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

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USD10700

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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

Combine two attractions Boston has to offer—delicious food and rich history—on this tour that starts in the popular North End and continues along the Freedom Trail. Snack your way through this historic Italian neighborhood, trying fresh bread at a hidden bakery and enjoying an Italian salumeria. Once fortified, walk the Freedom Trail to discover the rich history of the American Revolution and experience the modern city Boston is now.

Highlights

North End food, history, and highlights tour gives you a comprehensive view of the city
Delicious food samples, including fresh bread, meats, and cheeses
Learn fascinating facts about American Revolution history from your guide
Enjoy a surprise local treat with your guide.
Stop in front of the Old State House and the site of the Boston Massacre
Discover the first bookstore in Boston
See the site of the first public school in America
Visit the first public park and botanic garden in Boston
Join a tour that is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company

Itinerary

Your North End to the Freedom Trail combines our North End Food Tour and our History and Highlights Tour to make up a brilliant half day tour that will give you a comprehensive introduction to our fair city.
We will begin at the lifeblood of Boston, the Boston Harbor with a walk through a scenic waterfront park. We’ll make our way to the heart of the North End, with views of some of the most historic sites. Tasty 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. A proper Italian salumeria is next, where you’ll have a chance to enjoy some Italian meats and cheeses. Next up, we’ll take in the energy of the North End’s busiest corridor, Hanover Street, where it’s time for a mid-tour break with your guide at a traditional Italian café.
You’ll hear stories about some of the most influential events that happened in Boston, including Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride. We will make our way to the Old North Church and step inside the hallowed walls.
The Old North Church is closed until the beginning of April. During this time, we will not be able to visit inside the church, but we will stop outside of it.
A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and then we’ll cap off the North End food experience with samples of the best Italian pastries along the back streets of this delicious neighborhood.
Continue on with your guide beyond the North End neighborhood for a leisurely stroll through some of Boston’s best markets and green spaces. You’ll begin the second part of your journey back at the Aquarium “T” Station where we’ll meet more members of the group. From the Harbor, we’ll continue past the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
See State Street and the historic Custom House Tower, the city’s first skyscraper.
Then, your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.
In downtown Boston
We will stop in front of the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. Was it really a massacre or maybe just great propaganda for the Revolution?
A short trek through Downtown Crossing
A short trek through Downtown Crossing brings you to Old City Hall. This beautiful building, done in French Revivalist architecture, was the seat of city government for years in Boston. It also happens to be the site of the birth of public education in America. You'll definitely want to have your guide snap your picture with the bronze donkey outside the entrance.
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.
Finally, we’ll arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden, one of Boston’s favorite green spaces, where you’ll see locals walking the dogs, playing with the kids and enjoying lunch in the shade.

Inclusions

Entrance fee to the historic Old North Church (or equivalent alternative)
3 food stops (with a variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats, and cheese)
1 food and drink stop (Hot Italian beverage and Pastry)
Enjoy a surprise local treat
Enjoy the stunning views from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
Friendly Local, English-speaking guide
Learn about the Sons of Liberty and see where the Boston Tea Party took place

Exclusions

Tips/gratuities for your guide
Additional food and drink

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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, we will find alternate sites to visit on weekends.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • The Food to Freedom Tour is environmentally friendly because unlike many of the tour companies in Boston, you walk as opposed to using buses or other vehicles.
  • In the morning when you are in the famous North End, all of the food stops are 100% owned and run by locals, ensuring that local people benefit from tourism to their city. So any inclusions on the tour and additional purchases you make will directly benefit the local community.
  • You also stop at one of the world-famous churches which is as much a part of Boston's (and America's) history as you can get. The Old North Church is a non-profit organization that works hard to educate school children and adults on American history and colonial life. By paying an entrance fee, you are helping to maintain the church and their work.
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day.

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.