Private Craft Beer + Street Tacos Tour: Single-Day Tijuana Tasting Tour For 2 to 14 People (Date-Hold Deposit)
Private Craft Beer + Street Tacos Tour: Single-Day Tijuana Tasting Tour For 2 to 14 People (Date-Hold Deposit)
CREATE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES ON YOUR PRIVATE BAJA CALIFORNIA CRAFT BEER + STREET TACOS TASTING TOUR FOR 2 TO 14 PARTICIPANTS!
Craft beer nerds in-the-know are proclaiming Tijuana the capital of Mexican craft brewing. And since only a few of these innovative craft beers have crossed North, you'll need to dust off your passport to join our curated and guided tour of Latin America's fastest growing craft beer movement.
Balancing your intake of Mexico's high-octane craft beer, we'll introduce you to some of the most famous street-style taco stands in Tijuana. From classic carne asada, to Guadalajaran-style "birria", to the hand-carved "al pastor" pork taco, and perhaps a crispy fish taco for good measure, we'll stave off your hunger pains with the best-of-the-best street tacos in Tijuana.
Scroll down to view a sample private tour itinerary and important booking deposit notes before paying your date-hold deposit...
TIJUANA CRAFT BEER + STREET TACOS PRIVATE TOUR - SAMPLE ITINERARY
Important Notes: This tasting tour is not offered on Sundays or Mondays due to limited vendor availability. This tasting tour is not recommended for vegetarians, strict pescatarians, or vegans.
9:45-10am: Our bilingual culinary guide and driver will meet your group at the prearranged departure location (if you'll be meeting your guide at our designated border meeting location, on the U.S. side of the border, your guide will be on foot and will walk you across the border to our tour vehicle parked on the Mexico side)
10:00-10:30am: Drive to Tijuana's central market (departure and drive times vary based on your departure location)
10:30-12:30pm: Visit Tijuana's famous open-air market for a guided tour of the market and some of the best taco, torta, and tamale stands in Mexico!
Enjoy a "welcome to Mexico" Mezcal or Tequila upon arrival to the market, and then get your belly ready for an afternoon of beer drinking by eating tamales, "birria" tacos, carnitas tortas, carne asada tacos, and fish or shrimp tacos until you are stuffed (we call this “laying down your base” for an afternoon of beer drinking).
12:30-1:00pm: Drive to Avenida Revolución
1:00-5:30pm: Visit four craft breweries that are hidden away from the normal tourist hustle and bustle that is Avenida Revolución, Tijuana's famed "zona centro" tourist district; take in vibrant street art located along one of Tijuana's back-alley "pasajes."
Drink a 4-beer taster flight at each of the four microbreweries visited (note that taster pours are a generous 3-5 ounces each).
5:30-6:00pm: Pleasantly buzzed, and belly full, drive back to U.S. border inspection station in Tijuana, Mexico (your guide will drop you off at the entry to the pedestrian border crossing; please don't drink and drive - we encourage you to choose a public transport option) – END OF TOUR
6:00-6:30pm: After clearing U.S. immigration and customs, hail Uber or taxi, take Trolley, or walk back to your car parked in San Ysidro, CA (actual arrival time in San Ysidro is highly dependent on actual border wait time, which varies - BTK has no ability to affect actual border wait time)
RESERVING & CONFIRMING YOUR PRIVATE TOUR DATE - HOW IT WORKS
We Charge a Non-Refundable Date-Hold Deposit - Scroll Up to Reserve Your Tour Date Now. During checkout, you'll specify your group size and requested tour date, and if your requested date is available, we'll confirm your requested tour date within 72-hours of receiving your date-hold deposit payment. If your requested tour date is not available (and you have not specified an alternate tour date), we will refund your entire deposit within 72-hours of receiving your deposit payment (note that it may take up to seven business days for deposit refunds to appear back in your account). If your first choice tour date is not available, but you have specified an alternate tour date that is available, we'll confirm your alternate tour date within 72-hours of receiving your date-hold deposit payment. Your date-hold deposit is only refundable in cases where we are unable to confirm your first or second choice tour date. Specifying an alternate tour date (a 2nd choice tour date) is optional, but encouraged if your group is available on multiple dates.
Paying Your Reconciliation Invoice To Confirm Your Private Tour Reservation: Your private tour reservation will be considered tentative until full payment for your reservation is received. When we confirm that your requested tour date is available, we'll also send a reconciliation invoice according to your group's headcount; see tour pricing schedule below (your reconciliation invoice will be for the total due according to the number of people in your group, minus the date-hold deposit you have paid). If your tour date is within 30-days of booking, you'll have 72-hours to pay your reconciliation invoice - failure to pay your reconciliation invoice within 72-hours of when the invoice was sent will result in cancellation of your reservation without refund, credit, or rescheduling allowance (you'll forfeit your entire date-hold deposit). If your tour date is more than 30-days from booking, you must pay your reconciliation invoice at least 30-days before your tour date - failure to pay your reconciliation invoice at least 30-days in advance of your tour date will result in cancellation of your reservation without refund, credit, or rescheduling allowance (you'll forfeit your entire date-hold deposit).
Private Tour Cancellations, Rescheduling, & Refunds: Once paid, your date-hold deposit is non-refundable except in cases where we are unable to confirm either your first or second choice requested tour date - see reservation and confirmation details above. Cancellation, rescheduling, and refund requests are subject to the policies specified in our Payment Terms & Conditions (please review these terms and conditions before paying your date-hold deposit).
TOUR FEES - PRICING SCHEDULE ACCORDING TO YOUR GROUP SIZE
All-inclusive private tour pricing is per participant - all prices in U.S. dollars (USD) - minimum group size is two people:
2 PEOPLE: $199 tour fees x 2 = $398 + 18% service gratuity = $469.64 Total ($235 per person)
3 PEOPLE: $169 tour fees x 3 = $507 + 18% service gratuity = $598.26 Total ($199 per person)
4 PEOPLE: $169 tour fees x 4 = $676 + 18% service gratuity = $797.68 Total ($199 per person)
5 PEOPLE: $159 tour fees x 5 = $795 + 18% service gratuity = $938.10 Total ($188 per person)
6 PEOPLE: $159 tour fees x 6 = $954 + 18% service gratuity = $1,125.72 Total ($188 per person)
7 PEOPLE: $149 tour fees x 7 = $1,043 + 18% service gratuity = $1,230.74 Total ($176 per person)
8 PEOPLE: $149 tour fees x 8 = $1,192 + 18% service gratuity = $1,406.56 Total ($176 per person)
9 PEOPLE: $149 tour fees x 9 = $1,341 + 18% service gratuity = $1,582.38 Total ($176 per person)
10 PEOPLE: $139 tour fees x 10 = $1,390 + 18% service gratuity = $1,640.20 Total ($164 per person)
11 PEOPLE: $139 tour fees x 11 = $1,529 + 18% service gratuity = $1,804.22 Total ($164 per person)
12 PEOPLE: $139 tour fees x 12 = $1,668 + 18% service gratuity = $1,968.24 Total ($164 per person)
13 PEOPLE: $139 tour fees x 13 = $1,807 + 18% service gratuity = $2,132.26 Total ($164 per person)
14 PEOPLE: $139 tour fees x 14 = $1,946 + 18% service gratuity = $2,296.28 Total ($164 per person)
15+ PEOPLE: INQUIRE FOR PRICE QUOTE
Once your tour date is confirmed, you will receive a reconciliation invoice according to your group size and the tiered pricing schedule above. Your reconciliation invoice will be for the total due according to the number of people in your group, minus the date-hold deposit you have paid. Our standard Payment Terms & Conditions apply to all sales/reservations.
Your private tour reconciliation invoice will be based on the tiered pricing schedule above. A mandatory 18% non-refundable service gratuity is added for all private tours. This gratuity is collected by BTK, and will be paid by BTK to your tour guide or workshop leader and service staff. At the end of your tour, you may elect to pay an additional service gratuity directly to your guide, however, doing so is optional, but encouraged for exceptional customer service. This requirement for private parties is in keeping with hospitality and service industry standards.
For groups of 1-9, a one-time $150 private tour surcharge is added. The private tour surcharge is waived when your group is 10+ paid tour participants. Our largest tour vehicle will accommodate up to 14 tour participants. We may be able to accommodate groups larger than 14 tour participants on your requested date - inquire for a price quote.
A $250 per tour vehicle refundable security deposit for damage, excess wear, and/or excess cleaning is required for groups of six (6) or more, and for all bachelor/bachelorette parties of any size. If there is no damage or excess wear to our tour vehicle(s), and if no more than normal cleaning is required, BTK will refund your security deposit within 3-7 business days of your tour date.
All-inclusive craft beer tour package for two or more people | Full-flight craft beer tastings at four of Tijuana’s best brewery/tap-rooms | A "welcome to Mexico" premium Mezcal or Tequila at your first stop | Street-style tacos, tortas, and tamales until you're stuffed | Round-trip transportation from the border in our air-conditioned tour vehicle | Our bilingual culinary guides are knowledgable ambassadors of Northern Baja California's craft beer and food movements | This particular culinary tour is designed for meat eaters, and is thus not recommended for vegetarians, strict pescatarians, or vegans | Itinerary above is a sample itinerary; your itinerary will vary according to vendor availability on your selected tour date | Group discounts & private tours available | Please don't drink and drive - we encourage participants to take public transportation to and from this tour
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS TOUR
While San Diego is arguably one of the most vibrant and successful craft beer destinations in the world, many hopheads are unaware that its neighboring sister city, Tijuana, is home to Mexico’s biggest and most important craft beer movement. And this is no coincidence. San Diego’s independent craft beer movement has literally spilled over the border into Tijuana, and if you know where to go (we do), you’ll taste some of the most creative and innovative microbrews in the world. Secretly, more than a few of San Diego’s top brewmasters are actually from and live in Tijuana, many with smaller “side projects” brewing south of the border. Here, small three and five barrel brewing systems still reign over mass-production systems. Keeping it small means a tight control on quality, and more room for experimentation. Chances are, if you love craft beer, you also love tacos! And when it comes to laying claim to the best street tacos in Mexico, there's a heated rivalry between Mexico City and Tijuana... On this curated tasting tour, we'll make our case for why Tijuana wins that epicurean battle, hands down! Craft beer and tacos on one tour? What move are you waiting for?!
WHY CHOOSE BAJA TEST KITCHEN?
When it comes to craft beer tasting experiences, you really do get what you pay for… Our small and fun tasting tours max out at 14 tour participants per tour vehicle, so you know you’ll receive personalized service and attention from your BTK gastroguide. Living and working in the region, we’ve invested years into developing personal relationships with the owners of Mexico’s top craft breweries and taco stands, and since we only work with partners where the owners are part of the day-to-day operations of their businesses, you’ll experience their gracious hospitality and feel the sincere warmth of their personalities shine through to every aspect of your experience. Finally, we are storytellers, and we believe your tasting experience will be uniquely enriched when you know the stories behind this emergent craft beer movement… while other operators drop you off at the front door to let you fend for yourself, our bilingual gastroguides are with you every step of the day, translating where necessary, making recommendations as requested, and more importantly, sharing with you all of the interesting tidbits, secrets, and anecdotes that make for a rich and colorful experience. Read what past customers have to say about their experience with BTK.
PRIVATE TOUR DEPARTURE LOCATIONS
From the U.S., you will meet your culinary guide on the U.S. side of the border at our designated border meeting point in San Ysidro, California (the Tijuana border crossing). It's an easy drive to this border meeting point (with paid secure parking nearby), or take public transportation (San Diego Trolley), taxi, or Uber.
If you are staying in Tijuana or Rosarito, we can arrange to pick you up at your hotel or house rental. One pick-up location per group (multiple pick-ups for the same tour reservation may be available for an additional fee).
TAKE NOTE BEFORE PAYING YOUR DATE-HOLD DEPOSIT
Once your tour date in confirmed, date-hold deposits are non-refundable. Book early to confirm your tour date - our tour dates are reserved and confirmed on a first-paid basis, and dates often sell-out well in advance. When scheduling conflicts occur, priority is given to the customer who pays first. This culinary tour can accommodate vegetarians and pescatarians, but is not advised for strict vegans. Every tour participant must be at least 18 years old and carry a valid passport and if applicable, a valid multiple-entry U.S. Visa or U.S. Resident Card - minors will not be allowed to participate. Everyone in your group must agree to and sign the Baja Test Kitchen Participation Agreement (release of liability) at least three (3) days prior to departure. BTK tours are 100% non-smoking/non-vaping. Tours run rain or shine. Please read our FULL Payment Terms & Conditions and Tour Policies before paying your date hold-deposit. Your date-hold deposit payment constitutes your full acceptance of the Terms, Conditions, and Tour Policies found on the Baja Test Kitchen website. Once paid, your date-hold deposit is non-refundable (except in cases where we are not able to confirm your requested tour date) and rescheduling is subject to the policies and provisions for rescheduling found in our Payment Terms & Conditions. Failure to arrive at the designated meeting point on time will constitute your cancellation without refund, credit, or rescheduling allowance. If you have additional questions or concerns, please complete and submit the information request form below before paying your date-hold deposit.
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