Where does the tour meet?
You will receive a confirmation email that will tell you where the tour meets. All tours meet in the brick-paved alley next to the FREE parking garage on Herald Court.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Yes, tickets must be purchased in advance. Restaurants and tour guides need 24-hours’ notice to ensure your tour runs smoothly. You can buy your tickets online.
What if the tour does not meet the minimum number of guests required?
You will be notified that the minimum was not met and offered the option to reschedule or be refunded the ticket price.
How much are tickets?
Ticket prices are as follows:
Long Lunch Tour: $39
Haunts & History of Punta Gorda Tour: Adults / Teens $29 | $19 Children 12 and under | Toddlers 3 and under in strollers are free
Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?
All the stops on the restaurant tours are accessible to people with mobility impairments. However, keep in mind that some of the streets and walkways are paved with bricks and may be more difficult to navigate.
Are cameras allowed?
Yes, we encourage taking photos! We would love it if you would share your photos and videos of your experience with us by email or on TripAdvisor and Facebook.
What about inclement weather?
Tours run rain or shine. We ask that you check the weather forecast and dress accordingly if inclement weather is predicted. In the event of severe weather, every attempt will be made to contact you ahead of time to reschedule your tour.
What about gratuities?
If you enjoyed your event, don’t be afraid of showing your appreciation in the form of dead presidents.
Are tours only offered in English?
Yes, at the moment our tours are only offered in English. If you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour, please contact us.
Is smoking allowed on the tour?
As a courtesy to all the tour participants, we ask that you refrain from smoking if it bothers others on the tour. Smokers may drop behind the group and smoke while we’re walking.
Are gift cards available?
Yes! Gift cards are available for purchase and make great gifts for family and friends.
Can I book a private group tour?
Yes, private tours are available. We are happy to arrange customized private tours for small and large groups. To inquire about booking a private tour, please contact us.
Do your tours have anything to offer a local?
Absolutely! While you may be familiar with our route and some of the stops, you will have the opportunity to try new foods at the tasting locations and learn more about Punta Gorda’s history. Also, being a local, you have the unique opportunity to re-visit the eateries we feature on the tour and any other recommendations we point out at your leisure! Additionally, these tours are an excellent way to entertain out-of-town guests, celebrate a special occasion or encourage professional team building.
Are restrooms available along the tour route?
All the restaurants, and most of the other places we visit, on our Long Lunch Tour have restrooms. There is a public facility in the alley where we meet for our tours, so you can go before we head out.
Are dogs or pets allowed on the tour?
Since we will be entering various food establishments, and as a courtesy to the other guests on the tour, all pets, with the exception of trained certified service dogs, are prohibited on the food tour. But this tour is a great way for you to learn which restaurants have outdoor seating and welcome pets so you can bring Toby with you another day.
What about Covid-19?
The governor of Florida has lifted restrictions on restaurants and bars. The City of Punta Gorda does not require face coverings for outdoor activities.
SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT HAUNTS & HISTORY TOURS
How far will we walk?
One and 1/2 miles. The pace is leisurely with lots of stops for story telling and benches where you can relax.
Are the Haunts & History tours appropriate for children?
Children under 12 might not fully appreciate our Haunts & History walking tours. Parents, who know their children best, should assess whether a walking tour is appropriate for their own child’s attention span and physical stamina. Whether to bring your child is ultimately up to your discretion, but note that all children need a paid ticket except for very young children in strollers. Some children may be confused or frightened by topics like ghosts, spirits and murders.
Are dogs or pets allowed on the tour?
All pets, with the exception of trained certified service dogs, are discouraged on the Haunts & History tours. Contact us for possible exceptions, i.e., private tour, visiting town with a small dog who has a stroller.