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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
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 222 State St
    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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boston Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler 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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Great tour!
Kristin_S, Aug 2022
I loved the North End part of the tour- Maz was a great guide and very funny and interactive. The weather was beautiful so it made walking around Boston very comfortable.
Great food tour along with a lot of Boston history
Dawn_R, Aug 2022
Dylan our guide for the day was extremely knowledgeable, throughout the entire tour. Food opportunities were mostly at the beginning- so if you are doing the 10:00am tour I would suggest not eating breakfast. Full portions at the stops. It was nice to have a beverage break about mid-point. Nice small size, only 12 guests. I would highly recommend this tour.
Really fun tour!
Steve_G, Aug 2022
Dillon was a great tour guide. We really enjoyed our tour of the North End! The food was incredible!
10 out of 10!
Betsy_C, Aug 2022
This tour was amazing. It was a lot of walking. By the time we were done I had 11k steps. The food and history was amazing. Best cannoli I’ve had ever and the host was great. Her stories was so detailed. I don’t know how she remembers all of that.
Excellent, must do our
Jorge_M, Aug 2022
Thorough tour, informative and entertaining. Great introduction to Boston overall. Sound value for the price
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Bob was an amazing tour...
Jacob_S, Aug 2022
Bob was an amazing tour guide and we had a blast! The food was awesome and the duration/distance was perfect for our family.
The guide was very...
ManuelRodrigue_R, Aug 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable about Boston, and the food selections were excellent. I would highly recommend the tour and especially the guide.
Good way to Experience Boston.
Rick_H, Aug 2022
Great Food. Great tour of the north end of Boston. Good walk seeing the Revolutionary History come to life. Bob was an excellent guide.
I had a great time.
Nancy_M, Aug 2022
The history of the places we stoped in. Like. Parts of the buildings were haunted, and learning about the molasses disaster.
Fun, delicious and interesting outing
Karen_D, Aug 2022
Fantastic food stops and wonderful Boston tour. Learned a lot and had a great time! Small group, great walk around the North End and city, ending at the Boston Common across from Cheers!
So much food, it is very good.
Angela_G, Aug 2022
The food was amazing-a very good sampling. Our guide Janet is knowledgeable and passionate during the tour. It was great.
Phenomenal tour of Boston & North End.
Tom_F, Aug 2022
Fantastic tour. Worth every cent. We had a blast and learned a lot. Our guide Sully was phenomenal and was incredibly knowledgeable about old history and more current events. The little stops we made at cafes etc were so cool. Do the tour!!
Long day, but we’ll worth it! Very interesting and very tasty!
Ian_C, Jul 2022
Great tour guide, passionate about his history and knowledge who injected fun in this walking tour. Saw all the historic sites, ate in lots of local family run businesses with some top notch food. No breakfast needed beforehand! Great day and tour ended in a nice way, and a good opportunity to catch up with some interesting tour companions from all over the world. Recommended!
Great food and tour
Lynn_R, Jul 2022
Great way to see the key sites on the freedom tour. Our guide, Janet, was great and we highly recommend this trip for anyone who wants a close up view of the freedom trail with some great local food. Just be ready for a long walk but worth it!
Highly recommend this tour
Linda_M, Jul 2022
Really enjoyed going into the small businesses and sampling their food and drink. The atmosphere was very fun and inviting. Larry, our guide was wonderful!
Great tour
Sam_N, Jul 2022
Food much better than other walking/food tours we had done to date. Guide was great and it was a heat wave!
What a wonderful experience…Highly recommended if you visit Boston!!!
Carole_G, Jul 2022
First trip to Boston… Fell in love with the city…The tour rekindled my love and appreciation for my country as well as our founding fathers!
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Tim was awesome!...
Michelle_H, Jul 2022
Tim was awesome! Recommend him for your guide! Fun and super knowledgeable! Take this tour if you want to hear about the history of Boston and enjoy great food!
Excellent Tour
Teja_K, Jul 2022
Bob was fantastic!! We had great food and a wonderful history lesson. Highly recommend this tour. Come hungry!
Fantastic food on freedom trail
Loran_V, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful time touring the North End and Freedom Trail. Adam was an amazing tour guide. He was knowledgeable, funny and considerate of all of his guests. This was the best tour we have ever taken thanks to Adam. It was informative and entertaining. The food was absolutely delicious. We highly recommend it!
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