Historic Boston and Cambridge Tours
While in Boston traveling by coach, you'll see such highlights as Copley Square, Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, Back Bay, Newbury Street, the Public Garden, boston Common, Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts State House, and a view of the USS Constitution (oldest warship commissioned by the US). Some tours include a visit to important places such as the Old North Church, where two lanterns were hung in the steeple as ordered by Paul Revere. After Boston, you'll cross the Charles River into Cambridge, and have opportunity to stroll about Harvard Square.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $55 for city tours 3.5 to 4 hours in length.
Booking Advice: Depending upon the walking involved, these cruise line tours are rated from easy to moderate in terms of physical exertion scales. You may want to consider city tours offered by 3rd party vendors online that would save some cost.
Salem and the Witch Museum
On this tour, you'll visit seaside Salem, most famous for the Witch Trials of 1692. You'll have a recount of these trials on your guided tour through the Witch Museum, which includes exhibits about Wiccan, Pagans, healers, and midwives (who had no health insurance). You'll also visit the Charter Street Burying ground, where Nathaniel Hawthorne's great-great Grandfather, Justice John Hathorne was interred. Justice Hathorne is referred to as the “witch judge,” and Nathaniel Hawthorne, to distance himself from this relative, added a 'W' to his last name. You'll have opportunity to stroll about the picturesque and decidedly historic waterfront, where you might see a replica clipper ship.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $62 to $70 for 4.5 hour tours through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: Depending upon the amount of walking on these tours, the activity level varies from easy to moderate. If Salem is your major point of interest, you might want to consider the 7 hour tour offered by online 3rd party vendors for $42.
Trolley Tours of Boston
See the highlights of Boston's historic area, and the waterfront on these tours!
Price: Adults expect to pay from $38 to $45 through the cruise lines for 1.5 to 2 hour tours on Boston.
Booking Advice: These tours are rated as easy in terms of physical exercise. Cruise line lower end prices are OK, but if you want to cut to the chase, you may just want to check out the variety and prices of tour at Boston trolley site online at http://www.trolleytours.com/boston/rates-and-reservations.asp
Boston “Duck Tours”
When you're in a city where the phrase “one if by land, two if by sea” was made famous, what better way to tour than by visiting both? The Duck takes you through important historic Boston highlights, including portions of the Freedom Trail, the Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre, Boston Common, and King's Chapel, and then becomes your boat ride on the Charles River, where you'll experience the Cambridge and Boston skylines! Tours may conclude with opportunity to check out Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $64 to $80 for tours that are roughly 2 hours in length.
Booking Advice: These tours are regarded as easy to moderate in terms of physical activity. Cruise line prices may be competitive because transfer fees are included, but you may want to check prices and tours at the Duck Tour site online, where ticket costs are at about half the lower prices quoted by cruise lines. You'll find Duck Tours at http://bostonducktours.com/tickets_main.aspx
Fenway Park Tours
Tour the oldest league ballpark in the United States, home to the 2007 World Series Champiions. You also get that chance to shop for souvenirs at the Red Sox Gift Shop.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $66 to $70 through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: Cruise line tours likely include transfers, but checking out 3rd party vendors for a variety of city tours that include Fenway could save you money!