Springtime in North Carolina

 

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The Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate, Asheville

 

 

For more information: Call us at 617-566-1907.

Depending on availability, this tour can be reserved for any dates.

 

Spring is a spectacular time to visit North Carolina.  The state is bursting into bloom, with azaleas in vibrant hues everywhere and delicate dogwood blossoms in pink and white in the woodlands.

Come enjoy the beautiful state of North Carolina.

 

Day 1

Fly into Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Your first hotel will be the delightful Relais and Chateau Fearrington House Inn in Pittsboro, near Chapel Hill.

You have a relaxing Tea at the Fearrington House Inn.

 

Relais and Chateaux Fearrington House Inn, Pittsboro

Relais and Chateaux Fearrington House Inn, Pittsboro

 

In the evening, you will enjoy a lovely Welcome Dinner with wine.  Executive Chef Colin Bradford offers exceptional cuisine.  Earlier this year, he was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Chef Award.

Relais and Chateaux Fearrington House Inn, Pittsboro, 2 nights

 

Pool, Fearrington Inn

Pool, Fearrington Inn

 

Day 2

Today, you visit  the famous Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 55 acres of gardens, bridges, grottos, waterfalls, and ponds at Duke University in Durham.

 

Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham

Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham


North Carolina Museum of Art

In the afternoon, you visit the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.  Its collection includes impressive European paintings from the Renaissance to the 19th century.  The museum’s collections also include American, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art.

 

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

 

The Museum’s recent acquisitions include a gift from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation of 30 works by Auguste Rodin.  The museum is now the leading repository of Rodin’s work in the southeastern United States.

The 164-acre Museum Park is home to more than a dozen monumental works of art, with artists actively involved in the integration of art into the natural environment.

A delightful Tea awaits you at the Fearrington House Inn.

 

Day 3

Old Salem

Old Salem


In the morning, you go to Old Salem near Winston-Salem. Here you celebrate spring with a tour of Old Salem’s ‘s 18th-century homes and gardens.  You also have the opportunity to visit the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.

Old Salem was founded in 1766 by the Moravians, a Protestant sect that had emigrated from the Czech Republic.  The Moravians were missionaries who established towns in Pennsylvania (Bethlehem and Nazareth), before purchasing “Wachovia” in the North Carolina back-country.

Construction of Old Salem began in 1766.  In the past, Old Salem has served as the central administrative, spiritual, craft, and professional town of this region of North Carolina.

O. Henry Hotel, Greensboro, 1 night

North Carolina was the birthplace of O. Henry (real name: William Sydney Porter), the renowned American short story writer.

Breakfast, O Henry Hotel, Greensboro

Breakfast, O Henry Hotel, Greensboro

 

Day 4

You have a  morning drive to Asheville to see the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains and Biltmore Estate.

Blue Ridge Mountains

Blue Ridge Mountains

 

You stay in Asheville for two nights at the famous Inn on Biltmore Estate on the 8000 acre Biltmore Estate.  Experience the beautiful views over the Blue Ridge Mountains enjoyed by the Vanderbilts many years ago.

During your visit, discover many activities at the Inn on Biltmore Estate: the fine cuisine, the spa, biking, fly-fishing, hiking, horseback riding, river float trips, segway tours, and clay shooting.

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Chef David Ryba showcases the finest of ingredients found in the Upland South at the Inn on Biltmore Estate’s restaurants.

Chef in the Kitchen Garden

Chef in the Kitchen Garden

Inn on Biltmore Estate, 2 nights

Day 5

Today you have a full day at the Biltmore Estate with a tour of the Biltmore House, Gardens and Conservatory, enjoy the Biltmore Farm Museum, and visit the Antler Hill Winery.

The spring gardens, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, are delightful.   Your visit during the time of Biltmore Blooms showcases  daffodils, tulips, and azaleas.  Biltmore House joins the celebration with displays of orchids and lovely flower arrangements.

There will be a festive Farewell Dinner at the Inn of the Biltmore with wine included.

Vanderbilt Library, Biltmore House

Vanderbilt Library, Biltmore House

 

Day 6

Today, the tour ends. 

You fly out of nearby Charlotte International Airport or continue to other beautiful parts of the country.

 

Sample round-trip Airfare as of January 28, 2015: Boston/Raleigh-Durham/Charlotte/Boston is $210.00.

The price of the six day/five night tour is $3,799.00 per person, based on four passengers; a single supplement is $999.00.

This six day/five night tour includes the following:

3 four star boutique hotels including the Relais and Chateaux Fearrington House Inn and the Inn on Biltmore Estate

5 Breakfasts

2 Teas at the Relais and Chateaux Fearrington House Inn

Welcome Dinner with wine at the Relais and Chateaux Fearrington House Inn

Farewell Dinner with wine at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

Entrance Fees at: Old Salem; the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts; Biltmore House, Gardens and Conservatory; Biltmore Farm Museum; Antler Hill Winery

Private Transportation from Durham to Greensboro to Asheville

Airport transfers are available upon request for an additional fee.

 

 

 

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