The Queen City Sweep

Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours

Location: Discover Staunton off the beaten path.



W/ Alcohol (wine tasting)

Adult (no alcohol)


No Alcohol (13 & up)



8-12 years old

7 & under no food


7 & Under if not eating

Advance tickets are required.
Persons over the age of 8 require a ticket.
Tickets are non-refundable.

Enjoy the sites and bites of Staunton as you eat, drink and explore your way through some of the Queen City's best!

  • Mouthwatering assortment of 6+ culinary offerings as well as a full tasting from a local estate winery.
  • Learn unique and fun facts about the history and origin of our city and the architecture that shapes it through a guided walking tour.
  • Discover the history and origin of the cuisine.
  • With advance notice at the time of booking, some dietary restrictions may be accommodated with substitutions.
  • Be dazzled by the neighborhoods and restaurant excellence as you enjoy signature foods from some of the city's best hidden gems.

Tour duration is approximately 3.5 hours.

Small groups, no more than 12 guests/tour. Private tours available soon.

Restrooms available during the experience.

Tour occurs rain or shine. Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking.

Vegetarian substitutions are available. Notify us of SERIOUS allergies or aversions.

This is a two-mile walking tour of historic downtown. Route is moderate, with some inclines.

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Due to staircases, it is not wheelchair accessible.

Tour begins and ends in different locations. Meeting & ending points will be provided @ purchase.

Our meeting location will be the front porch of the Olde Staunton Inn located at 260 N. Lewis St., Staunton, VA 24401.

Free parking is available just next door at the Staunton Bus & Trolley Hub at 252 N. Lewis St. Staunton, VA 24401. Please do not park at the Olde Staunton Inn unless you are a guest of the inn. 

Please meet on the front porch of the Olde Staunton Inn. You’ll find your tour guide there ready to check you in. Please meet 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the tour.  The tour begins promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Remember this is a walking tour occurring rain or shine. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for walking.

Our tour will end at Ox-Eye Vineyards Tasting Room in the Wharf District located at:
44 Middlebrook Ave
Staunton, VA 24401

Be delighted on this culinary journey by some of Staunton's best restaurants & specialty shops. (Tour stops are subject to change.)

Chicano Boy Taco

Inspired by Chef Justin Hershey's heritage. Serving handmade tacos, Mission-style burritos and more.

Gloria's Pupuseria

Gloria & John Gerber have been serving authentic and traditional Salvadorian-style food in Staunton and the surrounding area since 2013.

Ox-Eye Vineyards Tasting Room

After selling grapes to area wineries for over a decade, the Kiers family built their own winery in 2010 and now bottle 100% estate wines from fruit grown on their farm.

Paris Cake Company

Erinn & Ken Paris have been offering a wide variety of desserts including custom cakes & wedding cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, pies, cookies, & much more since 2015.

Réunion Bakery & Espresso

Pastry Chef Bryan Hollar was deeply inspired by the delicious and beautiful food that French bakeries offered. In 2018, he brought his inspiration to life for all of us to enjoy.

Staunton Olive Oil Company

Since 2015, owners Michelle & Gary Gallaugher have provided ultra-premium extra virgin olive oils, infused & fused olive oils & balsamic vinegars in this tasting shop.

Wright's Dairy Rite

Family owned and operated since 1952 this old-school, retro drive-in is turning out sandwiches & shakes curbside or dine-in.

Yelping Dog Wine

Since 2013 this fun, relaxing meeting place has been a great way to learn about wine & have a great sandwich or gourmet cheese plate while your at it!

Please meet on the front porch of the Olde Staunton Inn located at 260 North Lewis Street, Staunton, VA 24401. You’ll find your tour guide there ready to check you in. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the tour.  The tour begins promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Free parking is available just next door from our meeting location at:
Staunton Bus & Trolley Hub
252 N Lewis St
Staunton, VA 24401

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased from our website. Non-ticketed individuals, walk-up traffic, and cash purchases are not accepted the day of the tour.  Persons without a ticket will not be permitted on the tour.

Do I need to tip?

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, but not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the tourism industry is 15%-20%.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

The tours are held rain, shine, snow, and in all temperatures. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We advise to check the weather conditions for your day’s event and dress appropriately.

Are tours wheelchair and stroller accessible?

While all tasting locations are accessible, there is a stairway along the tour route making this tour not suitable or accessible for persons who use a wheelchair. If you have questions or concerns feel free to email us at prior to purchasing your tour ticket.

What should I bring with me?

You should always have comfortable shoes, your camera and/or cell phone.  When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body, a lightweight pair of sunglasses, a hat, and bottled water. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing a scarf, gloves, and a winter hat.  If it looks like rain, please bring a rain jacket or umbrella. Check the local weather report the day of your event and bring along any item you feel necessary to make your walk more enjoyable.

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