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Explore Boston’s South End w/ Me & DV

Boston, United States

Experience hosted by Ellen

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes transportation and equipment

What you'll do

Boston is a city of neighborhoods - 26 of them. The South End neighborhood is opposite Back Bay & is historically recognized. Once you visit you’ll see why. Hollywood loves Boston & especially the South End. If you are a movie buff you’ll enjoy seeing the locations.

For the most part, what you see is what you get, a beautiful oasis of brick townhouses & gardens in a busy city. Lurking underneath that is a story of murder & of international scandal. We will explore the ups & downs of urban renewal. There is Revolutionary, immigration, and segregation history here to explore as well.

My dog Darth Vader & I will meet you outside Flour & we will stroll the streets of the South End. We will cover an overview of Boston history. We will visit parks & community gardens, talk about the sights along the way & explore the extensive food scene - Boston locals eat here in the South End! No chains here. Local & international food abounds.

I will share “best kept secrets” to enhance your time in my favorite city!

The South End is next to Copley Square & borders the Back Bay & Downtown & Chinatown but is just off the beaten path! Come discover this lovely & historic neighborhood with me & leave with a wealth of information about all things Boston.

Other things to note:
Wear walking shoes and layers. If you don’t like the weather in Boston wait five minutes and it will change
Boston is a city of neighborhoods - 26 of them. The South End neighborhood is opposite Back Bay & is historically recognized. Once you visit you’ll see why. Hollywood loves Boston & especially the South End. If you are a movie buff you’ll enjoy seeing the locations.

For the most part, what you see is what you get, a beautiful oasis of brick townhouses & gardens in a busy city. Lurking underneath that is a story of murder & of int…

What's included

  • Transportation
    Upon request, I can provide a map of the city for you
  • Equipment
    If you are local with a dog or a visitor with your dog on the trip - please...

Meet your host, Ellen

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi! My name is Ellen. Darth Vader (DV) & I will lead you on an exploration of the South End.

If you have a friendly well-behaved dog, feel free to bring them along for the tour.

Walk where the Patriots & Redcoats crossed the Boston Neck into & out of Boston.

Learn about the colorful, controversial, & sometimes, criminal history beneath the eye-catching English gardens, striking flowerbeds & lovely brick townhouses.

See why Hollywood loves it here. You’ll learn about the stars that have been filmed on these streets & one that exercised his dog while living here & filming a marathon bombing movie.

The South End is one of Boston’s best kept secrets & a foodie mecca.

There is so much to share about this historical neighborhood. Join me & DV & see what makes the South End unique & special.
Hi! My name is Ellen. Darth Vader (DV) & I will lead you on an exploration of the South End.

If you have a friendly well-behaved dog, feel free to bring them along for the tour.

Walk where the Patriots & Redcoats crossed the Boston Neck into & out of Boston.

Learn about the colorful, controversial, & sometimes, criminal history beneath the eye-catching English gardens, striking flowerbeds & lovely brick townhouses.

See why Hollywood loves it here.…
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Where you'll be

We will walk the neighborhood with stops at crime scenes & cafes & see movie & TV filming locations.

I have a tragic tale of a Victorian murder & a scandal that broke in Boston and rocked the world.

We will stroll through the parks & past the many community gardens. We will see the cathedral & converted churches. We will see historical & beautiful buildings, sculptures & sights along the walk.
Stephanie
November 2019
Had a great tour with Ellen and DV! She is very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and history of Boston, there wasn't a question she couldn't answer.
Brenda
November 2019
We enjoyed learning more about the South End, but when time changes it starts to gets dark the last part of the tour.
Myriam
September 2019
I’ve already had many tours with guides but I recommend particularly this one as Ellen is passionate by this tour and I got to know many interesting details. In addition, she speaks without accent and articulates which isn’t always the case with tour guides. And the last but the least a tour with her dog is a very good and friendly idea :)
I’ve already had many tours with guides but I recommend particularly this one as Ellen is passionate by this tour and I got to know many interesting details. In addition, she speak…
Yuriko
September 2019
I had a so sweet time with Ellen and DV. They are really familiar with history and location of Boston, if you will visit there at the first time, you should take this tour!!
Åsa
September 2019
Personal, amusing and informative tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide . We were lucky enough to have a very small group which made it feel like we were old friends in town for a visit. Great pace and nice to learn about the area's historic events, city development and the people involved. Sweet boy Darth Vader made the tour really stand out. Thank you DV and Ellen for a great experience!
Personal, amusing and informative tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide . We were lucky enough to have a very small group which made it feel like we were old friends in town…
Anne
September 2019
Ellen and her sidekick, Darth Vader, were delightful. I learned many things about the South End that I would not have otherwise. We had a leisurely walk for about two hours and the time flew by. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about this historic district.
Ellen and her sidekick, Darth Vader, were delightful. I learned many things about the South End that I would not have otherwise. We had a leisurely walk for about two hours and the…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Wear layers & comfortable shoes

Please arrive ten minutes before the tour start time