Duration: 4 hours
Location: Downtown Solvang
Once purchased directly from our website, tickets can be rescheduled as long as it is done and confirmed BEFORE the start of your tour. See our Return Policy below for full details.
Food tastings are enough for lunch
Tours begin at 11:00am
Great for group outings & private parties
Smartphone photography highly encouraged
Suitable for all fitness levels
Tours operate rain or shine. (Please wear comfy clothes and shoes for walking.)
Our Solvang food tour starts in Centennial Plaza and will walk you through the the downtown neighborhood streets where you will taste traditional and local artisan cuisine of Solvang and the Central Coast. Indulge in bites of traditional Danish comfort fare, visit Solvang bakeries for freshly baked goods, sip local craft beer and Santa Barbara County wines plus sample artisan goods. Along the way, you’ll get immersed in the local culture and hear interesting stories about each place you’ll visit.
You’ll also learn easy-to-shoot photo tips from your pro tour guide and take your foodie photo skills to the next level using your smartphone’s camera app. By the end of your 4 hour tour, you’ll be eating like a local and shooting like a pro!
Bit O Denmark
Traditional Danish fare in Solvang's oldest restaurant.
The Bread Shop
Quaint Romanian bakery located in the heart of town.
High Roller Tiki Lounge
Speakeasy-style wine cocktail lounge inspired by Disney.
Copenhagen Sausage Garden
Outdoor beer garden that specializes in family-made sausages.
Solvang Spice Merchant
Colorful spice shop featuring premium spices, teas, salts, sugars and gifts.
Los Olivos Olive Oil Company
Locally harvested olive oils as well as unique balsamic vinegar in a shared wine tasting room.
Speakeasy located inside a home brewing supply store featuring craft beers from around the world.
European cookies, jams and treats are the focus of this old-world bakery.
The tour meeting location is in Centennial Plaza; located across the street from Bit O Denmark restaurant and next door to Birkholm's Bakery. Meet your guide in the center of the (very tiny!) plaza under the gazebo and look for their green Eat This, Shoot That! shirt. The tour will end at Olsen's Bakery located 5 blocks from the starting location.Get Directions
Right now we are only offering this tour with an English speaking guide. However, we will be working on making a Chinese translator available soon. If you have a translator in your group, feel free to bring them along! (Please contact us if you still have questions about bringing along your translator.)
Yes, you will need to bring your own camera to take photographs on the tour; we do not provide cameras for guests. We’re not that rich yet.
But fear not! Any camera will do, even an iPhone! Or any smartphone, for that matter as most of our photo tips are geared toward shooting with your smartphone anyway.
Well, it is a walking tour….so plan on doing just that. Both tours cover approximately 1-ish miles over a 3-3.5 hour period.
The food tour is conducted at a relaxed pace and stops frequently with optional seating at most places, spending approximately 15-20 minutes at each of the designated tasting spots.
The wine tour stops are pretty much next door to each other. So, total walking distance is less than 1 mile and each tasting room has seating available. And of course we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes….you know…for walking around in. Comfortably.
While children are welcome on our Funk Zone food tour, please keep in mind that tour is approximately 3 hours long and we walk roughly 1 mile. (The Solvang tour is OK for kids 12 years and older.) Parents, you know their children best. Just think about whether a 3 hour walking food tour is appropriate for your own child’s attention span and stamina.
All children 6 years and older are required to have a ticket, and children/persons under 21 or non-drinkers may purchase a reduced-priced ticket. Children 5 years and under can attend free of charge if they will not be participating in the food tastings and are well behaved. Otherwise, they are liable to be given a shot of espresso and a free puppy at the end of the tour. (No children allowed on our wine tours. Sorry not sorry.)
Tours need to stay on schedule and while we’d love for you to shop til you drop, stopping the tour for shopping sprees can add too much time to our already packed schedule. So, unfortunately, we ask that you don’t start shopping until your tour is complete when your tour guide will be happy to point the way! (Shopping is permitted and encouraged on our Solvang Food Tour)
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Casey, Google Review
"I don't know if I've ever been on a tour that combined so many amazing things in one. They curated amazing things to eat and drink, we learned all about Solvang's history, we learned photography, and we learned how to bake! "