What happens when I make my online booking?
When you complete your booking on our secure website you will receive an automatic order confirmation that contains your booking details and directions for arriving to meet the tour using all possible transportation means
What is Eating Italy Food Tours’ Cancelation Policy?
Within 3 weeks of the tour date all tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled. Tours run regardless of weather conditions.
Do I have to book in advance? Can I just arrive and pay cash?
All tickets must be purchased on our website, we do not allow walk-ups or cash sales.
How long is the tour?
The duration of both of our tours is 4 hours with a 15 minute grace period.
How much food is served on the tours?
Over the course of the tour you will be enjoying at least 10 food tastings which is equivalent to a very large-sized lunch or dinner. You will not leave hungry we promise.
How much walking is involved on the tour? How is the walking pace?
Tours last between 4 hours and for 3/4 of the time we will be on our feet. The tours are led at a very casual pace on very flat terrain.
Are there many stairs that I have to climb up and down?
On the Taste of Testaccio Food Tour there are no stairs or inclines. On the Twilight Trastevere Food Tour there are two different flights of stairs that must be descended and climbed.
Is there a wine tasting included on the tour?
On the Taste of Testaccio Food Tour there is red and white wine served with your sit-down pasta meal. On the Twilight Trastevere Food Tour there are several locations where you will be enjoying wine along with your food tasting including a glass of Prosecco (Italian sparkling white wine)
What beverages are served on the tour?
On the our Taste of Testaccio Food Tour there is water (sparkling and natural) served along with wine (red and white) with the sit-down pasta tasting.On the Twilight Trastevere Food Tour there are several glasses of wine and bottled water served at 3 different tastings.
What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?
When you make your booking we ask what dietary restrictions you have. For the Taste of Testaccio Food Tour we can accommodate all dietary restrictions. On the Twilight Trastevere Food Tour, unfortunately we are unable to make substitutions for those individuals with a gluten or lactose intolerance.
How many people can take the tour?
The maximum number of people on the Taste of Testaccio Food Tour is 12-14 people. On the Twilight Trastevere Food Tour it is 10 people.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Yes bathrooms are available at several of the food tasting locations.
Are cameras permitted on the tour?
Cameras are most certainly permitted and photos are absolutely encouraged.
Are there food tastings available for vegetarians?
Yes both of our food tours are vegetarian friendly. Please notify us of your dietary restrictions when you purchase your ticket.
If the tour that I want to take is sold out can I get on a waiting list?
There is no official waiting list. Please notify us by email at email@example.com and we will let you know what the options are if we are unable to get you on the tour of your choice.
Can I shop on the tour?
On the Taste of Testaccio Food Tour there is one stop called Volpetti which is Rome’s finest gourmet food shop, where we allow 5-10 min of shopping since the store is closed when our tours end. On the Twilight Trastevere Food Tour, no shopping we ask for you to refrain from shopping since we have to keep to a precise schedule as nearly all of the tastings are being prepared for us on the spot.
Is the tour wheelchair and baby stroller accessible?
The Taste of Testaccio Food Tour is both wheelchair and baby stroller friendly and accessible. Unfortunately, due spacing and stairs the Twilight Trastevere Food Tour is not wheelchair nor baby stroller accessible.
Are tour guide gratuities included in the price?
Gratuities are not included in the ticket price and they are always greatly appreciated. The industry standard for walking tours in Rome is 15%.
Where does the tour end?
Where both of ours tours end is about a 5-10 minute walk from where the tour begins.
Are young children allowed to participate on a tour? If so how much will I need to pay?
Children of all ages whether walking or in a stroller can take one of our tours. If they are not participating in the food tastings than there is no cost, otherwise please make sure that you purchase a discounted children’s ticket for your child.
Are the walking tours given in bad weather?
All our tours are held rain or shine. In the case of rain we will be able to go inside many of the tasting locations and there are other places where we will be able to stay dry. We kindly ask that you please look at the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Bookings are only refundable if made 3 weeks in advance of the tour date.
Are tours offered only in English?
At the current time our tours are only led in English.
Are gift certificates available?
Gift Certificates are available and make a wonderful present for anyone who is visiting or lives in Rome.
Can I book a private tour for my group?
Yes Eating Italy does offer some private group tours for groups of 8-14 on the Taste of Testaccio Food Tour and 8-10 on the Twilight Trastevere Food Tour. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability and pricing.