Private Walking Tour of Asheville
Before 'farm to table' and 'buy local' were 21st century catchphrases, they were a way of life in Asheville. The best way to uncover the city's friendly, small-town vibe is to enjoy it with a person who calls it home. On your private walking tour of Asheville, you will:
- Begin your tour in the River Arts district - where warehouses have been converted into enormous art studios for local artists.
- Explore the city's extensive shops, owned and operated by locals - from pottery and paintings to essential oils and banjos.
- Wander one of the city's numerous farmer's markets, which happen seemingly every day of the week, year round.
- Relax in the friendly atmosphere, and enjoy live music throughout your walk - from street buskers in downtown to music spilling out of venues onto the streets.
- Walk historic downtown, popping in and out of more than 200 locally owned shops and galleries, while also learning about the historic architecture maintained throughout the district.
- Learn about the Biltmore family, their role in the city's development and ongoing tourism, and the best way to visit the estate to avoid the crowds.
- Enjoy a local beer from one of the dozens of breweries in the South Slope Brewing District, where your guide will make sure you have all the local information you need to enjoy the best food and drinks for the rest of your stay.
Seemingly everyone you will meet on your private tour will be an artist - that's because Asheville has a way of bringing out the inner-artist in everyone, including you. Whether you fancy trying glassblowing or prefer simply to get lost in the blue hues of mountain-scapes, you will leave the city more in touch with your artistic side than when you arrived. As you wander, enjoy the eclectic architecture which captures the nature of the city: a collective of people who fought to preserve history at every turn. Your tour finishes in the South Slope Brewing District, where you can enjoy a large, local beer and get tips for the best way to spend the rest of your time in the Blue Ridge Mountains.