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Parking is available at nearby parking garages, around the corner from our first tasting stop. You will be given instruction on how to get back to the starting point.
Stonefield Food Tour: Parking is behind Stonefield shops.
All Public tours are held rain, shine, and in all temperatures year round. We reserve the right to cancel a tour due to weather if safety is threatened, and if there are less than the minimum required guests on a specific tour.
If we cancel a Public Tour, we will at your discretion, either, 1) reschedule you to another tour date (subject to availability), 2) issue you a Gift Certificate that you can use within the next year, or 3) 100% refund of your ticket(s) purchase.
If you cancel tickets on a Public Tour, with at least 48 hours notice, we’ll either, 1) reschedule you to another tour date (subject to availability), 2) issue a Gift Certificate or 3) provide a 50% refund. With less than 48 hour notice, tickets and fees are non-refundable.
Private Tours – Once purchased, all private tours are NON-REFUNDABLE, however with ample notice of at least 21 days prior to the tour date, we may be able to reschedule to another available date.
Ticket Guardian option, when you purchase tickets for any of our tours, you can safeguard and “insure” the ticket price in case you aren’t able to make the tour due to unforeseen factors. You can opt not to include this safeguard insurance.
Taste of Virginia Food Tours, LLC reserves the right to refuse admittance or continuation on any tour and if, in our opinion, a tour guest is intoxicated. We also reserve the right to remove from the tour any guest that is disruptive, disrespectful or destructive to tours staff, venue representatives, tour guests or property. In such case, no refund will be made to such guest, and no liability or cost incurred by Taste of Virginia Food Tours, LLC for transportation or other expenses incurred by that guest.
Yes, You many purchase them in any dollar amount suitable to your interest and needs. To purchase or learn more about out Gift Certificates please visit our Gift Certificate page.
Yes. For our lunch tour. If you are bring an infant or young child (7 years and under), and they will not be eating, you do NOT have to purchase a ticket, We do offer Child Tickets if they plan to do the tastings. Please let us know if you will be attending with and infant or young child who is NOT eating when you purchase tickets in the not section.
Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through Charlottesville downtown mall and nearby neighborhood eating our local artisan’s most mouth-watering tastings.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) Fish, Oysters when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.
To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and the number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling (434) 589-5558. Cash and walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.
We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add you on for that tour. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.
The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.
All lunch locations are wheelchair accessible.
On the Evening Tour, Two of our tastings (are not handicap accessible). Stairs are included.
Stonefield Food Tour is wheelchair accessible.
At this time, we do not offer tours in any other languages except English.
We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (Corporate events, family reunions, Birthday parties, out of town guests). Plus more.
You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear and an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves and a scarf as Charlottesville cold weather. Please dress for the weather conditions at the time of your tour..
For the lunch tour, there is one tasting of a local Hard Cider. Our evening tour we have pairing for each tasting. We have non-alcohol cocktails available.
Stonefield Food Tour: We have one cocktail with a tasting.
Due to the various food establishments we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed on the tour. Accommodations for Service Dogs will be made. However, please do let us know if you will be attending with a Service Dog and any accompanying limitation when you purchase tickets in the notes section. Contact us: