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Carmel Food Tours

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Address: San Carlos St at 9th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number:
+1 800-656-0713
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Hours:
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Carmel Food Tours is a walking, tasting and cultural tour of beautiful...

Carmel Food Tours is a walking, tasting and cultural tour of beautiful downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Experience the most famous artist colony in California with a leisurely stroll through the heart of Carmel, taste a specially-selected variety of foods and wines from local restaurants and boutique shops, and become acquainted with the unique history and culture of this magical city.

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$79.00*
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The tour was fantastic with Amber as our tour guide. The cultura restaurant was the highlight with the crickets an added bonus. Thoroughly enjoyable way to spend the morning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour was fantastic with Amber as our tour guide. The cultura restaurant was the highlight with the crickets an added bonus. Thoroughly enjoyable way to spend the morning & would highly recommend.

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Carmel, California
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Carmel you have a variety of walking tours available. History, nature, and food. Ideally, you should partake of all three kinds, but if you only have time for one, Carmel Food Tours is the one to choose, giving an excellent experience of the restaurants and wineries in the village, along with a taste of the town's culture.

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Thank JonSCalifornia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a local and I absolutely loved this experience. We tend to avoid tourist attractions, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn some interesting facts about Carmel, while enjoying delicious food. We have plans to revisit the stops on our tour, as we were impressed by the quality of the food, and the thoughtfulness behind the wine pairings. Tracy... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience with Staci as our guide to several restaurants, an olive oil shop, a wine tasting room and a candy shop. The restaurants were excellent. Plenty of food and wine; and Staci pointed out some interesting parts of Carmel as well. Our group was mixed and Staci encouraged us to meet each other. Lovely people from... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been on lots of food tours and this one was far below our expectations. I feel comfortable in stating this since we've experienced the full range of food tours and this one was far below the standard. We did not feel any love of food, enthusiasm, warmth or positive energy from our guide Staci. She was very tense and... More 

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Thank Rebeccafoodie
Staci G, Director of Sales at Carmel Food Tours, responded to this review

We are deeply sorry to hear that you did not have the experience we are committed to providing every guest. When you return to Carmel in the future, we would appreciate the opportunity to exceed your expectations on another tour. More 

Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

The Food and Wine Tour in Carmel was my absolute favorite part of our trip to Carmel. Our tour guide Mig was fabulous! She was knowledgeable and welcoming and we left feeling like we had spent the day with friends. Mig had lots of neat history and information she shared about Carmel, which we loved! The food and wine offerings... More 

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1 Thank rhg242
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Our Colorado Vistage group just enjoyed our second helping of the Carmel Food Tour. Three years ago, we met Staci during our annual retreat. In the years since, the group often talked about how much fun we had and about going back again. So last month, we had another retreat in Carmel. We had a few new members, so decided... More 

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1 Thank chmci
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Well planned and thought out food tour of exceptional restaurants, chefs and hidden gems in Carmel. This was such a great experience, the foods served were excellent, the wine choices were well paired, the chefs discussed their serving choice, their personal history as well as the restaurant history. The wine sommeliers presented the local wines served with great knowledge. Time... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

When we discovered the lunch food tour was sold out, we opted for the breakfast tour instead. We were greatly warmly by our host at the designated spot — the courtyard of the picturesque Church of the Wayfarer. Our group consisted only three others. After the introductions and the preliminaries we began our leisurely stroll through the streets of beautiful... More 

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1 Thank Andrew C
Fort Washington, Maryland, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The tour visited great locations with great food and wine. Mig was our tour guide. She was a delightful person with knowledge of the local Carmel sights s well as the restaurants.

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