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Biltmore Admission with Self-Guided Audio Tour & Lunch

By: Biltmore
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  • Exclusive VIP Entry for ticket holders on the day of travel
  • Visit the historic Biltmore estate with this comprehensive admission package
  • Learn about the Vanderbilts and their home on a self-guided audio tour
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Biltmore Admission with Self-Guided Audio Tour & Lunch
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Biltmore Admission with Self-Guided Audio Tour & Lunch
From US$119.00
Overview
Explore the Biltmore, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room château, with a 90-minute self-guided audio tour that includes a lunch voucher to your choice of several on-site restaurants. Built in 1895, “America’s Largest Home” sits on an 8,000-acre (3,240-hectare) estate in North Carolina's scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Learn about the Vanderbilt home and enjoy access to the 75 acres (30 hectares) of formal gardens, a large conservatory, and seasonal exhibitions included in admission.
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Stop At: Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina

Experience the Timeless Elegance of Biltmore House
Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality. Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room château is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. As part of your package, you’re invited to enjoy a 90-minute self-guided audio tour of the house where you’ll learn about the Vanderbilts, their guest and servants, and the surrounding architecture, design, and artwork. Your self-guided house visit spans three floors and the basement. Almost all of the priceless objects on display throughout the Biltmore House are from George and Edith Vanderbilt’s original collection. You’ll see vintage clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and more that tell stories and illustrate the lives of the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and employees. Get a close look at original art by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and John Singer Sargent. Marvel at magnificent 16th-century tapestries, the Library with 10,000 volumes, and the Banquet Hall featuring a 70-foot ceiling. State-of-the-art for the 19th century, Biltmore House amenities include 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, an electric elevator, and a bowling alley.
A Vanderbilt House Party exhibition (February 8 – May 27, 2019)
Experience a turn-of-the-century celebration through vivid audio storytelling and displays of clothing recreated from Vanderbilt photos and portraits. For the first time, reproductions of clothing from the Vanderbilts’ own wardrobes are displayed in the settings in which they were originally worn. Scenes previously seen only in century-old black-and-white Vanderbilt photographs come to vivid, colorful life in this audio-visual exhibition experience.  The guests’ visit begins with a walk into the Winter Garden and culminates with a walk through the Butler’s Pantry and Banquet Hall where the exhibition's story peaks with the evening's celebration.  During this limited-time exhibition, a new audio guide through Biltmore House, exclusive to A Vanderbilt House Party uses innovative 360° sound techniques, to immerse guests in a festive celebration hosted by the Vanderbilts as told by characters based on those who lived and worked at Biltmore.
Explore the Estate Grounds
In our beautiful historic gardens—designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture—walking paths and trails lead from the wisteria-draped Library Terrace to the Bass Pond, winding through six distinctly different gardens, woodlands, and meadows. Biltmore’s horticultural experts continually work to preserve the original vision for the gardens and grounds, including the Rose Garden that features more than 250 varieties.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Biltmore Winery at Antler Hill Village, Asheville, North Carolina

A casual and relaxing way to extend your Biltmore experience, Antler Hill Village® & Winery connects the estate’s past and present with dining, shopping, exhibits, award-winning wine, and more. The nation’s most-visited winery, Biltmore Winery offers complimentary tastings, an indoor/outdoor wine bar, and specialty wine experience tours and tastings.
Access to Antler Hill Village & Winery are included in your Biltmore daytime admission.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Biltmore Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina

As our guest, you’re invited to enjoy a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Duration: 1 hour
Reviews (202)
1 - 5 of 203 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Great Visit Expensive

We toured the Biltmore Estate and had a great time. I recommend getting an early tour, we had an entrance time off 9:30AM. Biltmore recommends arriving 45 minutes early to allow for entrance, parking and walking to the Estate. The audio tour was very well...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank michael r
Reviewed 3 days ago
Actually, classy and impressive

Very impressive! Obviously it was a wealthy and powerful family, but they clearly had a sense of style and balance. The place is full of great ideas but also fine little details, like real live flowers everywhere. The staff was very helpful and accommodating.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank heckfy
BiltmoreEstate, Guest Relations Manager at Biltmore, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 days ago
Spectacular place

We can hardly imagine a place like Biltmore. Overwhelming in so many ways and not likely to be repeated in this country again. It was built before the time of income taxation. Plan to spend an entire day to do justice to the edifice, grounds...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Dave J
BiltmoreEstate, Guest Relations Manager at Biltmore, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Dave, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope that you will return again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago
" A Must See! "

A few weeks ago, my husband and I spent the weekend in Asheville NC. Our main reason was to visit The Biltmore. We had a wonderful time! The Biltmore, the grounds, The Tavern, The Winery, and everything the estate has to offer is perfect. We...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rebsdb
BiltmoreEstate, Guest Relations Manager at Biltmore, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Spectacular Estate

We were excited to visit the Vanderbilt estate, purchasing our tickets well in advance of our visit. The tour was so informative. We were able to see the clothing of the era as we listened to chatter between the Vanderbilt family and their head butler....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank terrieerlich
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3 April 2019|
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Response from Andrea Z | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I suggest you to call before you travel because we did not use any kind of vouchers. Enjoy your visit, Biltmore is amazing!
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Barbara G
3 April 2019|
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Response from Checkitout123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! That is a great question. The tulips were blooming but we had some pretty strong rain storms over the weekend. Cross your fingers. I hope you can see some!
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jedeyem
28 March 2019|
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Response from TennisMan1 | Reviewed this property |
No Sorry! You have to pay at a front gate that totally surrounds the property. You see literally nothing unless you pay to get in.
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