Guided tour

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

4.8 / 5

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

From US$ 99 per person

This half-day tour combines food, history and highlights - giving you a comprehensive introduction to Boston. Join your local guide on an experience that connects you to the Boston of old and new.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Limited to 9 participants


  • Stroll past some of the most historic locations in Boston’s oldest neighborhood
  • Snack your way through the North End, tasting meats, cheeses, fresh bread, pastries and pizza
  • Take in the beauty of the architecture and quaintness of Beacon Hill
  • Visit Boston’s most revered church
  • Enjoy a local surprise at a historic, quirky, hidden local tavern
Full description

Walk through Boston Harbor Island State Park, admiring East Boston and the historic wharfs lining Atlantic Avenue. Head to North End and visit a local Italian bakery serving fresh bread and an Italian salumeria for meats and cheeses. On Hanover Street, relax at a traditional Italian café during a mid-tour break. Taste the pizza at a neighborhood favorite. Finish with samples of the best Italian pastries. Head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, State Street and the historic Custom House Tower, then onto the famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Stop in front of the Old State House (the site of the Boston Massacre) before hitting Old City Hall. Check out the State House. Continue through Beacon Hill to see Boston’s red-brick row houses. Finally, arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza and pastries
  • Entrance fee to the historic church (or equivalent alternative)
  • A surprise local treat
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    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 Street and Atlantic Avenue). 222 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Entrance to the Massachusetts State House requires a government ID and all guests must pass through metal detectors
    • The State House is open on weekdays only. The tour group will find alternate sites to visit on weekends
    • In the event of a site closure, the company will do their best to replace it with a similar alternative
    • Vegetarians and those with other dietary restrictions can be accomodated
    • Please notify the company in advance if you have any dietary requests
    • For your urban adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 57 reviews

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    We took the 5 hour food tour. It was interesting and the guide, Bob was good. He kept it light, yet informative. The food was delicious. I was a bit disappointed with a few things. First, the order of the food (although I at everything,) seemed out of order in that the cannolies came before the pizza and sandwich. Also, we had to circle back to our starting point to pick up others who only signed up for the 2 hour walking, no food tour. That explains why all of the food was crammed into the 1st three hours only. Also we pay a good price, so I didn't care for visiting a couple of sights twice to accommodate the 2nd group. We never entered the State House which is on the itinerary. I don't recall seeing the red-brick row houses and we definitely did not make it the Boston Public Garden except to see it from more than a block away.

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    October 26, 2021

    Well worth the time and money!

    My wife and I visited Boston for our 15th wedding anniversary and decided to do this tour so that we can see the city and learn more of the history. We could not have been more pleased with how the day went! We purchased the five hour tour and Eric (our guide) did not disappoint. With Eric's knowledge, education as well as his passion for Boston & American history we learned so much. And, it was not a scripted tour of someone reading off of some pages. We literally felt like we were walking around town with a friend. Aside from the historical sites, the cafes, pubs, restaurants, etc we went to were great choices. Everything was included in the cost of the tour, and we had more than enough food (spaced perfectly throughout the tour). By the end of the tour we had made "friends" with another couple that did the same tour that we decided to have a drink before we went our separate ways. That turned into about an hour more of amazing conversation!

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    August 4, 2019

    The places and food selected by the tour guide were all terrific!

    The tour was 5 hrs, but we finished all the eating in 3 hrs., too much food over too short of a time period. It would have been nice to stretch out the food over the full time period. The food itself was great, and the history lesson also very good.

    July 25, 2019

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