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.
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.
🚃 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.
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.
🎨 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.
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 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.