LAS VEGAS (May 2020) – Beginning June 1, food lovers will be able to eat and explore their way through Downtown Las Vegas like never before with a private, self-guided, e-assisted culinary tour created by Finger Licking Foodie Tours. The brand-new company represents a follow-up, companion business to the successful Lip Smacking Foodie Tours created by Las Vegas entrepreneur and hospitality-industry veteran, Donald Contursi.
The new self-guided Finger Licking Foodie Tour offers guests a fun and innovative way to support three top restaurants in the Las Vegas community, while enjoying an array of Instagrammable dishes in one outing. Each tour requires a minimum of just two patrons, so guests can safely dine with their closest family and loved ones.
With restaurant capacities limited due to public health restrictions and reservations at the hottest restaurants challenging, Finger Licking Foodie Tours provide immediate VIP seating with signature dishes served fresh, shortly after arrival. Tours are “led” by a virtual tour guide who provides a map of the route, interesting tidbits along the way and a guided walk through Downtown Container Park to support local small businesses.
“This tour provides an intimate and personalized foodie experience,” explains Contursi. “Guests receive an online map, as well as a link to an innovative virtual tour guide who provides commentary for each fascinating stop along the way including a walk through Downtown Container Park to support small businesses. On this 2.5-hour experience in the city’s exciting, revitalized downtown, guests will visit three acclaimed restaurants, enjoying superb service and three unforgettable dishes at each venue.”
Contursi founded Lip Smacking Foodie Tours five years ago to offer gourmet walking tours featuring prime-time dining and VIP service at the most exclusive restaurants. After quickly accumulating numerous accolades and repeat customers, he expanded on the concept with Finger Licking Foodie Tours, which was established in 2019 to provide a casual romp at affordable prices.
In addition to the self-guided tour, Finger Licking Foodie Tours offers two guided group tours: The Las Vegas Strip Foodie Tour provides a 2.5-hour afternoon experience leaving plenty of time for a night out on the town afterward. Guests visit four exciting stops on each tour, which combines sensational sight-seeing with craveable dishes. Each tour’s itinerary remains under wraps for maximum anticipation and surprise. Knowledgeable and charismatic local guides keep the atmosphere lively by spotlighting some of the most distinctive sights and fascinating facts along the way. Guests who opt for the Downtown Las Vegas Foodie Tour enjoy the same benefits while visiting four neighborhood restaurants run by local chefs who have made a name for themselves in the dynamic, art-filled, revitalized downtown.
Finger Licking Foodie Tours start at the accessible price point of just $79 per person and includes three restaurants and three dishes at every stop. Gratuity is included for each restaurant. Additionally, a 15 percent discount is offered to guests on beverages and additional menu items. Each tour is designed for singles, couples and groups of friends or families. Click here to make a reservation.
Guests may book the tour any time between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Tours are ideal for date night, birthday and anniversary celebrations. Gift certificates may be purchased for friends, loved ones and guests visiting from out of town and are available here.
ABOUT FINGER LICKING FOODIE TOURS
Finger Licking Foodie Tours is the new company founded by Donald Contursi, founder and president of the wildly successful, award-winning Lip Smacking Foodie Tours. Finger Licking Foodie Tours offers lighthearted, casual culinary walking tours on the Strip and in vibrantly revitalized Downtown Las Vegas, each led by a professional guide. It also offers a trendsetting, private, self-guided culinary tour through downtown. Each tour introduces guests to the city’s distinctive and irresistible eateries. The Finger Licking Foodie group tour covers four stops during a leisurely 2.5-hour tour led by a friendly guide who points out the coolest sights and most fun facts along the way. Group tours are designed for singles, couples and groups of friends or families. The private self-guided downtown tour is available for a minimum of two attendees and features an audio e-guide, as well as stops at three renowned restaurants to enjoy an array of dishes. For more information, visit FingerLickingFoodieTours.com.
ABOUT LIP SMACKING FOODIE TOURS
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours is the premier culinary walking tour in Las Vegas, garnering not only loyal fans but also outstanding accolades. Its variety of tours offer guests personalized service and VIP access to the best tables in the house at the city’s most acclaimed restaurants – all without the hassle of waiting in lines or making reservations. Each tour is led by an expert guide who entertains guests with insider knowledge about the sights along the way. At each of four restaurant stops on The Strip or downtown, guests indulge in signature dishes, as well as receive a warm welcome from the chefs. Guests can sit beside different patrons at every stop, gaining new friends and networking connections. The tours are perfect for everyone from locals to tourists to business travelers, including corporate groups of up to 250. In 2019, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours expanded for the first time outside of Vegas to include San Jose, Santa Monica, St. Louis, Seattle and Vancouver BC.
Recent honors include: “Best Tour”, “Best Food Tour”, and “Best Date Night Spot” by Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2019 and 2018; “Best Food/Beverage Tour Operations (Land)” by The World Food Travel Association 2018; “Best Tour”, “Best Fine Dining”, and “Best Brunch” by Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2017; “Best Tour” by Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2016; “Best Tour” by INVEGAS Magazine in 2015 and 2016; and “Best New Tour” by Thrillist in 2015; as well as inclusion in TripAdvisor’s “Top 3” tours in Las Vegas, and ranked #1 tour on Yelp.
Additionally, Virtuoso gave Lip Smacking Foodie Tours has the honored distinction of being their exclusive “preferred partner member,’’, the invitation-only member network catering to luxury travel advisors. For more information visit LipSmackingFoodieTours.com.
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