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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
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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour
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 1 week ago
Carmel Food Tour with Bonnie

I've visited Carmel many times over the years but this was my first time doing a food tour in the area. I am so glad I chose Carmel Food Tours! My mother and I went at the end of July and the weather was gorgeous--sunny...More

Thank CatheyAmbush
CarmelFoodTour, Manager at Carmel Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so pleased to hear that you had a unique and wonderful experience. We do try our best to showcase some of Carmel's tastiest stops! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for recognizing Bonnie. Sorry we weren't able...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enjoyable food and wine walking tour.

My wife and I enjoyed this tour very much. We tasted good food and wine and had a good time walking around Carmel. Our tour leader was Bonnie and she was great. She was very interesting and informative and she set a nice pace -...More

Thank RCH16
CarmelFoodTour, Manager at Carmel Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed yourselves on the tour and that our guide, Bonnie, made it an outstanding experience for the two of you! It is a unique way to experience what Carmel has to offer and we are...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Carmel Amuse-Bouche

This top notch amuse-bouche of Carmel-By-The Sea offers far more than small bites of cuisine. It is a compelling mix of history, culture, art and local sourcing -- farm-to-table-to-pallet, vine-to-wine and balsamic, olives to EVOO, and honey bees-to-hives-to noshing. Carmel may have no actual street...More

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CarmelFoodTour, Manager at Carmel Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your beautiful description of what we have to offer! Our aim is to share the unique experience of Carmel to our guests with passionate guides like Staci who has a wealth of information to share! Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile
Great way to celebrate a birthday!

What more can you ask for..a beautiful city, delicious food, choices in beverages, a chance to shop and buy products that were sampled and enjoyed, and a great tour guide in Migdalia! She was fun, knowledgeable, and took us through windy secret passageways and courtyards....More

Thank Laurie A
CarmelFoodTour, Manager at Carmel Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very happy to hear that you chose to spend your birthday with us! And we are even more delighted to hear that it was a great way to celebrate your special occasion. Our guides, like Mig, do try to make the day fun...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018
So much fun!

Our guide was Bonnie. Our group consisted of 7, 3 couples and me. Bonnie immediately made us all feel welcome and comfortable with each other. We became fast friends. The tour was informative and easy walking. Bonnie did more than just talk about food, she...More

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CarmelFoodTour, Manager at Carmel Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us on a tour of Carmel. As you have discovered, we are more than just a food tour and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed all the lovely things our town, restaurants and guides have to share. We do aim...More

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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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