Experience Boston and New England the Way You’ve Always Imagined…

Welcome to Boston Private Tours! We hope you will enjoy browsing through some of the sites we visit and we are ready to help you plan a private tour customized to your needs and interests.
  • North Coast, MA – Salem, Marblehead & Gloucester

    This is a 6-hour tour. Salem, settled in 1626, endured a witchcraft hysteria in 1692, resulting in the executions by hanging and “pressing to death” of 18 people and 3 dogs – more than 45 others, mostly elderly women, froze to death in unheated dungeons in this area while awaiting their “trial” before the hysteria… [Continue Reading]

    North Coast, MA – Salem, Marblehead & Gloucester
  • Certificate of Excellence

    We’ve been awarded the Trip Advisor® Certificate of Excellence for 2014! TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. They offer trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up… [Continue Reading]

    Certificate of Excellence
  • Flavors of Italy – the North End

    This is a leisurely walking tour. Walking foodie and flavor tours of the Italian North End of Boston – here you can stroll the old streets where Paul Revere, son of French immigrants, lived and where Rose Kennedy grew up in a 5-floor walk-up tenement.  Today it is Boston’s Little Italy, and our guide can… [Continue Reading]

    Flavors of Italy – the North End
  • Newport, Rhode Island

    This tour is approximately 7 hours and is available year-round. Think of the Great Gatsby, with his yellow Rolls Royce, starring Robert Redford dancing with Mia Farrow in a fountain outside of an opulent mansion named Rosecliff – the scene was filmed here in Newport.  Imagine too, three mansions referred to as “cottages” owned by… [Continue Reading]

    Newport, Rhode Island
  • Photography Tours

    Amount of time required is dependent upon where you wish to go. We can take you to quintessential New England sites for you to work on your camera skills, including ancient graveyards, 300-year-old homes, seashore and lighthouse scenes, ponds and lakes in autumn, covered bridges, old clapboard New England churches, boating harbors, grist mills with… [Continue Reading]

    Photography Tours
  • South Coast, MA – Cape Cod/Martha’s Vineyard

    This tour is approximately 9 hours long and is available year-round. We can take you to either Cape Cod or to Martha’s Vineyard from Boston.  Cape Cod is approximately a 75-minute drive south of Boston, passing through historic towns such as Quincy and Plymouth.  In planning, it’s important to note that access to Cape Cod,… [Continue Reading]

    South Coast, MA – Cape Cod/Martha’s Vineyard
  • Wrentham Village Outlets

    This tour will take at least 6 hours, total time. This very popular destination shopping complex has 170 premium, designer outlet stores that sell at a discount the top goods of premium retailers including: Coach, Wilson’s Leather, Brooks Brothers’ Women, DKNY, Anne Taylor, Hugo Bass, Izod, LaCoste, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Cole Haan, Swarofski, Salvatore… [Continue Reading]

    Wrentham Village Outlets
  • Architecture Tours

    From the oldest wood-frame building in the United States built in 1636 to the newest local structures, we have buildings spanning 5 centuries to show you. We can take you for a tour of Gropius House, where Walter Gropius (founder of the Bauhaus School of Architecture) lived during the last 30 years of his life… [Continue Reading]

    Architecture Tours
  • Coastal Maine – Kennebunkport

    This tour lasts about 7 hours and is available year-round. Maine was actually a part of Massachusetts until 1820, and it doesn’t involve a long ride from Boston at all to reach York, Maine, where you’ll get to ride onto Cape Neddick and see Nubble Light – one of America’s most photographed lighthouses.  We’ll follow… [Continue Reading]

    Coastal Maine – Kennebunkport
  • Boston, Harvard, Lexington & Concord

    Our most requested tour, lasting approximately 6 hours. We begin this tour with pick up at 9 or 9:30AM (inquire about airport, train, or cruise ship pick up times), and take you through old Boston.  This tour includes many Freedom Trail sites, Cheers or Fenway Park, if you’re interested, the interior of Beacon Hill and… [Continue Reading]

    Boston, Harvard, Lexington & Concord
  • South Coast, MA – Plymouth

    This is a 6-7-hour tour and is available year-round.  Some attractions are closed during the winter months and the cranberry bogs are only in season from September to October.   Stand by Plymouth Rock, where our forefathers landed in December, 1620 after what had to have been a long trip in deplorable conditions – they… [Continue Reading]

    South Coast, MA – Plymouth
  • Quirky & Curious Tours (Mix & Match)

    Visit with us, the Boston Harbor Oceanfront Sewage Treatment Facility – which isn’t nearly as yucky as it sounds – and learn what happens when you flush a toilet.  Afterwards, you can take a break and sip a Sam Adams Beer at a pub with seats facing the grave of Sam Adams himself – which… [Continue Reading]

    Quirky & Curious Tours (Mix & Match)
  • Foliage Tours

    These tours range in length depending on the distance traveled, but can range anywhere from 7-8 hours or even longer. Autumn foliage season begins in northern New England in early September, and the progression of color marches south towards Massachusetts, then into Rhode Island and Connecticut.  Historically, the weathermen tell us that the first frost… [Continue Reading]

    Foliage Tours
  • Boston and The Freedom Trail

    Boston and The Freedom Trail are available as a 4 or 6 hour tour with the option of walking or driving. Boston is much more than the Freedom Trail.  We have 2 miles of sandy ocean beaches, 34 islands in Boston Harbor, the Boston Fish Pier, Castle Island (with its creepy old granite fort), and… [Continue Reading]

    Boston and The Freedom Trail
  • Industrial Revolution Tours

    The American Industrial Revolution began in Lowell, Massachusetts (settled in 1646).  By the 1820s, Lowell was the largest industrial complex in America.  Come with us to tour the old mills, see the canals built starting in 1792 – which were dug to get the products to market in Boston 26 miles away, see the old… [Continue Reading]

    Industrial Revolution Tours
  • New England Literary Tours

    See sites related to some of the following authors – Ann Hutchinson, Cotton Mather, Phyllis Wheatley, Thornton Wilder, Margaret Sydney, Robert Frost, James Russell Lowell, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, E.E. Cummings, Saul Bellow, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. We can also visit the homes of Henry David Thoreau (including Walden Pond),… [Continue Reading]

    New England Literary Tours
  • Civil War Boston

    See sites related to the American Civil War, such as the bookstore where Harriet Beecher Stowes’ incendiary book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was published; sites where Lincoln, Frederick Douglas, Charles Sumner, Jeff Davis, and John Wilkes Booth stayed in Boston; visit the Navy Yard where the USS Merrimac was launched (re: Battle of the Monitor and… [Continue Reading]

    Civil War Boston
  • Maybe you are a Yankee!

    Do you think you may be a “Mayflower Descendant”?  Marilyn Monroe and Orson Welles were direct descendants of the Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden.  Even British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, was a Mayflower descendant on his mother’s side – she was an American. Does your family lore mention old New England towns or ship that… [Continue Reading]

    Maybe you are a Yankee!
  • Extended Overnight New England Tours

    These tours include Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Western Massachusetts, and other areas, and typically last between 4 and 6 nights.  You can even suggest your own agenda, and we’ll let you know if we can pull it off! We can do these at any time of the year, and typically we would begin with a… [Continue Reading]

    Extended Overnight New England Tours
  • North Coast, MA – Gloucester, Rockport & Lighthouses

    This tour is 7 hours with a sit-down lunch and is available year-round. On the north shore of Massachusetts, 28 miles from Boston, there is a beautiful peninsula named Cape Ann, named by Captain John Smith, after the Danish-born mother of English King Charles I.  It is cut off from the mainland by the Annisquam… [Continue Reading]

    North Coast, MA – Gloucester, Rockport & Lighthouses

Let us show you Boston like you’ve never seen before!

We provide year-round, personalized custom tour services including driving and walking tours that are customized for you. You may request a customized tour or see the tour options available on this site. Whether you are visiting the area individually or as a group, we would love to accommodate your tour needs.

Our tour guides each have extensive, personal knowledge of the area, allowing you the most in-depth tour available featuring little known treasures and facts about Boston. They are able to provide you with a tour that features little-known facts and treasures of Boston. Some have even studied local history! Our guides include three published historians, two State Certified teachers, a college lecturer, and we even have guides who speak fluent French, Spanish and Italian.

Design your own customzed tour!

All of our guides are mature, but possess both wit and a sense of humor and are eager to please and entertain you.

For driving tours, we meet you at your hotel, the airport, the Cruise Ship pier, or at the train station. If you wish to see Boston on foot for a walking tour, photo walk, the Freedom Trail, or any other kind of walking tour, our local walking guides will arrange to meet you at a convenient site. We provide step-on guide services for your bus or your self-driven vehicle, and you’ll still enjoy experiencing Boston through the eyes of a local guide.

  • We speak Spanish, Italian and French, and can obtain interpreters in most other languages.

  • Our tours are handicap-friendly, and are suitable for all ages.

  • We are able to create a tour that can fit any size budget.

  • We can provide speakers for your club, business or school group.

  • Prices are based on:
      - Number of people in your party

      - Length of the tour

      - Type of vehicle desired - sedan, SUV, mini-van, limosine, or bus

  • Prices include the tour and vehicle.
  • We do provide spring water, but any meals or admission to venues will incur additional costs.
  • Click here to see our standard tour packages or to get ideas for your customized tour!

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