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Private Taste Of Key West

This private and exclusive walking food tour of the old historic district in Key West will tantalize your taste buds with Cuban and Caribbean-infused flavors, from the food to the ambience! Key West is a foodie's paradise and you will not be disappointed, remember to try the island's famous Key Lime pie.

Private Taste of Key West

Upon your arrival to the island of Key West, you will be met with a sensory overload of sights, sounds, and delicious smells. Take advantage of your time "on the rock" with this private and exclusive food tour and learn all about the traditions that go into making the cuisine of the island so famous.

At the southernmost point in the contiguous United States lies Key West, a 7 square-mile island that is long on history and large in urban legends. Its 90-mile proximity to Cuba makes it closer to Havana than Miami and explains its ever-present Caribbean influence.

Begin your walk at a central location where you will meet with your local and knowledgeable guide and set off for a personalized introduction to the island and discover the hidden, quiet streets that only the locals know.

Stop by a Mexican cantina and savor their tacos with locally sourced fish, then drop into an old speakeasy and imagine its glory days of entertainment as you sip on an authentic rum runner. A family-owned Cuban restaurant will dazzle you with its succulent roast pork. A local favorite restaurant with outside eatery will entertain you with its tropical music and wandering chickens, and of course, no visit to Key West would be complete without a stop at a bakery known for its Key Lime pie!

Along the way you will walk down lush, treelined streets with modest bungalows as well as 2 story wooden Victorian homes decorated with pastel colors and gingerbread trim. Learn about the island's fascinating history complete with Cuban cigar factories and famous residents including the author Ernest Hemingway and former president Harry Truman.

Food stops may include: El Siboney, Bad Boy Burrito, The Rum Bar and Speakeasy Inn, Mangoes and Blue Heaven. Please note, however, tour itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Book this private and intimate tour now and bring your appetite as you eat your way around the incomparable Key West.

Please Note: This tour accommodates groups of up to 12 guests maximum, as some of the restaurants that are visited are small. Groups with more than 12 guests will need to split into multiple smaller groups. Please take this information into consideration when booking.

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Tour Type
Private
 
Group Size
Private
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Cuisine, Walking
 
Tour Duration
3 Hours
 
Activity Level
Easy
 
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 5 minute taxi (not included, approximately $5 US each way) is required to reach your departure location.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Snack, Beverage
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Guests should bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Tour operator will provide rain ponchos in inclement weather.
 
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk for approximately 1.5 miles at a leisurely pace. This tour can accommodate a wheelchair as long as the guest has someone to accompany them for assistance, the tour is ADA accessible.
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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.