Richmond, Virginia
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  • Richmond: Walking Ghost Tour

    1. Richmond: Walking Ghost Tour

    Experience Richmond’s haunted past and uncover stories of murder, mayhem, and tragedy while discovering the secret histories that hide in the shadows. From the Powhatan Confederacy to present-day grisly murders. Listen to honest accounts from a professional guide of the events that shaped this River City and led to the very real Richmond Ghosts. Take a tour of the darker side of Richmond and visit the most haunted sites around the Shockoe Bottom area, depending on whether you choose to upgrade to an extended tour. Hear of the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe, said to haunt the staircase that was once in his house, and the chilling tales surrounding Lumpkin's Slave Jail and the historic Masonic Lodge and the ghosts said to linger there, along with many other terrifying tales. Learn about the lesser-known history and the hauntings that often accompany it. You're guaranteed to be creeped out, ...

  • Richmond: Arts District Walking Food Tour

    2. Richmond: Arts District Walking Food Tour

    Richmond’s revitalized Arts District, spanning parts of Jackson Ward and Monroe Ward, will capture your imagination with a mix of historically-significant architecture, under-the-radar restaurants, and inspiring art galleries. Joining this tour means exploring the Arts District as an insider. You will sample delicious food and snacks from 5-6 different restaurants, cafes, and shops, possibly including truly authentic southern cuisine, mouth-watering Mediterranean fare, unique ice cream, and more!   You’ll meet chefs and business owners and discover their passion for their craft. You’ll hear the stories that make this one of Richmond’s most defining neighborhoods, but most of all, you'll have fun doing it!

  • Richmond: Church Hill Food Tour

    3. Richmond: Church Hill Food Tour

    Dive into Church Hill, Richmond’s oldest neighborhood. Get a taste of the barbecue, baked goods, and everything else that makes Church Hill a food powerhouse, while uncovering Richmond’s origin story in this must-visit neighborhood. Sample delicious food and snacks from up to 5 different restaurants, cafes, and bakeries, possibly including wood-fired pastries, classic Richmond comfort food, authentic Ethiopian cuisine, and more. You’ll learn about the birthplace of Richmond and its local heroes and hear how local vendors got their start.

    This was a fun tour. The food tastings were very generous. The guide was wonderful. My only criticism is that there was no sweet stops, everything was savory- pizza, ham and cheese croissant, Hot Chicken slider, and pulled pork meat pie, and wine. Everything was delicious and very filling.

  • Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Richmond

    4. Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Richmond

    Looking for a way to turn downtown Richmond into a giant game board? Participate in this scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Richmond. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins in Capitol Square and explores the historic monuments and interesting highlights while unraveling clues to the hidden games. Your Quest continues through the city discovering unique art, monuments and other hidden gems of this great city. The tour requires approximately 1.4 miles (2.25 kilometers) of walking. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop for a bite at one of the many restaurants or explore the city murals… why not, it...

    Did this with my husband and 2 kids. The activities we were able to do together and the walking was just the right amount

  • Richmond: Trendy Carytown Food Tour

    5. Richmond: Trendy Carytown Food Tour

    Explore one of Virgina’s most bustling neighborhoods with a food tour of Carytown. An eclectic mix of restaurants and boutiques, all tied up with a youthful spirit, you’ll see immediately why the district has been dubbed the Mile of Style. On this food tour, eat your way through the neighborhood with between 5 and 6 different tastings at local restaurants, cafes, and shops. Enjoy authentic French fare, world-renowned tacos, hand crafted cupcakes, and much more. Explore an antique movie theatre that will bring you back to the days of yore. Wander through the East Coast’s oldest outdoor shopping center. All the while, get a feel for the local way of life as you strike up conversations with business owners and residents alike.

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What people are saying about Richmond, Virginia

This was a fun tour. The food tastings were very generous. The guide was wonderful. My only criticism is that there was no sweet stops, everything was savory- pizza, ham and cheese croissant, Hot Chicken slider, and pulled pork meat pie, and wine. Everything was delicious and very filling.

Did this with my husband and 2 kids. The activities we were able to do together and the walking was just the right amount