sensory film "Let it Begin Here", where you will be a part of Paul Revere's midnight ride and be placed into the battle where the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired. Complete your experience with a stop in Abigail's Tea Room at the end of your tour to enjoy some tea time.MUSEUM CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DAY
Stop At: North End, Boston, MA 02109All Food & Drink Tours start in the North End. The North End is Boston's oldest neighborhood, first settled in 1630. Today, this area is affectionately known as Little Italy, and is home to some of the City's very best restaurants, pizzerias and bakeries. From here, walk to historic Long Wharf to catch a scenic Ferry Ride across Boston Harbor!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Charlestown Navy Yard, First Ave., Boston, MA 02129-4520The Charlestown Navy Yard is home to the USS Constitution, the only "floating site" on Boston's Freedom Trail. Hear the story of how this famous War Ship earned it's nickname - "Old Ironsides".Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Bunker Hill Monument, Monument Square Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129Bunker Hill is the site of the 1st major battle of the American Revolution. Dr. Joseph Warren died in the waning moments of this historic battle. Hear the story behind that famous military command - "Don't fire til you see the whites of their eyes!"Stop At: Warren Tavern, 2 Pleasant Street, Boston, MAHoist a beer (or wine, or soda!) under the very same roof as George Washington, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and Dr. Joseph Warren - the taverns namesake. This historic tavern was built in 1780!Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702The Old State House is the oldest standing public building in the Eastern US. The circle of cobblestones in front of this historical landmark commemorate the 1st bloodshed of the American Revolution - the Boston Massacre.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604After your return Ferry Ride from Charlestown, explore the Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market area. Faneuil Hall (aka the "Cradle of Liberty") has always been the central marketplace for Boston, and still is today. Hear the story of wealthy merchant, Peter Faneuil, who built this at his own expense in 1742.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Bell In Hand Tavern, 45 Union St # 55, Boston, MA 02108-2409The last tavern stop (includes one drink and snacks) will be at either the Green Dragon aka "Headquarters of the Revolution" or the Bell in Hand aka "America's Oldest Tavern".Duration: 45 minutesStop At: North End, Boston, MA 02109This Fun & Unique walking tour finishes back in Boston's North End for cannoli from a famous North End bakery!Duration: 15 minutesSample Menu • Tavern Snacks - Enjoy a snack (and one drink!) at both of TWO Historic Tavern visits.
ItineraryBoston Hop On Hop Off TourRoute Duration: 2 hoursStops on the Boston Hop On Hop Off Tour:200 Atlantic Ave - Stop #1: Faneuil Hall. Stop #1 is our primary staging and ticketing area, located at 200 Atlantic Avenue, directly on the end of the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. Stop # 1 is also directly across the street from Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and immediately next door to Christopher Columbus Park.561 Commercial Street - Stop #2: Historic North End. Stop #2 is at 561 Commercial Street, in front of the Steriti Ice Rink. Stand at the bus stop located at the corner of Commercial Street and Hull Street. It is located about two blocks east from the Charlestown Bridge. 4 Constellation Wharf - Stop #3: USS Constitution and Museum. Stop #3 is located directly in front of Gate #1 at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The driveway and Gate #1 are just off of Constitution Road, one block down from the cross street of Chelsea Street.135 Causeway St - Stop #4: North Station / TD Garden. Stop #4 is on the Westbound side of Causeway Street at Portal Park in front of the Bobby Orr Statue (hockey player). Diagonally across the street is a restaurant called Tavern on the Square.4 State St - Stop #5: Downtown Crossing / Historic District. Stop #5 is on State Street, directly across from the Old State House Museum. The trolley picks up at the glass bus shelter that's on the brick plaza across the street from the Old State House.70 Charles St - Stop #7: Beacon Hill / Antique Row. Stop #7 is located on Charles Street at the corner of Mount Vernon. The Tatte Bakery and Café is on that corner and a Peet’s Coffee Shop is directly across the street.84 Beacon St - Stop #8: Cheers Bar. The trolley picks up directly in front of Cheers, near the corner of Brimmer.40 Dalton St - Stop #9: Prudential Center / Skywalk Observatory. Stop #9 is located between the Hilton entrance and the USPS mailbox.120 MA-9 - Stop #10: Christian Science Plaza / Symphony Hall. Stop #10 is located directly in front of the Colonnade Hotel, at 120 Huntington Avenue, near the corner of West Newton Street. The stop is directly across the street from the Shops at Prudential Center, and diagonally across from the Christian Science Center plaza.110 Huntington Ave - Stop #11: Copley Place Mall. Stop #11 In front of the Marriott Copley Place Hotel. The trolley stops at the traffic light at the exit of the Marriott Copley Place Carriage Way.Boylston Street & Clarendon Street - Stop #12: Copley Square / Trinity Church. Stop #12 is on Boylston Street on the north side of Trinity at the bus shelter near the Phillips Brooks Statue.Charles Street South & Boylston Street - Stop #13: Trolley Stop Store / Welcome Center. Stop #13 is located at the corner of Charles Street South and Boylston, directly across from the Boston Common, and diagonally across from the Boston Public Garden. The trolley pulls in directly in front of our souvenir shop called The Trolley Stop.Beacon Street & Park Street - Stop #14: Beacon Hill / Boston Common. Stop #14 is located at the top of Beacon Hill, directly across from the Massachusetts State House, and on same side of the street as the Boston Common. There is a large outdoor sculpture near the corner of Park Street. The trolley pulls in next to the large granite staircase just before the monument.313 Congress St - Stop #15: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Stop #15 is located between the MBTA bus stop signs, directly in front of 313 Congress Street. It is located exactly opposite the Congress Street entrance to the Children Museum.245 Summer Street - Stop #16: South Station. Stop #16 is located at the MBTA bus shelter, in front of 245 Summer Street. People arriving in Boston at South Station should be sure they exit South Station on the Summer Street side and walk to their right 75 feet to the MBTA bus shelter at 245 Summer.Black Falcon Avenue - Stop #17a: Massport/Black Falcon Cruise Ship Terminal. Exit the cruise terminal, turn left and go to the end of the parking lot; you'll see a white tent there.Boston Fish Pier - Stop #18: Boston Fish Pier. Stop #18 is located in the Seaport District on Seaport Blvd. at the western corner of the entrance to the Boston Fish Pier directly across from D Street.Attractions on the Boston Hop On Hop Off Tour:Faneuil Hall Marketplace / New England Aquarium / Old North Church & Historic Site / Charlestown Navy Yard / Bunker Hill Monument / TD Garden / Boston Massacre Site / Old South Meeting House / Old State House / Boston Common / Prudential Center / Skywalk Observatory / the Christian Science Plaza / Symphony Hall / Copley Place / Copley Square / Trinity Church / Boston Public Library / Freedom Trail / Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum / Boston Children's MuseumOperates: The Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour - named one of the best hop-on, hop-off tours in the world by Forbes - is the easiest way to get around town!Take advantage of discounted admission at area attractions, see the city at your own pace with unlimited rides, and enjoy a flexible route that features 18 stops throughout town.Hop on the Old Town Trolley at any of its stops and take a seat while your engaging guide and narrator regales you with entertaining and educational anecdotes about Boston's past. Get to know Boston's iconic institutions and roam its lively districts, from the waterfront to the Back Bay.Route stops include:• New England Aquarium and Faneuil Hall Marketplace• Historic North End and Little Italy• USS Constitution and Charlestown Navy Yard• Old State House Museum• Cheers "The Original"• Cambridge, MIT, and Harvard Square• Charles Street and Antique Row• Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum• Liberty WharfTrolleys depart every 30 minutes. Each loop lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Visit: New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3309Let your imagination swim wild! Marvel at the bustling penguin colony and soak in views of the spectacular four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with more than 1,000 animals. Plus, don’t miss seals, sea lions, and the hands-on shark and ray touch tank during your unforgettable Aquarium adventure!Duration: 4 hoursVisit: Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114-1099Just imagine getting up close and personal with a 65-million-year-old Triceratops fossil, witnessing an indoor lightning storm and taking a journey inside the human body. With 700 interactive exhibits, exciting temporary exhibitions, daily presentations, and live animals, there is something for everyone! Create, experiment and have fun at the Museum of Science!Duration: 4 hoursVisit: Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138-2932Spark your curiosity about the wonders of the natural world at Harvard University’s most-visited attraction. The Harvard Museum of Natural History is located steps from historic Harvard Yard and offers sixteen galleries, including the world-famous Blaschka Glass Flowers, thousands of rare minerals and sparkling gemstones, dinosaurs, whales, and hundreds of wildlife specimens from around the world.Duration: 3 hoursVisit: Boston Harbor City Cruises, 1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02210, USAA 60-minute Historic Harbor CruiseDuration: 2 hoursVisit: Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121-3255Explore 72 acres of wildlife habitat in Boston’s historic Franklin Park.Duration: 4 hours