Charleston Secret Food Tour

Price: $105.00
Ages 3 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCuisine, Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromA short walk from the cruise ship pier, approximately 5 minutes, to the US Customs House. (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedSnacks (please see Tour Details for list of food included)
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and casual, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing. We also suggest a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer.
RestrictionsAs this is a walking tour, guests should have good mobility. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Tour Details

Spend a half-day with a small, intimate group of no more than 10 people as you take your taste buds on a tour of Charleston and discover its historic sites on this exciting cuisine excursion. With the option to sample a "secret dish" and discover historic sites like City Market of Charleston and the French Quarter, this tour is ideal for families who love history and food enthusiasts alike!

You will be provided an expert guide who knows the ins-and-outs of Charleston's vast culture and rich history as you walk past historic buildings with iconic architecture. From grits, to fried oysters, fried green tomatoes and so much more, sample some local favorites and learn of the unique culture behind them. Plus discover along the way the best shops, restaurants and many other great local tips to make your experience truly memorable.

Why the French Quarter? Charleston was first founded in 1670 and walking around the French Quarter is like taking a step back in time. The city has a preservation society that goes to great lengths to make sure the charm of Charleston stays where it is. This preservation society has been hard at work since 1973. View Charleston’s single houses learn about the history of certain paint colors and learn fun facts that make the city unique. Not only does the French Quarter have some of the most historic churches and buildings, but it's also filled with amazing restaurants and boutiques. This fun mix of history and the new Charleston is what many people come here to experience and visit the place where locals live everyday lives.

Begin your scenic, cultural tour by meeting your local guide and starting your day with a stop at a family restaurant where Grandmother’s recipes have been handed down from generation to generation. Take in the beautiful sights of this historic city and admire its centuries-old buildings and Antebellum homes with intricate architecture as you stroll the city.

Dishes to discover will include fried oysters and crab succotash, fried green tomatoes, grits and corn salad. A few streets later you will see the City Market of Charleston and learn the history of the beautiful sweet grass baskets. Learn of the unique story of how one of the city’s most famous soups came about, the she-crab soup. See the picturesque harbor and the houses surrounding the area dating to the colonial era.

Wrap up your tour with a stop near the Fashion District and take a bite of a sweet treat. And, of course, this secret food tour would not be complete without the secret mystery dish. If you're looking to escape from the crowds of Charleston and experience good Southern Lowcountry dishes in a historic district, then you won't want to miss this tour.

Book this culinary and cultural tour now and experience Charleston, South Carolina, like a local!

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cuisine, Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A short walk from the cruise ship pier, approximately 5 minutes, to the US Customs House. (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Snacks (please see Tour Details for list of food included)
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and casual, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing. We also suggest a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer.
Restrictions
As this is a walking tour, guests should have good mobility. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.