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Half-Day Santa Fe Food and History Walking Tour

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    Meet at 1pm in front of First National Santa Fe Bank on the Plaza. Over the course of the tour, you'll walk approximately a mile and a half while visiting two sit-down restaurants, a winery tasting room, and one additional food or drink establishment. 
    This is a walking tour. YOU MUST BE IN GOOD WALKING CONDITION AND ABLE TO WALK 1.5 MILES TO FULLY ENJOY THIS TOUR.
    What brings this tour to life is the stories behind the restaurants you'll get a chance to visit. You'll learn about how New Mexican food was shaped over centuries by a mixing of different culinary traditions. You will visit both Santa Fe's most traditional "must eat at" Mexican/New Mexican restaurants as well as some of the newest, currently "trending" restaurants.
    A few favorite stops on this tour are listed below. Please note we visit four of these per tour (not all).
    • Cheesemongers of Santa Fe
    • Sazon
    • Coyote Cafe
    • Gruet Winery Tasting Room
    • Noisy Water Winery 
    • La Lecheria New Mexico Craft Ice Cream
    • El Callejon
    • Eloisa
    • Del Charro Saloon
    Historical and cultural sights you will see are listed below. Please note that we do not visit or go inside any of these sites, but rather they are seen from the exterior and discussed during the historical portion of the tour.
    • Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis
    • Loretto Chapel
    • Santa Fe Plaza
    • Palace of the Governors
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We had a delicious and informative afternoon with our tour guide, Shield Dux. He paced the timing of the afternoon very well, dispersing history and architecture among the fantastic food and wine tastings. He has lived in the area for many years and has so...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Diverse look into Santa Fe's food scene by expert foodie, Lauren. She gives you helpful tips to make your stay the best possible while throwing in the history of the area. Lauren was so prepared she had ponchos for us when the rain threatened to...More

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    JoeGriffith, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for joining us on a Historic Plaza food tour and for your recommendation! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the diversity of the food and your time with Lauren - and glad that the rain ponchos came in handy! Thanks for taking...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Great morning of food history of Santa Fe and a couple of nice drinks, our tour guide Lauren was a terrific raconteuse and renaissance women.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank JeffNYC_CH
    JoeGriffith, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks so much for your review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the food, drink and history on your tour - and what a great description of Lauren. She is indeed a raconteuse and renaissance woman! We hope to see you on another tour in Santa...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    After a search of things to do in Santa Fe I found this food and walking tour. Because we like good food and easygoing walks, it sounded interesting. It was TERRIFIC. We have done food and walking tours in Rome & Florence, and they were...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank GERALDMCC
    JoeGriffith, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much for your review and for joining us on a food tour! I'm so glad to hear that this was the best food tour you've been on - wow! We love sharing our favorite food and drink in Santa Fe, so it's...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I’m very glad we did this tour our first day in Santa Fe because it helped acclimate us to the area and the general history of Santa Fe. Our guide, Shield, was delightful — history little by little throughout the tour (and then briefly repeated)...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 11BarbaraG
    JoeGriffith, Owner at Wander New Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much for joining us on our Historic Plaza tour! We always encourage guests to take a tour early in their visit, if possible - we love providing tips and recommendations for the remainder of a Santa Fe visit - so I'm glad...More

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    musaffir2015
    27 July 2019|
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    Response from GottaJam | Reviewed this property |
    While it is pretty hot in Santa Fe right now, this walk is only 50% outdoors. You stop at restaurants and eat indoors (in AC) and get water at every stop. When you are walking outdoors, you will have moments without shade... More
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    13 April 2019|
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    Response from Carla M | Reviewed this property |
    They do. Just tell them when you book.
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    Response from 790beverlym | Reviewed this property |
    I agree you need to check with the tour company
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