3 nights accommodations, 3 dinners including a cookout in the Meadows, 3 breakfasts, Smoky Mountain Railroad, Blue Ridge Mountain dinner show, tour of the Biltmore…
When: November 29 – December 2
Length: 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Departs: Lanc 6:30 A.M., Hbg E 7:15 A.M., Hbg W 7:30 A.M., York 6:00 A.M.
Day 1: A Christmas- themed tour has us traveling to Asheville, NC, the home of our country’s most spectacular mansion, the Biltmore House. We arrive late afternoon, check in to our hotel and prepare for dinner in the area. (D)
Day 2: Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then depart for the Asheville Visitors Center to meet your guide for a historical tour of Asheville, which will include a visit to the Folk Art Center. After the tour, stop at the Grove Arcade, which features the region’s fabulous foods, delicious dining and local crafts. Afterward, visit Biltmore Village, which was built in the 1890s as a classic planned community at the entrance to George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate. Visit its retailers and fine restaurants. This evening’s dinner will be at the Deerpark Restaurant on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate and will consist of a bountiful buffet of Southern-style entrees and Appalachian specialties. The highlight of your visit to Asheville will be the Candlelight Christmas Evening Tour of Biltmore House, which is completely illuminated with candles and soft lights as it was when George Vanderbilt officially opened the home on Christmas Eve 1895. (B, D)
Day 3: After breakfast, board your motorcoach and depart for the Biltmore Estate, where your daytime pass allows you access to the Mansion, Winery, the Antler Hill Village and the grounds. Lunch is on your own in the area. This evening you will enjoy a Southern-style barbecue, followed by an evening of entertainment. (B, D)
Day 4: Following breakfast, our holiday adventure comes to an end as we travel home filled with the spirit of the season. (B)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 1,300
Caper Coupon: $13.00
Price includes: 3 nights accommodations, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, candlelight tour of the Biltmore House, daytime visit to Biltmore, Grove Arcade, Asheville guided tour, Biltmore Village and deluxe motorcoach transportation.