Charleston
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Our most recommended Charleston Food & Gourmet Tours

  • Charleston Harbor: Luxury Dinner Cruise

    1. Charleston Harbor: Luxury Dinner Cruise

    Embark on a true Charleston Harbor dining experience aboard the Spirit of Carolina. Enjoy a three-course dinner, made to order from local seasonal ingredients. As you dine on a delicious multi-course plated dinner, cruise through the beautiful Charleston Harbor, past Fort Sumter, along the Battery and beneath the Ravenel Bridge. Take in the views from the large enclosed air-conditioned dining decks or the open-air observation deck. Enjoy music throughout the cruise, as well as a full-service bar.

    It was a great tour but I would pay extra for my own table. The shared tables were very small.

  • Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors

    2. Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors

    Walk, talk and taste your way through Charleston on an amazing 2.5-hour food tour. Visit a variety of local eateries, culinary landmarks, restaurants and bakeries, each essential to understanding the evolution of food in the city and why it is so unique. Travel through more than 300 years of history and culture while sampling delicious specialties. The local guides have varied food and culinary credentials and each brings a unique perspective to the experience. Enjoy small samples at each location that will equal a large meal. Typical tastings include: • Stone ground grits • Charleston benne wafers • Locally-made gourmet chocolates • Southern pralines • Sweet tea • Collard greens • Lowcountry barbeque

    Blake was a great guide. He told very interesting stories about the history of Charleston as we tried lots of Charleston favorites… grits, fried green tomatoes, she crab soup, and so much more! I recommend trying the tour at the beginning of your trip, so you can go back to these places for dinner! We booked the tour for the last day, so now, we have to go back to Charleston again to try them for dinner!

  • Charleston: Savor the Flavors Upper King Street Food Tour

    3. Charleston: Savor the Flavors Upper King Street Food Tour

    Savor the unique flavors of Charleston on this food tour in the famous Upper King Street District. Visit some of the area's tastiest restaurants and get a taste of what they're serving up. Sample mouth-watering dishes of Lowcountry cuisine from the popular culinary innovators in this ever-evolving restaurant district. Enjoy tastings of fried green tomatoes, local barbecue, Southern mac-n-cheese, collard greens, house made bruschetta, gourmet cupcakes, and other South Carolina classics.

    Fran was an excellent guide. Great local knowledge. Excellent food. Good portions.

  • From Myrtle Beach: Charleston Historic Tour

    4. From Myrtle Beach: Charleston Historic Tour

    Leave from Myrtle Beach in an air-conditioned motorcoach. Once in Charleston, your all-day itinerary includes Palmetto Carriage Works Tour, Hop on a mule driven carriage for a historic old city tour. Learn about Charleston’s rich history from your knowledgable guide. Relish the sight of magnificent homes and gardens. See the historical sites of the old city on a mule-driven carriage ride. Visit the Charleston harbor. Board the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute tour of the harbor, narrated by your captain. See 75 points of interest including the USS Yorktown and the Battery while enjoying in a delicious deli-style boxed lunch. Explore the Boone Hall Plantation, a 738-acre plantation. See the historic brick slave cabins, a smokehouse, and a cotton gin. Receive a guided tour from a costumed hostess and learn about Southern elegance, strife, and charm. Time permitting, you'll be able to brows...

    Just wish there was a lil more time at the shops and plantation other then that it was great and loved it

  • Charleston: Shem Creek Bar Tour

    5. Charleston: Shem Creek Bar Tour

    Guests will meet at the starting location where the host or hostess will lead participants to the correct table. After brief introduction, groups will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of recommended beverages, as they taste a variety of appetizers served at each of the three to four locations visited.  Your licensed tour guide, Capt. Bryan is a 7th generation Charlestonian of Huguenot Heritage and tell you the history of beautiful and historic Shem Creek as the group walks to the various stops. The tour will end at an establishment with a wonderful view of Shem Creek, typically as the sun is setting over the Charleston Harbor. Ride-share services are recommended to make sure you can take full advantage of all the delicious drinks and get home safely.

    A fun and different tour. Captain Bryan was fun and very knowledgeable about the Shem Creek area. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone

  • Charleston: Walking History and Bar Tour

    6. Charleston: Walking History and Bar Tour

    Sip your way through 300 years of local history on this guided tour of Downtown Charleston. Meet your guide at the first bar, where you will sample an appetizer and get the chance to purchase some of the area's finest local beers. As you savor your drink, listen to your guide's commentary of the historical roots of the city. From there, stroll through the charming alleyways and cobblestone streets of Charleston to several cultural sights including a dungeon, original city theater, and 300-year-old homes. Stop at a second bar and hear stories of the Prohibition era and its effects on the city's residents. Finish your tour at a local park near the waterfront for one last story.

    Brian was awesome! Very knowledgeable and fun. He picked great bars to start and end at and had a lot of history that is not well known. Would definitely do this tour again

  • Charleston: Boo-Hag and Brews Haunted Bar Hop

    7. Charleston: Boo-Hag and Brews Haunted Bar Hop

    Take part in a walking brew tour with a side of ghosts and enjoy an opportunity to engage back and forth with a local Charlestonian. As a combined bar and ghost tour, you'll visit 2 different bars where your guide will provide drink recommendations. A complimentary appetizer will also be served at the starting location Walk through historic downtown Charlestonian and hear ghost stories near local graveyards and homes, some of which are over 200 years old. The tour will wind down at a hauntingly beautiful local park where one of the first female serial killers was hung.

    Wonderful experience!! Will do again!! We can’t wait to spend another evening with Bryan.

  • Charleston: Private Shem Creek Culture Tour

    8. Charleston: Private Shem Creek Culture Tour

    Experience the only publicly available historic walking tour in Mt. Pleasant - an area that dates back just as long as the peninsular of Charleston but that most people never have the opportunity to learn about. Start the tour by meeting your private local guide with the City of Charleston. After a brief introduction, take a short walk to the oldest house in Mt. Pleasant to talk about the area's first settlers and a famous revolutionary war battle.  From there, head over to Shem Creek proper to take an insider look at the shrimping industry, a staple of the area for many generations with several seafood markets with a variety of species. Watch as the tour guide shows how to throw a cast net or bring up a crab trap for an up-close view of some blue crab. At the end of the tour, leave with a well-defined sense of the wonderful culture this creek has hosted since the first colonists and ...

    Captain Bryan as amazing! He is very knowledgable about the local history. It was a very enjoyable experience. We will definitely take this tour again!

  • Charleston: Middleton Place Excursion & Low Country Cuisine

    9. Charleston: Middleton Place Excursion & Low Country Cuisine

    Two of America’s Founding Fathers called Middleton Place home: Henry Middleton, a president of the First Continental Congress, and his son Arthur Middleton, who signed the Declaration of Independence. At this National Historic Landmark, you'll explore America’s oldest landscaped gardens, the House Museum filled with Middleton family possessions, and the plantation stableyards with heritage breeds. The centerpiece of Middleton Place is Eliza’s House, a freedman’s dwelling that serves to recognize the lives and legacy of the enslaved people who built and maintained the property. Your tour includes a delicious lunch of traditional Low Country cuisine. Lunch often includes a choice of several options including crab soup or a garden salad to start, followed by shrimp, pulled pork, or fried chicken for the main with an assortment of side dishes, and pecan pie dessert.

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What people are saying about Charleston

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Blake was a great guide. He told very interesting stories about the history of Charleston as we tried lots of Charleston favorites… grits, fried green tomatoes, she crab soup, and so much more! I recommend trying the tour at the beginning of your trip, so you can go back to these places for dinner! We booked the tour for the last day, so now, we have to go back to Charleston again to try them for dinner!

Brian was awesome! Very knowledgeable and fun. He picked great bars to start and end at and had a lot of history that is not well known. Would definitely do this tour again

I love the dinner and watching the sunset. Then the view of the brigde was breathtaking I recommended it to my brother and he is there now buying tickets .

Great food, staff and service . A wonderful way to end our trip to Charleston.

We had a great time! Food, service and cruise was excellent.