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Known as “America’s Walking City”, Boston is the ideal place for a walking tour. However, instead of sticking to the popular Freedom Trail, your Boston Urban Adventures tour will veer off into some of Boston’s oldest, and most character-filled neighbourhoods. The West End and Beacon Hill have seen some significant changes within the community in the last few centuries, tales of which will intrigue you. By the end of this Boston day tour, you will have a true feeling for what it is, and was, to be a real Bostonian.
- Go off the beaten tourist path of the Freedom Trail and learn the intriguing stories of Boston’s old West End and Beacon Hill neighbourhoods.
- Indulge a little at Liberty Hotel & Bar as you hear tales of post-war Boston, and the characters that held communities together.
- Tour Vilna Shul, Boston’s deeply historic first synagogue.
- Go back in time and be immersed in the West End’s past, including former local farms, jailhouses, watering holes, and the seedy underbelly of the post-war community.
Tour style:Walking & Orientation, Local Life & Culture, Heritage & History
English Speaking Guide, Drink & snack, Admission fees to sites included on tour.
Items of a personal nature, Tips and gratuities for tour guides.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours
- Pickup location:
420 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109
- Pickup Time: 2.00 PM
- Drop off location:
420 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Boston Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
- Dress standard:
Casual attire and comfortable footwear
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Language: English
This Boston walking tour begins at our Welcome Centre in the North End, Boston’s oldest neighbourhood. From there, we lead you away from the tourist trail and onto the back roads of Boston’s extensive and fascinating urban history.
A visit to the West End Museum will enlighten you on the pre-landfill project area, the “Last Tenement Building”, urban renewal, and post-war slums. Continuing the historical immersion, we continue to the Liberty Hotel & Bar – housed on the site of the Old Suffolk County Jail – where you’ll grab a small bite, and perhaps a drink, and learn about the seedy underground of Boston’s old jailhouses and watering holes. This is the side of Boston’s history you don’t often see.
Continuing with our narrative, this Boston walking tour visits the Vilna Shul, Boston’s first synagogue, and the city’s last remaining immigrant-era synagogue. A tour through this historically significant building will give you yet another local historical perspective on Beacon Hill.
Your Boston Urban Adventures walking tour ends back at the North End Welcome Centre, where you will return full of local knowledge, local experiences, and stories of local history that you won’t find on any old tour.
Come join us for a truly unique Boston tour experience!
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For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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