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Address: Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: +1 617-902-8291
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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there are many ways to experience Cape Ann, however none are as fun or as...

there are many ways to experience Cape Ann, however none are as fun or as satisfying as our line of food and cultural tours. Choose from our premiere Taste Gloucester Food tour, Rockport Sights and Sweets, Newburport Food Tour and our new Ales and Tales pub tour.

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ales and tales

My husband and his sister had a "Gloucester Fisherman" grandpa but were only 2 & 5 when he died (they are now 60+) so we took the Ales and Tales tour and loved it. The fisherman... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, United Kingdom
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Boston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and his sister had a "Gloucester Fisherman" grandpa but were only 2 & 5 when he died (they are now 60+) so we took the Ales and Tales tour and loved it. The fisherman, SAM, was entertaining, interesting and told some wonderful, historic stories about Gloucester, the fishing industry there, what it was like to be a fisherman... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our sister was visiting from Florida and she had never been to Newburyport. When I called Cindy she indicated they usually ran the tours on the weekends but she made arrangements for our group to tour on a Tuesday. And we had a great time! All our stops were very interesting and we toured an array of restaurants and tastings.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Cindy was so gracious and well informed. The food was excellent and we were full. Clam chowder and bacon wrapped scallops were wonderful. Nice walk in the beautiful fall and weather was perfect. Will highly recommend.

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camh23, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Ann Foodie Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! It certainly is the perfect time of year to be here! We are so glad that you enjoyed Cindy and the Newburyport tour and we hope that you make it to Cape Ann for a tour! Enjoy! Linnea More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cindy and this tour were wonderful!! We had a great time and did not leave Gloucester hungry - Cindy had excellent recommendations, and shared tons of interesting history facts and information about the area. We enjoyed eating our way through this friendly town, and enjoyed witnessing Cindy's relationship with those in the restaurants and local businesses we visited, we felt... More 

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camh23, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Ann Foodie Tours, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you had such a great time in our Oldest Seaport City! Please come back and enjoy more of what we have to offer on Cape Ann. It's a pretty magical place. Cheers, Linnea More 

Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I had family visiting in July and had the honor of spending the weekdays with them while my dad was at work. As a Cape Ann local, I was very familiar with Gloucester and its history and thought it would be an awesome place to take my aunt and uncle to get a feel of the fun, local culture and... More 

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camh23, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Ann Foodie Tours, responded to this review

Wow - what a wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our tour and our wonderful tour guide. We look forward to seeing you again! Give our best to your family! Cheers, Linnea More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Despite the less than ideal weather, this was a fun way to explore Gloucester, learn a little of its history, wander the downtown, and have some tasty nibbles. This is a sampling tour - don't expect full portions at 6 stops. Chowder was barely warm, but the scallop was good, beer was excellent as was the small portion of fish... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Recently took this tour and while it was fun I found it to be pricey for what we got. Ive never been on a foodie tour and didnt know what to expect. The pub stop was my favorite and had the best food and a good size portion. St Joseph sandwich was delicious but not much of a portion. The... More 

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camh23, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Ann Foodie Tours, responded to this review

We're certainly glad that you enjoyed our tour guide. As far as the food is concerned, we would loved to have known - at the time - that the chowder was cold. Also, the sea scallop wrapped in bacon with the honey mustard glaze is definitely fresh; we don't serve frozen food in Americas Oldest Seaport. A food tour is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The six of us tried something new this month. We tried the foodie tour. We requested Cindy and found her to be very interesting and pleasant. We would give ear 5 stars. In regards to the following our ratings varied. First stop was small tasting of scallop and bacon a d a little chowder. 5 stars . The olive oil... More 

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camh23, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Ann Foodie Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid review. We certainly regret that Virgilio's was not open on Sunday. I know that Cindy said that you were fairly local and that she would love to have you stop by again so that she could treat you to a St. Joseph's sandwich! She said that you were a lovely, fun group and that she... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Gloucester to attend a wedding in Rockport. The host of our inn raved about these "foodie" tours. We had a blast! Guide was knowledgeable and fun; food was great. Would highly recommend.

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camh23, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Ann Foodie Tours, responded to this review

Thank you - this is exactly what we like to hear! Glad that you had a wonderful experience here on our little island! Best, Linnea More 

Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We recently moved to Gloucester and my children gave me a gift certificate for the foodie tour. It was a great way to sample foods from different local businesses as well as learn about the history of Gloucester. The guide was very knowledgeable but didn't get bogged down in unnecessary details. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon,... More 

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camh23, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Ann Foodie Tours, responded to this review

How fun to be able to have new residents of Gloucester on our tour! We are so glad that you learned some of our history and we hope that the tour whet your appetite to learn more and more about our great city! Welcome to Gloucester! Thanks so much, Linnea More 

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