Reviews & Ratings

101 ratings
4.6 average rating
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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 17 2014

The tour was exciting and informative, Michelle - the guide - was brilliant. Strongly recommended !

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2 reviews
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attended Apr 13 2013

This tour was definitely as must do when in Boston by everyone of all ages. The tour guide was unbelievably knowledgeable. I read and watch a lot about Boston and this tour had so much information I didn't know. The weather was unseasonably...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 08 2012

Very interesting, lots of things I didn't know despite living here over 30 years . Michelle was an enthusiastic and informative guide who clearly loved her neighborhood.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

We had a really good experience with our Secret Tour of the North End; learned a lot of things we'd never known before, although we live less than an hour away. The history of this area is rich, and the North End played a pivotal role in the...continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

We learned so many great little historical tidbits on this tour. Our guide, Joanne, was very entertaining and informative. I plan on going again and taking friends from out of state.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 23 2012

I absolutely loved this tour! Joanne was our tour guide. She is incredibly knowledgeable about Boston history & has a great personality. You can tell she loves the North End and is passionate about it’s history. I had a friend in town visiting and...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 30 2013

I bought the tour for my three grandchildren (18, 15, 10) and me as part of a day together. Michelle was knowledgeable, obviously loves the North End and was sensitive to the ages of the children and tailored the tour to be more "kid friendly". I...continued

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1 review
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attended Jun 08 2013

Michelle is exceptionally knowledgable, but occasionally difficult to understand due to her accent. She seemed as if she was rushed in the last ten or so minutes. Otherwise, a very good experience.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

Michelle was extremely knowledgable and we loved the tour! I would highly recommend this walk.

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1 review
1 stars
attended May 24 2014

Michelle was a wonderful tour guide. She shared so much information about the North End's history and it's inhabitants over the years, famous and infamous. Very interesting and entertaining. Would definitely recommend Old Boston Tours.

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1 review
11 stars
attended Mar 17 2012

Our guide, Michelle, was truly excellent! She has a great delivery and her sites and information are exceptional. This is a well thought out tour that includes something for everyone. Loved the interior of St Leonard's and the Mariner's House,...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 16 2012

Our tour guide was wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable. I learned things about the North End that I had never heard of, even after living here for 5 years. We had a great time!

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 19 2012

Relaxing and informative tour of the North End. Learned many things about the area I had not heard before and I have done a few historical tours of Boston.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 05 2014

The guide was extremely knowledgeable and had some wonderful and unusual information to share. She was interesting and passionate about what she telling us and the tour in general.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

the North End was vibrantly alive ! i felt the leader, Joanne, was still learning a lot of her information as she kept referring to having been "reading about that last night" and did not have answers for a lot of questions myself and others asked...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 11 2014

The Secret North End Tour was not what we expected overall. the guide was attractive , knowledgeable , and very nice. BUT she was very soft spken with a very strong French accent. her pronunciation was difficult for us to understand and the crowds...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 07 2012

The Tour was ok, The first 30 minutes or so was spent just standing in front of the building we were to meet at, then we went inside the building and sat for like 15 minutes so that was a huge waste of time. The Tour was suppose to be 90 minutes...continued

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1 review
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attended Mar 02 2013

The tour was great! I learned a lot, it was entertaining and very informative. I highly recommend it.

Comments to the organizers:
- showing pics on ipad is a great idea, but please do so slower.
- it was cold on that day, and some tourists...continued

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1 review
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attended Apr 28 2012

There is no way all the reviews posted on Goldstar are 3+ stars with none below. This tour was so boring! Sure, Michelle was very knowledgeable and knew her history, but all she did was regurgitate fact after fact after fact! I am also accustomed...continued

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attended Apr 05 2013

This is a informative and interesting tour of some of the historical places in the North End. Funny stories and feminists, colonists and patriots, freedom-fighters and refugees. The North End is small place with a big story! Thank you for a lovely...continued

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