Downtown Asheville Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour

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  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

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 tip-based tour allows you to pay what you think it’s worth in the end! You will 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 S&W cafeteria for a free scoop of ice cream at the Hop, Basilica of St Lawrence, Vance Memorial, and Grove Arcade. Stop along the way for a private tour of Leaf Global Arts Center spirits at Cultivated Cocktails Distillery, and a beer at Twin Leaf Brewery and Archetype (tickets provided for BOGO at the end) Tastings are provided by local businesses who provide them when open/available.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Grove Arcade

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Stop At: Pritchard Park

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Basilica of Saint Lawrence

Discuss the background and artwork surrounding this historic structure.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cultivated Cocktails Distillery

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

Stop At: 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

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: YMI Cultural Center

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