Tucson Food Tours is launching its fourth season of walking food tours through downtown next month, according to a news release.

Guests sample some of the best food in the city, while the guides point out architectural highlights, cultural hot spots, and local shops along the way.

While the business drew mostly tourists at first, more locals are starting to participate.

Tucson Food Tours also customizes tours for large groups, such as office parties or birthday celebrations.

This year the business, owned by Brad and Maria Lawrence, teamed up with the University of Arizona and created a tour as a part of freshman orientation that included Main Gate Square, North Fourth Avenue and Downtown.

Walking tours start at 11 a.m. at Congress Street and Toole Avenue, include at least at least six tasting stops and take about four hours, ending at Congress and Fifth Avenue.

Up to 10 people are allowed each tour, and the cost is $44 per person. Learn more at foodtourstucson.com