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Roanoke Downtown Food and Cultural Tour

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    This guided historic downtown food and cultural walking tour will visit up to 7 food tasting locations within the colorful and booming downtown Historic District of Roanoke. Delicious samplings, enough for a hearty lunch for most, are served from locally owned eateries and legendary historic locations. Stops include one of the top historic hotels in the U.S., Roanoke’s most recent Lebanese food enterprise, an internationally acclaimed 24/7 “Tavern”, the most “locally sourced” downtown restaurant, a lesson in smoothies, and more. All food and beverage tastings are included in the ticket price.
    During and between tastings, you’ll enjoy a glimpse into “The Magic City’s” untamed and wide open early days and how this impacted our local food scene and culture. You’ll learn how the local food scene is repeating historical patterns. And you’ll witness the city’s latest boom. An enthusiastic local guide will share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, local lore, legend, exciting local attractions, and restaurants.
    Roanoke is rich in colorful history, culture, and one-of-a-kind culinary treats.  Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll never view Roanoke the same again.
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    Reviewed 14 October 2018

    A great variety of foods and really interesting and well-delivered history of the area. The tour size (our group was 11) worked well for getting around. Walking between the restaurants was nice and gave us a chance to see some of the downtown area. Our...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank RKexplore
    Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

    I received a gift card for my birthday and my husband and I had wonderful time taking the Downtown Food and Cultural Tour. Mr. Gilbert was an amazing guide and our appetites were certainly pleasantly satisfied at the end of the tour! Book a tour...More

    Thank brwbeas
    Reviewed 10 August 2018

    Becky was out guide and we went to 7 places and each place got better and better. History of Roanoke was really interesting and the best part was our tour started in the Hotel Roanoke. This up and downs of the whole town makes your...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    3  Thank SCTestrossa
    Reviewed 6 August 2018

    My husband and I (both retired) recently took the Food and Cultural Tour as a test run before we go back in October with 10 couples who are visiting Roanoke. Amelia was our guide and we have already requested her for our next tour. As...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank Valiant1968
    Reviewed 15 July 2018

    We were touring the USA from the UK & spending a couple of days in Roanoke visiting the Railway museums & staying at Hotel Roanoke. This tour seemed an ideal way to see the highlights of the city & have some food tasting at the...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank gliddonfamily
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