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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class

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Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class
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This walking tour and interactive lunch combo provides a two-in-one experience in Charleston. With a celebrated local chef, Forrest Parker, you'll start with a 1.5-hour historical walking tour about the influences of Lowcountry food in the city of Charleston. Then watch a cooking demonstration from Parker before enjoying lunch paired with wine.
  • Explore Charleston's historic district with a certified chef-guide so you won't miss the top sights
  • Learn about the history of food and Lowcountry cuisine in the region
  • Take home chef Forrest Parker's recipes so you can duplicate your experience
  • Enjoy lunch prepared by Parker
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Lunch
Cooking Demonstration by Chef Forrest Parker
Alcoholic Beverages
Coffee and/or Tea
Each guest will leave with copies of Chef Forrest's recipes.
90-minute walking tour of Charleston's historic district
Gratuities
1 Vendue Range , 1 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Waterfront Park, also called Joe Riley Waterfront Park is at the end of a street called Vendue Range. We'll meet at the famous Pineapple fountain.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Guests must be 21 or older, with the exception of older teenagers accompanying parents
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Undiscovered Charleston
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Undiscovered Charleston: Half Day Food, Wine & History Tour with Cooking Class?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Hogging recommend doing this tour early in your stay as it educates on little details you may otherwise miss." See review
  • "This a unique tour guided by a really good chef and if you love local food and history this tour is for you!" See review
  • "Be sure you have comfortable shoes, allot 5.5 hours and bring a healthy appetite, and you won't be disappointed with one of the best tour/culinary experiences Charleston has to offer." See review

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star-5
Excellent
John_B
, Jul 2022
Loved the food oriented historical stories and the luncheon was insane. Was a great experience that I would highly recommend and repeat
star-5
Birthday treat!
Rosemarie_C
, Jul 2022
This was such a wonderful experience. Small group with a bit of history mixed with humor and our lunch was amazing. It was a birthday gift for an out of town friend and we enjoyed our day. I would highly recommend it.
star-5
Cultural and culinary tour
John_D
, Jul 2022
We have been coming to Charleston for decades for the food and our love of history. This tour was very informative as was the cooking instruction. The meal was excellent and the “show” was very entertaining!!
star-5
Must do!
Randi_V
, Jun 2022
Best tour of our visit! We throughly enjoyed Chef’s knowledge and pride of his city. And the cooking demonstration and dishes that he shared with us were beyond expectation! A great value for the cost, for sure!
star-5
Our favorite activity in Charleston!
Ryan_S
, Jun 2022
This historic walking tour and cooking experience was probably the highlight of our vacation to Savannah and Charleston. Chef Forrest is so passionate about the local history of Charleston and its impact on the food culture of the surrounding area. At the conclusion of the walking tour portion, we spent nearly two hours at his restaurant as he made a 3 course meal right in front of the group of 10 of us that was fabulous! He shared many cooking tips, the history of each dish and the influence of individual ingredients. He’s a master storyteller, historian, entertainer, and chef. All combined, it made for a really fun and interesting 4-5 hours. The food was some of the best we ate on our whole trip and we ate at some really nice places. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity while in Charleston that you’ll be really glad you did!
star-5
Charleston Food Tour
Holland_H
, May 2022
Great experience. Chief Forrest was very knowledgeable on the history of Charleston. The food was amazing and he also gave us valuable cooking tips.
star-5
Truly amazing!
Susan_F
, May 2022
The day was perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour of the French quarter and the hi light was the cooking class and amazing food My husband is a retired chef ,owner ,and culinary master. The experience for us was definitely five star. Don’t miss out of this unusual and personal experience We will certainly do it again!
star-5
Much fun, great food and learning experience
Patricia_R
, May 2022
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We'd live in Charleston and we learned so much and I'm going to reboot with every guest that comes to visit me I'm also going to place information on this tour in our airbnb
star-5
Tasting Charleston's hisory
Lisa
, May 2022
Chef's passion is South Carolina's culinary history. He shares his enthusiasm with gastronomic stories and jokes. We enjoyed our tour and recommend especially to foodies for a delicious introduction to Charleston.
star-5
Don’t miss this one..
Amy_L
, Apr 2022
The blending of history, food, and culture made for an amazing tour. To finish off with a great meal was wonderful. The food and the tour was accessible and entertaining.
star-5
Best tour ever!
Shannon_K
, Dec 2021
What an amazing experience - Chef’s historical knowledge wrapped around food topped off with a 5 star personal lunch - such an amazing time for anyone who loves food and others who do!
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Stacey_G
, Dec 2021
Personal stories; connections of history to modern food and local culture. Added bonus of delicious food!
star-5
A Charleston must!
Kathi_H
, Dec 2021
This was fantastic! A real highlight of a wonderful weekend. Forrest gives such great insight into historic Charleston and the amazing food scene. The cooking portion of the tour was delicious and great fun. I will encourage any friends traveling to Charleston to sign up for this wonderful day!
star-5
Wonderful Experience!
Shannon_K
, Nov 2021
Wonderful experience! Chef was incredibly knowledgeable, kind and a fantastic chef. Highly recommend.
star-5
Will BE BACK!!!!
Wendy_B
, Nov 2021
The food of course and his stories. My sister and I did this for our mom’s birthday. Our mom said it was the best birthday gift given and it just made for a great weekend in Charleston.
star-5
Great experience.
Lora_M
, Nov 2021
We’ve done lots of tours in and around Charleston and this was one of our favorites. Interesting facts on the tour, tasty wines and delicious meals.
star-5
Book this tour!
Alyssa_G
, Oct 2021
My husband and I were so fortunate to grab two spots on this tour and it was well worth it! The historical component of this tour was very informative and thoughtful, with recommendations for other places to see and dine at given along the way. The cooking class and tasting portion was absolutely amazing; we learned so much about the cuisine of Charleston and had a delicious meal. If you’re considering any tour in Charleston, this should be at the very top of your list!
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Charles_M
, Sep 2021
The information provided by chef Parker was interesting and anecdotal. The cooking class extraordinary and the food was over the top delicious. I would highly recommend this tour for both history buffs and foodies alike.
star-5
Forrest Parkers was...
Denise_P
, Sep 2021
Forrest Parkers was informative and a great story teller so the tour was interesting and fun. The cooking class was personal and the food was amazing. I would recommend to anyone interested in history, food, fun and deliciousness
star-5
Greatest half day in Charleston
Patrick_M
, Sep 2021
Cooking experience. Knowledge of Charleston History. Magnetic personality. All the food and wine was excellent. You will never forget this tour.

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