Artsy Asheville - 3 Days

Get Creative in Asheville!

Program Highlights & Inclusions

  • Professional ETA Tour Manager throughout your trip
  • Transportation throughout your trip
  • Visit Grove Park & Grove Wood Gallery
  • Admission to the Asheville Art Museum
  • Free time in the River Arts District
  • Asheville Comedy Tour
  • Guided tour of Carl Sandburg’s Home
  • Visit to the Triple Falls & Hooker Falls
  • Free time in downtown Hendersonville, NC
  • Performance at Flat Rock Playhouse Theatre
  • Visit to the Biltmore Estate


Daily Itinerary

Day 1

You’ll depart in the morning for your flight to Asheville (provided by group). You will meet your local tour manager at baggage claim and begin your day. You will load your bags on the bus and head into downtown Asheville. Today, you will start by going to Grove Park and Grove Wood Gallery You will then break for lunch (not included). In the afternoon, you will go to the Asheville Art Museum. The Asheville Art Museum presents exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. You will then have free time to explore the River Arts District. This unique neighborhood along the French Broad River is home to more than 165 artists with working studios located in 18 turn-of-the-century industrial buildings. You will find an amazing range of art— from cutting edge sculpture and paintings to traditional raku fired pottery, and everything in-between. After that, you will check in to the hotel and freshen up before dinner. In the evening, you will go to dinner. Following dinner, you will enjoy a Comedy Tour where you will experience the funny side of Asheville.

Day 2

You will have breakfast at the hotel and begin your day by going to Carl Sandburg’s home out in Flatrock. You will get to experience how the Sandburg family lived as a National Park Service Ranger or volunteer guides you through the house. You will also get to view the barn where Mrs. Sandburg owned and operated the Chikaming Goat Dairy. From there, you will go to lunch at the Rainbow Cottages (not included). Following lunch, you will go to Triple Falls and Hooker Falls. These waterfalls were featured in a scene in the movies, The Last of the Mohicans and The Hunger Games. After that, you will head into downtown Hendersonville where you will have some free time on Main Street. You will then go to dinner. Following dinner, you will enjoy a lively performance at Flat Rock Playhouse, the official North Carolina State Theatre. You will get to experience “Broadway in the Mountains”. Then, you will return back to the hotel for the evening.

Day 3

You will have breakfast and check out of the hotel. You will load your bags on the bus and begin your final day of touring in Asheville. This morning you will start by going to the Biltmore, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room home and country retreat, filled with priceless art. Then discover the estate’s other pleasures including a stroll in the vibrant gardens, a step back in time at River Bend Farm, sample award-winning vintages at Biltmore’s winery and shop around in Antler Hill Village. You will have lunch on your own while at the Biltmore. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the grounds at the Biltmore. You will then board the bus and head to the airport for your return flight home.





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