Biltmore Admission with Self-Guided Audio Tour & Lunch

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Visit Biltmore, America’s Largest Home®, built by George W. Vanderbilt in 1895 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC. Explore the beautiful 8,000-acre grand estate, including 75 acres of formal gardens and a 7,000 square foot Conservatory.  Your package includes a 90-minute self-guided audio tour of Biltmore House and all-inclusive lunch at select on-estate restaurants. Highlights • Tour Biltmore House at your own pace with a 90-minute audio guide • All daytime entrance fees are included • All-Inclusive lunch voucher redeemable at any one of five estate restaurants A Vanderbilt House Party exhibition (February 8 – May 27, 2019)
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Biltmore, Asheville, North CarolinaExperience the Timeless Elegance of Biltmore HouseBiltmore 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 GroundsIn 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 hoursStop At: Biltmore Winery at Antler Hill Village, Asheville, North CarolinaA 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 hoursStop At: Biltmore Gardens, Asheville, North CarolinaAs 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

What’s included

  • 90-minute self-guided audio tour - A Vanderbilt House Party (February 8 - May 27, 2019)
  • All-inclusive lunch voucher redeemable at select Biltmore Estate Restaurants (redeemable for an entrée, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert --- includes tax and gratuity)
  • On-site parking
  • Entry/Admission - Biltmore

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
  • Specialty tours and activities (available for purchase)
  • Lunch voucher not redeemable at the Inn on Biltmore Estate and Sunday Brunch at Deerpark
  • Professionally guided tours and activities
  • Concerts
  • Private evening and special events

Highlights

  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • All entrance fees included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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