Boston's Revolutionary and Drunken Past with Ye Olde Tavern Tours

Boston, USA
Ye Olde Tavern Tours
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Pair your Boston sightseeing with a frothy brew or two on this combination history tour and tavern crawl. Meet your guide in the afternoon, and set off with just a small group for company. You’ll wander along the city’s Freedom Trail, and will see 10 key Boston attractions—all while your guide shares the stories and history behind the sights. As you go, stop for refreshing beers in several centuries-old taverns.
  • This two-in-one tour includes historical sightseeing and a pub crawl
  • Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail, and learn all about the city’s history
  • Visit multiple historical taverns, where you’ll enjoy beers en route
  • This personalized, small-group tour will have a maximum of 12 attendees

What's Included

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuity for Tavern Staff
  • Small Group Experience
  • Gratuity for Tour Guide (discretionary)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1 Park St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

    Meet your guide at Boston Common, at the corner of Park Street and Tremont Street. Your tour guide will be standing under the black hanging sign that reads "Boston Common." The closest address for GPS purposes is 1 Park Street.

End point

  • 11 Marshall St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

    Near Faneuil Hall

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID. No exceptions.
  • All guests must complete a liability waiver.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Can't go wrong with this choice!
    philip_q, May 2024
    Kelly is the best, professional and very informative! Best part was meeting new people with fun and good attitudes, by then end of the tour, we all went and another tavern together! Huzzah!!!
    5 stars
    Katherine_W, Apr 2024
    Amazing tour with Brian! He was very knowledgeable and funny. We had a great time and enjoyed the beer selection.
    Great walking tour
    Sgephanie_S, Apr 2024
    Our tour guide was a great! Really a great tour to catch some of the most notable places of historical Boston and have a few drinka
    Amazing tour of Boston!
    Katherine_G, Feb 2024
    Kelly gave us an amazing tour of Boston!! She is an accomplished historian but also made the whole story of Boston and the revolution come to life for us! Took us to see many buildings and smaller artifacts we wouldn’t have noticed without her expertise sprawled throughout the city. The pubs she took us to were perfect, and we loved every cider and pint we tried. 10/10 would take this tour again and can’t recommend more highly!! Book this tour!!
    Boston Freedom Trail and Pub Crawl
    Terri_D, Feb 2024
    The tour itself was interesting and fun, but it was our tour guide, Brooke, who really made the experience wonderful. She was so full of knowledge and energy, and obviously loves what she does. We were so impressed that she remembered everyone’s first names, where they were from, and referenced back to something a tour member had said earlier. We would recommend this tour to anyone, and definetly if you get Brooke as your tour guide.
    One of a Kind Tour!
    Sierra_D, Jan 2024
    Our tour guide, Brian, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about everything he told us about. Not only did we learn a lot about the history of the city, but we got to have some drinks along the way! We were even offered some beer that’s only exclusive to certain places. This tour was worth every penny. The groups are kept below 12 people (our group was only 4 people), so it’s really intimate and personable. I definitely recommend this tour! Huzzah!
    A must do in Boston!
    DJ_S, Nov 2023
    Brooke was an amazing guide! How she remembers everyone’s name is impressive and provided great recommendations for the beer!
    History and Beer
    Tami_K, Oct 2023
    The history learned on this tour was great. Our tour guide was so much fun and made it a great tour. I would highly recommend doing this tour.
    This was the second time...
    rwoeste, Oct 2023
    This was the second time we did the tour but took family that hadn't taken the tour before. Brooke is excellent and would highly recommend it to anyone that likes history and Beer! My daughter enjoyed it so much she is taking a friend who is coming to visit her in Boston.
    This is an ABSOLUTE must!
    Cheeto_Z, Sep 2023
    Brooke was such a phenomenal guide. I have never learned more and been as engaged as we were with her. If you’re in the Boston area this is an ABSOLUTE must! You will learn so much in an absolutely fun and creative way. As a guide, Brooke was insanely knowledgeable, fun, passionate, etc. But, what set her apart from everyone else is the fact that you could hear her excitement and enthusiasm for the history. Which, made us really excited about it as well!!
    Amazing tour
    Cathleen_H, Sep 2023
    Brooke and Gabe were so very knowledgeable in the history of Boston. Our group had a wonderful time. I highly recommend this tour.
    Great history lesson with a buzz
    Joseph_J, Sep 2023
    The best part of this tour is the history that you get. The 2nd part is the best local brewed beers that you get at all 3 bars that you visit.
    Boston 2023 couples and friends trip!
    Susan_S, Aug 2023
    HUZZAH! Loved the toasts. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. I like the wide range of beers that were offered.
    Must-go tour!
    MichaelO, Jul 2023
    Amazing tour with the right balance of fun and history! The guide/owner is an expert that helps you really understand the lead up to the revolution in a fun way.
    Loved Drinking and Learning History!
    Jaime_D, Jul 2023
    If you love drinking and learning about history and fun facts, then this tour is for you! I had a great time visiting historic pubs and learning about how alcohol fueled the rebellion against the monarchy. Our tour guide, Brooke, was phenomenal! She is extremely knowledgeable and you can tell she is passionate about American history. And drinking! She is very personable and she made the tour fun, exciting, interesting all the while keeping the tour going at a nice pace. I really enjoyed the tour. So much fun. Highly recommend!!
    Sherry_R, Jun 2023
    This was a terrific tour with our funny, knowledgeable, personality-plus guide. For those who don’t enjoy walking long distance, it’s perfect because you stop frequently and you sit, relax and enjoy a beer at three different taverns. It gives you time to meet the other people in your group and it’s a historically informative tour as well. My husband and I highly recommend this!
    Great Boston tour
    Christopher_H, May 2023
    Kelly did a fantastic job! Highly recommend the tavern tour for great history info and of course the beers!
    Indiana pub crawl
    JoEllen_S, May 2023
    The tour guide was excellent! Lots of information to share. The pubs also had history and good beer!
    Huzzah for the Tavern Tour!!
    Susie_N, Nov 2022
    We had so much fun learning about the freedom trail while hanging out in a few of America's oldest pubs. Brooke was an amazing guide with loads of history to share with us. She kept us all interested and entertained. The 3 pubs were great with delicious beers as well as at least one cider choice. We would do this tour again and we highly recommend Brooke. Thanks for an awesome afternoon!
    High energy, enthusiastic...
    Lori_G, Jun 2022
    High energy, enthusiastic & very fun. Also good historical tour with good beer. Definitely don't want to miss this tour!

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