Instead of taking a classic hop-on-hop-off bus tour, it is more fun to take the Duck tour. You will be riding in an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle and visit different parts of Boston and then take a tour in the Charles River. This is an interesting way to see Boston, from the streets and the shoreline.
The Duck Tours offer guided tours of Boston and "what makes Boston the birthplace of freedom and the city of firsts".
The lines were pretty long to get on one of these and I did notice that the majority of the people waiting to get on the tour were families with small children, young teens and some older folks.
It is a bit pricey, but if you have a limited time to see Boston, why not? Prices are $26 per adult, $23 for students/seniors, and $17 for children between the ages of 3-11.
Me, nah, I didn't (and probably wouldn't) get on one of these. Espeically in a city like Boston, a walkable city.
If you want to get a decent overview of Boston in a short time, you can’t a better way than taking the “Duck Tour” that has been a fixture there since 1994.. “Duck” is a an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle that goes on land as well as in the water.
You can begin the Tour at the Museum of Science or the Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay (On Huntington Avenue in front of Shaw's Supermarket. - closest train is Prudential on the Green E line, as well as Copley on the all the Green lines).
Each Duck Tour guide has its own personality with each r ConDUCKtors, in character and costume, such as Sven the Viking.. The guide gives you a bit of a history lesson on the sites and takes you past many of the major city attractions: Copley Square, Boston Common, Newbury Street, Quincy Market, and the Fleet Center to name a few. Then, you drive right into the Charles River and take a cruise along the banks of the city. The drivers really get into it, and likes to make riders quack like a duck as you’re driving along
The tickets are sold at the Prudential Center (Center Court) Huntington Avenue (metro : Prudential Center) from 8:30AM to 8:PM, 7 days a week.
The departure begins at 9:00AM , near the Prudential Center
This is another way to experience Boston --- The Duck Tours offer guided tours around Boston. The commentaries (by the Guide) alone make this tour a blast! Most of them are hilarious with some audience participation on the side....Be ready to: "Quack! Quack!".
If you would like an excellent, and interesting tour of Boston, I reccomend the duck tours. You ride around in a WWII duck boat, that goes on city streets, and then goes in the water for a little bit. The one I took had the tour guide named "captain foghorn." He was very funny and knew a lot about Boston. Kids love it, and so does everyone else. Be ready to have the locals quack at you though. Why this happens I have no idea
My buddy suggested that to get a good overview of Boston's layout and sights, we should go on a Duck Tour. Unfortunately, it was sold out for the next two days, so if you want to go, call ahead or go to their web site and book a reservation. You can get tickets in person at the Prudential Center (off Boyston). The tour lasts 80 minutes and is conducted in old World War II amphibious vehicles, so you'll not only drive down the streets, but you'll also cruise down the Charles River.
Call 617-723-3825 for more info and the web link.