Standard Private Group Experience Tour

Duration: 2-3.5 hours

Location: Downtown Carlsbad "Village by the Sea", California

Standard Private Tour


+20% gratuity

Premimum Private Tour


+20% gratuity

Private Happy Hour Tour


+20% gratuity

Private Group Tour tickets that are sold more than 15 days from agreed tour date require a $250 per each unique tour group paid via credit card to hold an agreed upon date, time slot(s), and tour guide(s), (non-refundable) if tour is cancelled.

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FOOD is the ingredient that bonds us TOGETHER, which makes it a perfect team building activity!

  • Private Group Tour Experiences must have a minimum of 4 guest per tour.
  • # of Tasting Locations will be dependent on time available for tour: 2-3.5 hours = 4-6 Tastings
  • Let the village be your corporate event venue of chose with Carlsbad Food Tours. Choose your favorite tasting locations in the village.
  • Wine Tasting: entice your taste buds & learn about the history of California wines, while sipping some of the local favorites.
  • Meet, Greet & Engage with local chefs hear stories about their life and how they got started in the business.
  • 5 out of 5 star ratings on Yelp 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! 5 out of 5 star ratings on TripAdvisor
  • Learn about Carlsbad's local history, culture and architecture, including the key to Carlsbad’s success and how Carlsbad got it's name!

Beer Tasting at local brewery

Tasty desserts from local shops

4-6 food tastings, enough for dinner

w/c accessible

What to Expect

carlsbad food tours


    • WHEN:                To be determined
    • TIME:                   Custom start and end times are available
    • INCLUDED:        All food & wine tastings
    • WHO:                   Team Building Events, Holiday Celebrations
    • CAPACITY:          30 person per tour (2 tours per day for 60 guest)
    • DISTANCE:         2 miles/Easy
    • STATION:            Carlsbad Village Station
    • WEATHER:         Mild low 50-60 high 70-80


Cicciotti’s Trattoria

Cicciotti’s is casual Italian dining cooked by a Published Author & Chef Gaetano Cicciotti. They serves classic Italian pasta, gnocchi, bruschetta, tiramisu & limoncello.

Barrel Republic

Barrel Republic is the Mecca for craft beer & wine lovers to come for the freedom to pour. Let’s not forget the delicious Mac & Cheese with a touch of spice, delicious!

The Goods

Artisanal donuts; Strawberry Cheesecake, Smores, Bear Claws and Butter donuts

Park 101

Park 101 is Carlsbad’s unique answer to community dining, lounging and sipping in style in the heart of the Village. We’ve made sure that there’s something for everyone at our 8000 sq. ft. multi-level, plaza-style complex.

Caldo Pomodoro

Caldo Pomodoro serves up North County’s finest Italian fare with exciting dishes and unique ambiance. At Caldo Pomodoro, every dish is created with old fashion Sicilian zest.

Carlsbad Chocolate Bar

Offers an extensive variety of chocolates, full coffee and expresso bar, and retail wines, ports, and champagne.

Senor Grubby’s

Señor Grubby’s started in 2008 by a group of local guys looking to put a twist on the local Mexican fair. After numerous trips to Mexico and local Mexican & American breakfast spots they noticed missing elements that they wanted to highlight.

Gaia Gelato

Gaia prepares gelato in small batches every day, using only our authentic Italian recipes. They have installed in the heart of Carlsbad an authentic Gelato Lab.


Private & Custom Group Tours pricing and Reservations:

Standard Private Group Tour tickets cost 62$ per guest with a minimum of 6 guest; this includes all food & wine tastings at 4-6 locations. A tour guide gratuity fee of 20% will be included in your total cost and provided directly to your tour guide(s).

Main Differences between private tours:

The Standard Private Tour is a good combination of delicious food and wine tasting.

Happy Hour Tour is focused on drinking and less about the food.

Premium Private Tour has both cocktails, mimosa, wine, beer and plenty of food, enough for dinner.

Private Tour Option 1 – 3.5 hours

Private Tour Option 2 – 2 hours

If these options do not fit for your group, feel free to choose from the below tasting locations to create your own Private Tour Option.

Customize Your Private Tour



For more information on Corporate Event Planning click below:

Premium Private Group Tour tickets cost $69 per guest with a minimum of 6 guest; this includes; cocktail, mimosa, beer, wine and all food tastings, at 4-6 locations.

Happy Hour Group Tour tickets cost $52 per guest with a minimum of 6 guest; this includes; mimosa, beer & wine, some food, 3 tasting locations.

Corporate Event Venues, Holiday Parties & Team Building in Carlsbad, California

Sample Itinerary for your private group tour experience

Witch Creek Winery

Wine Tasting:
Sparkling wine
Red wine & Dessert wine

Caldo Pomodoro - Garlic Bread Baked Artichoke Hear

Baked Artichokes with lot's of cheese and garlic, marinara & garlic bread

Senor Grubby's

Al Pastor Taco - Roasted pork infused with pineapple, fresh cilantro & homemade tortillas.

Vigilucci's Gourmet Market

Pasta or Panini or Meat & Cheese plate

Gaia Gelato

Gelato ice cream flight with 4 unique tastings

Park 101

Smoked Meat Platter with chicken, brisket, Tri-tip, pork or Watermelon Mimosa

Cicciotti's Italian

Gnocchi, Bruschetta & Canoli or Lemoncello

Chocolate Bar

Sea Salt Carmel Chocolates

Where to Meet

Northwest corner of State and Grand.  Across the street from our first tasting location Caldo Pomodoro 2907 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
PARKING: Carlsbad Village Train Station & street parking 

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes, there is public parking located near the meeting location of the Food Tour. There are several large parking lots at the Carlsbad Village Train station. Remember our tours are 3-3.5 hours long. Transportation from downtown San Diego to Carlsbad is also available via the train.  The meeting spot for the tour is located near the Carlsbad Village Train Station.

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.

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

All locations are wheelchair accessible.

Yes, there is one stop in our tour that includes wine tasting from a locally produced winery. Please let us know if you prefer to abstain from alcohol.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

"A great way to break free from a business trip!"
We booked the food tour for about 15 of us and had a great time. Downtown Carlsbad is a cute little surfing village with lots of history, restaurants, and shops. Everyone had a great time and there was truly something for every appetite!

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