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

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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5973FOOD
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 3-hour food and wine tasting tour
  • All food samplings (enough for lunch)
  • All beverages
  • Professional foodie guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • San Carlos / 9th, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA The tour meets in the courtyard in front of the main entrance to Carmel's Sunset Cultural Center. The Sunset Center is located on San Carlos Street, and the entrance is at the intersection of 9th Avenue, across from the Carmel Woman's Club. The courtyard is located at the bottom of the stairs.
  • San Carlos / 9th, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA We end 2-3 blocks from the starting point, depending on the day's itinerary. Our guides are happy to give you specific return instructions, or walk you back if you're not comfortable with navigation.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • 3-hour food and wine tasting tour
  • All food samplings (enough for lunch)
  • All beverages
  • Professional foodie guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • San Carlos / 9th, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA The tour meets in the courtyard in front of the main entrance to Carmel's Sunset Cultural Center. The Sunset Center is located on San Carlos Street, and the entrance is at the intersection of 9th Avenue, across from the Carmel Woman's Club. The courtyard is located at the bottom of the stairs.
  • San Carlos / 9th, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA We end 2-3 blocks from the starting point, depending on the day's itinerary. Our guides are happy to give you specific return instructions, or walk you back if you're not comfortable with navigation.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • San Carlos / 9th, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA We end 2-3 blocks from the starting point, depending on the day's itinerary. Our guides are happy to give you specific return instructions, or walk you back if you're not comfortable with navigation.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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SLFam
Rosenberg, TX104 contributions
Sister trip
When booking our sister trip to the Monterey area, we looked for a foodie tour with great reviews. We try to do one every where we go. Carmel Food Tours in Carmel was both highly ranked and in a place none of us had visited yet.

We were met by Amber at 10:30 at the designated spot and headed out shortly after with 13 others.

First stop had a pulled pork slider, along with house-made fries and a glass of locally made white wine. All terrific. Next stop was sausages (Polish or Italian) or a hot dog. Very, very good. Next stop, local honey shop - Carmel Honey Company. Great products and a neat story. We spent quite a bit here. Next stop tacos and margaritas. So yummy. Then a nut shop (Nut Hut). Debit cards took another hit. Bakery with a spectacular éclair was next, followed by a chocolate shop. By that time, I couldn’t take another bite.

Amber was a lovely, fun host and we learned fun, local history while enjoying great noms. We’ve done these all over the world and this ranks as one of our favorites. Would definitely do again if in the area.

Thanks, Amber, for a fun sister memory. We had a blast.
Written 16 October 2021
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Maggie M
Irvine, CA8 contributions
Fun way to spend an afternoon in Carmel
My husband and I chose this tour as part of our honeymoon and it did not disappoint! Our tour guide Brian was so knowledgeable, friendly and funny to boot! We loved all the stops along the way - especially the Carmel Honey Company. Definitely skip breakfast before - we were so full we ended up skipping dinner that night as well!
Written 15 October 2021
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Mary
Redlands, CA34 contributions
Fantastic! Love Amber!
Had a lovely time with Amber and really enjoyed our tour with lots of delicious types of food and enjoyed them all! Special accommodations were made for various food aversions and tolerances. Also we ran late and Stacey was nice enough to coordinate our delay due to traffic! Many thanks to Stacy (who is the owner) and was willing to be disturbed!
Written 8 October 2021
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408kayes
Palo Alto, California3 contributions
A fun tour for foodies
Sep 2021
Our guide Brian was terrific: fun, knowledgeable, etc…..and very charming! We've been to Carmel many times over the years but the tour helped us discover some out of the way spots and provided some history of the town and its residents. Food and bevs were great! (Don't eat much before you go!)
Written 22 September 2021
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LaDonna F
3 contributions
Bonnie is back
Sep 2021
Great experience for someone who goes to Carmel often. Went to new places and learned interesting history. Bonnie was a great guide!!!
Written 12 September 2021
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414maryalices
Baton Rouge, United States2 contributions
Great diversity in Carmel food scene
We were surprised at the diversity of the food scene in Carmel by the Sea. We’ve been on several food tours in different locations and enjoyed this one. Amber was friendly and engaging and Stacey, the business owner, made a cameo appearance while we were on tour. Overall the food was tasty and the experience was enjoyable.
Written 12 September 2021
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Michael K
1 contribution
Excellent tour and guide
This was a great experience and a wonderful tour guide. Brian, who will likely be famous soon, was a great guide and very entertaining. This tour takes you on places that are behind the scenes, provides a historical view of the city and provides plenty of good food and drinks.
Written 21 August 2021
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Layna W
1 contribution
So much fun
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had a great time and the food was delicious. Our guide, Brian was so fun and very knowledgeable about the history of Carmel.
Written 22 July 2021
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Esojo
Harwich, MA4 contributions
Average food tour
The concept is a good one, and our tour guide was great. She was engaging and knowledgeable. The food itself was average. So many fabulous food choices in Carmel, yet, this tour cannot rely on their chosen restaurant’s laurels. They need to step it up a notch (or two).
Written 18 July 2021
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Tom S
Atlanta, GA22 contributions
Nice tour, expected more local veggies
Jul 2021
Very nice tour of the town with 4 food stops. The guide was fun and knowledgeable and we didn’t feel rushed. The owner accommodated us being slightly late after a long drive across the state. Only constructive feedback is I would have expected more ‘California’ on the menu. The first stop was a sausage in a bun and the second stop was a burger and fries.
Written 12 July 2021
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By: Carmel Food Tours
Beachchef
Beachchef
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Over the top- Amazing
Professional, courteous, knowledgeable! It was our first time to Carmel and the tournwas much more than we imagined
ploew1
ploew1
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The best!!
We, as two couples, have been on numerous food tours in various cities in the US and abroad. The Carmel Food Tour
Mark K
Mark K
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Fantastic tour!!
Our tour guide, Bonnie, was amazing. We had seven stops, all were very good. The walking is easy. Very informati
Gessica B
Gessica B
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Great tour
My husband and I had a great time doing this food tour with Amber! She was knowledgeable and very nice! We had some
hughejd
hughejd
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Wonderful way to experience Carmel
Great tour! The pace was perfect, with plenty of time at each stop, and time in between to see and learn about Carm
susanhZ4668LT
susanhZ4668LT
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Fun food experience
We had a great tour with Amber and Brian. On our walk we tasted gourmet meatloaf sandwiches, tacos with a mexcali
Jackie P
Jackie P
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Bikes, Bites, and Bevs
We booked the Carmel Bikes, Bites, and Bevs tour and loved it! We met at Mad Dogs and Englishmen to pick up our e-b
dimmtoons
dimmtoons
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Tastefully Magic
I can not say enough about our experience with Carmel Food Tours. We booked it along with a bike tour of Point Lobo
SedonaFlyFishingAdv
SedonaFlyFishingAdv
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Awesome food tour!
Great activity for history, drinks, and food. We did the bike tour first. Stacy the owner came on our bike tour a
Buttons1948
Buttons1948
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Carmel Food Tour
I would highly recommend this tour. Not only do you enjoy delicious food but you also get valuable insight into the
U5896GFalessandrab
U5896GFalessandrab
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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
Wyski
Wyski
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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
DayTrip670504
DayTrip670504
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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
Robert U
Robert U
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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
CindyLee57
CindyLee57
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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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