Vail Village Food Tasting & Walking Tour

Vail Valley Food Tours

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Discover Vail's seasonal bounty on our culinary tasting tour! Explore this beautiful town as you delight in the local food offerings.
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Description

Discover the culinary adventure that is Vail!
 
Our 3-hour tour will guide you through this 50-year-old ski town while we enjoy delicious treats from locally owned restaurants and one specialty food store. Along the way, we will share stories about the people who helped shape this world class destination resort.

Some delicious tasting locations we visit include (subject to change):
  • La Tour: Contemporary French
  • Terra Bistro: Farm to table organic
  • Bol: American with a spin
  • La Bottega: Italian
  • Alpenrose: European
  • Fuzziwinks: Gourmet Candy store
  • Up The Creek: Farm to table American
Colorado has always been a farming state, and our Chefs embrace that long heritage by utilizing seasonal bounty. Right from the start, we will enjoy some of that farm-to-table cuisine.

Built in the style of a European resort, Vail embraces world cuisine, architecture and art. Although the town has only been on the map for 50 years, we have a rich history and many fun personalities. Our guides will give you the inside scoop on the many local personalities that have made this town their home.

All food tastings are included in the price of your ticket.
 
Make it a Boozy Adventure! 
Pair you tastings with a sample of the hand crafted coctail, wine or beer that best represents the tasting location. Not only do the tasting locations offer amazing food but they all have Alcohol that perfectly compliments their cuisine. 5 alcohol tastings are included for an additional $30 with the purchase of an adult ticket. You must be 21 years old or older to participate.
 
People come to Vail to ski for a week, and stay for a lifetime!

What Is Not Included?

  • Transportation to Vail Village is not included.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price of your ticket, but is greatly appreciated for a job well done! (industry average is 15-20%)

Meeting Location

Vail Village (Vail, CO) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

FAQs

Do I have to buy tickets in advance?
Yes, tickets must be purchased in advance as tours usually sell out quickly ahead of time. 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 this site or over the phone.
Are children allowed on the tour?
While children are welcome on the tour, please keep in mind that tours are 3 hours long and we walk approximately 1½ miles. Parents, who know their children best, should assess whether a 3 hour walking food tour is appropriate for their own child’s attention span and stamina. All children 3 years and older are required to have a ticket but they receive fewer tastings, which is reflected in the price difference. Children 2 and under can attend free of charge if they will not be participating in the food tastings.
Do I need a ticket if I am not eating?
Yes, all guests on the tour, except infants (ages 2 and under), need to purchase a ticket.
Is there a waitlist for sold out tours?
We do not provide a waitlist. If a date is sold out, there is a chance that we will add an additional tour. Please contact us by clicking “Contact VailValleyFT” to the left of the page to let us know what date you are interested in.
When do tours run?
Our tours are seasonal and run from June-September and November-April.
What happens if it rains or snows?
Tours will run in all weather conditions. We ask that you check the weather forecast and dress accordingly if inclement weather is predicted.
Are the tours accessible for wheelchairs and strollers?
Yes, the tour is accessible for all wheelchairs and strollers.
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions? Are there vegetarian options on the tour?
Please let us know if anyone in your party has a dietary restriction or food allergy when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we will work to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability. At this time, we can provide food substitutions for vegetarians. However, please note that there may be some tastings on the tour that can be difficult to replace, and that we cannot guarantee substitutions for all tastings.
How much walking is there?
The tour covers approximately 1½ miles over a 3 hour period. We will stroll on mostly flat ground and have sit-down breaks frequently.
What should I wear?
Comfortable shoes for walking and proper attire for the day's weather. On winter days, a jacket, hat and gloves may be necessary as well as some winter walking shoes.
Can I shop during the tour?
No. In order to keep the tour on schedule, we request that you wait to shop until after the tour.
How much food is served?
There is enough food served that amounts to an average sized lunch.
Are beverages served on the tour?
Water will be served at most tasting locations.
Is alcohol served on the tour?
An Alchol pairing option will be available at checkout. Please bring a valid government issued ID to participate in the alcohol tasting. There are no substitutions for minors or non-drinkers.
Can I choose my alcohol pairing?
We have chosen the drink that best represents the food and the tasting location. There are currently no substitutions for the alcohol tastings.
How much alcohol is served in the pairing.
We will taste 5 samples (about 2-3oz each)
Are restrooms available along the tour?
Yes. Most tasting locations will have restrooms available.
Can I bring a camera?
Yes. Pictures are encouraged!
Where does the tour finish?
The tour ends 2 blocks from the village parking structure, on the same street. Your tour guide will be more than happy to give directions for public transportation or point you in the right direction for your next destination.
Is there parking?
Yes. The town has two parking structures that are free in the summertime and pay to park in the wintertime.
Do the guides accept gratuities?
Yes. Although they are not mandatory, tips are graciously accepted and appreciated. The industry standard is 15-20% of the ticket price.
Are tours only offered in English?
Yes, at the moment our tours are only offered in English. If you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour, please contact us by clicking “Contact VailValleyFT” to the left of the page.
Will locals enjoy the tour?
Absolutely! While you may be familiar with our route and some of the stops, you will have the opportunity to try new foods at the tasting locations and learn more about the establishments themselves. Also, being a local, you have the unique opportunity to re-visit the eateries we feature on the tour and any other recommendations we point out at your leisure! Additionally, this tour is an excellent way to entertain out-of-town guests, celebrate a special occasion or encourage professional team building. Everyone who loves food and wants to know a little more about Vail will love this tour.
Are dogs/pets allowed on the tour?
Since we will be entering various food establishments, and as a courtesy to the other guests on the tour, all pets, with the exception of trained service dogs, are prohibited on the tour.
Is smoking allowed on the tour?
Due to Colorado law regulations, there is no smoking allowed inside the tasting locations. There are also limited opportunities during the walking part of the tour.
Can I buy gift certificates?
Yes! Gift certificates are available for purchase and make great gifts for family and friends. If you have any questions about purchasing or redeeming gift certificates, please click on the “Contact VailValleyFT” link on the left side of this page.
Can I book a private tour?
Yes, private tours are available. We are happy to arrange customized private tours for small and large groups. To inquire about booking a private tour, please click on the “Contact VailValleyFT” link on the left of this page.

About

Vail Valley Food Tours

Vail Valley Food Tours offers a one of a kind experience in Vail.
 
We offer a fun afternoon of eating great food, walking the streets and talking about the wonderful personalities that make this town a world-class destination resort.
 
Matt Timmerman has been living in Colorado for 20 years and in Vail for the last 15 years. He, like many others, came to ski and fell in love with the area.
 
Having worked in many restaurants and even as a whitewater rafting guide, Matt decided to support his local community by showing people the great food this city has along with its great skiing.
 
Vail Valley Food Tours is born! Having experienced food tours in many major cities, Matt thought that people would enjoy a similar experience in Vail, and today offers this one of a kind activity.
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