Old Town Alexandria Food Tour

Alexandria, VA

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Overview
This Old Town Alexandria Food Tour explores the culinary variety of locally owned and operated restaurants in the historic waterfront town.
  • Passionate tour providers have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Sunand The Boston Globe
  • Enjoy 4-5 food tastings which may include American gastropub dishes, local artisan beer, Virginia peanuts, Italian cuisine and more
  • Explore parts of this historic and architecturally unique town that has prospered for over 200 years!
Alexandria, VA
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Year-Round:
Thursday through Sunday - 1:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Approximately half of the 3.5-hour tour will include walking
  • 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
  • All tastings are included in the price
  • Visit 3-5 restaurants for tastings that will happily fill most stomachs
  • Notify Virgin Experience Gifts of any food allergies or dietary restrictions at the time of booking
Duration
3.5 hours
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
Up to 12 people per tour
Spectators
This experience is only for those on the tour.
Weather Dependent
This experience is not weather dependent and will run rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, you will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. Please dress appropriately for the day's weather conditions.
What To Wear
Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions. You will be walking throughout the tour, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
What types of foods are served on the tour?
There will be 4-5 tastings on the tour that may include (and are subject to change) American gastropub dishes, local artisan beer, Virginia peanuts, regional seafood, Italian cuisine, Indigenous dessert or freshly brewed coffee and tea. Everyone will also receive Alexandria's Famous Jelly Cake. Food-tasting locations may change without notice.
How much food is served on the tour?
There are 3-5 stops on the tour where you will be served small specialty meals. 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 at the time of booking of any special needs or requests.
Are children allowed on the tour?
Children are allowed on this tour. Please note, the tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours with a lot of both 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 will cover some uneven terrain and may be difficult on a wheelchair. Please notify Virgin Experience Gifts at the time of booking if anyone if your party will need wheelchair access throughout the tour.
Do we just walk around and sample food?
This food tour provides history, architecture, culture and local cuisine. You will enjoy food at a number of restaurants throughout each Food Tour in the form of either specially plated dishes, or family style meals, depending on the type of food at each restaurant.
Are restrooms available during the tour?
Yes, restrooms are available during the tour at all restaurants. The tour will stop at each restaurant for 20-25 minutes including time to use the restrooms.
How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
You will be on your feet for approximately half of the tour walking at a comfortable pace. Seating will be available at most restaurants for approximately 20-25 minutes. Remember to wear comfortable shoes.
Does the tour guide accept gratuities?
Gratuity for your tour guide is not required, but is appreciated if your enjoy your experience.
What happens if it rains or snows?
This experience is not weather dependent and will run rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, you will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. Please dress appropriately for the day's weather conditions.
Where does the tour finish?
The tour finishes within three blocks of the starting point. Participants will receive specific direction details and a map at the beginning of the tour in order to gain familiarity with the area.

Returns
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Exchanges
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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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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
based on 38 reviews.
We had a very enjoyable and delicious experience on our food tour of old town Alexandria. The guide (I’m so sorry, but I cannot remember his name) explains a lot of the history of the area through different buildings while walking to the restaurants. The food was all delicious, the people were delightful that we shared the tour with and the guide was great. I would go on this tour again.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Joanne, What a fun food adventure to go on! I'm thrilled to hear that you learned a lot about the history of the area. I hope you found a new favorite food and that you made some new friends on the tour. When ever you are ready to book this tour again, we will be here for you! Thanks, Ryan
Well done ... fortunately, the weather was perfect for walking.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Jerry, Well written. I am glad the weather was able to shape up for your experience and we can't wait to get you out on another tour soon! Thank you for sharing your review with us! Best, Brooke
Terry was a personable and informative guide. Restaurants were varied and food selections plentiful. Loved learning more Old Town history.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Paula, Glad to hear you had fun exploring the Old Town Alexandria Food Tour! I hope you found some new restaurants that you will return too. I'm happy to hear you had a wide variety of food selections to satisfy your inner foodie. I'm thrilled you got Terry as your guide for your adventure. Thanks for  sharing your review with us! Thanks, Ryan
The food tour was delicious and informative. Lynn, our guide, provided a fantastic historical perspective as well as lovely conversation along the way. The restaurants reflected different food styles in the area and offered substantial portions. We were lucky to have a small group, with one other well-traveled retired couple. That made for a really enjoyable time. We left full, happy, and smarter on Old Town, Alexandria!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Jennifer, What an amazing experience you went on! Glad to hear that the food was delicious and the historical tour of Old Town Alexandria was fantastic.  Having other guests that you hit it off with help make the experience memorable and really adds to the special event. Thank you for sharing your review with us for our future adventure seekers! Thanks, Ryan
Excellent tour guide and places. Highly recommend!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi there, Fiorela! Old Town Alexandria is such a charming place and I can only imagine all the delicious foods you were able to taste throughout this unique culinary experience. It's lovely to hear that you had an excellent tour guide, I hope their knowledge of the historic district you travelled through was abundant. Thanks so much for such a sweet recommendation! Warm regards, Courtney
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