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Boston Food Tour - Explore the North End

Boston, United States

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Experience hosted by Bob

2 hours
Includes food, tickets
Up to 9 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your tour begins at the famous Boston Harbor - starting with a walk through a scenic waterfront park, with views of the harbor, East Boston, and nearby historic wharfs as we make our way to the heart of the North End.

We'll visit a 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 have a chance to enjoy Italian meats and cheeses at their finest and freshest.

Then, we'll head to the North End’s busiest corridor, Hanover Street. It’s time for a mid-tour break at a traditional Italian café. Here, you have a chance to purchase your choice of a classic cappuccino, espresso, or tea, or just rest your feet.

Let the caffeine kick in as we go back in time into North End history. Hear stories about some of the most influential events that have happened in Boston. We will make our way to the Old North Church and step inside the hallowed walls. To this day, North Enders still attend this church, which is famous for its role in the Revolution.

After church, we 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 your North End food experience with samples of the best of the best Italian pastries along the backstreets of this delicious neighborhood!
Other things to note
This tour features visits to locations that are not always able to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements. Discounts are available and I can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour. Please contact me ahead of time, if needed.
Your tour begins at the famous Boston Harbor - starting with a walk through a scenic waterfront park, with views of the harbor, East Boston, and nearby historic wharfs as we make our way to the heart of the North End.

We'll visit a 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 have a…

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What's included

  • Food
    You'll receive a variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats...
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee to the historic church (or equivalent alternative).
From $46
/ person
Tue, Dec 1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$57 per person
$57 per person
Wed, Dec 2
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$57 per person
$57 per person
Thu, Dec 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$57 per person
$57 per person

Meet your host, Bob

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 51 Reviews
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I have a deep love and appreciation for the history, diversity, and unique culture of Boston. Sharing this love for the one-and-only Beantown with visitors (first-timers and frequent visitors alike) is a passion of mine. Boston's big draw is obviously American history, but there's so much more in this city to explore! I've spent time getting to know restauranteurs, artisans, and other foodies, so that I can show you the coolest spots to get a bite in the North End neighborhood. Of course there's the postcard historical sights, but there's also some awesome snacks, only-in-Boston dishes, and amazing hand-crafted treats - the type of places that locals (like me) love. One things for sure, on my tours, you'll receive personal attention from a real, Boston local and a unique experience that you'll never forget! Join me!
I have a deep love and appreciation for the history, diversity, and unique culture of Boston. Sharing this love for the one-and-only Beantown with visitors (first-timers and frequent visitors alike) is a passion of mine. Boston's big draw is obviously American history, but there's so much more in this city to explore! I've spent time getting to know restauranteurs, artisans, and other foodies, so that I can show you the coolest spots to get a bite in the North End neighborhood. Of course there's…
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Where you'll be

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 me to discover the best of this dynamic neighborhood. Of course, I’ll taking you off the beaten path to discover some of my favorite hidden gems, too!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 51 reviews.

Emily
November 2020
This tour was incredible!!!! Sully & Corinne were great storytellers and really knew a lot about their city’s local culture & history. This was definitely our favorite part of our trip!
Brittany
November 2020
We had a great time on this tour! Tim was our tour guide for the day and he took us to, in my opinion, hidden gems at North End. Super friendly and would highly recommend.
Joshua
October 2020
Had an amazing time on this tour, Tim was a knowledgeable, passionate tour guide that helped to bring the history of Boston to life, plus great food so who doesn’t love that?
Chelsea
October 2020
Tim was such passionate and and brilliant tour guide. He knew his history to the T and had a sparkling charter paired with it. One top of getting an amazing history of the north end, the food was just as brilliant! It felt as if we were traveling Europe. Would do again!
Tim was such passionate and and brilliant tour guide. He knew his history to the T and had a sparkling charter paired with it. One top of getting an amazing history of the north en…
Matthew
September 2020
This was a great tour start to finish. Bridget was knowledgeable and friendly - she really made it a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the pace of the tour was perfect. Highly recommend!
Jamie
September 2020
It was such a special and delicious experience. I wouldn’t be able to check out the locations myself and it gave a great understanding of the history and food! My friends and I absolutely enjoyed the wonderful tour!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests ages 2 and up can attend.