TICKET QUESTIONS

Questions

  1. What is included in the ticket price?
  2. What is not included in the ticket price?
  3. Should I tip the tour guide?
  4. Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
  5. Which tour is best for me?
  6. How many people can attend one tour?
  7. Do you ever cancel tours?
  8. Do you offer refunds?

Answers

  1. What is included in the ticket price?

    The basic Foodie Ticket includes all food tastings and non-alcoholic drink samples. Upgrade your ticket for $15 to experience three sample alcoholic drink pairings throughout the tour (available only to guests 21 years of age and older). Destinations serve a variety of drinks including Colorado beer, wine, and cocktails. In addition, your ticket price includes all gratuities for the waitstaff we  will encounter along the way.

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  2. What is not included in the ticket price?

    Parking, souvenirs, and tour guide gratuity (standard of 15-20%) are not included in your ticket price. Specific instructions and a map on parking, which should only cost $1.00 – $4.00, will be contained in your confirmation email.

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  3. Should I tip the tour guide?

    Leaving a 15-20% gratuity for your tour guide is customary, especially if you had a great time and wish to recognize the tour guide for a job well done. A tip is always greatly appreciated! (Note: We recognize that most people don’t carry cash these days, so most of our guides are able to accept credit cards at the end of the tour.)

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  4. Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

    Yes, you must purchase your tickets at least three hours prior to the tour. However, to maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, we recommend all guests book well in advance as tours can sell out.

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  5. Which tour is best for me?

    All of our tours are unique, and we encourage you to try them all! There is no overlap of food tasted and history shared across our tours.

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  6. How many people can attend one tour?

    We like to keep our groups small and intimate, so we comfortably serve groups of up to 14 people. In order to run a tour, we do require a minimum of six guests.

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  7. Do you ever cancel tours?

    Only in the event that we do not meet our minimum guest count would we be forced to cancel a tour. In the rare situation that you are signed up for a tour that doesn’t meet the minimum, we will contact you a head of time to either reschedule your tour or issue you a full refund, whichever you prefer.

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  8. Do you offer refunds?

    Unfortunately, because of the time and energy involved in setting up the tours and because your space is being guaranteed on the tour, we are unable to give refunds or offer to reschedule. No partial credits, refunds, or rescheduling is allowed for partial attendance, no shows, or late arrivals. It is your responsibility to show up at the right location, on time. The tours depart promptly. If you are unable to attend, please pass your ticket along to another foodie!

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RESTAURANT/FOOD QUESTIONS

Questions

  1. What if I am a vegetarian or have allergies or dietary restrictions?
  2. Can I add an alcohol pairing to my ticket after it’s already been purchased?
  3. How do you select the restaurants we visit?
  4. Why do you only visit local restaurants?
  5. Do culinary destinations change?
  6. Should I eat before the tour?
  7. Do you provide bottled water?

Answers

  1. What if I am a vegetarian or have allergies or dietary restrictions?

    Alert us prior to the tour if you require a gluten free or vegetarian menu option. Because we determine the menu far in advance, we cannot guarantee substitutions in any circumstance, however we will certainly do our best to accommodate you.

     

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  2. Can I add an alcohol pairing to my ticket after it’s already been purchased?

    Yes, if you contact us up until three hours prior to the tour, we will gladly help you upgrade your ticket to include an alcohol pairing. If you decide during the tour that you would like to upgrade, we may or may not be able to accommodate your request.

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  3. How do you select the restaurants we visit?

    We pride ourselves on partnering with some of the best eateries in the areas we conduct our tours. These destinations are chosen based on our experience with their food and staff as well as their desire to meet and engage new patrons via a tour setting. We arrange the tours in a way that no food will be duplicated and it will be a balanced mix of savory and sweet bites.

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  4. Why do you only visit local restaurants?

    We strongly believe in supporting the local economy and want to do what we can to help entrepreneurs and passionate restaurateurs succeed. By visiting only local eateries, our guests can experience the true heart and soul of our beloved city.

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  5. Do culinary destinations change?

    Yes, though some tours change more frequently than others. We have many partners and try to feature them all throughout the year. If you are wondering about specific tour destinations for a particular tour, you are always welcome to call us and ask.

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  6. Should I eat before the tour?

    Since we serve generous samples at each stop, we recommend that guests come ready to enjoy all of the offerings. In most cases, our tours provide the equivalent sustenance of a full meal.

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  7. Do you provide bottled water?

    We seek to be eco-friendly on our tours and therefore do not provide bottled water. Typically, there will be water available at every stop, and we also encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle of your own. With our high altitude, it’s good to stay well hydrated!

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LOGISTIC/MISC QUESTIONS

Questions

  1. Where do we park and meet?
  2. What happens if it rains or snows?
  3. Are children allowed?
  4. Is time allotted for shopping during the tour?
  5. How much walking is involved?
  6. Does this tour have anything to offer area residents?
  7. Are the starting and ending locations the same?
  8. Are there bathrooms available?
  9. Are cameras allowed?
  10. Are the tours wheelchair accessible?
  11. How can I book a private tour for my group?
  12. Do you sell gift certificates?

Answers

  1. Where do we park and meet?

    Once you have processed your ticket order, you will receive an email containing the meeting place address and nearby parking options. Generally, there will be parking available (paid or free) within one block of our meeting place. We ask that guests arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time to check in with the tour guide.

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  2. What happens if it rains or snows?

    We Coloradans joke that if you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes, and it will change! Fortunately, Colorado experiences over 300 days of sunshine every year, so our tours take place rain, snow, or shine. Tour guests are encouraged to dress comfortably and according to weather conditions. Casual attire with comfortable shoes is acceptable and encouraged. In the event of anticipated inclement weather conditions or when in doubt, we encourage you to bring accessories such as umbrellas, raincoats, gloves, hats or coats.

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  3. Are children allowed?

    Our tours are designed primarily for adults, but we do realize that some kiddos have the love of food, too! We encourage you to bring your children ages 12+. For children younger, we ask you to consider their attention span and whether or not this event is appropriate for them. Please, do not bring children under the age of 5. We do not offer discounted tickets for children.

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  4. Is time allotted for shopping during the tour?

    Generally, there is no time devoted to shopping on our tours, except in the case we visit a culinary retailer such as a chocolate shop, olive oil emporium, or spice store. Our tour guides are well acquainted with the walking areas and will gladly help you identify stores to visit after the tour!

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  5. How much walking is involved?

    All walking tours cover modest to moderate distances of about a half mile. This is equivalent to up to 10 blocks. Tours may or may not end at the beginning location, but we promise you won’t be too far from your car!

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  6. Does this tour have anything to offer area residents?

    Absolutely! Many of our attendees live in the local area. Locals often take our tours to learn about the unique restaurants that bring exciting tastes to our cities.

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  7. Are the starting and ending locations the same?

    In most cases, the starting and ending locations are not the same but are in close walking distance to one another. Our guides are always willing to help you find your bearings after a tour.

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  8. Are there bathrooms available?

    Yes, there will be a bathroom at every stop. Because our culinary destinations are timed, we ask that guests use the restroom at the beginning of a stop to help the group stay on schedule.

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  9. Are cameras allowed?

    Totally! We love it when our guests capture fun moments to share with their family and friends. Feel free to post your photos to our Facebook page. We do not allow video cameras or tape recorders.

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  10. Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

    All of our tours are wheelchair accessible with the exception of a couple of restaurants located in historic buildings (which are grandfathered into non-ADA compliant code). It is best to alert us of any requirements you have prior to the tour to make sure we avoid any places that might have challenging access for a wheelchair.

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  11. How can I book a private tour for my group?

    We are happy to provide private food tours for your group of six (6) or more! Please view our Private Food Tours page to see various customization options. Once your pick your preferred date and time, contact us, and someone from our staff will be in touch with you within 24 hours. Please note that private tours need to be booked at least two weeks in advance and may require an additional booking fee depending on the nature of your request. You are always welcome to take advantage of our Quick Book option by purchasing all 14 tickets for an existing tour on our calendar.

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  12. Do you sell gift certificates?

    Yes! We are happy to help you give the gift of food and fun to your friends, family, and coworkers. Gift certificates can be purchased in any amount and are credited toward the purchase of tickets to any available tour. Click HERE to buy a gift certificate.

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