The absolute best way to see it ALL!
By Bill Vanderford
“O-M-G!!!!,” was my stunned reaction when I realized that I had left my bag containing some $5,000 worth of camera gear on the hop on-hop off Super Tours bus! It was a moment of disbelief, terror and near panic! I had hopped off to see the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) at the Boston Navy Yard and my Canon equipment hadn’t hopped with me.
So, I quickly dialed the phone number listed on the Super Tours guide map and told the dispatcher what had happened. Within seconds, the Group Sales Manager, Marc Dube, called his driver Joey, who secured my precious cargo. Less than 30 minutes later, Marc showed up at the Navy Yard bus stop in his personal car with my bag and drove me to the next event on my schedule. This kind of service was just the start of my series of trips associated with Boston Super Tours, which turned out to be the very best way to see the very best of Boston when time is tight.
Super Tours = Super Value
CityPass = Visitor Magic
I discovered that all I needed was one simple ticket: Premium Upper Deck Trolley Tour with Cambridge Loop & Harbor Splash at www.BostonSuperTours.com. The ticket comes with various benefits: a free Super Duck Harbor Splash plus a choice of five more free tours and stops at over 21 key city destinations that span 400 years of American history. The Cambridge Loop portion includes Harvard Square and one of five free tours such as Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Charles River Boat Cruise ad the Old South Meeting House.
Purchase a Boston City Pass to go with the Premium Super Tours ticket, and you will have all you need to see and do virtually everything visitor-oriented in Boston.
A Boston City Pass (www.citypass.com/boston
) provides admission to:
- New England Aquarium offering more than 800 species of marine animals
- Museum of Science for hands-on, minds-on science
- Skywalk Observatory the only observatory in New England with 360-degree views, a multimedia Skywalk Theater and Dreams of Freedom Immigration Museum
- Museum of Fine Arts featuring masterpieces of art from around the world and across the ages
- Harvard Museum of Natural History and its permanent and special exhibits as well as admission to the adjacent Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
- The Old State House to see RevolutionaryBoston℠ at the true heart of the Freedom Trail and Boston's revolutionary history.
These passes not only save you money they let you bypass long ticket lines and solve the very real problem of getting around in Boston traffic. In fact, my advice is to not even THINK about renting a car, let alone trying to find an impossible-to-find parking space. Either use Super Tours trolleys, local mass transit, or do as I did...call Alex with 555 Limo Service at 857-544-6050. He will take you anywhere in the Boston area for $3.50 per mile in a very nice car with a friendly driver.
More Must Sees
A walk through the maze of shops and eateries in Quincy Market is a must, as are visits to Long Wharf, Boston Common, The Cheers Boston Bar & Grille (of TV fame), Fenway Park, the Old North Church, Paul Revere House, the Boston Tea Party Museum and ‘Old Ironsides’. She is still the oldest active naval vessel in history, and is where this story began.
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