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On Location Tours

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Address: Boston Common, Boston, MA 02108
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On Location Tours is a one-of-a kind sightseeing company specializing in TV...

On Location Tours is a one-of-a kind sightseeing company specializing in TV and movie location tours. The bus tour of Boston TV & Movie Sites visits more than 40 locations including sites from The Town, Good Will Hunting, Boston Legal, Cheers, and Mystic River. The Boston Movie Mile walking tour around Boston Commons visits more than 25 locations from movies and TV shows such as Good Will Hunting, The Departed, Ted, Cheers and many others.

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Boston TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour
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Our tour guide,Liz, was very informative and very knowledgeable. We did the 1.5 hr walking tour. We saw parts of Boston that we would have never seen outside of the tour. Highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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Clayton, North Carolina
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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide,Liz, was very informative and very knowledgeable. We did the 1.5 hr walking tour. We saw parts of Boston that we would have never seen outside of the tour. Highly recommended!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had a blast on this tour. A friend from California was visiting Boston, having never been to the Northeast before. Our guide was extremely enthusiastic, energetic, and knowledgable, and the combination of this with seeing some of the prettiest parts of Boston made the tour an excellent experience. For anyone who likes either Boston or movies this is recommended.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

On Location Tours is wonderful! We were given a very professional and well-informed tour. The tour guides are welcoming and friendly and were very helpful in terms of helping those from outside of Boston!! Would def. do the tour again!!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The tour was 1.5 hours long and well worth the money. Liz explained a lot about each film and brought an ipad to show you the scene from the film to match up to the location you were at. Some of the filming locations were Ted, The Departed, Good Will Hunting, A Civil Demand, The Boston Strangler, The Verdict and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Liz is the best tour guide! Definitely a must if you're into knowing where movies are filmed! From Goodwill Hunting scenes to The Departed and even John Kerry's house, you see many great locations!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

If you are a lover of Boston and television and movies then you need to take this tour. Elizabeth our tour guide was fantastic and certainly made it a unique experience. A++ for this tour.

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

I am a Boston native, moved away for my business and go back every year and have started bringing friends and employees back with me from time to time to enjoy the New England Summer. That being said, one of my guests this year, and avid movie buff, was excited to take the tour and it didn't disappoint. Our guide,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We got this tour at half price and I'm glad we didn't pay full price as I thought it was a little disappointing. Our guide was MG who was good but the info and sights were disappointing. Half off the films no one had seen even she admitted they weren't worth seeing. At the start she mentioned all these films... More 

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

My husband and I took this tour on an overcast Sunday afternoon, and our tour guide MG definitely brightened up our day. She was very knowledgeable about the Boston film industry and kept our small walking tour group informed and safe on the wet street of Boston. Films that were featured included THE DEPARTED, A CIVIL ACTION, THE BOSTON STRANGLER,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This attraction, included with the GoBoston card was really fun. If you're traveling with a group, it may be important to know that the tour bus is a small 24 seater or so (no bathroom), and they limit the number of spaces for which they'll accept the GoBoston Card. If the tour doesn't fill, they'll accept additional GoBoston cards. You... More 

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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