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Beacon Hill & Back Bay Food Tour

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Overview
Local + Best of = us.

Appetizers through dessert! Covering two of Boston's most historic neighborhoods, this two-in-one-tour is jam-packed with winners. We'll begin with a three-course light lunch at the restaurant of a legendary James Beard Award winner, and will end at the award-winning fine dining restaurant with an elegant dessert. In between we'll visit two multiple award-winning specialty shops - roasted nuts and chocolates - and will enjoy a savory tasting at a bakery that has been rated as high as the third best in the country! (And as we learned, Bobby Flay has *nothing* on it!). Add an off-the-beaten-path wine and cheese shop, and sightseeing through exclusive Louisburg Square (the home of John Kerry), Boston's most-photographed street, and the oldest botanical garden in the country, and you're assured of a wonderful day filled with delicious memories. Join us as we Stroll. Sample. Savor. Repeat.

Note: Tour stops subject to change.
Highlights
  • Discover culinary hotspots and experience historic neighborhoods
  • Enjoy tastings, and an elegant multi-course lunch
  • Avoid the hassle of navigation and research on this guided tour
  • See city highlights between tastings
What to Expect
Your afternoon begins downtown at the Liberty Hotel, where you meet your guide before heading to a nearby restaurant for a light 3-course lunch. Then, visit two specialty shops selling nuts and chocolate. Continue on to enjoy a savory tasting at a local bakery. Head to a little-known wine and cheese shop for yet more samples, sightsee in Louisburg Square (the home of John Kerry), see Boston’s most-photographed street in Beacon Hill, and visit a picturesque botanical garden. Your tour ends at the opposite end of the street from where you started. If needed, your guide can walk you back to the original starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston, 215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Departure Time
Saturdays at 1:30 p.m., though, subject to change. Guests encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early.
Duration
4h
Return Details
Ostra, 1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Inclusions
  • Tour includes all food, taxes, and server gratuities.
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Tour does not include drinks (e.g. coffee, tea, wine, beer), for which we'll start a tab, or tour guide's gratuity, if guests wish to consider.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum of four guests required for tour to run as scheduled. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • No refunds for no-shows.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My adult daughter and I had a wonderful afternoon. The tour was an intimate group of 10 of us I believe and we had a fabulous day and met some really nice people. It started at a hotel that is converted from a jail. We walked through a few specialty shops, had a tremendous
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My husband and I totally enjoyed this tour! Only held on Saturdays, this deluxe tour has you walking, talking, and eating for about 4-5 hours. The food was fantastic, and the five "tastings" were so filling that we didn't have room for dinner out afterwards. If you have only
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This may be the best food tour ever. Lots of walking but amazing food. Loved our guide Sara. We had a great group and wished we would have signed up for another tour with this company.
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A very light lunch at Scampo, followed by samples of chocolates and nuts and cider, a tiny sandwich, bun, and desert. I wouldn't mind all this if I didn't have to pay $100 for it. Also, nothing else than lobster pizza was really Boston-like (clam chowder or Boston cream pie?) I
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Response from 139audreyg, Owner at Beacon Hill & Back Bay Food Tour
Responded 21 Apr. 2019
While we regret that our Beacon Hill & Back Bay Tour did not meet your expectations, we appreciate your acknowledgement that this tour has consistently been very well-received by guests, and that it - and, perhaps, food tours in general - was simply not to your taste. For your benefit, and the benefit of readers who wish to make a fully-informed purchasing decision, we offer the following clarifications: New England Fare As noted throughout our marketing, Boston Foodie Tours specializes in award-winning best eats, culinary education, and Boston's rich history. Our tour descriptions clearly detail food tastings. We encourage buyers to read the descriptions carefully prior to purchase to ensure that our offerings will be a suitable fit. For those wishing to sample standard New England fare, such as an iconic chowder or a top lobster roll, we recommend our Boston Public Market & North End Tour. Quantity of Tastings Quite simply, we offer our guests as much food as we have found that they can reasonably eat. From a three-course light lunch, which includes soup, salad, and a rich slice of lobster pizza, through a full elegant dessert of choice, cumulatively, tour tastings represent a full meal. In fact, while we don't serve dinner, the average guest is simply too full to enjoy it post-tour. Omitted from this review are the following: Two takeaways: (2) chocolate truffles, and a 1/4 lb. of signature roasted nuts A wine and cheese shop, where guests enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by a lovely cheese/charcuterie/artisanal foods board. Pricing While we wish that we could offer this tour at a lower price point, unfortunately, we are unable to do so for two reasons: This is not one standard tour, but rather two tours-in-one, covering two upscale, historic neighborhoods, and including two high-end restaurants. As such, our dedicated time is greater, as are our expenses. Furthermore, as industry prices have risen, and we've offered more third-party purchasing options with significant, associated fees, our profit margin fell below the industry standard. Had we not increased the ticket price this season, we simply would no longer be able to offer this tour without compromising our product and our guests' experiences. We hope that this feedback is helpful to readers, and that it is representative of the level of professionalism, honesty, and transparency with which Boston Foodie Tours prides itself, and on which it has built its industry reputation.
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Attended the tour on Sat 04/06. Was given the tour as a gift and attended with family. Met the tour group at Liberty hotel and proceeded from there. Tour guide was Audrey Giannattasio. Absolutely loved the tour from beginning to end. We started with Scampo in the Liberty Hotel,
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