The 10 Best Guided Tours in North Carolina!

North Carolina is chock full of beautiful scenery, fascinating culture, and a whole lot of history. It can be difficult to take it all in! Luckily, guided tours across the state offer the opportunity for many informative experiences, for areas of all interest. Here are the 10 best guided tours in North Carolina to brush up on your state knowledge! 

1. Triangle Glides, Raleigh, NC

Segway your way through Raleigh as you tour the town in style! Segway newbie or expert, enjoy your ride through Raleigh’s history as you glide about. Six different packages to choose from: Raleigh City Center Segway Tour, Historic Oakwood Segway Tour, Raleigh’s Darkest Secrets Segway Tour, Raleigh Explorer Segway Tour, Downtown Discovery Segway Tour, or the Essential Oakwood Segway Tour. Unsure of which tour you would like to be a part of? Spill some Raleigh trivial tea and talk about Raleigh’s Darkest Secrets on the two-hour, $59 tour. The Raleigh Explorer Segway Tour includes Fayetteville Street and State Capitol, as well as the Governor’s Mansion, and Oakwood Historical District. 

2. Hungry Town Tours, Beaufort, NC

Offering tours on your feet, bike tours, and tours for your taste buds, explore the historical town of Beaufort and all it has to offer. On foot, choose to tour with the Historic Beaufort Walking Tour or the Legends and Lore of the Sea where you can enjoy hearing the historical tales of the sea that make Beaufort a well-known name. Prefer to bike during the tour? Choose between five of the packages offered to suit your needs. To name just a couple, A Ride to Remember offers places inspired by Nicholas Sparks and his books or start your day with a tour to enjoy the town scenery and brush up on some historical tales. Several tours offered at Hungry Town Tours allow you to bike or walk during your tour while stopping at several of the best “local culinary treasures” that Beaufort has to offer.

3. Trolley Pub, Raleigh, NC

Bring your own beer or wine and tour Raleigh with an eco-friendly trolley that seats up to 14 individuals! Sip your drink, and enjoy your tour guide that makes for a great, entertaining experience. Peddle through the city and tour Raleigh in a unique, cool way.

4. Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls, Asheville, NC

Pull on your hiking shoes and take on the five-hour guided tour to view the three beautiful waterfalls of Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville! This family-friendly tour picks you up from your hotel in the Asheville area and is led by a guide as you walk the trails and take in the gorgeous mountain views and waterfalls. As you walk, listen in to your tour guide to hear the stories of the area. 

5. Outer Banks Horseback Ride, Outer Banks, NC

Ride on horseback into the sunset this summer. Located at Coquina Beach, the second ramp, this one-hour tour is great for many occasions. A fun date night, special occasion or pure curiosity, saddle up and get to riding! 

6. Lake Lure Tours, Lake Lure, NC

Wind in your hair and “Dirty Dancing” on your mind, book a guided book tour to cruise the water and learn a bit about your surroundings. From lake legends and historical facts, to viewing landmarks that you might have spotted in the famous film “Dirty Dancing,” take in the beauty that is Lake Lure, North Carolina. 

7. Tobacco Road Tours, Raleigh, NC

Beverage in hand, walk Raleigh through a guided tour that will have you laughing while you are learning. Meet at Clouds Brewery and for two hours on your Saturday afternoon, take in fun historical facts, including weird laws of North Carolina, and folklore that is talk of the town as you bar walk. Even if you found yourself falling asleep during history class in school, this tour is for you. The tour of Drunk History does not judge you for drinking a few while learning.

8. Taste Carolina Gourmet Food, Durham, NC

Foodies visiting Durham, North Carolina, can take joy in diving into food and walking off the calories at the same time. Taste Carolina Gourmet Food is a food tour taking you to five to seven restaurants and allowing you to talk to the cooks, and sample the kitchen. 

9. Charlotte Comedy City Tour, Charlotte, NC

If you are going to learn something new, at least laugh while doing so! The Funny Bus takes you on an hour and a half tour of interesting places and spaces of Charlotte while the tour guide strikes up only the best comedy bits. Hear more about the history and architecture of Charlotte while getting the experience of being in a comedy club. Bring your beverage of choice onto the tour for a tipsy take on the ride!

10. Haunted Asheville Walking Tour, Asheville, NC

Enjoy the adrenaline rush of a good spook and history knowledge? Haunted Asheville Walking Tour is a must-try! This family friendly tour allows you two hours to find yourself entranced in downtown Asheville as you walk and listen to tales of historical Asheville and a couple of ghost stories. The tour guides are knowledgeable, and amazing storytellers to keep your interest for your entire journey.   

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