Tour Information

1. Boston harbor islands

The Boston Harbor Islands national park on islands within 10 miles of downtown Boston. With its many natural and cultural attractions, the park offers tourists as well as Boston residents’ unparalleled opportunities for play and learning in a spectacular ocean setting.http://www.bostonislands.org/

Start & Destination Route to start Time to start Time from start to end Cost
From Long Wharf ferry to 2 or more islands Orange line to state, switch blue line to aquarium, walk 25min one day (Ferry 9am~4pm every hour, 35 min on boat ) Adult $14 Child $8

2. Old town trolley tours

Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of Boston. The tour covers all the major areas including Downtown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Theater District, and the Waterfront District. Stand on the very ground where Samuel Adams, James Otis, and other revolutionary leaders urged their fellow colonials to fight for liberty in Faneuil Hall. See the spot where the Boston Massacre occurred just outside the Old State House. Walk along the Boston Harbor where the Redcoats marched ashore in 1768.http://www.trolleytours.com/boston/

Start & Destination Route to start Time to start Time from start to end Cost
Start from Faneuil Hall, 14 stops, return to Boston Common Orange line to state, switch blue line to aquarium, walk 25min One day (9am~5pm) Adult $36 Child $13

3. Freedom trail

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, everyone an authentic American treasure. Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1958, when the wrecking ball threatened, the Freedom Trail today is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond.https://store.thefreedomtrail.org/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS& Category=2

Interactive map: http://www.iboston.org/FT.htm#trailStart

Start & Destination Route to start Time to start Time from start to end Cost
1. From Boston Common to Faneuil Hall

2. From Faneuil Hall to Boston Common

3. From Boston Harbor and North End

1. orange line to downtown crossing, walk

2. orange line to state, walk

3. orange line to state, walk

20min 90 min each.

1. 11 am, 12 Noon, 1 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm Daily

2. 10:30 am Daily

3. 1:30 pm Daily

Adult $12
Child $6 (do not include admission fee to Freedom Trail sites)

4. Duck Tours

You’ve never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your “DUCK”, a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. First, you’ll be greeted by one of our legendary tour ConDUCKtors, who’ll be narrating your tour. Then you’re off on a journey like you’ve never had before. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city.┬áhttp://www.bostonducktours.com/

Online tour: http://www.bostonducktours.com/tour_flashmap.html

Start & Destination Route to start Time to start Time from start to end Cost
1. Start from and end at Prudential Center, 36 sites

2. Start from and end at Museum of Science, 36 sites,

3. Evening tour: Start from and end at New England Aquarium, 22 sites

1. green line to Prudential

2. green line to Science Park

3. Orange line to state, switch blue line to aquarium

10~20min 1. 80 min

2. 80 min

3. 55 min

Adult $29.95 Child $20

For Evening Tour: Adult $25.95 Child: $17

5. Whale watching

Boston Harbor Cruise’s Whale Watch cruise is both an unforgettable and educational experience. Our professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England, the region’s foremost authority on whale populations, are onboard for every trip to provide narration. They’ll teach you about everything from whale behavior and migration patterns to the local ecology so you can better understand our deep-sea friends.http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/boston-whale-watch/default.aspx?gclid=CN7j7diYyZoCFQOIFQodln3y2w

Start & Destination Route to start Time to start Time from start to end Cost
Start from and end at Long Wharf ferry Orange line to state, switch blue line to aquarium 25min 3 hours
Weekdays – 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM
Saturdays – 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM & 5:30 PM
Sundays – 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM
Adult $39.95 Child $31.95

Number 6 to number 11 are included in the City Pass. The price for adult is $44 and for child is $28.

6. New England Aquarium

Step inside the New England Aquarium and Experience more than 70 exhibits, featuring animals from around the world. Stand in awe of the four-story, 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank, home to everything from sea turtles to sharks to tropical fish. Cradle a sea star, horseshoe crab or sea urchin at the Edge of the Sea Tide pool. Experience an unforgettable IMAX 3D film on Boston’s largest screen.

Route to start Time to start Address and Website Cost
Orange line to state, switch blue line to aquarium 25min Address: Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
http://www.neaq.org/ index.php
Adult $19.95 Child $11.95

7. Museum of Fine Arts

Come to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and see masterpieces from around the world and across the ages. At every turn, you’ll find breathtaking works of art – from masterworks of American painting to icons of Impressionism, and from exquisite Asian scrolls to ancient Egyptian mummies. There are thousands of reasons to visit.

Route to start Time to start Address and Website Cost
Walk 1 mile 20min Address: Ave of the Arts 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
http://mfa.org/
Adult $17 Child $6.5

8. Museum of Science

Science comes alive with over 700 interactive exhibits, live animal presentations, science demonstrations, ever-changing exhibits, the breathtaking Theater of Electricity, and more. Other features at the Museum of Science (requiring separate admission) include a brand new 3D Digital Cinema, the Butterfly Garden, the Charles Hayden Planetarium, and the Mugar Omni Theater – New England’s only 180 degree IMAX dome screen.

Route to start Time to start Address and Website Cost
Green line to Science Park 20min Address: Science Park Boston, MA 02114
http://www.mos.org/
Adult $19
Child $16

9. Skywalk Observatory

The Skywalk Observatory is Boston’s only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond. Offering the best view of the city, the Skywalk Observatory is the ideal place to begin your tour of Boston. The Skywalk is located on the 50th floor of the Prudential building in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. Acquaint yourself with all of Boston’s neighborhoods from 750 feet in the air! Your Antenna Audio Tour will guide you through your visit, teaching you about all of Boston’s interesting facts and historical landmarks.

Route to start Time to start Address and Website Cost
green line to Prudential 10min Address: 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
http://www.topofthehub.net/
Adult $12
Child $8

10. Harvard Museum of Natural History

Explore 12,000 specimens from around the globe, including dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones and hundreds of animals-all at Harvard University’s most-visited museum. Get close to the world’s only mounted Kronosaurus, a 42 ft-long marine reptile. See a 1,642-lb. amethyst geode and whale skeletons. Don’t miss the world famous exhibit of 3,000 “Glass Flowers”.

Route to start Time to start Address and Website Cost
Orange line to downtown crossing, switch to red line to Harvard Square, Walk 40min Address: 26 Oxford St. Cambridge, MA 02138
http://hmnh.harvard.edu/
Adult $9
Child $6

11. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

At the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, step back into the re-created world of the early 1960s and experience first-hand the life and legacy of John and Jacqueline Kennedy through 25 exhibits, 3 theaters and 20 video presentations. Designed by I.M. Pei, the national memorial offers panoramic views of Boston’s skyline and Harbor islands.

Route to start Time to start Address and Website Cost
Orange line to downtown crossing, red line to JFK/UMASS, Shuttle bus 40min Address: Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
http://www.jfklibrary.org/
Adult $12
Child free