Blue Bee Cider 1-Hour Tour and Tasting
While on your one hour trip you will learn about the rich ingredients that give the Blue Bee Cider is flavor that entail a nice kick. The motive behind the name of the cidery will also show homage to one of the native bees. They are what pollinates the apples for the best cider in the town. When the tour is over you will get to enjoy all that the cidery has to offer, including the Blue Bee Cider.
Pickup and return will be directed from the Blue Bee Cider mercantile. Times are flexible for you to choose a time that best fits your needs. Choose a day between Monday and Thursday and enjoy a tour at 4pm or 6 pm, choose a Friday or Sunday and enjoy a tour at 2pm and 6 pm, or choose a Saturday and enjoy a 2pm tour or a 6 pm tour.
This tour includes the excursion in itself and does not include hotel pickup or dropoff. Certified service dogs are welcome to join you on the tour. If you have any additional accommodations you can notify Blue Bee Cider. Children under the age of 5 are free.
If you are looking for a relaxing journey full of cider and fun, then this trip through the famous Blue Bee Cidery is for you!
Blue Bee Cider, Virginia's first urban cidery, is located in the historic Scott's Addition district of Richmond, VA. There are three tour times available, depending on the day: 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. During the one-hour tour and tasting, you will learn about the history of our cidery and the process of cidermaking.
Our ciders are made with rare and heirloom variety Virginia apples that are prized for their tannin, acidity, and flavor. One of Virginia's native bees (the Blue Orchard/Mason Bee), provided the inspiration for the cidery's name. These hardworking bees are solitary and wild, emerging early in the cool spring just in time to pollinate apple blossoms.
After the tour and tasting is completed, we invite you to stay and enjoy the ambience of Blue Bee Cider.
Pickup & Return:
Blue Bee Cider's mercantile.
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Friday and Sunday: 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Saturday: 2:00pm, 6:00pm
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Walking tour
Does not include:
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Please note that the tour will take place both inside and outside, and in both temperature-controlled and non-controlled areas
- Please notify Blue Bee Cider if you have any accessibility needs
- Children ages 5 and under: Free
- Certified service dogs are allowed on the tours