With winter almost in the rearview mirror, we can look forward to what lies ahead in the spring. With a warm sun overhead, venturing out doesn’t seem like a bad idea. For those that get the travel bug during the winter, aching for the warm weather to finally return, spring boasts the perfect time for an adventure. Travel allows us new adventures, experiences, and the opportunity to try out the local cuisine. If you enjoy the aspect of travel that comes with eating new food, then a food tasting experience is a perfect addition to your spring travel.
Tour the Freedom Trail and Food Tasting
Walk into history with this 90-minute tour highlighting the significant history that lines the trail. Guests are brought to 11 of the 16 official Freedom Trail historic sites, including\ Boston Latin School Site/Benjamin Franklin statue, Old Corner Bookstore, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel & King’s Chapel Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Faneuil Hall, Old State House, Park Street Church, and the Boston Massacre Site.
Not only will a guide be provided to bring people from location to location, but the private tour comes with a guide dressed in period clothing. Along the route, guides provide entertaining narration about the historic sites and other attractions. Each guide possesses a deep knowledge of the city’s history, both old and new. They can offer hidden gems within the city and even provide recommendations for activities and local eateries.
With tours customized to fit your schedule, there is time to complete multiple activities throughout the day.
After all that walking, it’s time for a treat. Beyond Times Square offers a food tasting walk that is sure to tickle some taste buds. The tour will make up to six food stops, giving guests plenty of options in trying local fare with a choice of:
- Lobster Bisque or Chicken Noodle soup at Mooo
- Lobster Roll at Luke’s Lobster
- Sam Adams beer-type that is brewed only for this restaurant, accompanied by a turkey and fig wrap and Boston Baked beans at Bell in Hand Tavern.
- Popover at the Popover Lady
- Apple cider Donut at Red Apple Farm
- Indian Pudding at Union Oyster House
Visit the North End, Taste Italian
Similar to NYC, Boston has its own Little Italy. Italian immigrants flooded the area of the North End after the departure of the Irish, carving out their new haven. The first Italian immigrants arrived in the 1860s from Genoa and settled near Jewish neighborhoods. Slowly, the number of Irish in the area began to decrease, which permitted more Italians to settle in the area.
If food is what you’re after, then there is a treat in store for you. Experience an Italian regional cooking tour with more than 87 restaurants to choose from. Enjoy diverse menus created by brilliant chefs that produce specialty dishes for diners.
The North End Food Tour is a relaxed and casual walking tour that winds its way through the charming North End. Discover out-of-the-way establishments and off-the-beaten-path-areas. Tastings include a choice of:
- Three pasta dishes at Pagliuccas
- Italian meat and cheeses at Salamuria Italiano
- Espresso or coffee or Italian soda or lemon slush (summer) at Polcari’s Coffee
- Admission to Old North Church and demonstration of colonial chocolate making
- Sample Pizza from original Regina’s Pizza
- Cannoli from Modern Pastry
Along the way, you will stroll the cobblestone streets first settled in 1630 and see Paul Revere house, the statue of Paul Revere, Old North Church (Entrance Included), & Copp’s Hill Burial ground.
Get yourself ready to explore the great outdoors again this spring with a new food tasting experience. Bring friends and family for a day full of laughs, food, and good company as you explore the vibrant city of Boston.