Savor the Flavors Tours of Downtown Charleston

Bulldog Tours

Zerve Seller: Bulldog
Activity #3015
  • Visit the best restaurants in Charleston to get a behind the scenes tour into chefs' kitchens - learn how to produce fabulous cuisine!

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Come join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through Charleston

This 2 1/2 hour tour will immerse you in the history and culture of the Lowcountry.  You will discover how our unique cuisine has evolved over the past 300+ years while sampling delicious specialties from local eateries, markets, bakeries, restaurants, and culinary landmarks.

Book now for Savor the Flavors Combo Package/ The Charleston Stroll and save $10 off your entrire purchase!

Typical tastings include:
     * Stone Ground Grits
     * Charleston Benne Wafers
     * Locally made gourmet chocolates
     * Southern Pralines 
     * Sweet Tea
     * Collard Greens
     * Lowcountry Barbeque

What Is Not Included?

Although the tour includes tastings along the way, this is usually not enough food to serve as a meal for most people. Please eat breakfast or lunch before or after the tour.

Meeting Location

Bulldog Tours, 18 Anson St. (Charleston, SC) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
247 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
History with a bite to eat!
Fri, Jun 26  2:00 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Tour guide (Beth) was excellent. She tooks us to six different locations within walking proximity. At some of these locations we were given samples of the local fare...which tasted great. Other locations included an awesome "spice' shop that was unlike any you have probably seen before and a shop that was sold all sorts of kitchen wares that would keep any "foodie" interested. Along the way, Beth gave us a history lesson on the ways of life in the Charleston area, and the various trades and commodities that influence the way Southern food is prepared today.
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour
Wed, Jun 24  9:30 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We enjoyed this tour so much. Our tour guide was wonderful and very informational. We made many stop and enjoyed the city and history. Will do this tour again
Rating: 5
wonderful tour
Mon, Jun 22  9:30 AM Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
the tour we was wonderful. our tour guide Cathy was very nice. she gave us a lot information about the places we went to. I would highly recommend this tour. the food was really good.
Rating: 3
Fun Tour but not impressed with food
Fri, Jun 12  2:00 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was a good tour, but not the best I've been on in Charleston. The guide was very nice and gave great information, but no one in our group was impressed with the food. Got plenty of food from average restaurants.
Rating: 5
Absolutely Wonderful
Sat, Jun 6  9:30 AM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Very casual and relaxing tour of Charleston. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Each time we stopped at a particular restaurant we were informed of how and why these delicious treats came about. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in the flavors and taste of the Low-country.
Rating: 5
Five Stars
Wed, Jun 3  2:00 PM Female 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
Really Enjoyed the tour with David, very informative and a lovely way to spend the afternoon!
Rating: 4
Wed, Jun 3  2:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
David is very knowledgeable when he was giving us history of Charleston better than the guide that I have on my walking tour. The places the we went to offers great and good food. I have never tasted grits that is so good. Our guide David also recommended places to eat while at Charleston.
Rating: 4
Fun and informative.
Sat, May 30  9:30 AM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our group had 8 folks in it and was lively and full of great questions, great food, and lots of questions. Lasted over 3 hours and is a great way to get to know the city of you're a newby. We did this on our first morning and I highly recommend it. Our guide was great and full of terrific historical info. The only down side was that one of our group felt the need to bring up the obvious "social injustice" observed on the tour due to her observation of the lack of diversity in Charleston. I wish the guide would gave said we leave politics out of the tour instead of engaging. It wasted 15 minutes of our walk as this individual wanted to make her point. I would call it tour injustice since I could hardly wait to leave the restaurant as she hijacked the tour.

Aside from that it was wonderful
Rating: 5
Sat, May 23  2:00 PM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Our guide was very well informed, amiable and professional. We were treated to wonderful low country specialties and cultural tidbits. A perfect day! The time goes so fast as you are walking, learning and eating. I highly recommend to anyone and all who are interested in the low country of Charleston.
Rating: 5
This tour is GREAT!
Fri, May 22  9:30 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Mary was our guide and she is wonderful. She has a lot of knowledge about the history and culture of the city and how the food relates to all of that. Everything we ate was delicious...and there was plenty of great food. We loved the barbecue, the crab dip, the grits and the blue cheese cole slaw!! All so good. Highly recommend this tour. You get to taste a lot of things!
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
How does the Savor the Flavors/ The Charleston Stroll Combo Tour Package work?
When you purchase the combo tour package, your space will be guaranteed on the Savor the Flavors tour for the date and time for which you buy tickets. To book your space on The Charleston Stroll, please contact Bulldog directly. Exact instructions on completing your booking will be provided upon purchase of your combo package. Please note that booking on the Savor the Flavors tour and The Charleston Stroll is subject to availability.
How much food is served on the tour? What sort of food will I be sampling?
The tour includes four to five stops where tastings are offered, but they are not enough to serve as a full meal. Typical tastings include Stone Ground Grits, Benne Wafers, Sweet Tea, pastries, chocolate, Southern Pralines, Collard Greens, and Lowcountry Barbeque.
How many stops are included on the tour?
The tour includes four to five stops.
What type of ticket should I buy if I'm bringing a child?
For the culinary tours, there is only one standard ticket price. Any child 1 year old or above must have a full-priced ticket purchased for them in order to attend. The tour is not recommended for children under 12, but you can bring any children with you, at your discretion, as long as they have a ticket! Infants less than one year old do not need a paid ticket, and you should please just indicate that you’ll be bringing an non-paying infant with you at the time of purchase.
Will I need to buy lunch after the tour?
Although we provide a variety of samples for you to try, please keep in mind that this tour will only include a few tastings. You will still want to buy lunch after the tour, as the tour usually does not include enough food for most people to serve as a meal.
Are there any beverages served on the tour?
Yes! All participants are provided with a bottle of water.
How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
The tour covers approximately 1 mile. We walk at a very casual pace
Where does the tour end?
The tours end about 10 blocks from the original starting point, downtown near Market Street.
What if I have dietary restrictions?
The tour includes a variety of foods at the different locations, so you can choose which foods you are able to sample. Please indicate any allergies or dietary restrictions you have when you are purchasing tickets, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you.
What happens if it rains?
Tours run rain or shine, regardless of weather conditions, so be prepared for the day! We will be stepping inside of buildings during some portions of the tour, but be sure to bring an umbrella or poncho, depending on the forecasted weather conditions.
Are there bathrooms along the way?
Yes. There are bathrooms available at several locations throughout the tour.
Is the tour wheelchair- and/or stroller-accessible?
We have had participants with wheelchairs attend the tour in the past. Please keep in mind however, that many of the streets are not very accessible and some places have stairs, so additional maneuvering and planning may be required. You are welcome to bring strollers and they may be left outside the establishments we visit with stairs.
Who will be leading the tour?
All of our tour guides a licensed by the City of Charleston and have various culinary qualifications and interests.
Are tours offered only in English?
Yes, tours are only offered in English. However, our non-English speaking guests always enjoy the experience of visiting Charleston's lovely historic buildings and sampling delicious food tastings along the way.
May I bring my dog on the tour?
Due to the various shops and historical buildings we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed on this tour.
Can I book a private tour?
Yes, we can accommodate a variety of special requests! Please click “Contact Bulldog” to the left of the page to inquire further.
Are gift certificates available for this tour?
Yes! Gift certificates for Culinary Tours of Charleston are great for any occasion. To purchase a gift certificate, click “Contact Bulldog”.


Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy

Activity takes place rain or shine.
The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability).

Other Policies

The Charleston Stroll portion of your Combo must be booked separately.
Guests must call Bulldog directly after purchasing Combo tickets to secure their space on The Charleston Stroll. This purchase is guaranteeing your space on the Savor the Flavors Tour for the date and time of your choosing, however, the date and time you may book The Charleston Stroll is subject to availability. Instructions on how to secure your space on The Charleston Stroll will be provided to you after purchase.

Bulldog Tours

See Charleston like you never have before with Bulldog Tours, the premier walking tour company!

More than just the usual Charleston tours, we offer a variety of tours during the day, evening and late-night. Whether it is strolling down the streets, hearing about people from days past in the morning during our Charleston Stroll or taking you on an EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes look at the Holy City's graveyards, back alleyways, Provost Dungeon, Old City Jail and deep into Charleston's Haunted Historic District. We now proudly offer the Culinary Tours of Charleston, giving people even more of a look into the unique chemistry that makes up Charleston. Our exclusive food tours highlight our mission to promote South Carolina local artisan growers, and to help preserve South Carolina's rich culinary heritage.

Bulldog Tours is the ONLY walking tour company in Charleston that can take you off and beyond the sidewalks!!!

As seen in USA Today, Southern Living Magazine, The New York Times, and on Country Music Television, Bon Appetit, The Columbus Dispatch, National Public Radio (NPR). , and SCETV, Bulldog's fully licensed, experienced tour guides are sure to entertain, inform, intrigue and delight all those who choose to take a stroll into the city's past.
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