Boston Seafood to Freedom Trail Highlights Private Tour

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USD57400

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

Get the best of both worlds on this Boston history and seafood tour! Your local guide will meet you in the heart of historic Boston, where you’ll follow the Freedom Trail and enjoy the city’s freshest seafood.
Throughout the tour, you’ll be immersed in American history, with a chance to visit the city’s oldest burial ground and the site of the Boston Massacre. Architecture fans will have a chance to see the government at work inside the inspiring Massachusetts State House and the iconic Faneuil Hall and bustling Quincy Market.
The rest of your tour is all about seafood. Your guide will lead you to a local spot for some delicious, creamy “chowdah,” followed up by favorite New England fare, the lobster roll.
Discover the origins of Boston’s seafood scene as you enjoy fried clams at a neighborhood joint or let us surprise you with an alternative seasonal option nearby – either way, you support our businesses that source locally- and responsibly-sourced seafood,and noone leaves hungry!

Itinerary

Your tour starts at this statue commemorating the American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Your tour begins at Faneuil Hall. This destination is a lively market and is located close to the waterfront. It has been a place where many notable Americans advocated for independence from Great Britain.
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: 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.
A short trek through Downtown Crossing and past the Old City Hall takes you to one of the most historic places in the country – King’s Chapel, the first Anglican church in New England. Your guide will teach you about its history and its progression through the centuries. If we're lucky, we could hear the organist practicing on the oldest church organ in the US.
Originally part of Boston Common, this cemetery 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. The first half of your tour ends here - now it’s onto your seafood tasting experience!
From here, you’ll have perfect views of Fort Point and the Seaport District, where generations of fishermen have docked with their freshest catch. You’ll also be able to take in the spot of one of the most famous moments in pre-Revolution American history – the Boston Tea Party.
Home to the Port of Boston, the waterfront is Boston’s lifeblood, busy with commerce and recreational activities and a beautiful place to relax and see skyline views of the city.
We’ll pass through the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a series of connected parks featuring public art, recreational green and event spaces, gardens, and other attractions.
Union Oyster House
You’ll stop in at this local gem and experience the excellent New England standards served here since the early 1800s!

Inclusions

Local English-speaking guide
Lunch

Exclusions

Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for the guide

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
  • All areas and surfaces 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.