Downtown Asheville Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour

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From $5.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

  • 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 :)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveler Tips

I highly recommend this tour for visitors(best at the beginning of your trip), as well as locals.
Tip based walking tours are great way to get oriented to your travel destination.
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Enjoyed learning about...
Catherine_F, Dec 2022
Enjoyed learning about Asheville history. Went to the Arcade Shopping Center the next day. Might not have known about it if hadn’t taken the tour.
David was great. Threw in a lot of his personal memories and experiences of the downtown which made the tour more fun.
GeorgeLuther, Dec 2022
David's personal stories of living in Asheville. David is a great tour guide of Asheville. I plan to take my wife on the tour.
The history of Asheville...
Scott_R, Nov 2022
The history of Asheville and the stories behind the beautiful architecture . The stops at the ice cream shop and distillery were a nice bonus.
Super fun
Kathleen_J, Nov 2022
This is a really great tour - you get a little bit of history, a little bit of architecture, a lot of food tips. Highly recommended!
Fun and Interesting Tour of Asheville
Maggie_S, Oct 2022
We had a great experience touring downtown Asheville. Dylan did a great job of leading the tour and was very knowledgeable. We saw more landmarks than we had expected along the way and there were a couple food samples that were part of the tour. Also, my husband had quite a few questions and Dylan was great about respinding. We hughly recommend checking out one of their tours. You will not be disappointed!
The People/Business Interaction
GlenP_S, Oct 2022
Grove Arcade, Leaf, Cutivated Cocktails / the different architectural features David was complimented often
Nice tour!
Jane_M, Oct 2022
Our guide was so nice and patient showed us all around even though our group was only 4 people instead of 15 he was waiting for it was a great experience!! We enjoyed and recommend!
History & Humor
Marina_O, Oct 2022
It was our first time in Ashville, so we wanted to get a little bit familiar with the place to start with. Sara was wonderful - very knowledgeable and quite artistic, so we really enjoyed the tour.
Good value
William_H, Oct 2022
Dave was great, really enjoyed his tour. Very knowledgeable. Great suggestions as well. Cocktail place was awesome!
Awesome experience!
Lynne_D, Oct 2022
Jordan was a great guide. Fun and knowledgeable. Tasting at Cultivated Cocktails was a treat! Overall, a great way to get to know the city!
Loved the guide. She was...
Mike_H, Oct 2022
Loved the guide. She was fun. Great voice. You could hear every word she said. Loved her love of the city of Asheville.
The tour was fun. Learnt...
soluchukwu_n, Oct 2022
The tour was fun. Learnt so much about Asheville history. Will tour again when next I visit Asheville.
A Must Do!
Phylisha_W, Oct 2022
Sarah was gave us an amazing tour around Asheville! Visited a local museum, got some ice cream, and did a rum tasting. I recommend everyone to sign up!
We really enjoyed our...
Vickie_T, Oct 2022
We really enjoyed our guide's personality and we learned a lot about the history and architecture of the buildings. It really makes touring the city come to life to know the intricate details and information.
Walking tour of Asheville
Karen_A, Sep 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Dillon was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He gave great recommendations for places to eat as well!
Walking tour must do
Jack_M, Sep 2022
Nice guide very good story's and new everything about the area. About 2 1 /2 hour tour had a great time. Sampled liquor and ice cream. Seen lots of history .Beautiful buildings
Beautiful, fun historic story of Uptown ASHEVILLE
Patricia_A, Sep 2022
- Asheville has a Beautiful and small and lively uptown area. - The indoor shopping mall, looked unique. - Beautiful to hear about the history of famous architects and the master piece each of them created. - Fascinating to know that people of color had a place where they could chill out….. YMICC. - Interesting to hear that some rich people settled in Asheville to be healed of their illnesses ………the altitudes effect. - Ms Sarah is a great 👍 guide, lively and very friendly. Thank you 🙏
Great tour to discover Asheville!
ANEESH_S, Sep 2022
Our tour with David was great! He has a wealth of trivia and history of Asheville’s journey. His references to the great music coming out of Asheville are particularly interesting! Highly recommend it.
Fun intro to downtown Asheville
Vic_S, Aug 2022
Dillon provided an informative and enjoyable tour of downtown Asheville. He set a comfortable pace which still covered a fair amount of the downtown area. We even enjoyed his bad jokes (gotta give the guy a break!). We were able afterwards to easily locate and revisit many of the sites he had pointed out. Well worth the time.
It was all great! Loved...
Nancy_C, Aug 2022
It was all great! Loved our tour guide, Sarah and her passion for Asheville and it's history. Her stories were the best! Thank you for a great start to our vacation!