One of America’s most architecturally stunning private estates, Biltmore Estate attracts huge numbers of visitors throughout the year. The Châteauesque-style mansion features beautifully landscaped gardens that are best explored at your leisure, while inside the property’s rich heritage is evident in the preservation of several original features.
The Châteauesque-style Biltmore mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt in the late 19th century (Photo: Jennifer Boyer via Flickr)
Tickets to Biltmore Estate can be purchased many months before your visit, and generally speaking the earlier you book the better your chance of getting money-saving ticket deals. To help you, we’ve created a list of three online vendors who offer cheap tickets to Biltmore and other attractions. We hope you find it useful.
Originally known as Reserve Direct, Tripster have maintained their impressive reputation for vacation packages and attraction tickets since their name change several years ago. They offer side-by-side price comparisons, their own customer reviews as well as TripAdvisor reviews, and a secure and seamless web experience. Furthermore, in-destination market managers maintain direct relationships with both large theme parks and small local activities, helping them source the best deals available. They also offer various adds-ons, such as hotel stays near to the estate and tickets that entitles visits to two parks over three days. When we searched for tickets for the Biltmore Estate, we found tickets starting at $65, which the website claims to offer a saving of $20 compared with paying at the venue. For convenience, printed e-tickets are required for entry, so you don’t need to worry about losing paper copies.
Viator (TICKETS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)
Established nearly twenty years ago, Viator have gained a global reputation for their hugely impressive selection of tours and attractions available to purchase on their website. The sheer range of offerings is almost unparalleled across the travel industry, with every type of attraction available, often with the chance to save some serious money. When we searched for Biltmore Estate, we discovered one tour available for $110, which included a self-guided audio tour along with an all-inclusive lunch voucher redeemable at any one of five estate restaurants. If you prefer to book on the phone, there’s also a number for you to call. (We will let you know when this tour is available again.)
if you’re unable to shop around for tickets, or perhaps decide on a spontaneous visit to Biltmore, then another option is to simply buy tickets through the official website. While this is generally a more expensive option, you can usually benefit from special offers such as discounted audio guides or reduced prices for a second day’s visit. There are also discounts if you book 7 days in advance. The website’s ticketing page is simple to navigate, and during the booking process you can customise your visit by adding things such as dining options, audio guides or overnight stays.