Because we believe that half the fun lies in the anticipation and the surprise, we do not divulge destinations in advance. We visit 2 to 3 resorts on each tour; and average 2 to 3 restaurants at each resort. We showcase only the best dishes in town that meet our high standards. Throughout this unique experience, our guides will share culinary insights and fun facts that can only be gleaned from being a local.
Absolutely. In fact, many Lip Smacking Foodie Tour attendees live right here in Las Vegas. Our tours are designed to showcase hidden culinary gems and to savor buzzed-about dishes, which would be near impossible to sample all in one concise outing. We make a point to introduce locals to culinary treasures in their own backyard that they wouldn’t otherwise know about. Locals especially enjoy taking our tours when celebrating a special occasion or when friends from out of town are visiting.
You will feast on only the best signature dishes at carefully curated top-rated restaurants that have built their reputation on having the most-sought-after fare in town. Our tastings include dishes ranging from appetizers to entrées and desserts, which all together will comprise a complete meal. The amount of food consumed is spread over 2 to 3 hours, leaving you comfortably full, not painfully stuffed.
Water is served at all locations. When booking your tour, note that an optional beverage package is available that includes a pre-selected signature cocktail at various stops. Alcohol or other additional beverages not included on the tour may also be purchased separately for your personal consumption. We recommend purchasing our beverage package to alleviate any waits so that your beverage is available immediately upon arrival.
Our optional beverage package features a pre-selected signature cocktail unique to each venue. Each cocktail is designed to be perfectly balanced without being overly sweet or too spirit-forward. The beverage package elevates the tour to another level by letting our patrons experience each restaurant’s most exceptional craft cocktail.
Please inform us in advance, during the checkout process at time of booking, if any members of your party have severe food allergies or dietary restrictions. We will do our best to make appropriate substitutions whenever possible, but we cannot guarantee them. If your dietary restrictions are extensive and cover multiple food categories, you might consider a private customized tour instead.
Tours generally last 2.5 to 3 hours with ample time to enjoy every dish. If you are planning to attend a show or event afterward, we recommend you allow plenty of time to get to it. Our tours move at a moderate pace with participants standing and walking between stops. and all of our destinations offer seats. Please inform us in advance if any members of your party have physical restrictions or limitations (wheelchair, trouble walking, etc.) that we should be aware of. If walking at a moderate pace is too strenuous, you might consider booking a private, customized tour better adapted to your needs.
Private tours are available both on the Strip, Downtown and off-the-beaten path. Want an all-dessert or a steakhouse extravaganza or a craft cocktail-centric tour? We can create exactly that. In fact, we often escort chefs and restaurateurs around to do menu research or show them what’s new and worth checking out. With ample time and information, we can design a guided itinerary honed to your exact specifications that is sure to please. A personalized tour is also just the ticket for guests who have specific dietary needs such as vegan, no-carb or gluten-free. Because you determine the guest list, this tour is also ideal for company team-building events, birthday celebrations or even a warm-up to a bachelor/bachelorette party. The earlier you book a private tour, the more we can accommodate specific needs. To inquire about a private or custom tour, please visit our private & custom tours page and submit an inquiry. You may also call us directly at (888) 681-4388 to inquire about a private tour.
Tickets must be purchased in advance with a Visa, Amex, Mastercard or Discover through our secure website. Cash is not accepted. Because most of our tours sell out, we recommend purchasing tickets before you arrive in Las Vegas to guarantee the day, time and number of tickets you desire. We have limited space and a limited number of tours. Available tickets are offered up to three hours before the tour start time.
Once purchased, tickets are nonrefundable and tours may not be rescheduled. Likewise, there are no reschedules or refunds for latecomers. Tickets, however, are transferable to another guest.
Each tour begins at a specific location on the Las Vegas Strip or Downtown, depending on the tour. You are responsible for transportation to the meeting location. The tours do not finish at the exact same place they began, but within a couple blocks of the original meeting location. Detailed instructions with meeting location are provided after you purchase your tickets. Each walking tour moves at a moderate pace between restaurants, which are all located within a two-block radius. It’s typically a 5- to 10-minute stroll to each restaurant, including short pauses for insightful information along the way. At the end of the excursion, your tour guide will be happy to assist with any other directions needed.
We highly recommend taking a Lip Smacking Foodie Tour at the beginning of your visit. This allows you the greatest opportunity to put to use all the information received about the local dining, cocktail and entertainment scenes. Plus, you may want to revisit in greater depth your favorite locations from the tour. We also send you off with additional restaurant and cocktail recommendations to make your stay perfect.
Tours are held regardless of weather. You should dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions, wear comfortable walking shoes with upscale restaurant attire. We also suggest bringing a camera. We are thrilled when tour guests take photos and send them to us, post to our Facebook Page and tag us on Instagram @LipSmackingFoodie
Our tours are not geared toward young children who may not have the patience or stamina for a 3-hour dining experience. However, older children who appreciate fine food may enjoy taking the tour. All guests must purchase a ticket whether they participate in the food tastings or not. Non-paying individuals will not be able to join the tour. No exceptions will be made. No discounted tickets are offered for children or seniors. Participants for our Downtown Lip Smacking Tour must be 21+ years of age with valid ID.
Restaurant tips are included at every destination as part of the tour ticket price. Gratuities direct to your tour guide are always greatly accepted but never mandatory. The average gratuity is per-person.
We ask that you please wait to do your shopping until after the tour concludes so we can stay on schedule.
Yes, restrooms are available throughout resorts and restaurants. We urge you to use the restroom before the tour begins.
Yes. A Lip Smacking Foodie Tour is the perfect gift for anyone living in, or visiting, Las Vegas. It’s ideal for a special occasion or just to say thank you. You can gift any of our tours, and let the recipient select the date convenient to redeem their gift certificate. Our gift certificates have the flexibility to be instantly emailed to you or your recipient. To purchase a gift certificate, please visit our gift certificate page.
At this time, we offer tours only in English. Please contact us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour. If you are interested in a tour in a different language, we may be able to accommodate requests with advance notice.
To be placed on the waiting list, proceed through the online booking process, where you’ll receive email notification of your order placed on hold. If and when an opening arises, you will be notified.
Yes, the tours follow routes that are ADA accessible. If physical limitations necessitate a wheelchair, the bell desk at many resorts offers loaners.