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Charleston Food & drinks

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Charleston: Speakeasy Sagas Prohibition Pub Crawl

1. Charleston: Speakeasy Sagas Prohibition Pub Crawl

Learn more about Charleston during Prohibition on a lively guided tour. Hop from bar to bar and sip on delicious cocktails as you hear funny and outlandish stories from the 1920s. Meet your guide in downtown Charleston for a combination history tour and bar crawl. Hear more about the lesser-known characters who made names for themselves in the era of Prohibition. Discover the wild and wacky legends that you may not have heard of before, but you’ll never be able to forget. As you explore the bars and cocktail lounges of the present day, enjoy delicious cocktails to get your night off to a great start. Get an accurate picture of the nightlife of the city in the present day as you explore its most vibrant streets.

Charleston: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

2. Charleston: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

On this secret food tour, you'll get to sample grits, fried oysters, fried green tomatoes and so much more. Charlestonians are extremely passionate about their local food, city, and its history. You'll get to learn all about the best southern foods and the unique culture behind them. By booking this tour, you'll get to try delicious food all around the beautiful historic district of Charleston. Plus, you'll also be able to discover the best shops and restaurants, and learn many other great local tips to make your experience truly memorable.

Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors

3. Charleston: Small Group Food Tour – Savor the Flavors

Taste your way through Charleston on a comprehensive food tour. Visit a variety of local eateries, culinary landmarks, restaurants, and bakeries, each with its own story. Experience more than 300 years of history while sampling delicious specialties. Gain a unique perspective on the area and food culture from your guides, each with their own culinary credentials. Enjoy small samples at each location that will equal a large meal. Typical tastings include: Stone ground grits •Charleston benne wafers •Locally-made gourmet chocolates •Southern pralines •Sweet tea •Collard greens •Lowcountry barbeque

Charleston: Harbor Bar Pedal Boat Party Cruise

4. Charleston: Harbor Bar Pedal Boat Party Cruise

Hop on board and experience Charleston’s favorite party cruise. Enjoy the spacious boat and mingle with your group or private party on a 39-foot pontoon boat in style. Check out local landmarks from the water such as the Ravenel Bridge, Fort Sumter, and the USS Yorktown. Meet your guide and crew at the meeting point and step aboard the comfortable vessel. Feel the ocean breeze swirling around and experience the area's natural beauty on a river tour with the iconic Charleston coastline as the backdrop. Try to spy the abundant local wildlife including majestic pelicans and frolicking dolphins. Take in unparalleled views while taking a turn on one of the optional 12 pedal stations. Equipped with a bar lined with coolers, feel free to bring your own drinks and appetizers.

Wadmalaw Island Adventure Tour: Wine, Tea and a Tree

5. Wadmalaw Island Adventure Tour: Wine, Tea and a Tree

Set off from Charleston and see some of the highlights of Wadmalaw Island and the low country. Admire the 500-year-old angel oak tree, enjoy some tea at the Charleston Tea Garden, and savor wine at a local vineyard. First, visit Angel Tree Park and see the famous angel oak tree, thought to be one of the oldest organisms east of the Mississippi. At 65 feet high and with a circumference of 25.5 feet, this beautiful 500-year-old tree is an awe-inspiring sight. Stop by the Charleston Tea Garden, with hundreds of thousands of tea bushes stretching as far as the eye can see. Take the trolley ride, which makes a stop at a state-of-the-art greenhouse. Enjoy complimentary tea samples as you stroll the beautiful grounds and learn all about how tea is made. Finally, visit Deep Water Vineyard. They grow and harvest their grapes, as well as bottle their wines directly on site. Explore the vineyard which also includes walking trails, many different animals, a garden, a large pond, and a gift shop. Return to the pickup point at the end of the tour.

Charleston: Boo-Hag and Brews Haunted Bar Hop

6. Charleston: Boo-Hag and Brews Haunted Bar Hop

Take part in a walking brew tour with a side of ghosts and enjoy an opportunity to engage back and forth with a local Charlestonian. As a combined bar and ghost tour, you'll visit 2 different bars where your guide will provide drink recommendations. A complimentary appetizer will also be served at the starting location Walk through historic downtown Charlestonian and hear ghost stories near local graveyards and homes, some of which are over 200 years old. The tour will wind down at a hauntingly beautiful local park where one of the first female serial killers was hung.

Charleston: Savor the Flavors Upper King Street Food Tour

7. Charleston: Savor the Flavors Upper King Street Food Tour

Savor the unique flavors of Charleston on this food tour in the famous Upper King Street District. Visit some of the area's tastiest restaurants and get a taste of what they're serving up. Sample mouth-watering dishes of Lowcountry cuisine from the popular culinary innovators in this ever-evolving restaurant district. Tastings may include tea sandwiches and deviled eggs, benne wafers and sweet tea, fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and pimento cheese. Tour also focuses on Lowcountry dining customs and traditions.

Charleston: Haunted Pub Crawl of the Market

8. Charleston: Haunted Pub Crawl of the Market

Learn about Charleston’s haunted past while sipping on a local craft beer or a relaxing glass of wine. Hear tales of the ghosts that wander the streets of Charleston and haunt some of the local establishments from an expert guide. Explore the local market which is a designated National Heritage site. This haunted pub crawl tour will also cover the vast history of Charleston’s sordid and seedy affairs.

Charleston: King Street Shopping Tour with Drinks

9. Charleston: King Street Shopping Tour with Drinks

Wind your way through Charleston's famed shopping district on a walking tour that starts with Margaritas, chips and salsa at Charleston staple, Jaunita’s Nacho Royale. Drink wine, sip champagne, and get up to 20% off all of your purchases. The various boutiques are located on the city's iconic King Street. From Jaunita’s head out onto King Street, embarking on a shopping adventure that takes you to several of the local boutiques. Your tour concludes at the Restoration Hotel for a champagne toast with great shopping and awesome photo opportunities.

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What people are saying about Charleston

Faith was our guide and she did a fantastic job. We were a wide age group and she kept all entertained. She had great stories and history about Charleston and the restaurants we went to. The food was great. They were very considerate of dietary needs and likes and dislikes. My granddaughter who is 11 had a great time.

Wonderful history tour while eating small bites at perfectly picked locations. Our guide Jessie explained the connection of the food choices to life in Charleston. I’d recommend this trip to anyone looking for a fun filled and very filling activity .

Jess was nothing short of amazing with her food choices and her vast knowledge of Charleston! Even a tropical storm didn’t spoil this experience. I would highly recommend this tour.

Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area and shared history of the area. The food tasting was great with ample servings—-no need for dinner afterwards.

Captain Bryan coordinated an unforgettable night - thoughtful, entertaining, engaging, playful and informative. Thank y’all for sharing your city with us!