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90 Minute Architecture Cruise on the Charles River

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Overview
Take a cruise along the Charles River for a chance to see some of Boston’s most beautiful historic and contemporary architecture. Pass important landmarks such as Marriott’s Custom House, the Prudential Building, and the Hancock tower and listen to live commentary onboard about the history, architecture, and design of these buildings.
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    What to Expect
    This 90-minute tour offers spectacular views of historic and contemporary architecture along Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River basin.

    The tour— narrated by a guide from Boston By Foot and co-sponsored by BSA Space, a center for architecture and design—includes landmarks such as Marriott’s Custom House, the Prudential Building, and the Hancock tower, as well as cutting-edge contemporary design by today’s top architects. These are simply the best waterfront views of Boston and Cambridge.

    Discover Boston's historic and contemporary architecture onboard Boston's only architectural cruise. Presented in partnership with Charles Riverboat Company, the Boston Society of Architects, and Boston by Foot, this narrated cruise is a favorite of both locals and visitors.

    Architecture Cruises depart from the CambridgeSide Mall.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cruises depart from outside the Food Court doors of the Cambridgeside Galleria Mall.
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    2:30pm Architecture Cruise
    5/28/2019 - 9/2/2019Monday - Friday:02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    2:30pm Architecture Tour
    9/7/2019 - 10/27/2019Saturday - Sunday:02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    9/7/2020 - 10/27/2020Saturday - Sunday:02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    11:30am Architecture Cruise
    5/28/2019 - 9/2/2019Saturday - Sunday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    9/7/2019 - 10/27/2019Saturday - Sunday:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Sightseeing cruise by river
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The 90 minutes went by too fast! Our narrator was so knowledgeable and every crew member helpful and friendly. We went through the locks, heard history about the skyline, and learned about types of architecture past and current. A wonderful and beautiful trip enhanced by
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    Response from CharlesRiverboat, Manager at 90 Minute Architecture Cruise on the Charles River
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi Mike, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about the beautiful city of Boston! We look forward to having you back on your next trip to Boston!
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    We had a Groupon and there were five of us, including my dad, husband, and kids. They have wine, hard seltzer, beer, soda, and snacks on board. The commentary was interesting and they were personable and friendly. The boat leaves from outside the food court at the Galleria
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    Response from CharlesRiverboat, Manager at 90 Minute Architecture Cruise on the Charles River
    Responded 4 Oct 2019
    Johannah, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We truly appreciate your kind words & hope to see you again soon.
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    +1
    Cruise started out with no issues. Our tour guide was charming and enthusiastic. He shared information about the river and adjacent buildings with great knowledge. So far so good. First problem- there are only two employees on board. The boat Captain and the tour guide, who
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    Response from CharlesRiverboat, Manager at 90 Minute Architecture Cruise on the Charles River
    Responded 26 Aug 2019
    Good Morning, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate the comments and will be sure to take all into consideration in the future to make our tours more enjoyable for our passengers. We understand that there were some unforeseen circumstances that occurred onboard and we very much apologize that it took away from your tour experience. We would love for you to come back and enjoy another sightseeing tour on us! Please email our office at sales@charlesriverboat.com or call 617-621-3001 and we would be happy to assist you. Thank you again for your feedback!
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    When I traveled from Ontario to Boston for my fiftieth birthday this year, I made the decision to purchase a Go Boston Card. The Charles Riverboat Company cruise was one of the many activities to choose from. I love mini-cruises, and this one didn't disappoint. I was afraid that
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    Response from CharlesRiverboat, Manager at 90 Minute Architecture Cruise on the Charles River
    Responded 27 Jul 2019
    Hello, Thank you so much for cruising with us! We are so glad you enjoyed the tour and had a great time! We hope you will join us again soon.
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    Came with a bus Group and took the store out of the CambridgeSide Galleria. It was informative and very relaxing. Would recommend this to anyone natives to Boston as well as tourists for all the history and gorgeous scenery that was covered in the 90 minutes.
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    Response from CharlesRiverboat, Manager at 90 Minute Architecture Cruise on the Charles River
    Responded 17 Jun 2019
    Hello! Thank you for bringing your group to cruise with us! We are very happy you had a nice time. Thank you for the awesome review and we hope to have your group on board again soon!
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