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Private Back Bay Wine Tour

Tickle your taste buds with the fizz of bubbly Prosecco wine and Sauvignon Blanc's green notes on this private Back Bay wine tour in Boston.

Entertain your palate with six wine samplings that stretch from California to New Zealand that you learn to pair perfectly with tasty hors d'oeuvres in this two-hour private wine tour in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Your tour includes a private wine ambassador who will provide you with tips on pairing wine properly with scrumptious appetizers like New England chowder and Margherita flatbread. You'll also get the chance to taste and buy the wines you enjoy like Les Dranos and Manawa Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc while in an intimate group setting at two Boston Back Bay hot spots: Post 390 and Legal Sea Foods. With a private wine ambassador who provides premium wine education, great-tasting wine pairings, and a small group setting of no more than 12 guests, this tour is ideal for wine newbies and wine connoisseurs alike!

Start this exhilarating wine tour by meeting up with your private wine ambassador at Post 390, an urban tavern that infuses contemporary elements on its seasonal dishes. Post 390 offers a relaxing atmosphere for learning how to taste and pair wine with views of some of Back Bay landmarks like the Trinity Church and Copley Place and its inviting open layout with its wine displays, large kitchen, and dining room. Head up the grand wrought iron stairs to the second floor, where you'll be greeted by the wait staff, your private wine ambassador and a reserved table for you and your guests to begin indulging in fine wines, including Adami Bosco di Gica Prosecco Superior wine, Lagar de Cervera Albarino wine from Rias Baixas, Spain and Les Darons wine from Languedoc, France. Refine your palate by pairing a snipped basil-garnished Margherita flatbread with the green notes and flinty flavors of the Lagar de Cervera Albarino grape blend wine.

Take a short walk with your private wine ambassador in this historic 19th-century-built Boston neighborhood and conclude your tour by making your way to the iconic Legal Sea Foods restaurant, where you'll witness a wide wine display of 10,000 bottles from the owner's private collection. Here, your private wine ambassador will share how to pair wines perfectly with the best seafood options that you'll get to sink your teeth into, including an exquisite jumbo lump crab cake accented with mustard sauce and a savory Boston favorite: the New England Clam chowder. Indulge in sampling the classic notes of a DeLoach Block 1950 California Pinot Noir and the green, flinty flavors of a Manawa Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc--two wines exclusively made for this iconic American restaurant.

From classic red Pinot noir wines to a rich learning experience from a private wine ambassador, this wine tour offers a whole host of opportunities to excite your palate. Get ready to wow your taste buds with delectable appetizers and wines and book this private guided wine tour today!

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Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic, Cuisine
Tour Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
A taxi (not included, approximately $24 US round trip) is required to reach your departure location and return to the pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Hors d'oeuvres, 6 glasses of wine. Additional food and beverages are available for purchase at the venues.
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing weather appropriate, business casual attire.
The minimum age to participate on this tour is 21 years old. The tour can accommodate guests who have a wheelchair or walker and have a companion to assist them. Scooters are not permitted on the tour.
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About Shore Excursions Group
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

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Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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