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Boston Underground Donut Tour

1. Boston Underground Donut Tour

Celebrate the donut in all its glory while discovering downtown Boston on this underground tour. Take in historic sites, drink coffee and apple cider, and sample some of the finest donuts Boston has to offer. Begin your tour in the Financial District at Kane’s Donuts where you’ll sample several of their daily flavors. Take a stroll along the waterfront to Boston’s Public Market to try some delicious donuts and apple cider. Learn about the market's history and check out some of its other vendors. Next, walk through Little Italy, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods and home to the Old North Church. Make a stop at one of the oldest bakeries in the neighborhood and enjoy a uniquely Boston treat. Finish your tour back at the Public Market and the delicious Union Square Donuts.

Boston's North End: Secret Food Tour

2. Boston's North End: Secret Food Tour

Explore the vibrant culinary scene of Boston’s North End, as you walk along a trail dating from the American Revolution. By the time the tour ends, you'll have a full stomach and almost 400 years of history behind you. Make seven stops to taste local favorites on this 3 to 3.5-hour guided small-group food tour. Explore the birthplace of the American Revolution, savoring each bite along the way. Fill your tummy with appetizing dishes, locally roasted nuts, a unique Italian sandwich, pizza, cannoli, and a secret dish.

Boston: North End Pizza Tour with 3 Slices and Cannoli

3. Boston: North End Pizza Tour with 3 Slices and Cannoli

Pizza is without a doubt America's favorite food. In all, there are over 61,000 restaurants serving pizza in the US, and Massachusetts alone boasts around 1,500 pizzerias. Enjoy a slice from Boston's oldest pizzeria that has a brick oven dating back to 1883, or a slice from a North End pizzeria voted Boston's Best Slice multiple times! Other stops may include a pizzeria named in the Top 25 Best in America, or from an eatery named one of the Top 10 Best Italian Restaurants in the World. Each tour features 3 different slices, all from top-rated Boston pizzerias. You’ll enjoy 2.5 hours of food, fun and history, and finish with a cannoli from a famous North End bakery.

Boston: Guided Craft Brewery Tours with Lunch or Dinner

4. Boston: Guided Craft Brewery Tours with Lunch or Dinner

Get an in-depth analysis of up to 16 different beers on a guided beer-tasting tour of Boston. Enjoy a delectable lunch or dinner and beer pairing at Cambridge Brewing Company, Winter Hill Brewing, or another food-providing affiliate. Whether you’re a light beer drinker or a connoisseur of the brew, this is the perfect introduction to Boston’s top breweries, cider houses, and distilleries. From pilsners to stouts, your beer guides will introduce you to award-winning beers of all styles. Visit legendary brewers including the Samuel Adams Brewing Company, Winter Hill Brewing, Dorchester Brewing, Night Shift Brewing, Bearmoose Brewing, and so many more. Tours and destinations may vary. Check out the sample tour below: Samuel Adams Brewing Company:  Learn the history of the Samuel Adams brewery and who the brewer and patriot Samuel Adams was on an immersive look at the brewing process from start to finish. Taste the specialty malts used to brew Samuel Adams beers and smell the unforgettable aroma of their traditional Hallertau hops. Samuel Adams utilizes only artesian-imported hops and fresh malt, making all their beer delightfully refreshing. Chelsea Station: Chelsea Station is a restaurant and bar that opened in 2014, transforming an old firehouse into a dazzling hub of food and drink in the culturally rich neighborhood of Chelsea. Its dishes prove just as robust as its culture, with a modern-American menu offering enough choices to please even the pickiest of eaters. So take a chair in their 115-seat dining room and prepare yourself for a treat, before washing it all down with a seasonal rotation of local brews, or one of the classic staples of Massachusetts’ finest craft beers. Whatever your tastes, there’s something for you at Chelsea Station. Night Shift Brewing: (weekdays)  Go to a nocturnal nanobrewery and taproom in Everett at Night Shift Brewing, known for its avant-garde brewing style and unusual ingredients. Habanero pepper and agave nectar in “Viva Habanera” and rosemary and pink peppercorn in “Rose” sound more like something you’d find in a 5-star kitchen than a beer bottle. Downeast Cider House:  From its humble beginnings in the basement of a Bates College dormitory, Downeast Cider House is the result of hundreds of test batches aimed at crafting the best hard cider you’ve ever tasted. Original Blend is made from freshly pressed local apples, because the guys at Downeast Cider not only believe in high-quality produce, they believe in America.

Boston: North End Food Experience with Pizza, Meats & Cheese

5. Boston: North End Food Experience with Pizza, Meats & Cheese

Begin your North End experience 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. Make your way to the heart of the North End. Admire the views of some of the most historic sites and properties in the neighborhood, some dating back to the late 1600s and early 1700s. Know that delicious food is never far away in the North End. Discover a small, hidden Italian bakery serving fresh bread. Break bread with your fellow travelers and let the carbs give you the energy to continue your adventure. Stop by a proper Italian salumeria and enjoy some meats and cheeses. Next up, take in the energy of the North End’s busiest corridor, Hanover Street. It’s time for a mid-tour break with your guide at a traditional Italian café. Here, you will have a chance to enjoy your choice of a classic cappuccino, espresso, or tea. Let the caffeine kick in as you go back in time into North End history. You’ll hear stories about some of the most influential events that have happened in Boston, including Paul Revere’s midnight ride. Make your 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, dive deeper into the local side of the North End. A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and the stories are endless. 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 you 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 you will be set up for an amazing time in Boston.

Boston: North End Food Walking Tour

6. Boston: North End Food Walking Tour

If you’re looking for a tasty bite in Boston, then the North End is definitely the first place you should visit! Our expert guide will lead you through this trendy neighborhood and help you discover the best bakeries, bistros, and cafes so you can make the best reservations in town! Delicious options for tastings on this tour may include freshly baked artisanal bread, zesty pizza, and comforting cappuccinos. Not only will you indulge in some of Boston's most delicious foods, you'll enjoy a stroll down the tree-lined promenade of the Paul Revere Mall and snap a picture of the man himself atop his horse, as your guide tells the immortalized tale of Paul and his Midnight Ride. You may even get the chance to step inside the historic walls of The Old North Church. Finally, we’ll head back to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a picturesque park where you'll see the unique memorials, fountains, parks, and art exhibits, and where your tour will come to its end.

Boston: Historic Taverns Tour

7. Boston: Historic Taverns Tour

This informative 3.5-hour walking tour visits some of New England’s most historic landmarks, as well as two of Boston's most historic taverns. The tour begins in Boston's oldest neighborhood, the North End. Board a public ferry for a round-trip ride to the Charlestown Navy Yard. Here, you'll see the USS Constitution aka "Old Ironsides", and Bunker Hill Monument. Walk through the Blackstone Block, and discover the true location of the "Boston Stone". See the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Market. The tour includes two tavern visits and one drink at each stop plus snacks.

Boston: North End to Freedom Trail Food and History Tour

8. Boston: North End to Freedom Trail Food and History Tour

Learn about Boston's own Little Italy district of North End and its rich culinary scene. Also, learn about the significant role the city played during the American Revolution on a fascinating guided walking tour of Boston.  Make your way through to the heart of the North End, home to some of the city’s oldest buildings and renowned for its variety of food offerings. Try some fresh bread and Italian meats and cheeses at a hidden bakery. You will also indulge in some sweet local pastries. On the Freedom Trail, explore the Rose Kennedy Greenway, State Street, and the historic Custom House Tower. Then, head over to Old City Hall, which was the birthplace of public education in America. Don’t forget to get a picture of the bronzed Donkey outside the entrance Your tour will finish at the Boston Public Garden. Enjoy the rest of your day relaxing in the park and its beautiful surroundings. 

Boston: Guided Seafood Tasting Tour

9. Boston: Guided Seafood Tasting Tour

This Seafood Tour will take you on a culinary journey along the Boston Harbor waterfront and into the city’s most historic neighborhoods. Stop off to sample local culinary delights and see a variety of landmarks with your tour guide. From the stunning Boston Harbor, follow your tour guide into the city, across the Rose Kennedy Greenway to two of Boston’s beloved historic landmarks, Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, before heading to the city’s oldest restaurant. Along the way, you'll sample a variety of delectable local treats, such as a lobster roll, New England clam chowder, and fried clams.

Boston: Guided Walking Tour with Seafood Tasting

10. Boston: Guided Walking Tour with Seafood Tasting

Join your guide as you discover Boston's oldest neighborhoods. Learn about the city's colonial and revolutionary history and enjoy some delicious seafood dishes along the way. Your tour begins in Boston's North End neighborhood. Explore the maze of narrows streets and see some of the city's oldest buildings, including the Paul Revere House and Old North Square. Continue your tour as you head to Boston's Harborwalk and Long Wharf to admire the scenic views from the city's oldest commercial port. Learn about the history of Faneuil Hall and the Old State House before you head to Quincy Market. As you tour Boston, stop at three different restaurants for a sit-down tasting of local favorites. End your foodie adventure on a sweet note with dessert from a famous North End bakery.

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Super fun tour! Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable. We took the tour in December so it was cold but Lindsay and Sabrina were great and kept us engaged with fun facts and stories along the way. The donuts were incredible and it was a fun way to see some of the city.

Scotty is a great tour guide. He was very friendly and informative. I appreciate learning about the history of Boston, Salem Witch Hunt, and how the pizza pie started. Things I didn’t learn in the school classroom.

So much fun! Guide was the sweetest and gave us awesome facts about the city! Definitely recommend for a fun morning.

Phenomenal!!! Completely unexpected and wonderfully surprised. Our guide was Lindsey and she was sensational!

We loved the time we spent with Janet. She was warm and knowledgeable.