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Asheville, United States
Downtown Asheville Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour

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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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Overview

Maximize time in Downtown Asheville with a sightseeing tour led by a local guide. Learn about Asheville's history and culture during a city stroll that includes breweries, distilleries, cafes, and historic sites. See popular landmarks like the Basilica of St. Lawrence, Grove Arcade, and the Leaf Global Arts Center. Taste local beer and spirits during brewery and distillery visits. In lieu of a tour ticket, tip your guide whatever amount you find fair.
  • Explore Asheville with a local leading the way
  • Sip local beer and spirits at breweries and distilleries
  • Check out landmarks like the Leaf Global Arts Center
  • Hear stories about local history and culture
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2-Hour Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour of Asheville
Public & Private Tour Options Available
Spirits Tastings at Cultivated cocktails
Beer Sample at Twin Leaf Brewery and Archetype (tickets provided at the end)
Follow along the Urban Trail, a walking tour of the city's historical sites
Only private tours operate in Spanish/Portuguese/French
Private tour of Leaf Global Arts Center
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Gratuities
20 S Spruce St , 20 S Spruce St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

Pack's Tavern (in Pack Square) 20 S Spruce St Asheville, NC 28801 Your Guide will be waiting outside of Pack's Tavern under the trees. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to tour start time to allow for parking.

Asheville's Historic Flatiron Building , 20 Battery Park Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

We will end at the Flat Iron Building and all guests will receive beer tickets to take on to Twin Leaf Brewery for their discount beers :)

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Pets allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Asheville Free Walking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the social distancing policy during Downtown Asheville Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

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  • "I highly recommend this tour for visitors(best at the beginning of your trip), as well as locals." See review
  • "Tip based walking tours are great way to get oriented to your travel destination." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Walking History and Architecture
Dennis_S
, Jun 2022
Hannah was a delight. She spent 2 hours giving us the history behind the architecture of the downtown buildings. Also the history behind why things are the way they are.
star-5
Take a walk and learn about Asheville
Patricia_K
, Jun 2022
My husband and I took a nice 2-hour group (altho we were the only ones in the group) tour. David led us on a very informative, detailed tour highlighting historical buildings, events & personalities. We took the tour on day 3 of our visit. We regretted not taking the tour sooner. David was an excellent guide — articulate, sense of humor, very informed and a good listener. I highly recommend taking the 2-hour walking tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
See Asheville!
Jill_C
, Jun 2022
This tour provided a nice overview of the history, downtown area, local areas of interest, restaurants and the Asheville vibe all in two hours!
star-5
Fun!!!!
Kimberley_H
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was so fun and informatiive ! I so enjoyed my time even though I had to leave early . Certainly recommend this walking tour !!! 5 stars♥️♥️♥️♥️
star-5
Great way to get your bearings on a first visit
Danielle_D
, Jun 2022
Devan was a wonderful tour guide. My mom and I took this tour upon arrival to Asheville and it was the perfect way to familiarize ourselves with the downtown streets and hot spots. For example, we maybe walked right by the Grove Arcade building without every going in, because who knew there was more inside? The tour covered history of the city, pointed out noteworthy buildings, storytelling, and recommendations for our visit. Devan was accommodating to have us stand in the shade or sit on a park bench if mom needed to rest her legs. She used a headset microphone so we could hear her over the noise and traffic.
star-5
Great experience!
Andrea_M
, May 2022
Mike was very informative and engaging! He also made stops to sample ice cream and a liquor tasting. It was a nice blend.
star-5
Mike was very engaging,...
DONNA_J
, May 2022
Mike was very engaging, well-informed, moved at a rate comfortable for us, had wonderful insights into points of interest, including restaurants outside the parameters of the tour and fascinating stories. He brought the city to life for us and we can’t wait to return.
star-5
Architecture, history, and spirits
Larry_E
, May 2022
We loved the stories and history of this wonderful town. Our guide was full of energy and fun! It was definitely a worthwhile two hours. (And a bottle of gin from Cultivated Cocktails made a perfect hostess gift!)
star-5
Friendly knowledgeable...
Anne_P
, Apr 2022
Friendly knowledgeable guide filled us in on architectural landmarks, history etc. The tasting at a craft distillery was fun. Well paced and enjoyable.
star-5
Great walking tour . Check it out!
Paul_P
, Apr 2022
We would recommend this tour to anyone to see the downtown area history from a local perspective Great experience!
star-5
It was great
Irina_E
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and great over all. We visited the city for the first time; so, all the info was very helpful fir us.
star-4
It was a great experience even though it snowed. Great anecdotes. Beautiful area!
Maribeth_E
, Apr 2022
Cultivated Cocktails... unique! We bought the coffee liquor. Enjoyed the back stories about the people and places that make ASHEVILLE so hip!
star-5
Great Tour!
Christina_R
, Feb 2022
Dave was an excellent guide; shared the history and was most interesting! We really enjoyed our tour!
star-5
Excellent experience, great guide
Susan_D
, Dec 2021
Learning more history about Asheville, especially focusing on the architecture. Great guide giving helpful information on restaurants
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Two thumbs up
Susan_M
, Dec 2021
Very friendly tour guide. Knowledge and I recommend doing tour in beginning of visit if you are staying for a few days to get layout of city. Just do not understand why visitor charges a fee to reserve for a free tip based tour.
star-5
Great way to start our visit to Asheville
Martha_G
, Nov 2021
It was great to get the history of the city. It was Day 2 for us in Asheville and this tour really helped us to understand where things are and where we want to go during our visit. David was excellent.
star-5
fun
Raj_M
, Nov 2021
Excellent walking tour, it was fun and learn how Asheville came about. Will do other tour next time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Ok
Elizabeth_H
, Oct 2021
Adequate - felt like we got the “bum’s rush” - too concerned about the weather that never happened. Like I said - it was ok
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the tour. Weather is always a difficult factor to consider when doing outdoor walking tours.
star-4
Exploring Asheville with Chrissy
Beth_Z
, Oct 2021
Information on the architecture of the city buildings was interesting. Visiting Cultivated Cocktails, having tastings, and then returning for an extended relaxed experience was awesome. Asheville is a much livelier city than anticipated.
star-5
Great!
Sandra_K
, Oct 2021
Mike was great—nice guy, knowledgeable. Asheville is a great city with an interesting history. Love all of the Art Deco buildings!

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