Dog Friendly Tours in Virginia

Taking the dog out for a walk takes on a new meaning when you’re on vacation in Virginia. After all, there are tons of sights to see, and smell, around every corner. Browse our dog friendly tours in Virginia below for the scoop on self-guided walks, driving tours, and group tours that both you and your dog are sure to enjoy.

Pet Friendly NEON District Art Tour-Norfolk
NEON District Art Tour-Norfolk 'NEON District Art Tour-Norfolk' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michael. You and Fido will take a 2-mile guided walking tour in Norfolk exploring different street art. Your host will provide brief narratives on the art and its creators. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 13 and up. Be able to walk two miles in 90 minutes. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Pet Friendly A Photo Safari
A Photo Safari 'A Photo Safari' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Cherita. You and your pooch will go on a one-mile walking photoshoot tour into the Fan Neighborhood to discover great murals and capture great pictures. Your host will bring a tripod along and help you set up shots. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 15 and up. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Colonial Williamsburg Explore the nation's largest living history museum with your leashed pup. Dogs are permitted throughout Colonial Williamsburg, with the exception of the buildings. Dogs are even permitted on the shuttle from the Visitor Center. See Details
Luray Caverns Small pets are allowed in the caverns as long as they are carried for the duration of the tour. Pets of all sizes are allowed on the Luray Cavern grounds. There is not onsite kennel for pets. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Potomac Riverboat Company Canine Cruises Head out on the water with your pooch on the Potomac Riverboat Company's Canine Cruises. From April to October, Fido can enjoy a 45-minute cruise around the Alexandria Seaport in the company of other canine-loving humans and their furry best friends. Fresh water and tasty treats are provided onboard. One dog is permitted per passenger and dogs must be leashed at all times, on a leash no longer than 6 feet. For dates and ticket prices, check Potomac Riverboat Company's official website. See Details
Norfolk Chronicles Walking Tour 'Norfolk Chronicles Walking Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Michael. You and your pooch will be taken on a guided tour of Norfolk to learn more about the city's history, culture and vision for the future. You will see historic sites such as the Norfolk Mace, visionary Peter Wright's home, Commercial Place Fountain, and more as well as hear about the history of each site and Norfolk's colonial past. Please contact host prior to booking as the tour stops at a museum for a brief visit; the host can forego this part of the tour or someone can wait outside with your dog. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 8 and up. Rates start at $21 per person. See Details
Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past Walking Tours While visiting the historic hometown of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, you and your pooch can take advantage of one of Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past's many walking tours. Offering a combined total of 100 years experience in Alexandria, they are able to take you beyond the ordinary and let you in on little-known but revealing stories about well-known historical figures. It's both entertaining and educational, so it makes for a great event for visitors of all ages. They offer many variations of tours to suite your personal style and needs. Your dog is welcome to join at no extra cost, but must be under owner's control and leashed at all times. See Details
Learn Craft Distilling with Professor 'Learn Craft Distilling with Professor' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ian. Learn about the distilling of alcohol from an expert. Dogs are welcome in the tasting room and outdoors during the experience. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 21 and up. Rates start at $14 per person. See Details
Historic Jamestowne Leashed dogs are welcome at the Historic Site and Island Loop Drive but not allowed in the Visitor Center/museums. BringFido to join you as you walk in the footsteps of Pocahontas and John Smith at the original site of the first permanent English settlement in North America. Witness the moment of discovery with Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists as they excavate James Fort. Take a walking tour with a park ranger, archaeologist, or costumed living history character. Indoor exhibits do not allow dogs. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Admission required. For more information on tours and prices, please visit their website. See Details
George Washington's Mount Vernon Tour the grounds of George Washington's estate, Mount Vernon, with your leashed pets. Pets are welcome during daytime visitation hours. Your canine companion can accompany you as you visit George Washington's tomb, the stables, the gardens, and dozens of other outdoor places. Enjoy the view of the Potomac River from the piazza. Pets are not allowed in the historic buildings, the museum, or the Education Center exhibition galleries. Dogs and their owners can visit every day of the week from 9am until 5pm. See Details
Daisey's Island Cruises The best dog-friendly charter cruises in all of Chincoteague for Pony, Dolphin, Rocket Launch, and Sunset viewing, with a lovely and incredibly knowledgable Captain. If you visit Chincoteague, with or without Fido, take a Daisey's Cruise your first day and you'll appreciate Chincoteague and Assateague so much more! See Details
Enjoy Photo Shoot at Old Town Alexandria 'Enjoy Photo Shoot at Old Town Alexandria' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Emile. You and your pooch will receive a private photoshoot. Tour the area while your guide takes posed and candid photos of you. After your day, you will receive 20 edited photos in three business days. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $350 per group. See Details
Old Town Alexandria Photo Session 'Old Town Alexandria Photo Session' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Pamela. You and your pooch can choose from a sunrise or sunset photo session. You'll also get to see a cool DC area spot you might have missed otherwise. You'll receive your photos back via email in a beautifully hand-edited digital gallery within one to two weeks.The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $95 per person. See Details
Endview Plantation Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash as you explore this lovely historic 1769 plantation. Pets are welcome to explore everywhere outside, but please note that pets are not allowed inside. See Details
Fetching Photos Bring your dog and explore Old Town Alexandria on a walking photography tour. A range of scheduled tours are available, some focusing primarily on iPhone photography while others are better suited for a SLR. Private tours will be structured around your photography objectives and interests. All tours are led by an experienced photographer and Alexandria local, and dive into little known facts of Alexandria’s Colonial America, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. See Details
Fabbioli Cellars The dog friendly Fabbioli Cellars has over 30 years of experience producing their award-winning wine that has been lauded in numerous national and international competitions. Wine and food pairings are available daily from 11am to 5pm; call ahead for details. Leashed dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area. See Details
Downriver Canoe Company Downriver Canoe Company is dog-friendly! Book a paddle camping trip or a one-day short trip for a great way to tour the Shenandoah Valley. Downriver Canoe Company maintains a primitive campground in a spectacular riverside setting called Golden Rock Campground. It is located right at Compton Rapid, the midpoint of the two-day river trips. The facility provides fresh water, portable toilets, picnic tables, and fire pit grills, but no showers or hot water. Tent camping is allowed. The campground is restricted to canoeists on two-day river trips on weekends during May and June. During July, August, September, and October, canoeists taking single day river trips with Downriver Canoe Company are eligible to stay in the campground. Dogs ride free and are allowed on all watercraft except rafts. See Details
Petersburg National Battlefield Soak up the history with your pet at this national battlefield, where they're welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Colonial Ghosts Take a spooky stroll through Colonial Williamsburg on a genuine ghost tour alongside your paranormal-loving pooch. Colonial Ghosts boasts that real hauntings are commonly experienced and that its stories are based on research and eyewitness haunting interviews. Ranked as one of the Top 10 Ghost Tours in the United States, Colonial Ghosts welcomes leashed, friendly, quiet, and well-behaved pets for free. Advance reservation via Colonial Ghosts' website or by phone is required for humans. Price and time vary by tour. See Details
Williamsburg Charter Sails Williamsburg Charter Sails is dog-friendly. They offer six different types of cruise and welcome Fido to join you on board for no extra fee. Their most popular sailboat charter lets you relax as you feel the wind in your hair or become a member of the crew. While on the water, you can navigate the York River and take in 200 years of history that links Yorktown with Williamsburg and beyond to the Chesapeake Bay. Captain Bill, the owner, keeps his family rate at $250 for up to six people to encourage everybody to get their sea legs and turn Fido into a sea dog. See Details
Seven Oaks Lavender Farm Seven Oaks Lavender Farm is pet-friendly. Visit the lavender shop with your pooch to see their floral items, which number 50 different lavender products that are made on the farm or nearby. See hours for when on-leash dogs are welcome. Seven Oaks is open to the public for lavender picking in June and early July. See Details
Assateague Explorer Assateague Explorer is a dog-friendly cruise company based at the Assateague Nature Centre. They offer nature cruises and kayaking tours that give visitors a chance to see the legendary wild ponies and wildlife going about their days in the water and on the banks of the river. You may also spot some wild ponies, migratory birds and dolphins as you glide on the water with Fido. The kayak tour and boat cruise depart from different areas; Visit their website for more details and tour schedules. Advanced reservations are recommended. The boat tour meets at Curtis Merritt Harbor and the kayak tours depart from Memorial Park. See Details
Spooks and Legends Haunted Tour These three tours are especially unique to Williamsburg. The Dead of Night Ghost Tour, Witches & Pirates Tour, and a Conspiracy Tour are the only tours in town given in colonial costume and done in first-person character, playing the part of a returning ghost of the past. All are completely outdoors on paved streets. Friendly, leashed dogs are allowed on all tours. See Details
Native Trout in VA's Scenic Waters 'Native Trout in VA's Scenic Waters' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Beck. Guests will join legendary local fly-fishing expert Davis Stanley for a one-hour lesson in the scenic Virginia mountains of Bedford County. Your host often brings his Labrador along with him, so your pooch needs to be sociable to get involved with this experience. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 2 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $115 per person. See Details