BOOKING & PRICING
When you complete your booking on our secure website you will receive an automated order confirmation containing booking details and meeting point information including directions for how to arrive by all available public transportation means. You will also get a copy of our Travel Guide with tips on hotels, things to do and places to eat.
Within 2 weeks of your tour or activity date, tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled. Tours run regardless of weather conditions. Due to the attention and organization that goes into each tour, please take careful note of our cancellation policies:
- Cancellations must be communicated by email to the address listed in your confirmation email OR by phone no less than 14 days before scheduled departure time to request a refund
- To change the time or date of a tour on existing reservations, an administration fee of €15 per person may be charged
- Eating Europe retains the right to issue refunds at our discretion
Tickets for all tours and activities must be purchased on our website. Walk ups or cash sales are not accepted.
Gratuities are not included in your ticket price and they are always greatly appreciated. The industry standard for walking tours and cooking classes/activities in Italy is 15%.
There is no official waiting list. Please notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know what the options are if we are unable to get you on the activity of your choice.
Children of all ages can take our food tours, except the Testaccio Supper Stroll which is designed only for adults. If children are 3 or under and are not participating in the food tastings, there is no cost. If they are aged 4-12, the child ticket price applies; if they are aged 13-17, the adolescent ticket price applies. Our Cooking with Nonna class and Wine Tasting Dinners are only suitable for adults aged 18 and up.
If you’re running late, please call us on one of the numbers below to find out where to meet your guide and group if they have already left the first stop. As many of our tours sell out, it is generally not possible to join a later tour. Refunds will not be given for any portion of the tour missed due to lateness.
Gift Certificates are available for our walking food tours and cooking classes and activities, and make a wonderful present for anyone who is visiting or lives in Italy.
Yes. Many of our tours and activities can be booked for private groups. All private tours are priced on application so email us at email@example.com to inquire.
Yes. We have someone on hand to chat for 14 hours of the day:
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All our tours follow the same format in terms of walking, tastings and neighborhood highlights. The difference is the neighborhood. We love them both so you choose. Trastevere is like a small village with timeless, multi-generational shops. Testaccio is a non-touristy foodie neighborhood of Rome. Please note, if you’re thinking of taking two tours, we don’t recommend taking both the Trastevere tours or both of the Testaccio tours, as several of the stops are the same.
The exact location of your class or meeting point for your walking food tour will be provided immediately upon booking. We hold all of our tours and activities within easy reach of all modes of public transport.
All of our tours end about a 5-10 minute walk from where the tours begin. Cooking with Nonna classes and our Wine Tasting Dinners are held at the same location for the entirety of the activity. Our guides are always happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction.
The duration differs depending on the tour/class:
- Taste of Testaccio: 4 hours
- Testaccio Supper Stroll: 3.5 hours
- Both Trastevere food tours: 4 hours
- Wine Tasting Dinner: 3 hours
- Cooking with Nonna class: 4 hours
For all activities, a 15 minute grace period applies.
The maximum number of people on Testaccio Food Tours is 12-14 people. On the Trastevere Food Tours it is 10 people. We cater for up to 8-10 people in our Cooking with Nonna classes and up to 10 adults for the Wine Tasting Dinner. In Florence, the maximum number is 12 people.
Food Tours last around 4 hours and for roughly ¾ of the time you will be on your feet. The tours are led at a very casual pace on fairly flat terrain. Very little walking is required for our cooking classes, but much time will also be spent on your feet. Our Wine Tasting Dinner is entirely seated. Wear comfortable shoes, no matter how you are spending time with us.
There are no stairs to climb on the Taste of Testaccio Food Tour. On our Testaccio Supper Stroll, there are several stairs to reach one of the stops. On our Trastevere tours there are two different flights of stairs that must be descended and climbed. The venue for Cooking with Nonna is located on the second floor; while there is a lift, there are still a few stairs to climb. There are many stairs at the location of the Wine Tasting Dinner. There is one flight of stairs on the Florence food tour.
The Taste of Testaccio Food Tour is both wheelchair and baby stroller friendly and accessible. Unfortunately, due to spacing and stairs, our Testaccio Supper Stroll and both Trastevere tours are not. Our Cooking with Nonna class is held in a traditional Roman apartment that is not wheelchair accessible. The stairs at the location of the Wine Tasting Dinner mean that this is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. The Florence food tour involves negotiating narrow streets with narrow sidewalks – please inquire about specific accessibility requirements when booking.
Yes, bathrooms are available at several of the food tasting locations and on site for all of our classes and dinners.
Is this a trick question? Cameras are most certainly permitted and photos are absolutely encouraged!
On the Taste of Testaccio tour, you will visit Volpetti Piu, Rome’s finest gourmet food shop, where we allow 5-10 min of shopping since the store is closed when our tours end. It’s possible to shop at Buonamici Pasticceria on the Florence food tour. There are no options for shopping on our other tours or cooking classes. In fact, on all of our tours, we ask that you refrain from shopping to help us keep within our schedule. Food is being prepared fresh for you at each tasting stop.
All of our tours go ahead – rain, hail or shine! In the case of rain, we are 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 look at the weather forecast and dress appropriately. And please remember, bookings are only refundable if made 3 weeks in advance of your tour date.
At the current time our tours and Wine Tasting Dinner are only led in English.
Our Cooking with Nonna class is led by a local grandma who speaks only Italian; our expert English-speaking guide is there to translate and assist.
Over the course of any of our tours you will be enjoying around 10 food tastings, which is equivalent to a very large lunch or dinner. You will not leave hungry, we promise. During your Cooking with Nonna class, you will learn how to cook a 4-course Italian meal and get to eat it too! The meal will include an antipasto, pasta, main meal and dessert. Beverages are also included. Our Wine Tasting Dinner comprises a 6-course Italian meal with paired wines – you will definitely not go hungry or thirsty!
On the Taste of Testaccio Food Tour, there is red and white wine served with your sit-down pasta meal. On the Testaccio Supper Stroll, wine is served at a couple of the stops (and there are beer and spirits at others!). On our Trastevere tours, there are several locations where you will be enjoying wine along with your food tasting including a glass of Prosecco (Italian sparkling white wine). On our Florence tour, you will of course be trying a glass of the local Chianti.Wine is of course an integral part of our Wine Tasting Dinner – you will taste 6 glasses. Wine is also served during the meal after the Cooking with Nonna class (approx. 2 glasses per person during the meal, plus an aperitivo at the start of the class); if you would like to drink more wine, it is available to purchase from your guide.
In addition to the wine and other alcoholic drinks served during our classes and on our tours, water (sparkling and natural) is served during all sit down meal times and tastings.
All of our food tours and classes are vegetarian friendly. Please notify us of your dietary restrictions upon booking.
When you make your booking we ask what dietary restrictions you have. For the Taste of Testaccio Food Tour and Testaccio Supper Stroll we can accommodate all dietary restrictions. On both the Trastevere for Foodies and the Twilight Trastevere Tours and for cooking classes, we are unfortunately unable to make substitutions for individuals with a gluten or lactose intolerance. If you have food allergies or intolerances and decide to try tastings in addition to those that have been specially catered for you, please be aware that you do so at your own risk and the company assumes no responsibility.