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Boston: Italian Food Tour with Pizza, Meats, Cheese, & Bread

4.9 / 5

37 reviews

Boston: Italian Food Tour with Pizza, Meats, Cheese, & Bread

From US$ 69 per person

Tradition, history and food define the North End, so join to discover the best of this dynamic neighborhood. And, walk off the beaten path to discover some of the best hidden gems of the area, too!

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Free cancellation
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Duration 2 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the history of one of the most influential churches of the American Revolution
  • Hear stories from some of the neighborhood’s long-time local merchants
  • Walk past some of the most historic locations in Boston’s oldest neighborhood
  • Take in the tastes and smells of a traditional salumeria, a generations-old bakery and a family-run pastry shop
  • Relax with your local guide, Italian-style, and enjoy one of the best cups of cappuccino or espresso in Boston
Full description
Your North End experience begins at the lifeblood of Boston, the Boston Harbor. Walk through a scenic waterfront park, with views of the harbor, East Boston and the historic wharfs lining Atlantic Ave. Make your way to the heart of the North End, with views of some of the most historic sites and properties in the neighborhood, some dating back to the late 1600s and early 1700s. Delicious 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. Break bread with your fellow travelers and let the carbs give you the energy to continue your adventure! A proper Italian salumeria is next, and you’ll have a chance to enjoy Italian meats and cheeses at their finest and freshest.  Next up, take in the energy of the North End’s busiest corridor, Hanover Street. It’s time for a mid-tour break with your guide at a traditional Italian café. Here, you will have a chance to enjoy your choice of a classic cappuccino, espresso, or tea. Let the caffeine kick in as you go back in time into North End history. You’ll hear stories about some of the most influential events that have happened in Boston, including Paul Revere’s midnight ride. Make your way to the Old North Church and step inside the hallowed walls. To this day, North Enders still attend this church, which is famous for its role in the Revolution.  After church, dive deeper into the local side of the North End. A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and the stories are endless. Cap off the North End food experience with samples of the best of the best Italian pastries along the backstreets of this delicious neighborhood. Hopefully there will be a chance to meet and chat with the area’s top bakers, if you catch them at a quiet moment. After the tour, you’ll surely be ready to make a dinner reservation. Consult with your guide for the best recommendations and you will be set up for an amazing time in Boston.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats and cheeses, pastries and a hot drink
  • Entrance fee to the historic church (or equivalent)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The Aquarium “T” Station (Outside, in front of the Long Wharf Entrance – Northeast Corner of State St. and Atlantic Ave.) 222 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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Important information

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  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking
  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
  • This tour features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements. Discounts are available and your guide can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
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The tour was amazing our guide Tim was full of energy and has so much history about Boston and made the time fly by! We hit some cool hidden spots that we are going back to so we can have a full meal. We loved it. So thankful we went ! Also the day before our tour we met another young man that was having his “try out” the next day for urban adventures. He was so nice we hope that Jim made the cut. I believe those folks only employ the best guides !

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September 18, 2021

The tour was perfect- just enough history, mixed with current events, and delicious foods. Our tour guide, Sully, was really knowledgeable and friendly. He made it a casual stroll and gave us the inside scoop to Boston. It was fun to hear his stories about how things have changed in Boston over the years since he grew up here. My only feee back for Sully is to stop and talk in the shade! This poor Midwest girl was not prepared for the Boston heat.

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August 18, 2021

Connor was a great tour guide. He was informative, ebullient, and effective. We never waited for food, we always felt we were in good hands, and we trusted his opinions. He included interesting historical facts at an appropriate level of detail. No one was ever board. Would visit the North End on my own as a result of the tour!

September 3, 2019

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