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Santa Cruz Food Tour


Item #: FDK-SJO-0012
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Hungry for an off-the-beaten path food experience? Come explore the beautiful city of Santa Cruz on this delicious food tour!

  • Learn about the history of this city as you stroll through Mission Hill Historic District, past elegant Victorians on Walnut Avenue and explore the downtown central district
  • Enjoy 5 delicious tastings at specialty food shops and restaurants
  • Great for both visitors and locals looking to experience their city from a new perspective!
Santa Cruz, CA
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April through September:
Select Fridays & Sundays - 2:25 PM

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Essential Information
  • Participants are encouraged to bring water in a refillable bottle for the tour
  • Gratuity for your tour guide is not included and is appreciated if you enjoy the tour
  • Participants will be required to walk 1.8 miles on relatively flat terrain with one hill
3.5 hours; 1.8 mile walk
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Maximum Participants
up to 12
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.
Are there food options for special diets or food allergies?

Yes, the experience provider makes substitutions for vegetarians, and diets that are milk, nut, gluten and alcohol free. Please notify Virgin Experience Gifts of any food allergies or restrictions at the time of booking. 

Is this tour interesting for locals, or only good for tourists?

Locals make up 55% of the guests on this tour and they love it. You'll go off-the-beaten-path and the guide will tell stories that are not generally known to locals. The tour offers hidden history and points of interest that locals love to discover.

Can children take the tour?

Parents will know best. This tour is 3.5 hours long and involves walking, standing and listening. Parents should decide on a case-by-case basis whether this tour is appropriate for their child.

Are there bathrooms on the tour?

Yes, there are bathrooms available at each of the 6 tasting locations.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible, because of the steep hill we climb and the 74 steps we descend.

How much food is there on this tour?

Most participants are full by the end of the tour and don't eat dinner afterwards. Definitely eat breakfast and a small bite at noon the day of the tour.

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

Once you have scheduled a date and have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final and no rescheduling or cancellations will be allowed.

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