Take a virtual trip to Boston… without leaving your house!
Updated: Apr 17
With warm weather just around the corner, don’t you wish you could take a vacation? Well, with coronavirus and quarantine, we can’t safely send you on a weekend getaway… but we can still take you on a comprehensive tour of Boston without even leaving your house! All of Action Tour Guide’s tours can be taken virtually– no travel required!
With our virtual tours, take a stroll around downtown Boston, look out over the harbor, and follow the same cobblestones once trod by the heroes of the American Revolution! Boston is studded with landmarks from its rich history, from its roots as a Revolutionary War hotspot all the way to today’s modern skyscrapers along Boston Harbor. A Boston vacation doesn’t have to stop just because social distancing for COVID-19 — a virtual tour is a perfect way to experience Boston from home, learn about the city’s origins, and explore what the vibrant city has to offer!
Action Tour Guide offers several different Boston tours designed to take you all around downtown, Cambridge, and nearby areas like Cape Ann. Let’s take a look at all the possible tours:
Ever wonder what historical secrets Boston holds? Our narrated tour will give you comprehensive information about each Revolutionary War site or monument, and its significance to Boston. This guided tour will take you from the heart of Boston Common all the way to historic Bunker Hill. Along the way, you’ll pass by the Paul Revere House, the Old State House, and the site of the Boston Massacre.
The prestigious Harvard College was established in 1636– that’s almost four hundred years of history to enjoy! Our hour-long tour loop will take you past dorm buildings, lecture halls, and statues, many dating back over a century. Along the way you’ll get to learn about some of Harvard’s famous alumni, campus traditions, and students’ superstitions that have persisted through the years.
Boston Tea Party (Harborwalk) Tour
If a leisurely seaside stroll packed with history is more your speed, check out the Boston HarborWalk. You’ll see the site of one of New England’s most famous protests: the Boston Tea Party. This tour will lead you through Boston’s history as a thriving port city, from the first imports and exports of the “New World” to today’s boating industry. You’ll also get to learn about the local marine life at the New England Aquarium, right on the coast.
Sometimes, we all want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax with a scenic seaside drive. So try a self-guided driving tour of Cape Ann! This peninsula by Rockport and Gloucester is a picturesque vacation spot. Virtually explore any of the cape’s beaches, and learn the unique history behind each lighthouse.
All of the above!
All these tours can be found in a single app– that’s four tours in one! Instead of downloading each tour individually, the app bundles all of these together. Get the Freedom Trail, Harvard Yard, Boston Harbor, and Cape Ann tours all at once!
How do you use the tour guide app? Download these Boston tours to your phone from the Apple Store or the Android Store. Choose which of the tours you want to take and press “Play”! If you’d like to read along with the story, click the page icon. To chart your virtual journey, press “List/Map” in the upper right-hand corner. You’ll get a bird’s-eye view of your travels, and from there you can pick and choose any stop you’d like to listen to.
You don’t have to stop discovering new places just because you’re in quarantine, self-isolation, or social distancing! By choosing a virtual tour over a real one, you’re doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Be safe and stay inside as much as you can. Soon, you’ll be able to visit Boston in person!
Enjoy some of Greater Boston's best experiences virtually from here!