West Asheville Walking Tour: Tip-Based Tastings
4.6
8 Ratings
Asheville
Embark on a tip-based walking tour of West Asheville, starting at the iconic Dolly Parton/RuPaul mural. Enjoy tastings, insider tips, and a guided stroll through Sunny Points community garden. End the tour with discounted beers and a map of the experience!
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Bean Werks Coffee & Tea - Stop in to taste some coffee roasted in house!
What's Included
  • Discount beer tastings
  • Coffee and Tea Tastings
  • Snacks
What's Not Included
  • All fees and/or taxes
  • Tips/Gratuities
Additional Information

On our donation-based walking expedition, we’ll commence at the renowned mural of Dolly Parton and RuPaul, and stroll along Haywood Street! Our journey begins with delectable tastings! Sample cookies and pastries! Complimentary coffee and Thai tea from the outset, and discounted beer tasting options further along!

Throughout our journey, I’ll be sharing insider recommendations on optimal spots to dine, imbibe and unwind without breaking the bank, including where the locals enjoy their time free of charge! We’ll delve into the prominent figures who shaped West Asheville into its current form, paired with a brief guided amble through the Sunny Points community garden!

To conclude our tour, you’ll have access to reduced-price beers at the Archetype Brewery and discounted prices at a superb ramen establishment that’ll deliver your order to you at the brewery at zero extra cost! You’ll be given a map documenting our trail and all the interesting facts we learned! It’s the only tour in town where you decide what it’s worth at the conclusion!

  • Minimum age to drink alcoholic beverages is 21 years old.
Location
783 Haywood Rd
Haywood Road
Meet the at Dolly Parton/RuPaul Mural on the side of the building!
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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(8 Ratings)
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Discover543603
Jul 29, 2023
Girls Trip! - David was a great guide! The samples from the various businesses were delicious and we enjoyed hearing the history of the area as we walked around. Would recommend to friends!
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Rosamr271
Jun 3, 2023
Nice experience..! - It was a nice experience, I really liked our guide who took us to interesting places, especially our very rich chai tea with coconut milk. and he gave us a lot of information, unfortunately I don't remember his name, but he was excellent.
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Papeterson57
Jul 30, 2022
Do it…you’ll love it! - Fun tour with Jordan! She gave us a glimpse of history in an entertaining way…and we got some great tastes and saw some funky art along the way. Fleetwoods was a highlight. Shop, drink, get married! Check it out!!
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P7196wcwhitneyh
May 10, 2022
What a great day! - This was a great way to spend an afternoon in Asheville! Even as a local, I learned so many fun facts and tips about the area. The best part was getting to taste test the restaurants and bars along the way. There are so many amazing places to eat in Asheville, this helped us get a feel for a lot of them we haven't even made it to yet. Would highly recommend if you are in town visiting as a way to get a "lay of the land"! Plus, the team is super funny, friendly, and fun!
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M1732ebjoannac
Apr 16, 2022
Fun for all! - I loved the little tidbits of information about West Asheville. Not to meant the discounted and free samples of some of the coolest spots. The tour was informative, fun, and well worth it! Tell your friends!
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Meghanb756
Apr 11, 2022
What a blast! - What a phenomenal way to spend the day! It was a great mix of fun and learning about the area! Our favorite was the ice cream tasting at The Hop! Our tour guide Jordan was personable and hilarious. I will definitely be joining her for one of her other tours next time we visit! Thanks:)
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Tricia_m
Aug 14, 2022
Murals, fun small businesses, community feel - see it while you can - Nice tip-based tour of West Asheville, NC. This isn't the part of town a tourist typically gets to on a quick trip, given how cute and walkable downtown Asheville is. West Asheville is an up and coming area built out along a long road, Haywood Rd. Tour highlights: *Wonderful local guide who really cares about the neighborhood *Murals everywhere - gorgeous *Stops into a few small businesses along the way to taste coffee, ice cream (one flavor was designed from a drink from another business down the road), Thai Tea, and beers at the brewery's. What we loved the most was seeing how all the small businesses are locally owned and it appears that the business owners all know each other and really work in tandem to support the local culture and mutual success. Our guide, and second guide in training, were such treasures to get to learn from and hear their stories and lived experiences with West Ashville and its evolution. Tip them well when you take this tour please! Downsides: *Haywood Rd is a long, busy road with a highway cutting through it *Looks like gentrification is setting in, which may change the bohemian feel in a short while. Expect to see prices rise along Haywood Rd. along with the housing prices. Enjoy it while you can!
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Lisa
Nov 11, 2023
Not great but ok 🤷‍♀️ - The restaurants sampled were great and the guide was quite friendly, but we couldn’t hear most of what he said. The history he provided was generally uninteresting and the route was long, unnecessary and unpleasant. The tour should have looped back instead of lingering down the road. It was not thought out well and could be improved upon
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