Our Boston expert, Chef Concierge Danny Vargas, has pulled together a few suggestions, designed especially for guests with a limited amount of time (2 to 4 hours only) to spend seeing Boston. Enjoy!
History of Boston – By Land
Old Town Trolley: See the best of Boston and relive the history on an entertaining hop on and hop off trolley tour that takes you to the main sites around Boston! The tour covers all the important areas of the city including Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Theatre District, Downtown, and the Seaport District. Hop on and off at any of the 18 stops or stay on the entire time for a great feel of the city! The hours run 9am-5pm during the spring and summer. Every ticket includes discounted admission to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and discounted admission to the Old North Church. Tickets can be purchased directly from the Concierge. (2 hours minimum)
Boston Duck Tours: By land and sea, enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a "DUCK", a World War II style amphibious landing vehicle that travels on land and water. The tour explores everything from the Freedom Trail and the State House to Faneuil Hall and the historic North End before its wheels up – the vehicle cruises down the Charles River providing a great view of Cambridge and the Boston skyline! Be sure to arrive 30 minutes prior for boarding (2 hours).
History of Boston – By Sea
Historic sightseeing cruise: Take a fully narrated tour on the inner and outer areas of Boston Harbor. While on the tour you will hear about tales of the Revolutionary War, local legends of the sea and tales of the past and present while reveling in the beauty of the Boston skyline. (1 hour)
USS Constitution Cruise and USS Constitution Museum: "Old Ironsides" was one of the first ships commissioned by the US Navy. She no longer fires her cannons in battle, but she will spark your imagination on this 45-minute harbor tour with the option to disembark at the Charlestown Navy Yard for a tour. The USS Constitution is free to visit and requires a photo ID for anyone over the age of 18. After touring the ship, visit the Museum with interactive exhibits, hands-on programs, and a vast collection of artifacts that is fun for all ages. (2 hours)