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Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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.
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Local English-speaking guide
Entrance fee to the historic church (or equivalent alternative)
A surprise local treat
Tips/gratuities for your guide

Departure Point

222 State St, Boston, MA 02109, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • 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 a couple of world-famous churches which are as much a part of Boston (and America's) history as you can get. Both the Old North Church and King's Chapel are non-profit organizations that work 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the social distancing policy during Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Just a few tips - bring a bottle of water if you get thirsty and be prepared to walk." See review
  • "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." See review


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Excellent tour!
, Jul 2021
We had a great experience with Bob as our tour guide. One of my favorite things about Urban Adventures is their dedication to keep groups small (12 max). We felt like we had our very own personal tour guide to learn about Boston. I highly recommend the tour for this fact alone. I have been on similar tours in other cities by different operators with no maximum and the experience is definitely not as fun. Here is what you need to know before you book this particular tour: - The first half of this tour is of the North End and includes food samples. You get samples of freshly baked bread, a cappuccino, cannoli, a piece of Italian sub, a slice of amazing Sicilian pizza and at one of the final stops a cold beer. The food is outstanding and really filling. They don't provide a sit-down meal, but you will be full! -The second part of the tour takes us along of the rest of the Freedom trail. You get admissions to Old North Church along with your tour. This part of the tour is excellent and you will learn a lot about Boston's history, and really the history of our country. Be Aware: -The tour can run much longer than 5 hours (ours was about 6.5 hours). You are walking and standing almost the entire time. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. We walked about 5 miles. -You can leave the tour at any point, don't feel pressured to stay until the end, especially if you have plans. We ended up really late to our next scheduled activity. -This tour ends in a different location from where the tour begins. The tour guides are kind to help you find your way back if needed. We were able to take the T back. Overall, this tour is worth every penny. In fact, I think it's underpriced for the value you receive!
Delicious and Informative
, Jul 2021
The food was delicious! Our guide, Conner was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from him. I highly recommend this tour!
Enjoyed the North Enf
, Jul 2021
Conner was an engaged and enthusiastic guide. Morning in the North End was the better part of the tour for us. Group size was 12 in the morning, 10 in the afternoon. Cannoli was the food highlight
Great experience and tasty!
, Jul 2021
Corinne was a great guide and this tour was fun and informative! The food was great and amount of sites were fun. Come hungry and ready to walk - it the 5 hours fly by!
, Jul 2021
There was a lot of great food on this tour however I wish our guide was more animated, enthusiastic and engaging. I would have liked to hear more stories and history.
Great tour
, Jul 2021
We had a great time. The tour guide Corinne was very knowledgeable. My only feedback…. Space the food stops throughout the tour instead of all in the beginning. I think the tour should be condensed to four hours.
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, Jul 2021
Sully is the best tour guide we’ve ever had; his knowledge of Boston’s history was amazing. As first-time visitors we couldn’t have asked for a better tour of the North End. And the food great!
Long but fun. Wear good shoes.
, Jul 2021
We would not have experienced Boston’s North End or Beacon Hill with such great understanding had we not taken the tour. I learned a great deal and had my memories of history class awoken. I appreciate the group bring small as I saw other tours with very large groups.
Informative and fulfilling tour
, Jul 2021
Dillon was great. He is knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We did the 5 hr tour and enjoyed the authentic foods and all historic walks. Highly recommend.
North End is Magical, Bob H. is Wonderful!
, Jul 2021
I've always wanted to see Boston's North End and this tour with Bob Hornstein didn't disappoint. Bob took us to all the important stops and guided us through the very best tastes of Italian food and drink along the way. He made the trip extra special by sharing his personal experiences, stories, and recommendations. Highly recommend this trip!

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