Boston: North End to Freedom Trail - Food & History Walking Tour

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From Food to Freedom Trail Walking Tour
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Get personalized attention on 5 hours small group (or private) walking tour for just 12 people or fewer
  • 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
  • Take in the beauty of the architecture and quaintness of Beacon Hill
  • Stop in front of the Old State House and the site of the Boston Massacre
  • Discover the first bookstore in Boston and first public school in America
  • Visit the first public park and botanic garden in Boston
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by a B Corp certified company committed to using travel as a force for good.

What's Included

  • Enjoy 3 food stops (with a variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats, and cheese)
  • Relax Italian Way with Hot Italian beverage and Pastry
  • Admire the historic Old North Church (or equivalent alternative)- Entrance fee Included
  • 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
  • Join Friendly Local English-speaking guide and learn some local secrets
  • Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
  • 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, Boston, MA 02116, USA

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

What To Expect

Greenway Carousel

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rose Kennedy Greenway (Pass By)

North End

1 hour 20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old North Church & Historic Site

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Downtown Crossing (Pass By)

Custom House Tower by Marriott Vacation Club (Pass By)

Old State House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old South Meeting House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Old Corner Bookstore (Pass By)

Old City Hall

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

King's Chapel

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Granary Burying Ground

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boston Common

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Beacon Hill (Pass By)

Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial (Pass By)

Massachusetts State House

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Boston Public Garden

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • This tour can accommodate vegetarian, vegans, and gluten free options. Please notify us in advance at least 24 h before the tour start time if you have any dietary requests.
  • This 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 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.
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, but please note that this tour covers 2 km (1.3 miles) of walking.
  • 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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Simona_S, Apr 2024
I enjoyed every second! Allison is superb. Nice historical facts and delicious food. Highly recommended.
Highly recommended
Lucila_D, Mar 2024
Great experience, Larry is a great guide, he explained everything and told us a lot of historical facts about the city. The places we went to eat were delicious!!
Great tour to dig into the food and history of North End led by a great guide (Alex)
Michael_W, Mar 2024
An entertaining tour led by the charismatic Alex who was very passionate about sharing the historical and cultural context of Boston's north end. Great for History buffs or for those wanting to learn more about early society in Boston. As a foreigner i found the story telling by Alex entertaining and absorbing enough to smooth over my complete lack of pre-existing knowledge about the American revolution. It was still a great tour and kept the energy levels up. Thanks Alex - great stuff.
Talya_S, Mar 2024
Tour guide was excellent. Food was all delicious. Loved th spots he chose to stop at and the stories. His name was Alex.
Very good food and freedom trail walking tour
Tom_S, Mar 2024
Molly Mitchell Was our tour guide (highly recommend) her. Knows her history. Molly took my husband and I. To Hanover St there was a lot of Italian restaurants, bakeries and coffee had some really good cannolis Molly also took us to the oldest ltalian grocery store they also make really good sandwiches my husband and I went back the next day to get a sandwich (Salumeria Italian ) Molly also took us on a tour of the freedom trail walk past by the old corner bookstore the cemetery where Samuel Adams is buried, also stopped at the Beantown pub across the cemetery, where Samuel Adams is buried our overall experience with Molly as a tour guide was really great
Great way to see Boston
jrworley, Mar 2024
Molly made the history and food tour enjoyable. She made sure each of us felt comfortable throughout the walking tour.
Great Tasty Trot Around Town!
vyxtjnfjtq, Mar 2024
Tim was amazing! The food and little facts about the North End are a great introduction to the history that surrounds you. Tim was awesome to edit the tour a bit to cater to the group and do some unique things and fun jaunts around town. 5 hours seems so short but you will have definitely felt like you’ve gone around the whole town in your legs!
Eric_H, Mar 2024
Paul Revere's Home. Such history for a tour. The cradel of the United States of America in one tour.
Great experience!
Jodi_S, Mar 2024
Nabil did a wonderful job! Highly recommend! Would be good to do early on in your trip as Nabil provided great insights and unique info on things to do.
Fantastic tour of Boston!
Jennifer_B, Feb 2024
Tyler was an amazing guide! Between the choices of food and his knowledge of this historic city it was a terrific way to experience the city! His love of history was very apparent and he presented it in a fun way. Thank you Tyler!
Great activity to do as a...
Ellen_B, Feb 2024
Great activity to do as a solo travel. Very friendly atmosphere. Really enjoyed mixing food culture with the history stops.
2nd year in a row taking tour!
Ann_m, Feb 2024
Allison was great! We enjoyed every stop we made. She had great stories about the city and gave great advice on other places to go. I can’t wait to do it again next year! This is a must do!!
5hrs went by so fast, should have been longer
Jocelyn_D, Feb 2024
Our guide was very knowledgeable and narrated with emotions, not the usual mechanical guides. The experience made me appreciate and enjoy boston
Worth every penny!
Morgen_F, Jan 2024
Our guide Nabil was amazing! He was very knowledgeable about everything and had a great sense of humor. He took us to some unknown secret spots which was awesome. I would highly recommend booking this tour if you want to see the city and taste some great food!
Guided tours are so worth it!
Miriam_H, Jan 2024
Molly was a wonderful guide, very personable and extremely knowledgeable about Boston history. It was a cold day so Molly made sure we had time to warmup inside various places. The Italian food from the North End was excellent, saw much more of Boston than we would have on our own.
Worth the walk in any weather!
Richard_R, Jan 2024
Being able to see key historical locations while having the story told. Our guide’s day job was a high school history teacher so he was the perfect guide for this tour.
It was good 👍 Noshed alot.
Jay_B, Jan 2024
Adam was entertaining and authentic. Insightful points of view, plenty of knowledge to share with us. I particularly enjoyed his unbiased and strictly statistical, evidence based points of view of Boston Vs other cities. The food stops were amazing, really outstanding. Have a small breakfast only, be ready for some nosh. A solid four hours of walking.
Good history lesson
Sarah_M, Jan 2024
Experienced both the food and freedom trial. Our guide and tour group persevered in the rainy weather. Although still a great experience Would have liked alternative sheltered locations during the bad weather to enjoy the meals a little more.
Get the "real" Revolutionary story
Steve_C, Dec 2023
History lesson with a food tour, and beers with new friends. Best Calonni anywhere at A Parziales & Son's in North town. Thanks Tim! LOVE Boston. ❤️
Thebpeefect way to truly experience Boston
Robert_K, Dec 2023
Our tour guide, Lucy, was incredibly knowledgeable about all facets of Boston’s rich history as she took us on a wonderful half day tour! The food stops were absolutely amazing too with cappuccinos, fresh breads, pizza, cannolis, sandwiches and more! It seemed like we were learning something new and historic at every corner of every street we walked and it made our trip to Boston one we will never forget! Thank you Lucy!

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