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North End Market Tour

Six Charter Street, Boston, MA 02113 (North End)
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Ranked #40 of 140 Activities in Boston
Type: Tours
Description: Culinary walking tours of the markets of Boston's North End and Chinatown neighborhoods
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Totally loved this tour. Even though i've been to the North End without a tour, this little gem of a guided, tasting tour added so much more to it. Our guide Susie was engaging, super knowledgable and made it fun. Although I consider myself quite the Italian connoisseur, I learned a lot about the Italian customs, food pairings and selections.... More

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Turners Falls, Massachusetts, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Loved this tour! Guide was knowledgeable and had wonderful rapport with the business owners. Food was delicious. Really enjoyed this!

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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110 reviews 110 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I took my Boston team on this tour. There were 15 of us. While Michele was quite nice, the tour was not well received. Maybe we were looking for too much excitement, but as a whole, the group was fairly bored. We had hoped there would be more actual eating happening. In reality we "tasted" a few things, but honestly,... More

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41 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This was our second Michelle Topor tour, having done the Chinatown tour in August, and both times our guide was Jim. He's fantastic. Really knows his stuff and the people at the stops we made. We started with a sit down in a local restaurant that wasn't yet open to talk about the history of the area, which payed a... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I first took this tour about 10 or so years ago and it has been much expanded and improved upon. Our guide, Beth, was a wonderful source of information and her enthusiasm and knowledge about the area really enhanced our experience. We have visited Boston regularly for years and years and the North End is one of our very favorite... More

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San Francisco, Ca
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I was lucky enough to be able to book this at the last minute, and I was very glad it worked out. For most visitors, the market aspect isn't much of a draw, since we're not looking to cook an Italian meal or stock our kitchen pantry. But aside from perishables like pastries and prosciutto (which can certainly be enjoyed... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We joined North End Market Tour and it was like we are traveling in Italy. it was very tasty and educational tour with charming guide that teach us so much about the north end food and culture. we went to little jams like small bakeries, cheese shop, pasta shop, vegetable shop, winery and much more. we also received recipes and... More

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Jasper, Alabama
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My husband and I took the North End Market Tour in June. The tour was led by Beth who was a very knowledgeable guide. We have been to Boston many times and our only regret now is not having taken this tour sooner. It was wonderful. We learned about the history of the North End and visited several authentic Italian... More

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South Portland, Maine
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157 reviews 157 reviews
56 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

It was close to 100 degrees during our tour but our guide, Jim, a former chef, did a fabulous job keeping the 13 in our group interested intertwining historical and culinary information about the North End. We stopped at 6 shops in the area, most owned for over three generations by the same family and sampled pastry, cheese, meats and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This was my first trip to Boston and I had only two days to experience the city. After reading reviews of this tour I felt this would be time well spent. Definitely not disappointed, this was the true highlight! Jim was our tour aficionado, a retired chef, a grand personality and extremely knowledgeable not only with the places we visited... More

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