Gray Line Trolley Tours
Gray Line Trolley Tours
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Hop on board one of Gray Line's nostalgic trolleys for a fully narrated journey, highlighting the history, homes and hot-spots of this "city of surprises." Hop-On and hear the story of a city rich in architecture, history and the arts...Hop-Off and experience it's eclectic shops and galleries; its world class culinary and craft brew scenes. It's fun and informative! Join us and see why we are Asheville's Most Popular Sightseeing Tour!
Asheville, North Carolina

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2024

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Pratta
Brighton, MI156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Reserved an afternoon tour a few days in advance to make sure they could accommodate a party of 6. Even though it was a bit drizzly - the trolley is covered and enclosed and we were very comfortable.

Matt did a great job explaining the city and local history. We learned so much about the city and the buildings. The tour left promptly and was just under two hours.

The facilities at the center were very nice with bathrooms and souvenirs and plenty of parking.

We all felt very comfortable with the cleanliness and masks and seats blocked off for social distancing. This was a great activity and I am very thankful the trolley is operating in such a safe manner.
Written December 6, 2020
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We are so happy you found us and we provides you all with a great experience. We love sharing the history and lore with our guests. Thanks for riding with us!
Written December 8, 2020
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MarleneK
Alexandria, VA151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
$33 for two days of unlimited hopping on and off with great drivers who provide history and humor. 11 stops including 2 in Biltmore village where I stayed. Covers all the major areas of the city - and local residents including the Vanderbilts, F Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. o henry and Thomas Wolfe. No need to call uber or find a place to park if you want to visit different areas, shop, get a bite to eat.
Written July 12, 2021
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MarleneK- Thank you so much for this stellar 5-star review. It was great to have you with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the hop-on/hop-off tour with us for two days during your visit. As you said, the tour is a great way to learn about the city and to get around. Come back soon!
Written July 14, 2021
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Debra M
The Villages, FL5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
It was a beautiful day for the city tour. Much enjoyed Dean and the historical information he gave. He made it fun for all.
We had a party of 3 and their was a lot of confusion to where to sit us even though we repeatedly said we didn’t have to sit together. They then sat my brother next to us but directly behind another couple who were wearing their masks below their noses the entire trip. This made him very Uncomfortable. We were told we could bring food and drinks onboard which makes it very hard for mask wearing.
Like someone else said this should be reinforced by the Driver when we enter the trolly and before we take off.
Written October 14, 2020
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We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour! We love sharing what makes our region so unique with our guests. Due to Covid 19, we are limited to 50% capacity so when seating everyone, there are times where we have to be creative. We do require all guests to wear masks properly during the entire tour and this is mentioned by the driver prior to the tour as well as during the reservation.
Written October 26, 2020
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Pam V
Asheville, NC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Don't miss this tour if you are in Asheville, so many little things you would never learn otherwise! Just took this trolley ride today with DEAN. He made the entire tour so educational and interesting. He knows the city well and is a seeker of historical facts and a comedian who never misses a beat. The time went by like lightning. I wish the Gray Line would do architectural tours, I am certain Dean knows all about the architecture of the city but there is just so much you can fit into a tour! Thank you so much for the great day!! Appreciated the fact that everyone wore masks. The tour guide did not and explained that he has been triple vaccinated, tested and sits quite some distance from the passengers. Considering all that....I felt safe.
Written November 18, 2021
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Pamv581- Wow, what a compliment! Thank you so much for this detailed 5-Star review. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time with us and that you found the tour fun and informative. We look forward to seeing again soon!
Written December 10, 2021
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Melissa P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Tom, the tour guide, was amazing and so knowledgeable. This is my first time in Asheville, and I learned so much about the city. I recommend taking the tour as soon as you arrive in the city so you can get an amazing overview and learn about its rich history. Hopefully, Tom will be your tour guide.
Written June 14, 2021
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Thank you so much for choosing to explore Asheville for the first time with us on the trolley tour! So glad to hear you enjoyed it. We really appreciate the strong recommendation and look forward to seeing you onboard in future visits! Thanks again!
Written June 23, 2021
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YvonnePJupiter_FL
West Palm Beach, FL20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
I have always enjoyed hop on/hop off tours. They are informative and reasonably priced and, for Asheville, did not disappoint in providing a comprehensive overview of the city. TIP: the $33 cost is particularly reasonable when considering the $25-$35 parking fee at the Omni Grove Park Inn. This hotel is one of stops and you can enjoy the grounds, have a drink or a meal, visit the classic car museum et al .. all without having to pay the parking fee.
Written November 7, 2021
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Thank you so much for being our guest and for this 5-Star review. We are so glad you had such a great time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written December 10, 2021
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terryf954
Hazard, KY29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We decided on the spur of the moment to hop on this bus and I’m glad we did. We seen parts of the area that we would not know to drive to and learned quite a bit about the area. It was worth our 32.00 dollars each but you also receive a ticket to use the next day so you actually get a two day for one price deal. If you go early enough you can hop off and hop on to ride all day to different areas of interest. It was well worth our money.
Written January 2, 2020
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Thanks for riding with us! We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Asheville.
Written January 7, 2020
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Pam W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Business
Our real estate team and their families took this tour last night and had a fabulous time! Tour guide Ted was such fun and a great source of information about Asheville and our cultural Christmas influences. Who knew there are 5 cultures that have influenced Christmas celebrations here! To learn more you’ll have to take the tour!

Bill was an excellent musician and leader of our Christmas caroling; and while we didn’t sing well, we did our best to sing loudly as Ted instructed. Lol!

The whole process of scheduling the private tour, arranging a meeting location for the trolley and all other aspects were seamless.

We highly recommend this tour for your business group, family, friends and all who are looking for a fun Christmas excursion. About an hour long ride through downtown and historic neighborhoods in Asheville. Be sure to ask for Ted and Bill!
Written December 5, 2022
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Pam W- Thank you so much for taking our Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley Tour! We are so glad you and your group had such a great experience! Thank you for this strong recommendation!
Written February 8, 2023
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Sam MMH
450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We had Scary Karie as our guide- she’s well versed on the history of Asheville and has an infectious laugh. Our group included teenagers and elderly (folks are in their 80s) and each of us genuinely had a fantastic time. We were able to get a good sense of history of the city and also hear some amazing stories as to what is haunted and the reasons why. Definitely worth doing!
Written July 5, 2022
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Wow, thank you for this awesome review of our Haunted History and Murder Mystery. We are so glad you had such a great time. Come back soon!
Written February 23, 2023
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Linda C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Dale, our 90-Minute Tour guide was awesome! We had friends visiting from Sarasota who wanted to learn about Asheville. As new residents to the area we joined them and discovered lots of interesting (and weird) things about the city's history. By adding humorous anecdotes throughout the trip, Dale made what could have been mundane a real treat. Highly recommended!
Written June 27, 2021
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Welcome to Asheville! Thank you for choosing to take the tour with us and explore your new city with friends. We are glad to hear you enjoyed it. There is so much history and plenty of "weird" to go around. It's part of what makes us such a fun and unique destination. Thank you again for choosing Gray Line Asheville and for the strong recommendation to others; we really appreciate it.
Written July 9, 2021
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