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Christmas at the Biltmore Estate

Christmas at the Biltmore Estate

Welcome aboard with Gunther Tours travelling to the legendary Biltmore Estate for a tour of sightseeing. The Biltmore Estate is the largest privately owned home in America.

Christmas at the Biltmore Estate &

Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas Show

Asheville, North Carolina

 

Included:

  Fully escorted Gunther Motor Coach transportation

  3 nights at Hampton Inn & Suites 

  3 breakfasts

  1 lunch 

  3 dinners

  1 show, including:

         Flat Rock Playhouse

  Guided Tours of North Carolina, including:

         Asheville

         Hendersonville

  Attractions and admissions per itinerary, including:

         St. Lawrence Basilica

         Smith-McDowell House Museum

         Folk Art Center

         Allandstand Craft Shop

         Christmas at the Biltmore Estate

         Biltmore Estate Audio Guide

         Episcopal Church Western North Carolina

         Apple Valley Model Railroad Museum

Baggage handling (1) per person

Driver, Tour Manager & Step-on Guides Gratuities

Day 1

Welcome Aboard! Join us for a fun-filled get-away full of spectacular scenery, holiday cheer and yuletide spirit in the mountains of 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 meet our step-on guide, and depart for a tour of Asheville. You will be amazed by the Art Deco architecture and hidden treasures that wait to be discovered in Asheville's downtown, for example the engineering wonder of the tile dome ceiling at the St. Lawrence Basilica. Next, we visit the Smith-McDowell House Museum. Explore Asheville's first mansion and oldest surviving structure, now restored as a history museum. In addition to seeing restored period rooms spanning 1840 through 1900, the Museum also features special history exhibits in the Gallery Rooms. After lunch on your own we visit the Folk Art Center. Tucked peacefully among the pines on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Folk Art Center showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians. In addition to an Eastern National bookstore, the center houses three galleries, a library and the Allanstand Craft Shop, the oldest continuously operating craft shop in the United States representing the work of over 200 members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Enjoy live craft demonstrations daily in the Folk Art Center lobby. Later we will return to our hotel where you will have some time to relax and freshen up before going out for tonight's dinner at Tupelo Honey Café. Following dinner, we depart for the Biltmore Estate to take part in a magical holiday celebration, Christmas at the Biltmore Estate by glow of candlelight. 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. Experience the spectacular recreation of a 19th-century Christmas at George Vanderbilt's 250-room French chateau. The mansion will be decorated with more than 35 magnificent trees to view and the sound of singing choirs and chamber music will fill the air! (B, D)

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Day 3

After breakfast we depart for Hendersonville, North Carolina, named for 19th-century North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Leonard Henderson. Located in the southern mountains of western North Carolina, Hendersonville has a rich variety of attractions, outdoor recreation, family activities, a vibrant art scene, unique shopping and a wide selection of dining options. This charming town is an escape from the life's hectic pace to southern hospitality and beautiful scenery. Upon our arrival we meet our step-on guide and depart for a morning of sightseeing in Henderson County. Our tour will feature local historical tidbits, oddities, appropriate reverence and pure fun, with stops at noteworthy historic locations. You will love the quiet solitude of the first Episcopal Church in Western North Carolina and the nostalgic Apple Valley Model Railroad Museum and its amazing model railroad exhibit. All Aboard! Next, we enjoy a delicious lunch 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! Following lunch, we take our reserved seats at the Flat Rock Playhouse for a dazzling holiday celebration show. A "Playhouse Christmas" will feature many seasonal classics along with several new holiday production numbers and medleys. Showcasing a cast of Flat Rock favorites, this song-and-dance extravaganza is sure to light up your Christmas Spirit! Before returning to our hotel we are treated to 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 4

After breakfast we depart for home taking with us many pleasant memories of a wonderful get-away to the mountains full of yuletide spirit, music, holiday cheer and a dazzling holiday celebration show! Happy Holidays! (B)

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D =Dinner

November 15 - 18,  2021  (Monday - Thursday)

 

Price:

 

$789.00 Double/PP

 

$729.00 Triple/PP

 

$699.00 Quad/PP

  

$989.00 Single

 

Deposit:  $125.00/PP

 

Balance Due:  October 2, 2021

 

 

                    Depart         Return

Carney          6:00 AM        7:45 PM

Gunther        6:45 AM        7:00 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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