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Boston: Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour

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Boston: Freedom Trail Self-Guided Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide
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From US$ 9.40 US$ 7.52 per person

Explore Boston and retrace the history of American Independence on this self-guided Freedom Trail tour.

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Valid 365 days
from first activation
Audio guide included
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Boston's fascinating Freedom Trail at your own pace
  • Listen to the impressive story of American Independence
  • See iconic historical landmarks including Park Street Church, Massachusetts State House, and more
  • Use your self-guided GPS app to explore the trail and learn about the landmarks
Full description
Embark on an adventure through the United States' history and discover fascinating stories about Colonial America and the Revolutionary War. On this self-guided tour, led by GPS, explore Boston’s Freedom Trail at your own pace and learn about this fascinating period of history. Begin the experience in the center of the city at Boston Common. Hear stories about the common’s history and how the first settlers founded the city. Next stop is Massachusetts State House followed by the 54th Regiment Memorial where you’ll learn about the Civil War. Continue to Park Street Church and discover the importance of this landmark, then find out about the iconic figures buried at the Granary Burying Ground. Arrive at the Latin School next, one of the city’s most notable attractions due to its impressive alumni. From here, reach the Old South Meeting, built in 1729, then explore the Boston Massacre site and hear about the incident that occurred here. Faneuil Hall, the Holocaust Memorial, Haymarket, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, make up the last leg of the tour, which ends at the Bunker Hill Monument.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via an app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• This self-guided experience begins at the Boston Common Visitors Center. There will be no guide waiting to meet you there. • Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. • These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The tour app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app needed to take the tour and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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Purchased this to do a walking tour with my exhausted teenaged son on the last day of a 7 day whirlwind Northeast college tour. He was too tired to do the whole thing but I coaxed him to Faneuil Hall for lunch then did a bit of it from there and then listened to the rest. The tour was informative. It gave cues on how to walk to the next point. It is GPS linked so senses when the next tour spot is reached. It has not audio and text to read. It has additional information that one can opt into. The app was super easy to use. In short, no weaknesses in this experience. I will definitely purchase more of these on future trips!!

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April 14, 2022

Love it! I took a trip to Boston last minute because I found a great deal on airfare. As a result, I couldn't find a travel buddy to tag along. Because of Covid, I didn't want to join with a tour guide group, so this self-guided tour was perfect. I did the Freedom Trail and because the tour is mapped out with red bricks on the road, I was able to do the whole tour without staring at my phone. The GPS automatically tracked where I was so whenever I was near a point of interest, the audio played. I loved this and I would highly recommend it, especially for solo travelers.

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December 14, 2021

Such a great tour! I loved being able to start and stop the audio based on pace, stopping to see other sites, eating, etc. Super informative and a great way to see the city and have a great history lesson. I highly recommend for anyone who wants to avoid touring with a group.

October 10, 2021

Product ID: 360605