FAQs

Cocktails & Cannoli

Tour Start Point

Tony DeMarco Boxer Statue
191 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113

We meet on the corner of Cross Street and Hanover Street
Please arrive a few minutes early and plan ahead for weather and traffic conditions.

Q) How long is the tour?

The tour usually lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours and we walk for approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers).  If you have a dinner reservations or other hard stop please let your guide know at the beginning of the tour.

 

Q) Can I take pictures on the tour?

Absolutely! Please just treat other photo takers the same way you wish to be treated. Your guide is happy to take your photo upon request.

We also love to see your photos! Please tag us on Instagram @cocktailsandcannoli, Facebook @cocktailsandcannoli, and on Twitter @cocktailcannoli

 

Q) Is there parking?                                

Parking availability in Boston is very limited. We strongly recommend taking public transportation, taxi, or ride sharing service such as Uber or Lyft. If you must drive, parking is available at nearby garages or you may find discounted parking using services such as SpotHero.

 

Q) Can I purchase tickets same day?

Tours sell out quickly so we recommend booking well in advance. Please check the calendar for ability and you may contact us at 617-744-9896 to see if there are any last minute cancellations.

 

Q) What should I bring with me?

Please bring comfortable clothing with appropriate footwear for the weather, your ID, a camera, and cash.

 

The public tour is 21 plus as there is alcohol included on the public tour. The establishments we visit reserve the right to check IDs and may deny service without age verification.

 

There are many cash-only locations in the North End and tour guides greatly appreciate cash tips for excellent service.

 

In addition and if possible:

On hot days - extra water, sunscreen, and sunglasses and / or a hat

On cold days - extra layer(s) of clothing, gloves, and scarf

On rainy days - umbrella

 

Q) Do I need to bring ID?

Yes. The public tour is 21 plus as there is alcohol included on the public tour. The establishments we visit reserve the right to check IDs and may deny service without age verification.

 

If you have members of your party under 21 we may be able to accommodate your needs with a private tour.

 

Q) Should I bring cash?

Yes! While the tour does include food and drink, there are many cash-only locations in the North End if you wish to make additional purchases along the way. In addition, tour guides greatly appreciate cash tips for excellent service.

 

Q) What do we do in case of inclement weather?

Tours run rain or shine. In bad weather we will do our best to remain indoors as much as possible along the way, but this is still an outdoor walking tour. Please remember to dress comfortably with appropriate footwear and plan accordingly, including additional time for transportation. In the unlikely event that we cancel a tour, we are happy to work with you to reschedule.

 

Q) Is gratuity included / should I tip my guide?

Gratuity is not included in the purchase price. Our guides work hard to ensure an excellent experience and greatly appreciate gratuity / tips if you enjoyed your time.

 

Q) Is there alcohol on the tour / is the tour 21 plus?

Yes. The public tour is 21 plus as there is alcohol on the public tour. If you have members of your party under 21 we may be able to accommodate your needs with a private tour.

 

Q) What if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?

Gluten free options are available. We are happy to accommodate dietary needs to the best of our ability, but please be aware not every location is completely allergen free and some tastings are fixed. The cannoli in particular are NOT made in nut free facilities. If you have a specific questions or concerns, please contact us.

 

Q) Is there a waiting list for sold out tours?

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Q) Are there bathrooms available on the tour?

Yes. There will be opportunities to use the restroom at various stops throughout the tour.

 

Q) Do you guide corporate or private events?

ABSOLUTELY!  We are happy to accommodate your family reunion, wedding, birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party, corporate events, college or graduate school, conventions, and more. We have extensive experience planning group events and are happy to work with you customizing a memorable experience. Please contact us for more details on private tours.

 

Q) What is the cancellation policy?

We unfortunately cannot offer refunds but we are happy to reschedule you for another future tour.

 

Q) What if my question is not covered here?

Please contact us at info@cocktailsandcannoli.com

 

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