Santa Cruz Walking Food Tours


Food Tour Questions.

Are tickets only sold in advance? Yes, for best choice of tour dates book your tickets as far in advance as possible. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card online or by calling (800)838-3006.

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.

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.

Are there vegetarian options? Yes, our tours 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 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.


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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.

We have a group. Can we book a private group tour ? Absolutely. Check out our Private Group Tour Page or send us an email and we'll respond within 24 hours.

Are we on our feet a lot without sitting down? On the Santa Cruz tour we are walking or standing for 45 minutes without sitting down. In Capitola we walk for about 35 minutes without sitting down.

I'm a slow walker. What if I can't keep up? We move at a moderate pace, however, if you fall behind or need to sit and rest we will provide you with a shorter route on the Santa Cruz tour. The short route includes all of our food tastings. In Capitola there is no shorter route.

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.

Are there bathrooms on the tour? Yes, there are bathrooms at each of our tasting locations.

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.

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