Frequently asked questions
Where do Tours depart from?
We offer free pick-up and drop off within central locations in D.C.
1. Georgetown - Four Seasons (2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007)
If you have a larger group, alternative accommodations can be made.
Private tours are more flexible and depart from and return to anywhere in the greater metro D.C. or Virginia area.
2. Adams Morgan - Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008)
3. Dupont Circle - The Dupont Circle Hotel (1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036)
4. Convention Center - Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001)
5. Downtown - W Hotel (515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004)
6. The Wharf - Hyatt House Hotel (725 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024)
Which wineries, breweries, and or distilleries do we visit on the tour?
We curate an unforgettable experience, we mix it up now and then depending on the day of the week and time of year, but generally we will pick 2 amazing stops. An emphasis is put on spending quality time at the local businesses rather than driving long distances.
Is lunch included? Where do we eat?
While the trip includes plenty of free snacks and water, lunch is not included.
We will ensure that on our stops, food will be available for sale. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch and enjoy on our second stop.
Further, upon request and as arranged in advance, we are happy to provide a lunch catered by a local business or include a lunch stop at a local restaurant (additional costs may apply).
Can we choose the stops (wineries, breweries, or distilleries)?
Due to this being a scheduled group tour we cannot change the stops on the day unless to accommodate operational challenges.
Should you prefer a custom tour where we assist you with planning your day or perhaps you know where you would like to visit then our private group tour could be just the right solution for your group. Call us to inquire about details.
Also, should you choose to entirely manage the trip yourself and only require a designated driver, consider our Transportation Only option.
How long is the tour?
Tours are all full day excursions (around 6 hours) unless otherwise planned. The scheduled tour picks up guests from D.C. around 11am and drops off around 5 pm.
Private tours start and end times can be tailored depending on the itinerary.
Additional hours on a tour (beyond the 6 hours included) are charged at a rate of $100/hour.
Will we meet other people on tour? How large are the groups?
Public Group Tour: Yes, this is a group scheduled tour and is the perfect option should you be looking to make some new friends and spend time exploring Virginia.
Private Tour: This kind of tour is just for you and your group with the tour guide for the day.
How large are the groups?
We run our tours with a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 14 people. Larger groups can also be arranged should you require it.
What if it's bad weather?
Most of the tasting rooms visited have fire places and other indoor comoforts and accomodations. So, rain, snow, or shine, unless there is a major regional climactic event, we will be touring.
In the event of inclement weather, the decision to cancel will be made by Spirited Tours Staff at least 12 hours before the start of the tour. If roads are fair and our partners are open, we make every effort to run our tours as scheduled.
If we have to cancel a tour due to weather, full refunds will be provided. Should you wish to reschedule due to inability to travel during the inclement weather, please give us a call at 1-888-602-3362 to discuss your options, a fee may apply if your tour was still scheduled to operate.
Is there a dress code and what should I bring?
There is no dress code. Just look presentable and wear something comfortable. You might want to take pictures, so plan ahead. Preferably no open-toe shoes or flip-flops.
Feel free to bring sun hat (in the summer) and sunscreen, warm jacket or jersey (in the fall/winter/spring), comfortable shoes, extra cash if you would like to make any purchases (most locations have card facilities), camera, and your adventurous and happy self!
Can children join the tours?
On the public group tours - unfortunately not. Special arrangements can be made with prior arrangements but generally, the scheduled tour is not suitable for children.
On pivate tour options can accommodate children as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please remember the legal drinking age is 21 years old.
What is your cancellation policy?
Due to high demand for tours, tickets are non-refundable 24 hours prior to the tour. Our cancellation policy for Group Tours is as follows:
• Less than 48 hours: No date changes or refunds, fully-transferable to anyone 21+ of age
• Less than 7 calendar days: 50% refund
• At least 1 week before tour: Full Refund
Any date changes that are made 7 days or less before your tour will be subject to a $35 per person rescheduling fee. We will do our best to accommodate rescheduling, but no guarantees of availability are provided.
No date changes can be made within 48 hours of scheduled tour, but tickets are fully-transferable to another party, just provide them the first and last name on your booking and they may attend in your place.
If an event beyond our control occurs (weather, venue closings, van complications, etc.) that requires rescheduling, every effort will be made to plan book you on an alternate date. If no alternate date is convenient for you, you will receive 100% refund.
What if I make a mess or damage the van during the tour?
In the event of guest sickness, damage to the van, or mess requiring professional cleaning, the card used to pay for the booking will be charged a minimum of $300 unless the responsible party can be charged on site. Should the damages exceed $300, or Spirited Tours is unable to fulfill another tour commitment due to damage caused, the person making the booking and/or responsible party will cover the repair/cleaning and lost income costs incurred.
What is the waiver and liability indemnification agreement?
ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
NOTE - IF YOU ARE UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS TOUR.
By purchasing and attending a Spirited Tour, I understand that I agree to the following:
I request voluntary participation for myself and my guests to participate in the Spirited Tour (the "Tour") facilitated by Spirited Tour, LLC ("ST"). I understand that the tour will visit wineries, breweries, distilleries, and restaurants and I will be served alcohol from one or more of these establishments. The tour, at my option, may include consumption of food, alcohol and transportation provided by third party vendors or others. I understand that Spirited Tour is only a facilitator of the tour and does not vend or provide any food, alcohol, or other services or items.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
By attending a Spirited Tour, I acknowledge and accept the risks and dangers of participating in the Tour. I represent that to the best of my knowledge I have no medical, physical and/or emotional health condition, which would hinder or prevent my active participation.
Also, I understand that there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise, which may be necessary to deal with potential injuries to which I may be exposed including but not limited to any food or alcohol allergies I may have. It is my sole risk that I will have any allergic reaction to any food, alcohol or other service provided and it is my sole responsibility to investigate any food or alcohol served to me during the Tour.
I assume the risks associated with traveling to and from location(s) to be visited during the Tour, including transportation provided by commercial, private and/or public motor vehicles and I understand that I will be walking during the Tour and that I assume the risk of any danger presented in the street or sidewalk including but not limited to traffic, icy conditions and other pedestrian hazards.
I assume the risk of bodily injury (broken bones and soft tissue damage) including dental damages from falling down, injuries incurred while touring the brewery facilities and getting on or off (in or out of) the mode of transportation being used for the Tour.
I assume the risk of Intoxication and/or alcohol poisoning from the alcohol I consume and the risks associated with returning to my residence after the Tour has ended.
I confirm that I have read the foregoing and VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS OF ANY AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES occurring in connection with the Tour.
I agree I am financially responsible for any losses resulting from my actions and will indemnify Spirited Tours, LLC, and the officers, directors, employees and agents of each of them, and their featured stops for any loss or damage caused by myself, including any and all legal fees incurred by Spirited Tours, LLC, by my actions or omissions during this Tour.
WAIVER AND RELEASE
I hereby agree for myself all of my family and heirs to RELEASE Spirited Tours and any of its employees, agents, leaders, instructors, guides, officers, directors, or representatives from liability, claims, demands, or any causes of action related to the Tour.
In the event of any accident or injury or any kind and for any reason related to the Tour, for which I cannot, by law, waive my right to bring and action, I agree to make any claim against only Spirited Tours and not to any individual owner, manager or agent associated with ST. Furthermore, I agree to claim an amount no greater than the insurance coverage obtained by ST for the Tour and waive any claim I may have for damages other than actual damages.
For valuable consideration received, I grant ST the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission concerning any photographs or Videos that ST has taken or may take of me or in which I may be included with others, to use, reuse, publish, and republish the photographs or video in whole or in part, individually or in connection with other material, in any and all media now or hereafter known, including the internet, and for any purpose whatsoever, specifically including illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, and trade, without restriction as to alteration; and to use my name in connection with any use if ST so chooses. I release and discharge ST from any and all claims and demands that may arise out of or in connection with the use of the photographs, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. This authorization and release shall also inure to the benefit of the heirs, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of ST, as well as the person(s) for whom he/she took the photographs
I intend this RELEASE OF LIABILITY to be effective whether or not any loss, damage, injury, or death results from negligence of ST or any of its employees, agents, leaders, instructors, guides, officers, directors, members, participants or representatives.
I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT AND THAT BY SIGNING IT I AM GIVING UP MY RIGHT TO SUE OR OTHERWISE MAKE CLAIMS AGAINST ST AS DEFINED HEREIN AND LIMITING MY RECOVERY FOR ANY ALLOWABLE CLAIMS.
Without this Waiver and Assumption of Risk, ST will not allow me to participate in this Tour. If I have received or had the opportunity to review this waiver and I am participating, it shall be taken as my acceptance of all the terms of this agreement unless otherwise prohibited by law.