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Boston Public Library Tours and Tickets

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The Boston Public Library was founded in the mid-19th century and serves millions of Bostonians annually. This sizable public library is the second largest in the US—next to the Library of Congress—and its original Copley Square branch includes two landmark buildings, the Bates Hall reading room, and cafés where you can grab a pick-me-up.

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700 Boylston Street, Boston , Massachusetts
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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River
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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River

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Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Then splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the city by boat. Learn all about Boston's history and landmarks as you go.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Private City Tour

Boston Private City Tour

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Discover the best of Boston and see the sights that interest you most on this half-day tour. Board your private vehicle along with your group and explore key landmarks in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. See Harvard University, Fenway Park, the Boston Public Library, Beacon Hill, and much more while listening to commentary from your driver about Boston’s history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston City View Bicycle Tour by Urban AdvenTours

Boston City View Bicycle Tour by Urban AdvenTours

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Discover Boston’s top attractions on this comprehensive guided bike tour around the city. See the unique character and charm of each community up close, like the beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End. Visit Boston’s historic North End and pedal past Copley Square and Fenway Park. Cross the Freedom Trail, passing significant locations to United States history.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$68.00
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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay

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Travel back in time through the early years of American history during this guided walking tour of Boston’s famous Freedom Trail and its most iconic landmarks. Relive the events of the American Revolution as you pass Faneuil Hall, see the Old and New State Houses, and visit the setting of the infamous Boston Massacre. Then head downtown past Boston Common and the modern John Hancock Tower, finishing in Copley Square. A professional guide joins your trip to help add context.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Summer Nights Tour
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Boston Summer Nights Tour

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Enjoy Beantown at night-time on Boston's only sunset tour on the Old Town Trolley! Relax and enjoy all that Boston has to offer on this unique evening tour. Witness history come to life, as soft music and lively narration set the stage for a beautiful sunset over the Charles River. Take in the picturesque views of one of the most historic cities in America!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Disembark your ship and take a short walk from Cruiseport Boston to explore the best the city has to offer—a hop-on hop-off tour of Beantown. Visit Boston’s top attractions on a loop around town. Get to know the city, on your own, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail
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Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail

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Explore elegant neighborhoods, historic streets, and American landmarks on a Boston walking tour from the Back Bay to Beacon Hill and downtown portions of the Freedom Trail. Learn about Boston’s history and culture as you stroll brownstone-lined avenues and walk the shady paths of the Boston Public Garden. Step into Boston’s Revolutionary history in the churches, cemeteries, and battlegrounds of the American struggle for independence.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Self-Guided Audio Tour

Boston Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Boston Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location; skip the content that doesn't interest you, and listen longer to content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. Audio guide can be listened online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with. • It is one of the best options with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions. No worries, we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
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Boston's Emerald Necklace Guided Bicycle Tour
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Boston's Emerald Necklace Guided Bicycle Tour

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Discover Boston’s fall beauty on this guided, 4-hour, small-group bike tour around the North End of the city. Explore the historic Emerald Necklace, a 1,100-acre chain of parks linked by parkways and waterways in Boston and Brookline. Visit the shaded boulevard on Commonwealth Avenue, the shores of Jamaica Pond, and the popular, winding paths of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Also, see the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston’s newest public park; the famous Charles River Esplanade; the Boston Common and Public Garden and much more.
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  • 4 hours
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Boston Scavenger Hunt: Boston Parks & Works of Art

Boston Scavenger Hunt: Boston Parks & Works of Art

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Explore Boston’s cultural landmarks on this independent scavenger hunt. Download the app and play the game at your own pace and your own time. Learn about Boston’s history and cultural heritage as you and your teammates take on different interactive roles within the game. Answer trivia questions and solve puzzles while you visit Copley Square, the Boston Opera House, and more.
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  • 2 hours
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Boston Back Bay Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Boston Back Bay Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Boston Scavenger Hunt: Back Bay & Beyond

Boston Scavenger Hunt: Back Bay & Beyond

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Explore the leafy streets and historic brownstones of Boston’s Back Bay on this independent scavenger hunt. Play with a team or against them as you solve puzzles and follow clues that take you through the area, including Copley Square and the South End. Go at your own pace and navigate the Back Bay with the guidance of the scavenger hunt app.
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  • 2 hours
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Historical Boston:

Historical Boston: "The Record Breaker" Exploration Game

Learn about Boston’s rich history and its standing in the U.S history of being “first in the nation” to build and enact many things. You’ll see the architecturally beautiful Public Library, historic State House, lush Boston Common, and many more iconic firsts. See the first and architecturally beautiful Boston Public Library and learn about the first state constitution in the United States, discover where Alexander Graham Bell first used the telephone. Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions. As you answer the questions, solve the challenge, or guess the answer, the secret story of each place is unlocked. The city game will take you about 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete, but there’s no time limit which will allow you to go at your own pace. Just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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