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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 best bakeries, shops and restaurants AND bowl the old-fashioned way or play a game of billiards with your local guide and some local East Bostonians too. Immerse yourself in this truly diverse immigrant neighborhood and without another tourist in sight, you’ll have it all to yourself!

Bakeries & Billiards in 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 culturally diverse delights of East Boston
  • Walk the streets and learn why generations of immigrants have called this dynamic neighborhood home

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

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

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 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: Maverick “T” Station (or nearby Maverick Square), Boston, MA 02128
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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. Your 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 just one more stop to the Airport T Station. Enjoy the local scene at Bremen Street Park, and 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’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, 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!

    Your tour concludes at the heart of East Boston, Maverick Square. Ask your guide for the best dinner recommendations and continue the fun or make your way back to Downtown with the feeling that you’ve experienced Boston at its realest.

    Additional information

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

    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.

    Local contact

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