Preview Boston Bus Tour in Boston, MA

USA Guided Tours206 Clarendon St.Boston, MA 02116
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Overview

The preview Boston Bus Tour explores the vibrant culture and history that surrounds Beantown. You will stop at Harvard University, Lexington Common National Historic Site, and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House to explore and stretch your legs! Along the way, you will see countless other sites from the coach! Learn the exciting history of each locality and fun facts you didn't think you needed to know from an expert guide.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Boston Travel Experts
  • Family-friendly.
  • Tour duration: 4.5 hours.
  • The tour starts and stops at the same meeting point.
  • Get a taste of Boston’s rich history and deep roots in American Culture.
  • As a bonus, stop by the Old North Bridge - a historic site in the Battle of Concord; the first day of battle in the Revolutionary War.

Description

from Preview Boston Bus Tour
For the perfect preview of all that the great city of Boston, Massachusetts has to offer, look no further than preview city bus tours with USA Guided Tours! This tour will give you a taste of Boston’s rich history and deep roots in American Culture.

For the first part of this guided bus tour, we’ll head north crossing over the Charles River to nearby Cambridge - home to two of the world’s most well-known universities - Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

We’ll then drive by historic Harvard Yard, which is not only the oldest part of the campus but also the center of its history. In fact, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States! The famous Harvard Yard is located in the center of it all, neighboring a large portion of freshman dormitories dating back to 1720, and the offices of the president of Harvard himself! Come witness these historic buildings for yourself. When you are finished, don’t miss the opportunity to marvel at MIT’s campus just next door. MIT was founded to kick start our nation’s industrial revolution, bringing together some of the most brilliant minds in the country. Since then, MIT has become a global icon as a magnet for exceptional talent across the world.

Experience part of America’s history, right where it unfolded. We’ll also see Cambridge Common - a public park located near Harvard Square where General George Washington gathered troops during the American Revolutionary War. Then off to Lexington, where we’ll visit Lexington Battle Green - a historic town where the American Revolutionary War began. This is the site that the initial opening shots were fired, marking the beginning of the battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. On this date, local militiamen emerged from Buckman Tavern near Cambridge Common. These men were the first of many casualties when the two sides began exchanging the fire that began the American Revolution.

The bus tour continues along Battle Road Trail between Lexington and Concord - which marks the path taken by British soldiers during the war. It is also the road Paul Revere took to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that “the British are coming”. This historic trail connects from Meriam’s Corner in Concord to the eastern side of the park in Lexington. On this trail, you will see both the original preserved portions of the main battle road, as well as offshoots in the nearby wetlands, forests, and farming fields taken by the minutemen.

While in Concord, we’ll see the homes of Louisa May Alcott - author of the classic novel Little Women. Enjoy a stop outside of Louisa May Alcott’s orchard house and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery this region has to offer. Then continue on to see the home of the legendary essayist, poet, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson.

As a bonus, we’ll stop by the Old North Bridge - a historic site in the Battle of Concord; the first day of battle in the Revolutionary War. The tour returns to the original departure point.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Preview Boston Bus Tour

What are the hours of operation?
The bus tour goes daily at 10:00 am.

Where is the tour located?
You will meet at Trinity Church (St. James Avenue side) 206 Clarendon St. Boston, MA 02116. The tour starts and stops at the same meeting point.

Is the tour appropriate for children? 
Yes, great for all ages!

Are we allowed to bring strollers and wheelchairs on board the tour vehicles?
Unfortunately, our buses are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call us to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of our tours involve longer walks, so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.

Can I bring my camera? 
Yes, great photo opportunities.

How long is the tour?
Half-day guided bus tour ( 4.5 hours).

What’s included in my ticket/experience? 

  • Enjoy fully-guided Boston bus tour of historic neighboring towns of Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord and learn how these areas played a part in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
  • Take the same path Paul Revere took on his legendary midnight ride in 1775, by riding along the historic Battle Road Trail, with your expert local tour guide! 
  • See the national historic landmarks, such as the Lexington Battle Green and Harvard Yard, as well as houses of famous authors - Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott. 

Can you pick me up at my hotel? 
No, hotel pick up and drop off service is NOT offered at this time.