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  • Location:Monterey, California
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

Discover the charming coastal town of Carmel and savor a series of tantalizing food and wine tastings on this 3-hour guided walking tour. Your passionate guide will share stories about the history, culture and architecture of Carmel as you stroll to popular local restaurants and gourmet food shops to sample intriguing cheeses, delectable chocolates, artisanal pizzas and a variety of wines. Ideal for both tourists and Carmel residents, this tour is a leisurely and tasty way to learn more about this quaint town.

This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring more personal attention from your guide.


  • 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

Meet at the Sunset Cultural Center in Carmel to begin your 3-hour walking tour of this lovely coastal town, an artist’s colony that is a foodie’s delight. With your small group, learn about Carmel’s history and architecture as you follow your knowledgeable guide through hidden passageways and tiny plazas even many locals don’t know about. Covering just over a mile and interspersed with frequent tasting breaks, this well-paced tour is suitable for adults of all fitness levels.

Visit local eateries and food shops to meet the owners and enjoy some gourmet tastings. Places you may visit include Anton & Michel, Casanova Restaurant, Terry's Lounge in the Historic Cypress Inn, La Bicyclette, Trio Carmel and Lula’s Chocolates.

Discover true Locavore-style preparations, olive oils and Balsamic vinegars. Indulge in a gnocchi appetizer at one of Carmel’s most popular and romantic restaurants, and savor artisanal pizzas. Try a cocktail pairing inside a swanky, historic lounge. Sip a selection of handcrafted wines and indulge your sweet tooth with locally made caramels and truffles. You’ll find that these various tasty bites add up to a very satisfying lunch!

Your Carmel food tour ends in the early afternoon, leaving you plenty of time to revisit the restaurants and shops later to experience more culinary delights.

Customer Reviews

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.

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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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.

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!!

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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was a fun and enjoyable way to look at Carmel. Mig our tour guide felt like she knew us all. She was very lively and personal. Loved the food and the places we found. Heard they are going to have a breakfast tour....hey sign me up!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour is fantastic! Knowledgable tour guide, great food and drink, interesting history, wonderful restaurants and shops. I highly recommend it for people who know Carmel and those who are new to the city. We had a great time!

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