TOURS

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BITES OF BOS­TON FOOD TOURS

Eat your way through the South End or All­ston on this three-hour walk­ing tour. Departs W-Su at 11:30 am, noon and 12:30 pm, rain or shine. Tick­ets: $54-63. Mas­sachusetts Ave. at Tre­mont St., 617.477.0567.

BLACK HER­ITAGE TRAIL

Vis­i­tors can self-guide along this walk­ing route that nav­i­gates Bos­ton’s 19th-cen­tury African-Amer­i­can legacy at 14 dif­fer­ent stops in­clud­ing the Robert Gould Shaw Me­mo­rial, the Lewis and Har­riet Hayden House and the African Meet­ing House. Robert Gould Shaw and Mas­sachusetts 54th Reg­i­ment Me­mo­rial, Bea­con St., 617.742.5415.

BOS­TON BIKE TOURS BY UR­BAN AD­VEN­TOURS

Try a the­matic bi­cy­cle tour, in­clud­ing Tour de Bos­ton, Tour de Cam­bridge, Bikes at Night, and the Paul Re­vere Ride to Free­dom. Tours de­part daily and by ap­point­ment; full sched­ule on web­site. Ticket prices vary. 103 At­lantic Ave., 617.670.0637.

BOS­TON BREW TOURS

This in­for­ma­tive, five-hour ad­ven­ture starts at lo­cal Samuel Adams brew­ery and vis­its other pop­u­lar spots, which could in­clude Mead Hall, Cam­bridge Beer Com­pany, Mys­tic Brew­ery and more. Tours de­part daily; reserva- tions re­quired. Prices start at $65. 617.453.8687.

BOS­TON DUCK TOURS

Eighty-minute tour nar­rated by “conDUCK­tors” versed in lo­cal lore. Com­bines land tour with a splash in the Charles River. Departs the Pru­den­tial Cen­ter, Mu­seum of Science and New Eng­land Aquar­ium daily. Tick­ets: $10.5039.50. Pru­den­tial Cen­ter, 53 Hunt­ing­ton Ave; Mu­seum of Science, 1 Science Park; New Eng­land Aquar­ium, 1 Cen­tral Wharf. 617.267.3825.

BOS­TON FOOD TOURS

Find tours of two of Bos­ton’s most eth­ni­cally food-cen­tric neigh­bor­hoods: the North End Mar­ket Tour and the Chi­na­town Mar­ket Tour. Tick­ets: $57-75. North End tours W and Sa at 10 am and 2 pm, F at 10 am and 3 pm; Chi­na­town tours Th and

Sa at 9:30 am. North End & Chi­na­town, 617.523.6032.

BOS­TON PUB­LIC LI­BRARY ART & AR­CHI­TEC­TURE TOURS

Amer­ica’s first free mu­nic­i­pal li­brary has free guided tours tak­ing vis­i­tors be­yond the book­shelves to ex­am­ine works by John Singer Sar­gent, Daniel Ch­ester French, Pierre Pu­vis de Cha­vannes and Ed­win Austin Abbey. Departs Dart­mouth Street lobby M 2:30 pm, Tu and Th 6 pm, W and F-Sa 11 am, Su 2 pm. 700 Boyl­ston St., 617.536.5400.

CITY VIEW TROL­LEY TOURS

Charm­ing, open-air sil­ver trol­ley cars let vis­i­tors ex­plore Bos­ton. Hop on and off at will, at des­ti­na­tions like Free­dom Trail sites, New­bury Street, Charlestown Navy Yard, New Eng­land Aquar­ium and more. Along the way, tour driv­ers and guides nar­rate the jour­ney and teach a thing or two about the Hub. Trol­ley ser­vice daily 9:30 am-5 pm ev­ery 10-15 min­utes. Tick­ets: $16-40. Long Wharf, 617.363.7899.

CITY WINE TOURS

Ex­pert-led, two-hour jaunts ded­i­cated to wine. Each tour makes three stops, and par­tic­i­pants learn the fun­da­men­tals of tast­ing, pair­ing and buy­ing wine. Departs South End and Har­vard Square Sa at 3 pm, North End Sa at 2 pm and 3 pm, Back Bay Sa-Su at 3 pm. Tick­ets: $66. 855.455.8747.

FENWAY PARK TOURS

These 60-minute tours in­clude a visit to the Press Box, State Street Pav­il­ion Box and the Green Mon­ster (ar­eas sub­ject to avail­abil­ity). Departs daily 10 am-5 pm on the hour; stops three hours be­fore home game time. Tick­ets: $14-20. 4 Yawkey Way, 617.226.6666.

FREE­DOM TRAIL’S WALK INTO HIS­TORY TOUR

Led by 18th-cen­tury cos­tumed guides, this 90-minute walk­ing tours high­light of­fi­cial his­toric sites along Bos­ton’s iconic red-lined route. Departs daily year­round from Bos­ton Com­mon or Faneuil Hall. Tick­ets: $8-14. Bos­ton Com­mon, 139 Tre­mont St. 617.357.8300 ; Art­sBos­ton Booth at Faneuil Hall Mar­ket­place.

OLD TOWN TROL­LEY

Nar­rated his­tor­i­cal jour­ney takes in points of in­ter­est like the Free­dom Trail and Fenway Park. Ride in a con­tin­u­ous loop or dis­em­bark and re­board as you choose at 19 con­ve­nient stops. Departs daily 9 am-5 pm. Tick­ets on­line. 855.396.7433.

YE OLDE TAVERN TOURS

At this walk­ing tour, learn offbeat facts about the pre-Rev­o­lu­tion­ary era from your PhD-ed­u­cated guide while stop­ping by his­tor­i­cal land­marks and three fa­bled tav­erns where you can sip a pint, in­cluded in ticket price. Tick­ets: $52-55; must be 21 or over. Bos­ton Com­mon,.

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