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Boston: North End to the Freedom Trail - Food & History Tour (Small Group)

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    Pass By: North End, Boston, MA 02109

    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.


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

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Rose Kennedy Greenway, JFK Surface Road, Boston, MA 02111

    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.

    Pass By: Marriott's Custom House, 3 McKinley Sq, Boston, MA 02109-2609

    See State Street and the historic Custom House Tower, the city’s first skyscraper.

    Pass By: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq Quincy Market, Boston, MA 02109-1604

    Then, your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.

    Pass By: Quincy Market, 4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109-6201

    In downtown Boston

    Pass By: Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702

    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?

    Pass By: Downtown Crossing, Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

    A short trek through Downtown Crossing

    Pass By: Old City Hall, 45 School St, Boston, MA 02108-3206

    And past Old City Hall

    Pass By: King's Chapel Burial Ground, Tremont Street King's Chapel, Boston, MA

    We will take you to one of the most historic places in the country, King’s Chapel Burial Ground and King’s Chapel. Somewhere along the way during this tour, you’ll have a chance to rest your legs and enjoy a refreshing local beer.

    Pass By: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099

    On most weekdays, you’ll have a chance to see the government at work (or not) inside the inspiring, historic, and beautiful Massachusetts State House,. Outside the State House, 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. We continue our journey through Beacon Hill, where you’ll have a chance to take in the quintessential architecture of Boston’s red brick row houses.

    Pass By: Boston Public Garden, 4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4602

    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.
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    Departure Point
    Aquarium, Atlantic Ave and, State St, Boston, MA 02110, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
    Inclusions
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Fresh Bread
    • One beer (or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice)
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Pizza Slice
    • Italian Pastry
    • Sandwich
    Exclusions
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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.
    • In the event of a site closure, we will do our best to replace it with a similar alternative.
    • 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.
    • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout.
    • 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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    We had a great time! Ellie was a wonderful guide full of great information. Great food, sights, and company.
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    We had done a walking (only) tour of the Trail a year ago with one of those costumed docents and this one was so much more informative and interesting. Bob was an excellent tour guide, had a depth of knowledge, and was pretty funny. The food selections he chose were really
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    Tour Guide: Tim The tour began with meeting a very energetic tour guide who was very enthusiastic about showing off his great city. Tim's passion for Boston was great and made my wife and I feel like we were learning some great Bostonian places to eat, not the typical tourist
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    Response from bobbarry61, Manager at Boston: North End to the Freedom Trail - Food & History Tour (Small Group)
    Responded 2 days ago
    Thank you so much for your review! We'll definitely make sure to pass along your compliments to Tim - you're right, he's a really great guide! We really try to make all of our tours feel like time with a friend instead of a typical, scripted tour, so it's awesome to hear that you felt that! It means so much to us when travelers take the time to write a review, so thanks again and we hope we'll see you on another tour soon!
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    Highly recommend this tour with Bob of Boston Urban Adventures. We had a group of 7 and we walked all over Boston, tasting some wonderful local food & beer and hearing the wonderful history of this historical city from a local citizen. And an added bonus, Bob emailed us a
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    Response from bobbarry61, Manager at Boston: North End to the Freedom Trail - Food & History Tour (Small Group)
    Responded 4 days ago
    Thank you for your great review! Our guides are passionate about our city, both the history of Boston and the more modern culture of Boston. I am glad that I was able to share all of that with you. And i am glad that you all had a great time in Boston. Thanks again!
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    This tour was awesome. Ellie did a great job. The size of the group is great. Even though we only spend the day with our group, felt like we had known them for awhile. Loved all the food stops and drinks stops. Learnt so much. Thanks Ellie
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    Response from bobbarry61, Manager at Boston: North End to the Freedom Trail - Food & History Tour (Small Group)
    Responded 5 days ago
    Thank you for your review! We'll definitely make sure to pass along your compliments to Ellie - you're right, she's a really great guide! We really try to make all of our tours feel like time with a friend instead of a typical, scripted tour, so it's awesome to hear that you felt that on your tour! It means so much to us when travelers take the time to write a review, so thanks again and we hope we'll see you on another tour soon!
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