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    Vineyard Horseback Riding with VIP Wine Tasting

    Tired of being so mature? This scenic four-hour tour is all about horsing around! Kick off your experience with a rambling horseback ride as you travel alongside an experienced handler. Breathe in the fresh country air of Albemarle County and take in the beautiful sights as you make your way to a local winery. There, you'll meet up with a wine expert for a private tasting of special vintages, handselected just for you! There'll be no whining on this easygoing tour, just lots of winning -- And maybe some whinnying!
    Vineyard Horseback Riding with VIP Wine Tasting

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Enjoy a horseback ride followed by a tasting at a local winery
    • Receive a horseback riding lesson prior to setting out with an experienced handler
    • Sample select vintages, handpicked to create a memorable tasting experience
    • Treat yourself to a refreshing sojourn that will leave you rejuvenated and reset
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    Civil War History Tour

    History buff? This three-hour tour covers all the musket-ball points you'll want to know about Charlottesville's role in Civil War! You'll take a walk through time with historian and author Rick Britton. Visit the remains of a slave block, and Rio Hill, the area's only battlefield. You'll also spend some time at the University of Virginia, headquarters of the Charlottesville General Hospital. Learn about the institution's role as a pivotal Confederate Army hospital that cared for more than 22,000 patients. Along the way, you'll pick up other facets of Charlottesville role in the war and its eventual surrender. It should be a bloody good time!
    Civil War History Tour

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Hear about Charlottesville's roll in the Civil War on a 3-hour tour led by a historian and author
    • Visit the battlefield of Rio Hill, and the grounds of a former slave block
    • Learn about the role of Charlottesville General Hospital in the war
    • Expand your mind with a fun educational walk through history
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    The BBQ Experience

    BBQ lovers will have no beef with this mouthwatering experience, however, there will be lots of pork -- OK, probably some beef too. You'll be joining Chef Craig Hartman at his world-class BBQ joint, The Barbeque Exchange, for a tantalizing taste of some Virginia favorites! Learn all about the art of creating perfect meat rubs, and special cooking methods employed to create perfect pork spare ribs. Pig out on cornbread, pumpkin muffins, and other BBQ favorites! You'll also enjoy round-trip transportation to the Gordonsville restaurant. Bring an appetite for learnin' and eatin'! And maybe some wet wipes.
    The BBQ Experience

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Give your tummy a treat with a classic foodie experience at a world-class BBQ joint
    • Scarf down samples of slow-roasted meats and perfectly prepared sides
    • Learn about the cooking methods employed from Chef Craig Hartman
    • Indulge in a delicious day of BBQ
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    Thomas Jefferson in Albemarle

    Thomas Jefferson. He penned the Declaration of Independence. He served as the nation's third president. He traveled through time with talking turkey. One of these statements isn't exactly true. Your only chance to find out? Tag along with historian and author Rick Britton on this informative, four-hour tour! You'll visit historical sites tied to Jefferson and learn eye-opening facts about his public and personal life. Highlights include visits to Charlottesville's Court Square, the University of Virginia, and the former grounds of Albemarle's Monacan Indian Village. Okay. So the turkey didn't talk.
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    Thomas Jefferson in Albemarle

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Delve into the life of Thomas Jefferson during a 4-hour tour with a historian and author
    • Visit popular sites tied to Jefferson such as the University of Virginia and Court Square
    • Hear about Jefferson's role in shaping the country as founding father and president
    • Enjoy a fun and educational walk around the city
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    Charlottesville's World-Class Statuary

    The best thing about this four-hour walking and riding tour? All the standing around -- the statues! Get to know some of Charlottesville's sensational statues alongside a local historian and writer. The sculpted figures of this historical city are touted around the world and you'll find out why. Visit Court Square, West Main Street, and The University of Virginia. Civil War legends such as Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, the famous explorers Lewis and Clark, World War pilot Jimmy McConnell, and founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are all featured. Guide Rick Britton is a sought-after speaker and has authored over 200 scholarly articles and several books. Who knows, maybe they'll make a statue commemorating THE BEST STATUE TOUR EVER!
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    Charlottesville's World-Class Statuary

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Get to know the world-class statuary of Charlottesville during a 4-hour tour
    • Explore the city with a popular local historian and author
    • Learn about some of the famous figures of Charlottesville's past
    • Expand your mind during a leisurely and educational tour
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    Hot Air Balloon Experience

    Tired of living life with your feet firmly planted on the ground? Treat yourself to a flight of fancy with a romantic hot air balloon trip over the Virginia countryside! Hot air balloons operate by being lighter than the air around them, so you can expect a turbulence-free, smooth ride, perfect for an eye-popping surveyal of the world around you. Soar through the air for 60 to 90 minutes depending on wind patterns. This easygoing experience is the perfect way to take some stunning photos and enjoy an intimate experience with a friend or loved one. You'll even enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast, which is perfect since you'll have plenty to cheer about!
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    Hot Air Balloon Experience

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Treat yourself to a private hot air balloon ride over the Virginia countryside
    • Float along, lighter than the air, on this smooth and relaxing experience
    • Celebrate your trip with a Champagne toast
    • Plan a memorable outing with friends, family, or a significant other
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    Cemeteries of Charlottesville

    What's lurking six feet under in Charlottesville? The dead are all part of the plot during this three-hour, cemetery tour! You'll explore some of the city's gravest places with a noted historian and author who will give you the dirt on their most fabulous residents! Riverview Cemetery, Maplewood Cemetery, and the University of Virginia Cemetery are all on the itinerary. As you walk, you'll learn about Revolutionary War soldiers, Civil War figures, scholars, authors, politicians, and the founder of the Pony Express. You'll also chat about H.I.H. Princess Anastasia, the famous pretender to Russian royalty! Can you dig it? Tour guide Rick Britton is historian specializing in 18th and 19th-century Virginia history, and has published over 200 articles, and several books. He is also an active lecturer.
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    Cemeteries of Charlottesville

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Spend four hours exploring the cemeteries of Charlottesville with a local historian and author
    • Visit Riverview Cemetery, Maplewood Cemetery, and the University of Virginia Cemetery
    • Learn about interred politicians, soldiers, scholars, authors, and other figures
    • Enjoy a leisurely and informative walk through history
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    Blue Ridge Wine Tour

    Up for some grape fun in Virginia? This Blue Ridge Wine Tour knows how to pour it on! Designed to support the the local winemakers, this tour sets you up with a local guide to explore two of the best boutique wineries in the state. Once there, you'll get an inside look at the facilities, walk around the vineyards, and learn all about the winemaking process and Virginian viticulture. Of course, the best way to learn about wine is to drink it! At each of your six stops, you'll be treated to a tasting, plus an additional single glass of wine of your choice along the way. As you sip on award-winning wines, you'll learn to develop your palate and distinguish what makes each wine unique. Don't just hear about the Virginia wine scene through the grapevine. Taste it for yourself!
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    Blue Ridge Wine Tour

    2409 Lincoln Ave SW, Roanoke

    • Get to know the Virginia wine scene while visiting two picturesque boutique wineries
    • Enjoy six wine samples at each vineyard and a glass of your choosing
    • Tour the wineries and learn about the work that goes into the process of winemaking
    • Treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon in an up-and-coming wine country
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    Charlottesville Winery Guided Bike Tour

    Looking to put an intimate spin on your Virginia experience? This three-hour, countryside bike ride ought to be quite moving! You'll cruise scenic roads that twist by rolling hills, wineries, and other features of Virginia's countryside. As you ride, your guide will point out various landmarks and clue you into the local history. This leisurely cruise is a great way to get in some light, physical exercise and get to know this remarkable destination! It should be wheely special.
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    Charlottesville Winery Guided Bike Tour

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Treat yourself to a leisurely 3-hour guided cycling tour
    • Experience the tranquil beauty of the Virginia countryside
    • Learn about everything you're seeing from a friendly guide
    • Give yourself a easy-going, light physical workout
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    Gearhart Chocolate Experience

    This tantalizing visit to iconic Gearhart's Fine Chocolates offers a sweet opportunity to learn about chocolate! You'll meet Tim Gearhart himself for a hands-on lesson in truffle rolling and learn all about the art of crafting artisan chocolates. Discover how Gearhart's uses a creative and attentive approach in tandem with local sweet cream, pure butter, fruits, nuts, herbs, teas, spices, and liquors to make delicious chocolate! Exploring the facility, learn, and taste delicious chocolates from around the world. Develop your understanding of chocolate profiles and partake in a dipping session featuring delicious ganaches. You'll also leave home with an 8 piece assortment of chocolates and receive exclusive discounts on Gearhart's products! That's the kind of education you can eat up!
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    Gearhart Chocolate Experience

    1934 Asheville Dr, Charlottesville

    • Get to know an iconic chocolatier during a tour of Gearhart's Fine Chocolates
    • Develop your knowledge of chocolate profiles while hand-dipping ganaches
    • Learn to hand-roll truffles to create your own artisan chocolates
    • Receive an 8-piece box of chocolates and get exclusive discounts
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