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$49 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cincinnati Food Tour with Carew Tower Ticket, Street Car Ride

They say variety is the spice of life and on this tour of Cincinnati’s highlights, you’ll have to agree! Your adventure starts at the historic Findlay Market, where you’ll be led past tantalizing local produce, fresh meats, and bakery goods. Before departing, we’ll stop for a tasty treat or two of the locals’ favorites. Leaving the market, we’ll hop on the sleek and modern streetcar for a short ride to one of Over-the-Rhine’s favorite areas, Washington Park. Amid the beautiful architecture, historic landmarks, and playful water features, we’ll hear about the amazing revitalization of this area. Then, all aboard the streetcar again, to the heart of downtown, where we’ll tantalize your taste buds with another taste of Cincinnati’s local favorites. You won’t be disappointed — the locals who flock here never are! Next up, hold onto your hat as we quickly ascend 45 floors to the observation deck of the Carew Tower for fantastic views of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and, if we’re lucky, Indiana. From there, after strolling through the delightful Fountain Square area, we’ll walk three blocks to The Banks riverfront development, complete with trendy eateries, a riverfront park, and home to the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. Then, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center we’ll have a once in a life-time opportunity to touch a piece of the Berlin Wall. A few steps away, one of Cincinnati’s most beautiful and fun-filled riverfront parks begs to be explored.  We’ll meander through its gardens and quirky water features with the mighty Ohio River as our backdrop. Our tour will end here, but don’t worry, your streetcar ticket is good for the remainder of the day, so you’re free to explore more of the city at your leisure.

$62 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Mainstrasse Village Food Tour in Covington KY

Mainstrasse Village is a picturesque restored German Village dating back from the 1830's.  During the summer months, people flock to the sidewalk seating on the town square. It is like dining on a sidewalk cafe in Europe! We stroll under a canopy of trees with park benches to sit and relax.  This is the easiest of our walking tours.  Included on this tour are ample portions, more than enough for lunch.  Plus we sample beer, wine and bourbon! Each tasting is served from a locally-owned and operated restaurant which takes pride in utilizing Kentucky Proud products and supporting nearby farms and businesses. We normally get to meet at least 2 or 3 of the owners and learn what it takes to make it in the restaurant business.Some of the 6 or 7 tastings you will enjoy include German Bavarian pretzel with homemade beer cheese dip,  a gourmet chili cheese hotdog featuring a Tex-Mex style chili made with from an authentic German goetta recipe, a tasting of one of 65 different flavors of soft serve, a slice of a signature pizza or a portion of a gourmet burger, a Charcuterie board featuring a variety of locally sourced cheeses, jams, almonds, dried fruits and to top off the tour, a homemade seasonal dessert served with a generous cup of Ethiopian coffee or tea.  We promise you won't leave this tour hungry!Please note: The food venues are not handicap accessible. We can accommodate vegetarians only. Vegetarians must call prior to the tour 513-289-0035.  We cannot accommodate food allergies, gluten-free, lo-carb or vegan diets. A standard liability waiver form must be signed prior to the start of the tour. Restrooms are available at every food venue. The total walking distance is a relaxing 1.25 miles on a flat terrain. If you feel your tour guide met or exceeded your expectations, tips are greatly appreciated.

$62 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cincinnati Streetcar Food Tour in Cincinnati OH

On our 3 hour Cincinnati Streetcar Food Tour, we work in conjunction with some of the best restaurants in the city. We have a huge selection to choose from, so the restaurants will vary from tour to tour.  Depending on their availability, we visit We Olive for an informative tasting of olive oils and vinegar, plus a sample of wine and an array of charcuterie board tastings. At Nicholson's Pub we enjoy an authentic Scottish dish or at Bru Burger, a gourmet burger and  inside the Contemporary Arts Center at Melt Eclectic Cafe, a new bistro, we enjoy fresh innovative salads and sandwiches.  We’ll board the streetcar and travel a few blocks north, where we may visit Arnold’s, a quaint and quirky bar/restaurant operating continuously since 1861 or continue riding north to Over the Rhine.  In OTR, tastings are on the sweet side featuring 3 Sweet Girl’s Cakery, Quaintrelle, Holtman's Donuts or Brown Bear Bakery. Each spot is better than the next! We head north to Findlay Market, where stops may include Maverick Chocolate, where we sample piece after piece of hand crafted chocolate made right in the store.  Another new addition is Harvest Pizza featuring a new twist on traditional pizza toppings or The Rhined, an artisan cheese and wine shop. We venture inside Findlay Market, where we may stop at Taste of Belgium to savor the taste of a true Belgian waffle and a quick look around.  We end our tour in the Findlay Market area with a visit to the Epicurean Mercantile Company where we tour the newest urban market in the city and enjoy a unique tasting from the The Counter located within EMC.Our tours are more than just food.  You get an insider's view of the city as we visit some of the newest areas in town as well as famous landmarks.  We share the history, hottest spots and all the information you need to know to navigate downtown Cincinnati.  We begin out tour in the new Banks neighborhood surrounded by various sports stadiums, Smale Park and restaurants amidst upscale urban living.  We hop on the streetcar to the “Backstage Entertainment District" named in honor of the Aronoff Center and learn about the redevelopment of the theater district. We’ll pass by famous landmarks and end up in OTR (Over the Rhine) where we’ll talk about the history and redevelopment of this hippest new neighborhood. We end the tour at historic Findlay Market where there is a bounty of sights and aromas to entice your taste buds.

$62 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Madison Avenue Food Tour in Covington

On our Madison Avenue food tour, we visit local family owned eateries where we taste delicious food featuring global cuisine and "down home" Kentucky favorites! We enjoy a variety of foods such as sweet corn fritters with buttermilk remoulade sauce at Hotel Covington. Right around the corner is McK's Chicks, a new eatery with the best barbecue brisket sliders you've ever tasted. Next, we sample an epic taco in a new tequila bar. After a stroll down historic Madison Avenue, we arrive at Amerasia, for an authentic Chinese dish. We move on to Braxton Brewing Company for a local craft beer sample in a refurbished Sears and Roebuck store. We end our tour at Left Bank, a French inspired coffee house featuring locally roasted coffee and a yummy pastry from Butler's Pantry. The food tastings are ample for a satisfying lunch. Guests who like to order additional drinks, may simply run their own tab. As we stroll up Madison Avenue, we not only enjoy worldly cuisines, but our well-informed local tour guides will help you uncover old and new landmarks and share about the exciting renaissance the city is undergoing. At it's peak, Madison Avenue was a cultural epicenter, with premier shopping, banking, theaters and celebrations.  Current revitalization efforts are restoring this historic gem to it's former glory, providing many ethnic restaurants a new home. From the German Mutter Gottes neighborhood to Pike Street, our food tour allows the curious traveler to discover the historic significance of Covington and it's continuing ties with immigrants from all over the world. While you're enjoying this interesting walk, our food tour guides will share recommendations and tips about other neighborhoods who are also a foodie´s haven. The food, tax and 20% gratuity to the servers is included in your ticket. Gratuities for the tour guide are appreciated, however. The food served on this tour is ample for lunch. Additional alcoholic beverages may be purchased on your own. Street parking is free all day on Sundays.

$18 Kid Friendly

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Admission Ticket

With your general admission ticket to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, you will have access to see hundreds of animal species and thousands of plant species.Experience amazing exhibits, such as face-to-face encounters with meerkats with pop up bubbles that allow you to have up close views of these charismatic creatures. Ride the BB and T Express Train around an inner loop of the zoo.You can also enjoy seasonal attractions such as Zoo Blooms, Zoo Babies, HallZOOween and more. Enjoy animal presentations throughout the day to learn about these amazing animals.Don’t forget to stop by the Welcome Center in Vine Street Village to see daily updates about feeding times and other tips to make the most of the visit.

$30 Food, Wine & Nightlife

The Original Findlay Market Tour

* Learn the history of Ohio's oldest continuously operating municipal market. * Taste samples and small bites as you meet five specialty merchants.* Discover hidden gems that make your Findlay Market shopping experience unique.* 90-minute guided tour, $25 per person. Saturday tours start at 3 pm.  * Tour begins at Findlay Market, 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. We meet at the Information Desk inside the Findlay Market building and directly across from Taste of Belgium. A map is available at www.findlaymarket.org/map.Note: Plan to be on your feet for 90 minutes. We walk the equivalents of 2-3 city blocks. Not recommended for those who find walking difficult.

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