PhotoWalks Tours

Photography & History Walking Tours of Boston, MA

Explore Boston from a Different Angle

Discover Boston on a history and photography walking tour. Capture amazing pictures of famous historic sites, iconic architectural landmarks and the most charming neighborhoods in the city. Inspiring photo tips will teach you how to see creatively with your camera or smartphone, whether you’re a newbie, amateur, or advanced photographer. 

There’s also fascinating historical commentary with insight into the city’s past and present. Each tour is an eye-opening experience for photo enthusiasts, history buffs, urban explorers and Instagrammers. Develop lifelong observation skills. Gain a renewed appreciation for noticing details in our surroundings. That’s what sets PhotoWalks apart from any other walking tour in Boston.

Choose a walking tour in Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the North End, along the Freedom Trail, the Esplanade, Seaport District or a custom-designed itinerary. Take great photos from a different perspective. We’ll uncover hidden gems off-the-beaten-path that are not easy to find on your own. Stunning images are just a click away! 

Launched in 2002 by Saba Alhadi, a local photographer, tour guide and educator, PhotoWalks is Boston’s original photo walking tour company, specializing in interactive small-group tours, private tours, night tours, photo sessions, and photo scavenger hunts.

Visit the new PhotoWalks Blog for Boston-related posts and photo tips.

Hear Why Customers Think We're Picture Perfect!

Five Stars!

My mom and I went to Boston to celebrate my 21st birthday and I’ve always been inspired by Boston’s architecture and intricate, charming beauty, so of course photography was a pinpoint of our trip. My mom had gifted me a private photowalk with Saba, and we had a fantastic time. Saba is so passionate about her stomping grounds and the fascinating architectural history at every corner. She is very well spoken and a very knowledgeable photographer!

– iamdawnnoelle | TripAdvisor
What A Great Experience!

Wasn't certain about this tour when I signed up, but I sure enjoyed my time with Saba! She loves her city and loves to teach. I learned some awesome techniques of photography and saw some incredible sights while learning historical details. I have lovely shots from our time together and I would recommend this highly to anyone, beginner, advanced, or on the fence. Thank you, Saba!

– o2bcre8ive | TripAdvisor
A Lasting Image of Boston

Having done similar photo walks before in other cities we were very pleased to book Saba! The tour was both informative and photogenic and Saba knows the local history and her photography with equal high standards. We had the pleasure of improving knowledge of Boston and architectural photography. In our case Saba was most accommodating to changing plans as we came in by cruise ship. This flexibility was hugely appreciated!

– TheInformedTraveller | TripAdvisor
A Memorable Way to Capture Vacations Photos

We had an amazing time on the Photowalks Tour! Saba provided great photo tips, excellent stories, and a wealth of knowledge about the sites we visited, including her booklet. There were a few icing on the cake surprises, including photos of secret hideouts of the underground railroad and photographing John Kerry's home. We hope to return to Boston and take another one of Saba's tours!

– Jacquelyne S. | TripAdvisor
Great experience!

If you like to learn more about Boston and to impress your friends on Instagram with awesome pictures there is no better choice than to spend two hours with Saba!

– 344KlausZ | TripAdvisor
Great Walking Tours with Photo Ops

This is the third photowalks tour that I've done. All were great. The guide will tweak the tour based on the interests of all the participants. Lots of interesting historical information and great ideas for photos. A way to see some the little, but more memorable, parts of Boston. Cannot recommend enough.

– Matthew H | TripAdvisor