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
Tours and Tickets by Cville Tours
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.
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.
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.
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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