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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?
All tickets must be purchased in advance due to the fact that tours sell out quickly. In order to maximize your chances of getting the exact day and time and number of tickets, you'll need to book in advance. We focus on offering the freshest, made-to-order food, and your advance reservation helps the restaurants we visit to prepare accordingly.

Can I pay in cash instead of using a credit card?

Tickets may only be purchased by using MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express from Fareharbor, or by calling (717-688-9584). Cash is not accepted.

Is the food tour wheelchair accessible?
The Historic Downtown Food Tour features locations that have steps; therefore, we would not consider our walking tours wheelchair friendly.

Are there other options for vegetarians and those who are gluten free or have dietary restrictions?

Yes, our tours offer a different food alternative for vegetarians and gluten sensitivities.  Please make note of this when placing your order, as we need to know ahead of time.  We do our best to accommodate your needs, as long as we know in advance.

Is shopping permitted on the tour?
In order to stay on schedule, shopping is not permitted during the tour, but strongly encouraged after the tour is over.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Bathrooms are available during the tour at every food tasting location.

Does the tour start and finish in the same place?
All of our tours start and end in two different locations. The ending location is located only approximately 4-5 blocks away from the starting location. Maps are provided with return directions. You can either walk back to the starting point or take our Freedom Transit Trolley for $1.

Does the tour guide accept gratuities?
Gratuities are greatly appreciated. The standard gratuity in the service industry is between 15% - 20%.

What restaurants are visited on the tour?
Current tasting locations are located on the specific Food Tour Page. Please note that food tasting locations may change without notice.

What kind of foods are served on the tour?
Gettysburg encompasses a wide variety of unique eating establishments.  You'll have the chance to experience Gettysburg’s finest culinary delights from an array of ethnic eateries, historic taverns, family owned bistros and a winery in a progressive type format.

​How many tours does Savor Gettysburg Food Tours offer?

  • Historic Downtown Food Tour - visits 6 different tasting locations
  • Farmer's Market Tour & Cooking Class: Runs July through October. Shop the Farmer's Market with a Chef and head back to the Adams County Arts Council (2 blocks away) and engage in interactive cooking, paired with local wine and cider.
  • 12 Tastes of Christmas Food Tour: Experience the magic of Christmas in downtown Gettysburg during the holiday season! Stroll decorated streets on a festive 4-hour walking food tour highlighting the sights, sounds, and unique tastes of this historic town. Enjoy stops at some of the best eateries, all the while learning fascinating facts and historic tales that define our “most famous small town in America.”  Get started on Christmas shopping for your loved ones as we visit several downtown stores that offer one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts — a perfect opportunity for any last-minute gift hunting you need to get done. 

What is the season and when do the tours run?

  • April 1 through December
  • Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

What language are the tours offered in?
Tours are offered in English. Arrangements can be made for your own interpreter to join the tour as long as prior arrangements are made.

What happens if it rains?
Tours are held rain, snow or shine. Keep in mind that food tastings are held inside each food establishment. Please make sure to check the weather conditions for your tour day and dress accordingly.  In the case of inclement weather, dress appropriately and don't forget your umbrella!

When is the best time to take a food tour?
It's recommended that you take the food tour at the beginning of your trip to Gettysburg. This will give you plenty of time to revisit the town and pay a visit to your favorite food tasting location. Don't forget to redeem your coupons that are located in your brochure.

How much food is served on the tour?
Savor Gettysburg Food Tours serves enough food so that lunch afterwards is not necessary. With an ample mix of food and drink coupled with cultural and historical insight, guests are comfortably full following our food tours. Our food tours are not intended to replace several meals, so please consider eating a light breakfast before the tour.

Are children allowed on the food tour?
Yes, children are welcome.  Please keep in mind that the tour is 3 hours long and children may have a limited attention span. Also, there is a lot of standing and walking. Parents, you know your child best and should assess the situation accordingly.  Since the tastings are the same for both child and adult, there is no price difference.

Do you charge for infants?
If you are bringing an infant and they are not participating in the food tasting, then you do not need to purchase a ticket for them. However, we do need to know if you will be attending with an infant when you purchase tickets. Please make sure to include this information in the Notes section when you purchase your tickets.

Is there a lot of walking on the food tour? Is it fast paced?

The duration of our tour is 3 hours, guests can expect to be standing, sitting and walking during this timeframe. Walking is just under one mile and at an easy-moderate pace, and we provide sit-down locations on our tour. This tour encompasses approximately just under one mile of total walking.

Do you offer private group tours?
Yes, we offer group tours for parties, family gatherings, special occasions, etc. Please visit our Group Tours page and submit a Group Tour Request Form. We can help you organize your groups anywhere from 6 to 12 participants on a food tasting tour. A member of Savor Gettysburg Food Tours staff will respond within 24 hours.

Is parking near the meeting location?
Yes, there is a public parking garage located behind the Gettysburg Hotel, which is within a couple blocks of the starting tour locations.  When parking in the parking garage, remember your parking lot number as it needs to be entered into the Kiosk along with your method of payment ($.75 per hour).  Height limit 6 feet-10 inches.  Street meter parking is also available, but keep in mind that it has a 2-hour limit.  Free Parking is also available in the Gettysburg Tour Center parking lot located at 778 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg (the side near the battlefield- south Parking lot).  

Are gift certificates available?
Yes, Savor Gettysburg Food Tour Gift Certificates and Gift Cards are available. You may order them through our website, or contact 717-688-9584 or 1-888-252-5622 to order your gift certificate or gift card.

What should I bring on the tour?
Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring government issued identification for alcohol tastings.

Are all drinks and food included in the tour price?
Yes. Keep in mind that water is served at most food tasting locations. A wine tasting is included in the Historic Downtown Food Tour.  If you desire anything additional beyond our tasting menu, it will be under a separate tab of which you will be responsible.

Do you allow pets on the tour?
As much as we'd love to accommodate your furry friends, local health laws dictate otherwise. Therefore, pets are not allowed on our tours.

What is your Cancellation Policy?
Since our tours often sell out, ticket sales are final.  Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged or rescheduled as they guarantee your spot on the tour.  Please note that we cannot provide partial refunds for no shows, late arrivals, or partial attendance which results in missed tastings.  Savor Gettysburg Food Tours depart promptly at the time indicated.

Should you have additional questions, send us an email at:  contact@savorgettysburgfoodtours.com or call us at (717-688-9584).