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Yes, specific parking details are included in the meeting location directions after purchasing ticket(s) with location, pricing, and hours.

If your infant/very young child is not participating in the tastings, they will not need a ticket however, please let us know that your infant/very young child will be attending in the Notes section of your ticket purchase.

Our tastings have been carefully selected and may include meat, seafood, poultry and dairy; however, vegetarian alternatives are available at our tasting locations. Please let us know when you purchase your tickets that you are requesting a vegetarian alternative.  Accommodations cannot be made at the time of the tour.

All of our tours are leisurely walking tours with no steep inclines or hills.

Both the Downtown Las Vegas Foodie Tour & Vintage Vegas Polaroid Picture & Food Tour include just a few short walks of 5-7 minutes in duration. These tours are less than a mile. There is approximately 60 minutes of total walking and standing on both of these tours.

While there are opportunities to rest during our seated tastings, participants will be standing during some of the tastings and/or attractions. Please consider the current weather conditions, including heat or cold advisories, when purchasing your tickets.

The Arts District “Meet Up to Eat Up” Food Tour includes several short walks 5-7 minutes in duration and 1 transition period where we walk about 10-15 minutes.  This tour is a little over a mile in total distance covered. You must be able to stand and walk 60 – 75 minutes as a guest on this tour.

 

Our food tours have been designed to highlight the best and most distinctive foods from each establishment.

Food is provided by ethnic eateries, specialty food shops and local restaurants. A list of the food tasting locations can be found when you select the specific tour product.

Please refrain from shopping until after the tour so that we can stay on schedule and complete the tour in the time frame promised.  You will have plenty of time to return to your favorite locations and/or stores. The tours are on a schedule to arrive at each tasting location at a specific time.  It’s important to stay on schedule so the food is freshly prepared for the participants.

No, as much as we appreciate those that share our passion for animals, we have to say no to pets at this time unless the pet is a certified assistant.

Got questions, please call 1(800) 656-0713 for questions about new and existing reservations.

Need to contact the owner? email vickie@vegasvalleyfoodtours.com

We recommend that you eat a light meal before joining us for the tours. The amount of food sampled on the tours is significant enough that many people delay or skip lunch afterwards, or will opt for a later dinner depending on the tour time.

Yes- all guests must purchase a ticket whether they plan to partake in the food tastings or not.

Non-paying individuals will not be able to join the tour for any reason(s). The ticket fees help cover the costs of all the food tastings and also to pay for your tour guide(s) wages, who are offering valuable commentary on historical, architectural, cultural and restaurant information during our tours.

Our Downtown Las Vegas Foodie Tour includes 2 specialty drink tastings during the tour.

Additionally, several of our tasting locations provide ice water for tour participants. We suggest that you consider bringing a bottle of water with you so that you ensure you stay adequately hydrated throughout the duration of the tour.

On the Vintage Vegas Polaroid Picture & Food Tour, 1 drink is offered at each tasting location.

The Arts District “Meet Up to Eat Up” Food Tour includes 1 specialty drink during the tour.

Additionally, several of our tasting locations provide ice water for tour participants. We suggest that you consider bringing a bottle of water with you so that you ensure you stay adequately hydrated throughout the duration of the tour.

Our Downtown Las Vegas Foodie Tour serves enough food to be equivalent to a hearty lunch (for most people) that will not leave you hungry. With the combination of 6+ food and drink tasting locations in addition to built in breaks for cultural, historical and architectural insight along the way, most participants are comfortably full after our food tours.

The Vintage Vegas Polaroid Picture & Food Tour offers 3 tasting locations (ample dinner for most guests).

The Arts District “Meet Up to Eat Up” Food Tour also serves enough food to be equivalent to a hearty lunch (for most people) that will not leave you hungry. With the combination of 5+ food and drink tasting locations in addition to built in breaks for cultural, historical and architectural insight along the way, most participants are comfortably full after our food tours.

Please understand our food tours are not intended to replace breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner combined, so please consider eating a light breakfast before or eating dinner after the tour.

Yes, all tours are very appropriate to attend alone as there are likely to be other guests joining the tour.

 

The PRIMARY difference between the Downtown Las Vegas Foodie Tour and the Vintage Vegas Polaroid Picture & Food Tour is the time of day the tours are offered, types of tasting locations that are selected, and the incorporation of a instant camera for the Vintage Vegas Polaroid Picture & Food Tour.

The Downtown Las Vegas Foodie Tour was designed to support small business owners in the downtown community and offers a variety of tasting locations from first time business, mom & pop shops, and family run businesses. On this tour, you will see the exterior of Zappos and visit Container Park.

The Vintage Vegas Polaroid Picture & Food Tour offers tasting locations that are a bit more upscale.  This tour includes 3 tasting locations at some of the most exclusive restaurants in all of downtown. This tour will provide a Polaroid camera & film for use during the tour.

Geographically, they are in the same neighborhood.

The Arts District “Meet Up to Eat Up” Food Tour is also in downtown; however, completely away from the touristy hot spots near the Fremont East District.  The Arts District is a community of artist and locals. The Arts District “Meet Up to Eat Up” Food Tour has the most walking of all the tours we offer covering about 1 mile.

All tours offer historical, architectural, and community information.

 

At this time, we ARE NOT able to offer a tour for more than 20 guests during any one tour. The logistics of moving guests through several tasting locations does not allow us to offer tours to larger groups.

We CAN book multiple tours in the same day (a few hours apart) or offer tours to the same group on different days.

Uber & Lyft

Uber & Lyft are both readily available in the Vegas market. If you are a first time user, their services would require you to download their app and request a ride. Uber and Lyft are capable of transporting 6 or less guests.

If you have more than 6 guests, you can use both services at the same time allowing transportation for up to 12 guests. The cost from the Strip to downtown ranges from $10 – $20 per ride depending on the exact pickup and drop off location.

Vegas Valley Food Tours has a partnership with Lyft rideshare company. If you need a ride, you can use Vegas Valley Food Tours discount code LVFOODIE to save $50 ($5 off first 10 rides) with Lyft.

Follow the below steps to unlock your free ride credit

• Download the Lyft app
• Enter LVFOODIE in the “payment” section to reveal the amount
• request your ride

 

DISCOUNT VALID FOR NEW USERS ONLY

Taxi

Taxi services are available from most Vegas hotels. The cost will likely be higher than Uber or Lyft; however, does not require the guests to download an app. Taxi pickup is typically near the hotel valet.

Private Transportation Companies (Capable of providing transportation for 20+ guests)

Company Name: Bell Limousine
Number: (800) 274 -7433
Website: http://www.belllimousine.com/

Company Name: Sunshine Travels
Number: (702) 247-1300
Website: http://www.sunshinetravels.biz/sp/

Company Name: LD Tours
Number: (702) 870.5530
Website: http://ldtours.net/aboutus/

By Bus:

From the Strip you can take either the Deuce OR SDX Downtown Express going Northbound to get downtown. Anticipate paying $10 per person (or less) when using the bus for transportation on the Las Vegas Strip & Downtown Las Vegas. The Deuce runs 24 hours per day.

The primary reason for the difference in the cost between tours is food cost.  If the food cost more – we must charge a bit more for the tour. That said – we LOVE all of the tasting locations on all of our tours!

Although there is a child ticket price, the tour is approximately 3 hours long and some children have a limited attention span.  The tour may not be appropriate for some children. Parents, who know their child best, should assess the situation individually. Since there is a lot of standing and walking, please consider this when deciding whether the tour is appropriate for your child.

No Way!  Vegas Valley Food Tours combines architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3 hour experience.

We CAN provide substitutions for vegetarians, but we CANNOT make substitutions for ALL food allergies or aversions.

Example: None of our tasting locations are certified gluten free; however, MANY of our tasting locations are able to provide gluten free tastings with notice.

MOST of our tasting partners CANNOT provide vegan tastings. As a result, we don’t suggest our tour experience as a suitable activity for guests adhering to a strict vegan diet.

Our ability to accommodate a guests depends on the allergy of aversion because there isn’t always a “next best” option that meets the special dietary needs of each of our guests.

Please be sure to let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restrictions (e.g. vegetarian, celiac disease, food allergies, etc.) when you purchase your tickets and we will do our best to accommodate their needs.

Substitutions must be requested in advance with your ticket purchase. All tastings have been prepared in advance at each location, based on the information you provided to us at the time of ticket purchase. Last minute dietary changes on tour will not be accommodated.

If you HAVE SERIOUS FOOD ALLERGIES, please contact us at info@vegasvalleyfoodtours.com or call us at 702.403.3644 before purchasing tickets for any of our food tours or events.

To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.

We do not provide a waiting list. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. It’s Vegas so you can expect warm weather but we can get cold, wet, & windy as well.

In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.

The routes are wheelchair and baby stroller friendly. Please share any information that would be helpful to ensure your needs can be met during the tour.

At this time, we do not offer tours in any other languages except English.

We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests for family reunions, Birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate, conventions, festivals, parades, grand openings and more.

The Downtown Las Vegas Foodie Tour can be reserved for up to 16 guests.

The Bites & Beverages Foodie Tour is specifically designed for private tours. This tour can accommodate 10-30 guests. Please see additional details under Private Group Tours.

You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear and an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves and a scarf. If it looks like rain we can provide you with a plastic rain poncho.

At this time, we do not participate in wine, beer or alcohol tastings on any of the tour offered though Vegas Valley Food Tours .

Guests (21 & over) can order their drinks (at their cost) where available.

Private Groups can include alcohol as an option at their own cost. This options will be confirmed during the booking process.


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