San Diego

Vino! Vino! Little Italy Wine Tasting Walking Tour

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Little Italy Walking Tour in San Diego with Wine Tasting
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Combine history with wine tasting on this guided walking tour around San Diego’s Little Italy. Discover the area’s history in a fun way, with stops at three locations to sample unique wines from California and Italy. Enjoy Italian food samples, such as pizza, calamari and meatballs, at two of the three locations.
  • Guided history tour with wine tasting in San Diego’s Little Italy
  • Sample wine at three different locations
  • Enjoy Italian food at two locations
  • Small group size offers a more intimate experience

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Food tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Walking history tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Vino Carta
    2161 India St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    You will meet your tour guide outside of Vino Carta on India Street.

Start time

03:00 PM

End point

  • Piazza della Famiglia
    523 W Date St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    You are welcome to stay here for as long as you wish after the tour ends.

What To Expect

Little Italy

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Operated by So Diego, Inc.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Mycus_C
Host was great , super friendly. Made us feel welcome, included and appreciated I would definitely recommend to anyone who has a great taste for wine

Reviews

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Disappointing wine, great guide.
Joseph_P, Apr 2024
Tour guy was professional and knowledgeable. However the wine that was served at the first two stops was not of good quality. Given the price of the tour it should have been much better.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for the feedback. I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy the wines at the first stops. At Vino Carta, they source wines from a variety of small, family-owned wineries from all around the world, and Pali is an urban boutique winery, sourcing grapes from Santa Barbara County. The wine we serve is varied to accommodate the various wine tasting preferences of our guests.
Fall 2023
Mycus_C, Oct 2023
Host was great , super friendly. Made us feel welcome, included and appreciated I would definitely recommend to anyone who has a great taste for wine
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for coming along on our Vino! Vino! tour!
Fun tour!
Candace_S, Oct 2023
Raul was fantastic! Energetic and fun and full of great tidbits of information! Wine was just meh but the places were cool and the staff pouring and explaining the wines were great.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for joining us on the Vino! Vino! tour! We try to have a mix of wines on this tour...I'm sorry you didn't find them outstanding. I'm happy to find you had a great time with Raul, and that the staff at the venues were attentive.
This was such a great...
Kathryn_R, May 2023
This was such a great experience. Raul was wonderful! And it really was such a great bang for your buck!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for joining us! I'm happy to find you had a great time with Raul!
I enjoyed the wine and...
Karen_D, Mar 2023
I enjoyed the wine and the pasta at the last stop. However, I felt the tour was over priced and would not repeat the experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry that you didn't find this trip valuable. We do try to give guests a good understanding of the area in a historical sense, as well as offer and wine tastings at 2 popular wine bars including a cheese board at one of them. I'm happy you enjoyed the pasta and wine at one of the stops!
Amazing Little Italy tour
Grant_A, Mar 2023
I truly had such a traffic time on the "Vino! Vino! Little Italy Wine Tour" with Scott, I am so glad he was able to share his knowledge with us and take us on this worthwhile experience. Upon arrival, Scott warmly greeted everyone and was so friendly and courteous to the participants as if it was a group of old body buddies. We all were very comfortable and nobody had a dull moment the entire time. Everyone got to meet and have a quick review of what they are looking forward to on the tour. To say that Scott is knowledgeable and informed about the history of San Diego and its Little Italy neighborhood would be a true understatement. He energized the entire event to fit the group. His stories and personal experiences were so eye-opening and fascinating. At each location visited, we learned just about everything you could need to know about the wine and food and the country and region they came from, such a great way to get familiarized with Little Italy. I was pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of authentic foods and goods at the establishments we went to and am thinking of going back to pick up some of the very interesting-looking items that he mentioned. After all those amazing and memorable experiences, Scott was so kind to point out more areas to be aware of and treat us to an incredible dinner down the street. I highly recommend this experience for anyone of any group size, for residents and visitors of San Diego. Scott was one of the most professional and friendly people I've ever had the pleasure of coming across, a truly down-to-earth individual who goes far above and beyond anything required to provide a memorable time. I give this experience a five star rating on all counts, I don't have a single complaint or criticism to mention whatsoever. I can, without a doubt, say that there are many things you can do in San Diego that are enjoyable, but this was one of the best things I've ever partaken in, and regardless of whatever else you've got going on, you ought to check Scott's tour out. I had so much fun, I can't wait to sign up for all the other tours that Scott's team offers, I'm definitely looking forward to them in the near future.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Wow! What an incredible review! We are thrilled you had such a great time with Scott. He is so personal, and you can tell that he really loves being a tour guide.
Best Time! ☀️🌴🍷☺️❤️
Leyla_C, Sep 2022
We had an amazing experience! Met awesome people, ate delicious food and drank fantastic wines! Our tour guide Angela was sweet, funny and charming! Would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you for joining us, Leyla! We are happy you had a great time with Angela in Little Italy!
Not what I would expect
Janelle_R, Jul 2022
More food, less talk. There weren’t that many food selections on the tour and all the wine tasted the same. It was not worth the money I spent.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
I'm sorry to find that you were not satisfied with our Vino tour. We try to offer a good amount of wine...4 half glasses, and 3 2-oz pours. As far as the food is concerned, this tour specifically doesn't focus too much on the food, but we try to offer some bites like calamari, meatballs, and bolognese pasta. The restaurants barely give us a break on this tour, since it's Saturday, and we reserve space at each one. I'm sorry you didn't see the value.
Wonderful tour of Little Italy!
Dori_L, Jul 2022
It was a great experience, highly recommend. Our guide, Kirk, was very knowledgeable and super friendly. Food and wine was amazing!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks for coming along on our tour. Kirk is awesome, and is an intriguing person to speak to. He's got a lot of experience leading groups around.
Great experience for a solo traveler
Alyssa_M, Jun 2022
Great experience! Delicious food, great wine, and good company. Angela was warm and friendly. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for joining us!
Excellent wine tour
TiffanyM_M, May 2022
Great tour guide, I was definitely satisfied w/the environment & historical knowledge our guide brought to the experience. Would recommend 10 out of 10 for sure.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you so much for joining us! We are thrilled to find that you had a great time!
The tour guide was...
AndrewJames_R, May 2022
The tour guide was amazing and full of fun facts. Made the walks through little Italy fun and gave good background to where we were at and the history behind it
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for joining us! I'm happy to see you had a great time!
Great tour, two nice stops out of the three!
FeliciaKim_M, May 2022
Our group quickly became fast friends, was truly a great tour! Our guide was great, very lively and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, Vino Carta was disgusting and smelled awful. The glasses were dirty and smelled of dog, the guy serving didn't care if we were there or not, pretty disgusting which is why I only gave 4 stars.
Response from Host, May 2022
Happy to find you had a great time with the other tour-goers and our guide. We will follow up on the bad smelling glasses and venue. This is certainly a first for us with this kind of feedback. Thanks for your honest review!
Vino, food and fun!
Trisha_P, May 2022
We had so much fun! It was fun to try so many different eu es and the appetizers were amazing! There was so much food we didn’t need dinner. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for joining us! Happy to find you had a great time!
Little Italy Wine Tour
Barry_C, Apr 2022
Kirk was an amazing guide. Funny, knowledgeable and interesting. A really good guy. Fun group. A good mix of people from all over.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thanks for the review, Barry! We are thrilled that you had a great time on our Little Italy Vino tour! We love connecting our guests with like-minded people. :)
Awesome wine & food tasting tour
Kim_H, Mar 2022
My husband & I absolutely loved the Vino Wine Tour! Angela was a fun tour guide & our group was a lot of fun to hang out with. The wine & food were delicious! I absolutely recommend this tour for all adults.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Great to hear! Thank you for the awesome feedback! :)
Fun
RKHF58, Sep 2019
The Wine walking tour of Little Italy was so much fun. We stopped at 4 restaurants had at least a red and white wine at each restaurant. Learned a little history along the way.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thank you for joining us on tour! We are thrilled to find you enjoyed the tour! We hope to see you again soon! -Bianca
Great Experience
Vanessa_A, Aug 2019
I went with a few of my friends to San Diego for my birthday. This tour was a great experience, Kirk our tour guide was phenomenal, and the places we visited were superb. I wouldn't mind doing this tour again
Response from Host, Sep 2019
Hello there! Thank you for joining us on tour, and thank you for sharing your positive experience with us on TripAdvisor. We love creating fun and insightful tours for our guests, so this just made our day!
Excelente
Vivian_C, Nov 2023
El grupo al ser pequeño fue muy fácil compartir con todos. Nuestro guía, Scott fue excelente. Disfrutamos mucho de los vinos, todos muy buenos y el personal que nos atendió en cada local.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Muchas gracias! ;)

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