North End Boston Pizza: Historic Walking Tour
4.7
862 Ratings
Boston
Discover the rich history of Boston's North End while indulging in some of the best pizza in the world. Visit iconic sites and enjoy slices from top pizzerias on this engaging walking tour.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • 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 bottled water, a cannoli from a famous North End bakery, and a Swag Bag!

What's Included
  • 2+ hour History & Pizza Walking Tour of Boston’s North End
  • Bottled water
  • Enjoy 3 Pizza Tastings from some of ‘Little Italy’s’ Top Pizzerias
  • Cannoli from Modern Pastry
  • Professional/Local Guide
  • Visit campus of historic Old North Church & The Clough House. Admission IS NOT included.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary Patriots like Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and George Washington
  • See 5 Freedom Trail Sites, including Old North, Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill & Old Ironsides.
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Indulge in some of the world’s finest Pizza on this Historical & Pizza Walking Journey through Boston’s ‘Little Italy’. On this enjoyable Historic Walk, you will visit FIVE Freedom Trail sites and savor THREE different types of pizza slices from some of Boston’s top Pizzerias. The Pizzerias on tour vary, and might feature – a slice ranked in the “Top 25 Best” in the USA by a renowned Food Reviewer, a slice from Boston’s oldest Pizzeria that boasts a brick oven from 1883, a hidden underground joint for grilled Bar Pizza, or the Neapolitan-style slice from the Champion of Boston’s inaugural Pizza Festival! Some pizza slices are enjoyed ‘al fresco’ in the picturesque parks of North End. An additional stop at Modern Pastry will culminate with a complimentary Cannoli! Learn about and visit prominent Boston landmarks including the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, the Skinny House, the Bunker Hill Monument, the USS Constitution, and Copp’s Hill burial ground. Also, check out our well-liked Historic Boston Taverns Tour and Boston Seafood Lovers Tour - let’s Feast On Boston!

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Gluten-Free, Vegan options available on Private Tours ONLY.
Location
Modern Pastry - Underground
Hanover Street
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!
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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X1786sgchristopherb
May 27, 2024
Great walking tour and great pizza! - Our tour guide, Big Al, was fantastic! Energetic and engaged, he really enjoyed leading the tour and sharing his knowledge!
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Davidkleidermacher
May 27, 2024
Big Al pizza tour is a big win for your visit to Boston - Big Al was the absolute best. Couldn't ask for a better guide, with his knowledge and boundless humor and passion for his craft and the city of Boston, especially the North End. Great value as well, with the pizza and cannoli included.
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Kathleen_b
May 26, 2024
Super Fun Tour - Big Al was an amazing tour guide, very engaging and informative. Pizza and cannolis were awesome. Definitely a fun day.
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Michelledp3262nd
May 25, 2024
Entertaining and Fun History and Food Tour - A great tour-- not too long, not too short and with some of the best pizza in Boston! And you get a delicious cannoli from Modern Pastry! Scottie was the best! He was very personable, funny, and gave us a lot of history I hadn't heard before on other tours. He also gave us some terrific eating places to check out as well as honoring his local firemen by letting us know about a t-shirt to buy to support the firemen's charity. We went right over after the tour and got to chat for a few minutes with these amazing first responders. And if you're wondering which pastry shop is better-- Mike's Pastry or Modern Pastry-- Scottie and the firemen said tourists go to Mike's but locals go to Modern.
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Marlene_h
May 24, 2024
An enjoyable tour for anyone! The wild flowers.. - This was a fun and informative tour. Our guide Scott had a great personality and shared his knowledge of the North end and more … He enjoys his Job and wants to make sure he doesn’t leave anything out . We were a group of seven women from the north shore area. I love that we did a local tour and learned many new things . Unfortunately thunderstorms followed us throughout the tour .We made the best of it. The pizza was a bonus , 3 different kinds throughout the tour. Maybe the best was the last because we had a relaxing glass of wine , and cannolis. All delicious. I would definitely recommend this tour for fun and anyone interested in knowledge of times gone bye… Thanks
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Katrina_l
May 23, 2024
Pizza and Little Italy tour in Boston - Our Knowledgeable and friendly guide Tim made us feel welcome and accommodated our needs. He was very attentive and caring.
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Becky_s
May 19, 2024
Best History Tour in Boston! - Scotty is an amazing tour guide. His knowledge of American history, story telling, and sense of humor made for an enjoyable time in the North End! Thanks, Scotty!
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E4519rebrandic
May 18, 2024
Food, facts and fun! - The north end pizza tour was outstanding. Food, history, friendly guide, cannoli, group package. Martin and Margo were awesome to work with! So glad we did this!
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Ginna_m
May 26, 2024
Super fun outing for locals & out-of-towners! - “Big Al” was a terrific tour guide. Fun, knowledgeable & a real pro @ keeping our grp of 14 together/intimate. Loved the combination of pizza & stops on the Freedom Trail, as well as a rich tour of the North End. Topper of cannolis fr the Modern Pastry was delish! Highly recommend.
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Edwardci2216hx
May 28, 2024
Great pizza to microwave pizza. Not much history. - Not worth going if you want to learn about Boston history in full detail. This is an average tour we stopped at 3 pizza places 1 st location was great. Oldest wood burning fireplace in the country then went down hill fast. Last location was microwave pizza and a good pastry. I would not recommend this business. I fell there are probably better options available.
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