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Walking Tour Experiences


Taste of Italy Food Tour (Day)

Buon Appetito! This immersive experience takes you on a culinary tour of Little Italy as guests savor the delicious cuisine Italy is known for, while strolling through the neighborhood, seeing the sights and learning about the neighborhood’s history. This food tour will highlight four restaurants representing different regions of Italy including some traditional neighborhood staples and new ones with a modern twist. Hear the heartwarming stories of how these recipes and dishes came to be and learn about the history of these first-generation Italian restaurants and their owners. Be sure to bring your appetite!

Price: $64.95pp

Location: Throughout Little Italy

Duration: 3-hours

Number of Guests: 4-14, 14 max

Age: 10+

When: Weekly from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Weather: This experience takes place in all weather conditions, except rain.  If rain, experience will be rescheduled.

What to Wear: Weather appropriate comfortable clothing and shoes 

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Taste of Italy Food Tour (Evening)

Buon Appetito! This immersive experience takes you on a culinary tour of Little Italy as guests savor the delicious cuisine Italy is known for, while strolling through the neighborhood, seeing the sights and learning about the neighborhood’s history. This food tour will highlight four restaurants representing different regions of Italy including some traditional neighborhood staples and new ones with a modern twist. Hear the heartwarming stories of how these recipes and dishes came to be and learn about the history of these first-generation Italian restaurants and their owners. Be sure to bring your appetite!

Untold stories and visiting iconic landmarks make this tour one you don’t want to miss! The evening tour also offers a chance for one lucky winner to take home a box of Italian chocolates imported from Italy!

Price: $79.95pp

Location: Throughout Little Italy

Duration: 3.5-hours

Number of Guests: 4-14, 14 max

Age: 10+

When: Sunday through Thursday from 4:00pm to 7:30pm

Weather: This experience takes place in all weather conditions, except rain.  If rain, experience will be rescheduled.

What to Wear: Weather appropriate comfortable clothing and shoes 

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The Story of Little Italy Guided Historical Tour Adventure

Experience the story of Little Italy, San Diego - a neighborhood with an Italian presence since 1871!

For a moment in time, the paradise of Little Italy was theirs. This thrilling and heartwarming tour takes you on a journey from late 19th century and the arrival of Italians to San Diego through today's modern-day renaissance. Check out archival photos and discover hidden neighborhood landmarks. Plus, hear stories from local Italians and Little Italy residents who were there to experience it all. We recreate the world that was and showcase the hip & stylish neighborhood Little Italy has become. Let us give you the full experience of this charming neighborhood, frozen in time and rich in history! This spectacular experience combines humor, drama and excitement all together and includes cappuccino and a Palermo style, 1/2 pound Sicilian breakfast pastry to die for.

Price: $29pp

Location: Café Zucchero in Little Italy

Duration: 2.5-hours

Number of Guests: 4-25, 25 max

Age: 13+

When: Saturdays

Weather: This experience takes place in all weather conditions, except rain.  If rain, experience will be rescheduled.

What to Wear: Weather appropriate comfortable clothing and shoes 

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Medicinal Herbal Walking Tour through Bankers Hill & Balboa Park

Herbs are everywhere -- even in the middle of a city! Take a guided urban herb walk with clinical herbalists from Little Italy's own Remedy Holistic Pharmacy and learn the medicinal properties of local plants in the Downtown San Diego area. Learn about traditional and modern therapeutic uses while getting up close and personal to the plants themselves.

This is a great hands-on way to familiarize yourself with herbal allies and experience them with your mind and senses. The Urban Herb Walk 2-hour guided tour is held in Little Italy/Maple Canyon/Balboa Park.

Price: $25pp

Location: Remedy Holistic Pharmacy in Little Italy

Duration: 1.5-hours

Number of Guests: 10-15, 15 max

Age: 13+

When: Monthly

Weather: This experience takes place in all weather conditions, except rain.  If rain, experience will be rescheduled.

What to Wear: Weather appropriate comfortable clothing and shoes 

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