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    Guided Tour of Boston's Big Dig

    Context Travel
    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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    Downtown, the Waterfront, and North End Tour

    Boston CityWalks
    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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    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!
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