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Immerse your family in the city’s culture,  community, and cuisine.
We do the planning; your family connects.

Small group and large group options available.

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Choose Your Atlanta Family Event

Whether it’s a family reunion for hundreds that you’re planning or a weekend with out-of-town visitors, a private tour for your group with Unexpected Atlanta will take the burden off you of planning a unique and memorable event that the whole family will enjoy! Choose any of our options and customize the date and time to suit your group needs.

Traveling as a family can be exciting! New cities to explore, new customs to learn about, and new horizons to expland. We’re happy to block a tour for just your family. Inquire about private tour pricing below.

Atlanta Culinary Experiences

Grant Park Food and History Tour Atlanta Team Building

Grant Park Food Tour + Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

In this 2.5 hour food tour, you’ll enjoy a scavenger hunt through Victorian Oakland Cemetery, one of Atlanta’s most beautiful locations. Plus, try incredible modern Southern cuisine from 3 restaurants.

This tour is best for 10-20 guests.

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Food + Street Art Tour

In this 2.5-3 hour walk through Cabbagetown, you’ll see stunning street art from top artists. And, your family will love getting the chance to make their own artwork. Plus, try delicious modern Southern cuisine from 3 restaurants.

This tour is best for 10-40 guests.

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5 people in a biscuit making class with flour on their hands

Historic Market Food Tour + Biscuit Class

In this 2 hour interactive food tour and class through the historic Municipal Market, you’ll taste a variety of cuisine from 4 different restaurants.  Plus, learn to make the perfect Southern biscuits in a hands-on class.

This experience is best for 10-50 guests.

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Atlanta Group Halloween Events

Atlanta Southern Food Tour

COMING SOON! In this 3 hour tour through Atlanta’s historic Downtown, you’ll taste classic Southern dishes from soul food to Creole cuisine, while learning the fascinating story of how Dr. King was a foodie.

This tour is best for 10-40 guests.

Georgia Food + Wine Festival Marietta

Prohibition Food and Cocktail Tour

COMING SOON! In this fun and interactive food experience, your team will get a look at Atlanta’s unique Prohibition history and culture, with a variety of food and cocktail pairings at some of the city’s best restaurants.

This tour is best for 10-40 guests.

Atlanta Neighborhood Tours

Martin Luther King Jr. Tour

Rated the #1 tour in Atlanta by Tripadvisor, this immersive tour will bring your team together as you discover the role of Atlanta in the Civil Rights movement. Popular with employee resource groups interested in DEI efforts and summer associate programs.

This tour is best for 10-300 guests.

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Butterfly mural and others above stretch of sidewalk

 Cabbagetown Street Art Tour

The Cabbagetown Street Art Tour will immerse your family in Atlanta’s gorgeous street art with a salon style happy hour and a chance to make your own street art. You’ll walk away understanding how Atlanta’s street art is both a call and response.

This tour is best for 10-100 guests.

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Atlanta Large Group Events

1920s Big Bash

Host an unforgettable private event with our 1920s Big Bash for 100 to 750 guests in an exclusive event at Atlanta’s historic market, built in the 1920s. Customizable menus, music, and entertainment is all part of the package!

This tour is best for 150-300 guests.

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We had the best time with Kristen and Jay at the municipal market! We had family in from out of town and this was the perfect activity for both visitors and locals! We learned so much and had delicious dishes throughout, leaving with freshly baked biscuits and peach jam. I can’t recommend this tour enough.

Erin R.

We booked this tour with a large group of family and friends. They originally did not have the tour available on the Saturday we wanted. We simply called and asked If they were able to open up a tour for our group, and they did. We can’t wait to book again!

Dwayne B.

This tour was great. Our tour guide was extremely informative and clearly enjoyed what she was doing. My entire family from ages 12 to 72 enjoyed the tour.

Cindy K.

This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Atlanta... We walked for two hours, but it did not feel like it at all - For my kids, the tour had a greater impact than looking at artifacts and reading plaques at the museum ever could.

Elizabeth T.

Our family ranging from 20s - 50s did the walking tour with Leigh. It was well organized, fun and informational! To top it off, the food choices were great; there was more than enough for each person. I would definitely book another tour with Unexpected Atlanta.

Odessy

My family joined my parents for a fun weekend in Atlanta. This tour came recommended to me by a family member who lives there and had been recently. This tour did not disappoint. The food was amazing, scenery beautiful, and our guide Joy was fantastic.

Smith

Why Choose Unexpected Atlanta?

Every event includes:

  • A passionate and engaging host
  • Seamless logistics and booking experience
  • Radically creative sightseeing and activities
  • Effortless networking and team-building activities
  • On food tours, plenty of food and cocktails picked from the city’s best restaurants
  • On food tours, no waiting for tables — you sit down and are served
  • With history tours, get off the beaten path
Frequently Asked Questions

Booking a Custom Family Tour

What do I need to do to book a tour for my family?

First, add your information in the form above.

Second, we’ll contact you to get more information about your event.

Third, we will send over a proposal with pricing.

Take your time to review it — our sales team is here to answer any questions you might have.

Are the tours best for small or large groups?

Our tours are perfect for small and large family events.

Often, we host groups of 10 people. But, we also have hosted up to 300 people.

Why is a tour a good choice for my family celebration?

Of course, you can do murder mystery dinners and scavenger hunts. And, you can certainly do axe throwing in any city.

But, you can’t do an Atlanta tour anywhere else. If your family wants a truly local team building experience, a tour is the best option.

Basically, your family will experience the city’s most interesting neighborhoods. During the tours, you will learn about the history behind the city and try incredible local food.

Most importantly, we create a true Atlanta experience for your family celebration.

About the Tours

How long are the tours?

Generally, our standard experiences are roughly 2 to 3 hours long.

How close are the tours to other major attractions?

Unexpected Atlanta tours are close to many top Atlanta attractions. For instance, the following activities are within a short drive to our tours:

  • Georgia Aquarium, about 1 mile to Downtown Southern Food Walk
  • Skyline Park at Ponce City Market, about 1 mile from Grant Park Food Walk

How many people can you accommodate?

We offer several options for large groups. We can do groups of up to 20 per guide for our food tours, accommodating up to 40 per tour on a rotating restaurant basis, or we can do up to 300 on our history tours!

An option many groups like to do is to offer 3 or 4 tour choices and split up large family groups into what interests them.

Is a tour just a boring lecture?

NO! To the contrary, our tours are super engaging and will make a great memory for your family. You will actively participate in our city and learn so much about it.

Are the tours a lot of walking?

All of the tours are a comfortable 1 to 2 mile walk with limited hills.  Usually, a person of average fitness can enjoy this team building experience. We can adjust to the pace of the group and this is not a power walk.

The Historic Market Food Tour and Biscuit Class is recommended for folks with very limited mobility, since it’s completely indoor and has plenty of opportunity for seated rests!

About the Food Tours

Can I add more cocktails to the food walks for my team?

Of course, we can add more cocktails.

Can I remove cocktails from the food tour?

Yes, we can customize your drink options.

What are the advantages of culinary team building?

There are so many advantages to culinary team building:

First, people love to eat and taste!

Second, many teams aren’t thrilled to cook together. But, tasting foods together is fun and energizing.

Third, getting into the city and exploring places guests don’t know gets everyone involved.

In short, it’s building community with food!

Why should we pay for a food tour? After all, couldn't we just go to a restaurant?

On our Atlanta tours we have two to three seated locations and time between the restaurants to learn about Atlanta, take pictures, and connect with your family.

On the other hand, at a restaurant, your guests will only talk to one or two people seated directly next to them. Often, at ordinary dinners, people feel like they didn’t get a chance to connect with enough people.

That never happens on our food tours.

How do I know that the food will be good?

We work with some of the city’s best food suppliers who stand behind their food and drink. For example, Six Feet Under was featured on the Food Network. Additionally, all of our restaurants stand behind their food and many have been featured in national media.

In addition, we have multiple chefs and cookbook writers on our team.

We have a tight budget. Can you work with us?

Please e-mail us above. Often, we can work with guests to achieve a tour within their price range. Usually, we will reduce the amount of food, if possible.

What type of food and drink is included?

Here is a sample menu (subject to change) on our Grant Park tour:

  • Six Feet Under: shrimp and grits; fried catfish and okra
  • Firepit: Steak pizza; pork belly toast; Pony Punch
  • Little Tart: whole wheat chocolate chip cookie; apple cheddar turnover

Vegetarians may receive:

  • Six Feet Under: asparagus and grits; fried okra; fresh corn salad
  • Firepit: fried brussels sprouts; parmesan bites
  • Little Tart: whole wheat chocolate chip cookie; apple cheddar turnover