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Boston: Harborwalk and Tea Party Self-Guided Audio Tour

4.5 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Boston: Harborwalk and Tea Party Self-Guided Audio Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 8 per person

Immerse yourself in the history of Revolutionary America on a self-guided tour of the Boston Harborwalk.

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Valid 365 days
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Glimpse an actual blast from the past on the Boston Harborwalk
  • Discover the secret meetings of the Sons of Liberty and the rebellions of the colonial merchants
  • Explore iconic Boston Landmarks like the Northern Avenue Bridge and The Harbor Towers
Full description

Follow a scenic 1.5-mile walk along the Boston Harbor waterfront. Stroll between South Station and Long Wharf and immerse yourself in the rich stories of revolutionary America — from the secret meetings of the Sons of Liberty to the rebellions of the colonial merchants. Follow in the footsteps of Boston’s Tea Party revolutionaries, tea smugglers, and massive shipping unions — all while you look out upon the same Harbor that they once did.

Start your tour at one of Boston's most underappreciated marvels of architecture: South Station. Discover stories of the American Revolution, Boston Tea Party, and Sons of Liberty as you stroll along Boston’s scenic Harborwalk. With this self-guided audio tour, unearth tales of rebellion, sabotage, and intrigue surrounding the Founding Fathers. Explore the huge attraction that is partially built over the Harbor, allowing the aquarium access to the natural environment of Boston's Harbor. Finish your tour at one of Boston's most historic spots: Long Wharf. From colonial battles against the British to modern crowds of tourists, this Wharf remains a Boston hotspot. Enjoy the views and the history as you conclude your tour here.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour through the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at South Station, 700 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    5/5

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May 9, 2022

November 26, 2021

The tour was nice. But your couldn't leave the app to go into your camera to take pictures because you couldn't get back into the app to get the tour. And it was a one time log in which is not good. You should be able to go back and forth between different apps. We paid for the tour so we should she been able to have access all the time. We had to use my wife's phone for the tour and use the speaker which made it difficult to hear the narration since we both couldn't use our headphones.

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August 10, 2021

Product ID: 398535