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Origins of Sacramento Food Tour

Sacramento, CA

Item #: FDK-SAC-0016
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Explore Sacramento's rich history and roots on this Origins of Sacramento Food Tour!
  • Your friendly and knowledgeable guides will introduce you to the beginnings of Sacramento
  • Learn about the intriguing history of California's State Capitol city from the Sutter's colony Nueva Helvecia to the Fabulous Forties
  • Enjoy 5-6 food and drink tastings from hidden gem eateries and local favorites
  • A great tour for locals and visitors alike!
Sacramento, CA

Monday through Friday - 10:30 AM

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    Essential Information
    • All food and drink tastings are included - enough for a meal
    • Participants must be at least 8 years of age
    • participants under 17 must be accompanied by an adult of at least 21 years of age
    • This tour is most suitable for teenagers and adults
    • Participants will be required to walk 2.5 miles on a relatively flat route and are encouraged to bring a bottle of water
    • Special dietary needs can be met with prior notice
    Approximately 3 hours
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    You will be accompanied by other tour participants, with a maximum of 14 per tour. For groups larger than 6 please contact Virgin Experience Gifts directly for pricing.
    This experience is only for those on the tour.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is not weather dependent and is held rain or shine regardless of weather conditions. Always contact your experience provider with any questions about weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for walking and weather conditions. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended during Summer months.

    For this experience, our partners are taking additional measures to ensure that they do their part to help prevent potential spread of COVID-19. They require all guests to wear a face covering while not eating and to stay 6 feet apart throughout the tour. Our partners kindly ask those who are feeling symptomatic or have traveled to a high-risk area to reschedule your experience. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

    How physically fit do I need to be to enjoy the tour?
    The tour requires a certain level of physical stamina. You'll be on your feet for approximately 2.5 hours. Seating opportunities will be offered in many of the tasting locations.
    Does the tour have anything to offer a native Sacramenten?
    Definitely! Many attendees live right in Sacramento. Locals often join to learn about the great food finds in the beautiful historical neighborhoods and Capitol City that have been under their noses the entire time! Sacramento is brimming with lively tales and history that you will be surprised by! This tour is a fantastic way to rediscover your own hometown.
    What happens if it rains?
    The tour is held rain or shine. You should dress appropriately for the day's weather conditions and bring an umbrella if necessary.
    Can I shop on the tour?
    It is asked that you please wait to shop until after the tour so that the tour can stay on schedule and continue with the informative tour and food tastings in a timely manner. Allow time at the end of the tour to return to your favorite stores and vendors to take advantage of the exclusive discounts, only available to tour participants!
    Is there parking nearby the tour meeting point?
    Yes, there are many parking facilities around downtown Sacramento. The meeting location has several parking garages and metered parking available. When your booking is confirmed, you will be given parking options and their locations in a confirmation email. The city also provides a very convenient Light Rail System that stops at very convenient locations close to the meeting/starting spot.
    Are bathrooms available during the tour?
    Yes, bathrooms are available throughout the tour. However, it is strongly recommend that you use the facilities before meeting up for the tour, so that the tour can stay on schedule and maximize the tastings!
    Does the tour guide accept gratuities?
    Gratuities for good service are always greatly appreciated but not mandatory. Recommended gratuity for your guide is $8-$12 per participant.
    Are cameras allowed on the tours?
    Yes! Participants are encouraged to take photos during the tour and the guides love to be included in fun group photo ops!
    Is the tour accessible by wheelchair?
    Yes, the tour follows a flat path and wheelchair curb access for most areas. Please keep in mind; however, that the walking path will take you on an approximately 2.5 mile route with limited access to bathrooms in many areas.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final and no cancellations will be allowed. If needed, you may reschedule directly with the experience provider up to 72 hours prior to the scheduled tour.

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