We’re THE Norfolk Tour Experts
Looking for fun things to do in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, or anywhere in Hampton Roads? Look no further.
Whether it’s food, history, or art, we have a tour experience just for you.
Are you a group leader who’s tired of paying for a full-service tour package? You’ve come to the right place. With us, there’s no need for an expensive service combo that takes away from your budget. We offer quality, standalone tour guide services that save you money — whether it’s a cocktail tour, wondering through a historic neighborhood, or scheduling a private history tour for a date night or visiting family, you have options.
Why choose us?
Norfolk Tour Company is always expanding its tour offerings. The following tours are available for private scheduling; the NEON District, the Elizabeth River Trail in Downtown Norfolk, history of Norfolk theater, the Civil War in Norfolk, as well as tours of the Freemason and Ghent neighborhoods.
Norfolk on the Rocks:
A Toast to Virginia Spirits + Craft Cocktails
With a rich history of distilling dating back to 1620, Virginia is indeed the birthplace of American spirits. Raise a glass to these tastes and traditions in this downtown Norfolk two hour walking tour, curated by culinary luminary and food historian, Patrick Evans-Hylton of Virginia Eats and Drinks.
Explore Virginia craft spirits shaken and stirred into samples of yum-azing cocktails from five of the city’s most lauded mixologists and learn more about Norfolk’s liquid assets. Stops along the way include such local restaurants as Hair of the Dog, Saltine, Southern Eats, St. Germain, and Tap It Local. Snacks provided by Taste Unlimited, all included with your ticket!
(Alcoholic beverages will be served during this tour. You must be 21 or older to participate in this activity)
Nor-Fork Eats + Drinks:
A Progressive Dinner Tour
A delicious array of Downtown Norfolk restaurants is explored bite-by-bite in this two-hour walking tour, curated by culinary luminary and food historian, Patrick Evans-Hylton of Virginia Eats + Drinks
Explore local hot spots as we sup and sip our way across Downtown.
Tickets include full dinner, drinks, and interesting discussion of Norfolk’s food history.
NEON District Tours
The NEON (New Energy of Norfolk) is Norfolk’s first art district, an enclave of public sculpture, large wall murals, interactive art, festivals, creatives, performances, and quirky buildings.Book This Tour
Historic Freemason Tour
Named after a temple that once stood nearby, parts of the Freemason neighborhood were first developed in the late 18th century. Freemason boasts cobblestone streets, ornate mansions, charming gardens, quaint shops, waterfront views, and links Norfolk’s genteel past with its modern urban core.Book This Tour
Meet the Founder
Our company was founded by Joshua Weinstein, a lover of local history and lifelong resident of Hampton Roads. Joshua loved playing tour guide so much that he decided to start his own business. He received his undergraduate degree in history from Old Dominion University in Norfolk and has been researching and conducting professional tours for the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk’s historic cemeteries, and the NEON District since 2013. He has lectured on local history at the Norfolk Historical Society, the Hunter House Victorian Museum, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Joshua has also created art education programming for the Governor’s School for the Arts, presented historical research at the Virginia Forum, and served on the board of directors for historical preservation and human rights nonprofit groups. He founded Norfolk Tour Company to provide engaging, entertaining, and educational experiences to travelers and locals alike.
Check Out Our Reviews
Our guides have years of experience providing well received and interesting tours throughout Hampton Roads, but don’t take our word for it…
“Informative, educational, and entertaining you won’t be disappointed in taking one of their tours. From Norfolk’s historical happenings of yesteryear to the new additions of art in the Neon District his multifaceted talents blend to bring the best tours around.”
“We’ve taken educational tours of the historic Elmwood Cemetery, exhibits at the Chrysler Museum, fun tours of the new NEON District, and we always have a great time. If you’re looking for a good time with your friends, or if you’re a teacher and would like your class to learn more about local history or the arts, then check out these tours. As a parent, I can attest that my kids love the tours as well.”
“Josh gives the best and most comprehensive tours. He knows the ins and outs of local happenings and history.”
Contact Us Today
Booking a tour with us is easy. Just submit the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Walking tours require a minimum of 4 people.