The Best of Asheville: Private 2.5-hour Walking TourPrivate Tour
Discover what makes Asheville so unique on this private walking tour and explore the Urban Trail, Pack Square Park, the Basilica of Lawrence the Deacon & Martyr, and the South Slope Brewing District.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
2 hrs 30 mins
Culture Vulture, Family, Friends
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: no transportation is included
- English-speaking tour guide
- A Beer or soft drink per person in the South Slope Brewing District
- Gratuities optional
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included
- Additional food & drinks are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you beside the Blue Orb sculpture in front of the Asheville Art Museum located at 2 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801, United States
What makes this tour special
Asheville has been on the tip of everyone's tongues for years. It's a funky and eclectic mountain city with a vibrant culinary scene, an exciting live music scene, 30-plus art galleries downtown alone and, of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains. With our 2.5-hour private Highlights Tour of Asheville, we'll show you all the best parts of this special city—and then some, giving you an insider's look at what makes this place so unique (and why people keep coming back).
On your private walking tour of Asheville, you will:
Explore Downtown Asheville, where you'll get a taste of what makes Asheville so unique, from its well-preserved architecture to its energetic vibe to its natural beauty;
Walk past the Asheville Art Museum, with a collection of 20th and 21st centuries American art;
Discover Asheville's Urban Trail, where every stop marks a historic moment;
Take a stroll down Pack Square park, Asheville's front yard, surrounded by the art deco City Hall and other historic buildings;
See The Jackson Building, located in Pack Square downtown, is a 13-story Neo-Gothic and one of the most loved skyscrapers in the city completed in 1924;
Walk past the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, an old Victorian-style house and one of the most important historical landmarks in Asheville where Wolfe lived as a child and that he immortalised in one of his novels;
Admire the Basilica of Lawrence the Deacon & Martyr, designed and built in 1905 and completed in 1909 which remains today as one of Asheville's architectural treasures;
See Guastavino’s Monument, a tribute to Rafael Guastavino, a Spanish architect & builder who work on over a thousand buildings in the US since emigrating from Barcelona;
Discover The Grove Arcade, built in 1912 featuring more than 70 shops, restaurants and art galleries;
Find out why Asheville is considered the brewery capital of America by visiting the South Slope Brewing District, where your guide will make sure you have all the tips you need to enjoy the best food and drinks for the rest of your stay.
Experience all that Asheville has to offer with a private 2.5-hour highlights tour led by an experienced local guide who will share their favourite spots in this charming mountain town.
Asheville is a place where you can truly live your best life. The architecture is beautiful and historic, the food is amazing and the people are warm and welcoming. It's no wonder that Asheville has been voted one of America's most livable cities.
It 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 creative side than when you arrived.
As you wander, enjoy the atmosphere which captures the nature of the city, its creativity and its sense of history.
Your tour finishes in the South Slope Brewing District, where you may enjoy a large, local beer and get tips for the best way to spend the rest of your time in this mountain city.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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