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Harvard Square Chocolate Tour

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    What to Expect
    All chocolate tasting items are included in the ticket price. This tour is a walking tour, so participants must be comfortable walking at least one mile in total with stops in between. Please specify any dietary preferences and we can try our best to accommodate them although there may not be substitutions on every stop. We are excited to have you as our guest!
    • Learn local history and all about chocolate! 
    • Visit a favorite specialty shop to learn how to taste chocolate
    • Sample a delicious local ice cream from an independent store
    • Try unique chocolate tea made from a cacao bean husk
    • Relive your childhood at an old-timey candy shoppe
    • Try some aged balsamic vinegar and chocolate fleur de sel
    • Indulge in a warmed chocolate baked good
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Our guide's information will be emailed to you before the tour. Please meet our guide at 1400 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, MA in Harvard Square. Note that there are two Coops, and the Harvard Square Coop we are meeting at is closer to the Red Line MBTA. Directions here: https://www.offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com/wheretomeetharvardsquarechocolatetour.html
    Departure Time
    Fridays at 7pm
    6/13/2019 - 9/25/2021Friday:07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

    2019 2pm
    6/30/2018 - 6/30/2020Saturday:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Saturdays at 5pm
    6/30/2018 - 6/30/2020Saturday:05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Tour ends within a block of the drop-off point.
    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Off The Beaten Path Food Tours
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 15 people per booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    My husband and I took this tour with our 12 year old niece and had a great time. We’re from the area and just did this for fun. Our guide Courtney was very personable and added her own flair to the tour. In general, I think this was a great way to learn more about the smaller
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    Response from Food T, Owner at Harvard Square Chocolate Tour
    Responded 27 Aug 2019
    Thanks for joining us!
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    Harvard Square Chocolate tour was GREAT... Courtney was an excellent guide. She waited for us as we were late. She was knowledgeable and fun. My teenage grandkids loved it.
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    Response from Food T, Owner at Harvard Square Chocolate Tour
    Responded 19 Jun 2019
    Thank you so much, we loved meeting you! Hope to see you again on another tour :)
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    We took the Harvard Square Chocolate Tour with “Off the Beaten Path.” Alexis was our tour guide, and she led us on an informative tour that included an interesting assortment of historical information related to both the history of both Harvard Square, and facts about
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    Response from Food T, Owner at Harvard Square Chocolate Tour
    Responded 12 Mar 2019
    We are so excited to hear you enjoyed the tour as much as we loved meeting you. Hope to meet you on a future tour!
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    Molly was a great tour guide. She was very knowledgable about not only chocolate but the inner workings of the trade and the science behind how we know chocolate today. She was considerate, we were a little late but she made sure to wait till we were all there to begin the tour.
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    Response from Food T, Owner at Harvard Square Chocolate Tour
    Responded 18 Feb 2019
    Thanks so much for your wonderful review, and happy birthday! We loved meeting you guys!
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    There were 4 persons in our party our tour guide was Sammy . I thought this was suppose to be a chocolate tour , The only good part was The SwissBakers , We got to taste a mouthful of 2 brownies and mini cup of hot chocolate and one place, , a cookie at another place, We
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    Response from Food T, Owner at Harvard Square Chocolate Tour
    Responded 27 Jan 2019
    Thanks so much for your review of our small business. I know that Sammy greatly enjoyed meeting you guys, and I'm definitely sure she would have spoken up if you said something. I spoke with Sammy, and she confirmed that you were able to sample a wide variety of chocolate treats as promised: a flavored hot chocolate, two different ultra-rich brownies made from a special family recipe, Swiss chocolate treats and a coupon, a warm chocolate brownie, a locally roasted cacao bean from Peru, very special cacao juice straight from the fresh cacao bean which is a rarity to sample (!), a fair trade organic dark chocolate bar, a warm chocolate cookie that's a favorite in the area, salt water taffy from Cape Cod oceans, and handmade fudge. Wow that's a lot of chocolate for one adventure. And, all of this is detailed on our website under what to expect. We are always trying to improve the tour, and we'll take your feedback into consideration. We look forward to adding back ice cream on the tour this Spring once our favorite spot opens back up. Have a wonderful day.
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