Boston Bike Tour with Guide, including North End, Copley Sq.

Cultural & Theme Tours in Boston

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Discover Boston’s famous sites and hidden treasures on this 2.5 to 3-hour guided bike tour – a perfect way to explore the city! Start at Little Italy in Boston’s North End and pass sites like Copley Square, Fenway Park and the Faneuil Hall marketplace. Cruise through Beacon Hill and admire the diverse neighborhoods as your knowledgeable guide provides insightful commentary on Boston’s unique history. You may also choose to do this tour on an e-bike (select e-bike option at checkout).
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Urban AdvenTours, Boston, MassachusettsArrive at our shop 30 minutes prior to your tour time. You'll be asked to sign a waiver and be fitted on your bike. You guide will provide an overview of the ride, what to expect, as well as our safety tips and rules of the road.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: North End, Boston, MassachusettsOur ride will start in the North End, Boston's Italian neighborhood. You will likely smell the garlic as we roll through. At the end of your tour, you guide will be happy to recommend a restaurant or pastry shop (mmm...cannolis!)Pass By: USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MassachusettsDuring one of our first stops, you'll see "Old Ironsides" from across the water.Pass By: Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, Boston, MassachusettsCurious to know the inspiration behind Boston's new(ish) bridge? Our guides will let you know a few fun facts behind the design...Pass By: TD Garden, Boston, MassachusettsAlong our route, we'll ride past TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, and many a concert!Pass By: Beacon Hill, Boston, MassachusettsCycle through Beacon Hill, on of Boston's most famous - and photographed - neighborhoods.Stop At: Louisburg Square, Boston, MassachusettsLouisburg Square is famously known as a literary square, with previous residents including Louisa May Alcott and Robert Frost. Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MassachusettsOur route will take us along the river on the Esplanade, where we'll ride by the Hatch Shell, the outdoor concert stage which was made famous by the Boston Pops Orchestra, which performs during the Fourth of July fireworks.Stop At: Fenway Park, Boston, MassachusettsWe'll stop outside of Fenway Park, home of the World Champion Boston Red Sox.Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Back Bay, Boston, MassachusettsWe'll ride through the Back Bay Fens, one of the parks in the Emerald Necklace park system, which was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The Fens are home to Victory Gardens dating back to WWII, as well as two of Boston's art museums - the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.Stop At: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MassachusettsThe MFA is a world class art museum. We'll stop to see one of their unique art installations outside of the museum. Banners outside will give you an idea of current exhibits, but the MFA is always worth a visit while you're in Boston.Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MassachusettsWe'll pass by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - we recommend planning a visit during your time in Boston!Stop At: The Christian Science Plaza, Boston, MassachusettsWe'll stop to admire the beauty of the Christian Science building and reflecting pool. (Guests have been known to run through the fountains on hot summer days!) Your guide will share about a stunning feature inside, which we encourage you to check out!Duration: 5 minutesPass By: South End, Boston, MassachusettsRide through the streets of the South End, home of Boston's famous brownstone townhouses and cast iron details.Stop At: Copley Square, Boston, MassachusettsCopley Plaza is the heart of the Back Bay neighborhood. The John Hancock building, Trinity Church, and the Boston Public Library surround the square. Copley Plaza also marks the finish line for the Boston Marathon.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Trinity Church, Boston, MassachusettsYou'll see Trinity Church when we stop in Copley Plaza.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Boston Public Library, Boston, MassachusettsYou'll see the Boston Public Library when we stop in Copley Square.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: John Hancock Tower, Boston, MassachusettsSee the John Hancock Tower during our stop at Copley Plaza.Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Boston Public Garden, Boston, MassachusettsRide along the Boston Public Garden, home to the famous Swan Boats and Make Way for Ducklings sculptures.Stop At: Boston Common, Boston, MassachusettsWe'll visit America's oldest park!Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Freedom Trail, Boston, MassachusettsMany people ask if we will ride the Freedom Trail on tour. While it's not possible to follow the entire route on bike, we'll cross over the Freedom Trail multiple times along our tour.Pass By: Downtown Crossing, Boston, MassachusettsWe'll ride through Downtown Crossing, the original shopping district in Boston.Pass By: Old South Meeting House, Boston, MassachusettsAs we ride through Downtown Crossing, you'll see the Old South Meeting House.Pass By: Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MassachusettsOne of the city's newest parks, created during "the Big Dig". Rose Kennedy Greenway is the home of many unique art installations, gardens, splash fountains, and farmer's markets.Stop At: Long Wharf, Boston, Boston, MassachusettsFrom Long Wharf, you can see the Old State House - the site of the Boston Massacre - the Custom House Building, the Seaport District of South Boston, and the neighborhood of East Boston.Duration: 5 minutes

What’s included

  • 2.5 to 3-hour guided bike tour of Boston
  • Use of hybrid bike OR E-bike (choice available at checkout)
  • Helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Urban AdvenTours

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Fine Arts

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Free snacks included
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