Everything You Need to Know About Biltmore Estate Tours

Did you know that the Biltmore Estate is the largest home in America? With 65 fireplaces, a towering, vaulted ceiling, and halls that have no end, it is easy to get lost in this grand estate! Luckily, Biltmore Estate tours offer the perfect solution. Whether you are planning a family-friendly trip or are hoping to taste at Biltmore’s amazing winery, we’ve pinpointed the perfect tours for you!

Biltmore Estate tours are just one unique way to explore the Asheville area. Find Asheville’s top attractions, best restaurants, outdoor adventure, and more by requesting your free Chimney Rock Vacation Guide!

5 of the Best Biltmore Estate Tours

Behind-the-Scenes Winery Tour & Tasting

If you are a wine enthusiast, then this tour is perfect for you. During the Behind-the-Scenes Winery Tour & Tasting, you will learn about the estate’s vineyards and discover the factors that affect the grapes grown in North Carolina. You will also delve into the process of crafting the perfect wine! At the conclusion of the Biltmore Winery tour, you will enjoy a private tasting of Biltmore wines.

When: Monday-Friday, 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. or Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.

Rooftop Tour

You will enjoy amazing views from Biltmore’s rooftops and balconies when you take the Rooftop Tour! There isn’t a better way to have a closer look at the design and construction of Biltmore House. During this tour, you will explore areas of the estate that you won’t find on the regular house visit.

When: Daily, 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $25

Legacy of the Land Tour

The Legacy of the Land Tour is by far one of the most unique tours that you will find in Asheville! Passengers will enjoy a motor coach tour of the estate and learn about the history of Biltmore’s land and structures. You will even learn more about the former residents!

When: Daily, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $29

Audio Guide to Biltmore House

The Audio Guide is a self-guided tour. Discover Biltmore’s grand rooms and learn about the Vanderbilts, their guests, and their servants. You will also explore the surrounding architecture, design, and artwork. A kid’s version is also available for the same price!

When: Daily

Cost: $10.98

Glamour on Board Premium Guided Tour

If you love the Titanic and you love fashion, then this tour will fit you like it was tailor made. During this tour, you will explore Oscar®-winning costumes from Titanic, the movie. You will hear fascinating stories behind the design and creation of these stunning costumes. You will also discover little-known facts about passengers aboard Titanic!

When: Daily, 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $45

Tips for Your Trip

  • Most tours require advanced reservations. Call call 1-800-211-9803 to reserve your tickets. Visit the Biltmore Estate’s website for more information and additional tours.
  • Make the most of your trip and schedule more than one tour! There are so many fascinating things to explore at this magnificent estate!
  • Save money! Take advantage of our Biltmore Package and enjoy two passes to the Biltmore Estate, a picnic lunch for two, and dinner for two at the Esmeralda Restaurant!

Book Your Stay at the Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant

The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant is located approximately 40 minutes away from Biltmore Estate. Nestled away in the peaceful countryside of Chimney Rock, our inn is the perfect place to stay during your visit. We offer a competitive deal on Biltmore House tickets, so you can experience the best of what this gorgeous estate offers. 

Our Premium 2-Queen Room is the perfect accommodation for families planning their next Blue Ridge Mountain getaway. This beautiful room provides ample space for small groups and includes an open floor plan with breathtaking mountain views. Find out when this incredible accommodation is available and take advantage of our Biltmore Package today!

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