MAINSTRASSE FOOD TOUR
OUR PREMIER WALKING FOOD AND CULTURE TOUR
Tours available Saturday mornings
Join us as we stroll through a charming German village from the early 1800's. This Saturday morning tour is an easy stroll, filling and fun! This is the original Riverside Food Tour where it all started in 2016.
*Visit 6 locally owned restaurants and even meet a few of the owners and chefs.
*Enjoy handcrafted specialty pizza, German pretzels with beer cheese, charcuterie, coffee with homemade desserts plus various authentic Kentucky dishes.
*Sample not one but three drinks: wine, beer and bourbon!
*Visit a 100 foot tall Glockenspiel in Goebel Park and visit the town plaza showcasing the Goose Girl fountain.
*Walk under a tree lined plaza learning the origins of this historical village, the demise and the revitalization.
*Learn about bourbon by an expert who is passionate about Kentucky's finest spirit.
*Receive a food guide, list of restaurants with coupons, plus advice from a local guide who knows the city.
*Our promise to leave you full - both mind and body!
PRICE $59.00 per adult/ $49.00 children age 6-10. Children 5 & under free, if sharing parent's tastings
TOUR DAYS Saturday
DURATION 3 hours
DISTANCE 1.25 miles - we rate this walk as easy due to the level surfaces, tree lined streets and park benches.
When: 10:30 am
Meet in front of our first tasting location, Piper's Cafe, 520 West 6th Street, Covington, KY 41011. MAP IT
Direction: From I-75 or I-71, take the Covington 5th Street exit 192. Turn right onto Main Street.
Parking: Next take a right into a Public Parking garage in the construction site. Or street parking is free on Saturday.
What to Wear: Comfortable shoes, dress for the weather and bring an umbrella.
SEE FULL ITINERARY BELOW
Join us as we stroll through a picturesque restored German Village dating back from the 1830's. We gather at the Goose Girl Fountain in the middle of the town plaza to begin our escape from modern life to the 1800's. Through entertaining stories, old photographs and beautiful architecture you will feel like you have stepped back in time.
Our journey begins on this quiet Saturday morning by talking with one of the owners of a local eatery. Hear their story and understand the ins and outs of the business. Visit an English pub for a local craft beer and a Bavarian pretzels with homemade beer cheese. Enjoy signature pizzas made from scratch with interesting flavor combinations. Enjoy a sip of imported wine and a tasty charcuterie sampling. Crave sweets? We enjoy the best desserts and coffee in town from this local bakery. Are you a bourbon lover? You will be by the end of this tour. We are treated to a lesson on Bourbon and 3 tastings!
WHO SHOULD TAKE A MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE FOOD TOUR? If you love history, bourbon, and food, you will enjoy this tour. Our Mainstrasse Village tour is easy walking on flat level surfaces under tree lined streets. Parking is free in the village too. The Mainstrasse Tour is perfect for locals who want to feel like they’re on vacation, as well as visitors looking for an out-of-the way foodie adventure. We guarantee you’ll come away with new insights and appreciation for this beautiful neighborhood.
MORE THAN JUST FOOD
Our tours include sightseeing, history, art, and architecture. We visit a 100 ft tall clock tower with a German glockenspiel. We hear the story of how this little village came back from the brink of extinction. Whether you are of German descent or not, you will enjoy the stories of the hard working immigrants who developed this little neighborhood on the west side of Covington, Kentucky. Look up and you'll notice one building after another featuring timeless Italianate architecture. There's even an overhead train that borders the village. You are escorted and entertained for 3 hours by a local friendly guide. Please note: Gratuities for your guide are not included and very much appreciated.
WHY CHOOSE RIVERSIDE FOOD TOURS?
Our tours are focused on making each guest feel like a VIP. We are the top rated food and culture tour in Cincinnati and Covington on Trip Advisor. Our Mainstrasse Village Food Tour showcases the city in a way you've never experienced before.