Food Tour Questions.
What does the Food Tour Cost? $59.00 per person now when you use code CL6 and order online. That's 25% off our regular price of $79.00.
What happens id the weather is bad? Tours go on rain or shine. Check the weather report before your tour and if need bring an umbrella or rain gear.
How much food is there on this tour? This is more of an eating tour than a tasting tour. Most people are full by the end of the tour and don't eat dinner afterwards. Definitely eat breakfast and a nibble at noon the day of the tour.
Do I need to buy a ticket if I am not eating? Ye, all guests on all tours must purchase a ticket. If you want to come on the tour without eating we can make a special price for you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Are there vegetarian options? Yes, we do our best to make substitutions for vegetarians, and diets that are milk, nut, gluten and alcohol free. Let us know when you purchase your ticket and we'll work hard to have substitutions for you.
Is there parking nearby? Yes. There is easy parking at or near our meeting spot. Parking details are provided with your ticket confirmation.
Is this a good tour for locals? Locals make up 50% of our guests and they love it. We go off-the-beaten-path and tell stories that are not generally known to locals. Most people tell us that 90% of what they experienced on our tour was new to them. Our tours have hidden history and points of interest that locals love to discover.
How much waling is there? Are we on our feet a lot without sitting down? On the Santa Cruz tour we are walking or standing for most of the time. We have three sit-down locations for a total of 45 sit-down minutes. In Capitola we have four sit-down locations for a total of 85 sit-down minutes.
Are there stairs or hills along the route? Our downtown Santa Cruz tour is almost entirely flat except for one steep uphill for a block and a set of 74 stairs down. Our Capitola tour is more hilly with lots of ups and downs and a set of 84 downhill stairs and a set of 16 uphill stairs.
Can children take the tour? All children are unique and unrepeatable. Parents will know best whether their children should take a tour. Tours are 3.5 hours long and involve walking, standing and listening. Parents should decide on a case-by-case basis whether our tours are appropriate for their child.
Do children need a ticket? If your child is under 7 years of age and will not be eating (or is sharing from your plate) they do not need a ticket. Older children will need a ticket to attend.
Are beverages served on the tour? Yes, there is water available at most of our stops. Some people also bring along a water bottle of their own.
Are beer or wine served? We have a micro brew beer tasting on the downtown tour and a local wine tasting on the Capitola tour.
Are there bathrooms on the tour? Yes, there are bathrooms at each of our tasting locations.
Are pets allowed on the tours? Because we go in and out of restaurants we can't accommodate pets on our tours.
Is tipping expected? Tipping is customary in the tour business. If you have a great time and want to recognize your guide a 15-20% tip is customary.
Do we just walk around and eat? No way! We explore historic neighborhoods and learn about culture, history, and architecture along the way. This helps your food digest between tastings.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible? Our tours are not wheelchair accessible.
Are there food tours in other cities? At last count there are about 120 food tours in the U.S. Here's our directory of other food tours.
Photos: Lesley Louden & John List