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Boston's North End: Secret Food Tour

1. Boston's North End: Secret Food Tour

Explore the vibrant culinary scene of Boston’s North End, as you walk along a trail dating from the American Revolution. By the time the tour ends, you'll have a full stomach and almost 400 years of history behind you. Make seven stops to taste local favorites on this 3 to 3.5-hour guided small-group food tour. Explore the birthplace of the American Revolution, savoring each bite along the way. Fill your tummy with appetizing dishes, locally roasted nuts, a unique Italian sandwich, pizza, cannoli, and a secret dish.

Boston: North End to Freedom Trail Food and History Tour

2. Boston: North End to Freedom Trail Food and History Tour

Learn about Boston's own Little Italy district of North End and its rich culinary scene. Also, learn about the significant role the city played during the American Revolution on a fascinating guided walking tour of Boston.  Make your way through to the heart of the North End, home to some of the city’s oldest buildings and renowned for its variety of food offerings. Try some fresh bread and Italian meats and cheeses at a hidden bakery. You will also indulge in some sweet local pastries. On the Freedom Trail, explore the Rose Kennedy Greenway, State Street, and the historic Custom House Tower. Then, head over to Old City Hall, which was the birthplace of public education in America. Don’t forget to get a picture of the bronzed Donkey outside the entrance Your tour will finish at the Boston Public Garden. Enjoy the rest of your day relaxing in the park and its beautiful surroundings. 

Boston Underground Donut Tour

3. Boston Underground Donut Tour

Celebrate the donut in all its glory while discovering downtown Boston on this underground tour. Take in historic sites, drink coffee and apple cider, and sample some of the finest donuts Boston has to offer. Begin your tour in the Financial District at Kane’s Donuts where you’ll sample several of their daily flavors. Take a stroll along the waterfront to Boston’s Public Market to try some delicious donuts and apple cider. Learn about the market's history and check out some of its other vendors. Next, walk through Little Italy, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods and home to the Old North Church. Make a stop at one of the oldest bakeries in the neighborhood and enjoy a uniquely Boston treat. Finish your tour back at the Public Market and the delicious Union Square Donuts.

Boston: North End Food Experience with Pizza, Meats & Cheese

4. Boston: North End Food Experience with Pizza, Meats & Cheese

Begin your North End experience at the lifeblood of Boston, the Boston Harbor. Walk through a scenic waterfront park, with views of the harbor, East Boston and the historic wharfs lining Atlantic Ave. Make your way to the heart of the North End. Admire the views of some of the most historic sites and properties in the neighborhood, some dating back to the late 1600s and early 1700s. Know that delicious food is never far away in the North End. Discover a small, hidden Italian bakery serving fresh bread. Break bread with your fellow travelers and let the carbs give you the energy to continue your adventure. Stop by a proper Italian salumeria and enjoy some meats and cheeses. Next up, take in the energy of the North End’s busiest corridor, Hanover Street. It’s time for a mid-tour break with your guide at a traditional Italian café. Here, you will have a chance to enjoy your choice of a classic cappuccino, espresso, or tea. Let the caffeine kick in as you go back in time into North End history. You’ll hear stories about some of the most influential events that have happened in Boston, including Paul Revere’s midnight ride. Make your way to the Old North Church and step inside the hallowed walls. To this day, North Enders still attend this church, which is famous for its role in the Revolution.  After church, dive deeper into the local side of the North End. A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and the stories are endless. Cap off the North End food experience with samples of the best of the best Italian pastries along the backstreets of this delicious neighborhood. Hopefully, there will be a chance to meet and chat with the area’s top bakers if you catch them at a quiet moment.  After the tour, you’ll surely be ready to make a dinner reservation. Consult with your guide for the best recommendations and you will be set up for an amazing time in Boston.

Boston: Guided Seafood Tasting Tour

5. Boston: Guided Seafood Tasting Tour

This Seafood Tour will take you on a culinary journey along the Boston Harbor waterfront and into the city’s most historic neighborhoods. Stop off to sample local culinary delights and see a variety of landmarks with your tour guide. From the stunning Boston Harbor, follow your tour guide into the city, across the Rose Kennedy Greenway to two of Boston’s beloved historic landmarks, Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, before heading to the city’s oldest restaurant. Along the way, you'll sample a variety of delectable local treats, such as a lobster roll, New England clam chowder, and fried clams.

Boston: Historic Taverns Tour

6. Boston: Historic Taverns Tour

This informative 3.5-hour walking tour visits some of New England’s most historic landmarks, as well as two of Boston's most historic taverns. The tour begins in Boston's oldest neighborhood, the North End. Board a public ferry for a round-trip ride to the Charlestown Navy Yard. Here, you'll see the USS Constitution aka "Old Ironsides", and Bunker Hill Monument. Walk through the Blackstone Block, and discover the true location of the "Boston Stone". See the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Market. The tour includes two tavern visits and one drink at each stop plus snacks.

Boston North End Pizza Tour

7. Boston North End Pizza Tour

Pizza is without a doubt America's favorite food. In all, there are over 61,000 restaurants serving pizza in the US, and Massachusetts alone boasts around 1,500 pizzerias. Enjoy a slice from Boston's oldest pizzeria that has a brick oven dating back to 1883, or a slice from a North End pizzeria voted Boston's Best Slice multiple times! Other stops may include a pizzeria named in the Top 25 Best in America, or from an eatery named one of the Top 10 Best Italian Restaurants in the World. Each tour features 3 different slices, all from top-rated Boston pizzerias. You’ll enjoy 2.5 hours of food, fun and history, and finish with a cannoli from a famous North End bakery.

Boston: Quincy Market and North End Food Walking Tour

8. Boston: Quincy Market and North End Food Walking Tour

Eat your way through Boston’s markets and neighborhoods with a local guide. Take a private or group tour of landmarks like Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North End, and Paul Revere Mall. Sample Boston’s best foodie fare and hear stories of Massachusetts’ most famous city. Begin at the statue of Samuel Adams and learn about this legendary Boston resident. Your first stop is the nearby Faneuil Hall and Marketplace, a lively location close to the waterfront. Next head to Quincy Market, a bustling food hall full of colorful characters that attracts locals and visitors alike. Admire the architecture that dates back 200 years while you have some local bites. Then head into the North End neighborhood, where your guide will introduce you to the vast choice of drinks and snacks. From bread to cheeses to pizza, make sure you’re hungry because you’ll try it all. As you're munching, learn about the history of one of Boston's most iconic neighborhoods. Stroll down the tree-lined promenade of the Paul Revere Mall and snap a picture of the man himself atop his horse. Hear from your guide about the immortalized tale of Paul and his Midnight Ride. Finally, walk back to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a picturesque park where you'll see the memorials, fountains, parks, and art exhibits that highlight Boston’s culture. Your tour ends here but your guide will gladly offer suggestions and directions on how to continue your food adventure.

Boston: Guided Walking Tour with Seafood Tasting

9. Boston: Guided Walking Tour with Seafood Tasting

Join your guide as you discover Boston's oldest neighborhoods. Learn about the city's colonial and revolutionary history and enjoy some delicious seafood dishes along the way. Your tour begins in Boston's North End neighborhood. Explore the maze of narrows streets and see some of the city's oldest buildings, including the Paul Revere House and Old North Square. Continue your tour as you head to Boston's Harborwalk and Long Wharf to admire the scenic views from the city's oldest commercial port. Learn about the history of Faneuil Hall and the Old State House before you head to Quincy Market. As you tour Boston, stop at three different restaurants for a sit-down tasting of local favorites. End your foodie adventure on a sweet note with dessert from a famous North End bakery.

Boston: South End Sweet and Savory Local Food Tour

10. Boston: South End Sweet and Savory Local Food Tour

Eat. Explore. Experience Boston! Experience this one-of-a-kind foodie adventure through South End and get a taste for one of the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Visit 6 local eateries to sample tastings of their most popular dishes. Enjoy mouth-watering specialty dishes and learn about the establishments themselves, and the people who bring them to life. Hear stories about the owners and chefs, and the history behind each of the restaurants, markets, and bakeries visited. As you stroll from one tasting to the next, visit sites of historic, architectural, and cultural interest. Learn about the South End, from its early development to the beloved Boston neighborhood it is today. This walking neighborhood food experience will leave you both full and fulfilled, with plenty of food for a satisfying lunch. Explore the South End on a fun-filled afternoon, in the company of a knowledgeable local guide.

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What people are saying about Boston

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Tour was great had a mixture of history drinks and apps .. tour guide was very friendly and pleasant . You can tell he enjoyed his job and was doing it for his clients and love of city . He was not pushy . I have been on many tours and they will always mention about tips … Tour guide did not mention tips at all .. I of course left a good tip but it’s nice not to have it pushed on you

Was in Boston for the weekend just because, it was one of the best guided tours I’ve ever did- my friend I went with was a pastry chef and she too was blown away. Thank you to Jackie for being the best tour guide a group could ask for. Hope to do another tour with this company or her again.

Fun and enjoyable walk through Boston. Easy walking pace with frequent stops see sites and eat food. Great history tour.

Dillon was knowledgeable and entertaining - cool foodie and historical tour for sure! Highly recommended!

Tim was great. Very personable and informative. Easy walking tour.