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Bowling, Bites, & Boat Ride Small Group Tour

Bowling, Bites, & Boat Ride Small Group Tour
Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours > Cultural Tour
$99
Duration: 3 hours
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Enjoy Boston at its finest and join us across the harbor for an East Boston experience you will always remember.  Ride along the oldest subway line in the USA, eat your way through the bakeries, shops, and restaurants, bowl the old-fashioned way or play a game of billiards, enjoy the best waterfront in the city, and take in amazing views of the skyline during a ride on a water taxi. Immerse yourself in this truly diverse immigrant neighborhood that most tourists don't know about, with a local by your side!

Fasten your seatbelts for an unforgettable time in East Boston. The tour begins at the Aquarium “T” Station on Boston Harbor’s Long Wharf.  Take in views across the harbor at East Boston before we head underground to the Blue Line T Station.  Your guide will help you navigate the modern system as you get on the train and travel under the Harbor through the oldest subway tunnel in the country. If time allows, we will get out at the Maverick T Station to tell you more about the subway project. 

Back on the train, we’ll travel to just one more stop - the Airport T Station. Enjoy the local scene at Bremen Street Park and your guide will lead you through the park and into the heart of East Boston. As we walk, you’ll see shops and restaurants reflecting the diversity of the East Boston residents. You can travel around the world in East Boston without ever having to leave the neighborhood! 

Next, it’s time for bowling Boston-style, with candle-pin bowling. Before hitting the lanes, you’ll have the option to pick up a beverage to bring over to this classic neighborhood bowling alley which encourages you to BYOB.  Built in 1950, this bowling alley hasn’t changed much, with manual scoring, gravity-powered ball return and wood paneling completing the retro atmosphere. If bowling isn’t available, we’ll make our way over to one of the neighborhood billiards halls where we’ll have a chance to play a game of pool together.  When you grab a beer, enjoy the music and chat with the locals at the pool table, to really get a feel for what this neighborhood is all about.   

The evening continues as you walk down Meridian Street, taking in some murals depicting the history and influence of immigration in East Boston. We will continue to Maverick Square, where we will enjoy a snack or two along the way.  You’ll discover the best variety of food in all of Boston concentrated in this area, from Colombian bakeries, to Italian sandwich shops, Mexican taquerias, El Salvadorian cafes and Chinese restaurants, the choices are endless! 

Next, we head to the waterfront.  Views of the skyline will appear and at certain times of the year, you’ll have a chance to catch an amazing sunset.  If time allows, and on certain days of the week, we’ll continue walking through the neighborhood and then along the water through a picturesque park and into the Boston Shipyard.  Here you’ll see some creative public art and a chance to visit a local cider house for a tasting.  One final bite or two of delicious East Boston food might also be in the mix. 

Finally, we call the water taxi to bring us back across the Harbor.  Get your cameras ready for some of the best views of Boston from the water.  From the boat, your guide will point out the must-see neighborhoods and landmarks that make Boston special.   Take it all in and enjoy the Harbor in style as you cruise back into Long Wharf. 

Enjoy Boston at its finest and join us across the harbor for an East Boston experience you will always remember.  Ride along the oldest subway line in the USA, eat your way through the bakeries, shops, and restaurants, bowl the old-fashioned way or play a game of billiards, enjoy the best waterfront in the city, and take in amazing views of the skyline during a ride on a water taxi. Immerse yourself in this truly diverse immigrant neighborhood that most tourists don't know about, with a local by your side!