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Boston Private Tours - Day Tours

Boston, MA 01740
+1 978-771-4471
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As a group of 6 we recently visited Boston for a day visit while on a Cruise ship. We engaged... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adelaide, Australia
Excellent tour of Boston, Lexington and Concord

Five of us took an all-day tour with Matt McDonald on Sept 26. Our cruise ship was in Boston for... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
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We provide great Private Tours using sedans,SUV,vans, Limo or buses. Our guides are all Local,mature and well-educated. We can meet you at your hotel, or the airport or at the Cruise-ship pier. Private Tours are a great way to see hilly Boston, in particular, because with our smaller vehicles,we have access to the "off the beaten" track neighborhoods and to the "hidden Boston" which you cannot see from a tour trolley or bus ( which are prohibited entry to residential areas of this 400 year old city), including our "Little Italy" and the 3rd largest Chinatown in the USA. Tours can be tailor made to meet most requests, and we can take you to see where Americas Revolution began in Lexington, and Concord,visit homes of authors,see Walden Pond and Harvard University ( which Gen. Washington borrowed to use as Americas first army base 1775 ), visit botanical or horticultural gardens and cemeteries, view interesting architecture, colleges ( more than 100 colleges/universities in Greater Boston !), Also Fenway Park, the Cheers Bar, site of 1st World Series, Freedom Trail and much,much more. Also, we provide private tours to Salem, the "Witch City" and to Newport,RI, coastal Maine,Cape Cod and Autumn foliage tours to Southern NH and Vermont. We love School group tours, half our guides have teaching certificates, several are published authors, and former National Park Guides, also,we accommodate handicapped visitors. Fees are reasonable. We also provide limited, long duration ,New England and the islands, overnight tours as well,please inquire.
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Boston, MA 01740
+1 978-771-4471
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a group of 6 we recently visited Boston for a day visit while on a Cruise ship. We engaged Boston Private tours as it seemed they had some great reviews. Our guide Dave was just fantastic. He showed us as much as could in...More

Thank dpk58
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Five of us took an all-day tour with Matt McDonald on Sept 26. Our cruise ship was in Boston for the day. The arrangements for the excursion and the instructions for meeting our guide all went smoothly. Matt was such a knowledgeable and personable guide,...More

Thank beancounter60
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

It was excellent informative and fun!) Great guide John! We did an extensive tour of the Yard with increasingly amounts of information including a great ghost story of Harvard just in time before Halloween!)

Thank IrinaBoston
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I am traveling with my husband, brother, and mom & dad who are both in a wheelchair. Going through the booking I advised I would have a wheelchair. Everything I received led me to believe they would pick up at port. When we arrived we...More

Thank Shelly P
Oldwarrior, General Manager at Boston Private Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for your review Shelly. Due to security practices at the pier we are not allowed at the terminal. This is inconvenient for some folks, we realize but it is for the protection of all and we do tell our clients this at booking...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Our family visited Boston and we wanted a tour we could handle in one day. Glad we picked this private tour. Dave was the driver and tour guide and was loaded with interesting information. We gave them an outline of the things we wanted to...More

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Had a excellent 4 hour tour around Boston with David, he was really nice and very knowledgeable about Boston and the surrounding areas. Visited MIT and Harvard terrific area to visit, the Science museum has a really interesting glass botanical exhibition. Would definitely recommend using...More

Thank BruceBruce13
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were four seniors wanting to do Boston for the day. I had talked to Michele a few times before we actually booked. She could have blown me off, but never did was as helpful the last as she was the first time we spoke....More

Thank gram33728
Reviewed 14 August 2017

David John was our tour guide and he was excellent! He was a wealth of historical info about the Freedom Trail, Harvard, Lexington & Concord. We had an amazing day and I would highly recommend Boston Private Tours. Ask for David to be your guide!

1  Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Boston Private tours hooked up my family with Sven. She entertained my family of 11 (including 5 teens) for four hours with history of Boston. She included many stories of people and places. She took us through Boston and Cambridge. By including a chocolate shop,...More

1  Thank 653swoods
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We arranged a day tour through Boston Private Tours and had an excellent experience!! Svenja was our tour director throughout the day and she was excellent! Super pleasant, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. We saw Boston, Lexington and Concord. What a memorable day...More

1  Thank Denise S
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10 July 2016|
Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but you can talk to Michelle at Boston Private Tours and she can answer that. The cost is not per person. We only had two but it would have been the same for four.
Clark D
23 June 2016|
Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
I asked the owner this exact question and she told me $50 would be more than appreciated.