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    Duck Tour

    Water is no barrier for a duck, why should it be for you? A Boston Duck Tour is a wonderful way to get a great look at Boston on land and water. See all the major landmarks and hear the history of the city as you tour Boston in a renovated World War II amphibious vehicle. You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tour! The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by one of their legendary tour ConDUCKtors, who'll be narrating your tour. Then you're off on a journey like you've never had before. You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the Fleet Center, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city. And just when you think you've seen it all, there's more. It's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else. So take the ride of your life. Hop on a Boston Duck Tour!
    Duck Tour

    800 Boylston St, Boston

    • Venture into the Boston Harbor on a duck tour in an amphibious landing vehicle
    • Journey through the water and capture sights of important landmarks with historical relevance
    • Gain insight on the State House, Government Center and Newbury Street from your helpful guide
    • Enjoy breathtaking views, a refreshing breeze, and skylines for a full experience through the water
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    Guided Tour of Boston's Big Dig

    If you build it, they will come...but what happens if you bury it??? Find out during this fascinating tour which will teach you about Boston's efforts to bury their highway system in an attempt to free its historic center from traffic. Boston is one of the most nationally significant cities in the country, known for its rich history of political revolution, commerce, and social innovation. However, lesser-known is the fact that Boston has a fascinating story surrounding its urban planning. Come learn all about the layout of the city as you visit the Old Massachusetts State House, Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, the Custom House, Boston Granite School, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and more! You'll discover the secrets and history behind the urban planning of Boston, while viewing the fascinating areas you're discussing. Your architect tour guide will explain the significance of the Big Dig project, the inspiration for it, and the way that it affects the structure of the city. Boston may be a historic city, but the fabric of it is always changing. Join the tour to learn how it's still making history today!
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    Guided Tour of Boston's Big Dig

    206 Washington St, Boston

    • Walk along the cobblestone streets of Boston, lead by an experienced and educated architect or architectural historian
    • Visit the Old Massachusetts State House, Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, the Custom House, Boston Granite School, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and more!
    • Learn about the burying of Boston's highway system and how it frees its historic center from traffic
    • Discuss Boston's rich history and purposeful urban planning, which has contributed to the beautiful green spaces that exist in the city today
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    Downtown, the Waterfront, and North End Tour

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    Greet Boston's first settlers through an exploration of the city's beginnings to modern day. Take to the city streets and experience the diverse scenery that differentiates this Boston from the rest of the United States. On this walking tour, you'll travel through the city, experiencing architecture from the city's foundation in 1630 to today. Visit the Old North Church and Paul Revere's House in Boston's Italian North End. You will also stroll past the hidden waterfront and walk over the infamous "Big Dig," which now makes up the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Whatever you want to see in Boston, whatever you want to learn, it's just a stroll away.
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    Downtown, the Waterfront, and North End Tour

    Congress St & State St, Boston

    • Explore Boston's earliest beginnings that brought about the architecture and personality that exemplify this city
    • See historic sites like the Old North Church, Paul Revere's House, and America's oldest restaurant
    • Stroll through the hidden waterfront trail and the infamous "Big Dig"
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    Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise on Yacht Northern Lights

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    Wake up and embark on an exciting sea voyage with a satisfying drink in hand! Start your day on the open water as you sail around the Boston Harbor while observing the fascinating and historic scenery. This 2-hour cruise on Yacht Northern Lights includes a freshly prepared gourmet buffet breakfast, included with each ticket. Drinks are available for purchase on-board by credit card only. Enjoy the sites around Boston's Inner Harbor Islands and the fall foliage. See the Boston Fish Pier, the Moakley Federal Courthouse at Fan Pier, and many more sights, firsthand! (Foliage is weather permitting, we cannot guarantee that guests will see foliage on this cruise)
    Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise on Yacht Northern Lights

    60 Rowes Wharf, Boston

    • Set out on an early and invigorating sail on the Boston Harbor
    • Experience the joy of a leisurely sailing cruise and the historic scenery of the Boston Harbor
    • Expect to forget the distractions of life on land within minutes of leaving the dock
    • Kick back, and enjoy seeing the historic sights of Boston with a drink in hand
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    28 positive reviews
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    Martha's Vineyard Day Trip

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    Martha's Vineyard has always been the quintessential destination for those wanting to experience the New England feel. This trip starts out in Boston where you are driven straight to the Island Queen ferry dock. After your ferry ride to Martha's Vineyard you will enjoy the sights and history of this New England favorite during a three-hour island tour. Once you complete your tour, you'll have three hours to do some exploring of your own. The day culminates with you returning to where you started to board your return ferry back to Boston. Come explore this beautiful island with none of the stress of planning how to get there! Come take in the beautiful sights on a breezy day during this day-long excursion.
    Martha's Vineyard Day Trip

    The Steamship Authority, Woods Hole

    • Enjoy a full day trip to Martha's Vineyard with all round-trip travelling plans included
    • Take a complete island tour and be enthralled by the unforgettable coastline
    • Experience plenty of shopping and other forms of recreation for a fun, enjoyable day
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    Licence to Carry and Gun Safety Course

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    Learn safe firearm practices and prepare for your license in a safe, comprehensive training course. The first half of this experience is a comprehensive course on gun safety and Massachusetts gun laws, including gun anatomy, how to load and unload, proper storage, safe handling of guns and ammo, and the legal uses of firearms. In the second half, get to use the same firearm simulator that police use in their training. You'll gain insight on the fundamentals of firing a gun without any risk of injury. Using an actual simulator, use real bulletless guns in a computer-generated range, and prepare to safely handle a live firearm. This gun safety course is a perfect choice for anyone looking to get their gun license.
    Licence to Carry and Gun Safety Course

    444 Washington St, Woburn

    • Experience a comprehensive course in gun safety and Massachusetts gun laws
    • Learn safe practices and prepare with in-depth training for your license to carry
    • Handle real firearms in a safe, simulated shooting range
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    5 positive reviews
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    Independence Pub Crawl of the Freedom Trail -Dry Run

    Can you think of a better possible way to experience Boston without beer and history? Well, there is no possible better way and Boston Crawling's Independence Pub Crawl will prove it to you! You'll kick off this crawl with a walking tour along The Freedom Trail, where your guide will share stories of Boston's unknown colonial and revolutionary past. You will also be entertained with tales of Boston's secret history that nobody knows. If you think that is all the excitement you are going to have, then you thought wrong! While increasing your knowledge about the hidden history, you will have the opportunity to visit 4 local historic taverns where you will be able to taste delicious and one of a kind beers that are special and exclusive to Boston. Enjoy learning everything your 8th-grade teacher left out in history class, spend time with fellow travelers from around the globe, and taste all different kinds of craft beer that you cant get from anywhere else! Experience Boston the best possible way-with history and beer of course!
    Independence Pub Crawl of the Freedom Trail -Dry Run

    6 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston

    • Enjoy a relaxing walking tour of the Freedom Trail, with delicious craft beer in your hand
    • Visit 4 historic taverns in the area, each offering unique and delicious drinks for you to enjoy
    • Listen to tales of Boston's secret history and stories of Boston's unknown colonial and revolutionary past
    • Experience an interesting day crawling from bar to bar along The Freedom Trail, tasting beers you cant taste from anywhere else
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    Independence Pub Crawl of the Freedom Trail -Happy Hour

    Can you think of a better possible way to experience Boston without beer and history? Well, there is no possible better way and Boston Crawling's Independence Pub Crawl will prove it to you! You'll kick off this crawl with a walking tour along The Freedom Trail, where your guide will share stories of Boston's unknown colonial and revolutionary past. But that is not all of the history you will learn. You will also be entertained with tales of Boston's secret history that nobody knows. If you think that is all the excitement you are going to have, then you thought wrong! While increasing your knowledge about the hidden history, you will have the opportunity to visit 4 local historic taverns where you will be able to taste delicious and one of a kind beers that are special and exclusive to Boston. Enjoy learning everything your 8th-grade teacher left out in history class, spend time with fellow travelers from around the globe, and taste all different kinds of craft beer that you cant get from anywhere else! Experience Boston the best possible way-with history and beer of course!
    Independence Pub Crawl of the Freedom Trail -Happy Hour

    6 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston

    • Enjoy a relaxing walking tour of the Freedom Trail, with delicious craft beer in your hand
    • Visit 4 historic taverns in the area, each offering unique and delicious drinks for you to enjoy
    • Listen to tales of Boston's secret history and stories of Boston's unknown colonial and revolutionary past
    • Experience an interesting day crawling from bar to bar along The Freedom Trail, tasting beers you cant taste from anywhere else
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    Brunch Cruise

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    Wake up and embark on an exciting sea voyage with a satisfying drink in hand! Start your day on the open water as you sail around the Boston Harbor while observing the fascinating and historic scenery. See the USS Constitution,Bunker Hill Monument, USS Cassin Young, and many more sights, firsthand! This cruise features a freshly prepared gourmet buffet brunch included with each ticket. Drinks are available for purchase on-board by credit card only. You will be so refreshed, even the morning people will want to channel your energy!
    Brunch Cruise

    60 Rowes Wharf, Boston

    • Set out on an early and invigorating sail on the Boston Harbor
    • Experience the joy of a leisurely sailing cruise and the historic scenery of the Boston Harbor
    • Expect to forget the distractions of life on land within minutes of leaving the dock
    • Keep an eye out for some of our harbor porpoises, harbor seals, cormorants, ospreys, egrets, blue herons, oystercatchers, and other wildlife
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