Welcome to Charlottesville

Set in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is regularly ranked as one of the country's best places to live. This culturally rich town is home to the University of Virginia (UVA), which attracts Southern aristocracy and artsy lefties in equal proportion. With the UVA grounds and pedestrian downtown mall area overflowing with students, couples, professors and the occasional celebrity under a... Read More

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$105 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Civil History Half-Day Tour

The 3-hour tour begins when you are picked up from your departure point by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Your tour guide Rick Britton is award-winning historian and he will give you all the facts of the historical sites that you will see. The highlights include the Court Square Slave Block, where infamous slave auctions took place. Continue on to see The University of Virginia, what once was the headquarter of the Confederate General Hospital. Then on to Rio Hill, the site of Albermarle County's only clash of arms. A historian of the Old Dominion, Rick Britton specializes in 18th and 19th-century Virginia history and is a historian of the Old Dominion. His areas of expertise include the American Civil War, the life and times of Thomas Jefferson, and the history of the central Piedmont. He will also teach you how Charlottesville helped the Confederate war efforts during the American Civil War and visit the region’s only Civil War battlefield, and hear of the surrender of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.

$165 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Virginia Craft Beer Tour

On this exciting 5-hour craft beer private tour, you will go behind the scenes for a production tour where you will learn about the brewing process and sample the brewmaster's very own selection. As Thomas Jefferson once said, “Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health” so join in the fun and let the good times roll! You will visit up to 4 craft breweries, based on the brewery availability: Blue Mountain Brewery, Devils Back Bone, Wild Wolf Brewing company, Starr Hill Brewery, and South Street Brewery. Sample of five to ten tasty beers at each brewery that you visit. you will get an exclusive 15 to 20-minute behind the scenes production tour at one of your stops. (based on availability).

$200 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Virginia Private Custom Wine Tour from Charlottesville

Be escorted in comfort and style as you tour and taste some of Virginia’s finest vineyards and wines. Whether you are a couple looking for an intimate getaway, a small group celebrating a special occasion, a bridal party, or a business team looking for a creative outing, this tour package is for you! Experience the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains or the charm of historic Charlottesville as you traverse the scenic countryside for a day of touring and wine tasting. Your vehicle type will depend on your group size. This private custom tour features 3 to 4 winery visits, tasting room recommendations, a picnic lunch or refreshment (depending on choice selected), and an experienced personal Wine Trail guide.

$185 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Weekday Virginia Private Custom Wine Tour from Charlottesville

Be escorted in comfort and style as you tour and taste some of Virginia’s finest vineyards and wines. Whether you are a couple looking for an intimate getaway, a small group celebrating a special occasion, a bridal party, or a business team looking for a creative outing, this tour package is for you! Experience the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains or the charm of historic Charlottesville as you traverse the scenic countryside for a day of touring and wine tasting. Your vehicle type will depend on your group size. This private custom tour features 3 to 4 winery visits, tasting room recommendations, a picnic lunch or refreshment (depending on choice selected), and an experienced personal Wine Trail guide.

$25 Tours & Sightseeing

Charlotteville Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Hop On and Off as you please with our easy to navigate route.  Visit all five craft breweries and explore the University and Downtown Mall while riding aboard our Hop On Bus.  Meet others and Find out why Charlottesville has been voted as one of the best places to live in the United States. You can Hop On/Off at any of the times and locations listed below:The Route: *times below designate minutes after the hour Three Notch’d Brewing Company :00 - :30Vitae Spirits- Distillery and Tasting Room *closes @9pm*:02 - :32Moe’s Original BBQ *Closes @ 9pm*:02 - :32Kardinal Hall Bocce and Beer Garden :05 - :35Timbercreek Market and the Juice Laundry *Close Earlier*:05 - :35Random Row Brewing Company :07 - :37South Street Brewery and South Street Inn :10 - :40Champion Brewing Company :14 - :44Draft Taproom@4th ST SE on the Downtown Mall:18 - :48Brasserie Saison @ Water Street Bus Stop:20 - :50Omni Hotel @ Downtown Mall Bus Stop :18 - :48Space Lab By Snowing In Space Nitro Coffee:22 - :52Hardywood Park Pilot Brewer @Hampton inn and Suites:24 - :54Boylan Heights and the UVA Corner @Graduate Hotel:27 - :57

$65 Tours & Sightseeing

The Route 151 Hop On Tour

This seven-hour, hop-on/hop-off Brewery tour starts in Charlottesville Virginia at the Three Notch'd Brewing Company or by complimentary pick up at partnered hotels. Once on the bus, you’ll ride to your choice of Starr Hill Brewery or King Family Vineyards. After that, you'll have the option to hop on and hop off at any of the destinations listed below.  Multiple pick-up times available. The time at each destination is one hour. Just hop on or hop off at any of the scheduled times. Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub Hop Off: 11:45AM Hop On: 12:45AM 1:45PM 2:45PM Blue Toad Hard Cider (15% OFF) Hop Off: 11:47AM 12:47PM 1:47PM Hop On: 12:47PM 1:47PM 2:47PM Bold Rock Hard Cider Barn (15% OFF) Hop Off: 11:50AM 12:50PM 1:50PM Hop On: 12:50PM 1:50PM 2:50PM  Wild Wolf Brewery Hop Off: 12:55PM 1:55PM 2:55PMHop On: 1:55PM 2:55PM 3:55PM Hilltop Berry Farm Winery and Meadery Hop Off: 1:00PM 2:00PM 3:00PM 4:00PM Hop On: 2:00PM 3:00PM 4:00PM 5:00PM Flying Fox Winery Hop Off: 1:06PM 2:06PM 3:06PM 4:06PM Hop On: 2:06PM 3:06PM 4:06PM 5:06PM Silverback Distillery Hop Off: 1:09PM 2:09PM 3:09PM 4:09PM Hop On: 2:09PM 3:09PM 4:09PM 5:09 PM Veritas Vineyards Hop Off: 3:15PM 4:15PM Hop On: 4:15PM 5:15PM Cardinal Point Winery Hop Off: 3:22PM 4:22PM Hop On: 4:22PM 5:22PM Blue Mountain Brewery Hop Off: 3:27PM 4:27PM Hop On: 4:27PM 5:27PM Valley Road Vineyards Hop Off: 3:30PM 4:30PM Hop On: 5:30PM