- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This fascinating historical half-day trip from Boston takes you to the famous nearby Massachusetts cities of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord with a leap back in time during the American Revolution. Journey along the Battle Road Trail, follow the route Paul Revere took as he warned the countryside with his infamous cry of "the British are coming!" Visit Harvard Yard and Cambridge Common, where George Washington took control of the Continental Army. You’ll also stand on legendary Lexington Battle Green – the site of the infamous Battle of Lexington where 77 Minutemen stood their ground against 700 of England’s finest regulars– and pass the homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and visit the family home of Louisa May Alcott, "Orchard House". Your expert guide will teach you all about this area’s prominent role in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War while taking you to the cities’ most famous sights and off-the-beaten path locales.
- 4-Hour American History Tour from Boston
- Visit three of Boston's historic neighboring towns: Cambridge, Concord, and Lexington
- Round-Trip Transportation Aboard Air-Conditioned Coach Bus
- Hotel Pick-Up (select Boston hotels)
- Professional Driver/Guide
- Admission to "Orchard House", family home of Louisa May Alcott
- Follow the route of Paul Revere as he warned the countryside "the British are coming!"
- Travel past the homes of Hawthorne, Alcott and Emerson
- Entry/Admission - Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
- Hotel Drop-Off (tours will drop-off at Faneuil Hall Marketplace or Park Square)
1: 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA
2: Massachusetts, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
For those not using a hotel pick up, please meet at the Gray Line Ticket Office/Transportation Bldg. located at Park Sq., l0 Park Plaza on the Charles St. South side., next to P.F. Chang’s. Please arrive no later than 8:45am.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
1: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
2: 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Thursday - Saturday
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Brush Hill Tours, 8 Park Plz, Boston, MA 02116-3952
Tour ends back at the Boston Office.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Lexington Green, Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420-4403
Duration: 40 minutes
Pass By: Battle Road Trail, Concord, MA
Follow the trail of the American Revolutionaries
Stop At: North Bridge, 174 Liberty St Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord, MA 01742-1705
View the bridge where the first battle in the American Revolutionary war took place.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, 399 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742-3712
Guided tour of the Alcott family home.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Cambridge Common, Garden Street & Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
16 acre park located in Harvard Square
Pass By: Charles River, Cambridge, MA
View the river that separates Cambridge from Boston bordered by the beautiful 17 mile stretch of land known as the Esplanade.
Pass By: Ralph Waldo Emerson House, 28 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742-3700
Home of famous American philosopher
Pass By: Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
View sites as pass through Harvard Square; Harvard University
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Sam did an excellent job. He is very knowledgeable and presented the information well. We did the half day tour, but i wished we’d done the full day.
You will spend an hour just getting out of Boston but the trip is worth the effort. If you are lucky you will get Sam ("Sam I Am") as your driver/guide. He will keep the bus entertained and informed for the length of the trip. This is an overview tour so you will not spend much time in any one place and for an in-depth look you will need to come back on your own. But if time is limited this tour is for you. Listening to Sam I Am is worth the price of admission!
Made history come alive. Good combination of riding and walking. Wasn't too long and gave you a sense of what the distances we're. Enjoyed the quick stops at homes of famous people from the mid 1860's
Tony was our driver he was great and knowledgeable. The tour itself was nice and there was a lot to see. We saw a lot of the towns of Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord.
Great tour!! Sam I Am did an excellent job driving and explaining things as he drove. The dropoffs at Lexington and Concord were both greatnot too long not too short!
It was one of the best tours I have ever been on. The tour bus driver was named Sam, he called himself Sam I am. he was amazing. Very knowledgeable and very funny. Get him if you can!
This tour was great. Sam, the driver/tour guide was really informative and helpful. He went out of his way to make the tour memorable.
Fantastic tour! The guide and driver was simply excellent.
From beginning to end, he provided facts, knowledge and history about Boston and then later Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord.
A great way to hear the story behind the beginning of the revolution. Having visited Boston almost every year for over a decade, it was refreshing to leave Downtown Boston, and visit the actual sites where the battles happened. The tour guide provides interesting historical stories along the way. Just a shame there was a huge snow downpour the weekend before my tour ... so didn't get to see much greenery on the battle fields. So avoid the cold of winter!
This was awesome. We learned a lot and it was drizzling almost the entire day but it didn't ruin the tour at all. The guide was really knowledgeable and if you love American History, this is where its at.
We had used Viator before in San Francisco and found them to be good. Visiting Boston we had not much time so booked the half day tour again through Viator. This turned out to be as good as before. We were picked up from a hotel in Quincy and experienced a bit of a delay due to the traffic but all went well once we were underway. Thankfully the weather was bright and sunny so we could explore Lexington a bit. We had time for tea and scones at the cafe close to where we were dropped off which was welcome after our early start. Then off to Concord where we followed in the footsteps of the fallen British soldiers who fought in the battle of Lexington. The visitor centre is an interesting place the movie is worth watching and take in the view with its trees to reminded me of some typical English country areas except the leaves seemed much brighter with some great red shades amongst the green and yellow.
Tony our guide was an excellent speaker. I heartily recommend this tour which drops you off at Quincy market. You can extend it into the afternoon to see Boston but we had no time and also had done this before.
It was so beautiful traveling part of the route that Dawes, Revere and Prescott took. My grandson 17h, a history buff was so moved to be standing where the American Revolution began! He said, You can read it in a book but where you're there, history comes alive! The leaves were beautiful, too. So much history in such a small area. We learned interesting facts about Paul Revere and the other Patriots. Our guide Jake was amazing.
Tony was fun, knowledgeable and pretty incredible. I loved the story telling and all the places we've visited. Thank you for being flexible and helpful :
Excellent tour, our guide Tony was funny, informative, and a great bus driver, we felt very safe with his driving.
We were picked up at hotel. driven to the place to catch the bus for our tour, this driver gave us a mini tour of Boston on the way. Then we transferred to the tour bus and off we went. The driver was very good knowledgeable and interesting. Several stops where we got off to see the sites with the guide making sure we knew what time to be back at the bus.
Our guide was Tony, and he was excellent! Lots of history, insights, and a great sense of humor, he recommended that we try the root beer in Buckman's Tavern/gift shop, and it's a must!
This was an excellent tour for me as a first time traveler to the Boston area. The tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable and it was clear that she thoroughly enjoyed sharing the history of the area with us all. We were blessed with a little rain toward the end of the tourn but it was a a beautiful day. I recommend this tour to anyone who has not been to these areas and also to those who would like the insight of the conditions men and women went through in striving for independence.
We loved our tour through the countryside to see Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord. Our bus driver was very knowledgeable and shared wonderful information with us about history and the area.