The Best of Asheville: Private 2.5-hour Walking Tour Asheville, NC

Travel CuriousBlue Orb sculpture in front of the Ashville Art Museum, at 2 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801Asheville, NC 28801
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Embark on this private Asheville walking tour and discover what makes this eclectic mountain city so unique. Explore Pack Square, the Basilica of Saint Lawrence, the Grove Arcade with over 70 shops, restaurants and art galleries, and more! Enjoy a beer or soda in the South Slope Brewing District and get insider tips on making the most of your time in Asheville.

up to 2.5 hrs 1 or more people

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from Ashley, one of our Asheville Travel Experts
  • Discover Asheville, from it's well-preserved architecture to its energetic vibe and natural beauty.
  • Tour duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Includes a local beer or soda in the South Slope Brewing District.
  • Food and extra drinks are not included.
  • Get the insider scoop from your guide on the best way to spend your time in the city.
  • This is an exclusive walking tour with just you, your group and your guide.


from The Best of Asheville: Private 2.5-hour Walking Tour
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 immortalized 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 favorite 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.

  • A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group
  • Plenty of time to take photos of your favorite places
  • A beer or soft drink per person in the South Slope Brewing District

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Additional food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Best of Asheville: Private 2.5-hour Walking Tour

Where does the tour meet up?

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. Please be at this location 10-15 minutes prior to your tour time.

How long is this Travel Curious tour?

Tour duration is approximately two and a half hours.

What is included?

This tour includes a local beer or soft drink, a local English-speaking guide, and an expertly guided walking tour.

Is transportation included?

Transportation is not included.

Is parking provided?

No, however there are multiple parking garages and metered & free street parking available near the departure point. Two of which are the Pack Square Parking Garage and the Biltmore Avenue Parking Garage, fees vary according to length of stay, time of the day, and day of the week.

Are there any restrictions for this tour?

This tour is suitable for all ages. All guests must be at moderate physical fitness as the majority of The Best of Asheville tour will be spent walking.

What should I bring?

Bring your camera and cash on hand for any other purchases or gratuities (optional).

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable walking shoes.

How many people will be on this tour?

This is a private walking tour with just you, your group and guide.

How does Travel Curious ensure the quality of their guides?

All tour guides currently active go through a vetting process in which they carry out interviews, check previous reviews and employers references if applicable. More importantly, they make sure that these guides provide an excellent experience for the guests.