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Downtown Asheville Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour

4.5 (287)
Asheville, US
4.5 (287)
Asheville, US
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Join us on an exhilarating journey through downtown Asheville on this 2-Hour Public or Private Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour. Discover the city's unique charm as you explore historical sites and indulge in tastings at local cafes, breweries, and distilleries. What sets this tour apart is that it is tip-based, allowing you to pay what you think the experience is worth at the end. Your Local Guide will lead you along the Urban Trail, showcasing top sites such as the Basilica of St Lawrence and Grove Arcade. Along the way, enjoy a private tour of Leaf Global Arts Center spirits at Cultivated Cocktails Distillery and savor a beer at Twin Leaf Brewery and Archetype. Immerse yourself in Asheville's history and vibrant culture while enjoying discounted beers and exploring iconic landmarks. Book now and let the adventure begin!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the historical city sites
  • Enjoy bonus tastings at local cafes, breweries, and distilleries
  • Learn about Asheville's unique and quirky nature
  • Experience the Urban Trail with stops for local spirits and beer tastings
  • Visit the YMI Cultural Center for art and history exhibits
  • 2-Hour Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour of Asheville
  • Spirits Tastings at Cultivated cocktails
  • Private tour of Leaf Global Arts Center
  • Public & Private Tour Options Available
  • Beer Sample at Twin Leaf Brewery and Archetype (tickets provided at the end)
  • Only private tours operate in Spanish/Portuguese/French
  • Follow along the Urban Trail, a walking tour of the city's historical sites
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

Experience the vibrant culture and eclectic sights of downtown Asheville on the Downtown Asheville Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, this tour offers a unique perspective on the city's history and its quirky charm. Be prepared to explore historical landmarks, visit local cafes, breweries, and distilleries, and indulge in tastings along the way. What sets this tour apart is its tip-based approach, allowing you to pay what you believe it's worth at the end, making it a truly inclusive and customizable experience.

What to expect?

During this 2-hour walking tour, you can expect a fascinating journey through Asheville's past and present. Your guide will lead you along the Urban Trail, pointing out significant sites such as the S&W cafeteria, Basilica of St Lawrence, Vance Memorial, and Grove Arcade. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to sample spirits at Cultivated Cocktails Distillery and enjoy a beer at Twin Leaf Brewery and Archetype. Please note that tastings are provided by local businesses when open and available.

Who is this for?

Whether you're a history enthusiast, a food and drink lover, or simply someone seeking an authentic Asheville experience, this tour is designed for you. It caters to a wide range of interests and welcomes visitors of all ages. From solo travelers to families and groups, anyone who wants to delve into Asheville's unique character and hidden gems will find this tour captivating.

Why book this?

By joining this tour, you'll gain access to a local insider's perspective. Your experienced guide will share intriguing stories, captivating anecdotes, and insider knowledge of the city. From the historical significance of Pack Square to the vibrant beer scene in South Slope, you'll gain a deep understanding of Asheville's past and present. Moreover, the tip-based payment system allows you to determine the value of the tour based on your personal experience, ensuring customer satisfaction.

Good to know

Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the tour start time outside Pack's Tavern under the trees. Parking arrangements should be made in advance. Throughout the tour, wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The tour includes multiple tastings, so come with an appetite and an open mind to try local spirits, craft beer, and other treats. As availability may vary, the tour aims to introduce participants to Asheville's vibrant culinary and brewing scene, providing a taste of the city's unique flavors and creations.

Reviews

Guests who have embarked on the Downtown Asheville Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour praise the knowledgeable and personable guides who bring the city to life with their storytelling. Visitors appreciate the mix of historical sites, local tastings, and the flexible payment system. Many reviewers mention the tour's ability to cater to different interests and the enjoyable interactions with other participants. Overall, guests express their satisfaction with this immersive experience, highlighting the opportunity to discover Asheville's hidden gems and gain a deeper appreciation for the city's culture and character.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Grove Arcade

Walkthrough beautiful Grove Arcade and provide tips for unique bars and restaurants inside.

Pack Square

We will discuss the history of Pack Square and the unique architecture that surrounds us! We will then walk down Patton and Haywood road, discovering all of the historical monuments on the way to the Basilica.

Urban Trail

Your guide will lead you along the Urban Trail, stopping along the way to sample some local spirits and beer, as well as a donut from Underground Cafe.

Pritchard Park

Pass by Wall street to arrive at Pritchard Park and discuss Drum Circle and local Buskers!

Basilica of Saint Lawrence

Discuss the background and artwork surrounding this historic structure.

Cultivated Cocktails Distillery

Stop by for a sampling of 5-6 spirits from one of Asheville's most popular distilleries.

Admission Included

Twin Leaf Brewery

You can Walk down to Asheville's new favorite brewery strip called South Slope and guest 21 and older will be able to taste some local beer with our discount beer tickets

YMI Cultural Center

(Pass by)

An African-American Cultural Venue with art and history exhibits.

Reviews

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4.5 (287)

Mark_M

Loved the insights. We went over 2 hours- we saw so much! Very good, Nice, knowledgeable guide. Would do It again .

Christine_A

Trace was a great guide. The meeting point was easy to find. She shared local history of Asheville and the area as we walked around the city and took in the sites. She also gave us great restaurant recommendations and places to see live music.

John_K

Our tour guide was personable and very knowledgeable. She loves living in Asheville which helped make her such a greater tour guide.

Venture574396

Tara was an Excellent guide, with plenty of interesting and surprising stories. Very pleasant walk and itinerary. I highly recommend it.

Maryann_D

Our guide, Judy, was knowledgeable and delightful and made the tour a great experience even though it was a cold rainy day. The tasting at Cultivated Cocktails was such a nice treat.

Tamara_S

Sarah was great. So passionate about food and the foodie environment in Asheville. Great food and good history of the city along the way! Fun time. Thank you.

Lisa_E

Judy and Jordan did a great job with our tour! It was a perfect way to get a glimpse of the city.. learn a little history and great tips on restaurants!

Lori_M

The walking tour was much more than I had expected. It was great to learn about some of the history and be introduced to so much. A great way to get a taste of the city for my first time to Asheville. My guide was very knowledgeable of the city, fun to talk with and provided some great recommendations.

835maryq

Tour was interesting and guide was sweet, but made too many mentions of restaurants to try. At the conclusion after we tipped our guide (the two of us comprised the entire tour group) she proceeded to add that she was told to mention that the tip should be $30 per person!

OnAir581350

This was a great introduction to Ashville, exp for it's venues of music, food & cocktails. A decent amount of history and architecture was also included. Perfect for people planning some down town Ashville hotel & visit time. Do it as soon as you arrive so you know the areas of most interest to you & your group..
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2024-05-25 04:50