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Williamsburg: Epic Culinary Tour with Tastings

1. Williamsburg: Epic Culinary Tour with Tastings

Take a fun walking tour through downtown Williamsburg, visiting 9 local eateries and restaurants in a single afternoon. Taste the specialty from each place as you discover hidden facts about some of the restaurants, and get an introduction to downtown Williamsburg’s culinary scene.  Come hungry, because this tour will have you sampling cheeses, beer, peanuts, frozen yogurt, and more. See how fudge is made at Kilwins, and then get to try their famous products. Taste some of the best mac and cheese on the planet at Blue Talon Bistro.  Head to the Wythe Candy Shop to try an assortment of chocolates, and  stop at Paul's Deli for some homemade pizza. Taste spices at Spice and Tea Exchange, and visit the Justified Bakery for samples of gourmet desserts. With a wide variety of foods to try, there is something to please any palate.

Alexandria: Old Town Boutique Food Tour

2. Alexandria: Old Town Boutique Food Tour

Meet your guide and the rest of the group at your first restaurant stop where you'll learn what to expect during the tour. After enjoying your first tasting, follow your guide along the tour route, designed to highlight the historical importance of Old Town Alexandria. Make multiple stops at restaurants and between stops, learn about to the evolution of the neighborhood, from the role played during the Revolutionary War, to the Civil Rights Movement, to modern day. End the tour at the last restaurant stop, where your guide will be happy to provide tips about how to spend the rest of your day or assist in helping you find your way to your next activity. A portion of each ticket is donated to bread for the city, a charity that provides services to DC locals including providing food, clothing, and legal and medical services.

Richmond: Church Hill Food Tour

3. Richmond: Church Hill Food Tour

Dive into Church Hill, Richmond’s oldest neighborhood. Get a taste of the barbecue, baked goods, and everything else that makes Church Hill a food powerhouse, while uncovering Richmond’s origin story in this must-visit neighborhood. Sample delicious food and snacks from up to 5 different restaurants, cafes, and bakeries, possibly including wood-fired pastries, classic Richmond comfort food, authentic Ethiopian cuisine, and more. You’ll learn about the birthplace of Richmond and its local heroes and hear how local vendors got their start.

Richmond: Arts District Walking Food Tour

4. Richmond: Arts District Walking Food Tour

Richmond’s revitalized Arts District, spanning parts of Jackson Ward and Monroe Ward, will capture your imagination with a mix of historically-significant architecture, under-the-radar restaurants, and inspiring art galleries. Joining this tour means exploring the Arts District as an insider. You will sample delicious food and snacks from 5-6 different restaurants, cafes, and shops, possibly including truly authentic southern cuisine, mouth-watering Mediterranean fare, unique ice cream, and more!   You’ll meet chefs and business owners and discover their passion for their craft. You’ll hear the stories that make this one of Richmond’s most defining neighborhoods, but most of all, you'll have fun doing it!

Richmond: Trendy Carytown Food Tour

5. Richmond: Trendy Carytown Food Tour

Explore one of Virgina’s most bustling neighborhoods with a food tour of Carytown. An eclectic mix of restaurants and boutiques, all tied up with a youthful spirit, you’ll see immediately why the district has been dubbed the Mile of Style. On this food tour, eat your way through the neighborhood with between 5 and 6 different tastings at local restaurants, cafes, and shops. Enjoy authentic French fare, world-renowned tacos, hand crafted cupcakes, and much more. Explore an antique movie theatre that will bring you back to the days of yore. Wander through the East Coast’s oldest outdoor shopping center. All the while, get a feel for the local way of life as you strike up conversations with business owners and residents alike.

From Washington, DC: Virginia Wine Country Private Day-Trip

6. From Washington, DC: Virginia Wine Country Private Day-Trip

Take pleasure in a complementary hotel pick up (within DC city limits) and transfer to the wineries in Loudoun County, Virginia. Hotel pick-up is at 10:00 AM with approximately an hour's drive to the wineries. Enjoy complimentary individual bottled water and light snacks along the way as you travel in the comfort of a luxurious SUV with a multi-lingual chauffeur. Select three of six wineries for your tour: Doukénie Winery, Sunset Hills and Bluemont Wineries in Purcelville or Fabbiolli Cellars, Hidden Brook and Tarara Winery in Leesburg.  Upon arrival at each winery, their team will provide you with a tour of the winery. Wine tastings are often available for an additional fee. This experience will last roughly nine hours. To wrap up, you will be dropped off at your DC location around 07:00 PM.

Richmond: Scott’s Addition Neighborhood Tour with Tastings

7. Richmond: Scott’s Addition Neighborhood Tour with Tastings

Explore the neighborhood of Scott's Addition in Richmond as an insider with an expert guide. Visit several top restaurants, markets, and eateries, sampling delicious food and snacks on a guided walking tour. Begin your tour by meeting your expert guide at the first stop location, where you'll kick things off with a food and beer pairing. Then, make your way around to other popular locations where you will taste food and drinks that are local specialties. Learn a little bit about the industrial past of the area, and about the booming craft beverage industry that is bringing the world to Richmond. Discover Scott’s Addition like a true Richmonder and meet the people at the forefront of this food and drink revolution.

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What people are saying about Virginia

My husband, teenage daughter & I did this tour on a Saturday afternoon. It was a different way to learn more about Williamsburg & we enjoyed it. Our guide, William, was great & very knowledgable about Williamsburg's history past and present. We went to 6 places, actually eating at half & getting free samples/shopping at the other half. The negative for us was the online site is misleading....it states you that you will visit nine places, see how fudge is made & make it sound like you actually hear from the people who work in the stores/restuarants- none of that happened except someone did talk to us for maybe a minute at the Spice & Tea Shop. We still enjoyed the experience but the website should be reworded. The food we ate on the tour was very good and we have all enjoyed trying the free samples as well. The food we purchased was not as tasty but not bad (what we bought from the Spice & Tea Shop was the best). Thanks to William for making it an enjoyable experience!

The guide William was very informative and friendly. It was confusing trying to meet him in the proper place. The tour was fun but not too many food samples or tastings. I would still recommend this tour. It was fun!

Claire was wonderful! A little history along with a nice selection of restaurants, shops and food.

Keel was helpful funny on time And very smart young man

Our tour guide,William Penn, made the tour fabulous!