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Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour

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Charleston, United States

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Combine Charleston’s history with unique food samplings on this small-group culinary walking tour. Explore Charleston’s Old and Historic District, discovering the local landmarks and cuisine of locally owned and operated restaurants. Enjoy enough local favorites to make a meal for most visitors. All food tastings are included on this fantastic introduction to the ‘Holy City.’
  • Enjoy the typical cuisine at local eateries
  • Explore Charleston’s Old and Historic District
  • All food tastings are included
  • Small-group ensures a personalized experience
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2.5-Hour Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour
All pre-selected food tastings at 4 Charleston restaurants (meal for most)
Alcoholic/speciality beverages (available for purchase at most locations)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

46 State St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

78 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

198 E Bay St #100, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dietary restrictions must be communicated directly to Charleston Culinary Tours (843-259-2966) at least *36 hours* before your scheduled tour in order to be accommodated.
  • Vegan, dairy/lactose, & soy restrictions cannot be adequately accommodated. Guests with multiple allergies should contact Charleston Culinary Tours prior to booking to confirm accommodation.
  • We cannot assume responsibility for those with severe allergies.
  • We make every effort to provide a full meal for all guests, however, substitutions for dietary restrictions may not be 1-for-1 with regular tour offerings.
  • We recommend weather-appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Tours operate rain or shine, hot or cold. In the rare cases of EXTREME weather (e.g. Hurricane!). In the event of operator cancellation, we will notify all guests in advance as soon as a decision to cancel has been made (extremely rare).
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for those under 8 years of age.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charleston Culinary Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Downtown Charleston Culinary Walking Food Tour.

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Enjoyable Rainy Afternoon
, Jun 2021
Our guide Simon was knowledgeable & pleasant. We enjoyed the history & the food was delicious. We also ordered drinks along the way which were tasty.
Fabulous food tour
, Jun 2021
Monica was an amazing guide, Fun and knowledgeable! Great experience! She was upbeat and made the experience extra special for “sisters weekend”
Great tour
, Jun 2021
Tour guide Sommer was fantastic! She was really extremely knowledgeable about the areas history. Food was great. I have never taken a tour that the guide didn’t mention that “tips” were appreciated. Sommer did not, therefore receiving a larger tip. Definitely would recommend this tour.
As close to perfection as possible
, Jun 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed, Alice, our tour guide, was phenomenal. Very informed regarding historical events and food origins. Could have listened to Alice all day long. We hit the trifecta - history, wonderful food, and a great story teller.
Good introduction to low country cuisine
, Jun 2021
Nice tour, we got to see (and sample) three restaurants we wouldn’t have visited otherwise, and Simon was a great guide. Highly recommended!
, Jun 2021
What a great experience! Definitely a great way to start your trip to Charleston. I booked this tour for 4 people (2 couples) and we were joined with 2 other couples on our tour. The guide was so nice and it was really fun getting to know everyone since we were all from different states. You learn so much on the tour about the town since the guide grew up in SC, she was so knowledgeable of the history. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who wants good food, and a great experience.
The Charming Miss Alice accentuates the culinary tour!
, Jun 2021
Miss Alice is the true star of this tour! She exudes authentic Southern Charm with her knowledge of history, architecture & food! I highly recommend her tours!
Could Have Been Better
, Jun 2021
The guide, Summer, was the best of the multiple guides we have had in Charleston. Unfortunately the first stop was not ready for us on time and we got off schedule. This caused us to have only 3 stops instead of the promised 4. The food was very good overall. We didn't really consider the amount of food to be a full meal. It was unclear at the stops that a non-alcoholic beverage aside from water was available as part of the package.
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Hidden Gems
, May 2021
Susan is Great guide. Very personable and humorous! The tour brought us to places we would not have experienced otherwise. All the restaurants and the candy shop were fantastic. 5Church was awesome and walking by you wouldn't have known it was a restaurant or all the historic significance!
Great time
, May 2021
This was a great tour. Not only did we get to visit 4 places for food, but our tour guide, John, also gave us so much information. We stopped at other places and he knew so much about Charleston. We finished off with a nice sandwich in the park by the water.

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