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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour

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    What to Expect
    While in port in Vancouver, experience the authentic foodie culture of Vancouver on this small-group Granville Island Market tour! Your tantalizing tour of the Granville Island Public Market starts at Edible Canada, a local farm-to-table restaurant where you’ll meet your fun and friendly guide. After introductions, you'll set off on your delicious 2-hour adventure for 20+ signature Canadian tastings at 8 incredible food shops! 

    Weave your way through the Public Market with your expert tour guide for VIP access to Canada's finest food artisans. This progressive meal features a series of exclusive tastings, only accessible to tour guests. Indulge in 7 kinds of charcuterie from North America's Top Meat Maker, award-winning organic breads, local cheeses, fresh honey-dipped donuts and more!  

    Hear stories about the local chefs who use the 90+ market vendors to buy ingredients for their own restaurants, and learn about the backgrounds of some of the most popular vendors. As you eat your way through the market, you’ll gain an understanding of Vancouver’s food culture and enjoy a slice of local life. The tour concludes at the Market, where you can continue to explore and shop with exclusive Foodie Tour discounts! 

    This tour is officially designed as a Canadian Signature Experience
    - A distinction awarded by the Canadian Tourism Commission for tours and activities that provide an authentic and distinctive Canadian travel experience!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Granville Island, Vancouver
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Exclusive Food Tastings - A progressive meal featuring 20+ signature Canadian tastings
    • 8 delicious destinations
    • An exclusive Printed Guide of foodie recommendations and Granville Island discounts
    • A fun, friendly, locally-savvy, Foodie Tour Guide!
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian and pescatarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any severe allergies at the time of booking.
    • Please note we cannot cater to any other dietary restrictions, as there is not always a “next-best” option at our tasting locations. If possible, we encourage you to try everything on the tour as we have selected tastings that best exemplify the restaurants and food shops we feature!
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    I highly recommend this tour for people new to Vancouver. It showed us many places we had no idea existed that were absolutely delicious and 100% worth the price of the tour. My only suggestion is go on an empty stomach! My partner and I had a light breakfast beforehand, not
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    Response from VFTFoodies, Front Office Manager at Vancouver Shore Excursion: Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hi Logan, welcome to Vancouver and thanks for your 5-star review! We love introducing locals and travellers alike, to Vancouver's most-loved foodie districts, including Gastown and Granville Island. On both tours, there are infinite possibilities of where to bring guests. Here at Foodie Tours, we choose to showcase places that are 100% locally owned, original Vancouver concepts, with wicked good food that locals love. Of course, there's more to explore than what we can cover in 2-3 hours, which is why we created the Vancouver ChEAT Sheet, packed with neighbourhood guides, Vancouver's must-eats, local tips and delicious discounts. We hope to #EATtheMAP with you again sometime...until then, happy feasting!
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    You will not leave this tour feeling hungry. So much to taste along the way and the tour guide provides a history of the island. We started at Edible Canada with a delcious fish and chips. On we went then to Oyamasusage, where we sampled a number of dried meats. This was
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    Response from JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver Shore Excursion: Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour
    Responded 5 Oct 2019
    Hi lucyb37, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a glowing review of your experience on our Granville Island Market Tour. I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all of the tastings and that you walked away with a full stomach! Oyama Sausage is always such a treat to visit - they make and carry over 400 products, which means there's always something new and exciting to try. And I agree, the honey dip donut at Lee's is heavenly...I'm so impressed that you were able to resist picking up an extra one for later! Thanks again for joining us on our foodie adventure around Canada's 2nd most visited destination - I hope that you will choose to eat with us again in the future!
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    Our tour guide, Nadia was knowledge of the local foods, friendly and made the tour very fun. It is our first food tour and I think she set the standard really high for any future tour. :) If you can, ask for Nadia as your guide.
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    Response from JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver Shore Excursion: Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour
    Responded 15 Sep 2019
    Hi sweetyla626, Welcome to the delicious world of food tours - thank you so much for trusting Vancouver Foodie Tours to be your first foodie experience! There really isn't a better way to get to know a new city than to go on a food tour and our Granville Island Market Tour is definitely a great choice, as it has such a wide range of nibbles and bites - from savory to sweet - that showcase some of the top artisans in Vancouver. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review; we'll be sure to let Nadia know how much you enjoyed your time with her!
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    We did the foodie tour of Granville Island and it was fabulous. Tracy was the best tour guide we've ever experienced. Very knowledgeable, great sense of humor, good rapport with vendors and with tour participants. Plenty of different tastings, and the finish is hard to beat. We
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    Response from JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver Shore Excursion: Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour
    Responded 12 Sep 2019
    Hi Ambassador274426, Isn't that donut heavenly?? The 20+ Canadian tastings throughout the tour were hand-picked to showcase Granville Island's top artisan vendors, some of whom have been in business since the Public Market's inception in 1979! Thank you so much for your high praise and recommendation - I am so thrilled that you had a 5-star experience. All of our guides have the uncanny ability to make guests feel like they are grabbing food with a friend, and I'm so happy to hear that your time with Tracy was no exception. We are so grateful that you chose to include a Vancouver Foodie Tour on your trip, and hope that we will have the opportunity to wow you again in the future!
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    Excellent sampling from a vibrant neighborhood. Vicky was a fantastic guide and advocate for the artisans on Granville Island.
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    Response from JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver Shore Excursion: Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour
    Responded 6 Sep 2019
    Hi JulieBmore2014, Thank you so much for joining Vicky on the Granville Island Market Tour and for including us on your trip to Vancouver! Granville Island is such a unique place in that it has something for everyone - the Kid's Market, small-batch breweries and distilleries, Canadian art and of course, a wide range of local foods! It is also home to 300 one-of-a-kind businesses, and all of us at Vancouver Foodie Tours love being able to introduce guests from near and far to the magic of the Public Market. This tour was designed to be like an all-inclusive grazing breakfast, allowing guests to sample some of the best artisanal nibbles and bites from the passionate vendors throughout the vibrant Marketplace. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review, and I hope that you will think of us again, as we would love to show you around some of our other favorite neighborhoods during your next visit!
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