Boston Duck Tours
4 Copley Place, Suite 4155
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Board these WWII style amphibious vehicles for an adventure on and off shore. A “ConDUCKtor” narrates the tour through some of the city’s most famous sites, including the State House, Boston Common and Quincy Market. Be prepared for the “Splashdown,” when the duck splashes into the Charles River – what many people claim is the best part of the tour.
Choose between the full 80-minute tour and an abbreviated 55-minute tour. Rates vary by age and number of people in a group.
Boston Chocolate Tours
1651 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
It seems almost too good to be true if you’re a chocolate lover, but the name Boston Chocolate Tours says it all – a walking tour of the most decadent desserts at celebrated restaurants and shops. Choose from six chocolate routes through Back Bay, Harvard Square, Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall/North End, South End or the Dessert, Chocolate and Wine through Faneuil Hall.
Admission fees to some of Boston’s most popular tourist attractions can be a bit pricey. But with a Boston CityPass, adults pay $46 and kids pay $29 to see five of Boston’s famous destinations. You save 46 percent all while visiting the New England Aquarium, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Skywalk Observatory and either the Harvard Museum of Natural History or the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Kayaking/Canoeing on the Charles River
2401 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02466
With five locations in Boston, Cambridge, Newton and Natick, kayaking and canoeing in the Charles River are convenient and accessible. Classes and tours are available to those who may be beginners, while affordable rentals allow experienced kayakers and canoers to do their own thing.
105 W Newton St, Boston, MA
For those who prefer more environmentally friendly means of transportation, try Boston Pedicab – a bike-like vehicle – for your travel needs around the city. Besides functioning as a taxi service, the company even offers tours you can customize. The best part may be the “pay as you please” policy, where there are no meters or rates for using the service. Boston Pedicab opens St. Patrick’s Day weekend and runs through December. Book online or call 617-266-2005.
Segway of Boston
510 Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Not interested in traditional bus or trolley tours? A segway tour through Boston and Cambridge may be an interesting way to enjoy the area. You don’t need to be a veteran rider to take the tour; you’ll receive a mandatory training before taking off.
Boston By Foot
77 North Washington Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
From May through October, put on your most comfortable shoes and enjoy a walking tour through what Walkscore calls the third most walkable neighborhood. Boston By Foot offers specialty tours for children, literary enthusiasts and those looking for the darker side of the city. Most tours are $8 for children and $12 for adults.
18 Hillcrest Circle
Watertown, MA 02472
For those who have a tendency to get lost, PocketMetro is a GPS map you can rent and take with you wherever you visit in Boston. The device displays all the information you need to find what you’re looking for. You can rent a PocketMetro at the Visitor Information Center (148 Tremont St.), Hilton Boston Financial District (89 Broad St.), the Seaport Hotel (1 Seaport Ln) or on an Acorn Tours of Boston (www.acorntoursboston.com).
Boston Trolley Tours
From a “frightseeing” ghost tour to sightseeing cruises, Boston Trolley Tours offers customers a range of ways to discover the city.
Boston Gondola Tours
Indulge your romantic side by hopping in an authentic Venetian gondola, built and shipped from Venice, for a relaxing view of the Charles River. Any of the three tour options are sure to put you in a great mood. A live accordion player, chocolates, fruits and flowers are some of the features that are included in the tour packages. Book quickly since the gondola tours are only available on the weekends.
Amie Ninh is a Northwestern University student and aspiring journalist. She spent a summer sharing her passion for writing with the CBSBoston digital media team.