Biltmore Tours

Self-Guided Visit of Biltmore House

Your admission includes a self-guided visit to Biltmore House. Stroll through America's Largest Home® on a marked route, assisted by knowledgeable guides along the way. This tour takes 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on your pace. You'll drink in all the amazing sights of architecture, artwork, and much more from the Gilded Age. Also includes your free visit to Antler Hill Village and Winery, with free winery tastings.

Our other richly informative and entertaining guided specialty tours, below, will immerse you in the history and atmosphere of Biltmore®. All prices are in addition to estate admission.

For additional information and reservations, call or stop by our Guest Services locations on the estate.


Additional Tours

A Vanderbilt House Party Exhibition Audio Guided Tour

Now – May 27, 2019

Imagine yourself a 1900s-era Vanderbilt houseguest with an exciting new Exhibition Audio Guided Tour created specifically for A Vanderbilt House Party – The Gilded Age.

As you view stunning fashions staged throughout America’s Largest Home®, the Exhibition Audio Guided Tour shares intriguing behind-the-scenes stories drawn from letters and archival information. Hear staff plan a gala evening celebration, chefs devise a multi-course menu, an opera singer rehearse for her evening performance, and other stories behind the leisurely days and glamorous nights of A Vanderbilt House Party

Cost: $12.99 per person, FREE when you purchase admission online.
Exhibition Audio Guided Tour Details

Guided Biltmore House Tour

On this guided 90-minute tour, hear interesting stories about parties in the house, information on artifacts, personalities of friends who visited, and ways the family spent time on the estate.

Cost: $25 per person. Call to reserve.


Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tours

Rooftop Tour

Enjoy amazing views from rooftops and balconies and get a closer look at the design and construction of Biltmore House with this 60-minute guided tour of areas not on the regular house visit. Offered daily at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

Cost: $25 per person. Call to reserve.



Biltmore House Revealed Tour

This 60-minute guided tour offers an exclusive glimpse of the Archives and unrestored rooms of Biltmore House. You will see the working parts of the house today, and hear what was required in the early 1900s to maintain America’s Largest Home®. As a century of preservation efforts and room restoration projects are revealed, you will also discover what it takes to keep this national treasure as glorious today as it was more than one hundred years ago. Offered daily at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Limited to 16 guests per tour, advance reservations required.

Cost: $25 per person. Call to reserve.


Premium Biltmore House Tour

Tour the house for two hours with a guide assigned exclusively to you. Includes areas seen in the Biltmore House Revealed Tour, Rooftop Tour, and House Tour. Offered daily at 10:30 a.m. Advance reservations recommended.

Cost: $175 per adult, $87.50 per child. Call to reserve.


Couple touring inside house

field of grass

Legacy of the Land Tour

Take a motor coach tour of the estate and learn about the history of the land, structures, and former residents. You’ll visit areas not usually open to guests. Offered daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Advance reservations are recommended.

Cost: $29 per person. Call to reserve.


Biltmore Annual Pass - 10% Discount on Tours & Activities*

Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tours
Includes Upstairs – Downstairs Tour, Rooftop Tour, Legacy of the Land, Sustainability Tour, Guided House Tour, and Premium House Tour**

Specialty Wine Experiences
Includes Red Wine & Chocolate, Biltmore Bubbles, and Vine to Wine Tours***

Outdoor Activities
Includes Fly-Fishing School, Land Rover Experience Driving School, Sporting Clays School, Biking, Carriage Rides, Guided Horseback Trail Rides, Segway Tours, Outrider USA Adventure, Falconry, and River Float Trips*

Call the Passholder Priority Line at 800-413-9787 for reservations and more details.

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*Discounts apply to one Passholder and one accompanying guest. Advance reservations are required for guided tours, wine experiences, and outdoor activities as space is limited. Valid Annual Pass must be presented at the time of your tour. Biltmore reserves the right to cancel any tour or activity if certain requirements are not met or due to inclement weather. Discounts are not valid on Saturdays and Christmas Day through New Year's Day. Biltmore Annual Passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable.

**Audio Guide to Biltmore House not included in discount.

***Guests are required to be at least 21 years old to participate in wine experiences.

Specialty Wine Experiences

Celebration of Sparkling Wine

This engaging 45-minute program allows estate guests to fully experience our sparkling offerings. An informative behind-the-scenes tour of the champagne bottling room provides an insider’s view of how Biltmore’s sparkling wines are crafted with the traditional méthode champenoise. Following the tour, guests will enjoy a tasting of all available sparkling wines with well-planned pairings that showcase the versatility of the effervescent style of wine. Offered Sunday - Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Limited to 20 attendees, reservations recommended; call 800-211-9803 to reserve, or visit guest services on day of visit. 

Cost: $25 per person. Guests must be 21 years of age and older to attend.

Red Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Discover why chocolate and red wine are a match made in heaven! Featuring locally produced artisan chocolates from French Broad Chocolate and Chocolate Gems, and an opportunity to taste and experience the tactile attribute of a raw cacao bean, this 45-minute program provides information about wine production at Biltmore, the process of farming origin-specific cacao, and its effects upon the finished product. Offered daily at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Register at the Biltmore Winery entrance in Antler Hill Village, at any Guest Services station, or call 1-800-211-9803 to reserve.

Cost: $25 per person. Guests must be 21 years of age and older to attend.

glasses of red wine with chocolates

wine bottles on a conveyor

Behind-the-Scenes Winery Tour & Tasting

See how science and nature intersect as you learn about the estate's vineyards, discover the unique factors that affect grapes grown in North Carolina, and delve into the craft of fermentation. This 60-minute guided tour of Biltmore Winery’s production facility concludes with a tasting of Biltmore wines in a private setting. Offered Monday - Friday at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00 p.m.,  and Saturday & Sunday at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Register at the Biltmore Winery entrance in Antler Hill Village, at any Guest Services station, or call 1-800-211-9803 to reserve.

Cost: $10 per person. No age restrictions for the tour; guests must be 21 years and older to be served alcohol.

Wine & Cheese Hour

Come to the Winery in Antler Hill Village for a social hour hosted by our most knowledgeable wine aficionados. Savor delicious pairings of Biltmore wines and artisan cheeses and become better acquainted with the world of wine in a fun and welcoming environment. Offered Friday and Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Register at the Biltmore Winery entrance in Antler Hill Village, at any Guest Services station, or call 1-800-211-9803 to reserve. Meet at the stained glass windows in the Wine Shop in the Winery at least 10 minutes prior to the event.

Cost: $25 per person. Guests must be 21 years of age and older to attend.

biltmore wine bottles and glasses with a plate of cheese wedges

two hands toasting with red and white wine with vineyards in background

Vine to Wine Tour & Tasting

During this 2.5-hour tour, you will discover how Biltmore grapes become our award-winning wines while visiting areas on the estate not normally seen by guests. Experience a trip to the vineyards, as well as a walking production tour, and abundant opportunities to sample a variety of wines. Our comprehensive tour concludes with a Premium Grand Tasting Seminar featuring some of our highest-rated vintages accompanied by a selection of artisanal cheeses and chocolate truffles. Offered Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled tour time. Register at the Biltmore Winery entrance in Antler Hill Village, at any Guest Services station, or call 1-800-543-2961 to reserve.

Cost: $85 per person. Guests must be 21 years of age and older to attend.

*Prices are in addition to estate admission, subject to change, and do not include applicable tax.