Enjoy a mouth-watering introduction to Alicante’s rich culinary heritage on this walking tour of Alicante. Sample gourmet foods, regional specialties and fine local wines as you follow your guide around the maze-like Old Town. Treat your taste buds to cured meats, crumbly pastries and salted fish, then purchase some biscuits, homemade nougat or olive oil as a souvenir. That’s not all: you’ll also have chance to taste the wine beloved by French King Louis XIV and sample a drink favored by the ancient Egyptian pharaohs.
Gourmet food walking tour of Alicante, led by a professional guide
Eat tasty treats from the region such as olive oil, nougats, cured meat, fresh fruit and local pastries
Sip some of the best wine to come from the area
Learn about the history of the town and how it got to be such a destination for gourmet food
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This experience pares things back to just a guided stroll around town, with food and drinks tastings en route.
What a fun tour! Our samplings were SO educational e.g., the four different classes of Spanish ham and so fun, thinks to our wonderful guide, Henar Valor. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and intent on teaching us everything about the foods of her region. Her English was great! We sampled sausages at one stall in a covered market, cheeses at another, coca and nougat at a vendor cart, olive oil with fresh dipping bread in a retail store, and fresh fruits in the Mercado Central. She even took us into a fascinating museum that the locals love Museu de Fogueres. Not the best tour for wine-tasting just one wine shop with just one wine tasted, but everything else was tops!
A nice stroll with a very nice guide. He explained a lot and enriched our stay. We stopped several places for tasting, but to call it gourmet is maybe stretching it a bit. All in all a good inexpensive experience :
Henar our tour guide was amazing, very friendly and obviously loves her job. Enjoyed tasting the foods we would not have otherwise tried. Would have been nice to try some unusual fruit, rather than the everyday fruit like oranges, kiwi, pineapple etc. Although not a lot of walking it would be nice to sit down while trying the food as was very tired after the tour from all the standing. Glad the weather was not too hot 23 degrees, would be challenging if any warmer. A great tour and would not hesitate to recommend.
We had an amazing time on this tour! It includes a bit of history about Alicante too which we really enjoyed. The food was also AMAZING and all the different shops and stand we so generous with the potions they let us try. DEFINITELY recommend it!
We went on this tour last Saturday morning, as we had the time spare before heading back to the airport for our flight home. We met the guide and her colleague at the far end of the Explanada - there was us two, the guide, her colleague and 3 other girls. Unfortunately, it was pouring with rain for most of the two hours, and our guide Henar didn't like to stop for too long to tell us more about the historic buildings along the route. It was great to see even just a little of the town, as well as tasting quite a few of the local specialities. One of our stops was in the Mercado, where we tasted some dried ham, some salt fish and some Spanish fruit. However - instead of the fruit we can get it all in the UK, it would have been nice to have sampled some of the local turron, which was not included in the tour we went on. We also found it rather difficult to understand Henar's English - in the end we just gave up on it, and just enjoyed the tour and tasting the local specialties. Everyone on our tour spoke English, so it would have been much better to have had someone who speaks English better than she did - she also spoke very quickly, so it made things difficult for us. However, having said all that, we really enjoyed the two-hour trip it went by really quickly and were really glad that we booked it up for that morning. Just a shame about the ghastly wet weather! Would definitely recommend this to people who are interested in tasting some of Alicante's foodie specialties! Mmm, I can still taste those little pastries we enjoyed at a little bakers' shop!