Learn about the history of what you are eating or drinking on these three tours that travel throughout Boston on weekends.
Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and Miranda Hobbes at Magnolia Bakery and spend an afternoon gossiping over cupcakes on The Great Boston Cupcake Crawl. This 2 ½ hour walking tour will teach you the history of the cupcake, how they are created, how the craze started and what each of the destination’s specialties are. Each destination offers samples and tips on tasting, buying and storing cupcakes.
The crawl meets on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 11am outside of Cakeology (45 Province St., Boston). Buy your tickets in advance here for $40 and consider your sweet tooth satisfied.
Put your college training to the test and join Boston’s first annual Beerathon this Saturday from 12pm until 4am. You will learn about Boston’s historic watering holes and some of the world’s best beer. Tickets range from $20 to $25 and include a guided day through 26 bars, including The Bar Room, The Hideout and The Tap.
Each venue will offer special Beerathon drink specials. Sign up here and remember to drink responsibly; you are not required to finish all 26 beers!
Immerse yourself in a tamer drinking culture through the North End Wine Tour, given on Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm until 5pm. Taste wines of Tuscany, Piedmont and Abruzzo throughout the top establishments in Boston’s Italian-influenced North End. While sampling Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Prosecco and Pinot Bianco, you will learn about grapes, Italian food pairings and unique North End history.
The tour starts at Aragosta in the Fairmont Battery Wharf (3 Battery Wharf, Boston). Reserve your spot here for $56.