So long, and thanks for all the great memories!
Starting in 2014, Boston Strolls will not be offering regularly scheduled public tours.
Our guides continue to be awesome, and they have gone on to start a podcast. Subscribe to HUB History to hear hosts Nikki and Jake share their favorite stories from Boston's rich history.
Watch the "Travel and Tours" and "History" sections of the Cambridge Center for Adult Education catalog for their occasional courses. And follow @HUBhistory on Twitter for a daily dose of Boston history and trivia.
Boston is a walking city, and a city with much historical significance. Basic Freedom Trail tours will tell you everything you already know about Boston, with all the dates and details that would make your high school history teacher proud. But – the secret is – the Freedom Trail is easy to self-guide! The red brick path and the abundance of historical plaques and markers give you the flexibility to explore at your leisure.
At Boston Strolls our goal is to show you something new, to add value to your experience in our city by introducing you to people, places, and stories that you will not find on any other tour. We travel off the beaten path, literally, to give you a glimpse into Boston’s past that goes beneath the surface and beyond the ordinary. We will leave you with some tales and anecdotes that you won’t soon forget!
The Beacon Hill Uncensored tour will discuss the neighborhood’s history of vice, including adult themes such as murder and prostitution. We consider the content of the tour to be PG-13, and are happy to answer more detailed questions over the phone.
Our other tours are suitable for all ages.
This was GREAT! My husband and I wanted to do something other than wander through stores. I suggested a walking tour, he did the research, and I made the reservations. What a GREAT day! Jake was our tour guide and was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Boston. We were lucky, we went in Dec. on a cold snowy day, so were were the only two people on the tour. Although it was cold (my chin went numb), we were hardly bothered by it. We were so enthralled with the history of how Back Bay was created. We will ABSOLUTELY go on another tour- I’m hoping for the Bad Medicine tour, but I’m sure the Beacon Hill tour will be just as exciting!
I used a Groupon for two adults on the 10:30 Saturday a.m. tour 11/24. Nikki Stewart is smart, funny, and extremely knowledgeable. Besides the environment being beautiful and the history interesting, what showed through was Nikki’s passion for her subject and her ability to convey that information to her audience. I give the experience an A+.
My girlfriend and I were in town from Arizona and wanted to take a tour that would give us some background on the city of Boston. The Back Bay tour was fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The environment was really laid back and we were able to ask questions and move at our pace. The level of knowledge of the tour guide was impressive, I would recommend this tour for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of how the back bay came to be.
My friend and I had a very enjoyable time. Our guide was articulate, humorous and his passion for the development and history of back bay was contagious. My friend and I have lived in Boston for many years and we learned many new and interesting facts. I recommend it without hesitation for both Bostonians and visitors.
My husband bought a Groupon for this tour the day before while we were on vacay in Boston barely skimming the description but thought it would be a good thing to do for us while we were visiting. We’ve never been on a walking tour before and I think this one spoiled us - it’s exactly the type of unusual and interesting facts that we like to know! Our tour guide, Nikki, was very knowledgeable and had a charismatic way of telling historic stories which included murder, scheming, naked quakers, the Boston strangler and beheading. She also took us to picturesque spots with cobblestone roads and pointed out some historically famous houses.
We took the 1:00 Uncensored Beacon Hill Stroll on Saturday and had a delightful time despite the chilly wind. The guide, Nikki, was not only extremely knowledgeable, but a born story teller. We will definitely spread the word and be back for another stroll ourselves.
Lovely and interesting walk thru Beacon Hill. This tour brings you to places where the little know facts about this area come to life. An easy 90 minutes walk with a knowledgable guide. Learn some fun facts that will make you smile.