B O S T O N S I G H T S E E I N G T O U R S, LLC
An educator and life long learner, a traveler at heart, Francine is a gifted and talented natural leader. Her passion for travel has taken her all over the world, from Antartica to Mt. Everest, but her true love is her hometown of Boston Massachusetts. Francine has worked as a Travel Guide in her native Massachusetts for many years and is fondly remembered by her guests for her welcoming spirit and the friendliness and enthusiasm which she unfailingly brings to her profession.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts and an avid student of history, Francine brings the history and traditions of Boston to those fortunate enough to have her as a Guide. Her enthusiasm for touring is contagious! “I love sharing my beloved city of Boston with visitors, it’s such great fun to spend time helping my guests to understand and appreciate this beautiful part of our world.”
Richard T. Holland, Sr. AKA John Larkin - Guide
Richard been conducting tours of Boston, Concord, Lexington, and Salem for the past 30 years. Richard T. Holland, Sr. is the real deal. He is, quite literally, a walking encyclopedia. Born and raised in Boston, he conducted historical tours both locally and abroad for over 30 years. He earned a Masters degree in Education from Gordon College.
Richie's motto is “Give the best tour possible, so the tourist, hopefully, will tell 5 other people to take my tour, so that should mean I have a job next year."
BST is growing and we are looking to add additional tour options for our guests. We are looking for experienced guides to conduct walking and step-on tours of Boston, Cambridge, Lexington and Concord as well as specialty tours and of individual neighborhoods on a contractor basis. Please call us or email email@example.com for more information.
The most knowledgeable guides with years of experience
Our guides are the best of the best with many years of experience. You will enjoy your time with our knowledgeable and friendly guides as they show off the city they love.
After 17 years, Steve is unofficial “Uncle” to the two dozen guides that he helped train who still ply the streets of Boston. Whether it’s driving a tour, chaperoning international cruise ship passengers, or taking one person on an intimate stroll down Boston’s fabled lanes, Steve loves showing them this most cosmopolitan of American cities. As a former university employee, he has a special niche showing prospective students Greater Boston’s 54 colleges and universities. (One M.I.T. Ph.D. from India returned on Alumni Weekend 11 years later to introduce his young sons to "his Boston uncle.") Steve is a member of the Greater Boston Tour Guides Association, as well as many of the museums and historic sites that we show our guests.
Upon graduating from college nearly thirty years ago, Bill came across a job posting looking for tour guides and decided to give it a shot. The rest is history, as in the history of Boston and the surrounding area which he has developed a vast knowledge of from reading and extensive study. Bill also goes by the nickname "Coach" due to his passion for sports and being a father of three who has enjoyed coaching all of his children during the past dozen plus years. Guests who have enjoyed touring with Coach over the years have remarked on his uncanny ability to present the facts in a fun and informative way.
Dan Mattingly - Guide
Dan is an urban investigator, who is eager to share his curiosity of Boston with all those who are willing. Over ten years in the tourism business gives him a great footing in helping you explore the side of Boston you want to see. A believer in "To ask is to know" all questions are Dan's catnip. His strong preference for travel by foot and the "T" allows you to experience the city authentically.
We remember Paul who was a legend in the Boston tour business where he gave me a job that ultimately would become a way of life for me. He began with a van in 1974 and built it into a company that would show thousands of visitors around Boston with his small fleet of buses. He was willing to show off a city that was old, dirty and rough when others would not and saw the city he loved grow into a beautiful, vibrant tourist mecca.
Paul brought his knowledge, humor, and artistic talents to work everyday where you would find his short pencil grave yard, eclectic office decor, and entertaining morning rituals. For 30 years I have called him a colleague, boss, and friend and I truly thank him for that.
Boston seems a little emptier today without Paul showing it off.
A Boston native, Neal has been a licensed guide for 33 years. As a father of three, as well as a middle school teacher he welcomes families on all of his tours which are fun, educational, informational, and entertaining. Neal knows all the "ins and outs" of Boston and the surrounding areas and was also a concierge for a large Boston hotel so he is glad to help you with restaurants, shopping and other excursions as well.
Neal holds two masters degrees in education plus has an extensive art, design and photography background which comes in handy on his tours. You will learn a lot on your tour, but more importantly, you will have fun. He is a firm believer in a balanced tour without an "overload" of facts and figures that most people won't remember anyway. You will leave knowing a great deal about his home town but will also go home with a smile on your face. Sightseeing should always be fun, never boring. Neal is also a huge Boston sports fan and will happily show you where our teams win championships!
Since Neal is also a school teacher, his tours run weekend days in the winter, spring and fall as well as many weekdays during the summer. (Weekday tours during the school year after 2:30PM) You will always find him at the Boston Marathon finish line each year on Patriots Day in April as an official BAA finish-line volunteer. Now and always...Boston Strong!