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    Death Cab for Cutie location 02210 Boston, Massachusetts, US
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Best Boston Tours

5 Top-Rated Tours from Boston, MA

Discover the best Boston tours. Explore 100+ points of interest. Hop on and hop off at all popular Boston tours and attractions. We’ve got several options to choose from to help you maximize your time in Boston and still see the best first. See our most recommended things to do in Boston, MA.

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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. If you upgrade to the Gold or Platinum Pass, you will be given your (seasonal) Harbor Cruise ticket when you check in for the Trolley Tour. These seasonal cruises depart periodically throughout the day close to Stop 1.

  • Discover Boston at your leisure with a hop-on hop-off trolley tour.
  • See the most popular sights of Boston at your own pace.
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops as often as you wish.

Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston with Round-Trip Ferry & Island Tour Option

Martha's Vineyard Daytrip Tour

Overview Join Boston’s only award-winning, original, Martha’s Vineyard Day Trip! Leave the trouble of driving to someone else and enjoy a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard from Boston. Then, take a short cruise to Martha’s Vineyard then enjoy free time to explore or upgrade to add an island tour. Complimentary snacks, bottled water, island guidebooks, and a discount card with island perks are provided during the drive.

  • Hassle-free ride from Boston to Cape Cod aboard an air-conditioned Mini Coach Bus
  • Panoramic ocean views on a cruise between Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard
  • Spend hours exploring Martha’s Vineyard at your leisure – beaches, shopping, and dining available.
  • Narrated Island Tour upgrade available with stops in Edgartown and Gay Head Cliffs

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission

Boston Tea Party Ships

Relive the most important event leading up to the American Revolution on this self-guided tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Take a journey back in time to the famous Boston Tea Party, an incident that changed the course of American history. It’s more than a stroll through historic artifacts, though. It’s truly one of the top-rated museums in the city of Boston. Explore authentically restored tea ships and throw the fated tea into Boston Harbor.

  • Admission to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.
  • Get an in-depth look at the events leading up to the Boston Tea Party.
  • Learn how the Boston Tea Party kick-started the American Revolution.
  • See one of the two remaining tea chests from the Boston Tea Party.

Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution

Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise

See some of the top attractions in Boston from the waterfront on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Explore Boston Harbor and see the city’s historic sites while listening to live commentary on board. Pass landmarks like the Boston Tea Party ships, USS Constitution, and Boston Light—the oldest continuously manned lighthouse in the United States.

  • Historic sightseeing cruise of Boston Harbor.
  • Narrated tour with tales of the Revolutionary War, Legends of the Sea, and Boston’s Historical Figures
  • See America’s oldest continuously manned lighthouse
  • Sail through the Harbor Islands National Park Area and Boston’s working Port.

Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran

Whale Watching Cruise

Experience the best of New England’s marine wildlife on this guided whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Hop on a high-speed catamaran that gets to and from the whales in the least amount of time possible. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins with the help of a naturalist guide. The onboard galley offers food and beverages for purchase during the trip.

  • Boston Whale Watch Cruise aboard a high-speed catamaran.
  • See Humpbacks, Finbacks, and the critically endangered Right Whales during your sail.
  • Enjoy a scenic whale-watching cruise around Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
  • Narrated by a New England Aquarium Naturalist as your Guide.

Boston Day Trips

5 Top-Rated Day Trips from Boston, MA

Blessed with beautiful natural areas, Massachusetts contains an array of unique attractions for all types of travelers. In cities and towns, visitors will find museums, unique attractions, and great restaurants. In the more remote parts of Massachusetts, there are waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and tranquil beaches. Classic New England towns and quiet fishing villages line the Massachusetts coast. Massachusetts enjoys a unique history that lives on in full force through its special attractions and well-preserved historic places.

Martha's Vineyard Day Trip with Optional Island Tour from Boston

Martha's Vineyard Day Trip

Visit Martha’s Vineyard on a day trip from Boston to experience the island beauty without the hassle of booking ground and ferry transport. From hotel pickup and drop-off to included ferry tickets, snacks, water, and sightseeing maps, this Martha’s Vineyard excursion is designed for maximum time exploring, with the option to upgrade and include a guided tour of the entire island aboard a high-top, small-group van and explore all six towns on the island, indulge in lunch, and spend more time learning about scenic New England.

  • Ground and boat transport get you to the Vineyard with one booking.
  • Customizable tour: choose between independent and guided options.
  • Early departure for more time on Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Ferry trip is a great chance to see the coast and marine wildlife.

Boston to Salem One-Way or Round-Trip High Speed Ferry

Boston to Salem One-Way

Don’t let time determine whether to see Boston or Salem. Visit both towns with the help of a quick and comfortable catamaran. This high-speed ferry service travels from Boston to Salem (or vice versa). Enjoy the scenic adventure from the upper or lower deck of the boat—or just relax at the lounge inside. An onboard galley offers food and beverages for purchase. Upon arrival, many top attractions are within walking distance. One-way or round-trip tickets are available with a variety of convenient departure times.

  • Fast, efficient transportation between Boston and Salem.
  • Onboard galley offers food and beverages for purchase.
  • See top Salem and Boston attractions within walking distance of the ports.
  • One-way or round-trip ferry service available.

Boston to Plymouth Day-Trip including Quincy, Plimoth Patuxet and Mayflower II

Boston to Plymouth Day-Trip

Discover historic New England as you explore two iconic Massachusetts destinations on this full-day tour from Boston. Travel through Quincy, MA, the birthplace of two U.S. Presidents, and journey along the state’s South Shore coastal area on route to Plymouth. Explore the 400-year-old town’s harbor, enjoy lunch (own expense), view Plymouth Rock, and tour Plimoth Plantation. You’ll also board the Mayflower II and learn the fascinating history of the Pilgrim’s.

  • Explore multiple historic New England sites in just one day—ideal for travelers short on time.
  • Bypass lengthy queues with skip-the-line entrance to Plimoth Plantation.
  • Admission to the Mayflower II included as an added convenience.
  • Round-trip transport by mini-coach ensures a stress-free excursion.

Boston to Newport Small-Group Day Trip with Breakers & Marble House Admission

Newport Small-Group Day Trip

Escape the hustle of the city and get away to the tranquility of Newport, Rhode Island, on a guided, small-group day tour from Boston. This quaint coastal town, known as America’s First Resort, is the perfect getaway and just 70 miles south of Beantown.

Explore the Breakers mansion, the most grandiose of Newport’s summer mansions. Visit attractions like the Ocean Drive Historic District, the St Mary’s Church complex, and the U.S. Naval War College, among others. Hotel pickup and drop-off plus a snack, guidebook, and discount offer card are included.

Boston Freedom Trail Day Trip from New York City

Boston Freedom Trail Day

Swap the Big Apple for a day in history-steeped Boston undistracted by transportation worries. Travel to the city by comfortable vehicle, and enjoy a comprehensive tour of its highlights with the benefit of a guide for commentary. Stroll around Cambridge’s Harvard Yard, admire the city’s Revolutionary-era landmarks along the Freedom Trail, and enjoy free time for a lunch of local favorites such as clam chowder at Quincy Market.

  • Explore historical Boston on a day trip from New York City.
  • No planning needed: go by luxe vehicle and hear about the sites via a guide.
  • Tour Harvard, walk the Freedom Trail, and see the Boston Tea Party site.
  • Time for local seafood meal (own cost) such as lobster roll at Quincy Market.

Welcome to Boston, MA

Boston, officially the City of Boston, is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and the 24th-most populous city in the country. Whether you’re a local, new in town, or just cruising through we’ve got loads of great tips and events. Boston is perfect for family fun and romantic getaways. Start planning your Boston trip. Explore the complete list of Entertainment Venues in Boston, MA. Check out our events calendar for concerts, theater shows, musicals, sporting events, and more.

Welcome to Boston, MA
Welcome to Boston, MA