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 48 hours 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
If the tour you are booked on has not met minimum numbers, we can cancel it up to 48 hours in advance. You will be notified via email with options to either move to another time slot or day, should these arrangements not fit in with your schedule, we will provide a 100% refunds
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 and cooking classes, except the Testaccio Supper Stroll, the Rome Evening Food & Wine Stroll and the Florence Sunset Food Tour which are 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 Wine Tasting Dinner is 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.
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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. Our Wine Tasting Dinners and Authentic Florence Home-Cooking Class 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
- Vatican Area for Foodies: 2.5 hours
- Rome Sunday Food Tour: 3 hours
- Rome Evening Wine & Food Stroll: 3 hours
- Wine Tasting Dinner: 3 hours
- Florence Sunset Food Tour: 3.5 hours
- Authentic Florence Home-Cooking Class: 4.5 hours
For all activities, a 15 minute grace period applies.
The maximum number of people on Testaccio Food Tours and the Rome Evening Food and Wine Stroll is 12-14 people. On the Trastevere Food Tours, the Vatican tour and the Sunday tour it is 10 people. We cater for up to 10 adults for the Wine Tasting Dinner. On our Florence food tours, the maximum number is 12 people. We cater for up to 14 people for the Florence Home-Cooking Class
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. If you have mobility issues, please contact our Customer Service team for more information in regards to the walking, pace and terrain on the particular tour/s you are interested in.
There are no stairs to climb on the Taste of Testaccio Food Tour or the Trastevere for Foodies tour. On our Testaccio Supper Stroll and the Vatican Food Tour, there are several stairs to reach one of the stops on each tour. On our Twilight Trastevere tour there is flight of stairs to reach the famous wine cellar. On the Rome Sunday tour there is one set of stairs at a restaurant, and another set of stairs for access to the last bathroom. On our Rome Evening Food and Wine Stroll there is one flight of stairs to access the bathroom at the first restaurant. There are a couple of stairs at the entrance of the Wine Tasting Dinner and at two of the vendors on both of the Florence tours. There is a tight spiral staircase to reach the roof terrace on the Florence Home-Cooking Class.
The Taste of Testaccio Food Tour and the Vatican Food Tour are both wheelchair and baby stroller friendly and accessible. Unfortunately, due to spacing, stairs and/or the nature of the cobble stoned streets on our tours, our other tours in Rome are not. The Wine Tasting Dinner is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. Both food tours in Florence involve negotiating narrow streets with narrow sidewalks which may not be accessible. Our Florence Home-Cooking Class is held in a Tuscan home that has a terrace that is not wheelchair accessible. Please inquire about specific accessibility requirements with our Customer Service team 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!
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 bring an umbrella. And please remember, bookings are only refundable if made 3 weeks in advance of your tour date.
At the current time our tours, cooking classes and Wine Tasting Dinner are only led in English.
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 Florence Home-Cooking Class, you will learn how to cook a 3-course Italian meal and get to eat it too! The meal will include an aperitivo, antipasto, pasta courses 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 and Trastevere for Foodies, 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 is beer and a cocktail at others!). On our Twilight Trastevere 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) and craft beer. Our Vatican Area for Foodies and Rome Sunday Food Tour both include a glass of wine and craft beer. Wine is of course an integral part of our Rome Evening Wine and Food Stroll and Wine Tasting Dinner – you will taste 4 and 6 glasses respectively. On our Florence Food Tour, you will be enjoying wine along with your food tasting at a couple of stops, including of course the local Chianti. The hero of our Florence Sunset Tour is cocktail making, so there will be cocktails, as well as wine with several tastings and our sit-down steak meal, and a digestif. Wine is also served during the meal after the Florence Home-Cooking Class, approx. 2 glasses per person during the meal, plus a Prosecco at the start of the class.
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 and ask you to please be very specific about the nature of your allergies and intolerances. With advanced notice we are more likely to be able to cater to your needs, as opposed to being notified as the tour is about to start, which makes this somewhat more challenging. On our food tours, cooking classes and our Wine Pairing Dinner, we will do our absolute best to accommodate your dietary requirements, but cannot guarantee that there will be a replacement item at every single stop, or with each course 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..