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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

Departure Point

263 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA

Tours start in Boston's historic North End. Meet your Tour Guide at Modern Pastry Underground. Please DO NOT wait in line for the pastry shop - walk right in, and head downstairs!

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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.
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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.
What is the policy on sanitization during Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking 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 Pizza & History Walking Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boston's North End Pizza & History Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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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Not worth the money
, Jan 2022
We were very disappointed with our guide who was less than engaging and added very little conversation to our tour. We don’t feel we got our money’s worth with this. We spent a lot of time inside because of the weather and our guide could have taken advantage of that to give us as much information as possible. Nada
The tour was awesome....
, Jan 2022
The tour was awesome. Pizza was delicious and Scotty our tour guide wa great! Learned alot of stories about the north end!
History & Pizza
, Dec 2021
Well timed between pizza stops. Historic and entertaining - nice easy walk through the North End. I'm from the Boston area and still found this very entertaining.
Teachers On Tour
, Dec 2021
Tim was a great host with plenty of knowledge, humor, and joy about his profession. We had a great time and would highly recommend!
Amazing tour- Scotty is the best
, Dec 2021
The tour itself was fabulous but the thing that really made it so special was our tour guide Scotty! He had a great personality and was extremely knowledgeable on the city, making it one of the most memorable tours we’ve ever done. The pizza was also very good, I liked how they chose 3 distinct kinds for us to try, all top notch. The balance of history/pizza was perfect, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the tour. Thanks again Scotty the best tour guide ever, we appreciate you very much!!
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Great Pizza and History
, Dec 2021
Great pizza and a well paced walking tour with some history. Scotty is the best. He took care of everything and provided a wonderful historic narrative. We walked, relax and ate the best pizzas.
History and pizza
, Dec 2021
Great activity and Tim was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable and fun. Would recommend to all. Pizza was delicious and so was the cannoli. My 10 and 14 year old boys enjoyed it too.
The best North End tour!
, Dec 2021
Our guide Scotty was exceptional! A great introduction to the North End and the pizza was the best I’ve ever had!
You call that pizza?
, Dec 2021
Guide was good, pizza was awful!!!! We think the guide took us to the least busiest pizza place around so we wouldn’t have to wait in any lines. Awful pizza!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Each tour visits 3 different pizzerias. Which slice was awful?? Was it the delicious Sicilian slice that was named #19 on the list of "America's Top-25 Best" AND has also earned James Beard's "American Classic" award? Or was it the NY style thin slice called "One of the 500 Things YOU MUST EAT before it's too Late" AND has been voted "Best in Boston" multiple times? Maybe you didn't like the Neapolitan-style that Won Boston's 1st Annual Pizza Festival AND made fresh with imported San Marzano tomatoes? I know - it was the slice from Boston's oldest pizzeria with an oven from 1883 AND was voted "Best Slice in America" in 2018 by TripAdvisor reviewers. At least you liked the Tour Guide and cannoli! Thanks so much for your valued and reliable opinion, Karen.
Too expensive for the experience.
, Dec 2021
Dave is a great guy, no doubt and he talked about Covid and politics more then the tour, which I did not like. One of the people in my group had to tell him to stop and move on. The pizza places we went to were okay, not anything special. For the price, I was a bit disappointed.

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