Tell Me About it Tours, LLC

Your personal guide to Charlottesville, Virginia

So, Tell Me...  (Frequently Asked Questions)

What does a private guide do?

I join you in your vehicle in Charlottesville.  You could be an Elderhostel tour in a motor coach or a couple in your car.  Either way I tell you stories about the people and events that make this place a fascinating town. So many of the fundamental ideas of a free society have roots here.

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Why can’t we ride in the guide’s car?

Insurance issues and state regulatory requirements regarding for-hire vehicles.  Maybe the future will be different.

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Does the guide give Civil War tours?

Not really.  There were no real battles to speak of in Charlottesville during the Civil War.  The only exceptions were a skirmish just north of town with General Custer and a three-day occupation a year later where no fighting took place.   Charlottesville spent most of the war giving medical care to wounded soldiers.  If you’re a real Civil War buff and would like a step-on guide in your car who specializes in the Civil War then call Frank Walker of Tourguide, Ltd (540) 672-9414.  He is in Orange County just northeast of Charlottesville

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Is there a limit to the size of our group?

Yes and no.  Tell Me About It Tours can hire as many motor coaches and step-on guides as necessary (depending on availability).  The real limits, if any, come from those imposed by your destinations.  Wineries, for example, each have a maximum number they can accommodate in their tasting rooms.

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How far ahead do I need to book a tour?

It depends on availability.  You might get same day service.  Someone may have cancelled.  Or a given date might be booked months in advance.  Best thing to do is call as soon as you start thinking about it.  We’ll take it from there.

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Do I need to make a deposit?

No.  My experience is that people treat me and my time respectfully and I respect theirs.  A deposit is not necessary.

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What are your hours of operation?

Phone Calls:  Feel free to call me between 8 AM and 10 PM.  I may be with a tour and not able to answer the phone.  If so, leave a message and I should be able to get back to you within a day.

Tours:  Generally, tours occur between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM, seven days a week, federal holidays excepted.    Sometimes I can be flexible.  Other times there will be events which limit my hours further. It’s always case-by-case. So give a call.

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Do I need a contract?

No.  I do not require a contract for the same reason I do not require a deposit.  If you would like a contract, I will happily send you one.

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