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Cville Tours

Charlottesville, VA, USA
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About Cville Tours
We are Charlottesville's First Tour Operator, we specialize in unique and behind the scenes experiences. We are the number one choice for group activities. Give us a try and experience Charlottesville like a local
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Private Civil War History Half-Day Tour
Discover central Virginia’s Civil War past on this private, half-day walking tour. Led by award-winning historian Rick Britton, visit Court Square, where auctions of slaves took place, and Rio Hill, the site of Albemarle County’s only clash of arms. Learn how central Virginia supported the Confederate war effort and hear about the surrender of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, headquarters of the Charlottesville General Hospital. A Charlottesville hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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3 hours
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from $105.00
Private Virginia BBQ Experience Tour
Enjoy an exclusive insider look at a Virginia tradition — slow-cooked barbecue — on this private, 4-hour tour. Visit local celebrity chef Craig Hartman’s Barbecue Exchange in Gordonsville, Virginia. Learn what goes into his secret meat rubs and the cooking methods he has perfected to create a plethora of mouth-watering masterpieces. Then sample several slow-cooked meats and delicious sides, including hickory-smoked barbecue with slow-roasted pork spare ribs, corn bread and pumpkin muffins. A Charlottesville hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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4 hours
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from $98.00
Private Virginia Craft Beer Tour
Visit some of Virginia’s finest breweries on this private, 5-hour craft beer tour. Visit up to four breweries, sampling five to ten beers at each. Learn about hops and sample the brewmaster’s very own selection during a behind-the-scenes production tour at one brewery. From the brew connoisseur to the casual beer lover, enjoy a wide range of local craft beer. A Charlottesville hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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5 hours
from $165.00
Private Behind the Scenes Wine Tour
Go behind the scenes of local wineries on this private, 5-hour tour. With a wine expert as the guide, learn everything there is to know about the wine-making process. Enjoy tastings at each vineyard with an exclusive tasting of special vintages in at least one of the wineries. Whether a wine connoisseur or a newcomer, take part in this amazing journey to discover Virginia's extraordinary wines. A Charlottesville hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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5 hours
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from $250.00
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Reviewed October 15, 2019

Rick is a published expert on the Civil War. He will pick you up and show you how slavery affected Charlottesville, explore where Jefferson and Madison met at the Courthouse, describe the life stories of fascinating Charlottesville inhabitants in the cemetery, and recount an amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank Myles R
Reviewed August 1, 2019

The Civil War history tour of Charlottesville was excellent. Rick is a true historian, thoroughly knowledgeable and friendly. We very much appreciated his insights into the conditions and events of the civil war period in Charlottesville and of the South. We strongly recommend Rick and...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

Had a great time with Rick! We learned about Charlottesville, Civil War, and American history, all one in the same. Came away with great discussions and lots to think about.

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Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Rick brought history to life. His passion for the subject is contagious. He made it interesting and engaging for both me and my son. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Victoria F
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Charlottesville is a beautiful area with a great craft beverage scene and CVille tours is the best possible way to enjoy it!

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

Rick was excellent in providing information, taking us to three sites in the Charlottesville area, describing Civil War history related to slavery and the military campaign between the South and North. He has a wealth of knowledge that he describes in a very humble manner....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ExcitedNYS
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Rick Britton, our guide, is a natural storyteller. He also did a great job of tailoring the tour to our existing knowledge of the background and context in covering the events that happened locally. We could have happily spent all day with him.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jegc
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I want to point out that this is mostly a BBQ tasting tour. It wasn't what I was expecting. You don't meet celebrity chef Craig Hartman or learn about his rubs or cooking methods. You do meet the executive chef and you do receive a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank 459terry
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Amy was AWESOME! Every stop was more than worth the money. I recommend Cville Tours to anyone trying to enjoy an Afternoon. Thank you for making our anniversary a memorable day.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Los507703
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Always a pleasure working with Andre and his Team! I use Cville Tours for all of my Corporate Outings and they are amazing. My clients have loved every excursion that I have booked.

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Date of experience: September 2017
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