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Boston & Cambridge have something for everyone. From shopping and sports to culture and fine dining, you’ll find that Boston & Cambridge have it all. And it’s all within walking distance. Whether you arrive in Boston by plane, train, cab or car, you’ll want to get yourself settled, put on your walking shoes, and discover what makes Boston, America’s Walking City!

Top Activities

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum: Join Paul Revere and Sam Adams in a rendezvous with history. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Tour takes one hour and features full-scale replicas, artifacts and interactive elements throughout. Your group will have a personalized “colonial character” host that will guide you through this dynamic museum experience.

The Freedom Trail Foundation: Telling the story of Boston’s role in the American Revolution, the Freedom Trail® Foundation and its talented 18th century costumed guides bring history to life along Boston’s Freedom Trail for thousands of adult and student groups, helping visitors relive the Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Ride and more.

Fenway Park: “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. See the home of Red Sox Legends, Williams, Yaz, Fisk and Rice. Visit Pesky’s Pole and sit atop the world famous Green Monster. Experienced tour guides will provide a thrilling, one hour tour of Fenway Park.

New England Aquarium: Experience the wonder of 70 exhibits featuring aquatic animals from around the world. Get your hands wet at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank. Watch Northern fur seals at the Marine Mammal Center and during the months of April-October take a Whale Watching trip which departs right from the Aquarium.

USS Constitution: USS CONSTITUTION, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, is open year round for free guided tours. Each tour is narrated by several of USS Constitution’s active-duty United States Sailors and consists of four stations through the ship’s top three decks, with tours beginning every half-hour from 10:00 a.m. to the last tour at 3:30 p.m. Each tour can accommodate approximately 80 people. Please visit www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution  for more information.

Ideas for First Time Visitors:

  • Freedom Trail Run
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • Charles River
  • Sanders Theatre

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • Harvard Square
  • Mt. Auburn Cemetery
  • Cashunt Boston
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Special Events

ArtWeek Boston 2017

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek is an award-winning bi-annual creative festival featuring more than 100 unique, unexpected, and creative experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Born in Boston, ArtWeek has grown so rapidly since its 2013 launch that it now serves communities throughout all of Eastern Massachusetts.


17 Border Crossings

Imaginary lines, real consequences, true border crossings.

The history of passports, smuggling Kentucky Fried Chicken into other countries and the peculiarities of airline security — it’s all covered in this miraculous, one-man saga that unpacks how the mundane details that govern global travel become the actual journey.

17 Border Crossings is a surreal sojourn that transports us to very real places: Hungary, Serbia, Morocco, Colombia, Holland and Mexico, to name a few. In the deft, mischievous manner of the trickster, Phillips manages to float huge questions that surround the fraught migrations of our era.

With all the childlike curiosity and adult skepticism of monologist Spalding Gray, and the theatrical wizardry of a Robert Lepage, Thaddeus Phillips takes audiences by the hand on a trip around the world and shows us that when we cross the imaginary lines that divide up the world, the real borders come to light.

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

On March 30, 1958, Alvin Ailey led a group of young African-American modern dancers in a now-fabled performance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City that forever changed the perception of American dance. And in 1968, Celebrity Series of Boston first presented the Ailey company in what has become an annual tradition and celebration.

“…So far under Mr. Battle’s direction it has been smooth sailing for the Ailey company…” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

“…Mr. Battle has made a point to expand the company’s repertory…”
— THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Be prepared for 2 things: a continued devotion to tradition, but also big, refreshing surprises.” — THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Program, prices and sections are subject to change.

The Dance Series is sponsored by the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, the Royal Little Family Foundation and the Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation.

 

Local Transportation

A & A Metro Transportation: & A Metro Transportation offers a full range of transportation services from Executive Sedan Service, Corporate Van and Bus Shuttles and all size Charter Buses.  Even if you own your vehicles, we can alleviate your planning efforts by taking on the overall management of the transportation logistics.


A Yankee Line, Inc.:  Boston’s native charter motorcoach operator with fleet headquarters only 5 minutes from Logan Airport, catering to long-haul touring in comfort. Our equipment is comprised of a new, Mercedes designed SETRA motorcoaches featuring seatbelts, all-leather seating, complimentary WiFi. Contact us for the highest quality charter motorcoach transportation available in New England.


Bloom Bus Lines, Inc.: Family owned company offering service for the United States and Canada in late model coaches for single and multi-day charters. Bloom’s Bus Lines provides over the road motorcoach services throughout the United States and Canada.The original Bloom philosophy remains; safe and timely transportation at a reasonable cost.


Peter Pan of Boston: Peter Pan Bus Charter Service specializes in charters bus rentals. Your group can travel in safety, comfort and style while enjoying the same convenient, quality service that has made us a leader in the transportation industry, proud to consistently achieve the Highest Safety Ratings from the U.S. Department of Transportation.


Go Boston Shuttle: GO Boston Shuttle provides door-to-door service to and from your hotel, school, or business to Logan Airport, South Station or Boston Cruiseport. We provide shared or private shuttle vans, along with party buses and motor coaches. One stop shopping for all your ground transportation needs. Group discounts available.


Distance from Major Airports

  • Logan International Airport (to downtown) – 1 mile

Local Tour Guides

Sunshine Travel: Founded in 1989, Sunshine Travel offers bilingual tour guides in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) with years of experience and local tours that depart from Boston to the East Coast USA year around. Contact: sunshinetravelboston@gmail.com          .


TOS (Tour Operation Services): Japanese and English tour and destination management services. specialize in transportation, dining, entertainment, ticket arrangement, and interpretation services, customized for executives, students, and other groups. English and Japanese spoken.Contact: suzuki@tos-usa.com


Hawthorne Tours: Full service receptive tour operator providing custom group tours and local step on guide servies for schools, corporations, military reunions, senior travel clubs, churches, civic organizations, private clubs, reunion groups and more. English and German spoken. Contact: helen@hawthornetours.com


Acorn Tours of Bosto  n: We provide experienced, knowledgeable, step-on guides for Boston and Cambridge, and other destinations in New England. English, French and German spoken. Contact: info@acorntoursboston.com


Bay Colony Historical Tours, LLC: Step-on sightseeing guides for motorcoach tours; customized itineraries of Greater Boston, Salem, Plymouth and Cape Cod. Corporate and convention services; student tours; art and museum groups. Multilingual staff. Contact kikiboston@aol.com