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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!
Really enjoyed the walking tour. Our guide was personable and shared some great yarns about the city and its history. Would recommend it.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Three taverns Not Hand and Bell Tavern. Didn't get to select the drink at any of the taverns
This tour was a TOTAL disappointment. Instructions were to be at the meeting place 10 minutes before the tour began (5:30) and we had to leave the Harpoon tasting tour in order to meet as required. Our guide was double booked and the tour did even begin until 6:00 and was then cut short since the other party had dinner reservations at 8:00, he just left at that point. This was not the guide's routine tour and it was apparent since he was unable to answer questions and provide limited information. It would have been a better idea to save the $113 and buy 6 beers myself and use Wikipedia for the information on the taverns. Also, no snacks at any of the locations as advertised ~ save your money and buy your own beer and take the walking tour yourself.