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Deluxe Smoky Mountain Holiday at the Biltmore

Tour Description
Itinerary

Welcome in the holiday season at the iconic Biltmore Estate in stunning Asheville, NC, where you’ll enjoy a candlelit guided tour of the estate in its holiday best, plus guided tours of Asheville & Lexington, winery tasting, stops at VMI and Natural Bridge, and festive holiday fun throughout

Included

  • Transportation via deluxe motorcoach with Seniortours escort on board to host “All-Day-Happy-Hour” complimentary cocktails, soft-drinks, snacks, video entertainment, fun, & games
  • 2 nights at the award-winning Hampton Inn Asheville, one of this cosmopolitan town’s top-5 hotels.
  • 8 meals, including full breakfast daily plus daily dinner.
  • Guided, candlelit touring through the Biltmore, whose iconic spires and Gothic nooks and crannies glitter with holiday sparkle.
  • Guided tours of Asheville and Lexington, including stops at VMI and Natural Bridge en route.
  • Antler Hill Village on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate.
  • Winery tasting right on the grounds of the Biltmore!
  • Holiday music and fun throughout.
  • Award-winning film Fields of Free
  • Lunch & casino excitement at Maryland’s Hollywood Casino.
  • All gratuities to hotel & restaurant personnel!
  • Free Any Reason Cancel Protection. With our 100% Any Reason Cancel Protection, you don't lose a penny of your motorcoach tour cost if you must cancel for any reason up to 45 days before departure!

Itinerary

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, S=Show

Day 1: We’re off across Interstate 66 and the gorgeous ride to Lexington VA, home to VMI and Washington & Lee University. We’ll enjoy a hearty buffet at local favorite Woodfire Grill. Tonight, comfortable lodging awaits at the Wingate Hotel. D

Day 2: After a full breakfast, we’ll make our way to Asheville. En route, we’ll make a stop at stunning Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark surveyed by George Washington and once owned by Thomas Jefferson. After checking in to the award-winning Hampton Inn Asheville, we’ll head to a delightful sit-down dinner at the Stone Ridge Tavern. Since 2004, this family owned eatery has been pleasing locals and travelers alike. After dinner, it’s just a short ride to the iconic Biltmore Estate, decorated “to-the-nines” in its best holiday finery, with twinkling lights adorning every fireplace, mantle, and tree, and festive music creating a perfect holiday backdrop. B, D

Day 3: After breakfast, we’ll head into Asheville’s unique and cosmopolitan downtown. We’ll explore Asheville’s vibrant local arts scene and historic architecture with an expert local guide. After our tour, we’ll return to the Biltmore. We’ll enjoy a free tasting at Antler Hill Village winery, the award-winning winery housed on the estate grounds, plus time to explore Antler Hill Village’s lush gardens areas. Dinner tonight is at the nearby Deer Park Inn. Now we’re ready for the holidays! B, D

Day 4: We’ll head off after breakfast, en route to historic Lexington, through the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. We’ll enjoy a guided tour through picturesque Lexington prior to checking in to our hotel. Tonight’s dinner is included off-the-menu at Ruby Tuesday at your leisure, just a short walk from our hotel. B, D

Day 5: What a fantastic way to welcome the holidays! We’ll head home via the Hollywood Casino in Perryville, MD, where we’ll enjoy lunch (and casino excitement, if you wish) on our own. B