The City View Tour is our classic tour offering for those looking to get a great introduction to Boston. On this tour you will get to know the history and culture of the city. You will discover the unique character and charm of each community up close, in person, in a way that’s only possible by bicycle.
This comprehensive tour covers all of Boston’s best sites, including:
- The North End – Boston’s Italian and oldest residential neighborhood
- The Rose Kennedy Greenway – Boston’s newest public park
- Historic Fenway Park
- The Christian Science Center
- Boston Common
- The beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End
- The Charles River Esplanade
- Copley Square
- So much more!
The City View tour is $55 per guest, and includes an individually-fitted bike, helmet, water, and of course, a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will lead you on your travels. The tour is 2.5-3 hours long and covers 10-12 miles. From the bustling streets of downtown, to the serene bike paths on the Charles River, this tour truly brings you the Best of Boston by Bicycle! While water will be provided, you might consider bringing a sports drink or snack. In the summer months, sunscreen and sunglasses are highly recommended!
Check out a map of the tour route!
Please note: due to traffic, weather, or group abilities, the tour you attend may not follow this route exactly.
FAQ’s About the City View Tour
Q: Is this tour good for beginner riders and young children?
A: No. This tour rides about 75% on city streets. Cyclists should be comfortable riding on streets with light traffic. Guests looking for an easier tour with very little street riding should consider the Tour de Boston.
Q: Do you offer private tours for families or groups?
A: Yes! Please refer to our Private Tours page for more details. Minimum orders and additional fees will apply.
Q: Does this tour follow the Freedom Trail?
A: Not exactly. The tour does cover some Freedom Trail items, such as the North End, the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill, and the Boston Common, the tour does not follow the Freedom Trail in its entirety as the trail is completely on sidewalks.