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Historic Boston Taverns Tour with 2 Drinks & Round-Trip Ferry

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Historic Boston Taverns Tour with 2 Drinks & Round-Trip Ferry
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Overview

Get a taste for Boston’s best Tavern Snacks and beer on a guided pub crawl around the city. Boston taverns are legendary. In fact, our founding fathers planned the American Revolution in one of them, and it’s still open today. Step inside this historic pub and grab a cold one (or two) along with some of Boston’s best Tavern Snacks. During the tour, you’ll explore some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, like Beacon Hill, the Blackstone Block, the North End and Charlestown and two taverns.
  • Walking tour of Boston’s taverns, Tavern Snacks and historic neighborhoods
  • Taste what makes Boston Tavern Snacks unique
  • Walk in the footsteps of America’s most famous revolutionaries
  • Embark on a scenic ferry ride across Boston Harbor
  • Cover 375-plus years of history in one evening with an informative guide
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Alcoholic Beverages
Professional Local guide.
Visit the "Oldest Tavern in America" - First Pour in 1795!
Round-trip, scenic Ferry ride across Boston harbor.
Snacks
Grab a drink under the same roof as George Washington and Paul Revere!
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

191 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA

Departure Point: Boston's North End Address: Hanover Street and Cross Street, near Mother Anna's restaurant. In front of the Tony DeMarco Boxer's Statue

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Delight in Boston’s best Tavern Snacks and beer on this historic walking tour around the city. After meeting the guide, begin this Boston pub crawl in the North End, the oldest neighborhood in the city. A slice of Tavern Snacks at this end of town equals a slice of history. In fact, the infamous Great Brink’s Robbery happened here, the largest heist in the history of the United States at the time, back in 1950.

The fun has only begun. Head to Charlestown to see the sites, including the Bunker Hill Monument, the USS Constitution and a tavern that dates back to 1785. Have another helping of Tavern Snacks here before taking a quick ferry ride to the historic Long Wharf pier. Check out Old North Church, where the famous “One if by land, and two if by sea” signal is said to have been sent, and the Old State House, the oldest public building still standing in Boston. Get an amazing view of Boston Harbor and the city skyline from Fan Pier.

It’s a short walk back to the North End for a final piece of Tavern Snacks and a trip to the Blackstone Block, the oldest commercial district in Boston. The tour ends at either Bell in Hand, the longest continuously operating tavern in the United States, or the Green Dragon, a basement tavern known as the Headquarters of the Revolution. Have a cold one to commemorate the moment and toast the day.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
North End
All Food & Drink Tours start in the North End. The North End is Boston's oldest neighborhood, first settled in 1630. Today, this area is affectionately known as Little Italy, and is home to some of the City's very best restaurants, pizzerias and bakeries. From here, walk to historic Long Wharf to catch a scenic Ferry Ride across Boston Harbor!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Charlestown Navy Yard
The Charlestown Navy Yard is home to the USS Constitution, the only "floating site" on Boston's Freedom Trail. Hear the story of how this famous War Ship earned it's nickname - "Old Ironsides".
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bunker Hill Monument
Bunker Hill is the site of the 1st major battle of the American Revolution. Dr. Joseph Warren died in the waning moments of this historic battle. Hear the story behind that famous military command - "Don't fire til you see the whites of their eyes!"
Stop At:  
Warren Tavern
Hoist a beer (or wine, or soda!) under the very same roof as George Washington, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and Dr. Joseph Warren - the taverns namesake. This historic tavern was built in 1780!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Old State House
The Old State House is the oldest standing public building in the Eastern US. The circle of cobblestones in front of this historical landmark commemorate the 1st bloodshed of the American Revolution - the Boston Massacre.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
After your return Ferry Ride from Charlestown, explore the Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market area. Faneuil Hall (aka the "Cradle of Liberty") has always been the central marketplace for Boston, and still is today. Hear the story of wealthy merchant, Peter Faneuil, who built this at his own expense in 1742.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bell In Hand Tavern
The last tavern stop (includes one drink and snacks) will be at either the Green Dragon aka "Headquarters of the Revolution" or the Bell in Hand aka "America's Oldest Tavern".
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
North End
This Fun & Unique walking tour finishes back in Boston's North End for cannoli from a famous North End bakery!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Includes round-trip Public Ferry across Boston harbor.
  • Visits two different Historic Boston Taverns.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • See FIVE Freedom Trail sites.
  • Includes TWO Drinks, Tavern Snacks and a cannoli.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Boston Pizza Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Historic Boston Taverns Tour with 2 Drinks & Round-Trip Ferry?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Historic Boston Taverns Tour with 2 Drinks & Round-Trip Ferry.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Historic Boston Taverns Tour with 2 Drinks & Round-Trip Ferry?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Historic Boston Taverns Tour with 2 Drinks & Round-Trip Ferry.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Historic Boston Taverns Tour with 2 Drinks & Round-Trip Ferry?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Historic Boston Taverns Tour with 2 Drinks & Round-Trip Ferry.

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star-5
Such a Great Tour!
SEKnutzen
, Oct 2021
This tour was the highlight of our trip to Boston. Our tour guide, Martin was so enthusiastic & knowledgeable about his city. Did you know that Taverns were once the center of social life in early America? This tour told about this, and we enjoyed delicious food & drinks of our choice right off the menu of two of the oldest Taverns in America. The ferry ride around Boston Harbor was gorgeous, especially at night. The walk, while long, was easy. This tour almost always sells out. Book early for a great time!
star-5
Great time great guide
Alice_E
, Oct 2021
Excellent experience. Martin was wonderful and knowledgeable. We spent the afternoon with one other couple that joined the tour. The experience was like catching up with old friends while experiencing Boston. Highly recommend
star-5
Boston bar tour
DouglasA_F
, Jul 2021
Enjoyed learning a little history about each tavern as well as Boston Marty was a great guide. Had a good time. 2 thumbs up .
star-3
Boston Pizza and Tavern Tour
Dlynn257
, Jul 2018
Sam was great. He had great knowledge about the area and the history and he welcomed questions. The pizza portion was okay. I would have liked to see some different types of pizza. They were all NY style. The tavern portion was great.
star-5
My boyfriend and I had a tour last...
Cassandra S
, Apr 2018
My boyfriend and I had a tour last night. Our guide was Sean. It was very informative . He had a great personality and was very knowledgeable . The three pizza slices were awesome along with the beers from the taverns we visited. Loved eating and drinking while learning fun facts!!!
star-5
Great way to experience the city...
Chris
, Feb 2018
Great way to experience the city! Learned a little history and had a great tour guide as well!
star-5
Friendly guide who knew hes way around...
Patricia P
, Dec 2017
Friendly guide who knew hes way around Boston! Great experience.
star-4
The pizza 3 were all good. The...
Clark S
, Oct 2017
The pizza 3 were all good. The third one won a major prize last year and we could taste why. The three taverns visited all had good, different local brews. This tour provided a very good introduction to the Italian section of Boston and a few highlights of local lore and history. The tour guide was knowledgeable and clearly stated his opinions.
star-5
The Pizza was great, the Taverns...
Karen B
, Oct 2017
The Pizza was great, the Taverns were great. Our guide Sean had a lot of historical knowledge to pass on to us. It was a lot of fun.
star-4
We were the only people on the tour...
Nigel T
, Jul 2017
We were the only people on the tour and had tickets for Elvis Costello that night so we cut the tour short. Guide was good and crammed as much as possible into the time we had with him.

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