Enjoy the History and Beauty of Central Virginia...
Globe Travel, LC. is pleased to offer local and regional tours for the University of Virginia students, staff, Alumni & visitors, as an approved UVA Travel Vendor. Other groups/ individuals wanting to experience the history & beauty of the Charlottesville/ Albemarle County area are also encouraged to reserve and enjoy the tours described on our website. Additional customized tours may be designed to meet your special interests and/or needs. Experienced tour guides are also avaliable for "step-on guides" for visiting tour coaches/buses.
Please call or visit the Globe Travel Office: 1807 Seminole Trail, Suite 103A, Charlottesville, Va., in the Blue Ridge Bank Building. (434-296-0171) for particulars.
Local/ Regional Tour Requests:
*Presidential Tours With Vineyard Options:
A. Monticello: Visit the home of Thomas Jefferson. The tour would include Monticello (home tour with official guide service), with the option to visit the special "Dome Room" Additional history of the area would be included, along with discussion of the Jefferson legacy, and option to visit Tufton, the historic plant farm. A wine tasting may also be arranged at Jefferson Vineyards, where Mr. Jefferson began his vineyard experiment. TOURS OF THE UNIVERSITY GROUNDS MAY BE ARRANGED: The Rotunda, Lawn & Pavilions.
B. Ashlawn- Highland: Visit the home & grounds of James Monroe, including the official guide service. An additional request to meet and enjoy the actor/character of James Monroe may be a special arrangement! A wine tasting/ tour will also be provided at your request.
C. Montpelier: Home & grounds of James & Dolly Madison, Orange Va. The Madison home was recently restored according to pr eservation standards. A wine-tasting at Barboursville Vineyard may be also reserved.
2. "Hallowed Ground" : Civil War Tour Options:
A. The Town of Scottsville: Experience Bateau history in the quaint James River Town & learn about Sherman's raid...and more!
B. Appomatox Tour: Visit the historical treaty site ending the War.
C. Historic Charlottesville: Enjoy local historic sites!
D. Hatton Ferry: Experience one of the last poled ferries in the USA.
3. Wine Tasting Vineyard Tours: Tours customized to enjoy Virginia Wine at local Vineyards.
"Globe Travel and the owner, Jane Dorrier, have built a solid reputation and continue to be recognized for their service, not just in our immediate community, but within the Commonwealth of Virginia." - Kurt Burkhart, Executive Director, Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau