Step on Bus Tour

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 Smithsonian

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

Spirit 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 . very cool pictures Here