Boston Food and History Group Tour

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USD67900

Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration5 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Learn about Boston’s history and its culinary scene all at once on this group walking tour. Make your way through the North End and the surrounding area before walking part of the Freedom Trail, which snakes past notable historical sites in the city. Learn about the history of heritage of Boston from your guide and sample a variety of local food.

Highlights

Explore Boston’s North End and surrounding markets
Learn about the history of the city from your guide
Walk part of the Freedom Trail
Taste a variety of local food samples

Itinerary

Your tour begins at the Greenway Carousel , the only carousel of its kind. The hand-carved characters are inspired by the air, sea and land animals of Boston Harbor, and by the imaginations of children.
Your first stop on the foodie half of your tour is at Faneuil Hall and its Marketplace. This destination is a lively market and town hall and is located close to the waterfront. This is where the cries for revolution from Great Britain first rang out.
Your tour will pass this picturesque park and you'll see the unique memorials, fountains, parks, and art exhibits that reside here, along with skyline views.
Your guide will introduce you to the vast choice of different drinks and bites and you'll get to experience them yourself! From breads to cheeses to pizza, it's got it all - so arrive hungry! As you're munching, our guide will teach you all about the history of the North End - one of Boston's most iconic and popular neighborhoods.
Enjoy a stroll down this tree-lined promenade and snap a picture of the man himself atop his horse, as your guide tells the immortalized tale of Paul and his Midnight Ride.
Along the tour, you’ll get a view of the steeple of the Old North Church from a distance (one of Boston's Must See spots). We’d highly recommend a visit after your tour - it’s where lanterns were hung on the eve of the American Revolution.
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.
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!
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: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.
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.
Originally part of Boston Common, this burial ground 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This garden is full of life with residents of Boston enjoying it for walks, exercise, fun, or just a peaceful moment. Your tour will end here - in the perfect central location for you to continue your day in Boston.

Inclusions

Snacks
Tea and coffee
Lunch
Local, English-speaking guide
Admission into Old North Church- subject to availability/alternates provided

Exclusions

Gratuities
Additional food and drink.
Souvenirs or personal shopping.

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.