Cynthia is the owner and a master tour guide who I learned very quickly on always puts her guests first. She explains the tour very carefully, she wants to be aware of any food allergies, sensitivities or preferences. She also explains it is a sipping and tasting tour, so there will be alcoholic beverages served. And walking, it is a walking tour. She later revealed she always brings ponchos for each of her guests should the New England weather start doing its thing and change throughout the afternoon.
The tour was about exploring Salem – the history, the culture and the food. Restaurants serving Wagyu beef tartar with black truffles and caviar pearls are few and far between in Salem so this is not that kind of tour. It is a let’s go meet some of the locals and learn what makes Salem, Salem – it is truly the people. Best of all, you’ll meet the people who care about the food they create and care that you are there to enjoy it. Cynthia takes you through the real Salem. The locations change each time so I will definitely plan on taking this tour again when I am in Salem. I can’t wait!
-J.B. Middleton, WI
Our guide was exceptionally friendly and well versed in the history of Salem. The food and drinks were diverse and delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed walking around historic Salem. My wife and I will book another tour with Sips & Bites of Salem next year on our annual visit.
D.G. Baltimore, MD
I came to Salem for the day with a group of girlfriends. What a great choice to have booked a tour with Sips & Bites of Salem. The food and drinks were all delicious and we loved seeing the historic homes and buildings around Salem. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about everything she talked about. It was really fun. We will be back!
K.C. Providence RI
The Sips & Bites food and culture tour is an absolute must! The tour is a great blend of history and food and the perfect introduction to Salem. We covered so much of historical Salem on the tour and our guide pointed out some great places to visit during our stay. We tried a variety of food and drinks that left us full and excited about what else Salem had to offer.
J.M. Austin, Texas
We had booked our tour with Sips & Bites of Salem well in advance of our visit, knowing that we wouldn't have a lot of time to explore the city on our own. Our guide Cynthia, was so knowledgeable about the History of Salem and delivered a lot of information in a way that wasn't overwhelming to our group. The food tastings were all delicious and the portions were much bigger than we expected. The cocktails were creative and we tasted some delicious local beers, as well. The entire experience went way beyond our expectations. Highly recommend!
S.M. Allentown, PA