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Boston Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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.
  • Stop in front of the Old State House and the site of the Boston Massacre
  • Discover the first bookstore in Boston
  • See the site of the first public school in America
  • Visit the first public park and botanic garden in Boston
  • Join a tour that is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company

What's Included

  • Friendly Local, English-speaking guide
  • 3 food stops (with a variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats, and cheese)
  • 1 food and drink stop (Hot Italian beverage and Pastry)
  • Entrance fee to the historic Old North Church (or equivalent alternative)
  • Enjoy the stunning views from Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
  • Learn about the Sons of Liberty and see where the Boston Tea Party took place
  • Enjoy a surprise local treat
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
  • Additional food and drink

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Greenway Carousel
    191 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA

    The Greenway Carousel (Outside - Next to the Carousel entrance) 191 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02111

End point

  • 4 Charles St
    4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

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

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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 one of the world-famous churches which is as much a part of Boston's (and America's) history as you can get. The Old North Church is a non-profit organization that works 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.
  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The Old North Church is closed until the beginning of April. During this time, we will not be able to visit inside the church, but we will stop outside of it.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips


Just a few tips - bring a bottle of water if you get thirsty and be prepared to walk.
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.
You can leave the tour at any point, don't feel pressured to stay until the end, especially if you have plans.
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Boston Bob was a great tour guide!
Helen_H, Jan 2023
My husband and I had a great time! We did the food tour in the North End then the freedom trail towards Boston Common! Boston Bob was fantastic and pointed out so many great details!
What a great experience
John_L, Jan 2023
We had Luci as our tour guide and she’s awesome. The tour felt like we were just eating our way through Boston with a friend. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting for the first time or if you’re in the mood to be shown some amazing eats. 10/10 experience.
Tim the tour guide was super and very friendly and passionate about this. Dude really knew his stuff
Jimmy_W, Dec 2022
Seeing where so many things happened and hearing the stories was great . The food on this trip was great also and the hidden stores and restaurants stunned me . So cool 😎.
Terrific tour.
Clare_B, Dec 2022
Brought lots of insight into parts of the city we had never been, Lucy was a wonderful guide! Great way to spend a day.
Must go tour of North End and Freedom Trail
Christine_C, Dec 2022
Great experience!!! So happy we took this tour. We loved the food from the North End and the histories and stories about the neighborhood. We are glad we did it and have a great appreciation of Boston and what it represents to our country. We really enjoyed walking and hearing the great history about Paul Revere and Samuel Adams walking the Freedom trail. Our guide was excellent and engaging. The 5 hours go quick.
Boston Tour
Elena_S, Dec 2022
Tour guide Lucy was great. She made time to stop along the way and take in the sights. She was also very knowledgeable.
Best food/historical tour
David_S, Nov 2022
Lucy what is an incredible tour guide. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and generous. It got cold, and she pulled us in to buy us a hot beverage that was not part of the tour. And the food that she picked out was one great experience after another. Felt like a local after we were finished lol.
Highly recommend this history and food tour of Boston
Samantha_A, Nov 2022
Our tour guide, Bob was very knowledgeable about Boston and it’s history. We tried different foods from local business. We also saw historic churches and other sites related to American history. We really loved the tour!
Great Knowledgable Tour
Mariah_D, Nov 2022
Allison was the best tour guide I’ve had so far! She just shows the city through her eyes, which I believe is so much better than someone putting up a studied show. She carefully highlighted the most important things to see but also a lot of hidden gems. Her knowledge about the city and its history is endless so you can pop her any question you have! After the tour she also emailed a list of her favourite restaurants, which I appreciated a lot as a real food lover! Allison, you were great girl! Keep that tour guide passion alive, I’m sure you’ll lift many peoples stay in Boston to a next level.
Excellent tour!!
Amy_G, Nov 2022
Sully was a great tour guide and we were never bored during our 5 hour tour! Reading some of the reviews we were a little skeptical but had a fantastic time. Make sure to pack your own water and there are multiple places during the tour where you can use the restroom. We had plenty of food, cappuccino, dessert, pizza, bread, and hot tea. I would definitely recommend everyone take this tour!
Very informative
Sara_M, Nov 2022
My sister and I had a great time walking around Boston and learned so many interesting facts about the people, architecture, and history of Boston.
Great way to visit a little of Boston history.
Elizabeth_B, Nov 2022
Enjoyed our guide Bob he knows Boston well. He did a great job. The food stops were very good. I would recommend this tour.
My guide great, the food...
Rhonda_Y, Oct 2022
My guide great, the food was delicious and I learned a ton about Boston’s history! Would definitely recommend
Our favorite tour in Boston. Loved the food and history stories!
Anna_C, Oct 2022
The Italian section of Boston was amazing! Loved the food and history. Our tour guide Dylan and his trainee Tray were fantastic and so informative!
Guido the best local guide
Anna_B, Oct 2022
Guido was a fantastic guide. A local man with enthusiasm and knowledge. The food was great and we learnt so much.
Perfect Boston overview
Kelly_K, Oct 2022
Great way to see the city. Perfect amount of food. You won’t be hungry but also won’t be stuffed and miserable. Our guide Sully was awesome!! He had the deep knowledge we were looking for in a guide paired with a sparkling personality. We did walk about 12,000 steps so dress appropriately including sensible footwear!!
Great Boston Experience
Tracy_T, Oct 2022
Tim is very engaging and enthusiastic about the History of Boston! We learned so much that we did not know or remember beyond our history books. The North End has its own rich history and great food to boot! Highly recommend!
Amazing & delicious!!
aprilmynhier, Oct 2022
Bob from Boston was our tour guide. He was absolutely amazing! The food was fabulous!! Exceeded our expectations! Started on time. Wasn’t rushed. Very accommodating. Small group so it was intimate & personal! All 4 of us agree this tour was the highlight of our week long trip!
You can’t go wrong with the history and delicious food!
Kathy_h, Oct 2022
We enjoyed our beautiful autumn day in Boston very much. Tyler was very knowledgeable and passionate guide. I am so grateful that my client referred this tour to us. We highly recommend this tour.
Highly recommended
Tracey_J, Oct 2022
What a wonderful tour for both food and history! Tyler was a great guide, friendly and knowledgeable. He took time to answer all of our questions, and then expounded with additional info.
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