Enjoy drinks and snacks along the Freedom Trail and hoist your glass at the oldest Boston bar once frequented by Paul Revere and Sam Adams on this informative walking tour of Boston. Visit the city’s most historic landmarks with a local guide, including two of the most historic taverns in Boston, plus journey across the Harbor on a round-trip ferry ride.
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Historic Boston Taverns Tour is recommended for ages seven (7) and up. The tavern stops serve not only alcoholic drinks but also sodas. Guests must be age 21+ with valid photo ID to consume alcoholic beverages.
Parking garages and open-air parking lots are available within a 5-minute walk from where your tour begins. There are open-air parking lots along Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue in the North End or garages at Aquarium and Haymarket. The best way to get around Boston is by MBTA subway. If you take public transportation, the closest subway stops are Haymarket (orange & green lines) and Aquarium (blue line), with commuter rail service at North Station.
Historic Boston Taverns Tour can accommodate dietary needs with advance notice. If you or anyone in your group has dietary restrictions, including but not limited to allergic, diabetic, or vegetarian, please make a note of it when booking.
Boston is an old city, but most locations are wheelchair-accessible. For guests with hearing difficulties, a written script of the narration will be available upon request. If you or anyone in your group requires ADA assistance, please make a note of your request in the "Have Special Needs" comment section when booking your ticket(s).
Historic Boston Taverns Tour is held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, the group will be able to go inside many of the establishments while on tour. Please also remember to wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear. In the unlikely event of tour cancellation, The tour operator will work with you to reschedule.
Cash tips or gratuities are customary for tour guides and much appreciated if you enjoyed the Historic Boston Taverns Tour. The standard gratuity for Boston guides is 10 to 15%.
Bring a camera and a small bottle of water. Best to apply sunscreen on your exposed skin and wear sunglasses when it's hot out. On the other hand, Boston can get cold, so wear layers of clothing and bring gloves and a scarf. Don't forget an umbrella on rainy days. Some stops are cash-only, so best to bring cash to buy drinks or souvenirs and to tip the guide.
Yes, there are bathrooms available at selected restaurant stops.