Historic Boston Taverns Tour with Tastings & Round-Trip Ferry in Boston, MA

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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.

up to 3.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Boston Travel Experts
  • With historical landmarks, round-trip ferry ride, tavern drinks and snacks, and a sweet treat—this 3.5-hour walking tour/pub crawl has something for everyone.
  • See five (5) Freedom Trail sites, including the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, USS Constitution and more, Charlestown, Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market, and the Blackstone Block.
  • The tour meets at Modern Pastry Underground: 263 Hanover Street, Boston, MA.
  • Includes tap beer, house wine or soda and snacks from the oldest taverns, and cannoli at the end. Must be 21+ to consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Recommended for ages seven (7) and up.
  • Each tavern is hundreds of years old, but find out on the tour which is the oldest in Boston!
  • Specific dietary and ADA needs can be accommodated with advance notice, so please make a note when booking your reservation.


from Historic Boston Taverns Tour
Take a scenic round-trip ferry ride across the Boston Harbor and enjoy some great food and drink on this unique 3.5-hour Boston walking tour / pub crawl. Hoist a pint with the Spirits of Paul Revere, Sam Adams and George Washington, with stops at two historic Boston taverns! Includes the history of five (5) Freedom Trail sites, round-trip ferry plus two tavern drinks, snacks, and dessert.

The tour begins in Boston's North End neighborhood, also known as "Little Italy". Led by an experienced local guide, you'll visit five Freedom Trail sites including the Bunker Hill Monument and USS Constitution. From the famous Long Wharf Pier, enjoy a round-trip ferry ride across the Boston Harbor to the Charleston Navy Yard, plus see Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market areas, and the Blackstone Block.

There are three different Historic Boston Taverns that all claim to be Boston's oldest. Each Tavern is hundreds of years old, but which is Tavern actually Boston's oldest? Find out on this fun and unique beer/wine tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Historic Boston Taverns Tour

Is the tour recommended for children?

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.

Is there parking available?

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.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

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.

Is the tour ADA-accessible?

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).

What do we do in case of bad weather?

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.

Are tips or gratuities customary?

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%.

What should I bring with me?

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.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes, there are bathrooms available at selected restaurant stops.