Advance daytime tickets are no longer available for Biltmore House visits for Saturday, November 17 and Friday, November 23. If your travel plans are flexible, please select another date. Tickets for Candlelight Christmas Evenings are still available.

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 tastings.

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 or stop by our Guest Services locations on the estate.


Additional Tours

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: $12.99 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: $12.99 per person
Neckloop telecoil couplers available.

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.

Cost: $25 per person. Call to reserve.


Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tours

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: $25 per person. Call to reserve.


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: $25 per person. Call to reserve.


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 10:30 a.m. Advance reservations recommended.

Cost: $175 per adult, $87.50 per child. Call to reserve.


Couple touring inside house

Premium Biltmore House
Evening Tour

This private, 45-minute guided tour allows you to explore the quiet, gently illuminated upper floors as if you were an evening guest of the Vanderbilts. Discover fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, Christmas traditions, and unrestored rooms and upper floors unseen by other guests. Marvel at magnificent nighttime views of the estate from the balcony and roof. Offered at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 on Candlelight Christmas Evenings. Limited to 12 guests per tour, advance reservations required. Requires Candlelight Christmas Evenings admission.

Cost: $45 per person plus tax and Candlelight Christmas Evenings admission. Call to reserve.


field of grass

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: $29 per person. Call to reserve.


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

Behind-the-Scenes Guided Tours
Includes Upstairs – Downstairs Tour, Rooftop Tour, Legacy of the Land, Sustainability Tour, 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, Sporting Clays School, Biking, Carriage Rides, Guided Horseback Trail Rides, Segway Tours, Outrider USA Adventure, Falconry, and River Float Trips*

Call the Passholder Priority Line at 800-413-9787 for reservations and more details.

See All Passholder Benefits

*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.

Specialty Wine Experiences

Red Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Discover why chocolate and red wine are a match made in heaven! Featuring locally produced artisan chocolates from French Broad Chocolate and Chocolate Gems, and an opportunity to taste and experience the tactile attribute of a raw cacao bean, this 45-minute program provides information about wine production at Biltmore, the process of farming origin-specific cacao, and its effects upon the finished product. Offered daily at 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00 p.m. Register at the Biltmore Winery entrance in Antler Hill Village, at any Guest Services station, or call 1-800-211-9803 to reserve.

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

glasses of red wine with chocolates

wine bottles on a conveyor

Behind-the-Scenes Winery Tour & Tasting

See how science and nature intersect 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. This 60-minute guided tour of Biltmore Winery’s production facility 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 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m., and additionally at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Register at the Biltmore Winery entrance in Antler Hill Village, at any Guest Services station, or call 1-800-211-9803 to reserve.

Cost: $10 per person. No age restrictions for the tour; guests must be 21 years and older to be served alcohol.

Wine & Cheese Hour

Come to the Winery in Antler Hill Village for a social hour hosted by our most knowledgeable wine aficionados. Savor delicious pairings of Biltmore wines and artisan cheeses and become better acquainted with the world of wine in a fun and welcoming environment. Offered Friday and Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Register at the Biltmore Winery entrance in Antler Hill Village, at any Guest Services station, or call 1-800-211-9803 to reserve. Meet at the stained glass windows in the Wine Shop in the Winery at least 10 minutes prior to the event.

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

biltmore wine bottles and glasses with a plate of cheese wedges

Candlelight Winery Tour
November 3 - January 5

Experience an intimate candlelit tour of Biltmore Winery as members of our staff give you a rare look into the winemaking process in the spirit of holiday warmth and hospitality. Learn about our estate vineyards and historic winery building, then sample some of our award-winning wines with a light cheese pairing surrounded by the relaxing glow of candlelight. This 45-minute program is offered Fridays and Saturdays at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Register at the Winery entrance in Antler Hill Village.

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

*Prices are in addition to estate admission, subject to change, and do not include applicable tax.

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