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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

Carmel-by-the-Sea, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


Explore the culinary delights of Carmel, just down the coast from Monterey, on this food and wine walking tour. With a knowledgeable foodie guide, you’ll learn about the history and gourmet culture of Carmel, an upscale enclave known for its charming architecture and cozy, small-town vibe, as you visit local eateries to sample locavore and ethnic dishes, chocolate, and wine. Limited to 16 people, this tour provides a small-group experience with personalized attention.
  • Walking tour of Carmel with gourmet food and wine tastings
  • Sample delicious chocolates, pasta, olive oils, wines, and farm-to-table preparations at popular local restaurants and boutique shops
  • Learn about Carmel’s history, culinary scene, culture and architecture from your enthusiastic insider guide
  • All food and wine tastings included
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people provides a more intimate experience
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3-hour food and wine tasting tour
All food samplings (enough for lunch)
All beverages
Professional foodie guide

Departure Point

Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
Your walking tour starts at Camel’s Sunset Cultural Center, where you’ll meet your guide, a food lover with a wealth of knowledge to share about this coastal town and its history and culture as an artists’ colony and culinary destination. While you walk down hidden lanes and come across small plazas, admire the local architecture and listen to information from your guide.

You’ll make stops at restaurants, stylish watering holes and food shops to meet business owners and sample different food items. You may visit places like Casanova Restaurant, Trio Carmel, Anton & Michael, Terry’s Lounge at the Historic Cypress Inn, Lula’s Chocolates and Affina Food & Wine. Learn about the ‘locavore’ concept as you sample goodies such as gnocchi, olive oil, seasonal risotto, wine or cocktails, and locally made truffles and caramels. In general, the tastings add up to an average lunch. 

Finish up in the early afternoon, which leaves you plenty of time to continue exploring Carmel on your own. Total walking distance is just more than 1 mile and includes several tasting breaks; it’s suitable for adults of all fitness levels.
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Carmel Food Tours

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour?
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour.

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Good food and wine.
, Jun 2021
Learning about the history of Carmel and some of the restaurants how they got there name. We had great weather.
Great food choices
, May 2021
Great experience. Love the idea that the food were prepared by local chefs/ entrepreneurs of the area. It’ll definitely help their businesses. The food were also really delicious but hoping to add coffee in the menu (I’m sure a lot of us would love a sip of coffee). Our guide was also great. Would definitely do it again.
Worth it
, May 2021
Tour guides were so knowledgeable and friendly . Wished we had red wine to taste. All in all. A great food experience!
, May 2021
We loved everything about the tour!! Every restaurant was charming! Mig and Brian did an excellent job!!
Best food and wine tour!
, Mar 2020
After many trips through out the years to Carmel we wanted to try something new and signed up for the food and wine walking tour! I also invited my son and his partner who have traveled all over the world, they said this was the best food and wine tour they have ever experienced! We enjoyed all the tastings and saw some parts of Carmel we never explored in past years. It was fun and educational and our tour guide Bonnie was so personable and knowledgeable! I was very happy we decided to try something new to celebrate my Birthday in Carmel!
A foodie experience
, Mar 2020
It was a pleasant tour around Carmel by the Sea. I loved the variety of places we were able to visit and experience. If you love trying gourmet food, seeing beautiful architecture, and following a fun tour guide, then this experience is for you.
Amazing Food Tasting Experience
, Nov 2019
Everything from the food choices to the charming town passage ways was very memorable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys good food, drinks, and charming town architecture.
Best way to experience Carmel by the Sea
, Jul 2019
I take food tours in every new city I travel too. It's the best way to get acclimated to a new place. Bonnie was an amazing tour guide. She is knowledgeable, funny, informative and personable. She explained all the food/drink stops, history and architecture of Carmel. Take the tour the first day you arrive, it's well worth it!
We have done food tours around the...
, Mar 2018
We have done food tours around the world and this was one of the best!
It was a super experience! Amber did...
, Nov 2017
It was a super experience! Amber did a great job as our tour guide, providing interesting information about Carmel along the walks, as well as helping our hosts at the different restaurants present their dishes. Nice variety of tastings, from creamy polenta topped with Kobe short rib meat, to soft tacos of chorizo and chicken with a side of crickets for the daring, to a tomato bisque, all with perfect beverage pairings. Dessert was a light and luscious tiramisu, followed by fascinating tastings of olive oil and balsamics, and of raw local honeys, and some unique ways to use them. Finished with delicious chocolates, feeling comfortably satisfied. Be sure to wear comfortable, supportive shoes because the streets, sidewalks and little pathways are all made from different materials e.g., some brick, some stone, some cracked cement and pretty bumpy.

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