The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Asheville Tours

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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    If you are interested in taking a tour of Asheville, there are a number of choices, ranging from narrated tours on antique replica buses to Guided Walking and Segway tours. I would also recommend (as the author of the Ultimate Guide To Asheville) that you pick up a copy of my book to take along with you on your tour! You can order one from this site, or pick up a copy at local Asheville bookstores or at the Asheville Visitor Center gift shop. Check out also my link for Day Trips & Itineraries. Here you will find self guided tours of everything from Famous Authors to Waterfalls, including a number of day trips the kids will really love.

Asheville Brewery Tours
Tour Description: Daily walking, mobile and private tours of Asheville's micro-brewery scene.
Days of Operation: Daily
Length of Tour: Vary depending upon tour
Ticket Locations: Visit website for tickets and schedules
Telephone: 828-233-5006
Notes: Reservations required

Electro Bicycle Tours
Tour Description: Two-hour guided tours exploring Asheville on a pedal-assisted electric bicycles.
Days of Operation:
Seven days a week
Length of Tour:
Two hours
Ticket Locations:
24 College Street, Asheville NC 28801
Boarding and Departure:
24 College Street, Asheville NC 28801
Notes:. Reservations required

Ghost & Haunt Tours
Tour Description: A leisurely, narrated  walking tour taking approximately 90 minutes and covering less than a mile.
Days of Operation:
Mar 1 -Oct 31, 9:00 PM, departure nightly, rain or shine. Nov 1- Feb 27 tour starts at 7:00 PM.
Length of Tour:
90 minutes
Ticket Locations:
Haywood Park Hotel, located on the corner of Haywood Street and Battery Park in downtown Asheville.
Boarding and Departure:
Telephone: 828-355-5855
Notes:. Reservations required

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Gray Line Trolley Tours
Tour Description: Live narrated tours on replica antique "Red" Trolleys. Tours encompass all major points of interest, including the Montford Historic District, Grove Park Historic District, Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, downtown Asheville, the River Arts District and Biltmore Village. They also have offer a haunted history and murder mystery Ghost Tour as well.
Days of Operation:
Tours operate daily, seven days a week, March through December except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year's Day and during the Bele Chere Festival.
Length of Tour:
Tour lasts approximately 1-5 to 1.75 hours. There is an additional 15 minute stop at the Asheville Visitor Center.
Ticket Locations:
Tickets available at the Asheville Visitor Center. You may also board the trolley at any one of the 8 stops and purchase your ticket on-board during the tour.
Boarding and Departure:
You can board the trolley at any of their convenient trolley stops. See website for departure times. Main departure at Asheville Visitor Center, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville NC 28801
Telephone: 828-251-8687, 866-592-8687
Notes: Unlimited hop-on & hop-off privileges. 2nd day free.

Herstory Asheville
Tour Description: Asheville's only women's history tour. Herstory Asheville is a walking tour of downtown Asheville, highlighting the famous, infamous and unsung female heroes of Asheville.
Days of Operation:
Call for tour times and reservations
Length of Tour:
90 minutes
Ticket Locations:
Purchase online at website, "or pay cash at time of tour"
Walking tours depart from the Thomas Wolfe Memorial located at 52 North Market Street, Asheville NC 28801
Telephone: 828-423-3819

Wild & Furry Animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, by Lee James Pantas

LaZoom City Comedy Tours

Tour Description: Rolling comedy tour bus
Days of Operation:
April -October, Tuesday through Saturday, 6:00 pm
Length of Tour:
90 minutes
Ticket Locations:
Reserve seating on-line, by phone or arrive 15 minutes prior to departure and get on bus if seating remains available.
Boarding and Departure:
Tours depart from the French Broad Food Co-op at 90 Biltmore Avenue, in downtown Asheville.
Telephone: 828-225-6932
Notes:. Cool purple bus

Moving Sidewalk Tours
Tour Description: Guided Segway tours of downtown Asheville, including the Grove Arcade, Urban Trail and historic architecture.
Days of Operation:
9am, 1pm and 5pm daily.
Length of Tour:
Required 20-45 minutes of training followed by 2 to 2.5 hour tour
Ticket Locations:
Asheville Visitor Information Center, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville NC 28801
Boarding and Departure:
Asheville Visitor Center, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville NC 28801
Telephone: 828-776-8687
Notes:. Riders must weigh between 100 and 260 lbs.


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