Tour code: 5973FOOD
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 cheese, pizza, 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, cheeses, olive oils, pizzas and wines 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I really love that this tour takes you to places off the beaten path and allows you to sample a delicious array of local foods and California wines. Plus the tour guide is a true foodie with a fabulous personality and a deep knowledge of Carmel history!

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What You Can Expect

Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

Delicious Food Experience in Carmel

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. 

Customer Reviews

Suzanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was the best tour I have been on. Great food and drinks. The Guide was very knowledgeable of Carmel.

Gwen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Locals, you don't know what you're missing. One of the best and enjoyable tours I've ever taken.

Julie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a wonderful way to spend our afternoon on a Mother/Daughter weekend. The tour was full of fabulous food and wine. It was just the right amount of walking and the right amount of humor. Thank you to our fabulous tour guide, Stacy, for a memorable time.

Constance P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great three hour tour! Meg was very personable, knowledgable, and guided us to great food and wine! Even had a wonderful olive oil tasting! We went on this tour our last day in Carmel. I would recommend you plan this your first few days there so you get a better lay of the land and get to try several restaurants BEFORE you go for a full meal!

Phillip F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our first time to Carmel and we had a fantastic time. The tour was better than I expected it to be. Stacy was awesome and very knowledgeable. The food and the people that were on the tour with were great. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

Mallory H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

joan s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great fun with amusing leader. Most samples are small but surprisingly filling since most are rich pizza place gave many samples. The tour is well paced and not hard to walk. We loved learning some of the history of Carmel. I would recommend this tour to friends.

Keith K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Loved the small group! Enjoyed getting the history of Carmel and the different business. Yummy treats along the way. Our tour guide was awesome. Heaps of fun!!

Diane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Staci was terrific! Not only did we experience an excellent variety of restaurants with savory tastings, she includes some history surrounding Carmel during the tour. Don't miss it!

Lisa L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

An enjoyable day with out of town guests, filling lunch along the way and pleasant guide. It is a well thought out tour and great Carmel experience.

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