Bourbons, Brews, and Battlefields

Charlottesville History Tour

Let us help your group explore the rich and fascinating history of Central Virginia! Your tour will begin with one of our History Trail Guides greeting  you at your accommodation. You will embark on your journey through gorgeous rolling horse country and the antebellum estates that dot the countryside of Virginia's Piedmont region, where your guide will point out historically significant properties and places as you progress. Your first tour stops will be the hallowed ground of two major Civil War battlefields, where you will enjoy walks led by your History Guide describing the landmarks and key highlights of the battles. If you aren't a card carrying History Buff, not to worry! Our guides focus on the human elements that make these such fascinating stories to tell, and can adapt the tour to suit the knowledge and interests of your group. 

After the walk, you will head for charming, historic Fredericksburg for lunch at a local brew pub, where you will enjoy an included upscale pub favorites and a tasting flight of local beers. Your final stop before heading back to Charlottesville is sure to be a memorable one! You will head to Virginia's largest and perhaps best known producer of bourbon in continuous service since the 1920s. Their fantastic tour and tasting is not to be missed. You will never forget the sight and smell of 10,000 bourbon barrels in one room, we guarantee it!

From the distillery, your group will make the journey back to Charlottesville, sure to have a richer appreciation of the land we are so lucky to call home.


  • Trained History Guide will serve as your "concierge on the go" for the entire tour
  • Charlottesville area pick up with transportation in one of our modern luxury vehicles
  • Take in the breathtaking scenery of Charlottesville, historic Fredericksburg, and the surrounding Blue Ridge foothills of the Piedmont.
  • Guided Tour of 2 major Civil War Battlefields, with stops to get out and walk on hallowed ground.
  • Tour and tasting at one of Virginia’s oldest and largest bourbon distilleries.
  • Tasting flight of local craft beer included!* 

*Tasting flight is included in the tour price. Additional alcoholic beverages must purchased separately due to Virginia ABC law. 

** Lunch is available at a local brewery and/or brew house, be sure to ask your booking agent! 

Got Questions? Give us a call at 434-531-5802 to speak to A Tour Specialist today!   

Be sure to ask your Excursion booking agent about optional upgrades, such as additional Brewery, Distillery, and Winery stops, Battlefield Tours as well as dinner service at Charlottesville's finest restaurants!

Visit our Blue Ridge Brew Excursions if you prefer just a plain old Brew Tour in Charlottesville, Nelson County Beer Land, or the Richmond Brew Scene.