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From Lobster Tail to Freedom Trail

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Boston, US
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From Lobster Tail to Freedom Trail

5 (14)
Boston, US
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Experience the best of Boston's history and seafood scene on this captivating tour. Follow your knowledgeable local guide along the iconic Freedom Trail, where you'll uncover the city's rich past, from the Boston Massacre to the site of the first bookstore. Immerse yourself in American history as you explore landmarks like the Old South Meeting House and the Massachusetts State House. But that's not all - this tour is also a feast for the senses. Indulge in the city's freshest seafood, starting with a delicious bowl of creamy "chowdah" and culminating in a mouthwatering lobster roll. Whether you choose fried clams or a seasonal surprise, you'll be supporting local businesses that source their seafood responsibly. With stunning views of the waterfront, the Seaport District, and the Boston skyline, this tour offers the perfect blend of history, culture, and gastronomic delights. Join us for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you hungry for more.

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
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Immerse in American history along the Freedom Trail
  • Visit iconic landmarks like Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
  • Indulge in delicious and creamy "chowdah"
  • Savor the famous New England lobster roll
  • Discover the origins of Boston's seafood scene
  • Lunch
  • Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for the guide

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Introduction

From Lobster Tail to Freedom Trail is the ultimate Boston history and seafood tour that combines the best of both worlds. This captivating experience takes you on a journey through American history while indulging in the city's freshest seafood. Your local guide will meet you in the heart of historic Boston, where your adventure begins.

What to expect?

During this immersive tour, you can expect to be transported back in time as you follow the iconic Freedom Trail. You'll have the opportunity to visit historic sites, such as the oldest burial ground and the site of the Boston Massacre. Architecture enthusiasts will be awestruck by the magnificent Massachusetts State House and the bustling Quincy Market. But that's not all! This tour is also a feast for your taste buds. You'll savor delicious and creamy "chowdah" at a local spot, followed by the famous New England delicacy, the lobster roll. Whether you prefer fried clams or are open to a seasonal surprise, you can rest assured that the seafood you'll enjoy is locally and responsibly sourced. Prepare to satisfy your cravings and leave the tour feeling fully satisfied.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history buffs, seafood lovers, and anyone seeking a unique and unforgettable experience in Boston. Whether you're a solo traveler, a group of friends, or a family, this tour is designed to cater to all. So, bring your curiosity, appetite, and sense of adventure along!

Why book this?

Unlike typical history tours, From Lobster Tail to Freedom Trail offers a captivating combination of history and gastronomy. With a knowledgeable local guide leading the way, you'll uncover the fascinating stories and secrets of Boston's past while exploring its iconic landmarks. And let's not forget the mouthwatering seafood! By booking this tour, you not only support local businesses that prioritize locally sourced seafood but also treat yourself to a true New England culinary experience.

Good to know

This tour lasts approximately 300 minutes, providing you with ample time to soak in the historical sites and savor each bite of seafood. You'll meet your guide outside the Independence Wharf Building, and from there, embark on a journey through time and flavors. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera to capture the beautiful sights along the way.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced From Lobster Tail to Freedom Trail rave about the perfect combination of history and food. They appreciate the knowledgeable guides who bring the stories to life and the opportunity to try local seafood favorites. Reviews highlight the seamless organization of the tour, ensuring participants enjoy every moment. Overall, this tour receives high praise for its unique concept, making it a must-do experience in 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

Statue of Samuel Adams

Your tour starts at this statue commemorating the American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Your tour begins at Faneuil Hall. This destination is a lively market and is located close to the waterfront. It has been a place where many notable Americans advocated for independence from Great Britain.

Old State House

Moving into the heart of Downtown Boston, we stop in front of the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. The Old State House is one of the most iconic buildings in Boston - a Must See - and is also one of the oldest public buildings in the country. Our guide will educate you on its rich history and why it is so important today.

Old South Meeting House

You can’t come to Boston and not mention the Boston Tea Party. This location, in-fact, a church is where it all began - one night in 1773, when it was the largest building in the city!

Old Corner Bookstore

(Pass by)

Next we’ll pass by the site of the first bookstore in Boston, which has housed the publishers of Thoreau’s Walden, Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and Longfellow - you may have heard of his famous tale: Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.

Old City Hall

This hall was home to the city council in the 19th and 20th century, as well as the site of the first public school in America. You’ll also marvel at its breathtaking French architecture and be able to snap a photo with the famed Bronze Donkey.

King's Chapel

A short trek through Downtown Crossing and past the Old City Hall takes you to one of the most historic places in the country – King’s Chapel, the first Anglican church in New England. Your guide will teach you about its history and its progression through the centuries. If we're lucky, we could hear the organist practicing on the oldest church organ in the US.

Granary Burying Ground

Originally part of Boston Common, this cemetery dates back to 1660. Along the way, you’ll pass by the final resting spot of famous Revolutionary heroes like John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Sam Adams.

Boston Common

The oldest city park in the United States, Boston Common (not Commons) is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Walking through the park, you’ll see various memorials, fountains, and recreation areas - which have been enjoyed daily since 1634.

Beacon Hill

(Pass by)

One of the most popular and well-known neighborhoods in all of Boston, this area is home to the glorious red-brick roads that illustrate the vast history of Boston. Our guide will talk about the development of this area whilst you take in its unique beauty.

Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial

(Pass by)

A lesser-known memorial, but one of great interest and significance. This memorial commemorates one of the first African American regiments in the Civil War and their colonel Robert Gould Shaw.

Massachusetts State House

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

This garden is full of life with residents of Boston enjoying it for walks, exercise, fun, or just a peaceful moment. The first half of your tour ends here - now it’s onto your seafood tasting experience!

Independence Wharf

From here, you’ll have perfect views of Fort Point and the Seaport District, where generations of fishermen have docked with their freshest catch. You’ll also be able to take in the spot of one of the most famous moments in pre-Revolution American history – the Boston Tea Party.

Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront

Home to the Port of Boston, the waterfront is Boston’s lifeblood, busy with commerce and recreational activities and a beautiful place to relax and see skyline views of the city.

Rose Kennedy Greenway

We’ll pass through the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a series of connected parks featuring public art, recreational green and event spaces, gardens, and other attractions.

Freedom Trail

Union Oyster House You’ll stop in at this local gem and experience the excellent New England standards served here since the early 1800s!

Reviews

(14)

5 (14)

Escape211037

This tour was excellent. A unique combination of history, eating, a bit of exercise and some socialising made it a wonderful experience. Our tour guide, Molly, was the perfect guide. She was knowledgeable and provided the info in an engaging and fun way. She was certainly not boring! She was very attentive and could not have been better. We got to try iconic Massachusetts food such as lobster rolls, stuffed quahogs and cannoli. All delicious. I highly recommend this tour, it was most enjoyable.

dianavcnc

We saw so much and tasted some delicious food and learned so much about the history of Boston. Larry was an excellent guide and knew so much history! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get a good idea of what Boston is really like.

Dream31125860487

Great host, but I didn’t expect we had to split food after paying such a high price. The lobster roll had to be split between two people and share dishes of other foods.

Collette D

Alex was our tour guide & did a great job! Knowledgeable & entertaining. The seafood was amazing! We loved all of our stops.

Splashwatercolors

We had the best time ever! Our guide Nabil was so fun and knowledgeable. I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get to know Boston! He was fantastic!

J4936RBsuet

Nabill is what made this tour amazing. He was very knowledgeable and fun. I have told and will tell everyone I know to be sure and sign up for this tour and ask for Nabill!!

lindadH9038GJ

So we had the best guide Nabil!!!!! He was so kind, pleasant, enjoyable to be around for the several hours on tour. He was accommodating to our walking needs as a group. He had a lot of great information to communicate. He showed us so much. We really enjoyed the experience and would request Nabil again when we come back.

MariLynn_H

Great 'foodie' and historical interest tour!! Nabeal was outstanding . He was a wealth of information which made the tour not only delicious but interesting. The kids were enthralled with their sampling of seafood. They may never eat a happy meal again now that they've had a lobster roll, clam chowder, stuffed clams, and a walk through the history of the area. I didn't push the raw oysters because I understand they were delicious, but some things I just can't get excited about. Though this was the city to try those in. The stops included several "Must See" locations and a good time was had by all.

Thomas_J

Our guide Tim was very knowledgably and interesting to listen to. He took us to several seafood restaurants and we had great samples of Boston's best seafood. Highly recommend him.

L3133NYkarenc

Sully was very personable and informed. Great personality and amazing knowledge of the city. We learned so much. His patriotism for this state and city is very evident and wonderful to see his pride. Thank you for an Awesome experience.
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2024-04-13 00:26