Discover the elegance and grandeur at the Biltmore! This French Renaissance mansion is in the heart of Asheville with the Blue Ridge mountains as a backdrop. Two exciting tours of the Biltmore including a look at Behind the Scenes at the Biltmore! You’ll have a full day to enjoy and explore the Biltmore. Accommodations on the grounds of the Biltmore for 2 nights. Plus, more delightful sightseeing enroute and on your way home.
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - WILMINGTON/NEWARK/INDEPENDENCE/WINSTON-SALEM, NC
After departures, we’ll drive south to Richmond for lunch and then on to Winston-Salem, NC with arrival in the late afternoon. Dinner at a local restaurant this evening. Meals:L,D
Day 2 - WINSTON-SALEM/ASHEVILLE, NC
After breakfast a delightful day begins with a guided tour of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. This large country house offers a fine collection of furnishings and American paintings, prints and sculpture. The works of Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart and Andrew Wyeth are represented. Then enjoy nearby Reynolda Village with time for an independent lunch and shopping before we continue to Asheville, your home for two nights. Afternoon check-in at the Village Hotel near the winery, located on the grounds of the Biltmore Mansion and Estate. Meals:B,D
Day 3 - YOUR BILTMORE MANSION VISITS
The Biltmore is as magnificent today as it was a century ago. George W. Vanderbilt created the estate in the 1890’s as a grand retreat in the North Carolina mountains. He brought in Frederick Olmstead, the father of American landscape architecture, to design the gardens and trails. Your mid-morning tour of the Biltmore Mansion includes audio as you wander at your leisure through the mansion and marvel at the original furnishings, arts and artifacts collected by George Vanderbilt. Then take time to enjoy the mansion shops and to have an independent lunch. Your afternoon guided Behind the Scenes tour begins at 2:00 pm. Join your traveling friends for an independent dinner at one of the dining facilities in the Village. Meals:B
Day 4 - ASHEVILLE/ROANOKE, VA
A look at Asheville before departing for the town for Roanoke, VA, well known for its Roanoke Star and Taubman Museum, with its 77-foot glass peak in the atrium and the undulating roofline, which reflects the Blue Ridge Mountains. A short walk to admire this unusual museum exterior before our farewell dinner this evening at our well-known hotel! Meals:B,D
ROANOKE HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
Day 5 - ROANOKE/RICHMOND/HOME
Our drive this morning takes us to Richmond, for lunch at a well-known restaurant before we continue home. Meals:B,L
THE ELEGANT BILTMORE
March 22 - 26, 2022
5 days / 4 nights
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transportation by chartered motorcoach * accommodations for 4 nights in first class and deluxe hotels based in double occupancy * admissions to all sightseeing as per itinerary including two special tours of the Biltmore mansion * meals include 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners * luggage handling * taxes and gratuities for hotels, included meals, bellman and local guides * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours *
Not included: gratuity to motorcoach driver.
Conditions: A deposit of $200 is due with each reservation no later than January 2, 2022.
Final payment is due February 1, 2022. After final payment there are no refunds.
Responsibility: B & B Travel d/b/a/ 4 Seasons Tours acts only as agent for suppliers in arranging transportation accommodations and all other services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours is not liable for loss, damage, injury or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or for any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.