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.
🍽 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.
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.
🚃 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.
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.
🎨 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.
🌊 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.
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 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.