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Southern Comfort – Old Town Alexandria Food Tour

Quick Details

Vegetarian Adults
Private Tour Starting Price for 2 People

Enjoy a Culinary Trek through Old Town

Alexandria, Virginia sits just across the river from DC but Old Town feels far removed with its cobblestone streets and charming rowhomes. When visiting DC, we always suggest that people take the time to explore this little nearby gem! It’s easy to arrive by car, rideshare, Metro, or even by Water Taxi.

Enjoy tastings from locally-owned restaurants which contribute to the story we share about this little slice of Northern Virginia. Along the way we will visit a classic spot that has been a mainstay for over 40 years; a restaurant with award-winning dishes, and classic bistro with European roots.

Explore the pretty streetscapes, the waterfront, pubic art pieces, and the architecture while you learn about the evolution of this small city from your insightful guide. From the Civil War to Civil Rights to present day, Old Town has played an instrumental part in this country’s history. Come and get a taste of history.

In addition to carefully selected tastings and fascinating history, your experience includes (electronic) photos taken by your guide on tour, as well a meaningful donation to feed a local person in need.


Book Flexible

Book your Old Town Alexandria Food Tour now and stay flexible. If you chose the option to make your ticket refundable for just $5 per person when you check-out, you will have the ability to receive a full refund (Less the $5 per person charge) up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time.


Considering More than One of Our Tours During Your Visit?

Here’s a secret: Book one of our tours and then fill out the waiver in the email that is sent to you and we’ll send you a code for a discount off of your second tour!


Solo Travel

We applaud solo travel! Single tickets for solo travelers are available once we reach our 2 person minimum; if your date is not yet available to book for 1 ticket, please join our waitlist to be notified when single tickets are available on the date you’d like to explore the Old Town Alexandria with us.


Dietary Restrictions

We have curated specific tastings for vegetarians. Unfortunately, as our tastings contribute to our story, we are not able to accommodate vegan diets, dairy, or gluten allergies on our Old Town tour.


Private Tours

We have provided options for small private tours for 2 to 10 people to be booked directly online with 48 hours notice. If you are interested in organizing a private tour for more than 10 people, please complete our form on THIS PAGE and we will get back to you within 2 business days (Monday through Friday).  We have tiered options designed to fit most budgets but in most cases we can design a custom tour based on your needs – just ask!


Committed to Local Community

Join our Tour and Have Confidence That You Are Exploring Responsibly! 

Blue Fern Travel is committed to supporting our local community and our partners. When you join a tour with us, you are directly contributing to our mission. Your tour dollars are helping in several different ways:

  • A portion of your ticket price is donated directly to Bread For The City; you are responsible for feeding a DC resident in need THREE MEALS. Since 2014, together with our guests, we’ve donated 40,000 meals; help us reach our goal of donating 10,000 in 2024 for our 10th Anniversary! 
  • Our restaurant partners are small local businesses, predominantly minority and/or women-owned.
  • Some food tour companies negotiate tasting prices at restaurants they visit. Blue Fern Travel considers our restaurants to be our partners and we pay full price and tip your server 20%.
  • We pay our guides a living wage.

Thank you for participating in our tour, supporting the local community while you taste and learn, and traveling in a responsible and sustainable way!

Here's What Past Guests Have Said!

Great Food Tour

My mom and I did the Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, food tour and absolutely loved it. Our tour guide, Jenn, was excellent! We went to restaurants around Alexandria, while also learning about the city from Jenn who was very informed and fun. Highly recommend!

– Nicholas W. | Google
Delightful day learning about Alexandria and sampling a really delicious variety of food!

We have been to Alexandria before but we have never done a tour. We couldn’t believe all of the hidden gems we learned about on this tour. We were able to see Alexandria in a completely different way! Everything about this tour was well planned and timed just right. We didn’t feel rushed or hurried between stops. We loved that we were able to eat outside at carefully chosen places with historical significance. The tastings were delicious and we learned many interesting tid bits of history about Alexandria as we went from stop to stop.

– Melissa F | TripAdvisor
An Amazing and Fun Food Tour!

"What a fun day!! This was the highlight of our trip. Great way to see the city, learn some history, and have some delicious food! Our tour guide was fun and funny and knowledgable; she helped make the food and city come alive. I would recommend this to anyone- you can’t miss this experience!"

– Ang J. | TripAdvisor