FEB 2014

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36 Boston tours B o ston is a great city to explore by tour, whether by foot, boat, trolley, bus, or any other means. Below are several tour possibilities in the area. Walking tours The Freedom Trail Foundation 99 Chauncy Street, Suite 401 6 17-357-8300 www.thefreedomtrail.org T he foundation offers public tours of the U.S.Õs historic Freedom Trial with many different tour possibilities. Ac- cording to its website, the Freedom Trial itself is one of the Òsignature tourist experiences in New Eng- land,Ó with more than 3.2 million people visiting it every year. Public tours offered include ÒWalk Into History Tours,Ó ÒReverse Walk Into History Tours,Ó ÒNorth End Tour,Ó and ÒPirates and Patriots Tour.Ó Check the website for newly updated information about tour schedules. Boston Town Crier Tours 617-794-7512 www.bostontowncrier.com This tour bills itself as ÒBostonÕs First Freedom Trail Walking Tour Guide.Ó Guide Donald WatsonÑthe Òtown crierÓÑtakes guests on a tour of many historical sites in the city. The one-mile walking tour goes from the Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, and includes sites such as where the Boston Massacre occurred, the Old State House, the Old South Meeting House, and the Granary Burial Ground, where many famous patri- ots were buried. See the website for more information and current ticket prices. Boat tours Boston Duck Tour 4 Copley Place, Suite 4155 617-267-3825 www.bostonducktours.com The duck tour of Boston offers visi- tors a unique chance to see the city from a ÒduckÓÑa WWII style am- phibious landing vehicle. The tour takes visitors past famous landmarks on land and then enters the Charles River for a view of the city from the water. Tours that depart from the Prudential Center and the Museum of Science last approximately 80 minutes and include sites such as Copley Place and the Arts Square, New Old South Church, Arlington Street Church, Boston Common, and the Public Gardens. Abbreviated tours depart from the New England Aquarium and are approximately 65 minutes. On those tours, guests see sites including Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, the Holocaust Memorial, West End, TD Bank North Garden, and Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge. See the website for updated tour times and prices. Boston Whale Watching Cruise Boston Harbor Cruises, One Long Wharf 617-227-4321 www.bostonharborcruises.com/whale-watch T he estimated three-hour cruise provides you with the possibility of seeing humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales, pilot whales, and critically endangered right whales in the ocean. The cruise goes to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, an area that serves as a Òrich feeding groundÓ for w hales, dolphins, sea birds, and other marine life. The whale-watch- ing cruise takes place on a high- speed catamaran with three outside decks for excellent viewing opportu- nities. Inside, the catamaran pro- vides a climate-controlled cabin space and a galley that serves food and beverages. Naturalists trained by t he New England Aquarium are on hand as well to discuss the marine life observed. Check the website for times and cost. Trolley tour Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston 888-910-8687 www.trolleytours.com The hop-on, hop-off trolley tour offers visitors a chance to get an overview of the city in the ÒBoston Sightseeing Tour.Ó The tour encom- passes the major areas of BostonÑ downtown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Theater District, and the Water- front District. The trolley makes five exclusive stops in the Historic North End, North Station, BostonÕs Historic Ballpark, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and the Seaport District. The website provides up- dated information about special package deals and pick-up points. Bus tour Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour 212-683-2027 onlocationtours.com/tour/boston-tv-movie Many television shows and films have been shot on location in Boston, and this bus tour offers visi- tors a chance to see some of those sites in the city. The tour includes a visit to locations from the film The Departed; a chance to have a drink at the L Street Tavern, as seen in Good Will Hunting; and an opportunity to see the building used in Boston Legal and Ally McBeal. Local actors lead the tours and share secrets and Òinsider informationÓ about famous movies shot in Boston. The tour company also offers the ÒBoston Movie Mile Tour,Ó which allows visi- tors the opportunity to have a drink at the original Cheers. Visit the web- site for pricing and more details. EW Source: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau E W Boston 2014ASCRS February 2014 A SCRS•ASOA Preview • A pril 25-29, 2014 26-37 Boston Preview_EW February 2014-DL2_Layout 1 1/30/14 10:14 AM Page 36

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