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Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains

Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains

Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach through the scenic southern countryside of the Blue Ridge Mountains to Asheville, North Carolina.

July 19-23 (Monday-Friday)

 

Blue Ridge & The Smoky Mountains

Train Ride, Biltmore Estate & 2 Shows!

North Carolina

 

Included:

Fully escorted Gunther Motor Coach transportation

4 nights hotel accommodations, including:

         3 nights at Hampton Inn & Suites

4 breakfasts

2 lunches (including 1 lunch train)

3 dinners

2 shows including:

         Flat Rock Playhouse

         Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater

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

Baggage handling (1) per person

Driver and Tour Manager 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 Hampton Inn & Suites, our hotel for the next three nights, we are treated to a delicious dinner at a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. A $20.00 gift card is provided for you. Our accommodations are set amidst the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains! (D)

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Day 2


After 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. Later, we return to our hotel where you will have time to sit, relax and freshen up before going out for a delicious dinner at the Stone Ridge Tavern, a family friendly restaurant that uses the freshest vegetables and local ingredients selected seasonally from local farmers and the Western NC farmer's market to prepare mouthwatering, original recipes and create desserts made from scratch. (B, L, D)

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Day 3

After 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. Next, we depart for Hendersonville, North Carolina for dinner and the evening's entertainment. We begin with a delicious dinner at the Flat Rock Wood Room. A favorite with locals and visitors alike, the restaurant has a tasty reputation for serving up delicious award-winning barbecue meats and gourmet wood fired brick oven pizzas since 1950! After dinner we conclude the day by attending the Flat Rock Playhouse and enjoy seeing a Broadway caliber musical. The Playhouse continues to thrill audiences with professional Broadway musicals, comedies and dramas. An evening at the Playhouse is a wonderful escape from life's hectic pace with quality entertainment rarely found so far from Broadway. Following the show, we return to Asheville, North Carolina and our hotel for a good night's rest. (B, D)

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Day 4

After breakfast settle back, relax and enjoy the leisurely drive north to the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater, a state-of-the-art German-themed dinner theater nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Wytheville, Virginia. Upon our arrival, you will be served a four-course meal prepared by the in-house chef. The Theater showcases both classic and contemporary American musicals featuring captivating songs and huge production numbers with unforgettable dancing. So sit back, relax and be entertained by a Broadway caliber musical. Don't forget to visit the Edelweiss Gift Shoppe, which is filled with German collectibles and theater memorabilia. Following the show, we depart for our accommodations for the night at the Best Western Inn in Staunton, Virginia. Tonight, dinner is on your own at one of Staunton's well-known restaurants. (B, L)

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Day 5

After breakfast, we depart for home taking with us fond memories of a terrific get-away tour shared with friends old and new; the awe-inspiring splendor of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains; genteel southern hospitality; tasty food; a delightful scenic railway adventure; the unforgettable experience of visiting one of the grandest homes and gardens in America; and two amazing theatrical productions! (B)

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D =Dinner

July 19-23, 2021 (Monday-Friday)

 

Blue Ridge & The Smoky Mountains

Train Ride, Biltmore Estate & 2 Shows!

North Carolina

 

Price:

 

$979.00 Double/PP 

      

$899.00 Triple/PP

 

$859.00 Quad/PP  

       

$1,229.00 Single

 

Deposit:  $125.00/PP

Balance Due:  June 5, 2021

 

                             Depart                 Return

Carney                  6:00 AM               4:45 PM

Gunther                6:45 AM               4:00 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.

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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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