The owner and assisting guide were so friendly and more than accommodating in making sure everyone had fun. This tour is great for those that are able to walk hills and take stairs. They called in a rickshaw for my mother (who uses a cane) which was wonderful because she was having more difficulty than expected. The 2 stops with 2nd floors and the hilly streets were tough on her. I would recommend calling Eating Asheville before booking anyone with walking issues. They have awesome customer service and will work it out if at all possible!
As for the tour, we stopped at 6 restaurants. Not sure why the shorter time but we were back at our car before the 2.5 hour advertised tour. Make sure to eat a lite lunch before you go. As advertised the food items are samplings, not appetizer size. Wine samplings were served at 4 stops and were also sampling size. Being a non-drinker, I did miss out on that part but my mother enjoyed it. The food was very interesting with each restaurant choosing what they will serve. When the group arrived, tables were preset for quick service, a host would chat with us about the food, then we were off again. Each stop was about 10 minutes.. walking takes up most of the tour time. Its a great way to see downtown shops and restaurants to revisit.
This is a fun tour where you get a little history of the city, mixed with a brisk walk and a chance to do something different on your visit. I will recommend this to my friends so sure.