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“Revere Your Historical Roots in Boston’s North End”
Context organizes scholar-led walking tours of Boston focused on the history, culture, and art of the city. Groups are limited to six people in order to create a dynamic learning environment. With a network of historians, archaeologists, architects...more
Jessica gave us a great tour of North Boston. She’s a local who knows her city and wants to tell you about it. This is a great way to see and learn about a historical area. Only issue was confusion on where to meet and...More
Our daughter gave us a custom Context tour of Boston as a gift. Our guide was Mark Callis, an author and historian, who gave us an incredibly interesting tour. Four of us (of the six) were from Boston and everyone agreed that Mark presented things...More
Walk with Christian VanDerslice as he connects the geography, people and events influencing the rise of Boston and our nation. His enthusiasm and in-depth understanding of history will reinforce what you already know and fill in lots of learning gaps. Insightful, informative and fun. Worth...More
My family enjoyed touring Boston's North End with Jessica. She was able to share the history and current culture of this area with my husband and I and our two daughters ages 10 and 14. Jessica was easy to talk with and she connected well...More
I took the 3 hour tour with our docent Jessica dello Russo. She is from that area of Boston so is very familiar with it. Not only did we get history of Boston but information about the architecture, customs of the time, who important people...More
Our docent, Dr. Alex Goldberg, easily managed to narrate and explain the truly complex moves of Boston's history in its interdependency with North American history. And - in my imagintion - he drew a vivid picture, which one-by-one became real during the course of the...More
We took a tour of Boston's North End with Context guide Jessica on June 29th. While it's true that Context tours are more expensive than other walking tours we have taken, we feel it is good value for money. Jessica is a local, born and...More
I am so glad that I read about Context Travel's walking tours in Arthur Frommer's syndicated newspaper travel column that was carried, in my case, in the travel section of the Palm Beach Post. Dr. Alex Goldfeld was a very personable guide who had the...More
We spent the day on a guided tour of Boston. Very informative and well worth spending the day here. The tour guide did a good job showing us things and explaining them. The only history missing was the Boston Tea Party
I highly recommend Context tours. We took one Context tour in Rome which was outstanding. I proceeded to break my foot in Rome (NOT on the Context tour!) and so Context allowed us to take another tour with them one and a half years later...More
paul_bennett_123, Owner at Context Boston Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2011
So glad you loved the walking seminar in Boston. It's one of our newest cities (only a year old) but one of our favorites. The Rome of the United States, one might say, in terms of the layers of history.
Glad your foot is...More
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.