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Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
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Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour

By Blue Fern Travel
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Ages 3-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 3h
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English


  • Please mention if you are vegetarian, or have food allergies or dietary restrictions at the time of booking.
  • Historical neighborhood information
  • Small-group tour of 8 people
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • 3206 Grace St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA Please meet your guide at Dog Tag Bakery at 3206 Grace St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Return details
  • 3251 Prospect St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14782P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children under 3 are welcome, ticket not needed if they are not eating
  • Please note: Unfortunately, as our tastings contribute to our story, we are not able to accommodate vegan diets, dairy, or gluten allergies on our Georgetown tour.
  • Please note: Unfortunately, as our tastings contribute to our story, we are not able to accommodate vegan diets, dairy, or gluten allergies on our Georgetown tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour
  • We follow city recommended policies.
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour?
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Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Tastes of Georgetown: Food & History Tour?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14782P3

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    3206 Grace St NW
    3206 Grace St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Please meet your guide at Dog Tag Bakery at 3206 Grace St NW, Washington, DC 20007
    See address & details
  • 1
    Georgetown
    Stop: 3 hours
    Your tour will take place in the iconic neighborhood of Georgetown, where we will explore the history of the area and taste a variety of foods. During the tour, you will walk between the restaurant stops and your guide will share a bit of information and unique facts. the restaurant partners we've chosen for this tour are either local owners or are located in places of historic relevance to the stories we will share. In some cases, we'll take our food to go and continue along. Rest assured, you'll have plenty for lunch!
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    3251 Prospect St NW
    3251 Prospect St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

772Bridget
772Bridget
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Incorporates history and culture together with food
Great tour that incorporates history and culture together with food. The food choices are all very different but al
668katn
668katn
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Great food tour
I was given two tickets as a gift and it was awesome. We had the tour guide Jim who did a great job of exposing the
viszlamom
viszlamom
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AMAZING historic food adventure!
We did a culinary tour with Westley as our guide. We've done a lot of culinary tours and this was one of the best.
Lisa M
Lisa M
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A nice, informative tour.
Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. We had a small group of 6 which was the perfect size for the tour. It was ove
hlp222
hlp222
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Great food and neighborhood history
Soneka was a great guide. We appreciated the history along with the really good food. There was a lot of neighborho
watsonjnp
watsonjnp
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Great guide
Part of what we love about food tours is hearing the local guides take on life in the city we are visiting. This i
F8914WDtomass
F8914WDtomass
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Great tour guide, but food tour cuisine less than expected.
Tour leader was full of energy and local area knowledge. Food was disappointing given the price point (hot dog w/Ch
David H
David H
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Some knowledge with your food
This was our second time around with Blue Fern, and I'd say the Georgetown tour is a good counterpoint to the Old T
britt_b_trippin
britt_b_trippin
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Food and History a great combo!
Jim was a great tour guide. We went on a Sunday afternoon. Loved the history and the food selections, especially th
audra u
audra u
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Lots of walking but learned a lot about the history of the area.
It was just what was offered. The chili was spicy and I wish there would’ve been the ability to order from a limite
mksalaskagirl
mksalaskagirl
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Take this tour & become part of the local history!
Jason obviously loves his job as tour guide! He waited on and bussed our tables to support the restaurant staff dur
ericgG2047ZS
ericgG2047ZS
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Very disappointing experience
Very disappointing experience. We booked our tour way ahead to be sure to don't miss this. And then just a week bef
KateyBR
KateyBR
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Terrific experience for visitors and locals
Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide Jason was exceptionally passionate and knowledgable a
972jwilliams
972jwilliams
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Family food walking tour
We had a great time. The food and the education were memorable. I enjoyed learning about the history of the area. I
mfsungoddess
mfsungoddess
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Great History Lesson of the Businesses on U Street
My group had a great time with our guide Jason. He was very knowledgeable of the area, even including his own fami
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MHJ
1 contribution
Aug 2020
Really enjoyed this tour - the food was great (definitely filling) and we got to know a little about each restaurant and its owners. I was glad to hear that each restaurant was compensated appropriately and that the tour company also supports local residents in need. I've spent a fair amount of time in Georgetown, but never knew much about its history until this tour! I now have a few new go-to spots for delicious food and a great tour to recommend to friends and family.
Written 4 August 2020
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How wonderful! It's sounds like you're a local - thanks for joining us and we're so thrilled that you learned a bit more about a neighborhood that you were already familiar with and that we introduced you to some new spots. :) Yes, we pride ourselves on being a small business that supports small business; thank you for mentioning that and for appreciating that - we pay our restaurant partners full price for our tastings and we tip their servers 20%; we also provide 3 meals for a local resident with each ticket sale. I must apologize for the delay in responding however! We've been so focused on adjusting and operating safely that I did not realize that we'd had reviews come in. Forgive me! We hope to see you on another neighborhood tour soon!
Written 11 November 2020
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tyuppa
Park Ridge, NJ19 contributions
A little rain won’t stop this phenomenal food tour! Well planned out from start to finish. A fascinating historical walk with a pleasing Georgetown aesthetic. The food variety was amazing & satisfying. Stephan, our tour guide, co-owner & co-creator was a true gem! A great person to spend an afternoon with. Ready for the next!
Written 10 August 2020
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Oh wow! We're glad you had fun despite what sounds like challenging weather! Thank you for taking the time to review us, as well as giving us 5-stars. I'm a bit biased, but I think my husband, Stefan, is quite a gem as well! Forgive me though...as Stefan and I have been working hard to make sure that we're operating safely, I have not received to our recent reviews (and this year 3 months has felt like 3 years)! I really appreciate your kind words and we'll look forward to hosting you again. :)
Written 11 November 2020
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EmFerg1
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We essentially got a private tour due to another couple canceling which was fine with us! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun; however I was under the impression the food we would having would be more related to Georgetown history. Most of the places we tried were around within the past 20 years but their ties to anything Georgetown history related were really non-existent. If you go in knowing that, you'll have a good time. One thing I would suggest to the company would be to lighten up the meals and have more varity at one place. For example, one place we went to had a plate of veggie noodles with anchovies. Since I don't enjoy seafood, I didn't really particpate at this restaurant. It would have been nice to have smaller samples of a few items from one place. Might be worth checking with the restaurants about offering smaller portion sizes to be able to try a variety of their menu items.
Written 25 July 2019
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Hi EmFerg~ I'm glad that you enjoyed your "private tour" with us! We do accommodate people with allergies and and dietary restrictions and though we cannot always guarantee that everyone will love each tasting we provide but if guests do not eat a particular food, we can usually coordinate a different option. For example, we most likely could have certainly offered the tasting sans anchovies - I'm sorry you didn't realize! That said, we do work with our restaurant partners to select a variety of tasting to complement our tour experience, so we do expect you to trust us a bit. :) Cheers, Mary
Written 26 July 2019
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Pamela A
1 contribution
The tour guide was friendly and enthusiastic- and walk was interesting. But food was less than I expected. Maybe street food or snacks would be a better description. For money charged I thought not a good value. Frankly I was disappointed.
Written 19 September 2021
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CatPear9399
Thank you for your feedback, Pamela. While it is true we may not be as competitively priced as other tours in the area, we are the only food tour that allots a portion of each ticket price towards covering the cost of a person in need’s food for a day thanks to our association with local non-profit, Bread for the City. Also, our company pays full price for our tastings and makes sure to tip the service staff 20% during each visit. We curate each of our tours so that we can tell the story of the neighborhood through its rich flavors - and in Georgetown, we work with partners who are award winning and change makers in the community. We’re glad you appreciated your guide’s enthusiasm as she brings that much passion to feeding not only the guests on her tours, but the community at large.
Written 22 September 2021
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JulieHC2022
Orange Beach, AL41 contributions
Jan 2022
We’ve been on many food tours both in the U.S and abroad and this was just mediocre. The food was very underwhelming, 2 pastries, 2 sandwiches and a coffee. Our tour guide was very nice but needs to polish her stories a little more. Overall didn’t feel it was worth the money.
Written 15 January 2022
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Soneka A
It was very cool to have such learned travelers join us, Julie! We are a bit different than other food tours you may have been on as we carefully curate each of our award-winning tastings to tell the history and evolution of Georgetown. Also, your support contributes to our mission to give back to the community, which is always a worthwhile cause. We thank you for your review and encourage you to continue to explore!
Written 16 January 2022
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debmink
Kenosha, WI298 contributions
Jason was an amazing host and guide. We really thought there was too much talking. This made the tour over 3 hours. We did know the length of the tour from the ad. However, we thought there would be more food. The food was incredible. However according to our calculations, it didn’t seem to come close to the cost of the tour. Again, they do help feed the disadvantaged from part of the proceeds. So that made us feel a bit better. We were full and satisfied at the end of the tour.
Written 28 November 2021
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Soneka A
Hi, Deb! We appreciate the feedback. At Blue Fern Travel we aim to feed not only the body, but the mind as well. Not only did your support help to feed the needy on a local and global scale, each of our restaurant partners received full asking price for their tastings, and their service staff received a 20% tip as well. We're glad the food left you satiated!
Written 2 December 2021
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Mdssls
54 contributions
David our guide did a great job taking us around Georgetown and giving us the history of the town - which George was it named after?

The tour had a great pace of eating and walking distance between stops

The one negative comment would be that the food was heavy carb based but it still was varied and excellent

Also thank you to Carpe DC and the venues we visited for giving back to the community and beyond
Written 27 May 2019
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Hi Mdssls~ So glad that you enjoyed exploring Georgetown with David! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. :) Cheers, Mary
Written 29 May 2019
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E C
Washington DC, DC14 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
My husband and I are locals to D.C., but we decided to take a tour of Georgetown because we rarely get to that part of the city. Dylan was a great guide - informative and personable. I knew a little history about Georgetown, but I learned a lot from him that we can share with out-of-towners who visit. The food was good and there was plenty of it if you eat everything. We'd been to one location before, which is classic Georgetown and really cozy around the holidays. The others were newer and more "hole-in-the-wall" places, which I greatly appreciate. The restaurants were all D.C.-based places and Dylan told us that the founders really try to support those restauranteurs who have a history here or give back to the community in some way. Thanks for a fun afternoon!
Written 30 December 2018
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Hi E C~ It's always interesting to go on tour in your own city...thank you for choosing to explore Georgetown with Carpe DC! Cheers, Mary
Written 7 January 2019
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Bruce R
28 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
The history of Georgetown was great, host very knowledgeable. Some of the foods I would not have tried without being taken to the restaurants chosen. I wish there was 1 more restaurant on the tour. I do not usually eat cucumbers and 2 of the dishes were served with cucumbers. I ate them but they are not my friend.
Written 31 July 2018
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Hi Bruce~ Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review; we appreciate your feedback. We always do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies. Even though it does not sound like cucumbers presented a health risk, please know that we would have done our best to make sure your dishes did not include cucumbers had we known! :( We've worked pretty hard to determine the perfect number of stops and the right amount of food for our tour; I'm glad that we were able to introduce you to some foods that you may not have otherwise tried! Cheers, Mary
Written 1 August 2018
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Axelant
Vancouver, WA422 contributions
Nov 2019
There was only my friend and I on the tour with David. He was a terrific guide and, in the end, friend. He had many interesting historical facts to relate to us as we walked through Georgetown. The food stops were fabulous and we liked that they were smaller but thriving places with interesting - and often ethnic - food choices. We had a stunning weather day with blue sky overhead and bright yellow leaves underfoot. David took excellent care of us, always watching out for our safety and comfort. We were very lucky to only be the two of us gals with our engaging and enthusiastic guide. He was patient while I grabbed a few street photos along the way. This tour was exactly what we wanted - a historical walking tour with yummy food (and a beer!) along the way. I want to add that, as non residents, we had a difficult time finding Cady's Alley and our GPS wasn't very helpful. District Donuts is a good location but we only found it by asking some locals for help. Maybe it was just us and it doesn't detract from our experience or review.
Written 21 November 2019
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Hi Axelant~ I'm so glad that you enjoyed your "private" tour with David in Georgetown! I'm sorry that you had trouble finding Cady's Alley. Honestly, you're not the first to say this and we've recently added a few more details to our voucher from TripAdvisor in order to help our guests find it more easily. I'm glad it didn't detract from your experience. :) ~Mary
Written 6 December 2019
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