Food Tour to Freedom Trail - Small Group Walking Tour

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  • Group Tour
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  • 5 hr

Who wants Revolution and a tasty treat? How about talking Paul Revere with a savory snack? History and food are both great, but combining them takes it to another level. See for yourself on our food and Freedom Trail tour, which leads you on a fascinating, entertaining, and delicious stroll through Beantown. Immerse yourself in the rich foodie culture of the North End and Boston’s markets before winding your way down the historic Boston Freedom Trail (as well as some off-trail spots that locals love). Along the way, enjoy a variety of local (and yummy!) food samples while your expert guide shows you their favorite local locales and gives you the inside scoop on Boston’s incredible past. It’s the best of Boston, all in one day!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: WeVenture

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Your tour begins at the Greenway Carousel , the only carousel of its kind. The hand-carved characters are inspired by the air, sea and land animals of Boston Harbor, and by the imaginations of children.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Your first stop on the foodie half of your tour is at Faneuil Hall and its Marketplace. This destination is a lively market and town hall and is located close to the waterfront. This is where the cries for revolution from Great Britain first rang out.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rose Kennedy Greenway

Your tour will pass this picturesque park and you'll see the unique memorials, fountains, parks, and art exhibits that reside here, along with skyline views.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: North End

Your guide will introduce you to the vast choice of different drinks and bites and you'll get to experience them yourself! From breads to cheeses to pizza, it's got it all - so arrive hungry! As you're munching, our guide will teach you all about the history of the North End - one of Boston's most iconic and popular neighborhoods.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Paul Revere Mall

Enjoy a stroll down this tree-lined promenade and snap a picture of the man himself atop his horse, as your guide tells the immortalized tale of Paul and his Midnight Ride.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old North Church & Historic Site

Along the tour, you’ll get a view of the steeple of the Old North Church from a distance (one of Boston's Must See spots). We’d highly recommend a visit after your tour - it’s where lanterns were hung on the eve of the American Revolution.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Old State House

Moving into the heart of Downtown Boston, we stop in front of the Old State House and site of the Boston Massacre. The Old State House is one of the most iconic buildings in Boston - a Must See - and is also one of the oldest public buildings in the country. Our guide will educate you on its rich history and why it is so important today.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old South Meeting House

You can’t come to Boston and not mention the Boston Tea Party. This location, in-fact, a church is where it all began - one night in 1773, when it was the largest building in the city!

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Old Corner Bookstore

Next we’ll pass by the site of the first bookstore in Boston, which has housed the publishers of Thoreau’s Walden, Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and Longfellow - you may have heard of his famous tale: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.

Stop At: Old City Hall

This hall was home to the city council in the 19th and 20th century, as well as the site of the first public school in America. You’ll also marvel at its breathtaking French architecture and be able to snap a photo with the famed Bronze Donkey.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Granary Burying Ground

Originally part of Boston Common, this burial ground dates back to 1660. Along the way, you’ll pass by the final resting spot of famous Revolutionary heroes like John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Sam Adams.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Boston Common

The oldest city park in the United States, Boston Common (not Commons) is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Walking through the park, you’ll see various memorials, fountains, and recreation areas - which have been enjoyed daily since 1634.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Beacon Hill

One of the most popular and well-known neighborhoods in all of Boston, this area is home to the glorious red-brick roads that illustrate the vast history of Boston. Our guide will talk about the development of this area whilst you take in its unique beauty.

Pass By: Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial

A lesser-known memorial, but one of great interest and significance. This memorial commemorates one of the first African American regiments in the Civil War and their colonel Robert Gould Shaw.

Stop At: Massachusetts State House

You’ll love seeing the glittering dome of the inspiring, historic, and beautiful Massachusetts State House, designed and built by famous federalist architect Charles Bulfinch in 1798. From the outside, take in the views of modern Boston, including the skyscrapers of Downtown, the Financial District, and the tallest building in New England: The John Hancock Tower.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Boston Public Garden

This garden is full of life with residents of Boston enjoying it for walks, exercise, fun, or just a peaceful moment. Your tour will end here - in the perfect central location for you to continue your day in Boston.

Duration: 20 minutes
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