While we regret that our Beacon Hill & Back Bay Tour did not meet your expectations, we appreciate your acknowledgement that this tour has consistently been very well-received by guests, and that it - and, perhaps, food tours in general - was simply not to your taste. For your benefit, and the benefit of readers who wish to make a fully-informed purchasing decision, we offer the following clarifications: New England Fare As noted throughout our marketing, Boston Foodie Tours specializes in award-winning best eats, culinary education, and Boston's rich history. Our tour descriptions clearly detail food tastings. We encourage buyers to read the descriptions carefully prior to purchase to ensure that our offerings will be a suitable fit. For those wishing to sample standard New England fare, such as an iconic chowder or a top lobster roll, we recommend our Boston Public Market & North End Tour. Quantity of Tastings Quite simply, we offer our guests as much food as we have found that they can reasonably eat. From a three-course light lunch, which includes soup, salad, and a rich slice of lobster pizza, through a full elegant dessert of choice, cumulatively, tour tastings represent a full meal. In fact, while we don't serve dinner, the average guest is simply too full to enjoy it post-tour. Omitted from this review are the following: Two takeaways: (2) chocolate truffles, and a 1/4 lb. of signature roasted nuts A wine and cheese shop, where guests enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by a lovely cheese/charcuterie/artisanal foods board. Pricing While we wish that we could offer this tour at a lower price point, unfortunately, we are unable to do so for two reasons: This is not one standard tour, but rather two tours-in-one, covering two upscale, historic neighborhoods, and including two high-end restaurants. As such, our dedicated time is greater, as are our expenses. Furthermore, as industry prices have risen, and we've offered more third-party purchasing options with significant, associated fees, our profit margin fell below the industry standard. Had we not increased the ticket price this season, we simply would no longer be able to offer this tour without compromising our product and our guests' experiences. We hope that this feedback is helpful to readers, and that it is representative of the level of professionalism, honesty, and transparency with which Boston Foodie Tours prides itself, and on which it has built its industry reputation.