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Your ultimate guide to tours of Richmond

Explore the River City through its history, food, drink, and art on these tours.


There are tours for lifelong Richmonders, newcomers, and everyone in between.

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Whether you’re a lifelong Richmonder longing to embrace your inner tourist or you have a limited amount of time in the River City, here are 20+ tours guaranteed to show you the sights you want to see.

Note: Price estimates are based on individual adult rates available at the time of publishing. Check each company’s website to see current pricing.

🛵 Top tours

Segway of Richmond | $50-75/person
Zip around the city while you discover landmarks, city views, street art, and neighborhood histories.

Basket & Bike | $65+/person
Classic and electric bikes are available to rent for tours that will take you through Richmond’s art, history, and nature.

Richmond Tour Guys | $38/person
Explore downtown or Church Hill on a signature tour or try out private and seasonal offerings from this company that’s been giving weekly tours since 2014.

RVA TukTuk | $175+/vehicle (up to six passengers)
Zip through the streets of Richmond on a private tour seeing city landmarks, murals, bakeries, distilleries, bars, or history. Bonus: Create a custom tour as the perfect birthday party or date night.


Gather your crew and hop on the bus to a winery (or three).

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🍽 Eat and drink

Discover Richmond Food Tours | $65+/person
Choose which neighborhood you want to take a bite out of first — they offer tours of Church Hill, Carytown, the Arts District, Scott’s Addition, and Downtown.

Discover Richmond Brewery Tours | $67/person
Get prepped to see the best of Richmond’s brewery scene with Beer 101, then hop on the bus for three unique destinations.

RVA Brew Crew | Contact for pricing
Gather your crew for a private ride to breweries, cideries, and wineries in the festive blue bus named Lola.

Drink Richmond | $70/person
Drinks at three of the River City’s best alcohol producers — including breweries, cideries, and distilleries — are included in the price of a ticket.

James Limousine Brewery Tours | Contact for pricing
Get a group together for an exciting and educational look at the local craft beer scene.

Two tour participants look over Libbie Park.

See the sights and get the history on a seasonal walking tour.

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🚃 All in on history

The Valentine Richmond History Tours | $0-20/person
Experienced guides lead public and private tours of historic spots from May through October. Explore murals in Jackson Ward, learn the history of Hollywood Cemetery, or trace the struggle for suffrage downtown. Bonus: The museum is bringing back bus tours this spring, not offered since 2019.

Elegba Folklore Society | Contact for pricing
Walk the Trail of Enslaved Africans with knowledgeable guides and reflect on the historic narrative of Richmond.

RVA Historic Trolley Tours | $38/person
Explore 400 years of Richmond history from a classic, air-conditioned trolley.

Walking the Ward with Gary Flowers | $20/person
Embark on a 20-stop tour with a fourth-generation Jackson Ward resident and host of “The Gary Flowers Show” on 101.3 FM.


See Richmond’s murals by neighborhood on a guided tour, or make your own path.

Photo by RICtoday, Art by The Night Owl and Sure Hand Signs

🎨 Art is all around

Would I Lie To You? Mural Walks | $14/person
Go on four walks and see over 100 murals around the River City.

RVA First Fridays Art Walk | Free
Explore galleries, street art, and shops on a self-guided tour of the Arts District.

Visit Richmond Mural Map | Free
Peruse an online map of Richmond’s extensive mural collection and design your own walking, biking, or scooting tour.


Take your tour to the next level by taking to the waves.

Photo by RVA Paddlesports

🌊 Journey down the James

Riverfront Canal Cruises | $8-12/person
Historic rides are available April through November with $1 off for teachers, first responders, healthcare workers, and military personnel with valid work ID.

Discover Richmond Hiking Tours | $25/person
Experience a moderate, guided hike through the James River Park System to find Richmond’s natural hidden gems.

Riverside Outfitters | $73+/person
Take your tour to another level with a rafting trip down the James to see the sights.

RVA Paddlesports | $69+/person
Tour the famous rapids of the James, whether you’re looking for a relaxing float or a longer outing. Bonus: They have a tacky light tour for the holiday season.

James River Association | ~$25-30/person
Connect with the James by taking a seasonal trip on a pontoon boat or spotting sturgeon as they migrate up the river.


Get your scares year-round with a ghost tour.

👻 Get ghosted

Haunts of Richmond | $22-25/person
Dare to learn about the shadows of Shockoe, phantoms of Franklin, and haunts around Capitol Hill.

Richmond Ghosts | $25-30/person
Unveil local hauntings or get a group together for the Boos and Booze pub tour.

Eerie Nights | $20/person
Specialty tours in October and November offer a survey of haunted sites, led by your very own ghoul guide.

What did we miss? If you know a tour that’s not on the list, guide us in the right direction by dropping us an email.

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