Fasten your seatbelts for an unforgettable time in East Boston. Join us for a truly local experience as you discover what’s going on over on the other side of the harbor. The tour begins at the Aquarium “T” Station on Boston Harbor’s Long Wharf. Take in views across the harbor at East Boston before we head underground to the Blue Line T Station. Your guide will help you navigate the modern system as you get on the train and travel under the harbor through the oldest subway tunnel in the country (in fact, it’s the third oldest in the world, dating all the way back to 1904!). If time allows, we will get out at the Maverick T Station to tell you more about the subway project.
After the train, your guide will lead you into the heart of East Boston. As we walk, you’ll see shops and restaurants reflecting the diversity of the East Boston residents. You can travel around the world in East Boston without ever having to leave the neighborhood!
Next, it’s time for bowling Boston-style, with candle-pin bowling. Before hitting the lanes, you’ll have the option to pick up a beverage to bring over to this classic neighborhood bowling alley which encourages you to BYOB. Built in 1950, this bowling alley hasn’t changed much, with manual scoring, gravity-powered ball return and wood paneling completing the retro atmosphere. After bowling a few frames, you’ll come to love this New England pastime. If bowling isn’t available, we’ll make our way over to one of the neighborhood billiards halls where we’ll have a chance to play a game of pool together. Grab a beer, enjoy the music and chat with the locals at the pool table, to really get a feel for what this neighborhood is all about.
The evening continues as you walk down Meridian Street, taking in some murals depicting the history and influence of immigration in East Boston. We will continue to Maverick Square, where we will enjoy a snack or two along the way. You’ll discover the best variety of food in all of Boston concentrated in this area, from Colombian bakeries, to Italian sandwich shops, Mexican taquerias, El Salvadorian cafes and Chinese restaurants; the choices are endless!
Next, we head to the waterfront. Views of the skyline will appear and at certain times of the year, you’ll have a chance to catch an amazing sunset.
If time allows, and on certain days of the week, we’ll continue walking through the neighborhood and then along the water through a picturesque park and into the Boston Shipyard. Here you’ll see some creative public art and a chance to visit a local ciderhouse for a tasting. One final bite or two of delicious East Boston food might also be in the mix.
Finally, we call the water taxi to bring us back across the harbor. Get your cameras ready for some of the best views of Boston from the water. From the boat, your guide will point out the must-see neighborhoods and landmarks that make Boston special. Take it all in and enjoy the harbor in style as you cruise back into Long Wharf.
Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in beautiful Boston.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, “T” (subway) ticket, 2-3 snacks, bowling alley fee OR billiards table fee, water taxi ticket.
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: In the event of a site closure, we will do our best to replace it with a similar alternative.
Child Policy: 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. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.