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North End Wine Tour

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Taste delicious Italian wines and sample hors d'oeuvres as you learn how to pair the two when you book this walking tour in Boston.

Spend two hours devouring delicious Italian cuisine while whetting your palate with sweet and tasty wines on this divine culinary excursion in Boston. Your tour includes a small group no larger than 12 people and a reserved table for convenience, making this the ideal tour for wine enthusiasts and foodies who want an intimate setting. While tipping, transportation and full-course meals are additional, you'll get to enjoy dining on hors d'oeuvres perfectly paired with six fine wines at two Italian restaurants, such as the Rigoletto Ristorante and Artu Rosticceria. You'll also get to learn about the Italian wine regions and best wines to pair with Italian dishes from an expert wine ambassador.

Your culinary adventure begins in Boston's North End--one of the most historic neighborhoods of the city, which dates back to the 1630s. Here, you'll visit the Rigoletto Ristorante, where a waiting staff and reserved table awaits your arrival with a showcase of Rigoletto chef-prepared appetizers topped with fresh spices and ingredients. Indulge in award-winning wine like the sparkling fresh taste of Da Lucca Prosecco from Veneto, Italy, or the tropical flavors of Canta Santa Maria La Palma wine, which hails from the Vermentino de Sardegna region in Sardinia, Italy. Pay attention to your wine ambassador who will help you select the best wines to pair with your Italian appetizers and teach you how to taste wine.

Next, you'll make your way to the second restaurant: the Artu Rosticceria Trattoria, which attracts North End locals and tourists alike. Here, you'll enjoy sampling wines like the tropical flavors of the rare white blend grape variety from the Sicilian wine Planeta La Segreta. Pair it with a local green salad topped with vinaigrette or a Quattro Formaggio flatbread that features savory cheeses, including gorgonzola, mozzarella, fontina, and ricotta cheese.

Listen to your wine ambassador as they share stories and the history of the wine regions of the wines you sample, such as the red savory Rocca Delle Macie wine from the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany--a region known for its excellent red wines. Wrap up this gastronomical experience by reflecting on the savory and sweet samples of Italian wines and appetizers before heading back to your port destination.

With delicious wine pairings coupled with divine Italian cuisine, this culinary tour gives you a taste of Tuscany and other renowned winemaking regions in Italy right in Boston. Book this wine tasting walking tour today and get ready for a taste of Boston you'll never forget!

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from $92.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
A taxi (not included, approximately $24 US round trip) is required to reach your departure location and return to the pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Hors d'oeuvres, 6 glasses of wine. Additional food and beverages are available for purchase at the venues.
Special Instructions
We recommend weather appropriate business casual attire.
The minimum age to participate on this tour is 21 years old. The tour can accommodate guests who have a wheelchair or walker and have a companion to assist them. Scooters are not permitted on the tour.