At first, the Aztecs punished their enemies by pouring hot chocolate down their throats, until the proud warriors found out their foes actually liked it and promptly switched to molten gold. Relive the pleasure of those lucky few conquistadors with today's deal: for $20, you get a ticket for one public tour with Boston Chocolate Walking Tours (a $40 value). Groupon purchasers will have their choice from two walking tours, each offering chocolatey goodness—the Newbury Street Route and the Somerville Route. Check the Boston Chocolate Walking Tours website for each tour’s departure points and times.
Boston Chocolate Walking Tours provides walking and tasting excursions of Boston's best chocolate shops, bakeries, and cafés. Each 2.5-hour tour is led by a knowledgeable tour guide that will grab your tongue by the leash and lead it around the cocoa-bean spots of Beantown. Throughout the tour, you’ll be fed copious amounts of rare and exquisite sweets from the city’s paramount chocolatiers and boutiques, all while you learn about Boston’s past and its history of chocolate. Tours are available year-round, allowing you to quell summertime sweet teeth or make toothless lampposts jealous in the dead of winter. Check here for tour times and reserve your spot for a hands-on chococentric education.
Valid for public tours only.
Although there are no user reviews for Boston Chocolate Walking Tours on the Internet, here's what previous customers had to say about their experiences:
- What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon in Boston. I would recommend Boston Chocolate Walking Tours to visitors AND lifelong Bostonians! I learned so much -- about the city that I now call home, about the proper way to taste chocolate, about why different chocolates taste the way that they do, and ALL about the history of my favorite treat. – Katy M.
- I learned a lot about chocolate, and found a few places in the city that I hadn't known about before, but will certainly be back to! – Mark DeRose
Boston Chocolate Walking Tours
When Valerie Beck was in kindergarten, there was only one way to get her to drink her milk: mixing in chocolate. As she grew up, her passion for the sweet treat only deepened. During a five-year stint living in Europe, she sleuthed out the most delectable chocolate shops and bakeries, eventually bringing friends along with her on trips to chocolate hot spots. After returning to the United States, she broadened her scope to create Boston Chocolate Walking Tours, focusing on the city’s increasing number of premium chocolatiers.
Valerie’s team of tour guides reveals Boston's best chocolate spots to guests on 2.5-hour tours around the Newbury Street neighborhood. They embark from Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, walking or canoeing across the city's historic chocolate canals. The tour changes daily, hitting five–six spots, such as DeLuca's Market and Emack & Bolio's, though the Lindt shop is always on the list.