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Biltmore Estate Tours
If your group only had the opportunity to do one thing while in Asheville we recommend our half-day tour of the magnificent Biltmore Estate which includes Biltmore House, Gardens & Winery. Our excursion includes a self-paced, self-guided tour of the restored rooms of Biltmore House, America’s largest privately owned residence, acres upon acres of beautiful Gardens, and a tour of Biltmore’s award-winning winery followed by a wine tasting for guests 21 and older. This tour includes roundtrip transportation with one of our professional tour guides, admission to Biltmore Estate, and an all-inclusive seasonal lunch at one of Biltmore's historic restaurants.
Downtown Asheville Tours
Our friendly guides conduct tours that highlight Asheville’s history, architecture, and our finest shopping venues. The first stop is Historic Biltmore Village, a community of unique boutiques, restaurants & galleries. Before heading Downtown, we may make a sidetrack to the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a handicraft museum with both revolving exhibits showcasing the preeminent crafters and artisans of the Blue Ridge and a large gift shop featuring the finest in traditional mountain and contemporary American crafts. The final stop is Downtown where we have lunch at a finer café, followed by several stops where there are a myriad of unique shops.
Asheville Brewery Tours
From IPAs to ambers, ESBs to porters, Asheville’s craft breweries receive high marks from beer enthusiasts worldwide. Taking their cue from traditional brewing styles, Asheville microbreweries add a bit of the mountains to each batch. Our first stop is a beer tasting lunch at a local pub serving great food and several choices of local brews. After lunch, you will get a VIP tour in a second brewery where we interact with the brew master and partake of a generous beer sampling followed by a stop at a third brewery with even more samples. This tour includes roundtrip transportation with a local cicerone, an ample sampling of beer, and an all-inclusive beer lunch.
Chimney Rock Park Tours
Just a short drive south of Asheville you will find the breathtaking Chimney Rock State Park. Nestled between Lake Lure and Bat Cave, this 1000-acre park features the 535 million year old “Chimney Rock,” which has become one of the most photographed sites in the United States. Ascend 26 stories, or 258 feet, in about 35 seconds in the rock enclosed elevator to the top of the mountain for 75-mile panoramic views. Hiking trails for every ability, rock climbing and one of the tallest waterfalls in the country are just some of what this historic park has to offer. If your group has enough time, we can also add a guided pontoon tour on scenic and historic Lake Lure.
Blue Ridge Parkway Tours
Our Parkway tours highlight scenic stops and attractions along portions of America's most scenic highway. In one tour we stop at Craggy Gardens, a high-altitude heath bald and spectacular spot for taking panoramic photos. Our next stop is lunch and shopping in the mountaintop village of Little Switzerland followed by Altapass Orchard, a century-old working apple orchard featuring old-time heritage apples, Monarch butterflies, apple butter, live local bluegrass bands, clogging, crafts, homemade fudge, storytelling, hayrides and more. Our final stop is Linville Caverns, an ethereal cave that features spectacular stalagmites, stalactites and limestone formations.
Urban Electric Bike Tours
This tour is the perfect way to see noteworthy architectural gems, take in stunning scenery and hear stories behind Asheville's most significant historic sites. State of the art electric bikes will help you navigate hilly terrain through city streets, greenways, and picturesque neighborhoods. Our guides, CPR and First Aid certified, share insider information while showing you historic Grove Park, Downtown’s art deco architecture, Pack's Square, eclectic breweries in our South Slope District, the Basilica of St. Lawrence, the grand Victorian and craftsman homes in the Historic Montford Neighborhood and the peaceful Reed Creek and Glenn’s Creek Greenways.
Art Safaris & Studio Strolls
Asheville has one of the largest concentrations of fine artists and crafters in the country. Our guide will take your group on a studio tour of at least three of Asheville's most noted artists. Popular stops have included glass blowers, potters, metal workers and textile artists, and we choose specific artists who are both willing to demonstrate their craft and also open to communicate about their techniques and works. Though our serious art seekers prefer spending more personal time with the individual artists, we also include a visit to one of Asheville’s more prominent cooperative art galleries and an all-inclusive lunch at one of Asheville’s finer cafés.
Arboretum & Garden Tours
Our Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest and one of the most beautiful natural garden settings in America. It features core garden areas that include native plants, new cultivars that grow well in mountain gardens, streamside plants, a profusion of flowering container gardens, a Quilt Garden and an exhibition of the Arboretum’s extensive bonsai collection. This tour can also include a stop at the UNCA Botanical Gardens or our regional Farmer’s Market, a one-stop destination for locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, flowers, lawn and garden supplies and local crafts.