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Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

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Experience the best of Boston with Tour-in-Four, a private four-hour walking and driving city tour. This incredible tour offers a perfect balance between walking and driving, allowing you to explore the city without getting tired. Take a leisurely stroll through the historic North End, indulge in delicious pastries from a famous pastry shop, and visit iconic landmarks like the Old North Church and Paul Revere's house. Discover fascinating stories at Copp's Hill Burial Ground, including the infamous "Spite House" and the Great Molasses Flood. Explore the USS Constitution and climb up Bunker Hill, where the first organized battle of the Revolutionary War took place. Ride through Downtown, Beacon Hill, The Back Bay, Fenway, and Cambridge to see Harvard and MIT. Immerse yourself in Boston's rich history and experience the vibrant energy of this 21st-century city. Don't miss out on this unforgettable tour!

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Not Included
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Stroll through the historic North End
  • Visit the USS Constitution
  • Go up Bunker Hill
  • Ride through Downtown, Beacon Hill, and Fenway
  • Learn all about our history
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

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Introduction

Tour-in-Four is a private four-hour walking and driving city tour that offers an immersive and comprehensive experience of Boston's rich history and vibrant culture. Designed for those who want a mix of exploration on foot and comfortable transportation, this tour provides a perfect balance.

What to expect?

During the Tour-in-Four, participants can expect to delve into the fascinating history of Boston while visiting iconic landmarks and hidden gems. The tour begins with a leisurely stroll through the historic North End, where visitors can indulge in delicious treats from renowned pastry shops. Explore the Old North Church and Paul Revere's house, gaining insights into the city's revolutionary past. Discover Copp's Hill Burial Ground and hear captivating stories about the "Spite House," the infamous "Brink's Job" robbery, and the Great Molasses Flood. Next, the tour takes you to the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat. Ascend Bunker Hill, where the first organized battle of the Revolutionary War occurred, and learn about the triumphs and losses that shaped the nation. Marvel at the stunning architecture of Downtown, Beacon Hill, and the Back Bay, while also venturing to Cambridge to visit prestigious institutions like Harvard and MIT.

Who is this for?

Tour-in-Four is designed for curious travelers who want a comprehensive, yet manageable, exploration of Boston. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a culture lover, or simply seeking an exciting adventure, this tour caters to a wide range of interests. It is suitable for families, couples, or solo travelers who want to experience the best of Boston in just half a day.

Why book this?

Tour-in-Four stands out from other tours with its unique blend of walking and driving experiences. This personalized tour allows you to cover a significant portion of the city while also having the opportunity to immerse yourself in the streets of Boston on foot. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you'll gain insights into the city's history and discover hidden stories that make Boston such a captivating destination. The convenience of private transportation, bottled water, and an air-conditioned vehicle ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience throughout the tour.

Good to know

It's important to note that Tour-in-Four is priced per group, making it an ideal choice for families or small groups of friends. The tour provides bottled water to keep you refreshed during your exploration. The itinerary includes a visit to Granary Burying Ground, the city's third-oldest cemetery, where notable patriots from the Revolutionary War era rest. The tour start time can be confirmed after completing the booking, and weekday tours during the school year start after 2:30 PM.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced Tour-in-Four have praised its comprehensive itinerary and knowledgeable guides. Many have commended the seamless combination of walking and driving, allowing them to see the entire city in just four hours. Visitors have expressed appreciation for the in-depth historical insights provided at each stop, making the tour both educational and entertaining. Overall, guests have reported high levels of satisfaction with the Tour-in-Four experience, describing it as a must-do activity for anyone visiting Boston.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Boston

We will see all of Boston's best attractions, history and more on this customized tour.

Cambridge

See Harvard, MIT and more as we travel through Cambridge.

USS Constitution

(Pass by)

USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat and was first launched in 1797 from the North End of Boston.

Bunker Hill Monument

(Pass by)

The Bunker Hill Monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was among the first major battles between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War, fought on June 17, 1775. It has 294 steps to the top!

TD Garden

(Pass by)

Affectionately called "The Garden" this is the home to the Boston Bruins hockey team and the Boston Celtics basketball team.

North End

The North End, Boston’s Little Italy, is a maze of narrow streets with some of the city’s oldest buildings. Along the Freedom Trail, we will pass historic sites like the 1680 Paul Revere House and the Old North Church, which played a key role at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Italian restaurants, coffeehouses, pastry shops and old-school delis pack the area, especially on lively Hanover Street.

Old North Church & Historic Site

This historic church helped launch the American Revolution! Located along the Freedom Trail, the Old North Church & Historic Site was founded in 1723 and is the oldest standing church in the City of Boston, made famous by Paul Revere’s midnight ride and, “One if by land, two if by sea.”

Admission Not Included

Boston Common

(Pass by)

Boston Common is the oldest public park in the United States dating from 1634. It is the site of many historically significant events and is home to the oldest subway station in the Western Hemisphere.

Boston Public Garden

(Pass by)

The Public Garden is the first public botanical garden in America founded in 1837 and is home the world famous Swan Boats since 1877.

Old State House

(Pass by)

The Old State House was built in 1713, it was the seat of the Massachusetts General Court until 1798, and is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States. It is also the site of the Boston Massacre as well as many notable historic events.

Back Bay

(Pass by)

The Back Bay neighborhood is most famous for its rows of Victorian brownstone homes—considered one of the best preserved examples of 19th-century urban design in the United States. Newbury Street is a fashionable shopping destination and Boylston Street is the where the Boston Marathon finishes each year. In Copley Square you will find such great architecturally significant buildings such as Trinity Church, Old South Church and the Boston Public Library which is the oldest free-lending library in the United States.

The Paul Revere House

The Paul Revere House, built c.1680, was the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution.

Admission Not Included

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

(Pass by)

MIT The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge. Founded in 1861, it has played a key role in the development of many aspects of modern science, engineering, mathematics, and technology, and is widely known for its innovation and

Harvard University

(Pass by)

Harvard University is a private Ivy League university that was established in 1636 making it the oldest college in America. Its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities in the world.

Cambridge Common

(Pass by)

Cambridge is a separate city, located across the Charles River, from Boston founded in 1631 and is home to many great institutes of higher education , diverse neighborhood and hundreds of life-sciences companies.

Beacon Hill

(Pass by)

Beacon Hill is an architectural gem, a historic neighborhood that got its beginnings in the early 17th century. Federal-style rowhouses, narrow gaslit streets and brick sidewalks adorn this neighborhood, which is generally regarded as one of the more desirable and expensive in Boston. Stately buildings and cobblestone alleys make it one of the city's best known neighborhoods which is home to past and present notable figures.

Fenway Park

(Pass by)

Fenway Park is the home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team and is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. It is located in an area known as the Back Bay-Fens or Fenway neighborhood which is a parkland that was established in 1879 by Frederick Law Olmsted to serve as a link in the Emerald Necklace park system.

Granary Burying Ground

(Pass by)

Granary Burying Ground is the city's third-oldest cemetery, founded in 1660. It is the final resting place for many notable Revolutionary War-era patriots, including Paul Revere, the five victims of the Boston Massacre, and three signers of the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Robert Treat Paine.

Reviews

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G3332UUmichaelt

It’s so nice to have a true local share the city they love. We enjoyed 4 hours plus of history, architecture, culture and all the little nuances that you only get with a a local. Worth the time and investment!

Sightseer783809

We had one day in Boston on a 13 day cruise and Neal made this port and tour our favorite. So much history told by an intelligent and amusing guide, brought old Boston to life. Neal gave us the real history and he has visual aids too, which helped greatly for some of us to see the growth of Boston. I highly recommend this tour if you love history, food, sports (Fenway park) and so much more. I was fascinated by the underground highway. We’ve already planned for next year, as there is so much more to see. We loved our tour and thank you Neal for some great memories!

F1187XXjuliec

Neal did an amazing job showing us around Boston’s Hot Spots. The fact that he was a history teacher made it even better. If you can only do one tour, this is the one I would recommend.

Chumbucket

We wanted a comprehensive private tour of Boston for first time visitors, preferably from a local. We got everything we’d hoped for from Neal (plus an excellent knowledge of history and even a sense of humor!).

Eric_W

Neil Roberts, our driver, was terrific. He has a wealth of knowledge giving tours for over 30 years and adds humor to the day as well. Ready to cater to your individual needs.

511jerseygirl1965

Top notch tour!! Highly recommend, especially for groups traveling with various ages/walking ability. You can customize to your needs /wants and Neal is knowledgable on all things Boston as a life long resident AND former History teacher! His vehicle was perfect for our group and all 5 of us rated it a 5 star experience!!

John_K

Neal was a great guide - informative - courteous - humorous and considerate. In four hours we saw all the sights of Boston and enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to have a fun time seeing and getting familiar with all the Boston neighborhoods, landmarks and history.

katmac2006

This tour was SO worth the price! Neal was an amazing guide…I can’t imagine seeing more sights in one day. His history and commentary were excellent. His stories and sense of humor were entertaining. His van was clean and comfortable. I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour. With Neal as your tour guide you will not be disappointed.

frankcard

Neal is really knowledgeable and very accommodating. Our tour was like a virtual history lesson and we learned some surprising and interesting things that you just won’t find in history textbooks or guide books. We really got a feel for Boston and all it has to offer past, present and future. Neil took us to our lunch destination of choice and waiting patiently while we grabbed a quick bite. If you want more than just a surface level knowledge of Boston, you know…the basic tourist level plain vanilla info, then I recommend touring with Neal. His van is the perfect sight seeing vehicle with great sight lines, big windows and very comfortable. Great experience overall.

Inspiration776260

My mother is a history buff approaching 90 years-old and she had never been to Boston! We booked a tour with Neal so she could see the highlights without strugglng to keep up with a public tour, and I'm so glad we did. Neal took us on a custom tour with just the right mix of walking and driving. We saw everything we wanted to see and much more, thanks to Neal's expertise in the area and his attention to our interests. We took a deep dive into Boston's and our country's history, and enjoyed iconic neighborhoods that miraculously survived Boston's growth and development. I'm sure the Duck boat captains and costumed guides are great, but Neal is a gifted teacher and master storyteller. He is an astute, thoughtful guide and we are grateful to him for making Mom's introduction to Boston so fabulous.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-15 23:06