- 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
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.
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.
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.