Historic Main Street Food Tour

Historic Main Street Food Tour
Price: $98.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Cuisine, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 25 minute walk, or an approximately 15 minute taxi (not included, approximately $10 US each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Snacks, Beverage
Recommended Dress Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes.
Restrictions Participants must have a reasonable level of fitness for the walk, not wheelchair accessible. Children who are two years old or younger are free, but will not receive tastings.

Historic Main Street Food Tour

St. Thomas is one of most the culturally rich of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is well-known for its diverse, delicious dishes. Pate, kallaloo, fresh seafood, as well as the variety of tropical fruits available are just to name a few.

On your St. Thomas excursion you will feel at home while learning some of the fascinating history, eating delicious food, and seeing St. Thomas through the local's eyes. Each highly knowledgeable tour guide has lived on the island for decades. They know the best spot for dumplings, where to go for salt fish and fungi, and all the while guiding you through some of the most historic sites on the island.

View the stunning and unique architecture spanning St. Thomas' three-hundred-year-old history while you indulge in ten tastings that are included on your guided walk. You will visit locally owned and operated restaurants, specialty food shops, and be refreshed with the best mixed drinks in the Caribbean.

By the end of your experience you will not only have uncovered the island's rich history, seen beautiful buildings and art and surrounded yourself with the vibrant local culture, but you will also have learned about the island's Danish history and influences as you traverse transformed warehouses that now house jewelry stores and restaurants.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  18 ReviewsReview This Tour
Main Street Tour in St. Thomas
March 12, 2020
The tour was very interesting. We received a history of the island and then went to 7 back street restaurants for history of the place as well as a sample of the food.
Reviewer: MICHAEL WEST
5 Stars
Fun food, fun people, great insights
March 10, 2020
Each of our five stops included interesting, local, delicious foods served from fascinating people who owned the shops and prepared the food. Perhaps the highlight was our stop at the Open air bar where we watched a skilled bartender prepare an exotic drink for our group. The walk was easy but covered enough ground so that we could see much of the old town.The directions to the meeting point could have been a little more explicit.
Reviewer: Mike Speltz
5 Stars
Educational and Filling
December 12, 2019
This is a unique and worthwhile excursion as you learn not only the history of the town, you get to try their local dishes. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations of places to visit. We visited 5 different places to try local dishes. The first stop was at Es Garden Teas. Had the Hibiscus Tea which was refreshing and delicious paired with a salted fish quiche type dish. Then, we moved on to try rum cake at MBW Cafe and Bakery. Moving on to the next was Glady's Cafe where we tried more local dishes which included conch fritter, and three other dishes were all delicious! There was also a place where we tried a local meat pie which reminded me of an empanada but filled with meat that had these spices. To finish off the tour, we had a refreshing drink of the "bushwacker" - which tasted like a very flavorful milkshake. Overall, I would totally recommend this tour. If you love to try new food and know the area's history, check this one out.
Reviewer: Teresa Pamintuan
5 Stars
Great food and fun guide
December 11, 2019
The meeting location is easy to find. Our guide is very fun and knowledgeable. All the food we tried are delicious and interesting. It’s one of my best excursions!
Reviewer: Jing Zhou
5 Stars
WOW! Loved every minute and every bite!
September 24, 2019
We booked this excursion in St. Thomas and it was BY FAR our favorite excursion. Our guide Gerard was not only warm and welcoming but took us through the streets of Charlotte Amalie telling us about the history and it's people. We loved every stop, with salt fish quiche and hisbiscus tea, to pumpkin soup and the most delicious rum cake imaginable! The empanadas were scrumptuous and our final drink, "the pain killer" was delightful! We loved this tour and highly recommend it!
Reviewer: Sherri Anderson
5 Stars
Had a great time!
June 21, 2019
Loved the historic main street food tour. The guide was knowledgeable and interesting. The food and drink were unique. The back alleys and small passageways were nice. A short taxi ride from the ship - not expensive and lots of taxi's to get back.
Reviewer: Bob C.
5 Stars