Tours in Virginia

Up to 53% Off Trolley Tour from RVA Historic Tours

Shockoe Slip

$35 $19

Two-hour trolley tours take guests through Richmond's historic sights

Up to 52% Off Winery Tour and Cheese Platter

Ashby

$30 $15

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Daily tours of the vineyards and winemaking facility; cheese and cracker platter and souvenir wineglass for each guest after tour

Up to 51% Off Winery Tour and Cheese

North Garden

$39 $19

The vineyard manager and crew cultivate all 2,075 vines planted over 126 acres

Up to 41% Off Tour of Shenandoah Caverns for Two or Four

Quicksburg

$46 $27

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National Geographic has featured this cavern; on a one-hour tour, you can see its crystalline formations and rainbow lakes

44% Off Hot Air Balloon Flight in Woodstock

Woodstock

$700 $389

Family-run balloon company has soared above the Shenandoah Valley's forests and mountainsides for more than 30 years

Up to 56% Ghostly Tour Historic Williamsburg from Axwild Tours

Williamsburg

$40 $20

On a 90-minute walking tour of historic Williamsburg, guide Allison Wildridge recounts more than 10 tales from the city's storied past

Up to 55% Off Winery Tours and Gift Baskets

Warrenton

$56 $28

Tour family owned and operated vineyard and cellars and take home a gift basket stocked with cheese, charcuterie, and a corkscrew

54% Off Tour for 1 or 2 from Segway of Richmond

Shockoe Slip

$50 $25

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Segway tours glide through River District, Shockoe Bottom, and retrace Lincoln's visit to Richmond nine days before his death

Up to 55% Off Picnic & Winery Tour for Two or Four

Delaplane

$54 $25

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Groups of two or four tour the grounds of the vineyard, then enjoy a picnic basket and take home wineglasses and gift-shop gear

50% Off Haunted Tour of Williamsburg

Williamsburg

$28 $14

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Costumed guides lead 75-minute tours through Williamsburg's historic streets, narrating true tales of eerie events and mysterious legends

50% Off at Virginia Center for Architecture

The Fan

$50 $25

Member receive benefits such as free admission; take an architectural tour of the Tudor-revival Branch House designed by John Russell Pope

Up to 62% Off Vineyard-Tour Packages

Hume

$170 $65

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Tour a winery and vineyard helmed by a 12th-generation Virginian, learn about wines, and sit down to a private picnic of charcuterie

Up to 51% Off Running Tour

Capital Fountain

$30 $15

Runners can receive a bottle of water, Health Warrior chia nutritional bars, and digital photos

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Visitors to the 72-foot-tall Old Cape Henry Lighthouse enjoy a day amid the rich, salty Chesapeake Bay air, exploring a towering remnant of America's early post-colonial government. Originally constructed from Aquia stone in 1792, the John McComb–designed structure was commissioned by Alexander Hamilton to protect important America-bound ships and incinerate incoming French snowballs. Today, budding historians traverse the lighthouse's rustic environs, soundtracked by the rocky crash of waves and the insightful loquations of their friendly tour guide before clambering up the cast-iron spiral stairs and drinking in the lucky lantern's daily view. Multiple Groupons may be purchased to provide a convenient group outing for families or feral packs of dog-boys. Tours shove off seven days a week beginning at 10 a.m. Check online for specific site closures.

583 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Atop the Victory Rover, guests absorb the oceanic sights and sounds of the naval base, replete with aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, and other armada accouterments illuminated by a boat-top docent. Up to 149 guests can feast eyes on the gentle waves of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor as their buoyant steed maneuvers past huge commercial ships and giant rubber duckies. On two-hour tours scheduled almost daily, the Victory Rover traverses a cruise route that takes history buffs past the site of the Civil War Battle of the Ironclads and mythology buffs past Poseidon’s watery front lawn. A main cabin stocked with plush seats and air conditioning offers respite from the salty breezes and talkative parrots of the otherwise comfortable open-air top deck.

1 Waterside Drive
Norfolk,
VA
US

On your hour-long copiloted flight, leave the small world behind to coast aloft on an adventure of atmospheric exploration. How you use your time is up to you; spend some of the time piloting the mechanical bird or signal your cockpit companion to take over while you enjoy the high-altitude views. With no predetermined flight pattern, choose to fly over the coastline in search of pre-Columbian strip-mall fortifications, or simply breeze through the clouds in pursuit of undiscovered powerup blocks.

2802 Airport Drive
Chesapeake,
VA
US

United Social Sports brings recreational athletes together to socialize and showcase their hand-eye coordination. Free agents or team-sized groups register for the organization’s casual coed leagues dedicated to traditional sports such as softball and volleyball as well as carnival games such as cornhole and skee-ball. Each league hosts 6–8 weekly matches, which culminate in a final tournament and an end-of-season party—much like youth-sports leagues, but with postgame drink specials.

475 Long Bridge Drive
Arlington,
VA
US

Josh knew the first treasure hunt he set up was a success when he saw the happy look in his three younger brothers' eyes as they uncovered the final treasure chest. Based on Josh's clues, the younger Schwabs had just gleefully trekked across Warrenton, Virginia, and into the Shenandoah Mountains in search of their goal. But the event was more than just a fun way to spend the day: it also gave them inspiration at a time when the future felt grim, as their mother was undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Although that has since become a fond memory of a good day, it's also warmly remembered by the family as the catalyst that led Josh to establish Ravenchase Adventures, where he now sets up just such engaging hunts for the public.

Now Ravenchase is an event company that offers pre-set and custom treasure hunts and adventure races. As the company has grown, Josh's team has even set up events for a variety of well-known clients, from DreamWorks Studios to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. But regardless of who participates, he and his dedicated staff ensure each two- to three-hour adventure is filled with brainteasers, mysterious clues, and baffling ciphers. Each solved clue leads the groups across town with treasure maps. Fun prizes await at their final destination. In an effort to give back to the community, the company also set up the nonprofit Ravenchase Foundation, which supports organizations that inspire and teach tolerance for history, logic, and the arts.

3000 E Marshall St
Richmond,
VA
US

In the shadow of national monuments and blooming trees, a chorus of camera shutters click while photographers usher once-fleeting moments into eternity. Premier Photo Tours' staff helps foster such experiences, giving shooters skills with which to go after their photographic pursuits. Each a combination of instructor and guide, the company's camera pros lead themed walks around town that teach kids and adults how to frame scenic shots or get a stubborn art sculpture to smile. Deeper instruction comes in the form of Photo Mentor classes for photographers who want to take a more artistic and technically savvy approach in any stage of their photography development. During any of Premier's sessions, snappers have the opportunity to build community with one another around their budding talents, which can be enhanced on group travel excursions to some of the world's most photogenic locales.

100 King Street
Alexandria,
VA
US

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