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Harvard Square Chocolate Tour provided by Off The Beaten Path Food Tours

Harvard Square Chocolate Tour

Harvard Square Chocolate Tour
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Group size:
    12
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Calling all chocoholics! Let us romance your senses on a Harvard Square, Cambridge Chocolate Tour! Join us for a delectable adventure through historical Harvard Square. You'll hear interesting stories about the Square, learn fun facts about chocolate, and sample the best and most interesting chocolaty treats around. Located right outside of Boston in Cambridge on the Red Line MBTA Train Stop, Harvard Square is home to Harvard University and also has a flourishing food scene with some of the best and most unique food in the city.  Each tour is a fun 90 minutes and includes 6 stops with plenty of treats and less than a mile of walking. We can't wait to take you on a unique, chocolate adventure!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66334P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA 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. We are meeting at is closer to the Red Line MBTA. Return point: Tour ends within a block of the drop-off point.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA 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. We are meeting at is closer to the Red Line MBTA. Return point: Tour ends within a block of the drop-off point.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers 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 travellers

4.5
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Rich L
Sudbury, MA11 contributions
Nov 2019
This was a fun tour that had interesting information about chocolate and Harvard Square. It was very easy to find Courtney, our tour guide, and the group at the meeting area. The directions were very clear. The tour group was a good size - about ten people - and fans of chocolate to one degree or another. The samples of cocoa beans and cocoa juice were very interesting, and the samples from the many shops through town were delicious.
Written 11 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining us and for your wonderful review! We hope to see you on another tour soon!
Written 21 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TML
Boston, MA12 contributions
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 businesses in the ever-changing Harvard Square. I would have liked to have learned more about how chocolate is made or about the history of it though. This tour was really about going to places and eating, which was great, but to me it felt like it was missing a little something. The best stop by far was at Salt and Olive to learn about balsamics and salt. We tried a chocolate balsamic and a chocolate salt, which was really cool. The shop owner was so thorough!
Written 26 August 2019
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Thanks for joining us!
Written 28 August 2019
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KJShirley
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Family
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.
Written 17 June 2019
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Thank you so much, we loved meeting you! Hope to see you again on another tour :)
Written 20 June 2019
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Mary
1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Friends
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 chocolate.
We tasted chocolate treats at 5 different small local businesses in the Square, each more delicious than the last! It was a fun way to spend a lovely afternoon
Written 9 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!
Written 13 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

fshokunbi
1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Family
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. She answered questions as best as possible too! It was also my mom's birthday and I had mentioned that prior to booking the tour and throughout the tour they gave her special gifts or gave her extra samples for her birthday which was really appreciated, we weren't expecting that, at the end of the tour everyone sang happy birthday to her. It made her day extra special, she was so happy! I would definitely recommend booking with this company!
Written 17 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your wonderful review, and happy birthday! We loved meeting you guys!
Written 19 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gee4299
Methuen, MA71 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
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 stopped in the middle of the street to sip some cacao juice Sammy had in her back pack, last place was The Cabot candy store which we were suppose to try white chocolate and didn't we were given 4 pieces of taffy and a sliver of chocolate peanut butter fudge. This to me is certainly not a chocolate tour , no dark chocolate or any chocolate for that matter. We couldn't hear her as it was a party of 12 , if I wanted pastry then you should have named it a pastry tour. I definitely would not recommend.
Written 27 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
Written 28 January 2019
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Nat
1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Friends
I had a blast on my Chocolate Tour with Off The Beaten Path Food Tours and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a “sweet” way to have fun. I was part of a Bachelorette party that kicked off the weekend of celebration on this tour. Our guide Sarah, the owners Lizzie and Sam along with all the companies we visited went out of their way to make the bride-to-be feel special and create unforgettable moments for everyone to share with her. In addition to personalizing the tour, Sarah brought us to unique and delicious places most of us never thought to visit in Harvard Square. This tour was perfect and I can’t thank them enough for the special and memorable time!
Written 9 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for trusting us to celebrate the Bachelorette Party together! We are excited that your group had a blast and hope to meet you on a future tour!
Written 21 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Off The Beaten Path Food Tours
David D
David D
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Rushed; pricey
Businesses were frequently "about to close", so we usually felt rushed. Due to a nut allergy we were served Yorke p
Theresa6678
Theresa6678
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Not what I expected
From the description, I thought we would be going to see chocolate shops, maybe coffee shops with unusual hot choco
Emily B
Emily B
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Harvard Square Chocolate Tour
Guide was knowledgeable, but I frankly expected more. We only did a few stops where the offerings were small and
343allison
343allison
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Perfect Date Night!
We had a great time exploring Harvard Square on the Chocolate Tour! Even on a rainy night, our tour guide kept us e
kathekaye
kathekaye
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Great Tour!
Highly recommend this food tour! Everything was delicious, our tour guide, Julia, was EXCELLENT, and the murals an
Jim A
Jim A
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Central Square? Who Knew?
This past weekeed we took the Central Square Food & Mural and it was AMAZING! Out tour guide, Julia was well versed
Dani T
Dani T
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Biz was an excellent tour guide!
My mom was visiting from out of state and we took the Harvard Square Chocolate tour with Biz. She was great - very
var830
var830
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Money well spent
Interesting way to see this historic part of Boston all while tasting yummy treats. One of the best value for dolla
ebm9605
ebm9605
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Excellent Tour
5 stars and great. The best tour i have ever had. It was very useful and she was very nice and easy to be with!!
bcaires
bcaires
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Amazing Tour of Cambridge's Central Square and Its Many Murals
I absolutely loved the restaurant selection, all the murals and the tour's interactivity (getting to play barcade g
Margaret P
Margaret P
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Food Tour of Central Square
This tour was very fun, filling and beautiful! We ate a range of foods from salad to boa to boba tea and were able
Stay27182810379
Stay27182810379
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Great opportunity to sample some unusual food establishments
Will be sure to visit these restaurants in the future for unique foods. Well informed guide with a lot of local kno
RosieGirlEncinoCA
RosieGirlEncinoCA
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Yummy Tour
Lots of chocolate goodies and lots of fun facts! Molly was great - so upbeat and excited about what she is sharing
Travel20494032993
Travel20494032993
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Great tour engaged guide and wonderful experience
Excellent tour, great tour guide and lovely balance of science, history, food and innovation. I would recommend to
Curiosity332154
Curiosity332154
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Great tour!
I really enjoyed this tour. We visited restaurants that I would never have found on my own. Meeting and talking w
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