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Exploring a new city is incredibly exciting, but without prior research it can be overwhelming and difficult to plan on your own. For those want to walk, eat, ride, or even sail on the river, here are five boston tours that you just can’t miss.

Duckboat Tour

Take a tour that’s unlike any other—the iconic ‘amphibious’ duck boats are large buses that take passengers around to see the city’s most famous landmarks and then turn into boats that cruise down the Charles River. It’s the best of Boston on land and sea.

Freedom Trail Tour

While you’re visiting, you should take advantage of the city’s rich history by taking a walking tour along the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail. See the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s House, and more historic sites that shaped the American Revolution and the city of Boston. It’s a perfect activity for a beautiful fall day, just make sure you wear your walking shoes!  

Chocolate Tour

If you’re a fan of sweets, then you need to check out the Boston Chocolate Tours. Choose from a Back Bay tour to walk around Newbury, Copley, and the Prudential center, or a South End trek where historic Victorian homes are the main attraction. Not only will you get to know the city better on foot, you’ll get to sample free chocolate along the way. It’s quite a delicious way to spend a few hours!

Old Town Trolley Tour

If you’re on the hunt for an all-encompassing city tour, look no further. Old Town Trolley tours guide you around everything from Bunker Hill to the Sam Adams Brewery to Harvard University, so you’ll hit all the necessary sites in one fell swoop. Pro tip: for a discounted price, buy tickets online.

Brew Tour

Looking for beer? You’ve come to the right city. With so many breweries around town, it’s hard to choose just one—but you don’t have to! Take a Brew Tour and hit all of Boston’s best manufacturers like Harpoon, Sam Adams, and Night Shift in one day. Each tour includes lunch at Meadhall, a premiere beer restaurant in Cambridge, so you never get thirsty or hungry. Cheers!