Discover Idaho’s charming Capital City via a walking journey through the heartbeat of the city’s capitol district and historic neighborhoods

  • Tasting locations that include the Basque cuisine & culture in Boise make this a memorable experience for locals and out-of-town visitors
  • Led by an expert tour leader, guests will enjoy a casual stroll through Old Boise, the Basque Block & the Capitol District’s scenic streets
  • Perfect way to enjoy a “bucket-list” worthy experience with family & friends in beautiful Boise… whether you are the host or the visitor
  • Discover Boise’s hidden gems, iconic landmarks, ethnic neighborhoods and colorful history
  • Fall in love with an extraordinary city – its architecture, rich history, unique culture, commitment to public art, and friendly people

Tour is available multiple days each week
Vegetarian/Gluten-Free substitutions are available. Notify us of serious allergies or aversions.
Small groups of no more than 12 guests per expert tour leader.
Tour Experiences happen rain, shine or snow. Please dress accordingly (ponchos/umbrellas available).
Delicious and perfectly selected alcohol beverage pairing tasting included.
This is a walking tour, also designed to be wheelchair accessible.

What to Expect

Your tour leader will greet you with a smile near the entrance to the first tasting location (hope you come ready to eat). Once everyone is checked in, you’ll have an opportunity to get to know your fellow tour guests during one of our favorite moments…the introduction circle.

The guide will then take you on a 2.5 hour excursion through the capitol and cultural neighborhood hosting Boise’s emerging culinary scene as you visit several of our favorite dining spots in this section of the downtown corridor.

During and between tastings, we’ll stroll through the main streets and alleyways of our growing downtown and enjoy a glimpse into its early days as Idaho’s territorial capital, our unique ethnic heritage and displays celebrating Boise’s investment in public art. Our enthusiastic, local tour leaders share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, local lore, legend, exciting local attractions, and restaurants.

Let’s do Boise!

Enjoy these delicious and iconic eateries on the Capital City Culinary & Cultural Tour (subject to change)

Ansots Basque Chorizos & Catering
Small plates, Basque & Spanish wines, Basque natural cider, and espresso like you remember from your trips, either real or imagined, to the Basque Country

Parilla Grill
A unique Restaurant-Cantina dedicated to quality food served at a great value

The Lively
Eat. Drink. Be Lively in Boise, Idaho. Cuisine that is crafted from carefully sourced ingredients and served with sincere, gracious hospitality

The Chocolat bar
Premium ingredients to produce amazing flavor combinations that will keep you wanting more

The Basque Market
Award winning market specializing in food & drink native to the Iberian Peninsula (established in 2000)

Dharma Sushi & Thai
Modern counter-serve spot featuring creative sushi & Thai dishes, including vegan options

Waffle Me Up
Handmade, fresh pressed, fully-loaded Liege Waffles (established 2012)

Saint Lawrence Gridiron
Food that explores the roots of American Cuisine (established 2014) *only available on select tour dates*

Have questions? Here’s the most frequently asked.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?
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.
What should I bring with me?
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.
What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?
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.
Is there parking available?
Yes, there is a mix of metered, surface and garage parking conveniently located near the meeting points for all of our tour experiences. <span class="hidden-sm hidden-xs">Visit the <a href="https://indulgeboise1.wpengine.com/compare/">Map and Compare Section</a> for detailed arrival instructions to the meeting point location(s). </span>Specific parking details are included in reminder emails sent out prior to each tour experience.
What do we do in case of bad weather?
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.

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

Capital City Culinary & Cultural Tour

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Location: Capitol District, Old Boise, and Basque Block

Adult $97Age 13+
Child$79Age 12 and under

Price listed does not include Idaho Sales Tax or FareHarbor Ticketing fee. Group size limited to 12. All sales are final. Price includes all tabs, tax & tips for our vendors. Guides accept gratuities – at your discretion. Tours occur rain or shine.

“Last week, I visited my son in Boise! What fun to spend time with him on this fabulous Sunday Brunch food tour! Angela was a wonderful guide, ensuring we all had fun & got to know each other while we feasted on local dishes.The delicious beverage pairings were a treat! Highly recommend!”

SEWHITE2, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (TRIPADVISOR)

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