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BOS­TON BIKE TOURS BY UR­BAN ADVENTOURS

Try a the­matic bi­cy­cle tour, in­clud­ing Tour de Bos­ton, Tour de Cam­bridge, Bikes at Night, and the Paul Revere Ride to Free­dom. Tours de­part daily and by ap­point­ment; full sched­ule on web­site. Ticket prices vary. 103 At­lantic Ave., 617.670.0637.

BOS­TON DUCK TOURS

Eighty-minute tour nar­rated by “conDUCK­tors” versed in lo­cal lore. Com­bines land tour with a splash in the Charles River. De­parts the Pru­den­tial Cen­ter, Mu­seum of Science and New Eng­land Aquar­ium daily. Tick­ets: $10.5039.50. Pru­den­tial Cen­ter, 53 Hunt­ing­ton Ave; Mu­seum of Science, 1 Science Park; New Eng­land Aquar­ium, 1 Cen­tral Wharf. 617.267.3825.

BOS­TON PUB­LIC LI­BRARY ART & AR­CHI­TEC­TURE TOURS

Amer­ica’s first free municipal li­brary has free guided tours tak­ing vis­i­tors be­yond the book­shelves to ex­am­ine works by John Singer Sar­gent, Daniel Ch­ester French, Pierre Pu­vis de Cha­vannes and Ed­win Austin Abbey. De­parts Dart­mouth Street lobby M 2:30 pm, Tu and Th 6 pm, W and F-Sa 11 am, Su 2 pm. 700 Boyl­ston St., 617.536.5400.

CITY VIEW TROL­LEY TOURS

Charm­ing, open-air sil­ver trol­ley cars let vis­i­tors ex­plore Bos­ton. Hop on and off at will, at des­ti­na­tions like Free­dom Trail sites, New­bury Street, Charlestown Navy Yard, New Eng­land Aquar­ium and more. Along the way, tour driv­ers and guides nar­rate the jour­ney and teach a thing or two about the Hub. Trol­ley ser­vice daily 9:30 am-5 pm ev­ery 10-15 min­utes. Tick­ets: $16-40. Long Wharf, 617.363.7899.

CITY WINE TOURS

Ex­pert-led, two-hour jaunts ded­i­cated to wine. Each tour makes three stops, and par­tic­i­pants learn the fun­da­men­tals of tast­ing, pair­ing and buy­ing wine. De­parts South End and Har­vard Square Sa at 3 pm, North End Sa at 2 pm and 3 pm, Back Bay Sa-Su at 3 pm. Tick­ets: $66. 855.455.8747.

FREE­DOM TRAIL’S HIS­TORIC PUB CRAWL

You’ve never quite done a bar crawl like this one! Your guide, dressed in the full re­galia of the 18th cen­tury, brings you to four of Bos­ton’s most his­toric pubs, teach­ing a few things about how these were in­spi­ra­tional to the Sons of Lib­erty. Beer tast­ing and tra­di­tional New Eng­land bites at each stop. Tours: Tu at 5:30 pm. Reser­va­tions re­quired. Tick­ets: $43. 21+ with ID. Tour be­gins at the Art­sBos­ton booth at Faneuil Hall. 617.357.8300.

FREE­DOM TRAIL’S WALK INTO HIS­TORY TOUR

Led by 18th-cen­tury cos­tumed guides, this 90-minute walk­ing tours high­light of­fi­cial his­toric sites along Bos­ton’s iconic red-lined route. De­parts daily year­round from Bos­ton Com­mon or Faneuil Hall. Tick­ets: $8-14. Bos­ton Com­mon, 139 Tre­mont St. 617.357.8300; Art­sBos­ton Booth at Faneuil Hall Mar­ket­place.

HAR­VARD STU­DENT-LED WALK­ING TOUR

These of­fi­cial Har­vard University guided his­tor­i­cal tours are led by stu­dents and boast an in­for­ma­tive and fun take on Amer­ica’s old­est cam­pus. Tours: M-Sa at 10 am, noon, 2 pm. Free, but reser­va­tions re­quired for groups of 15 or more. Holyoke Cen­ter Ar­cade, 1350 Mas­sachusetts Ave., Cam­bridge, 617.495.1573.

MIT CAM­PUS TOURS

Stu­dents lead free 75- to 90-minute tours of geek cen­tral, point­ing out pop­u­lar

sites like the Z-Cen­ter, Kresge Au­di­to­rium, the “In­fi­nite Cor­ri­dor” and the Stata Cen­ter. Tours de­part M-F at 11 am and 3 pm, sched­ule may change dur­ing hol­i­days. De­parts from lobby of Build­ing 7, 77 Mas­sachusetts Ave., 617.253.4795.

OFF THE BEATEN PATH FOOD TOURS

His­tory, folk­lore and fab­u­lous lo­cal food—from root beer floats to ar­ti­sanal gy­ros, pies and pizza—con­verge in the neigh­bor­hoods of Cam­bridge and Somerville. Davis Square and Union Square are the fo­cus, with more tours of nearby hotspots on the way. Morn­ing and after­noon tours on Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day. Check web­site for de­tails. Somerville & Cam­bridge.

OLD TOWN TROL­LEY

Nar­rated his­tor­i­cal jour­ney takes in points of in­ter­est like the Free­dom Trail and Fen­way Park. Ride in a con­tin­u­ous loop or dis­em­bark and re­board as you choose at 19 con­ve­nient stops. De­parts daily 9 am-5 pm. Tick­ets on­line. 855.396.7433.

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