- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Discover the local side of Boston’s most popular neighborhood, the North End. Visit Boston’s most revered church and snack your way through the neighborhood, tasting meats, cheeses, fresh bread, pastries, pizza and cappuccino. Continue along the Freedom Trail and beyond and experience modern Boston through the city’s incredible history. From the iconic Boston Harbor, into the heart of beautiful Beacon Hill, join your local guide on an experience that connects you to the Boston of old and new.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Fresh Bread
- One beer (or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice)
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Pizza Slice
- Italian Pastry
- Tips/gratuities for your guide
4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: North End, Boston, Massachusetts
Your North End to the Freedom Trail combines our North End Food Tour and our History and Highlights Tour to make up a brilliant half day tour that will give you a comprehensive introduction to our fair city.
We will begin at the lifeblood of Boston, the Boston Harbor with a walk through a scenic waterfront park. We’ll make our way to the heart of the North End, with views of some of the most historic sites. Tasty food is never far away in the North End. Your guide will introduce you to a small, hidden Italian bakery serving up fresh bread daily. A proper Italian salumeria is next, where you’ll have a chance to enjoy some Italian meats and cheeses. Next up, we’ll take in the energy of the North End’s busiest corridor, Hanover Street, where it’s time for a mid-tour break with your guide at a traditional Italian café.
Stop At: Old North Church & Historic Site, Boston, Massachusetts
You’ll hear stories about some of the most influential events that happened in Boston, including Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride. We will make our way to the Old North Church and step inside the hallowed walls.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, Massachusetts
A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and then we’ll cap off the North End food experience with samples of the best Italian pastries along the back streets of this delicious neighborhood.
Continue on with your guide beyond the North End neighborhood for a leisurely stroll through some of Boston’s best markets and green spaces. You’ll begin the second part of your journey back at the Aquarium “T” Station where we’ll meet more members of the group. From the Harbor, we’ll continue past the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Pass By: Marriott's Custom House, Boston, Massachusetts
See State Street and the historic Custom House Tower, the city’s first skyscraper.
Pass By: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, Massachusetts
Then, your guide will lead you toward the famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.
Pass By: Quincy Market, Boston, Massachusetts
In downtown Boston
Pass By: Old State House, Boston, Massachusetts
We will stop in front of the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. Was it really a massacre or maybe just great propaganda for the Revolution?
Pass By: Downtown Crossing, Boston, Massachusetts
A short trek through Downtown Crossing
Pass By: Old City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
And past Old City Hall
Pass By: King's Chapel Burial Ground, Boston, Massachusetts
We will take you to one of the most historic places in the country, King’s Chapel Burial Ground and King’s Chapel. Somewhere along the way during this tour, you’ll have a chance to rest your legs and enjoy a refreshing local beer.
Pass By: Massachusetts State House, Boston, Massachusetts
On most weekdays, you’ll have a chance to see the government at work (or not) inside the inspiring, historic, and beautiful Massachusetts State House,. Outside the State House, take in the views of modern Boston, including the skyscrapers of Downtown, the Financial District, and the tallest building in New England - the John Hancock Tower. We continue our journey through Beacon Hill, where you’ll have a chance to take in the quintessential architecture of Boston’s red brick row houses.
Pass By: Boston Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Finally, we’ll arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden, one of Boston’s favorite green spaces, where you’ll see locals walking the dogs, playing with the kids and enjoying lunch in the shade.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not 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
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We had a great group. It was my Mom and I for the weekend and we didn't know anyone. However, our tour guide,Tim, worked to make everyone friends! By the end of the tour we knew everyone's name, we were drinking a beer together at the Original Cheers and texting each other photos! It was 5 hours but it went by so fast. I didn't want to say goodbye. Lots of food, lots of fun and lots of history!