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Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Food and History Tour on H Street with a Local

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Washington, D.C., United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Skip the stress of planning and navigating on your own when you book a food and walking tour of historic H Street. As you taste your way through the multicultural neighborhood, listen to little-known and sometimes controversial anecdotes about the construction of the U.S. capital. Your guide eliminates the stress of navigating on your own, which allows you to relax and enjoy views of major landmarks along the way.
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Local English-speaking guide
food and drink samples
Food and drink options may vary on each tour, depending on what is in season and what is available.
Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Departure Point

50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Washington, DC 20002, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • Please dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather, as much of the tour takes place outdoors.
  • A maximum of 5 people per tour
  • Minimum drinking age is 21
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • The H St. neighborhood has been home to immigrant communities for decades. All of the stops you visit are locally-owned establishments off the typical tourist tract.
  • This is a historically minority-focused neighborhood that is rapidly gentrifying and your guide will try to take you to as many minority-owned establishments as possible in order to preserve the character and history of the area.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures USA

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the social distancing policy during Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Food and History Tour on H Street with a Local?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Food and History Tour on H Street with a Local?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Food and History Tour on H Street with a Local?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers.

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Save your money and Just Find a few local spots to give a try!
, Jun 2021
Super nice tour guide. He was by far the best thing about the experience! The food choices where horrible. The first stop was a chocolate chip cookie, the next stop coffee, the next stop a chili cheese dog (not very good) and the finial stop a fish taco (again not very good). We have done numerous food tours, none as bad as this one. It was not worth the money.
A very sad food experience
, May 2021
First of all, Kevin was late arriving and we had to call to make sure he was still coming. He was not a "local" as you claim and had never been to H Street before he started giving Food Tours (and this was only his 3rd one). Though Kevin was a very nice young man, he knew nothing about food, had not even tried several of the items we were given and seemed to have very limited tastes, which he repeatedly mentioned. We have been on many Food Tours with Viator, so we were confident in what we had signed up for. Other than knowing where we were stopping, Kevin hadn't told the restaurants we were coming, and they were not prepared; one didn't even have the item (bagel bites) that we were supposed to be tasting. We paid $84 each for a cookie, a cup of coffee, a hot dog and a taco--this is so very sad!!! We passed by so many culturally relevant restaurants and shops along H Street that would have made this tour worthwhile. We even spent money on water and pop because this was not included in the tour and it was a very hot day. Though Kevin had some knowledge of history, he was hardly a representative of H Street; we would have learned more by reading the historic markers along the way (which he didn't acknowledge). We regret having to say all of this but this was such a disappointment and poor reflection on your company and certification of guides. For the benefit of this awesome area of Washington, DC, please reconsider your approach to this tour of H Street.
, Apr 2021
Guide very friendly and did her best to make the food tour a positive experience. She had very little to work with. Not much to the history of H street. Highlight was bens chili ... not impressed food was cold and service slow. Finished with tacos standing in an alley with murals.
A must do tour!
, Apr 2021
Loved it! Our guide was knowledgeable, fun and professional. We loved getting to know her! Julianna is enthusiastic and kind and made our Monday extraordinary!
Very enjoyable!
, Apr 2021
The neighborhood eateries wonderful and friendly. The food and beverage choices for the tour were spaced out and not rushed.
Good but could be betrer
, Aug 2020
The food was good, the guide was good... I would do this again just need more food tasting for the cost... and more drink samples too...
Great trip
, Aug 2020
The food was great.. our tour guide was awesome.. took us for some good foods..... and since it was only the 2 of us and the guide we had a good time chatting and seeing lots of things and learning all kinds of facts about DC..
Great tour
, Aug 2020
The food was amazing.. walking in downtown DC was wonderful.. and the tour guide cortland was wonderful and knowledgable.. we got to try a few new things that are local to DC. Would go again if I have the time
Great morning!
, Jan 2020
Had a fun time and discovered an entirely new area of DC, lots of delicious, off the beaten path food joints. Great morning.
Great tour!
, Oct 2019
We were the only guests on Sana's tour and so we got the benefit of her complete attention. She was very knowledgeable about the H Street area and the food available. We enjoyed it all but especially the pizza at &pizza. My husband probably expected more craft beer tastings rather than just the one at the end.

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