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Spend an afternoon learning about the 250-year-old port city that was once home to George Washington and Robert E. Lee on this Old Town Alexandria Food Tour!
Located across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., Alexandria is noted for its architecture, noble mansions, historic sites and colonial streets. Take a journey through one of the nation's largest historic districts and learn about Old Town Alexandria's significance throughout the history of our country.
Sample specially made dishes at unique family owned restaurants, including a local dessert enjoyed for over 135 years - Alexandria's famous Jelly Cake!
Tastings may include (and are subject to change):
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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.
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.
Most food allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated on this tour. Please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking of any special needs or requests.
Children are allowed on this tour. Please note, the tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours with a lot of both standing and walking.
Children under the age of 7 that will not be participating in food tastings do not require a ticket. However, please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking if you will be bringing an infant or young child along with you.
This tour will cover some uneven terrain and may be difficult on a wheelchair. Please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking if anyone if your party will need wheelchair access throughout the tour.
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.
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.
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.
Gratuity for your tour guide is not required, but is appreciated if your enjoy your experience.
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.
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.