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Private & Custom Tours


Looking for a fun day out in the city?  Plan your next outing with Knoxville Food Tours, awarded Service Supplier of the Year by the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association and hosted by Paula Johnson, local historian and author of Lost Restaurants of Knoxville.

Our Custom or Private Tours are offered 7 days a week on a flexible schedule, based on availability, and are the perfect activity for private or larger groups such as:

Corporate Team Building 

Employee Appreciation 

Conference & Convention Attendees 

Neighborhood Associations

Club Meetings

Church Groups

Ladies Luncheons

Girls Day Out

Family Reunions

Birthday Celebrations

Bridal Bachelorette Parties 

Wedding Parties

Holiday Parties 

Anniversary Celebrations

Date Night

Our special events are priced per person and will vary depending on length, special requests, and number of guests.  

Current Custom & Private Offerings:

Our Original Food Tour, Est.2010

Enjoy a guided history tour through the city along with food tastings at multiple different restaurants - enough for a meal and more for most.  This is a great activity for any age group.  About one mile walking – the downtown area is also wheelchair accessible.

Lunch & Learn with Guided History Tour

Working with a more limited budget?  Our Lunch & Learn includes a walking guided history tour of the city paired with a nice lunch at one location.

Bus Tours

Coming into town by bus or planning on renting one?  Paula is an experienced step on bus guide and can host your group on a driving history tour with interesting food stops around town.  Price will vary depending on the length and number of food stops.

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