All the Answers to Your Most frequently Asked Questions.
Our food tasting and cultural walking tours have been developed especially for food and history lovers. We find that some children have a blast on our tours and if you think yours will, please bring them along – most of our tours are great for young history and food lovers, too, as well as future chefs.
But, in our vast touring experience, we have found that many of those under the age of 17 might have a harder time enjoying themselves on a tour. They may be indifferent, fidgety, or not appreciate an extended group activity and unfortunately, their displeasure could interfere with the exciting experience that I Eat Food Tours has carefully crafted for you and the other guests.
Whether to bring your child is entirely up to you, but please note that ALL CHILDREN ages 3 and above need a paid ticket. We assume that if your child is below the age of 3 they will not be participating in the tasting portion of the tour, or they might be sharing tastings with a parent. Therefore, for children below age 3, no ticket is required and there will no be separate tastings prepared for them. If you would like tastings for your child under 3, please be sure to purchase a ticket in advance.
Whatever you decide, be sure to indicate when you make your reservation whether you are bringing a child on the tour, so that your tour guide can be prepared. Please also note that strollers can be a challenge on the tour due to the many narrow sidewalks that we walk on, the oneven cobble stone streets that we cross, certain staircases that we use when entering establishments, and the very small shops and open market streets that we visit. If you have further questions pertaining to tickets for children, please mailto: email@example.com
For child pricing – see FAQ labeled: ARE THERE CHILD TICKETS?
Not more than you can handle! The pace is usually good for everyone. We cover enough of a neighborhood to satisfy everyones curiosity.
We are on our feet for approximately 2.5/3/4 hours.
Please note that there are some stairs that we navigate during the tour. If stairs are a problem for you or any of your guests, please indicate that when you purchase your tickets so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.
Turin is an very old city and the locations where we hold our tours are some of the oldest in town. This means that many of the narrow streets and uneven cobblestone streets we walk, along with the small shops, markets and staircases in and out some of establishments are not conducive to strollers and wheelchairs. This does not mean that we don’t welcome both, it just means that some tours are going to be better for you than others.
*For strollers, we do recommend something small that folds up easily (an umbrella stroller usually works best). Many of our locations are very small or can be busy and trying to keep children in strollers in the stores can be a struggle, so having something the child can be taken in and out of easily is going to make it a much more pleasant experience for both child and parent.
*For wheelchairs, we have found that our Street Food Tour D’luxe is the easiest tour to manage, as there are no stairs that a guest would have to maneuver. If the guests level of mobility includes being able to walk up and down a view stairs, with or without assistance, then the Aperitif Wine & Dine and the Chocolate Tour & Workshop are going to be fine as well.
We want to do our best to accommodate whatever mobility needs you might have, so if you are interested in one of our other tours or events (not listed above), please feel free to mailto firstname.lastname@example.org directly, so we may find the tour or event that works best for you!
Even thought our walking tours are 3 hours and more, there are many spots during each tour to rest. We understand that it might be difficult to be on your feet for a long time. We make sure that everyone is confortable during our tours.
Yes! Absolutely Yes! Many of our attendees live right here in Turin and surroundings. Locals often attend to learn things about the neighborhood and the city in which they live that they did not know beforehand. We mainly stay off the beaten path, and thus avoid being consumed by crowds of tourists. Locals (and those that want to feel like locals) can often get the MOST out of the tours since the tour is designed to show you how the locals live, where they shop and eat.
We change our tours slightly every eight to twelve months. Many parts of the tour remain the same, but we do our best to improve upon and enhance the tour. Don’t be embarrased to come back for more and repeat the experience – many people do! (don’t hesitate to ask us to custom your tour and make it a private one)
We often have single travelers on our Food Tours, whetever they be single travelers or locals looking for something fun, tasty & different to do in Turin. We have found that most people who take our tours are adventurous & sociable, excited about trying amazing food, & open to meeting new people (or even making new friends)! We like to think of each tour group as its own family, exploring Turin and breaking bread together. If you are open to meeting new people & having a great time, you will have a wonderful time on the food tour.
We visit various food shops, open & indoor market places, bars and several restaurants per tour. (not all tours offer the same, check our tour pages) Some are run by Iron Chefs. Some are run by Top Chefs. Some are run by Italian Families. We think there is a place for all of those experiences in the Turin food scene.
Enough food tastings are served that for most people lunch or diner afterwards is not needed. And that is the truth! We have toured over 10.000 people and it’s very rare that anyone walks away hungry!
All of our tours are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We will Not be indoors for the entire 3 or 4 hours. So you should still dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions. It is impossible to cancel a tour at the very last minute due to many circumstances beyond our control. Before purchasing tickets please be aware of the possible weather conditions for that time of year.
Please dress casually (casual-chic for the evening-out-tour), confortably, and appropriately for the different seasons in Turin.
You can get an accurate forecast at ilmeteo.it/meteo/Torino
Here are some general Weather Conditions in Italy/Torino:
Generally, the hottest month is August in the south and July in the north; during these months the thermometer can reach 38–42 °C (100.4–107.6 °F) in the south and 32–35 °C (89.6–95.0 °F) in the north; Sometimes the country can be split as during winter, with rain and 20–22 °C (68.0–71.6 °F) during the day in the north … Learn More.
I Eat Food Tours provides a family friendly experience for people of all ages, from 1 to 100. Smoke-free tours ensure that all guests have a pleasant experience during the tour.
Our tours are generally 3 to 4 hours long. If you find the need to smoke during that time period, please step away from the rest of the group.
In alignment with Turin’s smoking recommendations, we respectfully ask that smokers partake at least 10 feet away from the group. Thank you for that!
Approximately 3/4 hours. Just enough time to fall in love with one of the magnificent neighborhoods that we tour in. Once the tour is over you can go back and shop in one of the speciality food shops, or have a beverage in one of the many bar/restaurants that you discovered on the tour.
Give yourself some time after the tour to hang out in the neighborhood and shop a bit at some of the great speciality food shops!
Yes, all the food and drinks that we offer during our culinary adventures are already included in the price. Of course, you’re welcome to buy additional drinks, if you’re still thirsty!
Well it depends.
It is generally possible if you wanna buy from one of the places we’ll visit.
When the group is very big we kindly ask you to wait with any shopping until after the tours are ended.
We know that shopping is a kind of irresistable thing to do, in special when you are on holiday, but it will slow the tour down, and we don’t like to let the other guest on the tour wait.
(By the way, for after the tour, we will be happy to give you some good tips about the best place where you can have the nicest shopping experiences in Turin)
Yes, our tour guides can ask you to show the ID of your Child or Infant at the start of the Tour.
Our tours are generally in English, but we also offer tours in Italian or in Dutch. Please, let us know in advance which language you and/or your group prefers.
Parking is available at each tour’s starting location. After your purchase tickets, you’ll receive emails with parking suggestions. Also on each tour page you will find the information where to park, or/and how to travel.
We suggest to take with you Many Spons of Smiles, and a Bag Half Full of enthusiasm. The rest will be filled during our adventure togheter! We Promise.
As you have already seen, we offer different kind of tours.
This means that the type of places we will visit during our tasty adventures depends on the one you are going to book.
Anyway, trying to keep the surprise effect, we will visit typical and ethnical restaurants, eateries, chocolaterie, candy shops, open air market, street food stands, bakaries, cafes, bars and american bars and more. But hey, let’s not spoil all the fun and leave a part of this as a sweet surprise!
Unfortunately the guide can not wait, as we don’t want to, and can’t let wait other guests!
In case of delay, please inform us by calling the number that is written on your booking and ticket, so we can guide you to the next stop (tasting) and you can join from there the rest of the group/tour again.
Unfortunately you will miss than the first part of the Tour, and tasting(s), so ‘Please’ Be on Time! and go out from your staying a little bit sooner. (As the City Centre can be pretty crowdy!)
*Street Food Tour D’luxe: Giardino Bottero (Via IV Marzo), infront of the Big Statue.
*Culinary Tour D’luxe: Still To be defined!
*Evening Out in Turin: Piazza Carlo Alberto, next to the Equestrian Statue.
*La Dolce Torino: Piazza Carlo Alberto, next to the Equestrian Statue.
*Private Group Tours: To be defined. The exact address of our meeting point will be sent to you with the confirmation email after you’ve booked.
Please check the address and directions beforehand to know how to reach us on the day of your tour.
In case you don’t receive an email with meeting details from us, please send an email to…and sorry for the inconvenience.
Please let us know if you (or anyone in your group) have any dietary restrictions (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you inquire for the tour. As long as we know in advance, we’ll be happy and do our best to accommodate your needs
Yes, bathrooms are available in all the places we visit during the tour, exept for the open air marketplace.
Not all of the locations are wheelchair accessible. There can be at the locations high steps to make or different floorlevels to take, we are very sorry for that.
Please contact us in advance we can surely see what we can arrange.
Yes we absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, Corporate, Team Building Events for Company’s, Weddings, Travel Plannings ed.)
Information on our Private Group Tours can be found here.