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Peter B.

Qunicy, MA, United States

Hi, my name is Peter. I've lived in Boston for forty years and I love it.

I am a certified tour guide and published historian. I enjoy Boston for its historic significance, its quirky traditions, its rough-and-tumble politics, its architecture, museums, sports teams and its people. Boston is the home of the bean and the cod, the Puritans, the Brahmin, the Kennedys, the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics and seventy colleges and universities. Let me tell you the stories that will make Boston come alive for you.

I enjoy presenting Boston's history from the colonial era to recent times and I try to do so in a way that not too stiff and scholarly, though as a historian I pride myself on my accuracy. If you're interested in the Boston Massacre or Tea Party, I'll show you the sites and tell you the stories. If architecture is what you like, let me show you how some of our buildings, both lovely and ugly, have shaped our neighborhoods. And if your interests take us beyond the city proper, for instance, to Cambridge or Quincy or beyond, I'll be happy to accommodate as time permits. I can also adjust any of my tours to accommodate up to twelve people.

I find a driving tour is the best way to see as much of Boston as possible in a limited time, but if you'd prefer to do some walking while you're here of course we can. If you'd like to visit a museum or restaurant or do some shopping during your tour, no problem!

I can certainly keep you entertained on my own but if you'd like to plan the tour with me that would be great too. Shoot me a note and I'll send along a list of possible attractions and their websites for you to look over. Some guests send a list of addresses where they have lived or visited in the past, and would like a "walk down memory lane. " No Problem!

Check out my ratings, they're all five-star! Bring your cameras and your kids, and I'll see to it that you leave our city with wonderful memories and mementos and the feeling that you'll want to come back again soon!

Read my ToursByLocals blog entry!

A Recent Review of this guide

Peter has a wealth of knowledge and information to share with his guest. We were somewhat limited in our movement about the city due to a very large parade at the time of our tour. He managed this very well and our time was full of the sights of Boston. Highly recommend Peter as a tour guide.
Harvest Riedt

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Credentials

I am a certified tour operator in the City of Boston.
I have a Commercial Drivers License that permits me to carry passengers.
I am a member of the Bostonian Society
I have a BS degree in American Studies
I am a published historian, certified visual artist and former theatre producer and business owner

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The Boston Experience

Fully-narrated five hour driving tour for up to six guests

675 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Boston Sightseeing and Shore Excursion,...

Fully-narrated three-hour driving tour for up to six guests

390 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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Revolutionary Boston, Lexington and Concord

Fully-narrated five-hour or six driving tour for up to six guests

675 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Puritan Days in Boston and Salem, Massachusetts

Fully-narrated five hour driving tour for up to six guests

675 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Guided Step-on Tour of Boston

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Fully-narrated three-hour riding and walking bus tour

375 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Boston to Cape Cod and back, by Car or,...

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An eight hour tour for up to six guests

1095 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Boston's North Shore from Cape Ann to,...

Fully-narrated six-hour driving tour for up to six guests

775 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Boston Layover Special

Fully-narrated two hour driving tour for up to six guests

350 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours

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Cold Weather, Warm Van - Boston SIghtseeing,...

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Three hour driving tour: the Freedom Trail and beyond for up to six,...

390 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

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