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

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Traveler Tips


  • "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-4
The history of the United...
Lee_F
, Oct 2021
The history of the United States and Boston. Really fascinating. The pizza was delicious and spread out throughout the tour which was great.
star-5
Great pizza walking tour!!
Ben_C
, Oct 2021
Great to walk around the North End and learn some history of the area and of the important figures that shaped the course of the beginning of the U.S. The pizza tour is a great addition to the traditional type of of walking tour. Definitely a worthwhile tour to take while in Boston. The guide was awesome, very funny, very knowledgeable.
star-5
Recommend!
Nick_S
, Oct 2021
Scotty was an awesome tour guide! The meeting place was easy to find, pizza was great, and we learned a ton. Got some great tips on places to eat in the north end. Thanks for a great afternoon! -Lauren & Nick
star-5
Scotty was AWESOME! 👍🏻
Dawn_B
, Oct 2021
Scotty was a great tour guide…informative, funny and gave us lots of tips while visiting the area. Went home full, but not over-stuffed :)
star-4
Good mix of food and history.
Kathy_B
, Oct 2021
Tim was great. Would like to have the pizza stops spaced out a little better. Would recommend the tour.
star-5
North Ends best way
Ronda_C
, Oct 2021
Three very different pizza experiences-which we would have never found on our own, lots of great history on the tour! The "underground" experience at the end was awesome!
star-5
Amazing pizza
jennifer_h
, Oct 2021
Our guide we wonderful he gave us just enough history to keep us engaged. The pizza was amazing. I highly recommend doing this tour.
star-5
Pizza pizza
Denise_L
, Oct 2021
Scottie our tour guide was great!!! Knowledgeable and entertaining. The pizza was great! Would book next time but not through Viator.
star-5
Worth every penny!
Marcia_T
, Sep 2021
Great tour! Our guide, Scotty was wonderful. He made the tour a lot of fun and told us things my mom (a huge history buff) didn’t even know. A great experience on our vacation
star-3
Great tour, do not go for the pizza
Richard_P
, Sep 2021
Tour was great of the North End and we learned a lot The pizza was only average and by the time we got to the 3rd place all except one piece was eaten from the group
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Some folks prefer Domino's, Pizza Hut or their fav local pizzeria, and that's okay. I'm glad to hear that you at least enjoyed the North End!

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