Private Culinary Tours

Private food tours of Bath offer you a chance to have an itinerary designed exclusively to your needs. We'll draw on the city's large range of culinary artisans to showcase the best the city has to offer!

Private Food & Drink Tours of Bath


Tour Duration : 2 hours minimum (3 hrs recommended)

Price per person : from £65 per person (see below for more info: “Pricing & Booking”)

Capacity : 2 or more people

Availability on request any day of the week throughout the year (min. 2 weeks notice required)

Celebration Packages These are available to be added per person when you book this tour.

Our private food tours of Bath are bespoke entirely to your needs and requests.  You’ll have the services of one of our locally based, and expert culinary tour guides to yourself for the duration of the tour.  To make your tour extra special, we’ll ask you about your preferences so we can create an itinerary customised to suit you.  Our wide range of connections with Bath’s incredible artisan culinary businesses, ensures we can design an itinerary just for you.

Each private tour also includes a special edible gift to take home!

Private food tours of Bath are especially popular with:

  • Family groups, large or small;
  • Individuals or couples who prefer a private experience;
  • Anyone celebrating a special event such as a birthday or anniversary;
  • Corporate groups;
  • Businesses looking to entertain guests or clients;
  • Educational groups studying culinary subjects;

We can also provide tours and events for travel trade and tour operators.  Click the button below to get in touch & let us know your requirements.

Themed Tours

As well as our bespoke options, tours from our portfolio of itineraries can be booked on a private basis:

Guilty Pleasures” ; “Food Heroes” ; “Local Flavours”; “Georgian Fare“; “Planted!

We can also design tours to follow your choice of theme or structure.  For example, a tour which focuses on specific product such as cheese; coffee; tea; cake; Asian food; or Mediterranean cuisine… or let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll get creative with our suppliers to create a tour just for you!!

Private food tours of Bath tea gift vouchers

Pricing & Booking

Our private food tours of Bath are available at £260 for up to 4 people.  5 or more people are charged at £65 per person. Each tour guide can take a maximum of 8-10 people and we can provide multiple guides for larger groups (see the below FAQ for more info).

Use the ‘Enquire Now’ button to make your initial enquiry.  We’ll reply with a quote and confirm our availability, as well as answer any questions you have.  We’ll also provide access to our secure booking portal, so that you can pay at your convenience, with a credit or debit card.

One way or another, a private tour with Savouring Bath is an amazing way to enjoy the incredible tastes and textures from Bath’s culinary artisans!

Frequently Asked Questions about Private Tours

Our tours work best for groups of a maximum 8 people per guide.  This is because we work with businesses who have limited space.  We can push this capacity to 10 per guide, but it restricts which suppliers your tour can visit.

If you have a group of larger than 8-10, we will split the group and provide multiple guides.  This offers a number of different options for itineraries.  It can work especially well for groups who have a mix of differing dietary needs/preferences.

For example:

Let’s say a group has 15 people.  5 are vegetarian, 5 really like meat, and 5 are indifferent.  We’ll split the group between 2 different guides.  One group will follow an entirely meat free itinerary.  The other will follow an itinerary with 1 or more meat samples.

In some cases when groups are split, both groups can start and finish together at the same venues.  This requires plenty of notice in order that we can ensure space with our suppliers.

Absolutely, yes!

We love to welcome families including children of any age on private tours.  Within the boundaries of your itinerary, our tour guides are equipped to adjust their delivery to suit the needs of your group.  If you’d like us to cater for your children’s preferences, please tell us in advance and we’ll try to accommodate.


Many of our suppliers have limited access and space.  If you wish to bring a child in a stroller/pushchair, please let us know so we can plan accordingly.

A word of advice:

We’ve regularly found that young children don’t respond well to some foods, or to engagement, discussion, and commentary.  This can reduce value for them and for other tour participants.  This is why we’ve set an age limit of 8+ for our scheduled tours (although we’ve found the same with some older children!).

We provide the same service and inclusions for everyone on the tour regardless of age.  So in order to ensure the best value, it’s wise that everyone joining the tour brings a broad palette and an adventurous culinary spirit!

Yes!  The shortest tour duration we can provide is 2 hours.

2 hour tours move at a faster pace than our standard tours, and will have less stops/visits.  We create curated itineraries for quality rather than quantity, so we’ll always aim to provide the best experience within your time frame.

Please provide detailed information when requesting a short tour, so we can create a tour of the best value.

Sadly not.  Each of our tours takes a large amount of production work.  This is all done in advance to ensure your tour can operate, and runs smoothly.  This is normally a minimum of 2 days work, but can take over a week.  To produce a bespoke itinerary, the amount of production work is doubled.

For the best value, please get in touch with a minimum of 2 weeks notice to book your private tour.

This depends on the nature of your requirements.  Be as specific as you can when making your enquiry and we’ll be honest about what we can offer.  The more varied the requirements of the tour participants, the less likely we’ll be able to accommodate everyone’s needs.  Although, there may also end up being less compromises than you expect!

When submitting information regarding Special Dietary Requirements, please do not use this to include likes/dislikes.  Please read our Special Dietary Requirements Policy for further information.

We are regularly told by tour participants that the element of surprise is one of the most fun parts of our tours!  If you need this level of detail, please get in touch with us to discuss… but it’s unlikely we’ll give everything away in advance of your tour!! 😉