Asheville Arts & Crafts Tour
Sunday, Sept 3 - Sunday, Sept 10
There's something special about Asheville, and the world is just beginning to discover it. This thriving mountain city features a funky and eclectic downtown, 30-plus art galleries downtown alone, a burgeoning culinary scene, a thriving live music scene and, of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains. First Stop – Indianapolis Because we can’t get there in one day… we have a few stops planned along the way. We’ll be stopping in the Indianapolis area overnight and take in a few local Arts & Crafts sites both on our way in and out.
Welcome to Asheville! Upon arrival to our 4-night stay in the city, you will be hosted at a welcome reception. Then you can relax and settle in before we begin our 3-day exploration of the area.
Asheville Trolley Tour After a morning trolley tour of the downtown Asheville area, you’ll have the chance to explore on your own and choose to check out the places that are most appealing to you.
Chimney Rock & Lake Lure Chimney Rock will rock your world! This 535-million-year-old towering monolith has been an iconic focal point in the Western North Carolina mountains for well over a century. You’ll walk across the “Flowering Bridge” and enjoy an afternoon boat ride on Lake Lure, well known for its role in the movie “Dirty Dancing”.
Biltmore Estates & Village We will spend a day touring the magnificent formal gardens and artful landscape, as well as the Biltmore House, an impressive 250-room chateau that is truly a wonder of architecture and artistry. Our tour includes meandering in Antler Hill Village which was the social center for families who lived and worked on the estate. Casual entertainment, dining, shopping, exhibits and complimentary wine tasting from the Estate Vineyard.
Our Return Journey – Smokey Mountains & Churchill Downs Our path homeward will wind its way through the Smokey Mountains and eventually lead us up to Kentucky where we will take an overnight respite. The following day as we set out, we will stop for a tour of Churchill Downs, the world famous home of the Kentucky Derby.St. Charles & Hannibal
Our last evening of the journey will be spent in quaint St. Charles, Missouri where we will have one last gathering as a group for dinner in the historic downtown district. The next day on our final leg, we will stop to take in a few sites in Hannibal, Missouri before returning home.
Asheville is that type of unique, special place that lingers sweetly in your mind and memories for years to come.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW with a $600 Deposit 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS – Includes motorcoach transportation, overnight lodging, 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners, reception and all tours.
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