Your participants will enjoy a lively and entertaining narrative of Asheville, the Paris of the South.
Does your group have a specific interest or question in mind? We’re not just a guide service; we’re historians. We customize the tour so your group can see and hear about what they’re really interested in.
Some places of interest are Pack Place, the First Baptist Church, St. Lawrence Basilica, the Grove Arcade, Smith McDowell house, the Grovewood, Biltmore Village and significant residences in the Montford Historic District.
Step on bus tours can include downtown, neighborhoods the River Arts District and the Blue Ridge Parkway depending on their length of time.
Bus tours are quoted on an hourly basis. Please call Sharon Fahrer at 828 777-1014 to discuss details for your specific trip. We can also help arrange for meals.
The Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning contracted with History@Hand Tours with Sharon Fahrer as a step-on guide for a day long city tour of downtown Asheville, NC. Sharon’s knowledge of the area is prodigious. Her delivery is factual and spot-on. She established a comfortable repartee with the group and was open for any and all questions. Comments from the group: ‘Sharon was wonderful;’ ‘A font of knowledge;’ ‘Great trip.’ What more could one ask? I highly recommend Sharon and her service. — Mary Ann Deubert, Special Events Chair, Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning
Some of our satified clients:
The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County
The Annual Arts and Crafts Conference sponsored by Bruce Johnson
The Asheville Art Museum
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill graduate planning students
The Stern Family Reunion
Jim Mulvahill Tours
National Association of Federal Credit Unions
Senior Adventures, Inc.
All American Tours, Inc.
Country Tours and Travel
B&S Excursions, Portland, Indiana
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Appalachian State Architecture and Design students
The Orton School
The Asheville History Club
The Association of Interpretive Guides