Boston CityWalks gives just the right mix of history, architecture and culture to bring Boston’s personality alive and make you feel a part of the city. We share our love for the city with facts, stories and humor that reflect the quirky nature that IS Boston.

Boston CityWalks founder Alan Maltzman grew up in Boston and has always had a penchant for showing his love and passion for the city. Alan has extensive knowledge of its history and architecture, and entertains with his anecdotal stories of the characters and chapters of Boston's past.

In addition to our regularly scheduled tours, we also do customized tours to your specifications.
268 Reviews Rating: 4.6 4.6 out of 5.0
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 4
Great tour
Fri, Mar 20  10:00 AM Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
Attended: Downtown to Back Bay via Beacon Hill Walking Tour
Great, informative walk around Boston. I was the only person on the tour in the end as there were a couple of no shows, so great personal service! A great way to get your bearings around the city and hear some history, see the sights etc.
Rating: 4
Great Valentine's Day Experience
Sat, Feb 14  10:00 AM Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Attended: Downtown to Back Bay via Beacon Hill Walking Tour
We really enjoyed our experience on our walking tour of Boston. We came as two couples for a different experience on Valentine's Day. As locals of Boston, I was impressed with the unique information Alan shared. It was just the right blend of walking and relevant attractions. The tour was just the right length, and hit unique landmarks, architecture, and the residential area of Beacon Hill. I would recommend this to locals looking for a different perspective of Boston or for those visiting for a succinct but detailed overview of the city.
Rating: 4
Great tour in the snow
Tue, Feb 3  10:00 AM Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Attended: Downtown to Back Bay via Beacon Hill Walking Tour
Thanks Alan!
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour with Alan - highly recommended
Thu, Jan 29  9:00 AM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
Attended: Private Group Tour
We brought a UK school group of 23 6th Form students (age 16-17) on a trip to New York and Boston. Alan gave us a great tour of the city and had loads of interesting information about the history of Boston and all the landmarks we visited, which was just as interesting to the students as it was to the staff. We will definitely book him again if we come back to Boston with another group.
Rating: 5
Shaloam and you do not have to be Jewish to enjoy
Mon, Dec 29, 14  2:30 PM Male 60-69 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
Attended: Boston Jewish Cultural Walking Tour

Alan did a great job leading us and informing us of the cultural aspects of Boston with specific insights on the Jewish heritage. We had recently been in Poland and went to the concentration camps there. We are not Jewish, and we felt it would be important to follow-up on this tour of Boston with an opportunity to understand the Jewish culture and heritage in Boston. Alan did a terrific job of explaining, but since we had such a small group (Winter 204/15) he diversified the tour to meet our interests. The two hours passed quickly, so give Alan a hand.