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Discover the story of Blue Bee Cider with a one-hour tour and tasting. Learn how we became Virginia’s first urban cidery and create artisan cider in a historic revitalized stables complex from the 1940s. Meet the Blue Bee staff, get a behind-the-scenes look at our unique property, and experience our hard ciders in a guided tasting.

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Linda F
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 23, 2022
A friend and I booked the Blue Bee Cidery Tour and tasting for a fun afternoon in Richmond, and we had a fantastic time! Linda taught us some facts about the cider making process in the facility tour, and then led a tasting of about 8 different cider samples. My favorite was the blackberry ginger. We then sat outside and had grilled cheese sandwiches from Truckle (cheese shop) which is also in the building. I had their pimento and Virginia ham grilled cheese, and it was scrumptious. We get a lot of great pimento cheese here in North Carolina, but this was truly exceptional! We ended up sitting in the Blue Bee's outdoor seating area ( they have seating areas inside and out) for a couple of hours, enjoying the lovely ambience and music. All of the staff there was friendly and attentive. It's a beautiful location, and the cider and food was fantastic. Highly recommend!
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 2, 2022
We would return in a heartbeat after the experience at Blue Bee. Julia was an amazing tour guide through the cidery. Her wealth of knowledge, passion and joy was seen throughout the time at Blue Bee. She was able to help us connect what we saw during the tour with what we were tasting. This gem of a place is something to take in. If you don't have time for a tour I recommend making time for the cider and cheese shop.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
March 31, 2022
Julia was an amazing tour guide with a wealth of information. She was passionate about Blue Bee Cider and willing to answer any questions we had. The cider tasting at the end of the tour gave us the chance to experience the results of various batches of cider, which tied in to the stories Julia shared. I would recommend visiting the cidery for either a tour or just the experience of their cider and cheese shop. Don't pass up this gem.
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About This Deal

Blue Bee Cider, Virginia’s first urban cidery, is located in the historic Scott’s Addition district of Richmond, VA. There are three tour times available, depending on the day: 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. During the one-hour tour and tasting, you will learn about the history of our cidery and the process of cidermaking.

Our ciders are made with rare and heirloom variety Virginia apples that are prized for their tannin, acidity, and flavor. One of Virginia’s native bees (the Blue Orchard/Mason Bee), provided the inspiration for the cidery’s name. These hardworking bees are solitary and wild, emerging early in the cool spring just in time to pollinate apple blossoms.

After the tour and tasting is completed, we invite you to stay and enjoy the ambience of Blue Bee Cider.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that the tour will take place both inside and outside, and in both temperature-controlled and non-controlled areas
  • Please notify Blue Bee Cider if you have any accessibility needs
  • Children ages 5 and under: Free
  • Certified service dogs are allowed on the tours
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Tasting included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

1 hour

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Blue Bee Cider in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

  • Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates.
  • Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment.
  • Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale and Extraordinary Event Policy do not apply.
  • See Viator voucher terms under "Viator Vouchers" here.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

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