206 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02109
Boston, Boston, MA, 02108
There’s so much more to Boston’s Freedom Trail than just the famous locations highlighted in every brochure and guidebook. Join a local guide to hear the tales and learn about the people that made Boston one of the most important cities in American history! From the perspective of the Bostonians behind the infamous Boston Tea Party to the story of James Otis and his immortal line “No taxation without representation” at Faneuil Hall, you’ll be amazed at what your school history books didn’t tell you. Hear about how an unknown artist influenced the story of the Boston Massacre and discover which of our Founding Fathers attended the very first public school in the country. Your guide will fill you in on accounts of daily life for Revolution-era Bostonians, and what conditions were like for the British soldiers camping on Boston Common. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a surprise local treat, so you’ll have plenty of energy to enjoy your time with us through the stories of the Freedom Trail!
Your history tour begins with a drive out of Boston to the very site where the American Revolution began. At Lexington Battle Green, you’ll hear about the events leading up to the first shots fired in the war for American independence. From here, we’ll explore other sites linked to military engagements that took place along “Battle Road”, from historic taverns to bronze statues commemorating American patriots at Minute Man National Historical Park. Other sites of interest on our Lexington and Concord tour include the 1775 replica of Old North Bridge as well as a number of places linked not to war but the early American literary world. We’ll visit Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, where the author penned her classic Little Women, and the nature preserve that inspired Henry David Thoreau to put his solitary thoughts down in Walden. We’ll have a chance to make a tour stop at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, final resting place of other renowned writers, before a scenic drive back to the city.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cape Ann, Cape Ann, MassachusettsDrive along Boston’s North Shore to Cape Ann: Visit several of the Cape’s quaint towns, including Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport.Enjoy time to explore each of their idyllic main streets and enjoy lunch in one of the towns, at a place of your guide’s recommendation. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Salem, Salem, MassachusettsContinue on to historic Salem, where you’ll have time to explore the town made famous by the Witch Trials of the 1690’s. On your way back to Boston, visit in Marblehead – where the US Navy is alleged to have begun. Duration: 3 hours
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: John J Smith House, 86 Pinckney St, Boston, MA 02108, USAYou'll learn how the underground operated and stop by the John J Smith House and you'll learn about his station on the underground railroad and the people he helped. Pass By: 83 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114, USAAfter hearing more about Harriet Tubman's life the tour takes you to 83 Phillips Street, the former home of John Sweat Rock and his many firsts in history. Pass By: 66 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114, USAYou'll stop by the station master Lewis Hayden's home and hear the stories of how he bravely saved countless runaways at this home here in Beacon Hill. Pass By: 28 Grove St, Boston, MA 02114, USAOnce home to Leonard Grime, a conductor on the underground railroad. Pass By: 40 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114, USAThe Old Temperance Boarding House, a stop on the underground railroad. Pass By: 41 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114, USAThe old Phillips School was once here, this was the first integrated school in Boston and also had the first African American teacher to teach at an integrated school. Pass By: The Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114-3711The tour takes you past the historic Vilna Shul, the oldest immigrant synagogue in Boston, and tells the story of the Jewish Community that helped on the underground railroad. Pass By: 2 Phillips St, Boston, MA 02114, USAThis was once the house of John Coburn and his gaming house. And as you guessed it, John was a station master. Pass By: Irving Street, Irving St, Boston, MA 02114, USAThe tour stops by the abolitionist Charles Sumner's Birthplace.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: North End, Boston, MA 02109Your North End to the Freedom Trail combines our North End Food Tour and our History and Highlights Tour to make up a brilliant half day tour that will give you a comprehensive introduction to our fair city. We will begin at the lifeblood of Boston, the Boston Harbor with a walk through a scenic waterfront park. We’ll make our way to the heart of the North End, with views of some of the most historic sites. Tasty food is never far away in the North End. Your guide will introduce you to a small, hidden Italian bakery serving up fresh bread daily. A proper Italian salumeria is next, where you’ll have a chance to enjoy some Italian meats and cheeses. Next up, we’ll take in the energy of the North End’s busiest corridor, Hanover Street, where it’s time for a mid-tour break with your guide at a traditional Italian café. Stop At: Old North Church & Historic Site, 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123You’ll hear stories about some of the most influential events that happened in Boston, including Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride. We will make our way to the Old North Church and step inside the hallowed walls. The Old North Church is closed until the beginning of April. During this time, we will not be able to visit inside the church, but we will stop outside of it. Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Rose Kennedy Greenway, JFK Surface Road, Boston, MA 02111A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and then we’ll cap off the North End food experience with samples of the best Italian pastries along the back streets of this delicious neighborhood. Continue on with your guide beyond the North End neighborhood for a leisurely stroll through some of Boston’s best markets and green spaces. You’ll begin the second part of your journey back at the Aquarium “T” Station where we’ll meet more members of the group. From the Harbor, we’ll continue past the Rose Kennedy Greenway.Pass By: Marriott's Custom House, 3 McKinley Sq, Boston, MA 02109-2609See State Street and the historic Custom House Tower, the city’s first skyscraper. Pass By: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604Then, your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.Pass By: Quincy Market, 206 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109-6201In downtown BostonPass By: Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702We will stop in front of the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. Was it really a massacre or maybe just great propaganda for the Revolution? Pass By: Downtown Crossing, Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111A short trek through Downtown Crossing Stop At: Old City Hall, 45 School St, Boston, MA 02108-3206A short trek through Downtown Crossing brings you to Old City Hall. This beautiful building, done in French Revivalist architecture, was the seat of city government for years in Boston. It also happens to be the site of the birth of public education in America. You'll definitely want to have your guide snap your picture with the bronze donkey outside the entrance.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099On most weekdays (government hours only!) you have a chance to see the government at work inside the inspiring, historic, and beautiful Massachusetts State House, designed and built by famous federalist architect Charles Bulfinch in 1798. Outside the State House, take in the views of modern Boston, including the skyscrapers of Downtown, the Financial District, and the tallest building in New England: The John Hancock Tower. We continue our journey through Beacon Hill, where you’ll have a chance to take in the quintessential architecture of Boston’s red brick row houses. Pass By: Boston Public Garden, 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4602Finally, we’ll arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden, one of Boston’s favorite green spaces, where you’ll see locals walking the dogs, playing with the kids and enjoying lunch in the shade.
This is a one way Private Car Service to or From Boston Logan Airport. Professional Chauffeur will pick you at the " LIMOS area" upon your arrival or from your hotel and drop you off at your destination in Boston within a 5 mile radius or at the airport. Chauffeurs arrives usually about 15 minutes before pick up time.