City tours turn a respectful eye on a community’s oft-overlooked gems, such as stunning architecture, charming parks, and surplus Hope diamonds discarded in alleys. Seek out local treasure with this Groupon.
$20 for a Guided Trolley Tour of Boston’s Irish-History Landmarks ($40 Value)
Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, March 10
- Saturday, March 17
- Sunday, March 18
- Saturday, March 24<p>
Tours leave at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.
Starting at 140 Northern Avenue in South Boston near the Institute of Contemporary Art, the fully-narrated 90-minute trolley tour tells the stories of the most important personalities and events in Boston’s Irish community from immigration to present day. A guide with 30 years’ experience discusses major events and figures, ranging from the burning of the Ursuline Convent in Charlestown to the appointment of Barney McGinniskin, Boston’s first Irish policeman.<p>
Boston's Finest Tours
Boston’s Finest Tours unveils the City on a Hill’s hidden charms to residents and visitors with five unique seasonal tours. Native Bostonians John Feeley and Cheryl McDonald lead tours dressed as their midcentury counterparts, Jonathan Wendell Holmes and Frances Appleton, while sharing tales of the city’s history and culture. The ghost tour of Beacon Hill thrusts patrons into close encounters with specters, and on the Irish Heritage tour, trolleys roll through Eire-influenced sites including the Boston Public Garden and Fenway Park. The Beacon Hill tour begins with a sighting of the State House’s brilliant gold dome before groups stroll down the brick sidewalks of Mount Vernon Street, the cobblestone corridor of Acorn Street, and the legendary Boston Strangler’s daily jogging route.