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Boston: North End to Freedom Trail - Food & History Walking Tour

5 (1288)
Boston, US
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Boston: North End to Freedom Trail - Food & History Walking Tour

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Boston, US
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Experience the vibrant culture and rich history of Boston with the Boston: North End to Freedom Trail - Food & History Walking Tour. Embark on a half day adventure through the charming North End neighborhood, tasting delicious meats, cheeses, fresh bread, pastries, pizza, and cappuccino along the way. As you stroll through the city, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating stories about Boston's influential past, including Paul Revere's Midnight Ride and the iconic Old North Church. Explore historic sites, such as the State Street and the Custom House Tower, and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere of Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. Conclude your journey in the picturesque Boston Public Garden, where you can relax and soak in the beauty of this beloved green space. Join this tour and discover the essence of old and new Boston in one unforgettable experience.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 5 hours
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Tasting a variety of delicious Italian food
  • Exploring historic sites and landmarks
  • Enjoying a leisurely stroll through Boston's markets and green spaces
  • Seeing the iconic Massachusetts State House and its glittering dome
  • Relaxing and taking in the beauty of the Boston Public Garden
  • Relax Italian Way with Hot Italian beverage and Pastry
  • Enjoy a surprise local treat
  • Admire the historic Old North Church (or equivalent alternative)- Entrance fee Included
  • Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
  • Join Friendly Local English-speaking guide and learn some local secrets
  • Enjoy 3 food stops (with a variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats, and cheese)
  • Enjoy the stunning views from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
  • Learn about the Sons of Liberty and see where the Boston Tea Party took place
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
  • Additional food and drink

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Introduction

Discover the vibrant and historic neighborhood of Boston's North End on the North End to Freedom Trail - Food & History Walking Tour. This immersive experience takes you on a journey through the heart of the city, allowing you to uncover the rich history and delectable culinary scene that Boston has to offer. Led by a friendly and knowledgeable local guide, you'll explore iconic landmarks, indulge in mouthwatering food samples, and gain a deeper understanding of the city's fascinating past and present.

What to expect?

Embark on a culinary adventure as you stroll through the charming streets of the North End. Indulge in a variety of delicious food samples, including freshly baked bread, savory meats, artisanal cheeses, and delectable pastries. Sip on a hot Italian beverage and enjoy a surprise local treat that will tantalize your taste buds. Along the way, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the historic Old North Church, a symbol of Boston's rich religious heritage. As you continue your journey, you'll join the famous Freedom Trail, a pathway that leads you through significant historical sites. Learn about the Sons of Liberty, the Boston Tea Party, and other pivotal moments in American history. Marvel at the stunning views from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, immersing yourself in the bustling atmosphere of these iconic landmarks. By the end of the tour, you'll have gained a deeper appreciation for Boston's past and present, as well as a satisfied palate.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for both locals and visitors alike who want to experience the authentic flavors and rich history of Boston. Food enthusiasts will delight in the opportunity to sample a wide range of culinary delights, while history buffs will appreciate the chance to delve into the city's fascinating past. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this tour offers something for everyone. It's an ideal option for those who love walking, exploring new neighborhoods, and immersing themselves in the local culture.

Why book this?

What sets the North End to Freedom Trail - Food & History Walking Tour apart is its unique combination of culinary delights and historical exploration. This tour offers a truly immersive experience, allowing you to taste your way through Boston's iconic North End while uncovering the city's captivating history. Led by a friendly and knowledgeable local guide, you'll gain insider insights and fascinating stories that you won't find in guidebooks. From the mouthwatering food samples to the stunning views and iconic landmarks, this tour provides a well-rounded and unforgettable experience.

Good to know

During the tour, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. It's recommended to bring a bottle of water and some cash for any additional food or drinks you may want to purchase along the way. The tour includes an entrance fee to the historic Old North Church, as well as various food stops and a surprise local treat. Tips for your guide are not included, so it's customary to show your appreciation if you enjoyed the tour. Prepare to be amazed by the rich history, delicious food, and vibrant atmosphere that Boston's North End has to offer.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the North End to Freedom Trail - Food & History Walking Tour rave about the knowledgeable and engaging guides who bring the city's history to life. Many praise the variety and quality of the food samples, highlighting the chance to try authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Boston. Visitors also appreciate the seamless combination of culinary exploration and historical discovery, making for a truly memorable and well-rounded experience. Overall, the tour receives high praise for its unique blend of flavors, sights, and stories, making it a must-do activity for anyone visiting Boston.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

North End

(Pass by)

Your North End to the Freedom Trail combines our North End Food Tour and our History and Highlights Tour to make up a brilliant half day tour that will give you a comprehensive introduction to our fair city. We will begin at the lifeblood of Boston, the Boston Harbor with a walk through a scenic waterfront park. We’ll make our way to the heart of the North End, with views of some of the most historic sites. Tasty food is never far away in the North End. Your guide will introduce you to a small, hidden Italian bakery serving up fresh bread daily. A proper Italian salumeria is next, where you’ll have a chance to enjoy some Italian meats and cheeses. Next up, we’ll take in the energy of the North End’s busiest corridor, Hanover Street, where it’s time for a mid-tour break with your guide at a traditional Italian café.

Old North Church & Historic Site

You’ll hear stories about some of the most influential events that happened in Boston, including Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride. We will make our way to the Old North Church and step inside the hallowed walls. The Old North Church is closed until the beginning of April. During this time, we will not be able to visit inside the church, but we will stop outside of it.

Rose Kennedy Greenway

(Pass by)

A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and then we’ll cap off the North End food experience with samples of the best Italian pastries along the back streets of this delicious neighborhood. Continue on with your guide beyond the North End neighborhood for a leisurely stroll through some of Boston’s best markets and green spaces. You’ll begin the second part of your journey back at the Aquarium “T” Station where we’ll meet more members of the group. From the Harbor, we’ll continue past the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Marriott's Custom House

(Pass by)

See State Street and the historic Custom House Tower, the city’s first skyscraper.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

(Pass by)

Then, your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.

Quincy Market

(Pass by)

In downtown Boston

Old State House

(Pass by)

We will stop in front of the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. Was it really a massacre or maybe just great propaganda for the Revolution?

Downtown Crossing

(Pass by)

A short trek through Downtown Crossing

Old City Hall

A short trek through Downtown Crossing brings you to Old City Hall. This beautiful building, done in French Revivalist architecture, was the seat of city government for years in Boston. It also happens to be the site of the birth of public education in America. You'll definitely want to have your guide snap your picture with the bronze donkey outside the entrance.

Massachusetts State House

(Pass by)

You’ll love seeing the glittering dome of the inspiring, historic, and beautiful Massachusetts State House, designed and built by famous federalist architect Charles Bulfinch in 1798. From the outside, take in the views of modern Boston, including the skyscrapers of Downtown, the Financial District, and the tallest building in New England: The John Hancock Tower.

Boston Public Garden

(Pass by)

Finally, we’ll arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden, one of Boston’s favorite green spaces, where you’ll see locals walking the dogs, playing with the kids and enjoying lunch in the shade.

Reviews

(1288)

5 (1288)

Simona_S

I enjoyed every second! Allison is superb. Nice historical facts and delicious food. Highly recommended.

Tourist687376

We loved our Food and History tour! Very informative and the food was amazing! We especially loved the hidden gems. Chantha was such a delight!!!!

Lexie144

WeVenture is an excellent tour, and Nabil is one fabulous tour guide! As a Boston native, his knowledge and trivia were spot on and extensive. The Northend food tour is amazing and filling!! Hands down the best tour in the city!

margalidac2024

Nice tour and a really good tour guide (Nabil)! An experience highly recommended for getting acquainted with the city.

christopherhK6945XH

This tour was one of the best I've been on. Our guide, Tyler, was very knowledgable about Boston; both the history and the current locations. We wouldn't have found half the things we saw without him. He was also very friendly, which really made the experience that much more enjoyable. It is a bit of a fast pace though, not for the slower walkers.

Lucila_D

Great experience, Larry is a great guide, he explained everything and told us a lot of historical facts about the city. The places we went to eat were delicious!!

Compass181580

Tyler was amazing as a guide to North End. He took us to some hidden gems of restaurants in the neighborhood, where the food is as good as can be. He always stopped for the slower people to catch up before entertaining us with history and anecdotes. At the semetary he surprised us by reciting epitaphs from memory, which was just amazing. Tyler is very knowledgeable and at the end of the tour gave us recommendations on where to eat and places to visit in Boston, which was much appreciated. He was always pleasant and polite to top it off. I’d recommend him to anyone.

Eric J

Tyler was very nice and informative. He projected his voice nicely which made hearing the interesting historical information much easier in an urban environment. Boston is a beautiful city with both old and new world charms.

Tour14505525743

The food stops were all delicious and it was really interesting to learn the significant history of that area. Only downside was that going in March it was chilly to eat outside! Tyler was a friendly and entertaining guide and even took the extra step of emailing us the tour details and other recommendations for our vacation when we had to depart a few minutes early.

Michael_W

An entertaining tour led by the charismatic Alex who was very passionate about sharing the historical and cultural context of Boston's north end. Great for History buffs or for those wanting to learn more about early society in Boston. As a foreigner i found the story telling by Alex entertaining and absorbing enough to smooth over my complete lack of pre-existing knowledge about the American revolution. It was still a great tour and kept the energy levels up. Thanks Alex - great stuff.
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2024-04-13 00:34