2.5-Hour History and Food Tour in Atlanta


2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 14
Mobile ticket

Overview

Delve into the future of Southern cuisine while exploring Atlanta's deep past in this delicious food tour through Victorian Grant Park and Oakland Cemetery. You'll try 8 modern Southern and Southern fusion tastings from 3 locally owned restaurants and food shops on this 2.5-hour small group tour, including a jaunt through Oakland Cemetery, while being entertained by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. You'll learn about the founding of Atlanta, from tiny railroad town to the capital of Georgia, while trying delectable samplings, including shrimp and grits at the city's favorite seafood spot and southern fruit gallettes from a James Beard-nominated bakery. Discover why Atlanta is a city built on food on this unforgettable food tour, a must for food and history lovers!

Inclusions

  • 8 food tastings and one alcoholic beverage from 3 locally-owned restaurants
  • A friendly and insightful food expert who will guide you through the history of Southern food and Atlanta
  • Walking and historical tour through Oakland Cemetery and Grant Park
  • Small group tours
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House - Grant Park, 437 Memorial Dr SE Suite #1A, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

Enjoy incredible shrimp and grits and fried catfish and okra with a cucumber wasabi soy sauce at Grant Park's most popular restaurant and one of the city's top seafood spots. The patio is legendary with stunning views of both the city and the cemetery and guests will be seated in their bubbles at separate outdoor tables.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grant Park, Berne Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

Enjoy the quaint neighborhood of Grant Park while your guide tells you about some of Atlanta's founding history including one of the worst real estate deals in American history.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292

Explore Atlanta's oldest Victorian cemetery, see Maynard Jackson's, Margaret Mitchell's, and Bobby Jones' grave, and learn about the history of the Civil War in this stunning location.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Firepit Pizza Tavern, 519 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

Try mouthwatering pork belly on toast with a housemade tomato jam, handmade pretzel with dipping sauce, and a pink cocktail with a local gin made from juniper berries in Oakland Cemetery.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Little Tart Bakeshop, 437 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

Finish up with the city's best chocolate chip cookie and an apple cheddar turnover from one of the city's most pre-eminent bakeries.

Duration: 30 minutes

Meeting point

437 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. The tour is over 1 easy miles through Grant Park with plenty of rest stops. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water!
  • Operates in all weather conditions, rain or shine; please dress appropriately and carry an umbrella.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Unexpected Atlanta Tours are experiences with social distancing between groups, with all-digital brochures, and a limited group size. Per current CDC guidelines masks are no longer required, but recommended. All guides are fully vaccinated.

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
amydU9718GU
May 2022

The tour was great and I learned so much about my own city. Emily was a super fun, personable and engaging guide. The one thing I might change is that the food didn’t feel particularly notable/unique to Atlanta. It was all plenty tasty, but felt a little generic (except for the pastries, which I ...

johnpetrillo
April 2022

Great guides, great food and great value. We’re local, but enjoyed the food, people and the history. Emily and Kristen were awesome!

James H
April 2022

This tour was great ! I've lived in the metro Atlanta area for 20+ years and I learned many new thing. Our guide, Kristin, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic. The food was also very tasty Definitely do this !

SM1117
April 2022

Kristin was a great tour guide with plenty of knowledge and set a very upbeat tone from the start. The food choices were great and we learned and laughed a lot. Great group and great tour!

Cassandra_B
April 2022

Absolutely wonderful, fantastic food and tour. Ariel was outstanding and really showed how passionate she is for history and her role

triptixmom
April 2022

Ariel was such a great guide, easy to understand and had a great stories and information without being boring! We had great weather and a fun group of people on the tour. The food was delicious and I highly recommend the experience for visitors or residents of Atlanta.

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