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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

From US$89.00
  • 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
Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour
From US$89.00
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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour
From US$89.00
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.
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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Reviewed 3 days ago
Awesome experience!

The Carmel Food Tour was wonderful. It was a great way to get to know Carmel history along with trying some wonderful food and wine along the way. Amber our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun! One of the parts I loved was learning...More

1  Thank prinsallyfaye
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect for all people, even if you've never toured before!

We arrived to Carmel around 930am to get parking and have breakfast before going on the tour. The parking was easy enough to get and the breakfast was excellent, but I wouldn't recommend getting a WHOLE breakfast beforehand because you get enough food on the...More

1  Thank Cody C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
You don’t want to miss this!

We were a group of 7, and we all absolutely loved every minute. Bonnie was our guide, and I would highly recommend her:) It is hard to say what our favorite thing was because each stop was wonderful. Do not eat before you come because...More

2  Thank 44pattig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to explore Carmel

This tour is a great way to learn about the food scene in Carmel. Kimberly was a wonderful guide as we ventured through hidden courtyards and alleyways around this beautiful town. Not only did we taste food and wine, we also learned of the interesting...More

1  Thank TangiTraveler
CarmelFoodTour, Manager at Carmel Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know what a great guide KImberly was. Glad you were able to join the tour and discover our beautiful town. We hope you get to join us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Ate good food, learned a few things too!

Kimberly was very knowledgeable and was very enthusiastic about sharing some of the things she loved about Carmel (food, people, stories or hidden passages around town). Everything was delicious! Wish I could’ve had more of that olive oil ice-cream ;).

2  Thank Shivani B
CarmelFoodTour, Manager at Carmel Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The olive oil on ice cream is ingenious, isn't it? We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful tim eon the tour and found Kimberly's knowledge and sharing enthusiastic. Be sure to come visit us again!

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The problem I see here is that as participants we had no choice in the foods being presented for sampling. E.g. we went to a fabulous upscale restaurant and we had Korean barbecue flavored Kobe beef sliders served with... More
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