Laurels
Best Local Tours
in Boston
2017

Why These Local Tours?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored local tours on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best local tours in Boston, MA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A Yankee Line, Inc.

A Yankee Line, Inc. is a bus transit line located in Boston, Massachusetts and Jersey City, New Jersey. Featured trips are available for small groups and individual reservation. A Yankee Line, Inc. regularly serves groups located in communities throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. This business is a proud member of associations such as the United Motorcoach Association, American Bus Association, and National Tour Association.

Boston, MA(617) 268-8890

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Bites of Boston Food Tours, LLC

Bites of Boston Food Tours, LLC is a tour agency that is located in Boston, Massachusetts and was established in 2011. This business offers tours where tourists can eat, explore, and experience things. Tourists can get sample foods from neighborhood restaurants, cafes, and specialty food markets. Tourists can also stroll the neighborhood streets and experience the local culture. Bites of Boston Food Tours, LLC tours are a one-of-a-kind experience for locals and visitors alike.

Boston, MA(617) 702-2483

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Boston Executive Helicopters

Boston Executive Helicopters is a tour agency that is located in Norwood, Massachusetts. Tours include the Boston Skyline Tour, Boston North Shore Tour, Boston South Shore Tour, and Custom Tour. The agency's aircraft offers a plush interior with leather seating and noise canceling headphones, a cruise speed of 120 knots, and complete interior heating and air conditioning. Boston Executive Helicopter is the only helicopter tour operation with a helipad located directly in Metro Boston.

Norwood, MA(781) 603-6186

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Boston North End Tours

Boston North End Tours is a tour agency that is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The tour guide Anthony is 48 years old and a lifelong resident, born and raised in Boston’s “Little Italy” also known as the North End. Boston North End Tours offers Boston's "Little Italy" Lunch and Dinner Tours, Lunch in "Little Italy Tour", and "Mama Mia" Dinner Tour. Boston North End Tours has received positive reviews on Trip Advisor.

Boston, MA(617) 763-0806

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Boston Segway Tours

Boston Segway Tours is a tour agency that is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Featured tours include the one-hour adventure, two-hour adventure, the group adventure, and Challenge Discovery. Tourists can rent a Segway for a full or half day. Boston Segway Tours designed its tours and services to ensure customers get the most out of their time in town.

Cambridge, MA(866) 611-9838

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Boston Sightseeing Tours, LLC

Boston Sightseeing Tours, LLC offers private, custom tours, group tours, walking tours, step-on guide services, and more with a personal guide. They specialize in personalized service offering complete city tours of Boston and Cambridge as well as surrounding areas. Tours range from 1.5 hours to full day tours. Customers can see the historic Freedom Trail, learn of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, travel up Beacon Hill plus much more.

Boston, MA(617) 285-6696

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CityView Trolley Tours

CityView Trolley Tours is a tour agency located in Boston, Massachusetts and Key West, Florida. Visitors can ride the CityView Trolleys through the streets of Boston and discover why it is called the Cradle of Liberty. Here, tourists can learn about events like the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Ride, The Boston Massacre, and the role Bostonians played in the American Revolution. Visitors can hop on and hop off at all stops. CityView Trolley Tours offers a free 45-minute Boston harbor cruise.

Boston, MA(617) 363-7899

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Gondola Di Venezia LLC

Gondola Di Venezia LLC is a tour agency that is located in Boston, Massachusetts. This agency has provided musical and gondola tours since 2001 and brings considerable experience and character to share with guests. Tour options include Bellissimo Gondola Tour, Mezza Luna Gondola Tour, Pellegrino Grande Gondola Tour, and Il Bacio Gondola Tour. Gondola Di Venezia LLC has received positive reviews on Yelp and Trip Advisor. The agency is a member of the Gondoliers Society of America.

Boston, MA(617) 876-2800

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Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour & Salem Historical Tours

Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour & Salem Historical Tours is a tour agency located in Salem, Massachusetts and has been haunting Salem for more than 17 years. Visitors can enjoy Salem's original ghostly tour and experience why the agency's highly-acclaimed lantern lit stroll has been a "Witch City" institution since 1997. Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour & Salem Historical Tours won the Trip Advisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award.

Salem, MA(978) 745-0666

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Helicopter Tour Boston

Helicopter Tour Boston is a tour agency that is located in Boston, Massachusetts. This agency provides different types of helicopter tour services for up to three people. Tour #1 is a Boston Tour for 25 - 30 minutes, Tour #2 is a South Coast Tour for 40 - 50 minutes, Tour #3 is the Boston Twilight Tour for 25 - 30 minutes, Tour #4 is the Boston At Night Tour for 25 - 30 minutes.

Boston, MA(781) 688-0263

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Lessons on Liberty

Lessons on Liberty is a small boutique non-profit tour company located in Boston, Massachusetts that provides affordable 90-minute walking tours of Boston’s Freedom Trail. From Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, this agency's tours will captivate, educate, and enrich customers’ Boston experience. All of the company's guides have degrees in history and have traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe. The intimately-sized tours operate seven days a week from late March to October 31. Lessons on Liberty has been featured by AAA on its Boston Greatest Hits Map.

Boston, MA(857) 205-1775

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New England Brewery Tours

New England Brewery Tours is a tour agency located in Boston, Massachusetts and was created to provide an unforgettable beer experience. The agency provides pre-planned daily tours and customizable, private tours and corporate events. The tours will give the tourists an inside look at all the incredible things going on in New England’s beer industry. New England Brewery Tours created a fun and safe way to visit greater Boston’s breweries and sample award-winning beers.

Boston, MA(617) 539-6055

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Pints of Portsmouth Brew Tours

Pints of Portsmouth Brew Tours is a tour agency that is located in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts and was established in early 1990s. From Portsmouth, NH to Kittery, ME, to Hampton, NH- this agency has selected the most unique breweries for tourists to visit. Beer stops include Liars Bench Beer Co., Smutty Nose, Tributary Brewing Co., Bear Irish Brewing Co., Throwback Brewery, and more.

Jamaica Plain, MA(617) 971-8766

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Salem Black Cat Tours

Salem Black Cat Tours is a tour agency that is located in Salem, Massachusetts. This company is owned and operated by Lara and Daniel Fury. Together, they have nearly 25 years of experience as historical guides. Salem Black Cat Tours provides a historic day tour and ghostly night tour. The agency offers a unique adventure that delves into the true history of the city and its legacy of terrifying hauntings.

Salem, MA(978) 239-9145

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Salem Night Tour

Salem Night Tour is a tour agency that is located in Salem, Massachusetts. The Histrionic Academy's family of tours was founded more than 12 years ago. Every night the agency leads a walking ghost tour through the haunted and historic areas of downtown Salem. Guests will hear amazing stories of Salem's past. The Salem Night Tour made in the Today’s 2015 list of the 10 of The World's Top Ghost Tours.

Salem, MA(978) 741-1170

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Spellbound Tours

Spellbound Tours is a tour agency located in Salem, Massachusetts that exclusively visits real, documented historic and haunted locations. The sites visited on the Voodoo, Vampires, and Ghosts Tour include the Salem Visitor Center, the Old Salem Jail, the real location of the Witch Dungeon, the famous haunted Lyceum restaurant, the Joshua Ward House, the Old Town Hall, and more. All Spellbound tour guides are fully licensed by the city of Salem.

Salem, MA(978) 740-1876

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The Maine Brew Bus

The Maine Brew Bus is a tour agency located in Portland and Boston, Massachusetts. This agency has been driving tourists to drink local since 2012. The agency offers regularly scheduled and private all-inclusive tours in Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts on bright green school buses that provide a behind-the-scenes look at Massachusetts’ craft breweries, distilleries, cideries, and more. The Maine Brew Bus was rated the #1 New England Brewery Tour by users of TripAdvisor.

Boston, MA(617) 651-5200

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Trailblazer Tours Boston - Private Tours

Trailblazer Tours Boston - Private Tours is a tour agency that is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The agency offers private tours of Boston history and sightseeing, Boston and Cambridge, "Cheers" inspired pub tour, Lexington and Concord, North Shore coastline, Plymouth and South Shore, Martha's Vineyard, and Newport, RI. Private tours are completely customized. Trailblazer Tours Boston - Private Tours has won the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

Boston, MA(617) 653-8373

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Witch City Segway

Witch City Segway is a sightseeing tour agency that is located in Salem, Massachusetts. The agency's one and two-hour adventures are sure to be a big hit with the group or family. Witch City Segway also offers group rates to accommodate any size of party customers plan to attend in their next Segway event. Gift certificates are available.

Salem, MA(855) 752-6786

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Ye Olde Tavern Tours

Ye Olde Tavern Tours is a tour agency that is located in Boston, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013. A few tour highlights include drinking a beer in the tavern where the Sons of Liberty planned the Boston Tea Party, seeing where the Boston Massacre happened and where the victims are buried, visiting taverns once frequented by Boston natives Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John F. Kennedy, and more. Ye Olde Tavern Tours won the 2015 and 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awards.

Boston, MA

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