8 Amazing Tours in North Carolina for 2024


North Carolina is a state rich in historical and natural heritage. Make the most of your time in North Carolina and let a local expert guide you to the state’s most famous and hidden gems.

Scattered across the state, these tours offer you the chance to step back in time and experience the places where our state’s most significant historical events happened first-hand. Choose from half-day hiking adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains or scenic sailboat excursions; there’s something for everyone.

Charlotte’s Ultimate Southern Charm /Historical City Cart Tour

Charlotte, NC

Ride around Charlotte in the comfort of a limo cart to see the city’s most famous landmarks. Your small group will discover all four wards of Charlotte. The tour will contain historical information and exciting stories from your guide.

Possible Landmarks and Historical Sites

  • NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • The Bank of America Stadium
  • Fourth Ward
  • Old Settlers Cemetery
  • McNinch House Restaurant
  • and more…

Duration: 1hr 30min

2-Hour Outer Banks Wild Horse Tour by 4WD Truck

Corrola, NC

Experience the wild horses of Corolla on a 2-hour tour of the Outer Banks. Wild horses can be viewed from open-air 4WD vehicles along the beach and dunes. You’ll also learn about the history and ecology of the island, stop for photos of the horses and other points of interest, and gain private access to the Wild Horse Conservation Area.

Duration: 2 hrs

Island Hopper Cruise in Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach, NC

During this 2-hour adventure cruise, you can explore at least one of the uninhabited islands around Wrightsville Beach. You will begin your tour at Money Island, where legendary pirate Captain Kidd is reputed to have buried his treasure, and then cruise towards Masonboro Island, the longest undisturbed barrier island ecosystem in southern North Carolina, where you can slide down the largest dune in the area. Stroll from the marsh to the ocean shore in search of giant sea shells if time permits. Watch for dolphins and other marine life when you return to the docks.

Duration: 2 hours

Historical City Tour on Golf Cart

Charlotte, NC

Explore Charlotte aboard a 7-person golf cart on this small-group tour of the area. With a local guide at the wheel, visit famous landmarks like the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Discovery Place, the Mint Museum, the Imaginon and Levine Museum of the New South, and more. Visit all of Charlotte’s historical sites and some of the more modern, popular areas in the city.

Duration: 1 hr 30 min

Waterfalls and Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Tour with Expert Naturalist

Asheville, NC

This tour shows off the best waterfalls and views near Asheville in only a half day! An expert naturalist leads you along the trail, pointing out fascinating wildlife and plants. You will visit some of the largest waterfalls in North Carolina and a few “off the beaten path” waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest.
Take in stunning Appalachian scenery and even taste edible plants along the way. Wrap up your tour with endless views of mountain peaks and fertile valleys along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Duration: 5 hr 30 min

Asheville Night-Time Walking Ghost Tour

Asheville, NC

Take a spooky stroll through the streets of downtown Asheville on this ghost-walking tour. Led by an expert local guide, learn about the area’s hair-raising tales and dark history, like the woman who haunts the Omni Grove Park Inn, the body entombed in the Basilica of St. Lawrence wall, and much more. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.

Duration: 2 hours

Charlotte Indoor Skydiving Experience with 2 Flights & Personalized Certificate

Charlotte, NC

Skip the airplane jump with this indoor skydiving experience in Charlotte. Those who fear heights can still feel the thrill of skydiving in this wind tunnel-based activity; no terrifying plane jumps are necessary. You’ll have an instructor by your side throughout two jumps, and all equipment and instruction are included.

Duration: 1 hr 15min

Sunset Sail Tour

Wilmington, NC

During this small-group coastal sailing adventure, cruise through the waters of Wrightsville Beach aboard a 42-foot (13-meter) yacht. Enjoy scenic views of the surrounding waterways and barrier islands, and catch a glimpse of marine life. Soft drinks, juice, bottled water, and light refreshments are provided on the boat. Plus, choose from morning, afternoon, or sunset cruises to best suit your schedule.

Duration: 2 hours


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