3 star rating: Worth doing 17 Reviews

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  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:  2-2.5 hours

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Good tour, lots of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

We had a good time walking through Boston, getting interesting information along the way. I loved the choice of taverns and the stories behind them!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Really enjoyed the walking tour. Our guide was personable and shared some great yarns about the city and its history. Would recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

This tour was excellent! Your guide will take you to the oldest taverns in Boston, and you get drinks with the tour! Its a great way to walk around the city!

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2014

Matt, our tour guide was fun and well informed. The 3 bars were interesting and the beers local and good. I would do the tour with a group of friends again!

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Good tour but I think one food item should be invluded

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2013

Fun tour with knowledgeable guide. Learned a lot about local history while enjoying local beers. However, the description on Viator is not accurate. The tour did not include snacks and only went to one of the bars listed in the description. Recommend comfy walking shoes for this as the bars are quite far apart and involve some walking on cobblestones!

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

Lots of fun!

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2013

Enjoyed this tour for 2 reasons--Kevin, the tour guide was really good and the by luck the other people we were with all really clicked as far as getting along and meeting each other. There were 11 of us total. What wasn't so great was that the taverns didn't seem to know we were coming--whoever is responsible ahead of time for letting the bars know the groups are coming should have an area set aside ahead of time for the groups--especially since at all 3 places people from our tour did purchase extra drinks and/or food.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2014

Our Tour Guide, Matt, was very nice, but not very polished or prepared for this tour. The tour is The Historic Boston Tavern Tour, which we saw on "Chronicle" and was portrayed as a History Lesson of the Boston Taverns. We were brought through the North End, stopping in a local store, and told about the Pizza Tour which is another available Tour. We walked past the park which has a statue of Paul Revere, but we never went into the park. It was pointed out from across the street. The "history" of the Taverns was mediocre. We wanted to hear about Paul Revere and Sam Adams preparing for the Revolution, not how Sam Adams weighed 300 pounds and passed out in a bar.
It was a nice evening, weatherwise, so it was a nice walk, but hardly worth the price of the tour.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
March 2013

Should be noted in description that this tour is a small group tour. We were unable to attend the Taverns normally visited on the tour because it was St. Patrick's Day weekend. Tour guide was nice

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
August 2014

Not as described

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
July 2014

We were very disappointed! We saw these taverns one of the first days in Boston but didn't drink or eat in them because of the tour we had planned. The night of the tour our guide took us in one of them. I asked why we weren't going to the other ones and was told it was up to the guide which taverns we went it. We didn't learn any historical facts about the taverns/bars we went to. Our guide was more interested in giving us advice about what do to after or for the rest of our trip. We ended up going to the the other two on our own and reading about the bars on the place mats. I wouldn't recommend this trip if Kevin is your guide.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
March 2014

The guide was bad, the beer was worst.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
September 2013

Three taverns Not Hand and Bell Tavern. Didn't get to select the drink at any of the taverns

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