Savor the Flavors of Charleston Tour
Adults: Starting at $90
18 Anson Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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You'll return to the starting point after your tour ends.
Max Group Size:
Not recommended for children under 14
- Professional guide
- Complimentary water and souvenir
- Tastings at three restaurants and two specialty shops in Charleston’s Historic District
What’s Not Included
- Alcohol or other beverages
What to Bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Free cancellation up to 24h in advance
- Tours run rain or shine
- Instant confirmation
- Email & mobile tickets accepted
Walk, talk and taste your way through Charleston with delicious local specialties from our favorite markets, bakeries, restaurants and iconic eateries. This interactive tour includes multiple stops that reflect the international and regional flavors of our historic port city.
SAVE TIME & EXPERIENCE MORE
With so much to see and do in Charleston, you’ll find there’s simply not enough time to do it all. Our food tours let you experience the best of our local cuisine in just a few short hours.
EAT LIKE A LOCAL
From BBQ to fried green tomatoes, this 2.5 hour Charleston food tour immerses you in the history and culture of the Lowcountry and reveals how our unique cuisine has evolved over the past 300+ years.
SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCE
In contrast to other tours in town, we keep our food tours to 12 guests or less. This means a more relaxed and casual experience, with more access to your guide and our friendly vendors.
Our knowledgeable, local guides will help you navigate the city, answer your questions and offer personalized recommendations for after your tour - giving you the best possible start to your visit.
Experience the best of southern hospitality with our team of passionate, licensed tour guides. With over five thousand 5-star reviews you can be confident you aren’t wasting your valuable time on bad experiences.
Book With Confidence
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Book directly on BulldogTours.com or call our office to get the best price on our tours. Find it cheaper? We'll refund the difference!
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL refund. We know that plans can change, that’s why we offer one of the most generous cancellation policies in the industry.
Great Tour Guarantee
If you don't have a great tour, let us know and we promise to make it right with a full refund or voucher for a future visit.
What Our Guests are Saying
We had a great time on the food tour with Blake. Blake was very knowledgeable about Charleston history and he kept us laughing the whole time. We had a great selection of foods to sample and everything was delicious!! Highly recommend this tour!!!Kelly - Google Reviews
History lesson + culinary experience all in one. Blake was an amazing guide and given that he is a local his knowledge of the area and its culinary roots were invaluable. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and recommend to all!Josie - Google Reviews
Our tour guide was excellent! She had a rich knowledge of the history of Charleston, provided excellent background on the city and restaurants, was incredibly personable and helpful with recommendations, and made this tour our favorite thing we’ve done so far in the city. I couldn’t recommend her or the food tour enough! She’s a wonderful representation of Bulldog Tours and we had a great experience!Kaitlynn - Google Reviews
A Brand You Can Trust
- Over 1.5 Million Guests Since 2001
- 5,000+ 5-Star Reviews
- $4.9 Million Donated to Charleston's Historic Sites
Frequently Asked Questions
What do the Tour Activity Levels mean?
- EASY – Walking tours are designed for a leisurely pace but may include uneven sidewalks, some stairs and a combination of walking and standing for up to two hours.
- MODERATE – Tours will include a more active pace at times including stairs and uneven terrain. Expect to be on your feet for the duration of the tour covering a minimum of a mile and half of the area.
- ACTIVE – A high physical activity level is required to walk and climb narrow stairs. This tour is not recommended for guests who require canes or walkers.
What food will we be tasting?
On our food tours you’ll discover how our unique Charleston cuisine has evolved over the past 300+ years while sampling delicious specialties from local eateries, markets, bakeries, restaurants, and culinary landmarks. Our menu shifts depending on seasonal availability, but see each tour overview for our typical tasting menu.
Is there alcohol served during the tour?
Alcoholic beverages are not included in the price of most of the “Savor” food tours, but are available for purchase at some locations. Our Savor the Flavors of Shem Creek and Cocktail Tours do include a cocktail at each stop. Complimentary water is included at most stops.
What if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?
We do our best to accommodate the special dietary needs of our guests, however we can't guarantee all stops will be able to do so. When you book a food tour, let us know about any dietary needs/preferences (eg. allergies, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free) and your guide will help identify items you might want to avoid.
How much food is served on the tour?
Our food tastings and portions are generous and roughly equal to a good-sized lunch. We recommend coming to the tour with an appetite as most guests leave comfortably full.
What if it rains?
We present tours rain or shine, unless the conditions are dangerous. Charleston is famous for its summer afternoon passing showers.
How much walking is involved?
Our tours cover approximately one and a half miles of walking and we move at a relaxed and leisurely pace. On our food tours, you’ll have regular opportunities to sit down during tastings.
What if I am hard of hearing?
Our professional guides are skilled public speakers and work hard to make sure everyone can hear during the tour. If you are hard of hearing, please let your guide know and we’ll ensure you get a front-row seat.
Is parking available?
For Downtown Tours:
There are a few precious metered parking spaces throughout the Historic District, though they require constant feeding. For our 10 pm tours, meter parking is free. Otherwise, we recommend parking in a paid lot, parking at the Visitors Center and riding the Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH), or parking in one of the garages around The City Market. Here are some suggestions:
51 PINCKNEY STREET CHARLESTON, SC 29401
Cumberland Street Garage
82 CUMBERLAND STREET CHARLESTON, SC 29401
Concord/Cumberland Parking Garage
1 CUMBERLAND STREET CHARLESTON, SC 29401
What if I need to cancel or change my booking?
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a FULL refund. If you need to change or modify your tickets, simply call us at 843-722-TOUR (8687). We offer trip protection which ensures a refund within the 24 hours prior to the tour if you need to cancel.
What if I am unhappy with the tour?
Our #1 priority at Bulldog Tours is giving great tours. If you don't have a great experience, let us know and we promise to make it right with a full refund or voucher for a future visit.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Restrooms are available at our office where the tour begins. Although there may be restrooms available along the tour route, we encourage guests to use the restroom before starting a tour because our guides will not interrupt the tour for bathroom stops.
Are tours offered only in English?
Yes, we only offer tours in English at this time. Please email or call us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour.
Should I tip my Bulldog tour guide?
If you feel your tour guide has provided a great experience, gratuities are encouraged— and welcomed—at the end of your tour. We believe that recognizing excellent service is a personal matter, though 15-20% of your booking fee is a good rule of thumb. Gratuities for your guide are always appreciated, but never expected.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Advanced purchase is strongly recommended, as tours often sell out well in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance.
What if I still have questions?
We’re here to help! Simply call us at 843-722-TOUR (8687) if you have any additional questions or concerns.
PRIVATE GROUP TOURS
We’re happy to arrange private tours or build custom group tours for schools, corporate teams, non-profits, family reunions, and more. Simply contact us or call 843-722-8687 to book.
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A portion of your ticket purchase is invested back into the properties we tour, ensuring that Charleston’s most historically significant landmarks, structures, sites, and stories endure. As of today, Bulldog Tours has raised $5,103,646 for the preservation of our historic site affiliates in Charleston. Thank you for your generous support.Learn More