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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour provided by Carmel Food Tours

Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour
Group size currently limited to 8. Masks are required at all times unless actively tasting. NO MASK = NO TOUR = NO REFUND. Please be respectful of your guide and fellow guests.
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Eat and drink your way through Carmel, a beautiful small town just down the coast from Monterey. Walk with a guide and an intimate group, as you enjoy the gourmet delights of this affluent California enclave. Learn about the town’s history and culinary culture while indulging on locally sourced and internationally inspired cuisine, wine, and chocolate. Samples amount to a full lunch and all are included in the tour.
  • Savor Carmel’s sophisticated food culture on this indulgent walking tour
  • Eat and drink your way through town with an insider guide and small group
  • Take in the beauty and history of California’s Central Coast
  • Enjoy what adds up to a full lunch of included food and wine samples
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Sunset Cultural Center in downtown Carmel. From there, your small group will set out to explore the culinary culture of this former artist colony, learn its history, and savor its delicious cuisine. As you stroll down secret alleys and through tidy town squares, you’ll visit restaurants, fashionable bars, and gourmet food shops while learning about the “locavore” movement. Possible stops might include Trio Carmel, Terry’s Lounge, Lula’s Chocolates, Anton & Michel, Casanova Restaurant, and Affina Food and Wine. At each stop, you’ll sample house specialties from olive oil to risotto, cocktails to gnocchi, fine wine to locally produced sweets. After a leisurely walk of more than 1 mile (1.6 kilometer)—suitable for adults of virtually all fitness levels—your tour ends by early afternoon. The tastings should add up to an average lunch, leaving you satisfied as you go about the rest of your day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
San Carlos / 9th, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
Return Details
San Carlos / 9th, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
  • 3-hour food and wine tasting tour
  • All food samplings (enough for lunch)
  • All beverages
  • Professional foodie guide
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking; we are unable to provide substitutions without advance notice
  • Minimum age is 21 years for alcohol consumption.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers age 4 and up; tour is geared towards adults but well behaved children are welcome
  • No children under the age of 4 allowed
  • ** We can accommodate vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten- and lactose-free diets with advance notice ONLY. Please inform us of any food allergies at time of booking. We are unable to provide substitutions without advance notice, so please note any special restrictions on your reservation.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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BMAC wrote a review Oct 23
2 contributions
This was AWESOME! Our guide, Amber, was full of city knowledge, unique insights, personal anecdotes, and made to sure you were having a good time. She’s grown up here, so you got to walk through the lesser traveled back alleys and taste your way through Carmel via her favorite
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Date of experience: October 2020
Rach_elRMock wrote a review Oct 21
2 contributions
Some friends and I did this tour while visiting Carmel in October. We had a great time, and it was such a fun way to explore the city, learning about the history of Carmel and exploring some businesses we would have otherwise missed! One thing that made our tour so great was our
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Date of experience: October 2020
John B wrote a review Mar 2020
21 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I had a great time on a sunny Saturday afternoon on a Carmel Food Tour. Led by Amber, we went to 7 different Carmel locations (several restaurants, plus one olive oil tasting location AND, of course, Lula's Chocolates. 3 hours is the right amount of time, plus
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Date of experience: March 2020
bargin gal wrote a review Feb 2020
Atlanta, Georgia298 contributions88 helpful votes
Loved this food tour! Amber was very engaging and took time with all of us. Each restaurant or store front was ready for us and it was smooth service. All of the restaurants were exceptional and the food was great. Highly recommend this tour.
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DoroteyaD wrote a review Feb 2020
Monterey, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
First Tripadvisor review, I`m excited!! This food tour is totally worth it, the ambiance, the venues, the stories of the owners are all so charming! Expect locally sourced ingredients, friendly and knowledgeable staff and good tour companion! I absolutely enjoyed our tour guide,
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Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
About the operator

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By: Carmel Food Tours
Carmel Food Tour
I would highly recommend this tour. Not only do you enjoy delicious food but you also get valuable insight into the
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Wonderful Food & Wine Tour
Our guide, Tracy, was very knowledgeable and provided us with a great experience. We visited three restaurants, tri
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Food Tour Carmel
Bonnie was terrific and provided us with tips, history, and whimsy. The day was perfect and provided me with ideas
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Wonderful tour
We visited Carmel for our anniversary. The food tour was wonderful!! Tracy was our guide and she was great! She
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Robert U
Couldn't have enjoyed it more
We took a combo bike and food tour. It was fantastic. Started with Marty, owner of the bike shop who put us o
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Fun, Fun,Fun!
This is our 3rd Carmel Food tour but the first time for the Happy Hour Tour. It was so much fun! Generous pours o
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Valera L
I have lived in Carmel for over 35 years. Due to the generosity of Carmel Food Tours gift to a local charity aucti
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Food and wine tour
Thank you Bonnie. Had an absolutely wonderful time today. The places you took us to on the food and wine tour were
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Above and beyond
Migdelena gave us a lovely and yummy insight to Carmel. She made it fun, and we tried so many tastes and experience
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Happy Hour
We did the two hour happy hour with Amber. She was knowledgeable, engaging and fun. She took us to 4 restaurants
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Great tour
The tour is a bargain. It is 3 hours long and go to some great places. Particularly strong is the honey and olive o
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Excellent tour guide, excellent tour!
The new Happy Hour Tour is a great experience! Amber was our awesome tour guide. She was extremely friendly, knowle
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Just do it!!!!
I'm a local and have been on 2 other of Carmel Food Tours. Just came back from their "Happy Hour" tour for the firs
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JohnandCrystal C
Happy Hour Tour was more than we expected!
Carmel was my first Happy Hour tour, and I will be looking for one in every city I travel to from now on! Amber wa
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Happy Hour Tour
We did the happy hour tour tonight with Amber, she was amazing! So knowledge about the town of Carmel as well as th
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Key Details
  • Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel Food Tours
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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