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Alexandria, VA Tours

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Finding the best way to see the city is as easy as picking your passion in Alexandria, Virginia. Stroll back in time to immerse yourself in the city’s centuries-old stories, take a foodie tour for a taste of the town or follow lantern-carrying guides through graveyards for haunting tales of the city’s past. Find dozens of ways to explore Alexandria below.

Looking to explore the region? Try USA Guided Tours DC or Old Town Trolley Tours.

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Historical Tours

Step back in time on a guided tour to explore Alexandria’s past, from the mid-1700s to today.

Time Travel

Alexandria Colonial Tours

Manumission Tour Company

Alexandria the Great Tours

Gravestone Stories

Alexandria History Tours

Boat Tours & Cruises

Get out on the water to see the city and surrounding area from a fresh perspective. Learn more about seasonal boat tours in Alexandria.

A Water Taxi on the Alexandria Waterfront
Get Out on the Water

Tall Ship Providence

Water Taxi

Monuments Cruise

Couple on Water Taxi

Potomac Paddle Club

Black History & Cultural Tours

Experience a Manumission Tour Company route or take a self-guided tour through Alexandria’s rich collection of Black history and cultural heritage sites.

Self-Guided Walking Tours

Choose your own adventure with the self-guided walking tours below or download a guide in English, Español, Français, Deutsch, عربى (Arabic) or አማርኛ (Amharic).

Take a Stroll

Great Walks

Couple Captain's Row

African American Heritage Trails

Jones-Point At Dusk

Old Town Historical Tour

Old Town North Art Walk

Ghost Tours

Discover the haunting secrets hidden in Old Town Alexandria’s centuries-old streets on a ghost tour.

Get Spooked

Alexandria Colonial Tours

Nightly Spirits – Ghost Tour Pub Crawls

Alexandria Ghosts

Biking Tours

Take a tour on two wheels through Alexandria and head south along the Mount Vernon Trail toward George Washington’s Mount Vernon or north toward Washington, D.C. Learn more about biking in Alexandria.

Foodie Tours

Sip and savor the city on a guided foodie tour.

Get a Taste of Alexandria

Blue Fern Travel – Fork & Fizz Tours

Alexandria Food Tours

Nightly Spirits – Ghost Tour Pub Crawls

Explore Seasonal Tours

In addition to the year-round offerings above, visit our event calendar for seasonal specialty tours, from cherry blossom-themed routes to spooky Halloween strolls and more.

Seasonal Tours

Purchase a Key to the City Attractions Pass

See history where it happened with our attractions pass that offers access to 9 historic sites and more.

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Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour, Celebrating 50 Years: Follow an 18th-century costumed guide by lantern light through the charming...
221 King Street Alexandria, Virginia
From seaport pubs to international cuisine, Alexandria’s culinary history runs deep. George Washington danced in the ballroom of Gadsby’s Tavern,...
Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria Ghost Tours are a genuinely spooky adventure. There is no question that there are lost ghosts walking about the...
Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria History Tours offers private and public tours exploring the Revolutionary War, George Washington, early American commerce, the Civil War,...
Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria the Great offers Segway, walking and food and drink tours. We offer a 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Alexandria...
Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
African Americans escaping slavery found refuge in Alexandria after Union troops occupied the city in 1861. The Rev. Clement “Clem”...
320 S. Washington Street Alexandria, Virginia
Bike to Mount Vernon. Rent a bike through Bike and Roll, Capital Bikeshare, Pedego Electric Bikes or Wheel and Nuts...
106 N. Lee Street (Unlimited Biking) OR 210 N. Lee Street, Unit 102 (Pedego Electric Bikes) Alexandria, Virginia
At Blue Fern Travel – Fork & Fizz Tours, we believe travel should give back to the local community while...
4220 Nicholson Street Hyattsville, MD 20781
Runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 11:30 a.m. and lasting three hours. Meet your guide and the rest of...
Starting location provided at time of ticket purchase
City Cruises provides water taxi service from Old Town Alexandria to Washington, D.C. via water taxis to The Wharf, National...
105 N. Union Street Alexandria, Virginia
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the riverside home of our nation’s first president, George Washington. The estate includes a Mansion,...
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Discover Alexandria’s Captivating History with Gravestone Stories Embark on an unforgettable journey through time with Gravestone Stories, the premier guided...
Hamilton Avenue & Wilkes Street Alexandria, Virginia

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