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Boston: Italian Food Tour with Pizza, Meats, Cheese, & Bread

Product ID: 162183
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Tradition, history and food define the North End, so join to discover the best of this dynamic neighborhood. And, walk off the beaten path to discover some of the best hidden gems of the area, too!
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the history of one of the most influential churches of the American Revolution
  • Hear stories from some of the neighborhood’s long-time local merchants
  • Walk past some of the most historic locations in Boston’s oldest neighborhood
  • Take in the tastes and smells of a traditional salumeria, a generations-old bakery and a family-run pastry shop
  • Relax with your local guide, Italian-style, and enjoy one of the best cups of cappuccino or espresso in Boston
Full description
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. Make your 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, 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.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A variety of food samples such as fresh bread, pizza, meats and cheeses, pastries and a hot drink
  • Entrance fee to the historic church
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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

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Important information
Know before you go
• 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 at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
• This tour features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements. Discounts are available and your guide can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour
• For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
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Urban Adventures Americas

Product ID: 162183