Biltmore House at Christmas
Featuring a candlelight Christmas tour
Limited space available
- Candlelight Christmas evening tour of Biltmore House
- Daytime visit to Biltmore Estate, including
- Winery tour & Antler Hill Village
- Guided tour of Asheville including Folk Art Center
- Motorcoach Transportation
- Taxes & Meal Gratuities
- Blue Ridge Mountain Opry
- Biltmore Village
- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, includes dinner at Grove Park Inn & Deerpark Restaurant on the Biltmore Estate
Day 1 - A morning departure has you heading to Asheville, NC for Christmas at Biltmore House. Upon arrival you will check into the Holiday Inn Biltmore East hotel and freshen up before enjoying dinner at the Grove Park Inn.
Day 2 - Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then depart for the Asheville Visitors Center to meet your guide for a historical tour of Asheville which will include a visit to the Folk Art Center. After the tour, stop at the Grove Arcade, which features the region's fabulous foods, delicious dining, and local crafts. Afterwards, visit Biltmore Village, which was built in the 1890's as a classic planned community at the entrance to George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate. Visit its retailers and fine restaurants. This evening's dinner will be at the Deerpark Restaurant on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate and will consist of a bountiful buffet of Southern-style entrees and Appalachian specialties. The highlight of your visit to Asheville will be the Candlelight Christmas Evening Tour of Biltmore House, which is completely illuminated with candles and soft lights as it did when George Vanderbilt officially opened the home on Christmas Eve 1895.
Day 3 - After breakfast, board your motor coach and depart for the Biltmore Estate former home of George W. Vanderbilt. Arrive at the Biltmore House to begin the self-guided tour of this 255-room French Renaissance-style chateau. The finished home contains over four acres of floor space, including 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces. There will be plenty of time to tour the grounds and visit the gift shops and conservatory. Your daytime pass alsoallows you access to the Winery and Antler Hill Village, This evening you will enjoy a Southern-style barbecue, followed by an evening of enter tainment featuring the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry.
Day 4 - After breakfast, check out and depart for home with fond memories of your trip to Asheville and Christmas at Biltmore House.
Dates: Nov 18-21
Balance due: 9/12/19
Single sup: +$200
Trip Director: Kim Grizzel
Pickups available from:
- Grosvenor Metro, Rockville, MD
- Club Office, Vienna, VA
- McLean Metro on request