Answers to some frequently asked questions, plus helpful tips to know before you go on a Walk Eat Nashville tour.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Yes, advance tickets are required as tours typically sell out quickly. Please reserve early to get your preferred date and time.
What’s included in the ticket price?
All food tastings and an engaging tour guide are included in the ticket price. Tour guide gratuities are not included, but are always appreciated.
Will we just walk around and eat?
Far from it! A Walk Eat Nashville tour shares the stories of the people, places and food that make Nashville such a wonderful place to visit and live. We sample locally made dishes and interact with chefs, restaurant owners and food artisans. Between bites, we walk through a historic Nashville neighborhood filled with unexpected landmarks and lore that even locals don’t know about.
What happens if it rains?
We have fun on our tours in any weather. Walk Eat Nashville food tours take place rain or shine, so dress accordingly for the day’s weather and bring an umbrella in case of rain. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled. We reserve the right to cancel a tour in case of severe weather, in which case we will offer full refunds.
Can I get a refund or reschedule my ticket?
We limit our tours to 12 guests, and once a reservation is made, your space is guaranteed. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be re-booked for a different date, so please book your tour on a date when you know you can attend. We cannot give credit for no shows, and we do not issue partial credit for late arrivals or early departures.
How much food will we eat?
Walk Eat Nashville food tours include tastings at a half-dozen restaurants and specialty food shops over three hours. Most guests find that it's plenty of food for lunch and leave the tour feeling satisfied but not stuffed.
Are there vegetarian options?
With advance notice, we can usually ensure vegetarian (not vegan) offerings on most tours, with the exception of the "Nashville Eats" tour on Mondays that features hot chicken and barbecue. If you are a vegetarian, it's best to specify what you do or don't eat when ordering tickets.
What about other dietary restrictions? At this time, we cannot accommodate vegan, gluten-free or any food-allergy restrictions.
How far will we walk?
Our tours take place in historic Nashville neighborhoods and typically cover 1.5 miles, including some hills. Several of the tasting stops offer a chance to sit and rest, but we are walking when we're not eating.
I've never been to Nashville before. Which tour should I take?
All tours include a mix of chef-driven restaurants, local favorites and specialty food shops, so it depends on how you like to travel. If you want to get familiar with Music City landmarks downtown, try the SoBro/Downtown Tour. If you like to get off the beaten path into a residential neighborhood, choose the East Nashville Tour. If you are intrigued by two of Nashville's biggest cultural influences, Vanderbilt University and Music Row, take the Midtown Tour.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Most of the restaurants and specialty food shops are wheelchair accessible. The tour meanders through historic Nashville neighborhoods, where sidewalks are brick-lined and uneven. Feel free to call 615-587-6138 to discuss any accessibility concerns.
Is the tour suitable for children?
While the tour content is geared toward adults, children who enjoy walking and eating may have fun sampling foods and learning more about Nashville. We welcome guests of any age but do not offer any age-related discounts.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Yes, there are ample opportunities to use restrooms during a tour.
Do tours begin and end at the same place?
Tours end within a couple of blocks of the starting point. We will be sure you know how to get back to where we started--or wherever you’d like to go after the tour.
Is parking available nearby? What about public transportation?
Our tours begin in areas with paid parking lots and some street parking. Bus stops are located within a block or two of our tour starting points.
Would locals enjoy the tour?
We host nearly as many local residents as visitors on our tours. Locals have a great time on our tours and often feel more connected to people and places in the neighborhood after taking a Walk Eat Nashville tour. A guided walking food tour is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the people behind Nashville’s best food and to learn about the people and places that put Nashville on the culinary map.
Do you offer private tours?
We happily offer private versions of our food tours, or we can create a custom culinary experience to meet your needs. If you are interested private tours, send a few details including desired date and time to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-587-6138.
Do you have gift certificates?
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