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North End Small Group Food Tour

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    Stop At: Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

    Your North End experience begins at the lifeblood of Boston, the Boston Harbor. Walk through a scenic waterfront park, with views of the harbor, East Boston and the historic wharfs lining Atlantic Ave. We’ll make our way to the heart of the North End, with views of some of the most historic sites and properties in the neighborhood, some dating back to the late 1600s and early 1700s.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: North End, Boston, MA 02109

    Delicious 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. Break bread with your fellow travelers and let the carbs give you the energy to continue your adventure! A proper Italian salumeria is next, and you’ll have a chance to enjoy Italian meats and cheeses at their finest and freshest.

    Next up, we’ll take in the energy of the North End’s busiest corridor, Hanover Street. It’s time for a mid-tour break with your guide at a traditional Italian café. Here, you will have a chance to enjoy your choice of a classic cappuccino, espresso, or tea.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Old North Church & Historic Site, 193 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1123

    Let the caffeine kick in as we go back in time into North End history. You’ll hear stories about some of the most influential events that have 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. To this day, North Enders still attend this church, which is famous for its role in the Revolution.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Boston Urban Adventures, 60 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114-2030

    After Church, we’ll dive deeper into the local side of the North End. A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and the stories are endless. We cap off the North End food experience with samples of the best of the best Italian pastries along the back streets of this delicious neighborhood. Hopefully there will be a chance to meet and chat with the area’s top bakers, if we catch them at a quiet moment.

    After the tour, you’ll surely be ready to make a dinner reservation. Consult with your guide for the best recommendations and we’ll set you up for an amazing time in Boston.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    222 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    North End, Boston, MA, USA
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • A variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats and cheeses
    • Pastries and a hot drink
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Old North Church & Historic Site
    • Entry/Admission - Boston Urban Adventures
    • Additional food and drink
    • Souvenirs
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
    • This tour features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements. Discounts are available and your guide can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour.
    • In the event of a site closure, we will do our best to replace it with a similar alternative.
    • Small group of a maximum of 12 people.
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    I was on a girls trip to Boston and we always take a food tour where ever we go. We all enjoyed the tour and all the food stops were great. Cafe Vittoria was my favorite. The cannoli were fabulous and the hot chocolate was...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank verona64
    bobbarry61, Manager at Boston Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for that great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our North End Food Tour. We always like to take our guests to places you might not be able to find without a real local. We will be sure to pass on...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We really enjoyed this tour! It's the first time we ever combined a food and history tour, and it was hit with our teens as well. Tim was an excellent guide, clearly enthusiastic about the history as well as the cuisine. Our tour time was...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank BedfordFalls
    bobbarry61, Manager at Boston Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    What a wonderful review. Thank you so much, we all really appreciate it. We love hearing that our travelers enjoy their tours with us. We always try to create tours that are unique and filled with memorable moments and it sounds like you had just...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Food tour was very good Connor took good care of us while guiding and giving us fun historical tidbits. Loved the different north end Italian family-owned bakeries and restaurants we visited. Would recommend this one

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Jennifer S
    bobbarry61, Manager at Boston Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    This part of Boston is so unique and special. Not only great food - but a bounty of American history. We all like to pick out our favorite spots and Conner knows the area well. We will pass on your compliments to him. Cheers!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Incredible!!!! What a great way to explore the North End, learn fun facts and share great food! Our tour guide Bob was excellent and made you feel so at home. Don't miss this one!More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Mary Ann F
    bobbarry61, Manager at Boston Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Mary Ann, Thanks for your great review! As I told everyone on the tour that day, the North End is my favorite neighborhood in Boston. The food, the history, and the culture make this a great place to visit. I am so glad you...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We took this tour with our two boys aged four and seven and our infant with a grain of salt. These guys did such an incredible job and handled our family like pros. We saw so many incredible sites, ate so much incredible food, and...More

    Thank SReznick
    bobbarry61, Manager at Boston Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    HI Sarah - thank you for the awesome review. I am so glad that Tim was able to keep the adults and the children engaged! The North End is a very special place in Boston and I am glad you got to see from a...More

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