Some of the Best Things to See on the Asheville Trolley

Asheville, North Carolina is known for its stunning architecture, vibrant arts scene, and rich history. With so much to do and see, it can be impossible to fit everything into one day – that’s why we recommend riding the Asheville Trolley! You’ll learn about and visit our area’s most iconic landmarks. It’s one of the best ways to see the city, and it’s available all year long! Here are some of our favorite Asheville Trolley tours.

Learn more about the Asheville Trolley and other local attractions when you download our free vacation guide. It’s full of recommendations for fun things to do during your stay at The Esmeralda.

Top 4 Asheville Trolley Tours

1. Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour

Voted Asheville’s most popular sightseeing tour, this ride gives you the chance to tour the city at your own pace. It includes major points of interest like the Montford Historic District, Grove Park Inn, the artsy and edgy River Arts District, and Historic Biltmore Village. You can remain aboard the trolley for a comprehensive 1.5- hour tour or hop-off at any of Gray Line’s 10 stops to shop, dine, and explore. Then re-board the next trolley to continue your tour! For more information, check out the Hop-On/Hop-Off trolley schedule on the Gray Line website.

2. Ghost Tours

If you have a passion for the paranormal, a ghost tour is for you! Discover Asheville’s dark side during this fully narrated 75-minute ride. You’ll learn about unsolved murders, haunted hospitals, nazi agents, and much more. Ghost Tours are available April through November and depart at 7 p.m. All you have to sit back and enjoy the ride – if you dare!

3. Christmas Tour

Are you planning to spend the holidays in Asheville? Take a festive ride on the Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley. You and your family can bundle up, sing classic carols, and admire the lights and sights of downtown Asheville. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season! Christmas tours are offered mid-November through December.

Note: Reservations are required for Ghost Tours and Holiday Tours. Be sure to book online or call ahead!

4. Trolley Charters

Perfect for weddings, family reunions, and other special events, private trolley charters give you the chance to customize your tour of Asheville. You can choose from their fleet of nostalgic red or white trolleys and spend the day exploring with loved ones. Contact Gray Line Asheville at (828) 251-8687 for details and pricing.

Book Your Stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant

Now that you know all about the Asheville Trolley, it’s time to start planning your trip to North Carolina! Our Chimney Rock bed and breakfast is just a short drive from Asheville and is the perfect place to unwind after your adventure. Rest up in one of our comfortable rooms or cabins, sink into the bubbling outdoor Jacuzzi, or join us for dinner at our incredible restaurant. We even offer a delicious homemade breakfast each morning! Check our availability and call us at (888) 897-2999 to book your stay today. We look forward to having you!

Looking for more fun ways to explore Asheville, NC? Read our blog about Asheville Pubcycle.