What is a Walking Food Tour Experience? Walking Food Tour Experiences are designed to explore the city and taste the best food and wine. All experiences are enjoyable strolls that last a maximum of 3.5 hours. The FoodAmbassador will show, trough an itinerant menu, the best of local flavor. Walking Food Tours are the perfect activities to enjoy both on the very first days of your trip or the end of your stay.
Will I need to eat before or after the Walking Food Tour? Walking Food Tour Experiences are equivalent to a full meal. We recommend not to eat before any Walking Food Tours because there are always numerous stops and tastings of food and wine. There will be no need to eat in the end.
What is a Walking Lunch? The Walking lunch is a stroll that takes place at lunchtime and includes about five stops and a visit to the local market, when open, to discover the city during its everyday life.
What is a Progressive Dinner? Progressive Dinners take place in the evening and allow you to experience the magic of the city from sunset until evening.
What is a Short Version? Short Version Experiences are food and wine tours designed for groups who want to have fun and spend a few hours of cheerfulness with the best local specialties.
What is the difference between Walking Lunch and Progressive Dinner? Both experiences are nice strolls that go from aperitif to dessert. The Walking lunch is a stroll that takes place at lunchtime and includes about five stops and a visit to the local market, when open, to discover the city during its everyday life. Progressive Dinners take place in the evening and allow you to experience the magic of the city from sunset until evening.
Do I need to bring water? Water will be provided throughout the whole experiences.
Are there alternatives for specific dietary restrictions?
We offer alternatives for all types of dietary restrictions (vegetarians, vegans, gluten, lactose intolerants, etc). You will be asked to inform us about your dietary restriction at time of booking. Please, try to be as specific as possible to better organize your experience. If you forgot to let us know something, you can get in touch with us via email
or through the contact form here.
Where is the meeting point? The meeting point will be provided a few days before the experience.
Where does my experience end? Meeting point and ending point are usually the same. However, this is always pointed out in each product description and in the confirmation email. At the end of each experience, our FoodAmbassador is available to provide information about how to reach your next destination or to call a cab for you.
Are there any extras available? We offer extras such as travel insurance and transportation. Their availablility depends on the experience you choose. Before you complete your reservation, you will be able to select extra services and have further details.
Is transportation included?
Walking Food Tour experiences begin at a meeting point that is often a landmark, easily accessible by public transport or taxi. You can request transportation to / from the meeting point as an extra service.
Is departure guaranteed for every experience? Departure is always guaranteed. It means that the booking is immediately confirmed at the time of purchase.
How big is the group? The maximum number of participants varies according to the type of experience and the city in which it takes place. Since we prefer an intimate and cozy atmosphere and to ensure the highest quality, we only work with small groups that generally never exceed 12 people. If you want to enjoy the experience only for you and your family or your friends, you can choose "Private" option on the product calendar or request it here.
Can I bring my kids? Children are welcome during Walking Lunches and Progressive Dinners at a discounted price. Non-alcoholic alternatives are always provided.
Is there a lot of walking during the experiences? Our Walking Food Tours are enjoyable stroll, at a quiet pace, in unique environments with frequent stops to enjoy exquisite food. On average the itineraries are 2 km / 1.2 miles (covered in 3.5 hours) and they are never longer than 3 km (1.9 miles). However, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes as the walk in the city may include cobblestones and pavements.
What should I wear? No specific clothing is required. However, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes as the walk in the city may include cobblestones and pavements. Wear comfortable clothes according to the weather forecast and the season, bring an umbrella or rain gears if bad weather is scheduled. You may want to bring a bag or backpack if you are planning to shop.
Will the experience still take place in case of severe weather? Our experiences take place whether rain or shine and we have indoor options for all stops. In case weather is so severe that authorities issue a red alert and there is a real danger for safety, you will be promptly notified that the tour date is canceled, and you will receive a voucher for a future tour.
Will the experience still take place in case of strike/terrorist attack/ act of god etc? Your safety is our most important priority and we will never jeopardize it. In case we are informed of any situation that may be a threat to your safety, we will do our best to get in touch with you and inform you that the food tour is canceled. In that case, we will offer you the possibility of rescheduling, receive a voucher for a future tour or a full refund.
Are the experiences wheelchair/stroller friendly? Unfortunately, many of the itineraries are not always suitable for wheelchairs or strollers because of bridges in Venice and stairs along the itinerary in Milan. Also, in Rome and Naples cars are usually parked on the sidewalk and you might have troubles with cobblestones. For further information or for a path without architectural barriers contact us here.
Can I do shopping while enjoying the experience? Many of our experiences offer the possibility to spend a little time shopping. Some of our FoodMasters sell the tastiest local food and wine, and they will be delighted to have a new customer! Yet you are asked not to leave the group once we start the experience. Also, along the way our FoodAmbassadors will show you plenty of shops of different kinds that you may want to visit once the tour is over.
Are there restrooms during the experiences? Yes, indeed! There are restrooms at many locations along the way. If you have specific needs, inform our FoodAmbassador.
I just booked an experience and I forgot to specify my dietary restrictions, what can I do?
You can get in touch with us via email
or through the contact form here.
What can I do if I am late? It is a matter of respect for our professionals and for your co-travellers to arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the experience scheduled starting time. The Food Ambassador starts the tour at the scheduled hour because there is a lot to do and taste. If you are late, you may call us and try to find the group once they started the food tour. There are no guarantees that you will be able to find the rest of the group, as our Food Ambassadors are narrating and will likely not be able to answer the phone. There are no reschedules or refunds for late comers who cannot find the group.
I can’t find the meeting point, what can I do? A few days before of the experience, we send an email to all participants and provide useful information on the meeting point and how to get there. We recommend checking the location of the meeting point the day before the experience. In case of difficulty on the day of the experience, you can contact us by phone or Whatsapp at the emergency phone that is provided at time of booking.
Is it necessary to print the confirmation email/booking? You won’t be asked to show any confirmation email or voucher, but we highly suggest to have at least a digital copy with you to show.
Is it possible to book an experience for a large group of people?
Of course. Whether you are a private or a B2B operator, please get in touch with us so that we can send you our best offer.