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Walk the cobblestone streets of Boston’s North End and snack your way through this historic neighborhood.
You’ll begin with a stroll through the scenic Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. Get stunning views of the Boston Harbor, East Boston and historic wharfs.
The North End is known as Boston’s “Little Italy” and is a maze of narrow streets with some of the oldest buildings in the city. As you walk to the heart of the North End, you’ll see some of the most historic sites in Boston’s oldest neighborhood, with some dating back to the late 1600s and early 1700s. You’ll enjoy hearing about Boston’s rich history and consuming delicious food on this tour.
The North End streets are lined with Italian restaurants, pastry shops, coffee houses and “old school” delis. Your first stop will be at a small, hidden Italian bakery that serves up fresh bread daily. Your guide will take you to some of the hidden gems in the area. Next you’ll visit a proper Italian salumeria and can enjoy Italian meats and cheeses at their freshest. You’ll hear stories from some of the neighborhood’s long time local merchants.
You’ll walk down the busy Hanover Street. Listen to stories of North End history and some of the most influential events that happened in colonial Boston. You’ll hear about Paul Revere’s midnight ride.
Your tour will take you to the Old North Church and you can walk inside its hallowed walls with no admission charge for tour members. The church is famous for its role in the American Revolution. North Enders still attend this church.
You can enjoy a classic cappuccino, espresso or tea at a traditional Italian cafe. Next enjoy a slice of pizza at one of the North End’s top pizzerias. You can also enjoy the best Italian pastries in a family run backstreet pastry shop. Be sure to come hungry to this tour!
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