Boston is the epitome of the historical and the contemporary in North America, with its unique blend of colonial history and cutting-edge innovation. It’s a place where you can explore diverse neighborhoods, visit civic landmarks, walk along historic trails, browse iconic museum collections full of amazing artifacts, enjoy the performing arts, view inspirational architecture, and dine on traditional New England fare. With this trip you’re invited to take a walk through antiquity along the Freedom Trail and bite into incredible Italian food as you stroll through the city’s oldest neighborhoods of the North End, all while you stay at Boston’s most celebrated address, Fairmont Copley Plaza in the historic Back Bay!
Combine two attractions Boston has to offer—delicious food and rich heritage—on this brilliant half-day tour that starts in the popular North End and continues along the Freedom Trail to give you a comprehensive introduction to the city! Snack your way through Boston’s historic Little Italy, trying fresh bread at a hidden bakery and tasting Italian meats and cheeses at a proper salumeria. Learn about some of the most influential events that have happened in Boston, including Paul Revere’s midnight ride, when you step inside the hallowed walls of Old North Church. A taste of pizza awaits at a neighborhood favorite and then the North End food experience winds down with samples of the best Italian pastries along the back streets.
Continue on with your guide beyond the North End neighborhood for a leisurely stroll through some of Boston’s best markets and green spaces. You’ll begin the second part of your journey back at the Aquarium “T” Station where you’ll meet more members of the group, before continuing past the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Pass by the city’s first skyscraper, Marriott’s Custom House; the famous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market downtown; Old State House, the site of the Boston Massacre; Downtown Crossing and Old City Hall. Your tour will take you to one of the most historic places in the country, King’s Chapel Burial Ground and King’s Chapel, as well as Massachusetts State House, where on most weekdays, you’ll have a chance to see the government at work inside the inspiring, significant, and beautiful structure. Outside the State House, take in the views of modern Boston, including the skyscrapers of Downtown, the Financial District, and the tallest building in New England – the John Hancock Tower.
The tour continues through Beacon Hill, where you’ll have a chance to take in the quintessential architecture of Boston’s red brick row houses. Finally, you’ll arrive at the beautiful Boston Public Garden, one of Boston’s favorite green spaces, where you’ll see locals walking the dogs, playing with the kids, and enjoying lunch in the shade.
- 3 nights accommodations at The Fairmont Copley Plaza
- North End to the Freedom Trail food & history tour
- Daily complimentary breakfast
- All room-related taxes
- Booking and concierge service
The travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Tour runs on specific days of the week and at specific times. If the tour is not available, it may be substituted with equal or similar experience. Massachusetts State House is open on weekdays. A minimum 30 day advance reservation is required. Blackout dates: Boston Marathon, June 13-19. Travel is valid for 18 months from date of issue.
Purchaser will receive a traveler’s booking form for each travel package. All packages are non-returnable, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. No exceptions.