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What is a City Wine Tour?
City Wine Tours are walking tours that showcase specific city neighborhoods and premium wine destinations, such as upscale restaurants, luxury hotels and gourmet wine shops. At each destination, tour guests enjoy a private wine tasting. Tours last two hours and focus on wine tasting, wine pairing and wine history.
Who gives these tours?
City Wine Tours are led by our Wine Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors all hold advanced certifications in viticulture. They are dynamic and entertaining and help you have fun while tasting and learning about wine.
How much wine is served?
Over the course of the entire tour you will have the opportunity to taste up to 6 different varietals in the equivalent of 2-4 glasses of wine.
What is the length of the tour?
The tour lasts about two hours.
How far will I walk?
The total distance between all stops varies from neighborhood to neighborhood, but there is never more than 0.6 miles of walking on the tour. We walk at a leisurely pace on easy terrain.
Is this a bus tour?
No, guests walk short distances within specific neighborhoods. We can accommodate private group tours wishing to use buses.
How many people are on each tour?
In order to provide an intimate and comfortable wine experience group size is limited to 12 guests per tour.
How should I dress for the tour?
Please dress seasonally in comfortable casual to dressy-casual clothing and shoes.
What will I learn on a City Wine Tour?
Guests will learn details about the wines we taste, the locations we visit and the history of the neighborhood between stops.
I live in the city. Is the tour still good for me?
Absolutely! On our tours you enjoy experience VIP settings and wine tastings at upscale wine destinations.
How often do tours run?
Tours run 1-2 times a week in each location. Check our calendar for specifics.
Do I need a reservation?
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tours sell out quickly so make sure to buy online or call our sales staff to make your reservations. We accept major credit cards including American Express.
Is gratuity included?
A City Wine Tour does not include gratuity in the cost of the ticket. We suggest a 15% – 20% tip if your are satisfied with your tour.
Are private tours available?
Absolutely! Check out our premium events page for tastings and exciting wine excursions.
Is the tour handicap accessible?
Most of the tours are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us directly if you are interested in taking the tour and have a disability.
Can I bring a camera?
Absolutely! If you get some good images please post them on our Facebook page.
Can I bring children on the tour?
We love kids, but this is not the tour for them. 21+ only is strictly enforced.
What is the cancellation policy for City Wine Tours?
Because of the high demand for these tours, tickets are non-refundable. Once purchased and scheduled, tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled. Tickets are privately transferrable.
What is your weather policy?
Tours take place rain or shine. In the rare situation that we are forced to cancel the event, tours will be rescheduled or refunded.
Are gift cards purchased for Boston wine tours redeemable for wine tours in New York?
Yes, we will apply the purchase price of any gift card towards any public tour ticket.
Is this a sightseeing tour?
No, this is not a sightseeing tour – we provide wine education!