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Home to more colleges and universities than any other city in the United States, Boston has been the intellectual capital of America for more than 350 years. Step into the past along Boston’s Freedom Trail, leading you through some of the most interesting chapters in U.S. history: the site of the Boston Massacre, the Old South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall, and Beacon Hill. You will discover 16 of America’s major colonial and revolutionary sites in all, and all within a 1.5-mile walk.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Taste of Italy
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • An Inside Look Into Harvard University
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Freedom Trail Walk
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Historic Boston and Cambridge
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Old Town Trolley Tour of Boston
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Scenic Boston
    Seated Tour

A Taste of Italy

Moderate Activity/Walking

Duration: 2 hours

Tour Code: BOS-006

Do you have a passion for the food and wine of Italy? Then you won't want to miss out on the most unique tour experience Boston has to offer. The North End Market Tour! As seen on TV Food Network's The Best Of, this is a foray on foot into the food traditions and marketplaces of the most authentic "Little Italy" remaining in America. After a quick transfer from the pier, during which your trained guide will dish out some tidbits of neighborhood history and whet your appetite for your adventure, you will arrive just on the edge of Boston's "North End". Follow your guide through the cobblestone paths to some of the best Italian markets this side of Rome. You will discover the pasticceria, the greengrocer, the deli, an enoteca, and spice and confection store that stock the ingredients that can make your meals memorable. Enjoy the colorful sights, tantalizing aromas and authentic tastes of pastries, cured meats, cheeses, balsamic vinegar, the freshest seasonal produce, and a little liquori in this old-world community. Learn cooking secrets, sample authentic flavors and discover Mediterranean traditions as you get an "insider view" of one of the premier food neighborhoods in the country.

Please note: This tour does not operate on weekends. Tour is limited in capacity. Your walking tour ends at Quincy Market where you may return on the complimentary shuttle back to the pier at your leisure.