Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where will the bus pick us up?
A. Number of pick up points and locations will vary by tour. Most tours will have a Canton and Alliance pick up. It will be stated in the tour description. If your group charters a bus, you can choose the pickup points.
Q. What is included in the fee?
A. Our motto is Sip, Sample and Shop along with Food, Friends and Fun. We cover the sipping and sampling, the food and the fun. You cover the shopping. The fee also includes the bus ride, gratuities, tours and talks, surprises and prizes.
Q. How much food is included?
A. Our tours include treats on the bus as well as snacks and meals at restaurants and shops. Unless you are in training for an Iron Man race, your tummy will be happy by the end of the day.
Q. What should I wear?
A. Be comfortable, dress in layers. And while stilettos and Grecian sandals are super sexy, we recommend sensible walking shoes for our tours. We won’t be walking far, usually only a block or two, but you will be on your feet throughout the day and possibly walking on uneven surfaces.
Q. What should I bring?
A. Because many of our tours cover food shopping, we recommend bringing a cooler with ice pack to store perishable purchases. You may need cash (for instance, shopping at the West Side Market), but most other venues accept credit cards.
Q. How can I pay for my reservation?
A. We prefer personal checks by mail. We do not accept credit cards at this time.
Q. Must I reserve in advance?
A. Yes, all tours require payment in full to secure your reservation. Trips fill up fast and it is first come-first served. It is a must that we receive payment 14 days in advance in order to notify eateries and shops how many to expect.
Q. What if it rains?
A. You may get wet! Tours go on, rain or shine. We might cancel in case of volcanic eruption, or if fewer than 20 sign up for a tour. In which case, we will promptly refund your money.
Q. Will I receive tickets?
A. No tickets needed. Once you speak to us to complete your reservation, you are on the roster and we will communicate with your prior to the trip.
Q. If I cancel, can I get a refund?
A. Most tour companies do not off refunds for one day trips. Although reservations are non-refundable, passengers can be substituted.
Q. Can I bring children?
A. We love kids, but our tours include walking, standing, listening and shopping, which might be boring to the younger set. So we don’t recommend our tours for those under 14.
Q. Can I book a tour for a private group, organization or business?
A. Absolutely. In most cases, we can tailor the tour to meet your group’s special interests.
Q. Will there be restrooms available?
A. Yes, there is a restroom on our bus, and at several locations during the day.
Q. Can I do your tour if I have a cane or walker?
A. On most trips. You need to be mobile enough to get on and off a bus, do stairs, walk on sidewalks, etc. Some of our more “active” trips will be noted as such and although we will assist as much as we can, ultimately you are responsible for you.
Q. Where can I buy the Foodie Field Trip Cookbook?
A. 2 Gals and a Bus will have them available on their tours.