Discover the captivating essence of Asheville on our 2-hour private walking tour. Your journey begins at the historic Grove Arcade, an architectural gem filled with boutique shops and galleries. From there, we’ll witness the awe-inspiring Basilica of Saint Lawrence, an exquisite example of Spanish Renaissance design. Next, pass by the The Orange Peel, a renowned live music venue. We’ll also explore the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the former residence of the famous American author, delving into his literary legacy. The tour concludes at Pack Square Park, a picturesque urban oasis in the heart of the city, where you can relax and soak in the local atmosphere. Join us for a journey through Asheville’s rich history and culture.

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  • Explore the stunning Grove Arcade
  • Dive into the literary world at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial
  • Conclude your journey at Pack Square Park, a picturesque urban retreat


  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Grove Arcade

    The historic Grove Arcade is an architectural gem nestled in the heart of Asheville. Its stunning design features a mix of Romanesque and Gothic Revival elements. Total walking time of the tour is allocated here as well.

  • 2

    Basilica of Saint Lawrence

    The Basilica of Saint Lawrence is a magnificent architectural masterpiece designed by renowned architect Rafael Guastavino. Its intricate details and iconic dome are a testament to Spanish Renaissance style. (Visit from outside)

  • 3

    The Orange Peel

    As a beloved live music venue, The Orange Peel has earned its reputation as a premier spot for catching top-notch concerts and performances in Asheville. (Visit from outside)

  • 4

    Thomas Wolfe Memorial

    The Thomas Wolfe Memorial, once home to the famous American author, provides insight into the life and works of Thomas Wolfe.

  • 5

    Pack Square Park

    It's an inviting green space with sculptures, fountains, and a stage, making it an ideal spot for relaxation and community gatherings in the heart of the city.

Meeting Point

Meet the guide at Grove Arcade, in front of Spicewalla
(1 Page Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA) See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.