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Manteo: Phantom Pirates & Poltergeists Haunted Walking Tour

1. Manteo: Phantom Pirates & Poltergeists Haunted Walking Tour

The Atlantic Ocean is as deadly as it is beautiful. Join US Ghost Adventures for a thrilling, seaside ghost tour of Roanoke Island, where 120 English settlers mysteriously vanished in 1590. You'll meet your guide near Town Common Park, where you'll unravel the history of the lost colony and the aftermath of their disappearance. From there, you'll weave through seven spooky, haunted sites, including the spine-chilling Roanoke Island Inn and the Pioneer Theater. Scan the horizon for ghost ships or misty figures as you travel from stop to stop. You never know what might be lurking in the dark... By the time you circle back to the park, you’ll have plenty of sailors’ stories to tell as you’re roasting marshmallows back home. You may even have evidence of a ghost! Learn the history of the Outer Banks in a fun and unique way. Book a tour today!

Charlotte: 90-Minute Electric Cart City Sightseeing Tour

2. Charlotte: 90-Minute Electric Cart City Sightseeing Tour

Get ready for a whirlwind 90-minute tour of Charlotte's best sights. Meet your tour guide and get ready to learn and explore. Once you’re all checked in it's time to board your electric cart for the day and hit the city streets. Set out on a discovery of Uptown Charlotte’s 4 wards as you learn about the city’s history, as well as its visions for the future. Along the way, see some of Charlotte’s most popular museums, luscious parks, and a number of churches from a variety of denominations. Next, a treat for die-hard sports fans with a visit to each of the sports stadiums in Uptown Charlotte, as well as a stop to take photos outside the Carolina Panthers Stadium. Head into the historic 4th ward next, one of the most popular highlights of the tour. Admire the architecture of 19th-century homes and learn about the rich history of this vibrant district. Throughout the tour, your guide will also make recommendations, enhancing your stay in Queen City.

Sailing Charter: Wilmington Waterfront

3. Sailing Charter: Wilmington Waterfront

Sail in style on the historic Wilmington river walk. Enjoy a personalized Charter experience with up to six guests. Very few sailboats are up for public charters and this can be your chance to feel the thrill of sailing. With the largest sailing vessel in the area up for your enjoyment. Feel free to go above or below deck. With the spacious standing room downstairs of 6'10'' even the tallest of sailors will have enough room to stretch out and relax. Breathtaking views and exciting action awaits. To see more photos look me up on Instagram/Facebook: Ravens Nest Sailing Co

Manteo: Outer Banks Ghost Walking Tour

4. Manteo: Outer Banks Ghost Walking Tour

Take a haunted ghost walking tour for thrill-seekers and ghost watchers alike. Join your expert guide on a lantern-lead hike through Manteo. Hear spooky tales of past and present ghosts that are still lurking on dark streets. Explore the Outer Banks, known as the most haunted beach in America, and learn about its spooky past. Dive into the macabre history of this town and hear tales of the evil spirits that still make their presence known to this day. Don't forget your camera. You might snap a shot of these permanent residents in orb form.

Asheville: Ultimate Late Night Haunted Pub Crawl

5. Asheville: Ultimate Late Night Haunted Pub Crawl

For decades, Asheville has been a healing mountain getaway for the wealthy and a creative haven for offbeat artists… but this vibrant blue ridge city is harboring deep dark secrets, and the ghosts are happy to share them. Join Asheville Terrors for an adult only, late-night dive into the seedy underworld of Asheville, where spirits linger from the Great Depression, Prohibition, and beyond. You’ll meet your seasoned guide at Barley’s Taproom, where you’ll grab your first drink of the night. From there, you’ll wind through seven other historic, haunted hotspots, including three more bars. Sip a 1920s cocktail as you hear the tragic story of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald; find out why the Flatiron Building is forever haunted by tuberculosis victims; and end your night at the iconic landmark: Pack’s Tavern. By the time you say goodnight, you’ll have a pleasant buzz and plenty of spooky stories to share with friends and family. Are you brave enough to step into the shadows of Asheville? Book a tour today.

Asheville Terrors: Ghosts of the Blue Ridge

6. Asheville Terrors: Ghosts of the Blue Ridge

The city of Asheville is known for its friendly, free-spirited demeanor, but there are plenty of skeletons hiding in the closet. Delve into the twisted, shocking, and downright spine-chilling history of “The Land of the Sky” on this walking tour by US Ghost Adventures. Meet your guide at The Jackson Building, where a suicidal businessman from the Great Depression lingers on the street where his life ended. From there, you’ll visit seven other historic, haunted landmarks before circling back to the starting point. Feel a chill scurry up your spine as you mingle with the angry, restless spirits of Pack Square. Scan the streets for the spirit of Zelda Fitzgerald as you hear the grim details of her tragic death. Stand face-to-face with the poltergeist of St. Lawrence Basilica. Choose the extended tour to visit four additional haunted locations, including an old speakeasy with a gruesome history. Explore Asheville in a fun, spooky, and unique way.

Asheville: Hidden Gems Tour in The Blue Ridge Mountains

7. Asheville: Hidden Gems Tour in The Blue Ridge Mountains

Discover the unparalleled beauty of hidden locations off the Blue Ridge Parkway as you embark on a private tour from Asheville. Unlock the secrets of Western North Carolina’s hidden treasures as you hike to scenic viewpoints and waterfalls. After meeting your guide at a charming overlook near Asheville, traverse a little-known, 4-mile hike that leads to private, sweeping vistas for which the Blue Ridge Mountains are known. As you soak in the beauty, listen to intriguing facts about the North Carolina high country from your guide. Next, regroup at your car and go on a scenic 20-minute drive to an idyllic set of waterfalls that you won’t find on any trail map apps. Take your time admiring each cascade as you meander down the trail, each waterfall growing more impressive than the last. As you reach the last stop, set up camp for approximately 30 minutes for refueling, relaxing, and swimming. Munch on snacks as you look back on a day of exploring the hidden gems of the North Carolina mountains.

Raleigh: Ghosts and Ghouls Hauntings Walking Tour

8. Raleigh: Ghosts and Ghouls Hauntings Walking Tour

Prepare to be spooked as your guide leads you through eight of Raleigh's most chilling sites, including the Heck-Andrews House. Meet your guide at the North Carolina State Capitol Building and get to know your group for the evening. Start with curious tales of ghostly politicians who still smuggle booze through tunnels deep underground before heading off into the night. Make your way along the quiet streets to stand in the chilling shadow of the Heck-Andrews House. Try to listen to your guide as you fight the feeling that there might be a figure watching you through the windows. Is it your imagination? Or the rumored witch. Continue to more haunted sites including the White-Holman House, where it is said that to this day you can still hear the ominous walking of the peg-legged spirit. Arrive at the Executive Mansion and investigate the mystery of the Christmas tree.

Charlotte: Historic Uptown 90-Minute Segway Tour

9. Charlotte: Historic Uptown 90-Minute Segway Tour

Charlotte has interesting sights and attractions befitting its status as one of the 20 largest U.S. cities, but you might not know it. Our 1.5-hour tour will get you started. We give you 15-20 minutes of practice and orientation before heading out on our adventure. The southern part of the city hosts new museums and cultural spaces, so it’s a good place to open your eyes to current development. But Charlotte was already well established during the Revolutionary War, when residents drove out British General Cornwallis. The best place to learn about its history is in the center of town, where we will ride through the Fourth Ward neighborhood. It has Charlotte's oldest homes and cemetery. Of course you also get to see our high-rises and skyscrapers up close, as well as numerous outdoor fountains and public works of art.

Asheville: Terrors, Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

10. Asheville: Terrors, Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Explore the dark side of Asheville on a haunted pub crawl. Delve into 225 years of riveting American history with a guide at 6 allegedly haunted locations including the Flatiron building, Grove Arcade, and Pritchard Park. Enjoy drinks at local pubs (at your own expense). Meet your guide at Wedge Brewery Downtown. From there, wind through 7 other bone-chilling, haunted locations, including three additional pubs. Share a drink with the ghost of Zelda Fitzgerald, who was tragically killed in a fire in Asheville in 1948. Experience the unnerving energy of Pritchard Park. Uncover the secrets of the Pack’s Tavern tunnel, where prohibition drove a couple into a murderous rage. If you are brave enough to step into the shadows, the spirits await you. After roaming the haunted streets of Asheville, end the tour with a bite at a downtown restaurant.

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based on 211 reviews

Our guide was very enjoyable and fun to be with. She seemed very knowledgeable about the uptown area. It was a little chilly because of the time of the year, but overall, it was a really good tour. Thank you for making this tour available.

Very knowledgeable and informative. Our friends who sat in the back of the cart had difficulty hearing though and did not have the same great experience as they were on the seat facing the street.

It was excellent - the guide Alley was wonderful !!!! So much knowledge and so pleasant !!!! Thanks

Cole was a fabulous pilot/tour guide. The flight was absolutely beautiful. Would recommend highly

Tour guide was adorably sweet. We went in Feb. Beware of the cold!!! It was freezing but so fun!