Day 3 - BILTMORE ESTATE
Your day begins with breakfast in the Inn Dining Room. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Biltmore Mansion with your audio as you cross into a world of beauty that has remained virtually unchanged for more than a century. You will view priceless works of art and original furnishings as you walk through America’s largest home at your own pace. Adjacent to the mansion in the courtyard area, a bakery and ice cream parlor offer soup and sandwiches for you to purchase for lunch on our own. Then a visit and tour Antler Hill Village, The Barn and Winery. In 1971, George Vanderbilt’s grandson, William Cecil, experimented with wine making. From a harvest of French-American hybrid grapes planted within sight of Biltmore House, the inaugural vintage was bottled in the estate conservatory. The Barn in Antler Hill Village is alive again with blacksmiths, woodworkers and other craft demonstrations. The Barn Door features a unique selection of American arts and crafts items. Dinner tonight will be the Christmas Buffet at Deerpark on the estate property. After dinner enjoy a “Candlelight Christmas Evening” at Biltmore Mansion, with live music, candlelight, fire light and elegant décor within the mansion. Meals:B,D
INN ON BILTMORE ESTATE
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Morning departures take us southwest to Winston-Salem. NC. Enjoy a lovely lunch on the way.
Dinner and overnight at our hotel. Meals:L,D
Day 2 - WINSTON-SALEM/ASHEVILLE
After breakfast depart for Asheville, NC and meet our local guide who will begin a historic tour of the city, founded in 1797. This southern town boasts a mix of architecture dating from the late 1800’s to the present. The work of Douglas Ellington is found in the art deco buildings, the great design of Richard Morris Hunt’s Biltmore Estate and in George Vanderbilt’s former private village and much more. Then you’re off to the Biltmore Estate which was first opened for George Vanderbilt and his mother on Christmas eve, 1895. Check into the Inn on Biltmore Estate with some free time before dinner at the Stone Ridge Tavern, a local family owned restaurant that is an Asheville favorite. Meals:B,D
INN ON BILTMORE ESTATE
A SPECIAL BILTMORE CHRISTMAS
Asheville, North Carolina
December 11-15, 2018
5 days / 4 nights
Day 5 - RALEIGH/HOME
Enjoy a good breakfast before departure for home, arriving in home in the late afternoon. Meals:B
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington *accommodations for 4 nights based on double occupancy * admissions to all exciting activities as per itinerary * meals include breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 4 dinners * taxes and gratuities for hotels, included meals, guides, luggage handling * services of a local guide in Asheville * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours *
Conditions: A deposit of $100 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due by November 3, 2018. Cancellations: After final payment date there are no refunds.
Responsibility: B & B Travel Inc. d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only as agent for suppliers in arranging transportation, accommodations and all services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, injury or expense caused by delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or for any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.
Day 4 - ASHEVILLE/GINGERBREAD/RALEIGH
Breakfast at the Inn before more exciting and inviting activities this morning as we visit the beautiful Grove Park Hotel and their very special 26th annual Christmas Gingerbread House Competition, begun in 1992 and now one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The gingerbread display throughout the mezzanine level of the hotel is a magical experience for young and old - one of wonder, awe and delight! Several shops to browse and shop in before lunch at the Grove Park Hotel before we depart for Raleigh, NC and overnight. Enjoy the Manager’s Evening Reception before we depart for the Bistro and Bar Restaurant for dinner. Meals:B,L,D