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  • Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Guide
    50 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $97.00 USD
    Discover the natural sights and scenery surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway in Great Smoky Mountain National Park in an active way on a hiking tour with transport through the  mountains from Asheville. You'll drive through some beautiful mountain scenery on the way visit three waterfalls and two protected forests . (IMPORTANT Before booking this tour please know that we will be walking approximately 3 miles on the hiking portion of this tour over 2 hours at pace of about 1 1/2 miles per hour , including stops at the falls and you should feel comfortable walking this distance before making a booking.) Snacks, beverages, and hotel pickup and drop-off by small-group vehicle (all window seats) are included. Tour is limited to seven people for a more personalized experience. Alternate tour routes are taken when the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed. Pick up time is between 8:00 am and 8:30 am at your area hotel within 4 miles of City Center.
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    $97.00 USD
  • Asheville Ghost Walking Tour with Mystery Museum Admission
    45 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $20.52 USD
    Experience the spookiest sites of downtown Asheville with your expert local guide. Enjoy hair-raising tales and dark history! Created & owned by Joshua P. Warren, this is Asheville's original and ultimate ghost adventure! See why we've always been rated #1!
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  • 2-Hour Guided Segway Tour of Asheville
    11 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $68.09 USD
    Hit the sidewalks & streets to explore the Paris of the South. It is an unforgettable way to tour a large area. Please ignore all of the flashbulbs going off while you tour the city as you may become an instant celebrity!
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    $68.09 USD
  • Blue Ridge Parkway & Waterfall Hike - Private Tour From Asheville
    9 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $112.50 USD
    On these Private Waterfall Tours, you will get to enjoy the falls up close and with ease. We specializes in taking tours to hidden gems and locally-known waterfalls, uncluttered by foot traffic and crowds.
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    $112.50 USD
  • Asheville tip-based sightseeing Walking Tour with Donut & Spirits/Beer Tastings
    9 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $5.00 USD
    Discover the best of Asheville on this 2-Hour Public or Private Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour with Local Guide. As you take in some of the historical city sites, make your way over to a few local cafes, breweries, and distilleries for some bonus tastings.

    This insider tour will provide you with tips and local secrets about the best way to experience Asheville on a budget, and learn how Asheville became the unique, quirky city you see now and what we are doing to "Keep Asheville Weird."

    Your Local Guide will lead you along the Urban Trail, passing by top sites such as the Flatiron Building, Basilica of St Lawrence, Vance Memorial, and Grove Arcade. Stop along the way to sample a free donut at Underground Cafe, spirits at Cultivated Cocktails Distillery, and a beer at Twin Leaf Brewery (known to locals as one of the best local breweries in South Slope). At the brewery, you will also be able to participate in a free raffle for the chance to win gifts donated by local businesses!

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  • 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour of Historic Asheville (Small-Group)
    6 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $39.00 USD
    Explore historic Asheville on this 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing & History Walking Tour of the city. Groups are reduced to a maximum of 10 people for a more personalized experience, as well to allow for social distancing throughout the tour.

    Meet your Local Guide downtown, and start with a brief look at some of the art-deco architecture while listening to your guide offer an in-depth history of Asheville. Stop at several historic sites during your walk downtown and delve into the intriguing history of many of Asheville's past literary and notable residents including William Sydney Porter (aka O'Henry), Thomas Wolfe & his family, the "Founding Fathers" of Asheville and Asheville's connection to the cursed Hope Diamond.

    We will walk for approximately 2 miles at a comfortable pace over 2 hours. This tour is a great introduction to the city, and for history and architecture buffs.
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  • Downtown Asheville Guided Brewery Walking Tour
    6 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $37.95 USD
    BREW-ed offers the only brewery tours in Asheville led by certified beer experts. Our team of Certified Cicerones will lead you through the brewing process as you sample some of the best beer Asheville has to offer. In between stops, our guides will share some of the local history. Asheville is a fascinating city with an exciting past. Our tours were ranked among the best in the world by National Geographic Traveler because they are a truly unique experience Other dates and times available.
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  • Asheville Insider Guided Walking Tour
    6 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $30.00 USD
    Asheville by Foot’s remarkable guided walking tours will help you make the most of your Asheville experience. Whether you’re visiting Asheville for the first time or the tenth, with Asheville by Foot you’ll develop a deep appreciation for Asheville’s rich history, stunning architecture and unique culture. This is Asheville’s definitive tour, walking or otherwise, and is led by the most knowledgeable guides in the city. Have an amazing experience becoming an Asheville insider as you explore the city’s rich history, stunning architecture and unique culture. Enjoy an insider’s access to a number of hidden gems reachable only by foot as you tour one of the country’s most unique cities.
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    $30.00 USD
  • Asheville Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour
    5 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $82.48 USD
    Join the stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) trend when you're in Asheville. As you paddle along the mellow, Class I waters of the French Broad River, you'll take in the historical and scenic atmosphere of the heart of Asheville's burgeoning downtown. Board, paddle, booties, and a dry bag are provided. When booking, select a sunrise, mid-morning, mid-afternoon, or sunset tour.
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  • Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour
    5 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $79.20 USD
    Featured in Southern Living Magazine and MSN News, discover the authentic beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway with a naturalist guide to show you the best vistas, photo spots, and waterfalls that make Asheville famous. This intimate, small-group tour makes it easy to get to know your experienced, expert guide and learn more about the region.

    -Learn about the area’s history, plants, and wildlife from your naturalist guide
    -Visit famous waterfalls and ones that most tourists miss
    -See the best of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s many, expansive views
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    $79.20 USD
  • Asheville Historic Downtown Guided Electric Bike Tour with Scenic Views
    5 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $66.67 USD
    This 2.5 hour electric bike tour around Asheville is the perfect way to 

    get up close and personal with the city’s charm and fascinating history. We’ll see Asheville’s noteworthy architectural gems, take in

    stunning scenery from carefully chosen viewpoints, and hear the stories behind Asheville’s best historic sites

    . Our electric bikes help you safely navigate Asheville’s hilly terrain through city streets, greenways, and picturesque neighborhoods. Our

    expert local

    guides love sharing

     insider recommendations to help you make the most of your time in Asheville.

    Numbers are limited to 7 riders per tour, to ensure the best experience and personalized attention. For larger groups, please call to arrange a private tour.
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  • French Broad River Kayak Tour in Asheville
    4 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $55.00 USD
    Semi-Private guided tour with certified naturalist kayaking through the city of Asheville on the serene French Broad River. Includes peak-a-boo views of the Biltmore Mansion and Estate.
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  • Half-Day Asheville Waterfall Tour of Blue Ridge, Pisgah Forest & Dupont Forest
    3 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $99.00 USD
    Do you love the beauty of waterfalls? We do too and Western North Carolina has an abundance of them. Let us show you some beautiful waterfalls in the Asheville area on the Guided Half-Day Waterfall Tour of Blue Ridge Mountains, Pisgah national Forest, and Dupont National Forest.

    After approximately a 50 minute drive, we start the morning off hiking to a selection of waterfalls - please note hiking of at least 3 miles is required and guests should be of a good fitness level (hike at a pace of 20 minute mile) in forest terrain. We'll see a variety of falls - some delicate and alluring, others forceful & powerful in nature! We stop for a light picnic lunch before embarking on the return journey, which takes us along the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway where we will enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas.

    Guides are certified to provide tours in the Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest.
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    $99.00 USD
  • Fern Forest Trail Horseback Riding at Arrowmont Stables
    3 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $92.26 USD
    The flame fern trail ride combines the Majestic Flame Azalea and the lush Fern Forest for a really enjoyable trail ride for everyone. You start up the mountain traveling through a hard wood forest filled with wild Flame Azaleas. After the hardwoods, you enter an enchanting white pine forest just like in the Star Wars movie.
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  • Blue Ridge Mountains Guided Hiking Tour with Local Guide - small groups!!
    2 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $74.00 USD
    There are a number of beautiful places to visit and things to do while you are in Asheville, but your search is over. When you leave this area our goal is to make This experience the one you remember and enjoyed most! Our licensed LOCAL guides will take you to some of the best locations in the Blue Ridge Mountains and show you what makes this area so special. They live to be outside and love these mountains - and love showing what this great region has to offer. They will talk about the history, the mountains, the wildlife, flora, fauna and so much more. They might even tell some of the local secrets - like where to grab a beer or great food too!

    Hike will be 3-5 miles depending on the group, including a stop in front of a waterfall and maybe a small lake to see if the Bald Eagles are out.

    If we do not have at least 2-3 guests booked for the hike we may cancel.

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    $74.00 USD
  • Electric Bike Brewery Crawl of Asheville
    2 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $74.00 USD
    Love beer? Love bikes? Then join us on this exciting trip highlighting the best craft beer Asheville has to offer. We will hit five of Asheville’s best breweries while zipping around on our brand new fleet of e-bikes. Your guide will offer special tasting options and tours in addition to a mid-crawl stop for some of our favorite chow to soak up some of Asheville’s delicious suds.
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    $74.00 USD
  • Guided Waterfall Hike with Expert Naturalist, FREE for kids and Covid-safe!
    2 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $53.10 USD
    Our tours have been featured in Southern Living Magazine and MSN News! Join are expert guides, all experienced naturalists, as we discover the stunning waterfalls and mountain views which make Asheville famous! On our tours, we share stories from history and even do some plant foraging, so you can eat along the trail!

    Note that guests often return to Asheville by way of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, so our tours is a loop, and there is no need to backtrack! (Only during winter conditions with ice and snow will the Parkway be closed and we may have to return to our original starting place.)
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  • Asheville Night-Time Guided Walking Ghost Tour (1 or 1.5-Hour Options Available)
    2 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $21.47 USD
    Explore some of Asheville's most haunted and paranormally-active historic locations during this Guided Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour. Learn the truth behind Asheville’s gruesome and chilling history as your knowledgeable guide walks you past top sites such as the Basilica of St. Lawrence, The Legal Building, Battery Park Hotel, and Pack's Tavern while recounting chilling tales set back during the Great Depression, Prohibition, and the Gilded Age.

    Travelers have the option of selecting the standard 60-minute tour which includes 8 stops, or opt for the extended tour which lasts 90-minutes and visits an additional 4 stops (12 stops total).

    Tour Highlights:
    • Guided Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour of Asheville
    • Standard 60-Minute or Extended 90-Minute Tour Options
    • Hear haunted tales of Asheville set back during the Great Depression, Prohibition, and Gilded Age.
    • Learn the chilling history as you visit sites such as Basilica of St. Lawrence & Battery Park Hotel.
    • Knowledgeable Guides
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    $21.47 USD
  • Tryon Foothills Winery Tour (Asheville)
    1 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $512.83 USD
    Spend the day visiting some of the wineries in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina and let the Van in Black do the driving.  The stylish and comfortable Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van will transport your group (up to 11) on a custom winery tour that lasts approximately 6-8 hours and will visit 3 of the area wineries.  A representative from the Van in Black will work with each client to establish the pickup location and time.
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    $512.83 USD
  • Custom Half-Day Photo Tour with Photography Lessons from Asheville
    1 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $152.83 USD
    We’ll work directly with you to create a custom, private tour that is perfect for you and your photography interests. Together we'll pick locations that fit your interests and your desired amount of hiking, from a couple of miles to no hiking at all. This is ideal for travelers looking to go off the beaten path. And we pick you up!

    We offer small, private tours that focus on helping you capture better photos. Our tours take you to the most breathtaking locations across the Blue Ridge Mountains that only the locals know about.

    Our award-winning photographers know the Blue Ridge Mountains better than anyone else in the area! We are currently open and taking safety precautions for our guests! Visit our website to learn how we're handling COVID.
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    $152.83 USD
  • Biltmore Estate Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour
    1 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $97.44 USD
    Enjoy this private, guided paddleboard tour through the world famous Biltmore Estate! Your guide will tell you the history of the Biltmore and help spot local area wildlife like otters, herons, turtles, osprey, eagles, black bear, and deer. After meeting your guide at Asheville Outdoor Center you'll enjoy a shuttle in an air conditioned van to the starting point at Bent Creek, where you'll receive a lesson and expert instruction from your certified paddleboard instructor. Once you feel confident and comfortable on the board you'll follow your guide on a 2.5 hour private paddle down the river. This section of river is beautifully forested and offers views of the Biltmore Estate, which is a Châteauesque-style mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II. You'll also learn expert paddleboarding tips and finish back at Asheville Outdoor Center within minutes of restaurants and breweries.
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  • Mountaintop Yoga & Meditation Hike in Asheville
    1 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $63.00 USD
    Take time for yourself, breathe deep, relax, and immerse yourself in the beauty of our lovely Blue Ridge Mountains! Enjoy a 2 mile round trip hike to a mountaintop with stunning views plus an hour of yoga for all levels at the summit. We’ll bring the mats. You bring your spirit of adventure!

    PRIVATE OPTION: Want a private yoga hike? Contact us to schedule your hike any day of the week.

    NEW! Sunset yoga hikes now available daily for private groups of 4+. Contact us for details.

    WANT MORE? Add a massage at your vacation rental, farm-to-table cooking class, group tarot reading, or one of dozens of other uniquely Asheville experiences to your day for a full, balanced adventure. Visit our website for details and options.
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    $63.00 USD
  • Asheville Private Guided Bird Watching Tour
    1 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $41.24 USD
    The guides from Ventures Birding Tours are friendly, knowledgeable and patient. We will take our time exploring and pointing out the local bird life. Whether you're a seasoned birder or just trying out this fascinating hobby for the first time, you will be promised an interesting time.
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  • Asheville Scavenger Hunt Adventure
    1 reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $20.52 USD
    Turn Asheville into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 2-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins in the heart of the city and takes you to an amazing collection of outdoor art, historic parks, and monuments dedicated the city's famous citizens and historical events. The game route is approximately 1 mile and will show you some of the best sights of the city while challenging your mind and capacity for fun. Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play. Stop to enjoy the art, do some people watching or grab a bite to eat… why not, it’s your schedule? Note: Pricing is per individual, but teams must book together in order to be included in the same adventure.
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  • Private Adventure Brews Cruise Brewery Tours in Asheville (Up To 5 Breweries)
    No Reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $1,013.34 USD
    We offer brewery tour transportation in style! With our 18 or 30 passenger party buses with perimeter seating, lights and sounds system. Also bluetooth to play your own music while traveling. We offer standard seating buses as well to fit your needs.
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    $1,013.34 USD
  • Awaken to Your Truth Retreat in Asheville, North Carolina
    No Reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $694.36 USD
    Asheville is known for its powerful vortex energy, it is believed these energies intersect under the city. This spiritual energy is often compared to Sedona. The energy is powerful in these wise mountains, rounded by the winds of time, soft and rolling. These mountains are a metaphor for life, we endure much but still we stand tall, we continue, we persevere. This spring, in the mountains of North Carolina, come claim your strength, tap into the power of the mountains, pull in the energy of Mother Earth to revitalize you on your journey.

    We will plant the seeds on this adventure of awakening. Opening to us, to our gifts, to our talents, to our essence, that purity that we all came to life with that sometimes gets lost in the throws of life. Plant the seeds and awaken to your true gifts.

    In the woods we will connect deep within, through meditation, breathwork, yoga and sisterhood circles, we will find our connection to nature.

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    $694.36 USD
  • Full-Day Art Loeb Trail Running Adventure
    No Reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $309.28 USD
    Every guide on our team has developed an intimate knowledge of our national forest and can offer you an in-depth history to all the areas we run in. Originally owned by George Vanderbilt, Pisgah National Forest is the oldest of its kind in the eastern United States and holds deep historical relevance among several generations.

    What makes us different than other tour companies is our selection of local guides who are all able to lead this 30-mile trip on a moment's notice. We pride ourselves in only utilizing top-notch trail and ultra runners with extensive knowledge and expertise in the sport.
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  • Private Group Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga on the French Broad River
    No Reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $293.00 USD
    Enjoy the sensation of floating and feel the weight of daily life float away. Sink into the gentle sounds of water lapping against your board as you breathe with the ripples. Soak up the wild perspective of standing in the middle of a wide open waterway and allow rejuvenation in. It’s empowering, invigorating, centering…and fun!

    We’ll see you on the water!
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    $293.00 USD
  • Private "Intro to Rock Climbing" Beginners Class with Instructor (1-Day Class)
    No Reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $208.12 USD
    Ever wanted to try rock climbing? This 1-Day Private Outdoor "Introduction to Rock Climbing" Beginners Class is a great way to start. During this class you'll learn rudiments of rock climbing gear, tying knots, belay techniques, and basic movement in climbing such as edging, crimping, and hand-jams.

    Meet your Certified Climbing Instructor who will bring you on a quick scenic drive and hike through Pisgah National Forest (located outside of Asheville) on your way to climb Looking Glass Rock. At the base, you'll unpack all included climbing equipment and begin your day of climbing on the shoulders of this enormous mountain.

    Highlights:
    • 1-Day Rock Climbing Beginners Class
    • Private Class
    • Certified Guide
    • Climb up Looking Glass Rock, located in Pisgah National Forest near Asheville
    • All Climbing Equipment Included
    • Learn edging, crimping, hand-jams, and footwork climbing techniques
    • Learn the rudiments of rock climbing gear, knots, belay techniques, and basic movement.
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  • Elk & Waterfall Photo Tour w/ Photography Lessons
    No Reviews Asheville
    Free Cancellation
    Taking Safety Measures
    from $160.00 USD
    Need a guide to help you find the elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? We’re offering just that! We currently have a 100% success rate in finding the elk!

    For our private Half-Day Elk & Waterfall Photo Tour, we put a lot of effort into thinking about what would be the most enjoyable half-day winter tour we could possibly put together. What we came up with is a trip that takes you about an hour west of Asheville out to Great Smoky Mountain National Park to see the elk herds in Cataloochee Valley and visit a couple of waterfalls. Our Elk & Waterfall tours are very adventurous and sure to please!

    We know when and where to find the elk
    We can get you (safely) close to the animals!
    We’ll make sure you have the right settings to capture the elk!

    Things we'll cover on this tour:

    - Long exposure settings for getting smooth, silky waterfall effects
    - What filters to use and why
    - The best settings to use for wildlife
    - And so much more!
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    $160.00 USD