Red Rose Walking Food Tour in Lancaster

Lancaster, United States

From $65.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a delectable introduction to Lancaster, Pennsylvania—and learn about its unique culture and history—on this private walking tour. Meet your guide at the Lancaster City Visitor Center, and set off to discover local historical highlights on foot. Be sure to come hungry: you'll also visit a number of independent restaurants and food businesses, and will enjoy enough generous samples to add up to a hearty lunch.
  • Exploring on foot makes it easy to get up close and personal with the sights
  • Feel like a local when you follow your guide to Lancaster's foodie hotspots
  • Taste your way through the city, and enjoy many generous samples
  • Learn about Lancaster's history and culture from a local

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Penn Square
    Penn Square, Lancaster, PA, USA

    Downtowns' visitors center is located on the corner of King St. & Queen St. Using a GPS will only confuse you.

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Lancaster Central Market

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

St. James Episcopal Church

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

45 S Queen St

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fulton Theatre

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Aura Espresso Room

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Red Rose Walking Food Tour

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Featured review
Our tour guide was Debbie. She was fantastic!! Engaging, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We learned so much historical information regarding the role of Lancaster in the formation of the country along with very interesting historical trivia, such as where did the term "First Lady" originate. The food selections were very good. All in all, we would highly recommend this walking food/history tour.


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Great food, good times, & interesting local history!!!
Michael_I, Oct 2022
Had a great time. Deb our tour guide was very informative and made the whole experience very light hearted and fun. Lot's of delicious local food samples to try and interesting Lancaster City historical sights and stories to hear. A must do tour if you are in town.
One of the best Walking...
Joan_S, Aug 2022
One of the best Walking Food Tours we've experienced. We try to do one at the beginning of our stay to get the "lay of the land" and our guide certainly provided just that. The tour was full of information and delicious food. Highly recommend this tour
Lancaster weekend
Kelly_G, Aug 2022
Debbie was a great guide! She brought us around the city tasting many delicious foods! We Also got loads of historical information during our stops and throughout the city. Highly recommend this tour! And her husband David was just as amazing!
Lancaster and Debbie are a winning combination!
Kathleen_P, Aug 2022
It was obvious to us that Debbie loves the city of Lancaster, adding a little bit of her New York flare to the tour! Her enthusiasm was contagious as we came to appreciate the interesting history of Lancaster and it's cast of founding characters. Because we brought along a 13 and 12 year old, she intentionally engaged them in every aspect of the tour. They will always remember the story behind the word "eavesdropping" and the difference between cemetery and graveyard. We counted 11 different food and drink items we sampled as we walked approximately 2 miles. Debbie keeps the tour moving at a steady pace as there is much history and food sampling to get in within the 3 hours. Dawdling doesn't happen on this tour. Thank you, Debbie, for an excellent tour, the opportunity to try a varied selection of foods, and generously sharing the city of Lancaster with some MIchiganders.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
You and your grandchildren were a delight! It was my pleasure to show you downtown Lancaster and share some of the treats you can find here. Thank you so much for your very kind words.
We had an amazing time and would recommend to anyone visiting Lancaster City.!
ple1209aolcom, Jul 2022
The information we learned and the different types of food was wonderful. The city is beautiful and so full of life!
You Need to go on this tour!
Denice_K, Jun 2022
We had a wonderful time. Debbie was the best. We learned so much about Lancaster and the food was scrumptious!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your kind words. I had a wonderful time as well. Hope you have a great summer!
Our guide was wonderful,...
Frank_B, Nov 2021
Our guide was wonderful, and started the tour with homemade ice cream...she was very knowledgeable, and personable and made it a great experience. Would highly recommend.
Book it, Dano!!
communiks, Oct 2021
Debbie S. was wonderful. The tour was well organized. The historic storytelling was well researched. The food tastings were delicious and sometimes adventurous. This is a beautiful downtown and this tour is a great way to appreciate all that it offers.
Too much food
JEFFREYW_G, Oct 2021
We had so many samples the we couldn’t finish them all. The variety of choices were amazing….a great choice for a food tour.
We would do it again!
Cindy_S, Oct 2021
Learning the history of Lancaster City. Enjoying the architecture. And the food! Tour guide was phenomenal!!!
Excellent Tour.
Charlene_N, Sep 2021
This was an excellent tour. Very much enjoyed mixing the food tasting with some history. There is a LOT of food offered here so be sure to come hungry. Debbie (Debra!) was excellent - very adaptable to our specific interests. Would highly recommend this.
Great Choice
Mary_E, Aug 2021
Loved the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Sampled 10 different food items. Loved The ice cream tasting stop!
Great walking & food tour
Kenneth_P, Aug 2021
Debbie was great tour guide. Funny and informative. Eat a very light breakfast before tour. We were very full. There was a mix of serving sizes. Carry water and de prepared to walk. My pedometer said i walked over 2 miles.
Food, fun, facts....
Elizabeth_K, Aug 2021
What a great tour!!! We love to do food tours when we visit other places and this one was great! Deb is a wonderful guide, took us to ten different tastings and filled us with some fun history. Who knows what eaves dropping is? Take her tour and you will find out!!!Lancaster is a great city. Thank you for a fun afternoon, your fellow "New Yorker"
Great tour
George_S, Aug 2021
Debbie was a great host. Very informative and fun. Highly recommend this tour. Come hungry, you will eat!!
Wonderful Experience
Alan_S, Aug 2021
Our tour guide was Debbie. She was fantastic!! Engaging, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We learned so much historical information regarding the role of Lancaster in the formation of the country along with very interesting historical trivia, such as where did the term "First Lady" originate. The food selections were very good. All in all, we would highly recommend this walking food/history tour.
History and food
Kevin_B, Jul 2021
Debbie is knowledgeable, funny and energetic. She gave us loads of information about the history of Lancaster while at the same time mixing it with humor. You can see she enjoys meeting people and imparting her knowledge of her adopted city.
Time well spent!!
Maria_S, Jul 2021
Debbie, was a wonderful hostess very informative, you can tell she really enjoys talking about the history of the area.
Highly recommend
Tammi_S, Jun 2021
Great way to explore Historic Lancaster and taste the variety of foods from different restaurants. Our tour guide was great and chose samples that would satisfy everyone. You'll learn something new and help support small businesses. Come hungry with good walking shoes. Calorie free because you walk it off!
Awesome time
Edward_C, Jun 2021
We had a great time and highly recommend this service. You’re shown and given some wonderful memories and information. The walk about and food tastings were a great experience for all ages.
Best food tour ever! Come hungry
Lisa_M, May 2021
This was an awesome food tour! Went to several places and tried a wide variety of food Deb was great