Last week, we posted an article on visiting the Biltmore Estate in general and Biltmore House in particular. We also focused on the regular self-guided tour of the largest private home in America.
In addition to the regular tour, Biltmore offers several specialty tours of the house. These tours are guided and also require an extra charge in addition to the regular estate admission. All of the following are offered by advance reservations which can be made by calling 800-411-3812. Here are brief descriptions of those specialty tours provided by the Biltmore website:
Guided Biltmore House Tour
Daily. 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.
Biltmore House Architect’s Tour
Daily. On this guided 60-minute tour, get a closer look at the design and construction of Biltmore House by going into areas not on the regular house visit; plus enjoy stunning views and photo opportunities from the rooftop and balconies.
Vanderbilt Family & Friends Tour
Daily. This new guided tour spurs your imagination about staying at Biltmore with the Vanderbilts as your hosts. Tour bedrooms not on the regular house visit outfitted with clothing and accessories from the 1900s as you hear stories from your host about customs of the time and the fascinating people who visited Biltmore.(Author’s note: for those who have been to Biltmore, this tour includes rooms that used to be on the regular tour.)
Premium Biltmore House Tour
Daily. Two-day advanced reservation required. Tour the house for two hours with a guide assigned to you exclusively, includes areas seen in the Butlers Tour, Architects Tour, and House Tours.
The first three tours cost $17 per person. The premium tour cost $150 for adults and $75 for youth(16 & under). Asheville is about 3 hours from Columbia and Biltmore is a truly unique place. Complete your Biltmore experience with one of these tours.
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