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Address: 529 Chestnut St., Downtown, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: +1 866-736-6343
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Description: Santa Cruz Food Tour offers 3.5 hour food tasting and cultural walking...
Santa Cruz Food Tour offers 3.5 hour food tasting and cultural walking tours off-the-beaten-path in downtown Santa Cruz and the historic district. Our guided tours are a non-touristy, local experience so you feel like a native Santa Cruzan. Come take a stroll with us and taste great food at five locations along the way. When you have an appetite for adventure.
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Food, Architecture, History....Just Go.

My husband and I have been wanting to go on this tour for years. We finally went on a beautiful August Friday afternoon. Our guide was Brian and he was a gem. He took us on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have been wanting to go on this tour for years. We finally went on a beautiful August Friday afternoon. Our guide was Brian and he was a gem. He took us on a walk through parts of Santa Cruz I have never seen...the old historic places where tourists never go. It was so relaxing and informative.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Good food, good history; but walking tour needs to be longer. I felt I was being left behind--TOO rushed. Needed to be at the next site in 10 minutes. What? I just sat down! Oh well, have to move on. NEXT!!!

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Santa Clarita, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Would have been 5 stars but felt a little rushed going from place to place. Restaurants were good, history was fine but guide (no names) was always checking his watch and 10 paces in front of our group. Maybe tour needs to be longer.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you are a foodie, this is for you. My houseguests and I did this tour and we were each delightfully surprised with the restaurant selection and, shockingly, portion size! Another delightful surprise was Brian's knowledge of Santa Cruz. As a local, even I learned something about the architecture of Downtown, which included some poignent facts about the 1989 Earthquake,... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped at 6 restaurants and were very happy with the different foods we experienced. I expected the tour to progress from starter items to desert but that was not the case. Had ice cream at the 3rd stop rather than at the end but no big deal. There was plenty of sweets and drinks and other foods that we... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I booked this tour because I'm a foodie and love to eat.....I was pleasantly surprised that Brian gave us so much historical information about the area, the homes, the people, etc. He also adjusted to the tour based on our group's interest. For example, a couple of times when people on the tour mentioned a home, or other detail, he'd... More 

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Monterey, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Really expected a restaurant hopping afternoon - and it was that but much, much more. Our tour guide was Brian. Turns out he and his wife are the owners. Brian is both knowledgeable and gregarious which is a perfect combination! Tour goes to 6 restaurant stops, offering a broad selection of foods - from starters to main courses ( tho... More 

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Bay Area, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I tried this food tour after living in the area for 17 years. I had a friend come in from Denver, and wanted to do something fun, and stumbled across this. Brian was an amazing tour guide, and has lots of historical information to share about Santa Cruz. We had six stops where we enjoyed nibbles, and walked around the... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Although we had been to Santa Cruz many, many times over the years, we had never really looked into its history. So, when we took the "Santa Cruz Food Tour," we were thrilled by the experience. Our guide, Brian, was knowledgeable, articulate, engaging, informative, etc. In other words, all of the good things we expect a tour guide to be.... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I did the Capitola tour and really enjoyed the tour and the food. This Santa Cruz tour is just as good! The same guide, Brian (sorry, forgot the last name ) led both tours. He is meticulous, thoughtful, engaging and really dedicated to making sure you have wonderful experience. The food selections are really good. You learn something about each... More 

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