Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I bring a pet on the Tour?
A. We welcome certified service animals,however, pets will have to stay at home.

Q. Is the Driver’s gratuity included in the price?
A. No, however, driver’s gratuity is appreciated for a job well done.

Q. Do you offer tours on holidays?
A. Yes. We are open 364 days a year (closed Christmas day.)

Q. What is the recommended dress?
A. Casual & comfortable – try to avoid footwear and clothing that may make it difficult to walk the grounds or enter and exit the vehicle. Evenings may be chilly so consider a sweater or light jacket.

Q. Do I have to be 21 to go on a Virginia Sips Tour?
A. Yes, everyone riding on the Wine Hopper Bus must be at least 21 years old, no exceptions.

Q. Do I need to buy tickets in advance?
A. Yes, you can buy tickets up to an hour and half (8 AM) in advance of the wine tour leaving. If no one is currently signed up for the wine tour, you must book by noon, two days before the tour. Within the 48 hour interim period, please call 540-661-4212 for tour availability..

Q. Is there food available during the tour?
A. We ask that you do not bring food onto the bus initially. Virginia Sips will provide cold water and snacks for the duration of the trip. Many of the venues we visit have food trucks for your enjoyment, which may be brought onto the bus. We recommend calling ahead to the listed venues to ensure the food trucks are operating the day of the tour. If no food truck is open, we will make a stop for to-go lunches at a local quick-service restaurant.

Q. Can I bring alcohol to the tour/dink on the bus?
A. No one may bring any alcohol onto the bus at the start of the tour. You may purchase alcohol at the venues and drink it on the bus between destinations. Virginia Sips provides cold water in a cooler on the tour.

Q. Where is the pickup location?
A. Virginia Sips provides three pickup locations for your convenience. Times will vary on selected tour:

Comfort Inn – Orange – 334 Caroline St, Orange, VA 22960
Town of Orange Public Parking Lot – 102 S. Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960
Round Hill Inn – 750 Roundhill Rd, Orange, VA 22960

Q. Do you offer Custom Tours?
A. Yes! If you are interested in a custom tour, we can provide generous rates to corporate outings, clubs, associations, and larger groups. Feel free to email us at or give us a call at 540-661-4212.

Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A. Up to 7 days before the tour, you may cancel for a full refund or reschedule for another available tour day. Within 7 days of the tour, all tickets are non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation due to weather or otherwise on our end, all tickets will be fully refunded or rescheduled.

Q. Do i need a designated driver?
A. Yes, if you plan on traveling anywhere after the tour drop-off, you must have a designated driver to pick you up.

Q. Do I need to sign a waiver?
A. Yes. Your driver will provide you with a waiver to sign at the start of the tour. You can find the waiver here.