Hop on board one of Gray Line's nostalgic RED trolleys for a fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes and hot-spots of this "city of surprises." See for yourself a city rich in architecture, history and the arts... alive and inviting!
- Departing Every 30 Minutes (in season)
Wait Less … Explore More!
- 2 Day Unlimited Hop-On/Hop-Off Privileges
- Fully Narrated by Professional Gray Line Tour Guides
- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED or Your Money Back
- Includes 50% Off Admission to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial
- Locally Owned & Operated Licensee of Gray Line … The Most Trusted Name in Sightseeing Since 1910!
- If you miss the RED Trolley … you miss all the fun!
- the diverse Montford Historic District
- the stately Grove Park Historic District
- the legendary Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
- award winning Grovewood Gallery, a work of art in itself
- Art Deco-rich Downtown, its history sculpturally interpreted along the Urban Trail
- the ever artsy and edgy River Arts District
- and quaint and historic Biltmore Village
Enjoy touring at your own pace. Remain onboard the trolley for a comprehensive 1.5 to 1.75 hour tour, or hop-off at any of Gray Line's 10 trolley stops to shop, dine and explore, then re-board the next trolley to continue your tour.
Join the tour at the Visitor Center or any tour stop and enjoy old-fashioned fun for everyone!
LOCALS TOUR FREE!*
It may, under certain circumstances, be necessary to cancel a tour or change the tour route, stops and/or schedule of service,
- What days do the tours operate?
Tours operate daily, seven days a week. March though December except Easter, Thanksgiving, Asheville Holiday Parade (November 23rd, 2013), Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Day and during Bele Chere Festival (July 26th - 28th, 2013).
- How long does the tour last?
The tour (one complete loop) lasts approximately 1.5 to 1.75 hours.
There is an additional 15 minute stop at Asheville's new 'second to none' Visitor Center.
Or, take advantage of the hop-on/hop-off privileges, and make a day of it!
- What does the tour cost?
Adults $21; Children (5-11 years) $10; children under the age of 5 ride free.
AAA and AARP members save $2 per adult fare. Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. Family Special (2 Adults + 2 Children) $46 total.
- How and where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available at the Asheville Visitor Center, most tour stops, and at the front desk of many area hotels, inns and B&Bs.
NO TICKET? NO PROBLEM. BOARD THE TROLLEY AT ANY STOP AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS DURING THE TOUR.
Tickets may be purchased with cash or traveler's checks at all ticket locations. Credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover) are accepted at the Asheville Visitor Center and most, but not all other ticket locations.
- Where can I catch the tour?
You can catch the tour at any of the 10 stops. If you are driving to catch the tour however, the Asheville Visitor Center, located at 36 Montford Ave. just off I-240 at exit 4C, is the best place. Free Parking and restrooms are available.
- What does unlimited hop-on hop-off privileges mean?
You are welcome to ride the tour all the way through as a traditional bus type tour, or take advantage of the 10 different stops to explore and learn about the city. Our RED trolleys come around to each stop at regular intervals outlined in the schedule, depending on the season.
- Is the ticket good for two days?
Yes. For one low price you can take full advantage of our hop-on hop-off feature by using the
RED trolley to tour the city for two consecutive days. The pass is non-transferable.
- Why is this tour Asheville's most popular?
For many reasons! We offer a second day free, expanded departure schedule (seasonal),
risk-free money-back guarantee ~ but really our customers say it best. See for yourself!
- Additional Information:
AAA and AARP member discounts apply to adult fare passengers, and only upon presentation of a valid membership card for the Historic Tour. Not valid in combination with any other discounts.
without the benefit of prior notice. Every effort will be made to minimize such occurrences.