Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Food & History Tour on H St.

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  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Washington D.C., USA
  • Ends Washington D.C., USA
  • Discover Washington DC with a local guide by your side
  • Visit one of the capital’s hippest neighborhoods and check out its buzzing foodie scene
  • Sample some allAmerican tasty treats
  • Stroll past some of DC’s most historic venues and unique cultural sites
The Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Food & History Tour on H St. tour starts and ends in Washington D.C.. The Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Food & History Tour on H St. is a food tour that takes 3 hours.

From Mexican to Middle Eastern, American to all things artisan, this Washington DC food tour reveals where to find the very best bites in DC. Sample everything from local craft beer to Ethiopian coffee, delicious and authentic tacos to the famous DC half-smoke sausage. As we swagger down the road, tasting the city as we go, your local guide will make you an expert on our city, from H Street and beyond.
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  • Mr. Catherine
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“Alicia was outstanding”
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  • Tamara
  • On Jan 29 2016
“I was travelling very late in the season in 2015 and only booked a day or so in advance. Via email Tomasz was very accommodating and arranged for Maria to be my guide, I was the only person on the tour. The food was amazing and we went to many different places. Maria also shared her stories about growing up in San Sebastian and we had lots of laughs. The evening was fantastic and is one of the highlights from my short trip to northern Spain. I highly, highly recommend doing this Urban Adventure.”
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  • Mr. Alan
  • On May 15 2016
“Jackie was delightful. She educated us well about the topic and other aspects of the city.”

You’ve seen the major sites in Washington DC — the Capitol Building, the Smithsonian Museums and the thought-provoking memorials — but did you ever wonder about the people who built this great city? Join us on a foodie tour of H Street, the neighborhood that housed the builders and artisans who built the city and made it come to life. 

After introducing ourselves at the meeting point, we kick off the tour with a delicious snack from a local grocery store. Then we head to a cafe with freshly roasted, in-house coffee, where we may even meet the unofficial “Mayor of H St!”

We continue to make a loop around the H Street Corridor, visiting restaurants, markets, churches, and historic sites. Our foodie stops vary depending on what is available that day but we can promise a culinary rollercoaster ride through many of DC’s most authentic and delicious neighborhood spots.

Along the way, you’ll hear some amazing stories about the people who used to live and work in this district, learn how food has played a big part in bringing the community together and taste for yourself why DC’s food scene is enjoying a much-deserved resurgence. 

After we have filled you up with some of the best food in the city, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the most from your stay in Washington DC.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Food and drink samples. Food and drink options may vary on each tour
  • Depending on what is in season and what is available.
  • Additional food and drinks
  • souvenirs and personal shopping
  • tips/gratuities for your guide. 
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Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Food & History Tour on H St. tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


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Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Food & History Tour on H St. tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Lonely Planet Experiences: DC Food & History Tour on H St. tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC. On the east side of the entrance hall at Union Station, under the clock.

Meeting end point :

Corner of 3rd St and H St NE.

Lonely Planet extras
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  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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