Guided tour

Classic Bites of Boston Tour & Optional Beer Tasting

Classic Bites of Boston Tour & Optional Beer Tasting

From $97.09 per person

Lobster, chowder, baked beans and Boston Cream Pie: wondering why these foods became so popular in Boston in the first place? Join this tour and you’ll learn about all of the above, and get to taste these iconic dishes for yourself.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Dig into the classic foods Boston has become famous for
  • Delve into the history of these dishes and how they came to be local classics
  • Discover downtown Boston in a decidedly different – and delicious – way
Full description
Boston’s downtown is packed with revolutionary history, but along the Freedom Trail, you’ll also find some of the best examples of the iconic dishes Boston has to offer. Over the course of this 3-hour urban adventure, take a one-of-a-kind stroll through Downtown Boston. Taste classic dishes including Boston Baked Beans and Brown Bread, Clam Chowder, a fresh Lobster Roll and Boston Cream Pie. Plus, you’ll hear about the history of these foods and their rise to popularity in Boston. While this is not your typical Freedom Trail tour, you will visit sites of food-related historical significance along the way. End this tour feeling both full and fulfilled, after experiencing a great introduction to Boston through the lens of local foods. Upgrade your tour to the option which includes a beer tasting. Pair the iconic Boston foods with a local craft beer tasting at 2 of Boston's most historic taverns.
  • Hearty tastings at 4 local eateries
  • Guided 3-hour walking tour in Downtown Boston
  • Visits to multiple sites of historic interest
  • Two local craft beer tastings (if option selected)
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (unless beer tasting selected)
  • Tour guide gratuity
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with food allergies

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Meeting point

Tour meets near the Boston Common. Exact location provided with confirmation of ticket purchase.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • This is a walking tour, so you will be on your feet most of the time
  • Tour runs rain or shine
Customer reviews

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We had an amazing time learning about the background and history behind the food , it’s a must do activity .We can’t wait to do ig again.

September 26, 2021

We had such a great time trying the foods of Boston and learning the history behind it all. Maggie was so knowledgeable and made our tour so much fun!

December 8, 2019

Great tour! Lots of great information and lots of food! Really enjoyed Maggie!

December 7, 2019

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