Groups & Tours

Whether it be a group tour, company outing, or festive celebration, we can help make it a special event to remember.

We are now accepting group bookings for July, August, and September of 2024 and for January, February, and March of 2025.

Train rides provide an unusual, fun, and memorable event everyone will talk about for years. Our team is dedicated to ensuring a great experience for your group. We provide a wide range of private rentals to group tour operators, corporate entities, motor coach tours, family and military reunions, church groups, senior living outings, wedding and birthday celebrations, and private charters.

We offer private bookings year round. Morning and afternoon departures are available. The minimum number of passengers for a group booking is 20. Please click here to initiate the group tour booking process. Once your information has been submitted, we will reply via email.

Most groups are able to reserve up to one year in advance. If you are a professional motor coach operator or conference planner, please contact us directly by phone to inquire about future dates in 2025.

Custom Experiences

For some group bookings, we may be able to offer tailored experiences. During our trips, light music is played in the background as well as an occasional informational dialogue detailing some pieces of history associated with the railroad and the areas we travel through.


There is no discount for group bookings. All tickets are subject to a 5.3% Virginia sales tax, a 5% service fee, as well as a 1.5% ticket-processing fee. For further details, or to inquire about renting out an entire passenger car, please call 434-391-9772.

Cancellation Policy for Group Bookings

Cancellation requests must be received in writing. If your cancellation is received:

45 days or more before departure……….100% refund of payment, less $500 deposit

30-44 days before departure ………………..85% refund of payment, less $500 deposit

15-29 days before departure ……………….. 50% refund of payment, less $500 deposit

No refunds will be granted if the request is received fewer than 15 days before the excursion date.


Get Your Ticket To Ride

Aboard the Virginia Scenic Railway, you’ll get a front-row seat to some of Virginia’s prettiest views, including the legendary Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Depending on the excursion you choose, you’ll roar through tunnels, speed over bridges, race past scenic fields and forests, and climb over mountains.