How long does Ye Olde Tavern Tour take? Ye Olde Tavern Tours lasts between two and two and a half hours.
How far will we be walking? About a mile. It will be a leisurely pace with plenty of stops in between.
What is the Freedom Trail? The Freedom Trail is a red brick road that begins at Boston Common and extends to Charlestown with significant historic sites dotting the route. Our tour begins at Boston Common and ends near Faneuil Hall.
Will I get beer on the tour? Yes. You'll get a beer at each tavern. The beer options are usually local, craft beers. The cost and gratuity for beer is included in your ticket.
How many taverns do we visit? We will visit three taverns where you will receive a beer at each stop.
How many people are allowed on each tour? We cap our tours at 12 people to ensure an intimate experience. If you have a group larger than 12, please contact us about setting up a private tour.
Who should go on Ye Olde Tavern Tours? Anyone who loves fun. The only requirements are that you be at least 21 years old and able to walk about a mile. Unfortunately, anyone under 21 years old is not permitted to join the tour, even if they promise not to drink a beer.
What should I wear on the tour? Comfortable shoes. You'll be walking on cobblestone streets for about a mile so you can be fabulous on top, but stay functional on your feet!
How much do Ye Olde Tavern Tour tickets cost? Tickets cost $54 for tours Sunday through Friday and $57 on Saturdays. Your ticket includes a beer at each of the three taverns where we stop.
How do I buy tickets? Tickets must be purchased on our website in advance of the tour. You can go to our Buy Tickets page to purchase or click on the link below.
Will I be mailed physical tickets? No, we do not mail physical tickets. After you purchase tickets, you will receive a confirmation email. On the day of the tour, you can bring that email (on your phone or printed out) and your photo ID.
What is the 5% tax on tickets? Massachusetts requires a 5% tax on any tours taken in Boston.
What is your refund policy? We do not offer refunds or exchanges for tickets. There are no exceptions to this, so please ensure the date will work for your group before purchasing.
Are gift certificates available? Yes. Click below to purchase.
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Where do I meet up with the tour? Meetunder the Boston Common sign pictured to the right on the corner of Park Street and Tremont Street.
How do I get to Boston Common to begin the tour? The easiest and fastest way is by public transportation. The Park Street T stop is on top of Boston Common and its entrance is steps from where we meet. The Green and Red lines both have stops at Park Street and the Orange line’s Downtown Crossing stop is a very short walk away. There are also many parking garages around Boston Common.
Why do I need to sign a waiver? Our insurance company requires all participants to sign a liability waiver at the beginning of the tour.
Will you operate rain or shine? Yes. In the shine, of course, and in the rain. In the very unlikely event of unsafe weather conditions, you’ll be notified by email of any cancellation.
Do your tour guides accept gratuity? Gratuity for your tour guide is never required or expected, but if your tour guide exceeded your expectations, they will accept gratuities at the end of the tour.
Private and Group Tours
I want to go on a tour, but I can't go at any of the times listed. Is it possible to schedule a private tour? Yes! Ye Olde Tavern Tours are available for private tours any day of the week and are a fun and engaging way to entertain clients, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, or treat your employees. Email us to schedule.
Is there a minimum number of people required for a private tour? Yes. A minimum number of 10 people are required to host a private tour. If you have fewer than 10 people, the ticket cost per person will increase. Contact us for more information.
Are group rates available? Yes, for groups of 15 or more people. Email us to discuss pricing options.
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