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Boston: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

1. Boston: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Attractions

The Boston All-Inclusive Pass by Go City provides you access to over 40 of the area’s top activities, attractions, and tours for a single low price. Enjoy planning your own itinerary while saving up to 45% compared to the cost of individual attraction tickets. Choose a 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7-day pass and visit as many attractions as you like during that time. Take a Trolley Tour, visit the New England Aquarium, or explore the Museum of Science. These and many other options are included in the cost of your Boston All-Inclusive Pass. A free digital guide helps you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. Below, "(R)" means that reservations are required. Included attractions with your Boston All-Inclusive Pass: TOURS AND ACTIVITIES • Historic Sightseeing Cruise (Seasonal - April to October) • CityView Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Trolley Sightseeing Tour: 2-Day Ticket (Seasonal - April to November) • Fenway Park Tour • Swan Boats of Boston (Seasonal - April to September) • The Harvard Tour • Boston Movile Mile Walking Tour (Seasonal - April to October) (R) • Boston Bike Rental • Battle Green Tour • Hyannisport Harbor Cruise (Seasonal - May to October) • Cape Cod Canal Cruise (Seasonal - May to October) • Liberty Ride (Seasonal - April to October) • Boch Center Wang Theatre Tours MUSEUMS AND PLACES OF INTEREST • New England Aquarium • Old State House Museum & Old South Meeting House Combo Ticket • USS Constitution Museum • Museum of Science • Paul Revere House • Museum of Fine Arts • Salem Witch Museum (R) • Boston Children's Museum (R) • Harvard Museum of Natural History (R) • JFK Presidential Library and Museum • Plimoth Patuxet plus Mayflower II or Grist Mill Combo (Seasonal - April to November) • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston • Franklin Park Zoo • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum • Peabody Essex Museum • Institute of Contemporary Art • House of the Seven Gables • Buckman Tavern • Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology (R) • Otis House Museum • Concord Museum • Old Sturbridge Village • John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum (Seasonal - April to September)

Boston: 2.5-Hour City View Bike Tour

2. Boston: 2.5-Hour City View Bike Tour

The Urban AdvenTours Boston City View Bicycle Tour offers a classic ride for those looking to get a great overall introduction to the city. During the 2.5-hour tour you’ll get to know the city and find neighborhoods that you can explore in greater depth later. Discover the unique character and charm of each area you visit up close, in person, and only possible by bicycle. This comprehensive tour covers all of Boston’s best sites, including: • Historic Fenway Park • The Christian Science Center • Boston Common • The beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End • The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston’s newest public park • The Charles River Esplanade • The North End, Boston’s oldest residential, Italian neighborhood • Copley Square, where you’ll see the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and the John Hancock building Take advantage of a tour that includes an individually-fitted bike, helmet, water, and a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will lead you on your travels. The tour covers 10-12 miles, from the bustling streets of downtown to the serene bike paths along the Charles River.

From Boston: Guided Bike Tour of Cambridge

3. From Boston: Guided Bike Tour of Cambridge

Renowned as one of America’s most bicycle-friendly cities, experience the atmosphere and appeal of Cambridge during a 2.5-hour guided bike tour. Known as “Boston’s Left Bank,” Cambridge is a hotspot of the arts and home to MIT and Harvard University.  Begin this experience by meeting your  guide at the designated meeting point. Here pick up your helmet, water, and your bicycle or electric bike that will take you from Boston over the Charles River and into Cambridge.  From the cycling paths on the Charles River to the booming industry of Kendall Square, this tour shows you the most exciting and vibrant parts of Cambridge. You will visit some of Cambridge's most popular sites such as Harvard Square, The Stata Center, Longfellow Bridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Charles River with views of the Boston Skyline.

Boston: Back Bay History and Culture Private Walking Tour

4. Boston: Back Bay History and Culture Private Walking Tour

Community Impact: -We mindfully design our tours to explore areas on foot, thus doing our part to lessen our environmental impact -We are committed to a “360-degree view” of storytelling, featuring stories about under-represented groups, such as women, immigrants, and people of various ethnicities, ages, religions, and sexual orientations -During our visit to the Back Bay, we will provide recommendations and offer opportunities to patronize small and local businesses to help them continue to thrive against rising gentrification -Your guide will speak about the important role of Boston's green spaces, including Boston Public Garden and the entirety of the Emerald Necklace, which has directly improved air quality for Bostonians Summary: Meet your guide in the heart of the Back Bay, Copley Square, to start your unique Boston history and culture tour. Here, you’ll see the Boston Public Library, the first free public library in America, and go inside to discover beautiful artwork and an amazing Roman garden! Nearby, Trinity Church is an architectural delight that’s sure to impress anyone, architecture aficionado or not. One block away, we’ll experience the electric and eclectic Newbury Street – this is retail therapy at its finest! Our tour will include a stroll down this famous street, known as the best shopping district in all of Boston, to see the stores go from high-end to mainstream to downright funky. Your tour guide will also point out the beautiful facades of the Victorian-era homes of the Back Bay and learn how this trendy neighborhood earned its name. We’ll then take our Boston Back Bay tour over the picturesque Arthur Fiedler Footbridge and enjoy a walk along the Charles River and the Boston Esplanade, where you will get the best views of Boston. We’ll finish up our Boston history tour at America’s first public botanical garden, the Boston Public Garden. One of the most beautiful spots in Boston, the Public Garden is the perfect setting for a photo session. During the summer months, you might even want to take a ride on the world-famous Swan Boats! Year-round, you can always see one of the most beloved series of statues in Boston, the Make Way For Ducklings statues. From here, you can continue to enjoy the park’s nature and historic structures or head back into the heart of the Back Bay to indulge in shopping, dining, and more with the help of your guide’s local recommendations!

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What people are saying about Charles River Esplanade

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 350 reviews

This tour was great! The guides (we had three riding with us) had a lot of personality. They kept us safe, such as stopping traffic at certain intersections. They were very knowledgeable of the areas we went through and threw in some quirky facts along the way. The ride itself was easy... only one hill where I had to walk my bike up. The ride along the Charles River was so scenic! All in all, a wonderful, fun tour -- great guides, easy to handle bikes, and some exercise!

This was a great little deal. Although I was unable to go to some be aware that the Sam Adams tour is not at the tap room but further down south of Boston. Secondly the Witch museum in Salem is impossible to book during the last week of October I tried for three days at 5 am and could not get a time slot.

This was an excellent tour. Our guide Christopher was very insightful and created an enjoyable environment. He was knowledgeable at each of our stopping points and answered each of our questions! He gave my favorite tour during my time in Boston. I would do this tour again in the future!

Excellent tour with fun, knowledgeable, professional guides. If you're looking for something to do in Boston don't miss this bike tour. Pell and Austin are experienced bike riders and know their city's rich history. Two thumbs up. 10 out of 10 for sure.

Ive always said this is the best way to stretch your tourism dollar so many options!