Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Excursion to Blue Ridge MountainsPrivate Tour
A day spent exploring nature's serenity, spectacular mountain vistas, in historic towns from the comfort of a private vehicle.
Adults: 4 Children: 0
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5 hrs 15 mins
Couples, Family, Nature Lover
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Excursion with Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are one of the oldest ranges in the world, arising from tectonic plates colliding hundreds of millions of years ago. With misty mountains, winding roads, and sprawling green vistas, the blue mountain parkway is one of America's most beautiful drives. On your private excursion to the Blue Ridge Mountains you will:
Enjoy hotel pick up from your hotel in Asheville or meet your guide at Trade and Lore, where you can enjoy a coffee before being whisked away to the historic mountains.
Drive along a part of the most scenic and beautiful strip of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which stretches across 470 miles and 8 states.
Learn how it has been home to people dating back nearly 12,000 years ago, and includes the Iroquois, Shawnee, and Cherokee tribes.
Explore the Pisgah National Forest, with hiking trails for people of all experience.
Discuss the range's recent history (the last 400 years) and how European trappers - later American revolutionaries and colonizers - made their homes in the mountains.
See Mount Mitchell - the highest point east of the Mississippi River.
Visit the town of Blowing Rock - the turnaround point for your tour - with its unique geological features and breathtaking views of the forests for which the range is famous.
Enjoy stops at quaint towns along the way where you can picture what an idyllic mountain life may be like for you.
The Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina are stunning no matter the season - with fresh blossoms in the spring, rushing waterfalls in the summer, rusty autumnal colours in the fall, and peaceful snow cover in winter. On your private excursion, your guide will take you through the mountains on the Blue Ridge Parkway, where you will enjoy several scenic highlights and have the opportunity to hike, should you wish to. You will stop for lunch (price not included) in a quaint town, where your guide will recommend a place for the best Southern food and hospitality. After a day spent exploring the towns dotting the highway and the striking geological features of the ridge, your guide will drive you back to your hotel in Asheville.
Please note: depending on traffic and weather, this tour runs between five and six hours.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
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QWhat is your cancellation policy?
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For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
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QAm I able to book more than one tour?
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