Tip-Based Asheville Walking Tour

Asheville, United States

Experience hosted by Jordan

2 hours, Hosted in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese
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Up to 10 people
Includes drinks, tickets, and equipment

What you'll do

Pay what you want in the end!

We will start downtown in Pack Square to learn about the history, architecture, and some of the local legends surrounding Asheville! During our tour, we will be sure to cover all major landmarks like the Basilica of St Lawrence, and the Grove Park Arcade, but we will also go off the beaten path to explore the Block, the YMI, Woolworth Walk's old-timey soda fountain, and Wall St's catwalk!

During the trip, I will be providing insider tips on the best places to eat, drink and play for the best prices, including the places where locals hang out for free! We will discuss hidden gems that many people walk by daily without ever noticing an eagle overhead, the faces engraved on the wall, or the secret pathway that cuts your trip in half if it's raining :) We will dive deeper into Asheville's "buy local" culture and what that means for companies who get listed as "sell-outs." Also, we will discuss stories of sabotage, controversy, and little-known success stories of previous residents! We will also check out a cool museum called Leaf Global and taste local spirits from a distillery except on Sundays

At the end, my guest will get beer tickets to taste some local brews from one of Asheville's finest, local breweries called Twin Leaf.
Other things to note
If you are unable to make your reservation, please let me know so I can plan accordingly!
Pay what you want in the end!

We will start downtown in Pack Square to learn about the history, architecture, and some of the local legends surrounding Asheville! During our tour, we will be sure to cover all major landmarks like the Basilica of St Lawrence, and the Grove Park Arcade, but we will also go off the beaten path to explore the Block, the YMI, Woolworth Walk's old-timey soda fountain, and Wall St's catwalk!

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Beer Tickets
  • Tickets
    Entrance into Leaf Global Museum
  • Equipment
    Spirits tastings except on Sundays

Meet your host, Jordan

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I am a world-wide traveler. I have lived in 5 countries and have visited 48 thus far. I love to meet new people, experience new cultures, and to try really delicious food and drinks. I have worked with tourism in many aspects of my life but the most significant was the two years I spent in Brazil hosting volunteer groups and planning their itineraries from beginning to end. I learned a lot about what people want to do when they have a limited time to do it! When I came back from Brazil in 2017, I moved to Asheville and fell in love with the city and I have been sharing it with friends from all over ever since. I have spent a lot of time getting to know the true culture of Asheville and I would love to share my passion with my fellow travelers!

Each of our guides have an interesting, unique story about what brings them to Asheville!
I am a world-wide traveler. I have lived in 5 countries and have visited 48 thus far. I love to meet new people, experience new cultures, and to try really delicious food and drinks. I have worked with tourism in many aspects of my life but the most significant was the two years I spent in Brazil hosting volunteer groups and planning their itineraries from beginning to end. I learned a lot about what people want to do when they have a limited time to do it! When I came back from Brazil in 2017,…
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Tue, 3 Aug
£1 per person
14:00 - 16:00
Join 3 other guests
£1 per person
Wed, 4 Aug
£1 per person
£1 per person
Wed, 4 Aug
£1 per person
14:00 - 16:00
Join 2 other guests
£1 per person

Where you'll be

Pack Square- historical sights around the square
Monument Corner- Thomas Wolf's novel and the Jackson buildings part in it The YMI- the Young Men's Institute
Hotel District- why the eagle?
Vance Monument Patton Avenue- stops along the way
Woolworth Walk- soda fountain
Prichard Park- drum circle Basilica of St Lawrence
Battery Park Hotel
Cultivated cocktails
Grove Arcade
Wall St- history
Flat Iron- building & monument

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 336 reviews.

Bernadette
July 2021
We actually met Kristin . She was exceptional, very knowledable of the history Architecture and great insight of the Asheville mentality and passion for being a responsible citizen of the area
Trish
July 2021
My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. We went back to the hidden donut shop the next morning - delish!!! We would have never known about this place had we not taken the tour. I believe that actually walking around downtown and going in a few places would be better than a bus or trolley tour because it was more personable. Also, I could stop take some pics and easily catch back up to tour. Our guide was awesome too.
My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. We went back to the hidden donut shop the next morning - delish!!! We would have never known about this place had we not taken the tour. I…
Jacob
July 2021
great opportunity to learn about the history of Asheville as well as local ins and out. Chrissy was a great guide and very knowledgeable.
Lisa
July 2021
Terrific tour! Chrissy (sp?) was a great storyteller and expert on Asheville personalities and lore. Time flew, and she kept the group on schedule and engaged. Fantastic way to orient us first timers to the city! And the discounts and freebies were a nice bonus.
Terrific tour! Chrissy (sp?) was a great storyteller and expert on Asheville personalities and lore. Time flew, and she kept the group on schedule and engaged. Fantastic way to ori…
Mica
July 2021
Mike was our tour guide and it was great! I would definitely recommend doing this tour at the beginning of your stay. Our tour guide knew tons of information.
Karen
July 2021
Overall this was a fun way to see downtown Asheville. Jordan gave us lots of good tips on places to eat and places to go. He had some fun local stories as well.

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  • Tue, 3 Aug
    14:00 - 16:00
    Join 3 other guests
    £1 per person
  • Wed, 4 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    £1 per person
  • Wed, 4 Aug
    14:00 - 16:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £1 per person
  • Thu, 5 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    £1 per person
  • Thu, 5 Aug
    14:00 - 16:00
    This time is popular
    £1 per person
  • Fri, 6 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    This time is popular
    £1 per person
  • Fri, 6 Aug
    14:00 - 16:00
    This time is popular
    £1 per person
  • Sat, 7 Aug
    10:00 - 12:00
    Join 5 other guests
    £1 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Dogs are welcome

Sunscreen