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Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • 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.
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Local English-speaking guide
Snacks
Entrance fee to the historic church (or equivalent alternative)
A surprise local treat
Tips/gratuities for your guide
Additional food and drink

Departure Point

222 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

Meet outside of the Aquarium "T" Stations in front of the Long Wharf Entrance at the northeast corner of State St and Atlantic Ave.

Return Details

4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Boston Public Garden (or nearby), 4 Charles St., Boston, MA 02116

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: 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 a couple of world-famous churches which are as much a part of Boston (and America's) history as you can get. Both the Old North Church and King's Chapel are non-profit organizations that work 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Just a few tips - bring a bottle of water if you get thirsty and be prepared to walk." See review
  • "If you think five hours is too long (it went by fast), you always have the option to leave the tour when you think it is time or if you have other plans." See review
  • "You can leave the tour at any point, don't feel pressured to stay until the end, especially if you have plans." See review

Reviews

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Best way to experience the North End
Nicole_E
, Sep 2021
Keith was an incredible guide who really knew his history. He took his time to tell us about all the sights and answered any questions we had. He also had fabulous taste and everything he suggested we eat was fantastic. Best way to discover a new city is through food, and this tour sure delivers
star-5
Amazing tour
Thomas_D
, Sep 2021
Tim the tour guide was fun, informative and helpful. Really enjoyed the food and learning more about the deep history of Boston and America. Highly recommend this tour!
star-5
A must on first time to Boston
Tim_G
, Sep 2021
This was such a fun tour and one of the best I’ve been on. We walked around the North End and found places for bread, cannolis, cappuccino, pizza and mixed it all with some history. But that was only the first part. The tour continues to the wharf and into the city with a lot more history and a drink at a famous tavern. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Food & history, a delicious combo!
Cynthia_M
, Sep 2021
Our guide Sully was interesting, funny and very knowledgeable. He turned our group of strangers into friends
star-2
Not your average or any food tour we have been on
Debra_H
, Sep 2021
My husband and I love foodie tours. Usually they are planned and the entire event is smooth. We have never paid quite as much, however, this was a 5 hour event that included history. I want to add, I did not go anywhere that wasn't interesting and there was no question our guide knew his history. However, we upgraded from a 2 hour event to the 5 hour because we knew there would be plenty of stops while we walked. First problem was that the places we went were good, however when just food , we were not offered water, even tap, which is a bonus because some of us need something to drink while we eat. None of the places we went to eat seemed like they were expecting us. That made many of us uncomfortable. Next phase 2, after 3 hours and a few food stops that were good, we were left in a park for at least 25 minutes while our guide went to get the next group for their 2 hour event with food. WE were originally going to be in that group before we changed to the 5 hours. A group of 5 peoplecame up to us from our group and they, like us, were frustrated. My husband and I had just discussed how disappointing this was when they came to ask us if we felt it was unorganized and also that they felt like we were not expected in the food locations. Those people left to go get a beer to cool off. Now, by this time we were wondering if the guide would return. He did show up with a few other people. First thing he said was that we would go immediately to get samples of local beer to cool us off. I needed a drink and told him I could wait since we going to stop in just a few minutes. He mentioned a beer several times in an hour and a half. Mind you, this new foodie group has had no stops at all. Finally, guide said he was realizing that not everyone liked beer so we would skip that. Um, no one was given a choice. 20 minutes later he stopped at a store and said he had to get some water. I had told him several times I had to get a drink of something so I told him I would go too. We both bought our waters. Fast forward to 5 1/2 hours total, the only food or drink provided was what we got in the first 2 hours. He never stopped even for the second group. Now as I said we love foodie tours. Usually we would sample some of the most interesting and delicious food. Some places we returned to on our own because the hosts and food was so good. Most of the people in our total group had never been on a foodie tours and I doubt they will again. Last thing is that I have some health issues. Now I can walk that much but 2 and 1/2 hours non stop was too much for me. By the time we stopped at a park to end, I immediately went to sit down I told my husband to call for an Uber to go back where we staying because I was in so much pain and so thirsty I couldn't walk to the T to take the very quick trip back. I am sorry to be so long winded but this was my birthday and my "gift" from my husband. I loved seeing the places we saw and the history, even the last 1/2 hour or so we might not have had time to see but it wasn't worth the toll it took on me. I want people that read this to know that we have been on at least 4 food tours before this that and they were beyond amazing so try again in the next city you visit.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Segal
Shelly_S
, Sep 2021
Janet was very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. We in joined her tour very much. Highly recommend to take the food and freedom Trail history tour
star-5
A great time
Elaine_T
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Janet was an experienced professional— warm, witty, knowledgeable, and considerate. She always checked in on those of us in the group who needed to sit down on occasion due to physical ailments. The five hours seemed to fly. I recommend this tour highly.
star-5
Relaxed vibe, great food
Kristen_D
, Sep 2021
Tim was a great guide. It was a great way to experience the history of Boston and a taste of the North End.
star-5
Highly recommend it
Susan_A
, Sep 2021
It was a great way to see this historic part of the city. A great value and the group enjoyed it!!!!
star-5
Super fun!!
DianaA_T
, Sep 2021
Both Conner and Jim are very well informed tour guides. Conner brought history to life with his explanations at the various stops. The cannolis were amazing. Super fun tour.

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