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Tickets must be purchased in advance as tours frequently sell out quickly. To increase your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book your tour as far in advance as possible. Tickets can be purchased either online via our website with Visa/AMEX/MasterCard or by calling (208) 515-3439. Cash and/or walk-up reservations are not accepted on the day of the tours.
We currently do not offer discounted tickets for children or seniors who will be participating in the tastings. If you are bringing an infant (or very young child) and he/she will not be participating in the tastings, you do not need to purchase a ticket for them. However, please let us know that you will be attending with an infant or young child (and their age) by entering this information in the “Notes” section of the registration form.
We currently do not offer a formal waiting list. If a date & time is sold out, there is a possibility that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you don’t see availability. We will contact you if a tour spot opens up or if a tour is added.
While it will vary depending on the tour experience, Indulge Boise Idaho Food Tours serve enough food that, for most participants, lunch/dinner afterwards is not necessary. Our intention is that, with the carefully crafted schedule of food and drink tastings, along with coordinated stops for architectural, cultural, and historical insight, most participants are comfortably full after our tours. Please understand that our food tours are not intended to replace breakfast and lunch combined, so please consider eating a light snack before the tour.
Please provide any dietary restrictions (i.e. vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tour ticket(s). If we know in advance, we will work with the restaurants and try our best to make the appropriate substitutions whenever possible, though not guaranteed.
Most Indulge Boise Food Tours include a drink tasting during the tour. If you sign up for the alcoholic beverage samples, you will be treated to a tasting of a specially crafted drink at 2-3 stops along the way. While water is provided at many stops along the tour, we suggest that you bring a bottled water to ensure you stay hydrated.
Definitely not! Indulge Food Tours have been carefully curated to provide our guests with a unique tour where they eat, engage, explore, and enjoy an extraordinary experience with their fellow tour participants. The tours are an exquisite combination of architectural commentary, historical facts, culinary insight and local culture built into a 2 to 3.5 hour journey through our city.
While the tour content is not geared towards children, we regularly have children on our tours who definitely enjoy trying new foods and learning about them. Each tour ranges from 2 to 3.5 hours in length, so we leave it to parents to determine whether the length & content of the tour is appropriate for your child. There is a lot of walking & standing, so please take this into consideration when booking your tickets. If you are interested in our family friendly tours, please inquire about our customized private tours for schools & children’s groups via email.
Yes! We absolutely love it when our tour attendees share their photos with their network and on our social media pages.
No, our tours do not finish at the exact same location as the meeting point. Detailed instructions (with starting point) and guidance will be provided after ticket purchase via email. Most end points are within walking distance of the starting point.
Yes, there is a mix of metered, surface and garage parking conveniently located near the meeting points for all of our tour experiences.Specific parking details are included in reminder emails sent out prior to each tour experience.
You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body, a visor/hat and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves and a scarf. If it looks like rain we can provide you with a plastic rain poncho or umbrella.
Most of our tour routes and tour stops are wheelchair and baby stroller friendly and accessible. Please inform us in advance in order to ensure the wheelchair and/or stroller is accommodated. For guests who are hearing impaired, a written script of the narration will be available upon request.
Our tours typically last 2 to 3.5 hours, so most reasonably active individuals should be able to handle the walks. Most tours do not include walking up (or down) hills or inclines and range from 1/2 a mile to 1 1/2 miles from start to finish. The tour guide leads the group on a moderately paced walk with at least two sit-down locations incorporated into each tour. While the stops will include approximately 30-45 minutes of sitting, be prepared to be standing or walking for the majority of the tour.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. If you do opt to tip your guide, the standard gratuity in the service industry is 15% – 20%.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at most tasting locations.
Our tours will be held rain, snow or shine. Please check the weather before departing for your tour & dress appropriately. In the case of inclement weather, we make arrangements to go inside many of the stops along the tour. We recommend jackets & umbrellas in the fall/winter. We have a limited supply of ponchos or umbrellas available to use.
While there may be opportunities to shop in nearby stores, the tours are on a schedule to arrive at each tasting location. Therefore, it is important to stay on schedule in order to ensure the food is freshly prepared for the participants. With that in mind, we ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour in order to stay on schedule with our informative tour and food tastings. We will allow time at the end of the tour to return to your favorite locations and/or stores.
At this time, we do not offer regular tours in any other languages except English. If you would like to book a private tour, we are able to provide an interpreter.
Absolutely, Private Group Tours are available on a year-round basis. We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, Birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate, conventions, festivals, parades, grand openings and more). To secure or learn more about our private/corporate tours, please visit our Private Group Tours page and submit a request form. A member of the Indulge Boise team will respond within 48 business hours.
Yes! Our Indulge Boise Food Tours Gift Certificates are the perfect gifts for a special occasion or simply to say thank you and are available for each of our tours. To purchase (or learn more about) our Gift Certificates, please call (208) 505-9757 or click on our Gift Certificates page.
Your Indulge Boise Gift Certificate will have a code/number on it. You can log on to our site and go to our Redeem Gift Certificate page. Once on the page, you will be guided through directions for redeeming the gift certificate. You can also redeem your gift certificate once you click on your desired tour date & time.
For local participants, any time is a great time to take an Indulge Idaho Food Tour. For visitors, we highly recommend taking our food tours at the beginning of your visit so you can allow plenty of time to revisit the places the tour includes and return to your favorite food tasting location (an opportunity to redeem your Tasting Location Coupons). Each tour has its own personality depending on the other participants, so we suggest you fit your schedule around a tour!!
We anticipate that the majority of Indulge Boise Food Tours attendees will be local residents. The premise behind our tours is to celebrate the culinary excellence found in Idaho’s great cities, so that both locals and visitors can enjoy the best each city has to offer. Local residents participate in food tours to learn about the neighborhoods and the city in which they live as well as to take advantage of knowing the best specialty food store locations and local restaurants in the area. Participants will stay connected to the latest in the local dining scene because we always attempt to introduce you to the hidden gems in your backyard while providing you the unique opportunity to meet the chefs, restauranteurs, and industry experts. Many locals sign up for food tours when they have friends or family visiting from out of town or when celebrating a special occasion.
There are multiple tastings of a variety of different beers, which adds up to approximately four (4) beers served during the Boise Brews & Bites Tour.