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Culinary and Cultural Tour of Boise

Badge of ExcellenceBoise, United States
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Boise’s food scene, culture, and history on a 3-hour culinary walking tour through the historic downtown, following a chef-curated route with a local guide. Enjoy a moving feast as you pause for 6 or more tastings at food stores, markets, and restaurants, with time to visit local parks and landmarks along the way.
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Food tastings included
  • Get discounts at selected restaurants and shops
  • Led by a local guide
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What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

11:00 AM

Pickup details

Location Name: Meeting location for each tour will provided in a separate email receipt you will receive directly from the tour operator. Return Location: Tour ends at a different location from meeting point. The tour guide will provide guests with directions on how to return to vehicles or hotels.

What To Expect

Make your way to a central location in Boise’s historic center, where you’ll meet a local guide and group for your culinary walking tour of the city. Follow a route designed by Victor Scargle, an award-winning chef at the Culinary Institute of America’s Napa campus.

Hear stories about local history and culture as you make your way to your first tasting location: the route changes with each tour, but come hungry, as the 6 (or more) tastings combine to be a hearty meal. Stop includes foodie destinations such as Boise's historic Basque Market, the Boise Farmers Market, BACON, and recent winners of the ‘Best of Boise’ awards.

Stroll down tree lined streets to see public art, and take in historic mansions, parks, and downtown attractions. Included with your walking tour is a Neighborhood Guide, a booklet with Boise maps, discounts at local restaurants, and accommodations suggestions—it's the perfect way to get the lay of the land in Boise.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great Way to See Downtown Boise
Jerali S, Oct 2019
Had a great time with Ha, a wonderful guide with lots of information for us. The stops were all great, and all the food was wonderful. Everyone at each stop was so kind, and someone took the time to speak with us, giving a little history or tidbit about the served food. Thoroughly enjoyed the time.
Great event for an Outing with Co-Workers
Erin_K, Aug 2019
This was a great event to attend as a work outing for 8 co-workers since we work in an office downtown. I had never known about quite a few of these restaurants but will certainly be coming back to them now I know what they offer. They all had something very unique to offer and it demonstrated how diverse the food scene in Boise really is! Our tour guide was very friendly, patient and efficient. Perhaps a little more research should be done on Freak Alley as a bystander suggested factual discrepancies, but otherwise she knew the city well and you could tell how much she has comes to love it. Thank you so much for presenting such a wonderful event!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Tasty and Fun!
Irma E, Sep 2018
I really enjoyed this event and it was very yummy too. Michael was a great guide with interesting information about Boise. Met some nice people that also made the food tasting fun.
Outstanding Tour & Value: Induldge Boise Food Tours - Angela was the Greatest!!!!
John A, Jul 2018
This was our first ever Culinary Tour and the best part about it was that it included a Cultural/Historical information along the way so very informative. Angela was detailed and relaxed throughout the tour. She gave us a great overview before we got started and all along the way you could tell she was a part of the community and was on a first name basis with all the owners/proprietors of each place we went to. Heck - we even ran into the Mayor of Boise who came over and gave Angela and Bob ( one of the other persons on the Tour with us who knew the Mayor for over 40 years ) hugs and hand shakes and we got a photo with the mayor :) VIP Tour all the way and soon to be a certified ZERO calorie tour since you walk most of the food off by the end :) Thanks Again Angela for a great tour for first timers. My wife and I have vowed that we will start each and every town that we visit with one of these type tours.
This was a lovely experience, well...
Donna T, Nov 2017
This was a lovely experience, well balanced with season-inspired bruschetta, Thai rolls, olive oil tasting, chocolate, and more. Evangel was a great guide, well informed and enthused. We learned about local architecture and the state capital, and Freak Alley, full of outdoor murals. It was a fun time, and we picked several items for hostess gifts from the local shops.
The food was excellent, tour guide...
Linda L, Aug 2016
The food was excellent, tour guide Angela was very informative and entertaining, variety was nice.
The tour was great and the tour...
Linda G, Jul 2016
The tour was great and the tour guide was outstanding. We enjoyed learning about the history of downtown Boise and sampling the culinary treats of the local restaurants. I would recommend this tour to my friends.


Product code: 36157P1