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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

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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.
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
San Carlos / 9th, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
Departure Time
11:00 AM
Return Details
San Carlos / 9th, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
  • 3-hour food and wine tasting tour
  • All food samplings (enough for lunch)
  • All beverages
  • Professional foodie guide
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 wine tasting
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers over the age of 4; tour is geared towards adults but well behaved children are welcome
  • No children under the age of 4 allowed
  • ** Special Note for VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, LACTOSE-INTOLERANT, and low-FODMAPs (low-carb) Guests: This tour is designed to showcase the foods of Carmel and Monterey County and is not an a la carte type of setting. We have carefully selected food tastings in partnership with our vendors that reflect the uniqueness of our area and its food scene, and these selections sometimes include meat, wheat, and dairy products. Substitutions made for those adhering to a Vegan, Gluten-Free, lactose-intolerant, or low-FODMAPs diet may not reflect these selections. We can easily accommodate vegetarian/pescatarian diets. We are unable to provide substitutions without advance notice, so please note any special restrictions on your reservation.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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My husband and I enjoyed so much wonderful food, conversation, and Carmel history nuggets with Tracy last year that we wanted to reprise the experience when in Carmel this year. What a joy to gather at the appointed hour and find Tracy would again be our host and culinary
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Loved it! From the moment we parked ( free parking by the way).We walked thru 7 different places from Mexican to Italian and even a bakery ,chocolatier and a olive oil and balsamic store.Sampled at each stop and they are very generous. The owner at Cafe Carmel bakery was very
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During my one day stay in beautiful Carmel, I decided to take a tour with Carmel Food Tours. This was my first time visiting Carmel and I wanted to taste my way through like a local. I along with 15 other guests ate our way through the gallery & restaurant-lined streets of
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The first stop with amazing onion tart and short ribs on polenta let us know we were in for a treat. The rest of the tour did not disappoint. Our young guide was so amiable and knowledgeable. We had a mixture of restaurants - hand picked and excellent - and a stop at a honey
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Totally enjoyed the Carmel Food Tour with Amber. She was very knowledgeable and really attentive to our group. I enjoyed the bits of history on Carmel that she shared. The 2 recommendations that I would make are to choose one dessert shop instead of two (cheesecake and then a
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