Boston Bowling, Bites, & Boat Ride

Adult
$99
Child
$89

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 US, 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!

Ultimate Boston Tour Highlights

  • Take a ride with the locals on the oldest subway line in America
  • Take a turn at candle-pin bowling, New England-style, or find your inner pool shark at a local billiards hall
  • Taste your way through the cultural diversity of East Boston
  • Walk the streets and hear about why generations of immigrants have called this dynamic neighborhood home
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the skyline as you float through Boston Harbor on a water taxi

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, “T” (subway) ticket, two to three snacks, bowling alley fee OR billiards table fee, and a water taxi ticket.

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: The Aquarium “T” Station (Outside, in front of the Long Wharf Entrance – Northeast Corner of State St. and Atlantic Ave.) 222 State Street, Boston, MA 02109. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 4.00 PM
  • Ending point: Long Wharf (or nearby dock), 66 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
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  • Fasten your seatbelts for an unforgettable time in East Boston. Join us for a truly local experience as you discover what’s going on over on the other side of the harbor. 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 helps you navigate the modern system as you get on the train and travel under the harbor through the oldest subway tunnel in the country (in fact, it’s the third oldest in the world, dating all the way back to 1904!). If time allows, we get out at the Maverick T Station to tell you more about the subway project.

    Back on the train, we travel to just one more stop, the Airport T Station. Enjoy the local scene at Bremen Street Park as your guide leads you through the park and into the heart of East Boston. As we walk, you 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 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, a gravity-powered ball return, and wood paneling completing the retro atmosphere. After bowling a few frames, you come to love this New England pastime. If bowling isn’t available, we make our way over to one of the neighborhood billiards halls where we have a chance to play a game of pool together. 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 continue to Maverick Square, where we enjoy a snack or two along the way. 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 appear and at certain times of the year, you have a chance to catch an amazing sunset.  

    If time allows, and on certain days of the week, we continue walking through the neighborhood and then along the water through a picturesque park and into the Boston Shipyard. Here, you see some creative public art and a chance to visit a local ciderhouse 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 points 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.

    Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do, and eat during your stay in beautiful Boston.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, “T” (subway) ticket, two to three snacks, bowling alley fee OR billiards table fee, and s water taxi ticket.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Closure of sites: In the event of a site closure, we will do our best to replace it with a similar alternative.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Dietary Notes

    We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected]

    Local contact

    Office phone number: + 1 617 539 8271
    Email address: [email protected]