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Southwest Florida Food Tours

Punta Gorda, FL 33983
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A Taste of Austria

A wonderful sampling of Austrian finger foods and dessert paired with a fine selection of Austrian... read more

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Reviewed April 29, 2018
dlehr55
Wine tasting- tina’s Cafe

Excellent experience with lots of knowledge presented about wine, storage and serving and the wines... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
Judy H
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SW Florida Walking Tours offers engaging tours of historic downtown Punta Gorda, FL. However, during the off-season (April-October) we offer alternatives like wine tastings, beer tastings and other special events.
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Punta Gorda, FL 33983
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"bangers and mash"
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"downtown punta gorda"
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"local eateries"
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"austrian wines"
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"beautiful murals"
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"culinary tour"
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"finger sandwiches"
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"haunted history"
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"owners chefs"
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"final stop"
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"pulled pork"
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"variety of foods"
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"special evening"
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

A wonderful sampling of Austrian finger foods and dessert paired with a fine selection of Austrian wines. Owners are chef and sommelier. Lovely evening and we learned a lot.

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Eve A, Owner at Southwest Florida Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Thank you for the kind comments Diana. We enjoyed having you and Joe at the tasting. You contributed a lot of good information as well. We're trying 19 Crimes wine that you recommended!

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Excellent experience with lots of knowledge presented about wine, storage and serving and the wines originate and good laughs with friends. Bernard had good stories. Bernard present wonderful and Tina is an excellent cook. We have done this twice and very much enjoyed the event.

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Eve A, Owner at Southwest Florida Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Judy, we had such a fun time with you and your friends: Linda, Debbie, Donna and Bonnie! Thank you for taking the time to give this event a good review!!!

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Bernard & Tina always present a delectable and refreshing wine tasting paired with finger sandwiches. Very enjoyable evening.

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Eve A, Owner at Southwest Florida Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Thank you for the kind words. It was a fun and educational evening.

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Myself and 2 friends attended the tour on 3-16-18. The tour was filled with history about Punta Gorda and the influential people who helped make the town. I'd have to say the stories lacked flow and were a little hard to follow. Some rewriting of...More

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Eve A, Owner at Southwest Florida Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

As you noted, it truly was an enjoyable and extraordinary evening with perfect weather and participation by the CASPER paranormal researchers! Thank you for acknowledging our admiration and support for the Women's Club and Historical Society of Punta Gorda. Every ticket we sell to our...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Wow! Evie, our tour guide and business owner, did a fabulous job of taking us around Punta Gorda! Being new to the area, my husband and I weren't familiar with the culinary treasures and history of the area. We visited Tina's Café and Bakery Vienna,...More

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Eve A, Owner at Southwest Florida Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you for the kind comments, Linda and Jared. We loved meeting you and are delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour.

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

A group of 7 of us went on this walk. It lasted 2 hours and the distance was perfect for our aged 46 to 76 group. About half the walk was just before sunset and the other half was after. It was fun touring after...More

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Eve A, Owner at Southwest Florida Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

Jen, thank you so much for your detailed review of our Spirits, Haunts and History Walking Tour. We're happy to hear that the distance was perfect for your group, aged 46 to 76, and that the spirit communicator was entertaining. Following up on your suggestions...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

This was our first visit to Punta Gorda and Steve, our guide's first time as tour guide. He did a very good job telling about the history of the area, how it compares to other SWF communities, fishing, and yes, restaurants. At each of the...More

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Eve A, Owner at Southwest Florida Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments, Francis. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Punta Gorda and will visit again.

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Reviewed May 21, 2017

Educational,interesting and fun! If you are in the area during their season it's a definite Do! Martina's struedel is wonderful!

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Reviewed May 3, 2017

What a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon! Strolling through the streets of downtown Punta Gorda with LaVerne who is so knowledgeable about the area and the businesses. It was a great way to get to know the area better. Being a former small...More

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LaVerne R, Owner at Southwest Florida Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

As a foodie from the North East, I found this food tour absolutely delightful. My fiance and I were visiting my grandparents in South West Florida for the first time and were looking for activities that would bridge many generations. Food was the perfect activity....More

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LaVerne R, Owner at Southwest Florida Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thank you for your nice review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour!

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abgOcalaFL
February 23, 2016|
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Response from LaVerne R | Property representative |
The 'Bites of Punta Gorda' walking tour is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays. Thursdays and Fridays starting at 11 AM. It is approx. 3-31/2 hours long. The 'Taste of Austria' wine tasting is currently offered on the 1st and 3rd... More
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abgOcalaFL
February 23, 2016|
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Response from jwiolold | Reviewed this property |
It varies. You need to check with them. They can set up special tours.
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