Posted June 21st, 2008, 03:22 PM
There are two places to get the tour from...Prudential or Museum of Science. Which would be closer to the port? Which would be a better area to eat lunch in before the duck tour?
There are two places to get the tour from...Prudential or Museum of Science. Which would be closer to the port? Which would be a better area to eat lunch in before the duck tour?FYI: Go Boston Card is only accepted at the Museum of Science Duck Tour departure location and is only accepted until 5:30 pm. During all other times and at all other locations, standard admission will apply.
Thanks for the info...we are coming off a cruise ship and would take a cab. I have done the duck tour before but some of the others haven't. We will be there Aug. 7th and am wondering if it might be very hot on the duck as there is no A/C.Yes, it might be. When you're on the river it's usually cooler, though.
Prudential would give a much better site. Near Newbury Steet. Legals Seafood nearby. Boston Public Library, Copley Plaza, Christian Science Church, Trinity Church all right there. Also go to the top of the Prudential Center (the Top of the Hub restaurant up there) for fantastic views of Boston.
I think we are just going to do the early ship's Duck Tour and not mess with getting anywhere on a work day with traffic etc. , then have lunch and spend the afternoon downtown and take the shuttle back to the ship.. It might cost a little more but I'm way way into "convenient". ..Duck people will let you off right at Faneuil Hall or take you back to the ship..Hi Caroline. I had inquired directly with RCCL's tour dept. about this tour. They have information in their computers that is more detailed than the excursion booklet. I found out that this is not a regular duck tour. You are only on the duck for a total of about 30 minutes and the rest of the time you are on the bus. On the regular duck tour you are onboard for about an hour. I'm not saying yours will be bad, I just wanted to point out something I found out incase it helps you.
Benzygirl, the Top of the Hub does have a pnoramic glass enclosed tourist platform for viewing only for a slight fee. As John mentioned the restuarant doesn't have the best reputation for great food though. A better and more local experience might be Legal Seafood nearby (just a thought). I think you and your group will enjoy your outing in Beantown.Dear Nanatravel...is the food bad up there or just mediocre and overpriced? I can handle the latter for the view, but I don't want bad food. The thing about Legal Seafood is..there is one in Boca Raton, 10 minutes from where I live that I have eaten in a bunch of times...so that idea isn't that exciting. I look at going to the Top of the Hub as like going to the Empire State Building...a thing you might do as a tourist. Can you explain the viewing platform? From their website, it looks like the whole restaurant is glass enclosed with great views. Am I mistaken? Appreciate any info on this.
Yes, it can be pretty hot & humid in August but the Duck Tour is a lot of fun.
I grew up there and did the duck tour. it was fun..also did it from the pru. lunvh to me is always Quincy Market food hall. but i like the walk..
We did the Duck Tour when we visited Boston last week. We bought our tickets at Fanueil Hall. We ended up taking the T to the Museum of Science as per the girl's direction at Fanueil Hall. THEN after we arrived, we realized that she gave us tickets departing from the Prudential Center. The duck tour people at the Musuem of Science quickly fixed the problem (although we had to wait an extra half-hour from our original tour time).Jessica...we meet again. LOL I got tickets for the Prudential, but I'll remember the name Captain Kidding in case we have a choice of a couple of vehicles. A lot of people poo-poo the tour saying you don't get to see much, but I thought it was a blast and an easy, enjoyable tour. Love to hear on the 7/3 thread what other excursions you did when you have a chance
It all worked out for the best though because we had an AMAZING tour guide - his "conDUCKtour" name was Captain Kidding. I highly recommend this guy - he was intriguing to listen to. (Not sure if you can request certain tour guides, but this guy was fabulous!!) This was one of our favorite activities of the entire cruise. He had such great storytelling skills and was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Boston!