There is definitely enough food for lunch on the Lunch Tour and enough for dinner on the Finer Things Tour and the Hidden Gems Tour. The Dessert Tour features amazing delicious bite size creations at each stop that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
For sure, chefs can accomodate almost all allergies, as along as you provide notice 24 hours before the tour.
The main difference between the two tours is the selected Whistler restaurants we visit. The Hidden Gems Tour focuses more on local favorites while the Finer Things Tour focus more on higher end fine dining. They are both fantastic and have received equal interest so rest assured there is no bad decision.
The card entitles our clients to a host of great deals with our restaurant and village partners. Please visit our Perks page for more details.
On the dinner tours we are at each venue for approximately 30 minutes. The restaurants are always ready for our groups with the food and wine, so there’s nothing rushed about the experience. On the lunch and dessert tours we are only at each restaurant for a few minutes to check out the venue and sample a bite size creation from the chef.
We walk between all the restaurants, but they are never more than a few minutes apart. And if it's raining the guide will have umbrellas for everyone.
On dinner experiences the minimum is 2 people and maximum is 15 people on the regular tours. However, we can accommodate much larger groups (upwards of 500 people) with enough advance notice. Guided Lunch Tours require a minimum of 6ppl and Dessert Tours require a minimum of 8ppl to operate.
The Lunch Tour is only $84.99. The Hidden Gems Tour is only $99.99/person plus $29.99 for the optional wine pairings. The Finer Things Tour is only $124.99 plus $34.99 for the optional wine pairings. The Dessert Tour is only $74.99. This includes all the food, private guide, gratuities for the restaurant servers, great prizes, a perks card. Drinks are included on Lunch and Dessert Tour. Compared to a similar size dinner at any restaurant we visit, there is outstanding value.
Yes. Groups of 10 or more full price bookings are entitled to one free full price booking on our dinner tours. Similarly, the 10th wine pairing is free. It is also possible to buyout the tour with less than 15 people to ensure your party will be the only people on tour. Contact us for details.
The Finer Things Tour departs from the Crystal Lodge Hotel Lobby (see map and times). The Hidden Gems Tour departs from the Audain Art Museum (see map and times). The Lunch Tour departs from the FireRock Lounge (see map and times). The Dessert Tour departs from The Brewhouse (see map and times). Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to register as the tours will depart on schedule.
The dinner tours are about 3.5 hours, but guests often stay at the last venue for a few more drinks as they are enjoying themselves. The lunch and dessert tours are about 2.5 hours in length.
Definitely. The food alone is worth coming out on tour.
Not on our regular tours, the guides meet guests at the designated departure location. All departure locations are in Whistler village and easy to find. For private groups we can sometimes arrange to have the tour guide meet the group in your hotel lobby.
There is valet and self-parking available at the Westin Hotel (FireRock Lounge). It is also a short 5 minute walk from the day lots to any of the meeting venues. Additionally, we do not suggest driving if you will be consuming alcohol. Most accommodation is a short walk or taxi ride from our finish venues.
We keep the regular tours to adults 19 years of age or older. However, we can often arrange private tours for families that would like to include their children that are younger.
No, restaurants in Whistler will cater to everything from ski suits to fancy dinner wear. However, the most common is smart casual. Also, guests should wear comfortable footwear for walking between restaurants in the village and dress weather appropriate.
Yes. If you are mobility restricted or in a wheelchair we can use ramp accesses to all the restaurants on our Hidden Gems Tour. We have also shortened our cancellation policy for mobility restricted guests to 5 hours (normally 48 hours), to allow assessment of weather conditions. For hearing impaired guests we can provide written material. Also, for those in need of bringing a person to assist we will provide 30% off for the aide (disability card required). Please contact us if you have further questions or visit the Whistler For The Disabled Website.