Frequently Asked Questions

charleston sc foodie and culinary tourQ. How long do the tours last?
A. All tours are approximately 2 ½ hours.

Q. What is the price for each tour?
A. Each tour is $65.00 per person.

Q. Where does the tour meet?
A. All tours meet at our office (18 Anson St.) except the Savor the Flavors of King Street. It meets at the Charleston Visitors Center at 375 Meeting St. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance for each tour.

Q. When are the tours offered?
A. See our tour schedule

Q. How do I sign up for the tour?
A. To make a reservation please visit or call our office at 843-727-1100. We require a credit card number to secure your spot. You can also purchase tickets online.

Q. Should I make a reservation?
A. Yes! We take a maximum of 12 people on each tour. That’s only 12 people per day. You definitely want to secure a spot for the tour.

Q. What restaurants do you visit?
A. On the Savor the Flavors of Charleston Tour you visit a variety of local eateries, culinary landmarks, restaurants, and bakeries. Each stop is essential to understanding the evolution of food in Charleston and why it is so unique. The Chef’s Kitchen Tour takes you to several of Charleston’s finest gourmet restaurants. The Dessert Tour will take you into dessert specialty shops and the Savor the Flavors of Upper King Street Tour will take you through some of the best restaurants and culinary hot spots of the hottest area of Charleston, Upper King Street.

Q. Do you provide parking?
A. No, however, there are several places to park near our location. There is a parking lot behind the Rainbow Market, just down the street from us. Another lot is located at North Market and Church Street. Most meters have a two-hour time limit and would expire before the tour ends.

Q. Is alcohol provided on the tours?
A. No, Charleston has a strict open container law and there is no alcohol offered at the locations. Alcohol is available for purchase at some of the locations.

Q. What beverages are offered on the tour?
A. Your choice of coffee (regular and decaf), tea, and water.

Q. Should I eat breakfast first?
A. There will be some food offered at various locations, but it will be over a span of 2½ hours. We suggest eating something light that morning.

Q. Is it a full meal?
A. You will receive small samples at various locations that will equal out to a meal over a span of 2½ hours.

Q. How much walking is involved?
A. The restaurants are all within 6 blocks of each other. At most, you will cover a mile in the 2½ hour time limit.

Q. Are there places to sit?
A. The tours are primarily walking and standing and there are very few places to sit along the way.

Q. Are there restroom stops?
A. It is best to use the restroom before the tour begins. If there is an emergency, please notify your tour guide and they can point you to the nearest bathroom.

Q. Does the tour end at the same place it starts?
A. The tours end a few blocks from the City Market.

Q. Does the price include food or is that extra?
A. Yes!

Q. Are children allowed on the tour, and if so is there a separate price for children?
A. These tours are not recommended for children under the age of 14, and children under the age of 6 are not allowed. There is not a child’s price, therefore they will need a ticket (regardless of age) at $65.

Q. Are there any discounts for seniors, military, AAA or AARP members?
A. Because of the volume of samples provided on the tour we do not offer any discounts.

Q. What is your rain policy?
A. We go rain or shine!

Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know 24 hours prior to the tour.

Q. What is the pace of the tour?
A. The pace is greatly influenced by the city, its sidewalks, weather, and terrain. Some buildings we go into are older and require some maneuvering to get through their ADA access routes. One should note that the pace of our tours cannot be slowed as we are bound to time constraints. If you or a member of your group has a disability, please speak with our staff before you decide to take the tour.

Q. Are your tours accessible for people with disabilities?
A. Yes, with advanced notice (two business days) all our tours can accommodate people with disabilities. Keep in mind Charleston was built on uneven terrain and the public streets, sidewalks, and cemeteries can be uneven.

Q. Can I purchase a Gift Card?
A. Yes, GIFT CARDS are available and can be redeemed for any tour at a future date.