A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. Today’s Groupon gets you two hours of steps closer: for $12, you get a walking tour from Boston CityWalks (up to a $25 value).
Boston CityWalks takes visitors and new transplants on a narrated stroll that casts the city in a new light while showcasing noteworthy spots of culture, architecture, and history. You get your choice of six scheduled tours, including Downtown; Freedom Trail; Back Bay; Jewish culture; Harvard Square; and Downtown, Waterfront, and the North End. With the popular Downtown tour, you'll walk on landmark-pocked Freedom Trail to Faneuil Hall and Boston Common, with detours through the Public Garden and elegant, cobblestoned Back Bay. An evening Harvard Square excursion rolls through America's first subway to the famed square, where amblers see the colonial cemetery dubbed the Old Burial Place, as well as the mansion where Longfellow wrote "Paul Revere's Ride" and a majority of the Backstreet Boys catalog.
Capped at 20 people, the two-hour tours are an intimate journey, as friendly, city-savvy guides tailor their narration to the group's interests, whether they want to hear about the exquisite architecture surrounding Copley Square or where John Adams buried the crown he wore while serving as Emperor of Massachusetts. Reservations are recommended for all tours, which shove off promptly regardless of weather.
Zerve users give Boston CityWalks a 4.8-star rating:
- My wife and I went to Boston for our anniversary and this tour was the highlight. The tour guide was great and there was so much to Boston I never would have known if I tried to just follow and map on my own. – Bueller99
- The guide was entertaining and knowledgeable with lots of details about both historic and contemporary Boston. – tdillma
Boston CityWalks’ owner, Alan Maltzman, loves to show his passion and knowledge for his city. At Boston CityWalks, he and his coterie of guides lead six different tours that roam the city’s historic cobblestones, highlighting areas such as Harvard Square, the waterfront, Beacon Hill, and various Jewish cultural sites. He can also design a custom tour for any occasion such as family vacations, engagements, birthdays, reunions, and business meetings.