Answers to our most common inquiries can be found below.
Although not mandatory, gratuities are greatly appreciated. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%. Tips for the establishments visited on the tour are included in the ticket price.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer tours on Sundays or public holidays. Most businesses in Downtown Christiansted are closed on Sundays – including three of our six tasting locations – making it a challenge to run our tour on this day.
The same goes for public holidays where many businesses are closed.
Absolutely! Virgin Islands Food Tours Gift Certificates are the perfect gift for family, friends and colleagues. For more information about our gift certificates, please visit our Gift Certificates page to purchase directly online.
Yes, all guests must purchase a ticket whether they plan to participate in the food tastings or not. Non-paying individuals will not be able to join the tour for any reason.
Our Taste of Twin City Food Tour tickets included all food and drink tastings, a guided tour and exclusive tasting location coupons. Your professional tour guide will offer insightful commentary on the history, architecture and culture of St. Croix and the Downtown Christiansted area along the tour route. Gratuity is not included in the ticket price.
Yes, we offer alternative tasting options for vegetarians. Please notify us of your dietary restrictions when purchasing your ticket.
Vegan participants will only be able to sample a small number of the food tastings on our Taste of Twin City Food Tour. We do not suggest our tour as a suitable activity for those following a strict vegan diet.
Our tours last from 2 and a half to 3 hours. Guests should expect to be standing or walking for most of the tour, however there will be places to sit at most of our stops. We will cover 1-1.5 miles on the tour route.
Absolutely! Private tours must be for 6 or more guests. Simply email us to set up a private tour.
If your child will not be participating in the food tastings, you do not need to purchase a ticket for them. However, when booking your ticket, please let us know that you will be bringing an infant or young child on the tour.
The current tasting locations can be found on our Taste of Twin City Food Tour Page.
Please note that food-tasting locations are subject to change without notice.
The foods provided on our tour are from a variety of locally owned & operated eateries. To get a sneak peek of what foods you will enjoy, please visit our Taste of Twin City Food Tour page for a list of the food tasting locations.
Our Taste of Twin City Food Tour offers enough food to be a satisfying lunch that will not leave you hungry (for most people).
Keep in mind that our food tours are not intended to replace breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner combined, so please consider eating breakfast before the tour.
The Taste of Twin City Food Tour includes two drink tastings during the tour: one alcoholic beverage and one non-alcoholic beverage. For those who do not drink alcohol, please advise us when purchasing your ticket and an alternate beverage will be provided.
Additionally, two of our tasting locations provide water for guests. We recommend bringing a bottle of water to remain hydrated throughout the duration of the tour.
Yes, our Taste of Twin City Food Tour features one (1) alcoholic beverage for guests. For those who do not drink alcohol, please advise us when purchasing your ticket and an alternate beverage will be provided.
Absolutely! As a local, you’re sure to be familiar with our route and most of the stops along the tour but you will have an opportunity to discover new items at our tasting locations and gain insight about the establishments themselves. We will also share many interesting, unknown facts about downtown Christiansted’s history, architecture and culture that you may not be aware of.
Additionally, you can take advantage of being a local and relish in the unique opportunity to re-visit many of the eateries and specialty food locations we will visit. Treat yourself at these local establishments whenever the mood strikes you with exclusive coupons offered only to guests of the Taste of Twin City Food Tour. Whether you’re entertaining out-of-town family and guests or playing tourist for a day, there’s something for everyone on our food excursion!
We highly recommend taking the Taste of Twin City Food Tour at the beginning of your visit to St. Croix. Doing so will help you become familiar with the island’s customs and culture as well as learn about all the local foods you’ll be sure to enjoy throughout your entire visit. Another reason to take our tour early on in your visit is to allow you extra time to return to your favorite tasting locations on the tour and redeem your exclusive Virgin Islands Food Tours coupons.
No, our Taste of Twin City Food Tour does not finish at the same location as the meeting point. However, detailed instructions are provided after ticket purchase with the starting location and all participants will receive a map with return directions at the beginning of the tour.
If you’d like to continue exploring downtown Christiansted or return to our tasting locations to redeem your exclusive Virgin Islands Food Tours coupons, our guides are prepared to direct you to any location in the downtown area you would like to go.
Additionally, there will be a number of taxis in the area to get you back to your hotel, resort, vacation rental or the cruise terminal after the tour.
Yes. If for some reason your ship does not come to port in St. Croix, we will refund your ticket purchase with 48 hours.
Yes, our tours are designed to ensure you have plenty of time to get to and from your ship.
Yes, there is plenty of street parking near the starting point of the Taste of Twin City Food Tour. We will provide specific parking details upon the purchase of your tickets.
Because of our pre-arranged timing for our tour stops, we kindly ask all tour guests to reserve their desire to ‘shop til you drop’ for after the tour to ensure that we arrive at all of our tasting locations on time.
All tickets purchased for our Taste of Twin City tour are non-refundable. Tours cannot be cancelled or rescheduled, although tours may be cancelled due to severe inclement weather (such as a hurricane). In these rare cases, we will gladly reschedule your tour or refund your ticket purchase.
Children are always welcomed, however the length of the tour is 3-3.5 hours long and may be difficult for children with limited attention spans. Parents should assess their children individually when determining if a food tour is suitable for them.
Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Learn about the island’s diverse history dating back to the early 1400s, its architectural connection to its Danish roots and experience delicious local foods and drinks stemmed in sustainability and agriculture.
Please let us know if you or anyone in your group has dietary restrictions (i.e. celiac disease, vegetarian, food allergies, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. Advising us in advance will allow us the opportunity to accommodate your needs.
All tickets for our Taste of Twin City Food Tour must be purchased in advance. In order to guarantee food tastings are prepared for you, we must provide advance notice to our food partners.
Our tours sell out well in advance. To ensure you secure your preferred date and number of tickets, we encourage you to purchase tickets in advance.
Tickets can only be purchased from our website using a Visa, AMEX, MasterCard or Discover or by calling 866.498.3684. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.
Unfortunately, we do not have a waiting list for tours once they are sold out.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations. Your tour guide will remind you at various stops on the tour where bathrooms are available for use.
Our Taste of Twin City Tour is held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to enjoy the tasting inside of the various establishments on the tour. We also provide ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella. Please be sure to check the weather conditions on the day of your tour and dress accordingly.
If severe inclement weather such as a hurricane occurs, we will gladly reschedule your tour or refund your ticket purchase.
The Taste of Twin City Food tour is accessible for baby strollers; however, the tour is not suitable for guests requiring wheelchair assistance or those with severe mobility issues. The tour route includes one slightly inclined hill as well as two tasting locations accessible by stairs only.
If you are bringing a stroller, please let us know at least 24 hours before the tour begins to so that we can ensure you have the best tour experience possible.
Yes, we only offer tours in English at this time. Please contact us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour.
We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, destination weddings, birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate events, conventions and more).
You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. If it looks like rain, we can provide you with a plastic rain poncho.
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