We at USA Guided Tours — home to the #1 experience in the nation according to TripAdvisor — are thrilled to bring our award-winning guided bus tours to Boston this March. Our full and half-day tours, hosted by our witty and knowledgeable guides, will show you the best of Beantown — and they’ll even tell you why it’s called that!
Boston – Cradle of American History
Boston ranks as one of American’s best cities thanks to its colonial and Revolutionary history, its renowned architecture, and its beautiful waterfront overlooking Boston Harbor. On our guided bus tours, you’ll see the best of Boston from the comforts of our climate-controlled buses, so you never have to freeze or bake waiting for the next hop-on, hop-off bus to arrive. Moreover, our complimentary bottled water will keep you hydrated for the short bursts of walking we do, so that you can see Boston’s iconic landmarks up close (and stretch your legs!).
Boston is practically synonymous with American history, and we’ve selected the best of the sights for our full and half-day itineraries. You’ll visit the city’s oldest residential neighborhood in the North End, where Paul Revere’s house still stands and where 20th-century Italian immigrants created Beantown’s own “Little Italy.” (Be sure to ask our tour guides for dinner recommendations!)
Between the North End and Beacon Hill, we stop to see the USS Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides.” Built in 1797, it’s the only ship that survives from the US Navy’s original six frigates. Beacon Hill itself holds plenty of history, from the Museum of African-American History and the State House with its famous golden dome. And don’t forget one of television’s most beloved historical landmarks: the bar featured in NBC’s Cheers. Given the small size of our bus tours, you can be sure that USA Guided bus tours is also a place “where everybody knows your name”!
The History Follows You
Our tours also take in the architecture and atmosphere at some of Boston’s most bustling areas, from the famous squares in Cambridge to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Harvard Square features iconic buildings like the neo-gothic Memorial Hall, while Faneuil Hall is home to one of the most impressive late-colonial buildings in the city — including its famous grasshopper weather vane topping the belltower.
Of course, the history follows you wherever you go: Harvard is the nation’s oldest university, founded in 1636, and Faneuil Hall has featured speeches from such luminaries Samuel Adams, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Susan B. Anthony. No wonder it’s called “the Cradle of Liberty”!
Finally, every good city needs a waterfront, and Boston Harbor is one of the best. Since 1969, the New England Aquarium has been delighting kids and adults alike with its famous penguin exhibit and the stunning four-story ocean tank that features coral reef creatures. More recently, the Seaport District has seen a renaissance of hip restaurants and residences; it’s also home to the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Boston Children’s Museum.
So, what are you waiting for? Let us do the hard part of planning your Boston itinerary and taking care of the transport. Start your Beantown vacation right with USA Guided Tours!
Sara Murphy | USA Guided Tours Boston Blog Contributor