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Historic Pub Crawl Tour along the Freedom Trail

1. Historic Pub Crawl Tour along the Freedom Trail

Wander along the same cobblestone streets as Paul Revere once did, pass through bustling markets where Sam Adams peddled the idea of revolution. Visit historic bars that have been frequented by Bostonians for hundreds of years. Revisit the story of America's birth and raise a glass as you learn the importance of beer in the founding of America. This historic pub crawl reveals hidden history about the events leading up to the revolutionary war and takes you where it all started: taverns. The four historic taverns visited on the tour are in the Faneuil Hall area and provide a wonderful backdrop as expert guides tell stories about Boston's rebellious past that helped lead to America's independence. Each tavern dates back at least to the 1800's, several even further which includes America's oldest tavern! At each tavern your guide will recommend beer as unique as the history of the city. Most of the beers are exclusively served in Boston and several can only be found in the taverns visited on the tour!

Boston: Historic Taverns Tour

2. 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: Craft Brewery Beer Tour

3. Boston: Craft Brewery Beer Tour

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. Tour routes may vary but may include some of the following top brewery affiliates: Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co Aeronaut Cannery Samuel Adams Night Shift Democracy Brewing Co Distraction Brewing Co and more...

Boston: VIP Brewery & Beer-Tasting Tour with Meal

4. Boston: VIP Brewery & Beer-Tasting Tour with Meal

Get an in-depth analysis of up to 16 different beers on a beer tasting tour of Boston. Enjoy a delectable lunch and beer pairing at Chelsea Station, and learn how one of Boston’s premier beer bars maintains 100 different beers on draft. 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. On Monday to Friday tours, visit legendary brewers including the Samuel Adams Brewing Company, Chelsea Station, Downeast Cider House, Night Shift Brewing or Mystic Brewery. On Saturday tours, the route may vary. 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 new restaurant and bar that opened in 2014, transforming an old firehouse to a dazzling hub of food and drink in the culturally rich neighborhood of Chelsea. Its dishes prove just as robust as its culture, as it flaunts a modern-American menu that has so many choices it is sure 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 the 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.

Classic Bites of Boston Tour & Optional Beer Tasting

5. Classic Bites of Boston Tour & Optional Beer Tasting

Boston’s downtown is packed with revolutionary history, but along the Freedom Trail, you’ll also find some of the best examples of the iconic dishes Boston has to offer. Over the course of this 3-hour urban adventure, take a one-of-a-kind stroll through Downtown Boston. Taste classic dishes including Boston Baked Beans and Brown Bread, Clam Chowder, a fresh Lobster Roll and Boston Cream Pie. Plus, you’ll hear about the history of these foods and their rise to popularity in Boston. While this is not your typical Freedom Trail tour, you will visit sites of food-related historical significance along the way. End this tour feeling both full and fulfilled, after experiencing a great introduction to Boston through the lens of local foods. Upgrade your tour to the option which includes a beer tasting. Pair the iconic Boston foods with a local craft beer tasting at 2 of Boston's most historic taverns.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 91 reviews

Martin was amazing. We had a good group of 6 and it was so much fun and interesting. Very memorable experience hitting the two historic pubs and enjoying drinks and apps. Pace was perfect and it just felt like traveling the city with a group of good friends; enjoying the sights and sounds. We forgot about taking the ferry over to Charlestown. So glad we did as that helped us plan the rest of our stay.

Martin was super informative and fun. He had relationships with everyone at our destinations. We covered a lot of ground, but stopping at the taverns for food and drink made it relaxing. It was the perfect amount of history, sightseeing and drinking. It was great for our family with kids 21 & 24. Definitely recommend!

Fantastic tour. Great to learn about the history of Boston with a few drinks and great food. 10/10

Martin was an excellent guide! He made the tour informative and fun !

Gabby was an awesome guide. Lots of fun and casual. Smart too!!