July is a perfect time to visit Asheville. Whether you’re looking to escape the heat or just want a little change of scenery, we’re pretty sure you’ll find some fun things to do in Asheville. But, where to begin? We’ve rounded up some of the best tours in Asheville from sightseeing and food tours to bike, brewery and helicopter tours – and so many more.   

A group of people cheersing wine glasses on a food tour

Photo: Asheville Food Tours.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Asheville Brewery Tours

It’s no secret that Asheville’s beer scene is just bubbling over. This tour operator offers choices on whether to walk or drive – just leave the driving to them 😉.

Asheville Food Tours 

Who doesn’t love a good food tour? Asheville Food Tours is the original walking food tour in Asheville and takes guests to some of the best spots in town. So, take a bite out of Asheville. It’s delicious!  

No Taste Like Home Foraging Tours 

If you prefer to work, rather than walk for your food, this foraging tour is so much fun. And after the tour, you can take your haul to any of their restaurant partners – some of Asheville’s top restaurants – to prepare it all for you. So, are you ready to go wild? 

Van in Black

Wander around Asheville in style in the van in black. Just tell them what you’d like to see and do and your wish is their command. For example, if you’d like to visit a winery and brewery, check out the River Arts District with lunch at 12 Bones, take a spin on the Blue Ridge Parkway and have a final stop at the Grove Park Inn – the van in black will get you to all those places and back. They also have Asheville wine tours – some are even multi-day and they’re also available for things like airport pickups, wedding transportation, bachelorette parties, corporate events and more.

HISTORICAL / ART

Asheville Art Experience

Whether you want to make art or see art, Asheville Art Experience has a tour for you. Tour goers will have a chance to mix and mingle with local artists in the River Arts District – one of the most diverse districts in the nation. 

A group standing on a rooftop bar looking at a sunset

Photo: Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours

Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours

Ride the rooftops where history and cocktails collide! If you love history, long range views and sipping libations, then Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours is your ideal experience. Offering group and private tours in their VIP luxury van.

La Zoom Tours

These purple buses have practically become synonymous with Asheville. They offer four public tours: the city comedy tour, haunted comedy tour, band and beer bus and Lil Boogers (designed for kids, but fun for the whole family). These tours are chock-filled with fun surprises at every turn. 

GrayLine Trolley Tours of Asheville

This is Asheville’s number one sightseeing tour. You can hop on and hop off whenever you like. They also have a ghost and Christmas tour.

SCENIC / ACTIVE

Asheville Hiking Tours

This mountain adventure company is all about getting you outside! From hiking to waterfalls and bird-watching off the Blue Ridge Parkway to meeting wild mountain Elk, Asheville Hiking Tours will give you a good workout in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.

Outfitter Bicycle Tours

Asheville is a cycling destination and this is one of the best ways to discover the beautiful hills and valleys of the Blue Ridge. This group offers six different tours ranging from 7, 5 and 3 nights to single-day trips. 

WNC Photo Tours

These photo tours take you to some of the most breathtaking vistas around – and teach you how to capture the best images possible. You’ll visit those off the beaten path locales that only the locals know about! 

A helicopter in an open field.

Photo: Scenic Helicopter Tours

Scenic Helicopter Tours

If you’re looking for a real birds-eye view, hop on board a heli for unique vistas of the Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Mountains, and more. They offer night flights and wine tasting tours too!

Mountaineer Motor Tours

Step back – or wheel back – in time. Enjoy a ride-a-long around Asheville in a 1923 For Model T and experience Asheville back in its heyday.

One thing is for sure, book your ticket ahead of schedule! Ready to take a tour (or 3) of Asheville? I mean really – why just choose one? Then book your stay here.

STAY WITH US

And, if you’re looking for a great place to start and end your day, these rental properties are ideal because they’re close to everything this vibrant city has to offer: 

King of the Hill (up to 9 guests) 

Hot tub next to a picnic table

King of the Hill

 

Adoring Asheville Luxury Bungalow (up to 4 guests)

Adoring Asheville Luxury Bungalow

 

Hilltop Splendor (up to 10 guests)

Hilltop Splendor