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Original KC Barbecue Tour provided by KC Barbecue Tours

Original KC Barbecue Tour
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Tour snapshot
Follow your guide to four of Kansas City’s top BBQ restaurants
Duration:
4h
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Group size:
    15
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Characterized by its slowly smoked meats and delicious barbecue sauces, Kansas City-style barbecue is celebrated far and wide—and this delicious tour provides the perfect introduction to the cuisine. Hop aboard your air-conditioned bus in central Kansas City, and come prepared with an appetite: you’ll enjoy meat and a side at four different restaurants. As you go, you’ll also spot landmarks like Country Club Plaza and Uptown Theater, and will learn about the city’s history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy comfortable, seamless transit via air-conditioned bus
  • Discover Kansas City landmarks and history as you explore
  • Sample meat and sides at every BBQ joint you visit
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy comfortable, seamless transit via air-conditioned bus
  • Discover Kansas City landmarks and history as you explore
  • Sample meat and sides at every BBQ joint you visit
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36761P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Entry/Admission - Kansas City
  • Entry/Admission - Kansas City
  • Entry/Admission - Kansas City
  • Entry/Admission - Kansas City
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Drinks other than water
  • Gratuities for driver and guide (recommended)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127, USA The KC Barbecue Tours bus will be located in the SOUTH parking lot of Arthur Bryant's BBQ.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Availability for tours cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Entry/Admission - Kansas City
  • Entry/Admission - Kansas City
  • Entry/Admission - Kansas City
  • Entry/Admission - Kansas City
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Drinks other than water
  • Gratuities for driver and guide (recommended)
Departure details
  • 1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127, USA The KC Barbecue Tours bus will be located in the SOUTH parking lot of Arthur Bryant's BBQ.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Availability for tours cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1727 Brooklyn Ave
    1727 Brooklyn Ave, Kansas City, MO 64127, USA
    The KC Barbecue Tours bus will be located in the SOUTH parking lot of Arthur Bryant's BBQ.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    American Jazz Museum
  • 2
    LC's Bar-B-Q
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    Country Club Plaza
    Westport
    Uptown Theatre
    Firefighter Fountain
    National WWI Museum and Memorial
    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    Union Station
    Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  • 3
    Danny Edwards BLVD BBQ
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Gates Bar-B-Q
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Wayne foxall
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Business
So far anight mare. On June 12 we booked and payed for a tour for July 17.21. On July 3 I received a notice our tour was canceled. I contacted kc barbecue tour to see about my refund of 185.00. I the response I have received is we are working on it.
Having traveled to kc for business over the years im very well aware of Author Bryant's restaurants. Which surprised me they would let there imagine be all over this tour group.
Written July 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katherine A
5 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Very interesting way to see the city and try some BBQ. Would highly recommend this for visitors and people who live here
Written March 7, 2021
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Sunshine251797
Quincy, IL5 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
The whole experience was fantastic. The history of BBQ, and even KC, was very intriguing. The food was delicious and the fellow tour participants were very friendly. Great people, great service, great experience, great food!!
Written March 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeremy J
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Couples
Bus never showed up. No call/ no email ahead of time. Waited in parking lot for 30 minutes before pulling up to another car to find out the bus didn't make it out today. Called number multiple times only to get an answering machine saying they were out on a tour and couldn't be reached........definitely were not on a tour!! Still waiting for my refund.
Written February 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KCbarbecuetours
Mister Judd, It is with our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience of your experience. We did explain to you that morning, In-Person, that due to the freezing temperatures, we are forced to cancel the tours for that day. This was a last minute, as well as difficult decision, for us to come to. We did call you a few minutes prior to you meeting with our employee that had been waiting outside our pick up site informing our customers personally. Our employee did verify that they indeed did speak with you, in your car, in the parking lot that day; as well as called you a few minutes prior. Again- we apologize you did not get to enjoy our tour that day as it was -7 degrees out. We processed refunds as quickly as possible, as well as it has been less than 48hours due to it being the weekend. Please allow the normal amount of business hours/days for your refund to show in your bank and rest assuredly it is complete. We understand your impatience and frustration and will again apologize for the weather and inability to carry out your tour. We hope you are able to enjoy KC. Warmly- KCBBQT
Written February 17, 2021
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Tiffany A
5 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
We are visiting for the KC vs Browns game and this was the absolute best way to spend our Saturday. The tour guides are fantastic. All of the stops were delicious. Heated bus was a plus. This tour even comes with some history education.
Written January 16, 2021
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Shanylrica L
Kansas City, MO5 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
This tour was absolutely wonderful!!! The driver and tour guide were the best!!!!!! So fun and entertaining. The food was great. We're from Louisiana, so it was great to get everything at once-tour and KC BBQ. I would definitely recommend. It is worth every penny. Thanks again for the great time!!!
Written September 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kyra H
4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Awesome food at every stop and the tour guides made it a really fun experience. I would recommend for tourists or locals.
Written September 6, 2020
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Brenda R
Columbus, IN4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Arlene and Barry were the perfect hosts and made our culinary journey entertaining as well as informative. Then there was the BBQ! Each stop was full of flavor and history and well represented the amazing food that has made Kansas City famous. Go hungry, leave happy......and full!
Written September 6, 2020
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June W
4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The tour was cancelled but they didn't refund the money us and another couple was @ the pick up spot bus never showed up called just got voice mail and we live in st.louis bad experience
Written August 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KCbarbecuetours
We apologize for your experience! Feel free to reach out to us for any clarifications as our tour bookings do receive ‘several’ emails for confirmation and directions to avoid missing any stops or patrons. We, of course, would want to correct any missing party; we encourage you to reach out to us at KCBBQTours@gmail.com, if it was our tour that was missed! We welcome you anytime and hope you enjoy your KC visit.
Written August 31, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Addie helsel
1 contribution
Jul 2020
eating the food with my friends and family. i loved this area because it was so tasty and funny and awesome.
Written August 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: KC Barbecue Tours
Rudy E
Rudy E
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Poor Business Practices
KCBBQTours might have great guides but their business practices are horrible. I booked a tour in early March for f
Irby M
Irby M
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Que n brew
I highly recommend this tour. We had a great night eating and laughing our way thru KC. We even got to go back in t
816lorie
816lorie
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Office Christmas Party
Our party of 13 people had a great time on this tour. Arlin and Barry were great hosts, the food was awesome, and
Victoria M
Victoria M
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Fun and Filling KC Tour
This was a fun and filling way to enjoy my first visit to KC. The tour guides were awesome with lots of great KC BB
Jidopacs
Jidopacs
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EventUSA BBQ
Fun tour headed by guide Arlene. Served a variety of BBQ sauces at three different locations. Different meats ser
Deb J
Deb J
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Trip to KC
We took the tour on a Saturday night, with 18 passengers on the bus!! It was very fun and enjoyable!! Barry & Arlen
Sineah Y
Sineah Y
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Gates's is the Best
Great guide and driver. You see sights that are interesting and the food is great. We ate breakfast and were stuffe
KLPaige
KLPaige
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Take this tour!!
A most delicious way to spend a few hrs in KC. The food was exceptional and our guides even better!! My only regre
Catherine O
Catherine O
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OD on 'cue
We had an amazing trip with these folks. The barbeque was excellent and while the regular beers were available, I h
Mary B
Mary B
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Great tour
Our family had a great time!!! The history of bbq in Kansas City was interesting and enjoyable. Thanks for a grea
CandyM528
CandyM528
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Fantastic Time
Our first trip was with our office staff. We have gone 3 more times with other groups we had so much fun. Arlene a
baseballgame
baseballgame
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Great time and Great BBQ
We went on the tour to celebrate a birthday in our group. The experience was fun and the driver and tour guide
Phillip O
Phillip O
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Great Tour. Highly Recommended for BBQ Fans
Four of us, two couples, decided to take the KC Barbecue Tour - classic, as part of my birthday celebration. We me
Beeba820
Beeba820
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GO HUNGRY
THE BEST BBQ I've ever had. This was the best thing we did on our trip! Arline and Barry ROCK! They were entert
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gnshpng
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Great time, lots of food!
We enjoyed this tour. Having the opportunity to try a variety of BBQ in Kansas City was great. We also enjoyed the