The food tour will give you a lot of good German food because there are so many German immigrants living in this place. The heavy foods of the homeland are on display, and there are other takes on this food that you might enjoy. You simply need to be clear that you have enough time to get through this tour because it takes a while to complete. You also need to see if you can get your family into some of the restaurants for tastings.
You will have the best time possible when you come on this tour, and it will help you relax because you have made good choices that are much easier to understand. You simply need to get your family out here because they all want to enjoy this tour like you are.
Get the tickets online, and make them as affordable as possible. There are some people who will want to try all the foods, and they kids can try kids menus when they are traveling with you.
This food tour is the best way to really enjoy the food of the area, to see how the German flavors came over, and to have fun with family.
On your 3-hour walking tour of beautiful Mainstrasse Village located in Covington, Kentucky, step back in time and experience life in the 1800's. At 10:30 am you will meet your guide and begin a stroll through the village, which is on the National Historic Register, where you will see a German clock tower with a working glockenspiel, a German fountain, overhead trains, tree-lined streets with park benches and cobblestones. The buildings date back to the mid 1800's and the atmosphere is like a quaint European village. Your tour guide will educate you on the history of the area, the architecture and provide insight into the individuals who own and operate the food venues.
Sample foods from family owned restaurants only - never national chains. The food tastings you enjoy will contain locally sourced food from Kentucky and neighboring Cincinnati such as homemade German Bavarian pretzels with homemade beer cheese dip, a local craft beer from one of the numerous local breweries such as Braxton Brewery in Covington, Kentucky, a gourmet chili cheese hotdog featuring a Tex-Mex style chili made with Cincinnati goetta, assorted slices of NY style pizza, a homemade dessert such as apple crème brulee, bourbon pecan pie, apple pie, flourless chocolate cake and a generous serving of Ethiopian coffee. At the end of the tour around 1:30pm, you will have enjoyed the equal of a full lunch.
Please note: The food venues are not handicap accessible and a few venues require climbing a single flight of stairs to get to the seating area. We can accommodate vegetarians, but we cannot accommodate food allergies or gluten-free (please specify dietary restrictions in the special requirements field at the time of checkout). A standard liability waiver form must be signed prior to the start of the tour. Restrooms are available at every food venue. The total walking distance is a relaxing 1.25 miles on a flat terrain.
If you feel your tour guide met or exceeded your expectations, tips are greatly appreciated.
Pickup & Return:
The Mainstrasse Village Public parking lot is free to the public. Street parking is also free and available on side streets adjacent to the neighborhood.
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: 10:30 am
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Food tasting
- Light refreshments
- Small-group tour
- Walking tour
- Local guide
Does not include:
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- A maximum of 12 people per booking
- A small amount of walking is involved
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Standard liability waiver form must be signed prior to the start of the tour