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Oakland Sweets Spirits and The Beyond Food Tour

Oakland Sweets Spirits and The Beyond Food Tour

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Not Your Typical Oakland Ghost Tour

Just in time for Halloween!  Come join us for a spook-tacular tour filled with tricks, and most importantly, some unforgettably delicious treats. Our Oakland Sweets Spirits and The Beyond Food Tour is not your typical Oakland ghost tour. This 90-minute walking tour highlights some of the Piedmont-area’s hidden gems including the final resting places of some of the Bay Area’s most famous and infamous residents.

Locals, new-in-town-ers, and visitors alike will love learning the area’s dead history—with a decidedly spooky seasonal twist. It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity to enjoy tastes of the area’s culinary best while immersing yourself in the true “spirit” of Oakland.

In true pumpkin spice latte spirit, this tour is seasonal and only offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Don’t miss it!

WALKING TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour guide will arrive with eerily red velvet cupcakes courtesy of renowned La Farine Boulangerie Patisserie.
  • Head to the original section of the Julia Morgan-designed Chapel of the Chimes, a mausoleum housing the remains of nearly 285,000 deceased.
  • Visit Piedmont Funeral Services and Mountain View Cemetery to view historic family vaults and grave sites, including that of Victor Jules Bergeron, also known as “Trader Vic” (creator of the famed Mai Tai).
  • End your tour at the Kona Club, a nearby tiki bar, where we’ll toast the life of Trader Vic with a signature Mai Tai (non-alcoholic option also available for those not imbibing).

TOUR INFORMATION

  • DEPARTURE TIMES: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October at 4 pm
  • COST PER PERSON: $30 per person, $25 for non-alcoholic option
  • SALES DEADLINE: Tickets must be purchased at least two hours before the day’s tour
  • DURATION & DISTANCE: 90 minutes covering .75 miles (while locations are ADA accessible, it is encouraged that guests be able to climb stairs and walk on uneven surfaces)
  • WHO: ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER (rule of the Kona Club – please have your ID with you)
  • CAPACITY: up to 12 guests per tour
  • WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes; bottle of water*
  • WEATHER CONDITIONS: Light Rain or Shine (Tours may be cancelled 24 hours in advance for heavy rain/weather)
  • MEETING POINT: Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA

*Water may be offered at our final sit-down stop, but due to the nature of the locations we visit, water is not guaranteed.

FOOD TOUR TASTINGS*

Enjoy our some wicked treats on your Oakland ghost tour:

  • Enjoy a ghoulishly-sweet Red Velvet Cupcake from La Farine Bakery to kick off the tour.
  • Toast the life of Trader Vic with a perfectly-crafted tropical Mai Tai from authentic tiki bar Kona Club (non-alcoholic option also available for those not imbibing).

 *Tasting selections subject to change without notice

Event Info

  • Dates: 10/5/2018, 10/6/2018, 10/7/2018, 10/12/2018, 10/13/2018, 10/14/2018, 10/19/2018, 10/20/2018, 10/21/2018, 10/26/2018, 10/27/2018, 10/28/2018
  • Location: MEETING POINT: Chapel of the Chimes
  • Address: 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Price: $30 per person, $25 for non-alcoholic option
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