Smoky Mountain Train Ride & Biltmore Flowers

Smoky Mountain Train Ride & Biltmore Flowers

Make fond memories of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, great southern hospitality, food and history, a delightful railway adventure, and the unforgettable experience of visiting one of the grandest homes and gardens in America!

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Make fond memories of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, great southern hospitality, food and history, a delightful railway adventure, and the unforgettable experience of visiting one of the grandest homes and gardens in America!

Included:   

* Fully escorted Gunther Motor Coach transportation

* 3 nights at Brookstone Lodge

* 3 buffet breakfasts

* 2 lunches (including 1 lunch train)

* 3 dinners (including 1 dinner show)

* 1 show at the Asheville Event Center,

         -Blue Ridge Mountain Opry Show

* Attractions and admissions per itinerary, including:

         -Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Train Ride

         -Nantahala Outdoor Center

         -Biltmore Estate

         -Biltmore Estate Audio Guide

         -Biltmore Estate Wine Tasting

         -Biltmore Estate Festival of Flowers

* Baggage handling (1) per person

* Driver and Escort Guide Gratuities

 

 

Day 1

Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach through the scenic southern countryside of the Blue Ridge Mountains to Asheville, North Carolina. Before checking into the Brookstone Lodge, our hotel for the next three nights, we are treated to a delicious dinner at a Cracker Barrel restaurant. Our accommodations are set amidst the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Day 2

After a buffet breakfast, we depart for the historic mountain town of Bryson City, North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Upon our arrival, we will embark on a 4-½ hour, 44-mile round trip train ride along the Tuckasegee River, over the impressive Fontana Lake Trestle and into the Nantahala River Gorge. Listen to Bluegrass music and hear Appalachian stories while traveling along the Tennessee and Nantahala Rivers. The excursion features a one-hour stop at the Nantahala Outdoor Center where you will find three restaurants and a pub, a fully stocked Outfitter's Store, the Wesser General Store and Fly Shop, and the Nantahala Welcome Center. Enjoy relaxing by the river or sightsee on your own before re-boarding the train. A hot lunch will be included during your excursion. Before returning to our hotel, we are treated to a delicious dinner and entertainment at the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry Show at the Asheville Event Center.

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Day 3

After a buffet breakfast, we depart for the legendary Biltmore Estate for a day of sightseeing. The Biltmore Estate is the largest privately-owned home in America. To provide you with the best possible tour experience we have included the official audio guide to capture the feeling of being guided through Biltmore's grand rooms. Highlights of the Biltmore Estate tour include access to the George Vanderbilt's French chateau style mansion, its formal gardens, and the estate's winery where you will be treated to a wine tasting. Our visit coincides with the annual Biltmore Festival of Flowers so enjoy the beautiful forsythia, spirea, red bud dogwoods and over 99,000 tulips blooming on the estate grounds which cover almost 75 acres surrounding the 250 room Biltmore House. A lunch voucher is provided for an eatery that is located on the grounds of the Biltmore House and Gardens. Before returning to our hotel, we are treated to a delicious dinner at the Moose Café, a Southern Style family restaurant that uses fresh local ingredients to serve country favorites.

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Day 4

After a buffet breakfast, we depart for home taking with us fond memories of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, great southern hospitality, food and history, a delightful railway adventure, and the unforgettable experience of visiting one of the grandest homes and gardens in America!

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D =Dinner

May 13-16, 2019 (Monday-Thursday)

 

Price:

 

$729.00 Double/PP

 

$669.00 Triple/PP

 

$639.00 Quad/PP

  

$919.00 Single

 

Deposit:  $125.00/PP

 

Balance Due:  March 30, 2019

 

 

                  Depart        Return

Gunther        6:00 AM     7:45 PM

Carney         6:45 AM     7:00 PM

Woodbine     7:45 AM     6:00 PM

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Carney Park & Ride Carney Park & Ride - 2980 Jomat Ave. Parkville, MD
Exit 31A (Harford Rd north) off Route 695
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Gunther Charters Gunther's - 7443 Shipley Ave. Harmans, MD (GPS)
Lot C off of Shipley Ave.
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Woodbine Park & Ride Woodbine Park & Ride 704 Lisbon Center Dr.
Woodbine, MD - I-70 West to Exit 73
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