Food & Drink

Eastern Market Tour

Washington DC

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Location
Washington DC
SKU
FDK-WAS-0067
Overview

Explore the delicious foods of the Eastern Market, the oldest continuously running food market in DC!

  • Knowledgeable tour providers have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Sun and The Boston Globe
  • Enjoy 7-8 tastings which may include homemade kimchi and bulgogi, locally grown fruits, artisanal bread, DC's original half-smoke and more
  • Discover this legendary market that has been the center of life within Capitol Hill for over 200 years!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

Year-Round:
Sundays - 3:30 PM

Essential Information
  • Participants can expect to stand throughout this 1.5-hour tour
  • Tastings are included in the price
  • Up to 7-8 stops for tastings that will happily fill most stomachs
  • Notify Virgin Experience Gifts of any food allergies or dietary restrictions at the time of booking
  • Eastern Market is much smaller than traditional public markets such as Redding Terminal or Pike Place
  • Expect to stand up throughout the duration of the tour
  • Children under the age of 7 who will not be participating in food tastings do not require a ticket, please notify Virgin Experience Gifts at the time of booking if you will be bringing an infant or young child along with you
Duration
Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
Up to 6 people per tour.
Spectators
This experience is only for those on the tour.
Weather Dependent
This tour is not weather dependent and will run rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, you will be able to go inside most of the establishments on the tour.
What To Wear
Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions. Comfortable shoes are recommended for this 1.5-hour walking tour.
What types of foods are served on the tour?
You will try specialties from the majority of the vendors from eastern market, and vary from vendor to vendor. Some samples will include DC half smokes, homemade kimchi, local fruit, empenadas, baklava, Eastern European desserts, artisan breads, turkey jerky, French specialties, local and international cheeses.
How much food is served on the tour?
You will sample specialties from 7-8 vendors in the Market. For most people there is enough food that dinner afterwards will not be necessary.
What if I have dietary restrictions?
Most food allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated on this tour. Please notify Virgin Experience Gifts of any special requests at the time of booking.
What about taking children on the tour?
Children are welcome on the tour. Please note that the tour is 3.5 hours long with standing and walking.
If I am bringing an infant/very young child, do I need to purchase a ticket for them?
Children under the age of 7 that will not be participating in food tastings do not require a ticket. However, please notify Virgin Experience Gifts at the time of booking if you will be bringing an infant or young child along with you.
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
This tour covers some uneven terrain. Please notify Virgin Experience Gifts at the time of booking if any guests in your party will need wheelchair assistance.
How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
You will be on your feet for the entire tour since there is nowhere to sit in the market. The tour is not fast paced and you'll walk less than a quarter mile total. Remember to wear comfortable shoes.
Is gratuity included in the price of this tour?
Gratuity is not included, but is appreciated if you enjoy the tour.
What happens if it rains or snows?
This tour is not weather dependent and will run rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, you will be able to go inside most of the establishments on the tour. Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions.

Returns
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Exchanges
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final. No cancellations or rescheduling requests will be allowed. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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