18 Mar Important update regarding the COVID-19
The last one and half year have been an anxious time for not only the award-winning Cambridge Food Tour but for everyone and things are changing at a rapid pace.
When the news broke in January 2020 about the COVID-19, I was travelling through Singapore and Malaysia. We rapidly had to change the way we were travelling and eating out, but still enjoying the fantastic food scene there.
I would never have thought that this would spread so quickly worldwide. There will be tough times ahead and being a big supporter of the Cambridge food scene, I have stayed positive and hoped to be still offering our award-winning tours throughout this crisis.
There is light at the end of the tunnel!
I am happy to announce that we will start touring again from August onwards. Unfortunately, we only have a small team at the moment. My fantastic guides have either moved away or taken on different jobs. Camilla is now manager at the Cambridge Cheese Company, so please do pop in to say hello.
Before I can relaunch the tours again, I will need to catch up with our partners first. Old and new! There will be quite a few changes. Don’t worry, the tours will be just as much fun and will include new tastings too. The way forward:
- For the maximum numbers on the tours, I will be following the government’s guidelines
- Reduced number of regular tours
- Our specialist tours only will be bookable as private tours
- Bespoke tours will still be possible.
- On Saturdays, we will avoid the city centre as much as possible as it is far too crowdy
- The maximum capacity on a tour will be reduced to 10 or 8, depending on the nature of the tour. Larger parties will be available for private tours only
- Multiple tours per day are not possible anymore since our team has been reduced to me and one guide
In the meantime, keep an eye out for my new project The CB Travelguide, the ultimate travel guide for Cambridge.
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At the moment we don’t sell vouchers. If you would like to surprise a friend or family member with a tour then instead of buying a voucher, you can book a tour. We only can change the date to their preferred date.
If you have a voucher expiring soon, then it is still valid to book a tour before the expiry date for August or September.
Have fun on a Cocktail Masterclass
Our fun Masterclasses have been very popular for corporate events, hen parties and a group of friends. Unfortunately, due to the governement’s guidelines, I will not be able to run these apart from a Cocktail Masterclass with a maximum of 6. These Cocktail Masterclasses don’t have to be a standalone event. It is a fun way of ending a food walking tour with a Cocktail Masterclass. We can tweak a tour or you can opt to add it to one of our listed Food Walking tours.
Working on exciting things
The award-winning Cambridge Food Tour will have a break from 1 December to 1 February. During this period I will be working on exciting plans for 2021. Until it is safe to operate larger groups again, I will only be offering private tours. Possibly until the end of 2021. In the past, the Cambridge Food Tour only operated private tours with a minimum of 10, so this is your chance to have a food tour created especially for you and your friends or family!
Although things are relaxing at the moment, I am still urging everyone to please take the maximum precaution possible at this time by practising what the health authorities globally are recommending – social distancing and staying at home as much as possible.
Food Walking tours are exciting
Over the last 8 years, we have seen the positive and lasting effect that can happen when different people from all over the world connect around food. This simple notion has been at the core of what we do at the Cambridge Food Tour since the very first days.
It is great to see that the Cambridge food scene has reinvented itself over the last few months. Most of the businesses do deliveries now, which has been made possible by the flexible support of the government. Don’t forget to keep an eye out on our social media channels, where we will be posting updates about the Cambridge food scene.
See you soon on one of our food walking tours
Take care of yourself, be kind and support your community. We will get through this together! If you haven’t done so, buy some seeds and start gardening either at home or at your allotment. Don’t have one? Get in touch as there are available plots at various allotment sites in Cambridge.
Gerla de Boer