FAQs

  • Chevron down Can you handle private tours or corporate events?
  • Yes, we can host a private tour of any of the three routes we host. If you have a corporate event we can customize a tour for your group. We can also set up transportation from your hotel to downtown for the corporate events. To inquire about a private tour please email us at [email protected]

  • Chevron down How much is food served on the tour?
  • During the Tucson Food Tour you should have enough food that for most participants, lunch afterwards is not necessary. With the combination of drink and food tastings combined with breaks for architectural, cultural, and historical insight, most participants are comfortably full after the food tour.

  • Chevron down Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?
  • Tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. Tickets are $59 per person. Please book well in advance to increase your chances of getting the day and time you prefer. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the “Book a tour” button on any page of the site. If a tour is sold out we can add your name to a waiting list by filling out the form on the “contact us” page. If you don’t see a tour date then please contact us, sometimes we can add tour dates to our schedule.

    Tours with less than four guests will be either rescheduled or refunded.

  • Chevron down How can I purchase a gift certificate?
  • Give the gift of food and fun!! Purchase a gift certificate for the next birthday, anniversary, or holiday gift. Click on the gift card button on the homepage to purchase a gift card. It can either be printed or you can email it directly to the recipient.

  • Chevron down What days do your tours take place?
  • Due to the high temperatures and monsoon storms our tour season is September – May. We run at least two tours per week and we offer three different routes: Downtown, 4th Ave/Main Gate Square, and Brewstillery. The days vary per week so please check our tour schedule to see what days are available.

  • Chevron down What is your policy on late arrivals?
  • Our tour guides are instructed to start the tour on time. Our tours are time sensitive as we coordinate with our tour partners on times that we will visit each restaurant. Additionally our tour guides are paid to work within a certain time frame as many of them do other tours for us on the same day. When participants are late it creates a domino effect which affects the participants, restaurants and tour guides alike. We will not offer any refunds or rescheduling opportunities for participants who are late for the tours.

  • Chevron down Can you refund or reschedule tours?
  • Once tickets are purchased, these are binding. Tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event. No exceptions.

  • Chevron down Is it appropriate to bring children on the food tour?
  • The food tour tends to be long for some children who have a limited attention span, so the Tucson Food Tour may not be appropriate for some of them. Since there is a lot of standing and walking, please consider this when deciding whether the culinary tasting adventure is appropriate for your child. We do not offer discounted tickets for children.

  • Chevron down How much walking is involved?
  • The Downtown tour is approximately two miles walking and the 4th Ave/Main Gate Square tour is 1.5 miles. Guests on the 4th Ave tour receive a street car pass good for 24 hours. Participants can expect to be standing or walking for a majority of the time.

  • Chevron down Does the tour guide accept gratuities?
  • If you enjoyed the tour, then YES, gratuities are greatly appreciated. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 20%.

  • Chevron down Can I shop during the Tucson Food Tour?
  • We ask that you please wait to shop until after the food tour, so that we can stay on our food-tasting schedule in a timely manner. We ask you allow time at the end of the tour to return to your favorite locations and/or stores. The tasting adventures are on a schedule to arrive at each tasting location at a certain time. Its important to stay on schedule so that the food is freshly prepared for the participants.

  • Chevron down Are any beverages served on the Tucson Food Tour?
  • With the exception of the Brewstillery Tour only water will be provided at each food stop. Guests have an opportunity to order and pay for alcoholic beverages at certain stops.

  • Chevron down Does the food tour end at the same place we meet?
  • No, we do not finish at the same location as the meeting point but your guide can escort you back to the starting point or you can choose to stay in the location where the tour ends. Guests on the 4th Ave/Main Gate Square tour are given a street car pass to return to the meeting point.

  • Chevron down What restaurants will we visit during the culinary tasting?
  • Our tastings are at some of the best eateries in the area. We focus on providing a variety of delectable cuisines that range from the newest, hottest spots to the traditional time-tested favorites. See our Tour Partners tab for a list of restaurants. These locations may change without notice.

  • Chevron down Is there parking near the tour meeting point?
  • Yes, there are various parking lots and garages located near the meeting point. Click this link for a map of Downtown parking. The Depot Plaza Garage and the Centro Garage will be the closest for the Downtown and 4th Ave tours. The Pennington St garage will be the closest for the Brewstillery tour. https://www.downtowntucson.org/get-around/parking/

  • Chevron down What happens if it rains?
  • The tour runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the tour guide is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time.

Additional Questions?

If you have additional questions please contact us here.

You can also call us at (520)477-7986 but we do not keep regular business hours so please leave a message and we will return your call within 24 hours.