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The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America’s most scenic road trips—a slow-paced drive through the connecting Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the south to Shenandoah National Park in the north. Along the way, find stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the parkway’s namesake: the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour from Asheville

Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls Hiking Tour from Asheville

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Hike the best of the Blue Ridge Parkway on this guided day trip to three scenic waterfalls from Asheville. Take in views of the mountains as you tour the classic road in a comfortable van and hear stories about the area’s natural history and culture from your local guide. Watch for blooming laurels and rhododendron as you walk the easy to moderate trails through lush oak and hickory forests. Enjoy light refreshments along the way with plenty of time to relax by the falls before returning to Asheville.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.00
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Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist

Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist

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As 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 expansive mountain views
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest
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Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest

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Horseback riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains is a beautiful way to explore the area’s natural attractions. Trot through fern groves, past rows of wild flame azaleas, and into a white pine forest on well-trained, gentle horses. This tour includes a safety training, too, making it a good choice for beginner horseback riders and children.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.50
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Scenic Driving Tour of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Scenic Driving Tour of the Blue Ridge Mountains

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Check out the Blue Ridge Parkway without having to keep your eyes on the road with this chauffeur-driven tour. Your naturalist driver will do the driving, pointing out special sights and teaching you about the natural history of the area along the way. You'll also have the chance to stop for a hike and some photos before returning to Asheville.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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Mountain Top Sunrise and Local Coffee
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Mountain Top Sunrise and Local Coffee

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Experience the sunrise from up in the mountains! This is Asheville’s only sunrise tour and you will get a front row seat to one of the greatest experiences in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We will drive you up the famous Blue Ridge Parkway to our favorite sunrise spot (located at 5,000 ft. above sea level!) After a short, 10 minute hike, we will arrive at our spot and your guide will brew some fresh local coffee. We will enjoy delicious local coffee as we watch the sun come up over the mountains! Your guide will also provide alternative drinks if you aren’t a coffee drinker. We will bring a variety of teas and hot chocolate. We will take care of the details like cups, creamers, sugar, and mini Kind and Cliff Bars for you to enjoy!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Private Full Day Excursion to the Blue Ridge Mountains

Private Full Day Excursion to the Blue Ridge Mountains

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Visit the Blue Ridge Mountains with your own private guide on this tour from Asheville. You'll visit the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, go on a quick hike in the Pisgah National Forest, and see Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi. You'll also stop in the towns of Blowing Rock and Swannanoa before heading back to Asheville.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$370.00
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Guided Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail
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Guided Horseback Riding Adventure on the Flame Azalea Trail

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Experience a scenic and memorable guided horseback riding adventure at Arrowmont Stables and Cabins outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Choose from a wide variety of departure times, then ride the beautiful Flame Azalea Trail, traveling through hardwood and white pine forests, plus open meadows with majestic, elevated views of the all-American Blue Ridge Parkway. Get to know the horses in advance. Guided safety training plus a ‘test drive’ and helmet (mandatory for those under 18) are provided.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Tour With Instruction in Vistas & Waterfall Photography
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Half-Day Tour With Instruction in Vistas & Waterfall Photography

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Explore the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park with a professional guide on this trip from Split. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or a central meeting place and take you to the park, where you'll get to explore its many walkways and waterfalls with a professional guide. You'll also get to take a panoramic boat ride through the park, ideal for photo opportunities.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Full-Day Tour With Instruction in Vistas & Waterfall Photography
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Full-Day Tour With Instruction in Vistas & Waterfall Photography

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Spend a day exploring the Blue Ridge Mountain area and improving your photography skills along the way with this full-day educational tour, led by a professional husband-and-wife photography team. You’ll meet your instructors in Mills River and head out to the forest (each in your own vehicles), where you’ll get personalized coaching and instruction to help you get perfect shots.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$280.00
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Black Balsam Trail Running Tour

Black Balsam Trail Running Tour

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These high mountain peaks offer some of the best views in all of Pisgah National Forest and are top destination for hikers and runners in the region. The Plott Balsams, Black Mountains, and even Mount Mitchell can be seen from their summits. Along the way, we'll offer a brief history lesson to how the area came to be and highlight local flora and fauna that we discover along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Tour With Instruction in Autumn Color Photography

Half-Day Tour With Instruction in Autumn Color Photography

Perfect your photography skills with this half-day tour with a husband and wife photographer team. You'll take your own car and head out into the Blue Ridge Mountain region, home to beautiful viewpoints, forests, and waterfalls—great for nature photography. Your instructors will be on hand to teach you tricks of the trade and help you improve your skills.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Experience North Carolina’s most beautiful sights along the famous Blue Ridge Parkway! Cruise between the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Park on this scenic, one-of-a-kind highway bathed in blue mist. Snap photos from jaw-dropping overlooks, spot incredible wildlife and uncover the fascinating history and legends of the Cherokee as you drive. This self-guided driving tour reveals the parkway’s best sites and the hidden history behind it all! Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and the app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, go to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to start the tour. Stick to the tour route and speed limit for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This isn't an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Full Day Driving Tour of Asheville

Private Full Day Driving Tour of Asheville

Explore the beautiful, Bohemian city of Asheville in western North Carolina on this full-day driving and walking tour. Situated in the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville enjoys spectacular views and is famous for its vibrant arts scene. Enjoy strolling around the River Arts District with its hundreds of converted artists’ studios, and the lively Downtown Art District with its hundreds of cafes, galleries, buskers and boutiques. Asheville is known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere as much as for its historic architecture – like the Basilica St Lawrence, and for its craft breweries. Discover the charming Biltmore Village designed to house employees of the vast Biltmore Estate, and today lined with stucco cottages, cafes and shops, galleries and award-winning farm-to-table restaurants.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$345.00
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