The map of Boston with all the tours shows you the location of 18 self-guided tours to walk in Boston on and off the beaten path. NB: tours updated in March-April 2019

Before making your choice, see the descriptions below and to know more about the different parts of the city, go to the About Boston page.

Each tour is about 2 miles long and can take you from 2 to 5 hours to complete depending on what you decide to do.

They are all accessible by the T and can be used on your smartphone.

Don’t hesitate to combine them, simplify them, or modify them. If the path is temporarily blocked, or the place to visit is closed that day, it’s what can be expected in a city, but you’ll surely find your way around these inconveniences. Send me a note so I can modify the descriptions for the next ones.

Bonne  route!

1: the West End trek: station, museum, church, architecture, City Hall.

2: the North End trek: Harborwalk, markets, History, Italian neighborhood.

3: the East Boston trek: Jeffries Point, ICA, lighthouse boat, Boston views.

4: the Cambridge/MIT trek: Stata Center, museums, Charles River, new Cambridge.

5: the Charlestown trek: bridges, tavern, national historical parks, boats.

6: the South Boston and Castle Island trek: Dorchester Bay, beaches, fort.

7: the Dorchester Shores trek: Dorchester Bay, museums, beaches.

8: the Fort Point and Seaport trek: station, galleries, museums, cour of justice.

9: the Chinatown, Downtown and Financial District trek: architecture, historic buildings, skyscrapers.

10: the Beacon Hill trek: museums, old streets, Capitol.

11: the Beacon Hill and Parks trek: Charles River, Cambridge views, old streets.

12: the Back-Bay trek 2: churches, Hancock Tower, galleries, Commonwealth Ave.

13: the Back-Bay trek 1: Copley Place, churches, library, shopping mall, Prudential Tower, Newbury Street.

14: the Faneuil Hall/Waterfront trek: Quincy Market, aquarium, Harborwalk, architecture.

15: the South End trek: conservatory, old streets, gardens, galleries.

16: the Fenway & Longwood trek: universities, museums, architecture, art.

17: the Longwood & Fenway trek: universities, Back-Bay Fens, Fenway Park, Communal gardens, museums.

18: the Cambridge/Harvard University trek: Harvard Square & Yard, museums, old Cambridge.

Tips for the scout: they are welcome, see suggestions at the bottom of the page. Thanks in advance for your contribution!


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