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Beacon Hill & Back Bay Food Tour

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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.
  • 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.
Return Details
Ostra, 1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116, USA
  • Tour includes all food, taxes, and server gratuities.
  • Lunch
  • 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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Reviewed 19 August 2019

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....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kim O
Reviewed 25 June 2019

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kathryn Y
Reviewed 12 April 2019

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Anuja B
139audreyg, Owner at Boston Foodie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 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...More

Reviewed 8 April 2019

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bridget D
Reviewed 21 March 2019

What a wonderful way to see Boston. Audrey is a top notch tour guide both in her knowledge of the city and also in the food it has to offer. The varitey of restaurants and stores visited, was a perfect blend. Visits spread out throughout...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maureen H
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5 August 2018|
Response from lululalapaloza | Reviewed this property |
not sure... but I think its adults only..
4 June 2018|
Response from dsmcginley |
We have sons 2 and 12. Are they able to come?
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