Guided tour

Alexandria: Old Town Boutique Food Tour

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Blue Fern Travel

Alexandria: Old Town Boutique Food Tour

Activity provider: Blue Fern Travel

From US$ 99 per person

Discover the charm of Alexandria, just across the river from DC. Join us to learn about the evolution of the neighborhood on our history-infused walking food tour. Taste, tour, and explore!

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy carefully selected food tastings at a variety of restaurants
  • Explore charming Old Town Alexandria and discover its history
  • Learn about the Revolutionary War and Civil Rights Movement
Full description
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.
  • Multiple food tastings including 1 alcoholic beverage - plenty for lunch
  • Historical content between restaurant stops
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

107 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA. You will meet your guide and the rest of your small group at our first restaurant stop. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your tour start time. If you do not see your guide outside, please head inside to find your group.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian options are available; please advise the local partner in advance of any dietary requirements or food allergies
  • Tours run rain or shine, so please dress appropriately
  • This walking tour will cover about 1.5 miles
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 4 reviews

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We had a marvelous time with Jen as our tour guide while exploring Alexandria! Jen’s knowledge of the history of Alexandria in the 1700’s and the 1800’s was impressive and we learned so much! The food was delicious and well spaced out over the tour with stories that related to the history of the food and often the establishment providing the food. All in all, we had a wonderful day and look forward to more tours with BlueFernTravel!

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January 28, 2023

Great experience and interesting stories.

December 3, 2021

The history on the tour was phenomenal and the guides were very nice but the food was very disappointing. King Street has some amazing restaurants and we were surprised by these choices. Also, the guides could have better explained what was coming next in regards to the food. For example, we went to a bar and were given a beer then was surprised that there were ribs that came out later. Also, we had the spiciest chicken in the whole town and some people in our party couldn't handle spice and couldn't eat it. I suggest that if they keep this restaurant on the tour to have an alternate dish. It was more of a history tour that had food stops and there was a lot of walking which could have been better explained on the website.

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March 15, 2020

Product ID: 232027