This tour will touch your mind, heart and belly.
Join Bike and Brunch Tours for a ride through neighborhoods steeped in culture and history. This tour will focus on Jackson Ward, Brookland Park, sites along the way and the work of Hamilton Glass. His murals help connect us to the stories of trailblazers, residents and organizations behind or continuing the legacy within these communities. Whether you are on a weekend getaway, local and looking for a new activity with friends, considering moving to the city or just want to get out, Bike & Brunch tours will provide you for a fun-filled morning. You will be sure to leave satisfied, with a new friend or two, and stories to tell. This ride includes landmarks and murals. All of these stops offer a reminder of the history, culture and legacies at the heart of Richmond. This one-of-a-kind, easy pace, casual tour aims to exude positive vibes, treat our communities and the residents with respect and nourish the mind and belly.
Make sure you check out Bike & Brunch Tours' newest tour offering: the Mending Walls RVA tour that explore's Richmond's latest mural project centered around starting dialogue and creating collaboration.
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Richmond’s revitalized Arts District, spanning parts of Jackson Ward and Monroe Ward, will capture your imagination with a mix of historically-significant architecture, under-the-radar restaurants and inspiring art galleries.
Joining River City Food Tours means exploring the Arts District as an insider. You will sample delicious food and snacks from 5-6 different restaurants, cafes and shops, possibly including truly authentic southern cuisine, mouth-watering Mediterranean fare, unique ice creams and more! You’ll meet chefs and business owners and discover their passion for their craft. And you’ll hear the stories that make this one of Richmond’s most defining neighborhoods. But most of all, River City Food Tours will make sure you have fun doing it!
RVATukTuk offers a variety of tours and rides throughout the city of Richmond on their fleet of electric-powered, three-wheeled open-air vehicles.
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Gary L. Flowers provides 20-stop walking tours of the Historic Jackson Ward in the downtown section of his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Tours include historic educational, economic, religious and social institutions that inspired the name "Black Wall Street", and "The Harlem of the South", and reflect the Ward's culturally historic past. Tours may be booked on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning at 12:00pm and 2:00pm and also Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm.
Whether you were raised in Richmond or are visiting or just passing through, you will travel through a rich narrative of 400 years of history in one of the most fascinating and oldest cities in America. See the sights and learn about Richmond’s landmarks, riverfront, architecture and history. RVA On Wheels offer tours aboard their classic air conditioned trolley with cushioned seats, intricate seat frameworks and social rather than traditional bus seating. Their comfortable trolley will take you to many of the most historic and popular landmarks in the city, with both a driver and guide who combine the rich history of Richmond with great stories, humor and wit.
The Riverfront Canal Cruises in downtown Richmond features historically-narrated tours of the James River and Kanawha Canal designed by George Washington. Hear about centuries of Richmond’s history, from Chief Powhatan’s Chiefdom to the first commercially successful electric streetcar in the world, while traveling in authentic, covered, flat-bottomed boats. See the unique railroad Triple Crossing, tobacco warehouses that have been converted into trendy lofts, the Virginia Capital Trail, the Low Line gardens and James River wildlife.
The 40-minute boat tours travel along downtown's Richmond Canal Walk and depart every hour on the hour during operating hours and accommodate up to 28 passengers. This year, public tours are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with varying hours in April, October and November. Private charters are also available to reserve if you are looking for a unique group outing or way to celebrate your special occasion. Tours depart from the canal’s Turning Basin at 139 Virginia Street. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis at the Turning Basin’s ticket kiosk or online 24 hours in advance. All boats are handicap accessible.
Explore the art around you at some of Richmond's most historically significant neighborhoods and discover Richmond's beautiful murals, painted by local and international artists through two, different tours: Jackson Ward and VCU-Carver.
If you join one of their tours, three things are guaranteed: you will have a dedicated guide that knows the city, you will see murals and you will have fun!
Explore the dark side of Virginia's capital city on a Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tour. After the museums close and the sun goes down, the spirits rise! Richmond has its share of ghostly and ghastly tales, and Haunts of Richmond can't wait to share them with you on one of their four downtown-focused ghost tours: Shadows of Shockoe, Haunted Capitol Hill, Phantoms of Franklin or Spirits & Spirits Pub Crawl!
Shadows of Shockoe is a fascinating nighttime exploration of Shockoe Bottom, the oldest and most haunted neighborhood in Richmond. Haunted Capitol Hill finds what elected officials and security guards walk the hallowed halls of Virginia's seat of power. Phantoms of Franklin discovers the eerie beauty of Richmond's turn of the century Franklin Street. Spirits & Spirits Pub Crawl offers a visit to some of Richmond's most haunted pubs, where you can toast some of the regulars who are still hanging around, and hear their stories.
The RVA First Fridays Art Walk happens the first Friday of every month in multiple locations along and around Broad Street like galleries, shops and restaurants! The rough center of the Arts District action is at Adams & Broad St, but events stretch down Broad from Monroe to 7th Streets, and off Broad on Grace, Franklin, Marshall, and Leigh Streets.
Walk in the footsteps of 400 years of history with the Richmond Tour Guys while being captivated by the colorful stories of Richmond’s past and what it’s become. The Richmond Tour Guys’ free walking tours of Richmond are the perfect way to discover why Frommers said “While you weren’t looking, Richmond got cool.”
Their Downtown Sampler, Shockoe Bottom and Capitol Square tours are acclaimed by locals and visitors who discover fun stories and ways to experience the city like they never have before; exploring and seeing Richmond through new eyes.
The Valentine's newest tour offering is Monument Avenue: Origins and Reverberations, a walking and augmented reality tour from ARtGlass that will lead you through the infamous sites that sparked a national discussion.
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Basket & Bike offers two types of downtown bike tours: a Downtown Sunset Bike Tour and a Discover Downtown Bike Tour. The Downtown Sunset Bike Tour takes you along downtown streets and the Virginia Capital Trail and includes a complimentary coffee, cocoa, beer or wine from Urban Farmhouse and Cafe daily (except for Tuesdays) from 5PM to 7:30PM. The Discover Downtown Bike Tour features a leisure tour of downtown RVA, ends with a free beverage from Urban Farmhouse and Cafe and happens daily (except for Tuesday) 10AM-12:30PM or 2-4:30PM.
Bike tours are 2.5 hours long, start at RVA on Wheels in Shockoe Slip and $5 of each rider's ticket goes to support our rotating conservation partners: Capital Trees, James River Association, VCU Rice Rivers Center and BridgePark RVA.
Wonderstruck Weekend offers a History and Street Art in Jackson Ward walking tour that starts at the Black History Museum, then heads toward the Maggie Walker historic site and passes the statue dedicated to Mr. Bojangles and local street art.
As you cover the almost ten block tour, you'll see Maggie Walker herself by way of her dedicated plaza, Gallery6 and the historic Hippodrome, ending back at the Black History Museum where you can explore more of the history in Richmond by visiting nearby shops, galleries and restaurants.