Is the tour really free? Our public tours are modeled after the free, tip-based tours in Europe. Please remember that our guides rely on your generous gratuities for their compensation. Cash, Venmo, and PayPal accepted.
Is there a minimum number of people required for the tour to run? Yes, two (2).
Can I show up and get on the tour without a reservation? Yes, but having a reservation secures your spot on the tour. If you plan to just show up, you should always text to ensure the tour is running.
Can I arrange a private tour on a different day and time?How much? Yes. There is a fee of $30 per person. Children under 12 free.
What about custom tours? We don’t do custom walking tours per se, but for larger parties we’d be happy to have a guide accompany your group touring by van or bus to various sites around the city. Text or call John for more details.
Are leashed dogs OK? Yes, but only one dog per tour.
Are the tours suitable for children? The tours are designed for persons >18 though many <18 have taken the tours. The Funk Zone tour may involve entry into a brewery – which is accessible to those under 18.
Are infants/toddlers in strollers OK? Yes
Are restrooms available? Generally, yes, but one should take care of business before starting the tour.
Are the tour routes wheelchair accessible? Yes. If someone in your party is in a wheelchair, please let John know when you book the tour.
Could bad weather cause a tour to be cancelled? Generally, only if it’s raining.
How strenuous are the tours? All three tours are easy walks; 105 minutes Waterfront, 120 minutes for Old Town, and 90 minutes for the Funk Zone. You will need to stand for 5 to 8 minutes before proceeding to the next stop. Both the Waterfront and Funk Zone tours have severals stops where seating is provided but there is no seating available on the Old Town tour.
Where do the tours start and end? The Waterfront tour begins at the Maritime Museum at the Harbor (113 Harbor Wy) and terminates at the Amtrak station. The Funk Zone tour starts and ends at the corner of Mason and State streets. The Old Town tour starts in the 700 block of State Street and ends in the 500 block.