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 tour and tasting.

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 us at 800-411-3812 or stop by our Guest Services locations on the estate.


Biltmore House


Audio Guide to Biltmore House

Capture the feeling of being guided through Biltmore’s grand rooms by our curators and hosts. On this 90-minute tour, you’ll learn about the Vanderbilts, their guests, and their servants, in addition to the surrounding architecture, design, and artwork.

icon Cost: $10.98 per person
Neckloop telecoil couplers available.

Kids’ Audio Guide to Biltmore House

This fun and entertaining 90-minute tour is narrated by Cedric, the Vanderbilts’ Saint Bernard. Cedric guides young guests through amazing rooms in Biltmore House, sharing stories about the Vanderbilts and living in America’s largest home.

icon Cost: $10.98 per person
Neckloop telecoil couplers available.

couple listening to the Audio Guide to Biltmore House

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. Offered at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily*. Advance reservations are required.

Cost: $19 per person
*Not available on Reservation Days.


group on balcony for Rooftop Tour

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: $19 per person

Behind-the-Scenes Guided Upstairs – Downstairs Tour

In this 60-minute guided tour, descend the back stairs to explore servant life at Biltmore. Discover cutting-edge technology that kept America’s largest home humming. Visit the domains of the butler, head housekeeper, and lady’s maid, then continue on to a suite of guest rooms to learn about grand house parties hosted by the Vanderbilts. Offered daily at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

 

Cost: $19 per person


Premium Biltmore House Tour

Tour the house for two hours with a guide assigned exclusively to you. Includes areas seen in the Upstairs - Downstairs Tour, Rooftop Tour, and House Tours. Offered daily at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Two-day advance reservations are required.

Cost: $150 per adult, $75 per child

Couple touring inside house

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

Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tours
Includes Upstairs – Downstairs Tour, Rooftop Tour, Legacy of the Land, 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, Land Rover Kids Course, Sporting Clays School, Biking, Carriage Rides, Guided Horseback Trail Rides, Segway Tours, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, 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.



Tour of Estate Grounds


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: $19 per person

field of grass


Winery Tours


Complimentary Winery Tour

Join our hosts as they walk you through our winemaking process in our historic Winery building, originally the Biltmore Dairy Barn. No reservation required. Sign up at the Winery. This half-hour tour is available Monday - Saturday at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Cost: Included with estate admission. Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.


Red Wine & Chocolate Seminar

Discover why chocolate and red wine are a match made in heaven. This 45-minute program is offered daily at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Register at the Winery entrance in Antler Hill Village.

Cost: $20 per person. Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.

Biltmore Bubbles Tour

This 45-minute program allows estate guests to fully experience our sparkling wines. Guests will tour the champagne bottling room, learn our sparkling wine making process, and taste a selection of Biltmore’s sparkling wines. Offered daily at 6:00 p.m.

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

glasses of red wine with chocolates


wine bottles on a conveyor

Winery Production Tour

Take advantage of this opportunity to go on a guided tour of the Winery’s production facility. You’ll see how science and nature meet 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. The tour concludes with a tasting of Biltmore wines in a private setting. Offered Monday - Thursday at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.; Friday at at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person. Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.


Candlelight Winery Tour

November 4 - January 7

Enjoy an intimate evening by candlelight as the Biltmore Winery staff give you a rare look into the wine making process in the holiday spirit of candlelight. Learn about our estate vineyards and historic winery building with a candlelit winery tour, and taste our award winning wines with a light cheese pairing. Offered Friday - Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $20 per person (includes tax). Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.

Outside the winery at night looking towards the clock tower with glowing luminaria


*Prices are in addition to estate admission and subject to change. Plus applicable tax.


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