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Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours

Boston, MA
+1 781-492-3409
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Best Tour and Guide in Boston. Declan is Wonderful. Money Well Spent.

My family travels often and values high quality tours and experiences. We had never done a private... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Gary J
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Declan is an amazing tour guide- funny, great historian and story teller. I’d never done a real... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
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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 15 January 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 16 January 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 27 December 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 16 January 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 31 October 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 7 November 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 17 October 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 7 November 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 18 September 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 4 October 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 22 August 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 30 August 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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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Our private tour with Declan was fantastic. He is both funny and very knowledgeable so he is able to provide the history without being dry. We did a 6 hour tour and he helped us customize our tour stops to avoid duplicating things we had...More

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

Thank you very for this nice review much for these kind words. It was a day well spent indeed and it would have been nice to have had two. It is important to keep in mind that een though I impart information, we are still...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Two couples hired Declan for a full day tour. He was so personable and knowledgeable that the day flew. We covered a lot of territory. His wit and carrying about us were an extra. If you have a choice. Go with DeclanMore

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

Thank you very much for these kind words. We had a good day and I really enjoyed these 2 couples. I get on well with practically everyone I meet but sometimes the chemistry is just right from the get go. The very best thing about...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you have limited time and want to see specific sights, or just want a quick overview of the famous city, do take advantage of this private tour company. Efficient, reasonable, timey, polite, and funny!

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Those are very kind words.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

By lucky chance, Declan was available to take our group of seven around one Saturday and he was perfect! He arrived early at our doorstep, seated us comfortably and took us around to all the sights. He made the history of Boston come alive at...More

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Declan K, Owner at Boston Custom Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you very much for this kind review. This was a fantastic day for me as it was a short notice request that I happened to be free for. I do not like not being able to bring people out which is usually the case....More

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Carol L
20 September 2017|
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Response from Declan K | Property representative |
I am afraid I am already booked on Oct 14th. Sorry about that
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Kathy0126
11 December 2016|
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Response from paddymc999 | Reviewed this property |
the guide, Declan's, phone number is 781 492 3409. Hope this helps.
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6 September 2015|
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Response from Declan K | Property representative |
I would estimate about 3 yards. You would decide the duration and the cost frequently varies quite a bit to be honest. Private touring is rather expensive by and large but I am a sole entity doing my own tours with only... More
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