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Ghosts And Gravestones

Prepare for a spooky trolley ride and stroll with stops to historic burial grounds like the Copp's Hill Burying Ground, haunted buildings and more when you experience this "fright-seeing" guided tour of Boston's dark side.

Experience an unforgettable trolley ride and walking tour full of ghouls, sinister characters, haunted buildings, and spooky burial grounds when you embark on this ghostly Boston excursion. This part trolley-part walking tour takes you down the deep, dark history of Boston, with stops to places like the Boston Commons, the Hub, and Copp's Hill Burying Ground. Learn about Boston's sinister characters, including the Boston Strangler and the Angel of Death, as you explore Boston's dark side. Get the full experience of this haunted tour with a costumed tour guide who is a cursed 17th-century gravedigger who shares ghoulish stories of the unfortunate souls of Boston, including the victims of the Salem Witch Trials.

Begin your tour with a scenic trolley ride around town as your tour guide gives you ghoulish details about some of Boston's most sinister characters, such as the Boston Strangler and the Angel of Death. Explore the Hub, where you will encounter the city's most haunted building and maybe some ghosts along the way as you learn about the building's most famous curses. Take a detour to explore the hanging site of the Salem Witch Trials, the Boston Common.

Your journey continues through the creepy cemetery of Copp's Hill Burying Ground, where Cotton Mathers, one of the prominent figures involved in the Salem Witch Trial, now lies. Continue with a visit to the old Granary Burying Ground, the third-oldest grave site in Boston. While this cemetery is home to only 2,345 grave markers, historians believe the old Granary Burying Ground could be the home of up to 5,000 souls, including Boston Massacre victim Crispus Attucks and Samuel Adams, a statesman who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Whether you love mysteries mixed with spooky history or just want to have a "frightening," good time, there's much to explore and learn on this thrilling tour of Boston's burial grounds and most haunted sites. Book this spine-chilling yet fun excursion today and get ready to get spooked!

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Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Standard
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Cultural
 
Tour Duration
1.5 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 10 minute taxi (not included, approximately $10 US each way) is required to reach your departure location.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
 
Special Instructions
Tour runs most dark and stormy nights so dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Part of the tour is walking so wear comfortable shoes.
 
Restrictions
The minimum age to participate in the tour is 6 years old; however, it may not be suitable for those under 13 years of age. The tour is not able to accommodate wheelchairs or walkers and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues or walking difficulties. Assistance animals, such as seeing-eye dogs, are the only animals that are allowed on board the trolleys.
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

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Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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