Where should I park?

Parking can be challenging in Laguna Beach.  Please park in an area that allows for more than 3 or 4 hours, or in an all-day parking lot.  There are several all-day parking lots in the area:  One lot is across the street from the Pageant of the Masters on Laguna Canyon Road (Hwy 133) & Forest Avenue.  Lot prices are subject to change seasonally.


Is it customary to tip on a tour?

Tipping is customary in the industry, but of course is not mandatory.  First and foremost we want you to have a great time!  Tipping is a way to show that the tour guide did a great job and that you enjoyed the tour.  Tips are always very much appreciated!


How should I dress for the tour?

This is a casual tour!  Please dress comfortably, use sunscreen, and on cooler days we recommend a light jacket or sweater.


How long do the tours last?

The length of the tours vary and last 3 or 4 hours.  Tour times vary according to tour, and depend on the size of the group.


How much walking will we be doing?

We suggest comfortable walking shoes, although our pace is easy and relaxed. The entire tour will cover a little over a mile.


How many people can attend a tour?

The maximum number of guests per tour is generally limited to 12, except for group tours.  All reservations MUST be made in advance and are subject to availability.


Can I book a private tour?

Absolutely!  We encourage private tours and welcome them.  Generally the minimum requirement for a private tour is 6-8 guests.  However, we will try to accommodate every situation, if possible.  If you are interested in a private tour, please email or call us at:

Lorraine@flavorsoflaguna.com, 949.310.0909 (for a Flavors of Laguna tour) 

Discount vouchers are not valid for private tours.


Will the tour take place if it rains?

The tours will take place if there is light to moderate drizzle.  If rain is heavy, tours will be rescheduled.  You will be notified of any cancellations via email, text, or phone call.


How much food is served on the tours?

Food tastings vary.  Tastings are generally smaller portions.  We occasionally make changes to our tours, but they typically consist of about 6 tastings.


Are the foods on the tour appropriate for children?

Many children love the tours as there's lots to see and try.  We aim to please the little ones as well! 

A word to the wise...The streets in Laguna Beach are somewhat smaller than the norm, and can be very busy and congested.  We will be crossing one of the busiest streets on the West Coast, Pacific Coast Highway.  If you bring a child, you are solely responsible for their supervision.  Flavors of Laguna shall not be held liable for any accidents or injuries while on the tours.  Please watch your step and keep your little ones close at all times.


What restaurants will we visit on the tour?

The restaurants we visit are subject to change.  We are eco-friendly and do not print brochures for the tours, but we will be happy to email you the list of restaurants visited when the tour is finished if you provide your email address.


Will beverages be served on the tour?

Bottled water is provided for our guests at the start of the tours.  For legal reasons, alcohol is not provided by Flavors of Laguna.  However, we will stop at one or two locations where yhou have an option to purchase a cocktail solely at your discretion.


Are there any restroom breaks during the tours?

There are restrooms located at various locations on the tours.  We suggest using the restroom prior to the tours to avoid interruptions.


What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?

Please advise us in advance, when you make your reservations, if anyone in your group has dietary restrictions, i.e., vegetarian, diabetic, gluten-free, etc.  As long as we know well in advance, we will do our best to accommodate special needs.  While we are usually able to accommodate vegetarians, we are unable to accommodate vegans, as cheese and eggs may be in some foods.  If you purchase your ticket through a third party website, please email us at :


     Lorraine@flavorsoflaguna.com (for Flavors of Laguna tour)


Are any of your walking tours wheelchair and/or stroller accessible?

While we would love to accommodate all of our guests, wheelchairs and strollers are not recommended on our tours due to the many narrow city sidewalks, certain staircases that we use when entering establishments, and the very small shops that we visit.  However, if you still wish to participate and bring strollers, we suggest a small stroller which is easier to fold and store.  Pleae keep in mind that at some stops you will have to remove your child from the stroller to carry him/her, or have them walk.


Are gift certificates available?

For Flavors of Laguna gift certificates, call or email:

     Lorraine@flavorsoflaguna.com

     949.310.0909


How do I redeem a gift certificate?

Simply book a tour and enter your gift code in the discount code field at checkout.


What type of tickets are available for your tours and events?

Tickets for children ages 7-12 are $20, ages 13 and up are full price (see individual tour booking site).


Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?  Can I pay with cash?

Due to the arrangements and planning necessary for each tour, tickets must be purchased in advance.  Tickets can be purchased on our booking pages via the calendars.  Tours often sell out quickly!


We booked the tour at a discount, and those prices are no longer available.  Can I still get that discount or perhaps show up on the tour?

At Flavors of Laguna, we strive to please our guests and offer discounts whenever possible.  The discounts we offer are time-limited, and always subject to change depending on the season and/or special event.  We cannot price match or honor discounts that you may have found in the past, due to our booking numbers, but we will do our best to accommodate.  Please do not "show up" on the tour without making prior reservations, after purchasing your tickets.


Are tours offered only in English?

The tours are conducted only in English at this time.


Will I receive a refund if my plans change?

You may cancel and reschedule up to one week prior to the tour.  This allows us time to fill your spot.  Please keep in mind that if you choose to do this, we can only place you on a tour that is not yet sold out, which may be weeks away. After you purchase your tickets and make a reservation we guarantee your space, therefore we do not issue refunds for any cancellations less than 7 days prior to the tour.


May I bring my dog/pet on the tour?

We understand your furry pet would love the tastings;  however, please do not bring your pet on the tour as it may take away from the experience for yourself and others.


Do your tours have anything to offer a native Californian?

Definitely!  While our out-of-town guests love our tours, many of our attendees live in California.  To date, approximately 50% of our guests are from the Orange County and surrounding areas.


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