Discover the local side of Boston’s most popular neighborhood, the North End. Visit Boston’s most revered church and snack your way through the neighborhood with delicious tastings of meat, cheese, bread, pastries, pizza and cappuccino. Tradition, history and food define the North End, so join us to discover the best of this dynamic neighborhood. And, we’ll taking you off the beaten path to discover some of our favorite hidden gems, too!
Local English-speaking guide, 3 food stops (with a variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats, and cheese), 1 food and drink stop (Hot Italian beverage and Pastry), and entrance fee to the historic Old North Church (or equivalent alternative)
Additional food and drink, tips/gratuities for your guide
The Aquarium “T” Station (Outside, in front of the Long Wharf Entrance – Northeast Corner of State St. and Atlantic Ave.) 222 State Street, Boston, MA 02109
A central location in or near Boston’s North End
The maximum number of people on this tour will be 12 passengers.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.
Your North End experience begins 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. We’ll make our way to the heart of the North End, with views of some of the most historic sites and properties in the neighborhood, some dating back to the late 1600s and early 1700s. Delicious food is never far away in the North End. Your guide will introduce you to a small, hidden Italian bakery serving up fresh bread daily. Break bread with your fellow travelers and let the carbs give you the energy to continue your adventure! A proper Italian salumeria is next, and you’ll have a chance to enjoy Italian meats and cheeses at their finest and freshest. Next up, we’ll take in the energy of the North End’s busiest corridor, Hanover Street, where it’s time for a mid-tour break with your guide at a traditional Italian café. Here, if you like, you can purchase and enjoy your choice of a classic cappuccino, espresso or tea or just take a minute off your feet. As you let the caffeine kick in, your guide goes back in time into North End history. Hear stories about some of the most influential events that happened in Boston, including Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride. We make our way to the Old North Church, where we may get to step inside the hallowed walls. After church, we’ll dive deeper into the local side of the North End. A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and the stories are endless. We 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 we 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 we’ll set you up for an amazing time in Boston.
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