FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions- Walking and Bus Tours

If you have additional questions, please email us at foodie@omachaculinarytours.com or call 402-651-0047.

Tours

 

I live in Omaha. Do your tours have anything to offer a local?

Absolutely! While you may be familiar with our route and some of the stops, you will have the opportunity to try new foods at the tasting locations and learn more about the establishments themselves. As a local, you have the unique opportunity to re-visit the eateries we feature on the tour and any other recommendations we share along the way! Additionally, this tour is an excellent way to entertain out-of-town guests, celebrate a special occasion or encourage professional team building.

 

How long do the tours last? 

All of our walking and bus tours last approximately 2.5-3 hours, with the exception of our wine tour, which lasts 5 hours. Our private tours are fully customizable and can range in length. 

 

When should I arrive for the tour?

We ask that you arrive to the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour's scheduled start time. 

 

Will my tour still take place if there is inclement weather?

Tours will run rain or shine. We will not be outdoors for the entire tour; however, we ask that you check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
 

How much walking and standing is involved during the walking tours?

The tour covers approximately 1-2 miles over a 2.5-3 hour period. The tour is conducted at a relaxed pace and stops frequently, including spending approximately 15-20 minutes at each of the designated tasting spots. We still recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, as we will be on our feet most of the time.

 

What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies? Are there vegetarian options on the tour?

Please contact us to discuss any dietary restrictions. As long as we have advance notice, we will do our best to be as acommodating as possible.

 

How much food is served on the tour?

We generally stop at 5-6 locations. Enough food is served to amount to a satisfying meal for most participants.

 

Are there any beverages included?

Water is offered during most of our tastings. In addition, you are welcome to purchase other alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages along the way. 

 

Are cameras allowed?

Yes, and we encourage taking photos! Make sure you tag Omaha Culinary Tours if you share your photos online!

 

Should I bring any extra money for the tour?

We recommend you bring cash if you are interested in tipping your tour guide or purchasing drinks and additional products the establishments may offer.

 

Are tours only offered in English?

Yes, at the moment our tours are only offered in English. If you would like to make arrangements for an interpreter, please contact us.

 

What about taking children on the tour? Do they need a ticket as well?

Children are absolutely welcome on the tour! Please keep in mind that tours are 2.5 to 3 hours long and we walk approximately 1-2 miles on the walking tours. All children 3 years and older are required to have a ticket. Children under 3 may attend free of charge if they will not be participating in the food tastings. We kindly ask that you let us know if you plan to bring children under 3 when purchasing your tickets.

 

Are dogs/pets allowed on the tour?

With the exception of trained service animals, pets are prohibited on all tours.

 

Questions you may have about the bus tours in particular:

 

Where does the tour finish?

The tour will end in the same place as the starting location. Your tour guide will be more than happy to give directions for public transportation or point you in the right direction for your next destination.

 

Is parking available near the meeting location?

Specific parking details will be included in the meeting location directions you will receive upon purchasing your tickets.

 

Is the bus climate controlled?

Yes, the bus is climate controlled for comfort.

 

Are we on the bus for the entire tour? Is there walking involved?

Some of the tour time is on the bus, but we will make 5-6 stops along the way to get off the vehicle for tastings and to take photos. There is minimal walking on the tour.

 

Is the bus wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, the bus is not wheelchair accessible. If you or someone in your group uses a wheelchair, please contact us prior to purchasing your tickets.

 

Is there assigned seating on the bus?

Seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early to ensure that your group can sit together.

 

Can I leave my belongings on the bus if we get off? May I bring luggage on the bus?

Please keep in mind that there will be 5-6 stops of up to 15-20 minutes each where we will be leaving the bus. If you are not comfortable leaving your belongings on the bus during this time, you may want to consider bringing them with you. There is very limited storage space available on the bus and we cannot accommodate large pieces of luggage.

 

 

Tickets

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, tickets must be purchased in advance. 

 

Can I pay cash for the ticket?

No, tickets must be ordered either online through FareHarbor or by phone with a credit card. You can buy your tickets  with a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

 

Do I need to purchase a ticket if I don't plan on eating?

Yes, since there is much more to the tours than just the food tastings, all participants must purchase a ticket.

 

If a tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?

We do not provide a waiting list. However, if a tour is sold out, there is a chance that we will add an additional tour. Please contact us to let us know about which date you are interested.
 

I had to change my plans. Are there any refunds?

Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled.

 

Does the ticket price include a tip for the guide?

Tips are not included in the ticket price. If you feel that your guide did a good job during the tour, they will gladly accept tips!
 

Can I book a private tour?

We are happy to arrange customized private tours for groups of all sizes. To inquire about booking a private tour, please contact us.

 

 

Still have questions? 

TEL       402-651-0047

EMAIL  foodie@omahaculinarytours.com

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