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Boston Historic Taverns Tour with Tastings & Roundtrip Ferry Ride

4.5 (84)
Boston, US

Boston Historic Taverns Tour with Tastings & Roundtrip Ferry Ride

4.5 (84)
Boston, US
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Discover the vibrant history of Boston's taverns on the exciting Boston Historic Taverns Tour with Tastings & Roundtrip Ferry Ride. Immerse yourself in nearly 400 years of tavern culture as you visit FIVE Freedom Trail sites and explore neighborhoods like Charlestown, Blackstone Block, Faneuil Hall, and the North End. Enjoy not one, but TWO visits to legendary historic taverns where you can savor a drink of your choice (beer, wine, or soda) and indulge in delicious appetizers. Along the way, you'll also have the chance to see iconic landmarks such as the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument. To top it all off, the tour includes a free round-trip ferry ride across beautiful Boston Harbor. Join this 3.5-hour walking tour and toast to the spirits of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and George Washington!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Relive almost 400 years of Tavern History
  • Explore Boston's oldest neighborhoods
  • Visit historic landmarks and taverns
  • Enjoy traditional drinks and appetizers
  • Finish with famous North End cannoli
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • See 5 Freedom Trail sites
  • Scenic round-trip Ferry Ride across Boston harbor.
  • Grab a drink under the same roof as George Washington and Paul Revere!
  • Visit the "Oldest Tavern in America" - First Pour in 1795!
  • Professional Local guide.
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Experience the rich history and vibrant atmosphere of Boston's historic taverns on the Boston Historic Taverns Tour with Tastings & Roundtrip Ferry Ride. This immersive 3.5-hour walking tour takes you on a journey through time as you explore the city's oldest neighborhoods and visit iconic Freedom Trail sites. Along the way, enjoy a free round-trip ferry ride across scenic Boston Harbor, adding an extra touch of adventure to your experience. Raise a pint to the spirits of Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and George Washington as you delve into almost 400 years of tavern history in Boston.

What to expect?

On this tour, expect an engaging and educational experience that combines history, tastings, and breathtaking views. Learn about the significance of the five Freedom Trail sites you will visit, immersing yourself in the stories and legends that shaped Boston's past. Enjoy the unique opportunity to step inside two of Boston's most historic taverns and savor a drink of your choice, whether it be beer, wine, or a refreshing soda. Indulge in delectable appetizers at both tavern stops, savoring the flavors of the past while surrounded by the ambiance of these iconic establishments. Additionally, the round-trip ferry ride offers a picturesque perspective of Boston Harbor, adding a touch of maritime adventure to your tour.

Who is this for?

The Boston Historic Taverns Tour with Tastings & Roundtrip Ferry Ride is perfect for history enthusiasts, food and drink lovers, and anyone seeking a unique and immersive experience in Boston. Whether you're a local looking to discover hidden gems or a visitor eager to delve into the city's rich heritage, this tour is designed to cater to a wide range of interests. It's an ideal activity for solo travelers, couples, friends, and even families, as it offers a combination of history, food, and scenic views that can be enjoyed by all.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the captivating history and lively atmosphere of Boston's historic taverns on this unique tour. With an experienced local guide leading the way, you'll gain insights and anecdotes that bring the past to life. The opportunity to visit two of Boston's most iconic taverns, including the "Oldest Tavern in America," adds a sense of authenticity to the experience. Raise a glass under the same roof as historical figures like George Washington and Paul Revere, connecting with their stories in a tangible way. The inclusion of tastings, a round-trip ferry ride, and snacks ensures that your senses will be fully engaged throughout the tour, creating a memorable and immersive experience.

Good to know

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as this tour involves exploring the city on foot. The tour starts in Boston's historic North End, so plan your transportation accordingly. Arriving a few minutes early at the meeting point, Modern Pastry Underground, will ensure a smooth start to your adventure. While hotel pickup and drop-off are not included, the convenience of the round-trip ferry ride across Boston Harbor adds an exciting twist to your journey. Don't forget to bring some extra cash for gratuities and any additional purchases you may want to make along the way. Prepare to be captivated by the rich history, delicious tastings, and breathtaking sights that await you on this Boston Historic Taverns Tour.


Previous tour participants have raved about the Boston Historic Taverns Tour with Tastings & Roundtrip Ferry Ride. They praise the knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides who bring the history of Boston to life with their engaging storytelling. The opportunity to step inside historic taverns and enjoy tastings has been a highlight for many, creating a sense of connection to the past. Participants also appreciate the inclusion of a round-trip ferry ride, which offers unique views of Boston Harbor. Overall, reviews consistently highlight the immersive and enjoyable nature of this tour, making it a must-do experience for both locals and visitors alike.

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

All Food & Drink Tours start in the North End. The North End is Boston's oldest neighborhood, first settled in 1630. Today, this area is affectionately known as Little Italy, and is home to some of the City's very best restaurants, pizzerias and bakeries. From here, walk to historic Long Wharf to catch a scenic Ferry Ride across Boston Harbor!

Charlestown Navy Yard

The Charlestown Navy Yard is home to the USS Constitution, the only "floating site" on Boston's Freedom Trail. Hear the story of how this famous War Ship earned it's nickname - "Old Ironsides".

Bunker Hill Monument

(Pass by)

Bunker Hill is the site of the 1st major battle of the American Revolution. Dr. Joseph Warren died in the waning moments of this historic battle. Hear the story behind that famous military command - "Don't fire til you see the whites of their eyes!"

Warren Tavern

Hoist a beer (or wine, or soda!) under the very same roof as George Washington, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and Dr. Joseph Warren - the taverns namesake. This historic tavern was built in 1780!

Admission Included

Old State House

The Old State House is the oldest standing public building in the Eastern US. The circle of cobblestones in front of this historical landmark commemorate the 1st bloodshed of the American Revolution - the Boston Massacre.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

After your return Ferry Ride from Charlestown, explore the Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market area. Faneuil Hall (aka the "Cradle of Liberty") has always been the central marketplace for Boston, and still is today. Hear the story of wealthy merchant, Peter Faneuil, who built this at his own expense in 1742.

Bell In Hand Tavern

The last tavern stop (includes one drink and snacks) will be at either the Green Dragon aka "Headquarters of the Revolution" or the Bell in Hand aka "America's Oldest Tavern".

Admission Included

North End

This Fun & Unique walking tour finishes back in Boston's North End for cannoli from a famous North End bakery!

Admission Included



4.5 (84)


This was an excellent tour that hit some of the main hotspots in Boston. Their tour guy was informative and personable. I highly recommend this tour.


Great walking tour! Our guide Alvin was so knowledgeable about history and had a fun sense of humor too. Loved both taverns. Friendly service and delicious food!


Our group had an amazing time with Big Al! He was informative and entertaining. The tour was a great mix of history facts with some walking and plenty of stops and opportunities to sit. The ferry ride was a great addition. Loved both tavern stops as well. Al went above and beyond to ensure that our group had a great time. Highly recommend!!!


We loved our guide - Big Al! He was funny, knowledgeable, and brought everything to life. Could not have asked for a better evening.


Great tour and Big Al was an amazing guide! He was so knowledgeable and personable. The combination of history, food and beverages made for a great Boston experience!


This is by far the best tour we've ever been on. This tour combines Freedom Trail & US history with a pub crawl. "Big" Al is so knowledgeable of Boston history and VERY engaging! Everyone on the tour seemed like old friends by the time it ended. The highlight of the tour was taking the ferry boat across Boston Harbor and going to the historic Warren Tavern. It was so much fun!


Guide Alvin was a sensational storyteller recounting Bostons History with insight and humor. We had a ball with like-minded visitors to Boston on a lovely autumn day. Wear your sneakers and be ready to walk - we did 18,000 steps!! Loved it!


Fantastic and energetic guided tour I ever had. The guide spoke Historical story was awesome and fun


Roger was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. The view of the Boston skyline from the ferry was beautiful. The taverns were very different and yet their historical background was very interesting. Roger was quite generous in his drink and appetizer choices. Great fun!

Vicki G

Mark, our tour guide, welcomed us as old friends! Showed us his beloved North End Neighborhood and historic taverns with great food and drink !
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-25 12:01