Discover the charm of Asheville, NC and the grandeur of the Biltmore Estate Mansion in our Asheville tour! In your bus trip to Asheville, you will experience the lavish Biltmore Estate, America’s largest privately owned home. This vacation package also includes the Biltmore’s new Antler Village, a destination for shopping, dining, historical exhibits, and more. Enjoy a scenic Blue Ridge Parkway tour, and a visit to the Folk Art Center, as well as a guided tour of Asheville, famous for its Art Deco architecture. Your Asheville bus tour also includes the magnificent St. Lawrence Basilica, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
October 6, 2019 – October 11, 2019
- Transportation from The Villages, FL on a top-quality motorcoach with at least 54 seats that is restroom and video equipped.
- 5 nights lodging including 3 consecutive nights in the Asheville area
- 8 Meals including: 5 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners
- GUIDED TOUR OF ASHEVILLE, NC
- Full day visit to the BILTMORE ESTATE
- GUIDED Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway
- Visit to the famous FOLK ART CENTER
- Visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
|Day 1:||Depart your group’s location in a spacious, video and restroom equipped motorcoach as you head for your destination: beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains! Tonight, check into an en route hotel for a good night's rest.|
|Day 2:||Today after enjoying a Continental Breakfast, you will continue towards your destination. Tonight, you'll enjoy Dinner before checking into your Asheville area hotel.|
|Day 3:||Begin the day by enjoying a Continental Breakfast, before departing for a visit to the spectacular BILTMORE ESTATE, America’s largest privately owned home. Your visit will include experiencing the Biltmore House and Gardens. You will also visit the new Antler Village and Winery. This is Biltmore’s new village that connects the estate’s present and past, providing a relaxing place for dining, shopping, historical exhibits, and new ways to experience Biltmore’s hospitality. This is a “must see” destination in America. Later, you’ll enjoy Dinner with entertainment before returning to your hotel for the night.|
|Day 4:||Enjoy a Continental Breakfast before departing for a GUIDED TOUR OF ASHEVILLE. Downtown Asheville features more Art Deco architecture than any other southern city outside of Miami Beach. You will also see the magnificent ST. LAWRENCE BASILICA. This afternoon, you will go with your guide for a drive on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, America’s most visited National Park unit and known as “America’s favorite drive”. You will visit the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and see “The Blue Ridge Parkway – America’s Favorite Journey”, a 24-minute film shown in High Definition surround sound and using breathtaking aerial photography. Later, you will visit the famous FOLK ART CENTER. This evening, you will enjoy Dinner before returning to your hotel to relax and recall the highlights of the day.|
|Day 5:||Enjoy a Continental Breakfast before leaving for the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum in Atlanta, GA. This evening, relax at your en route hotel.|
|Day 6:||Today after enjoying a Continental Breakfast, you depart for home... A perfect time to chat with your friends about all the fun things you’ve done, the spectacular sights you’ve seen and where your next group trip will take you!|
* Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Add $209 for single occupancy. $75 deposit due at signing, balance due by 7/30/19.
The Biltmore Estate & The Blue Ridge Mountains Tour is available for Group Tours and Fundraising events. Additional Dates are available for 2019 and 2020 for groups of 30 or more.
Biltmore Estate: Discover the wonders of Biltmore in Asheville. Begin with the breathtaking beauty of 250-room Biltmore House — America’s largest home.
Folk Art Center: The Folk Art Center is a museum of Appalachian arts and crafts located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, North Carolina. It features many one-of-a-kind handmade crafts.
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum houses U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s papers and other material relating to the Carter administration and the Carter family’s life.