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Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and History Walking Food Tour

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Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and History Walking Food Tour

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icon2 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Enjoy some of the best pizza in Boston on this walking food tour. Stroll through the city’s oldest neighborhoods, including, appropriately, Little Italy on the North End. Walk along the Freedom Trail that leads to 16 historically significant sites, like Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and the USS ‘Constitution,’ to name a few. Visit some of Boston's best pizzerias and enjoy a slice at each. It’s a fun and flavorful way to get to know Boston.
  • Taste three slices of pizza from popular Boston pizzerias
  • Learn about some of Boston’s North End history from your knowledgeable guide
  • Visit the city’s most historic sites on the Freedom Trail, including the Paul Revere House and USS Constitution
  • All of the food is included on this tour, so come ready to eat
  • Visit one of the North End's most popular bakeries, Modern Pastry, for a free cannoli
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2+ hour History & Pizza Walking Tour of Boston's North End
Visit campus of historic Old North Church & The Clough House. Admission IS NOT included.
Enjoy 3 Pizza Tastings from some of "Little Italy's" Top Pizzerias
See 5 Freedom Trail Sites, including Old North, Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill & Old Ironsides.
Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary Patriots like Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and George Washington
Professional/Local Guide
Bottled water
Cannoli from Modern Pastry
Gratuities

Departure Point

191 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA

Departure Point: North End Address: Hanover Street and Cross Street Directions: Meet at the Tony DeMarco Boxer's Statue

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Boston boasts some of the best pizza in America, with hundreds of pizzerias to choose from, including more than 50 along the narrow cobblestone streets of Boston’s Little Italy. Meet your pizza expert in the city’s historic North End neighborhood for a Boston pizza tour that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also teaches a history lesson along the way.

Visit some of Boston’s most historic neighborhoods—like Beacon Hill, the Blackstone Block, the North End, and Charlestown—along the Freedom Trail, a route that leads to 16 historically significant sites. Learn about Paul Revere House, the oldest remaining structure in downtown Boston and home to Paul Revere and his family in the 1700s. See sites like Old North Church, which played a dramatic role in the American Revolution, and the USS Constitution, aka Old Ironsides, the oldest commissioned warship afloat.

Then there’s the pizza that Boston’s Little Italy has become famous for. Visit a few pizzerias and enjoy a slice at each.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
North End
GOT PIZZA? Discover the historic North End on a Food Tour through Boston's oldest neighborhood. Affectionately known by locals as Boston's "Little Italy", the North End boasts more than 50 different pizza choices alone. Pizza stops rotate, but can include a slice named in the “Top 25 Best” in America by a Famous Food Critic, the Pizzeria that Won Boston’s 1st Annual Pizza Festival, a slice from Boston’s oldest Pizzeria with a brick oven from 1883, a “Secret Underground” spot for grilled flat-bread Pizza, a slice voted “Boston’s Best” multiple times, or from a restaurant named one of the “Top 10 Best” Italian Restaurants in the World! This fun tour also includes a cannoli from a famous North End bakery.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The Paul Revere House
See Paul Revere's House (circa 1680), it's the oldest residence in the city of Boston. This historic home was already 90 years old when Paul Revere moved into it!
Pass By:  
North Square Park
Old North Square is the oldest section, of Boston's oldest neighborhood. North Square dates to 1630, and is the very first permanent English settlement in America.
Stop At:  
Old North Church & Historic Site
Visit the campus of Boston's oldest standing church (circa 1723) for a talk on "One if by Land, and Two if by Sea". Walk the grounds, maybe enjoy a slice with Saint Francis of Assisi, and visit the Gift Shop! Admission to the Church IS NOT included.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Copp's Hill Burying Ground
Visit Boston's 2nd oldest burying ground (c1650), and learn about the Salem Witch Trial connection. Hear the story behind the "Skinny House".
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bunker Hill Monument
Get a birds-eye view of Charlestown Navy Yard, USS Constitution and Bunker Hill memorial from beautiful Copp's Hill Terrace.
Pass By:  
Skinny House
Walk by the famous Skinny House in the North End and learn why it is called that.
Pass By:  
USS Constitution
See the USS Constitution from an amazing vantage point in the North End. Hear a brief history of its name "Old Ironsides."
Pass By:  
Modern Pastry
This FUN tour includes a FREE Cannoli from a famous North End bakery, where "the locals go"!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Boston Pizza Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and History Walking Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and History Walking Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and History Walking Food Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and History Walking Food Tour?
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 Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and History Walking Food Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and History Walking Food Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Boston's North End "Little Italy" Pizza, Cannoli, and History Walking Food Tour.

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  • "The north end of Boston's Little Italy is a wonderful place to visit and induldge on pizza." See review
  • "Well worth signing up and the 2 hours zipped by." See review
  • "Perhaps a complimentary bottle of water to accompany the pizza slices would be a nice addition." See review

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star-5
You have to do this tour!
Tara_K
, Sep 2021
What a tour! The guide was knowledgeable and fun. The pizza was DELICIOUS! Every choice was excellent. I thing Margherita Pizza may be my new favorite. And don’t even get me started on the cannoli. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe it! If you’re looking for a uniquely fun night out - look no further. Five Stars all around!
star-5
Great time!!
Kirra_R
, Sep 2021
My tour guide was so funny and knowledgeable. He took us the the places that locals go. The stories were interesting and he added lots of humor. Great tour, great pizza. Even better cannoli!!
star-5
Do it!
Zyra
, Sep 2021
loved it! you get exposure to little italy, pizza around town and get some food recommendations for other occasions. the guide was very knowledgable and engaging.
star-5
Awesome north end pizza tour
Margaret_S
, Sep 2021
Excellent guide! Pizza was good cannolis we’re great! Your was awesome! Would like a little change up on the pizza instead of all cheese!
star-5
All of the landmarks were...
Angel_A
, Sep 2021
All of the landmarks were great to hear about, love the skin house that was built. All of the pizza tasted great as well. I tour guy was wonderful would definitely do it again the next time we’re in Boston.
star-5
Great
Nunzio_T
, Sep 2021
Tim was our tour guide. He did a wonderful job and was very thorough on explaining the correct history of Paul Raver’s travels. It was a wonderful experience.
star-5
Pizza in little Italy.
Linda_O
, Sep 2021
The excellent pizza and the interesting narratives. We learned some facts about pizza and history of war.
star-3
Pizza tour
Avery_B
, Sep 2021
Pizza was disappointing, was left in a park for 15 minutes, but a very historical tour. Glad for the experience, but wouldn’t do it again.
star-5
One of the best tours we...
Terry_S
, Sep 2021
One of the best tours we have ever done. ( Even better than a pizza and beer tour in Rome!) Martin was great, just the right amount of history and stories without being overdone. The pizza was delish!
star-4
Fun and informative and delicious
Judy_L
, Aug 2021
Delicious pizza. Fun way to learn a little about the North End. Lots of walking and learned a little about lots of interesting things. Brinks truck heist and art theft and the Salem Witch trials and the Mather family and the term”paying respects.”

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