Guided Tours - NC Blue Ridge


Experience the adventures and natural wonders of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a little help from the locals. Let the experts guide your journey as you visit the historical sites, the beautiful trails, and unique attractions that make Western North Carolina such a special vacation destination. Here are some of the best guided tours you can take to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of the region.

Appalachian Mural Trail
Visit our site to create your itinerary!, Murals located within 20 miles of Parkway

Visit our site to create your itinerary! See magnificent Murals located within driving distance of Blue Ridge Parkway.

Create your own mural adventure! Select your favorite murals from our website, receive directions to travel to see the murals, view murals then take a ‘selfie’ in front of a…

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1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803

Discover Biltmore House & Gardens
Immerse yourself in the timeless hospitality of Biltmore® in Asheville, NC. Your admission includes a self-guided visit to Biltmore House—America’s Largest Home®—a masterpiece of architecture filled with treasures and antiques. Stroll…

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Biltmore Winery

445 Winery Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803

Visit Biltmore Winery, housed in an historic structure original to the estate. Enjoy complimentary tastings of our handcrafted wines as our wine hosts take you on a journey through our reds, whites, and rosés. Linger at our Wine Bar where you can taste our reserve and sparkling wines by the glass…

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Blue Ridge Craft Trails

195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Discover scenic Western North Carolina towns full of talented artists eager to share their experience of making handcrafted art inspired by the rich culture and beauty of the mountains and foothills.


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Cradle of Forestry

Cradle of Forestry
11250 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

This unique historic site is home of the first forestry school in America, The Biltmore Forest School- 1898-1913. Today the Cradle of Forestry is a favorite Blue Ridge attraction in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest. Highlights include: 18-minute movie, hands-on exhibits, helicopter…

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Defiant Whisky

Defiant Whisky
GPS=228 Redbud Lane/Bostic NC 28018
In Golden Valley, NC

The Defiant spirit runs through our souls. That craving for adventure and breaking away from convention. Finding truth in authenticity. Some chase a few defiant moments. Others live a lifetime in the spirit.

Our crew behind the stills are salvage divers by trade, working at the edge of…

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Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

13780 NC-226
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Come experience the wonder and excitement of prospecting for gemstones in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere. Gem Mountain is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just onemile from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Gem Mountain is a fun, family oriented attraction that your family will be…

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Highland Brewing Company & Event Center

12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28803

Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired engineer and entrepreneur Oscar Wong, establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s now booming craft beer industry. A spacious tasting room and meadow are inviting gathering spaces, both with music stages and bars.

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Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns
19929 US 221 North
Marion, NC 28752

For great family fun, step inside a mountain at the only show cavern in the NC Blue Ridge. Guided tours take visitors through Humpback Mountain along a level pathway beside an underground stream. Linville Caverns is home to many fascinating features, including unusual stalactites & stalagmites,…

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South Mountain Distilling Company

1027 Malcolm Blvd
Connelly Springs, NC 28612

At South Mountain Distilling Company, our spirits are made using four generations-old family recipess and secret techniques that were born in the South Mountains of North Carolina. Our still, Old Bessie #4, is a custom made 200 gallon still made right here in the US.  Ask for our spirits by…

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Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center

223 W. State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Take a trip back in time! As the Asheville area’s primary general history museum, Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center hosts traveling exhibits on a range of historical topics. We also interpret the story of the settlement and

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WNC Photo Tours

Asheville, North Carolina

An initiative by Dawnfire Photography, WNC Photo Tours offers private photography tours & lessons around Asheville, NC. We provide 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

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