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Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours

Boston, MA
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Great history tour

I recently visited Boston for the first time. Having never been to Boston, I booked a private tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rockymnway
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Denver, Colorado
Declan is amazing. Made the most of a rainy cold day

Boston was the first port where our cruise ship stopped. Declan met us at Dunkin Donuts when we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
J757P
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Tyler, Texas
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Boston Custom Tours. We offer tours throughout New England given by experienced guides. History, nature, architecture, food, sports and all things fun. Enjoy a day absorbing all the area holds, as told by two natives of Ireland who have made this their home.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited Boston for the first time. Having never been to Boston, I booked a private tour with Declan. It was the best decision. Declan took me around the city and visited all the sites I wanted to see and more. He took me...More

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a million Rocky. It was an easy and enjoyable day for me because it is relatively unusual to have out a sole man, mostly families or couples and even sole ladies are more common. Two men together can loosen it up a bit more...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boston was the first port where our cruise ship stopped. Declan met us at Dunkin Donuts when we exited the ship and provided an excellent day of history, geography and all things Boston. The weather did not cooperate, it was rainy and cold, but he...More

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for these kind words. This day showed the importance of good chemistry and we were going to make the best of our day out. Now granted, this is not a 100% of the time but usually I go out to enjoy...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic day out with Declan recently on a bright sunny Boston day. We were able to hit all the sites and I am sure achieved more than an ordinary big bus tour. Declan’s insight was amazing. His knowledge and humour made the day...More

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thank you very much for these kind words and I hope that you guys are back safely in Australia. I am glad you were happy with the day. I enjoy Aussies as they have a similar sense of humor and that makes for a good...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

We were only in Boston for a few hours, so we decided to go on a tour, and we made the right choice with Declan! Declan was amazing!!! He taught us everything about Boston, and he made the story fun to listen to! He stopped...More

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thank you very much for this kind review Amy. I greatly enjoyed the day. The quality of a tour parallels the quality or enthusiasm of the listeners. I get a buzz when I deal with very sharp people, especially children. An appreciation of the past...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

My family travels often and values high quality tours and experiences. We had never done a private tour before, but had only one day in Boston before our cruise. We had all been to Boston before, so we wanted to see some of the highlights....More

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Thank you for these very kind words. I remember the day fondly. I like picking up at that hotel, or indeed any hotel a bit out from town, because it allows for a chat on the way in and by the time I am in...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Declan is an amazing tour guide- funny, great historian and story teller. I’d never done a real tour before and even though I grew up in Providence (now live in Houston) and I’m pretty familiar with Boston, I learned so much and saw the city...More

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I found this to be a nice experience for me. The tour itself was an average run of the mill day. An important aspect of any day is chemistry. A good tour can be a...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

We stopped in Boston as part of a New England cruise with neighbors. A few had never been to Boston but I had gone to college there so I thought I knew the city well. I was going to skip a formal tour and go...More

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Thank you very very much.We had a great day because my plan was fairly straightforward. We had a focus, which was the JFK Library and we devoted as much time as wished for there which was just short of 2 hours. We set an hour...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Declan is an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us a great overview of Boston.More

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Thank you very much for this kind review. I remember this day very well and I even wrote down , good day, on my book later. It was good in the sense that I greatly enjoyed my day, as a great part of it is...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed Declan's history lesson of the events leading up to Paul Revere's ride and helped us to understand what it might have been like. He really knows Boston and American history. We also really liked his sense of humor. My...More

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thank you very much for this review. The tour was average but what made the day for me anyway was the couple I had out. They were to me, the closest I have come in a long time to the ideals held by The Founders....More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Declan made our tour of Plimouth Plantation come alive with his knowledge and pleasant attitude. He knew the history of every character we met and engaged them in fascinating chats about their experiences coming to America and surviving here. He was an excellent driver, his...More

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thank you for these very nice words. I was very happy to spend a day of my life with these 3 ladies in Plymouth. It was lucky the way it turned out because I did not have the correct contact address but was able to...More

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