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Oceanfront Outer Banks Explorer in Corolla, NC

Tour Description
Itinerary

Escape to oceanfront lodging in high-end Corolla, NC - the "gold coast" of North Carolina's legendary Outer Banks! Revel in the glory of nature & the rich history of the ruggedly beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks. It’s a week of incredible sights & unforgettable tastes, with delicious seafood, lighthouses, aviation history, & windswept dunes full of hidden treasures

Included

  • Lodging for 4 delightful nights at the new, beachfront Hampton Inn & Suites in high-end Corolla, NC, winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and Expedia Select Award, complete with 3 swimming pools, whirl pools and extensive indoor & outdoor amenities. Plus great lodging 1 night en route each way!
  • All the famous Seniortours extras on board the deluxe motorcoach—free “open bar” cocktails, snacks, soft-drinks, and juices, hosted by a friendly Seniortours escort!
  • Local escorted touring, including: Jockey’s Ridge, the largest sand dune in the USA; the Wright Brother’s National Memorial; historic Manteo, Currituck Beach Lighthouse & Heritage Park, and more.
  • Ride a 4x4 Humvee over the pristine beaches with an expert guide-driver.
  • Tour the Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island Festival Park, & the Elizabeth II sailing ship.
  • 12 gourmet meals and some of the best cuisine on the Outer Banks—all with choice of entree!
  • Convenient, local departure points.
  • All taxes, all tips to hotel and restaurant staff included.
  • Cancel for ANY reason up to 45 days before departure for a full refund (supple mental travel insurance is also available).

Itinerary

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

Day 1: We’re off on new Seniortours adventure, with your escort on board your deluxe motorcoach. Fun, “open bar” cocktails, snacks, refreshments, and entertainment—compliments of Seniortours! Tonight’s destination is in the Salisbury, MD area. A delicious dinner is served after our check-in. D

Day 2: Our arrival at the beautiful Hampton Suites Beachfront Resort in the posh Outer Banks resort town of Corolla is scheduled for mid-day. Check-in, unpack, and get acquainted with the resort. We’ll stop for photos on the famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel, one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Tonight we enjoy a delicious dinner at “The Grille”, a local favorite in the Timbuck II Village. Afterward, why not take a stroll on the beach? B,D

Day 3: After breakfast, we’ll board special all-wheel 4x4 Humvee vehicles for a unique guided adventure Humvee ride across 20 miles of pristine beach. Our expert guides will explore local lore, ecology, and legends of this hauntingly beautiful area. Surfing dolphins, deer, boar, and Corolla’s famous “Banker” ponies inhabit this rich ecosystem, and we’ll have a chance to enjoy numerous photo ops. For lunch, we’ll head to the Timbuck II Village and enjoy some beachside R&R at our hotel before dinner. B,D

Day 4: After breakfast, we’ll begin our day with a ride to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and a visit to the Museum Shop. Later, we’ll visit the Outer Banks Center to view the movie and exhibits, followed by an escorted tour of the Historic Whalehead Club and Exhibit Gallery. Lunch (on our own) is served at the Scarborough Faire Village. We’ll return to the hotel to freshen up prior to dinner in Duck, NC. B,D

Day 5: Breakfast is served at your leisure. This morning we’ll depart to Kitty Hawk and the birthplace of aviation. We’ll learn about man’s first powered flight at the Wright Brothers’ National Memorial, featuring an extensive collection of exhibits and a first flight tour. From there, we’ll depart for the town of Manteo, where we’ll enjoy ample time for lunch and exploration on our own. After lunch, we’ll head to Roanoke Island Festival Park. We’ll cap the afternoon off with a visit to the “Elizabeth II” historic wooden vessel, where docents in period costumes will greet us . Later, we’ll enjoy the majestic beauty of “The Elizabethean Gardens” and an outstanding collection of antique statuary. For tonight’s dinner, we’ll head to Kitty Hawk and the very special Kelly’s Restaurant. B,D

Day 6: We depart the Outer Banks after breakfast. More smiles on the coach today! We’ll pass through Virginia’s Tidewater region and make a stop in Norfolk, VA, where we’ll tour the Macarthur memorial and have time for lunch on our own. Later, we’ll check-into our comfortable overnight lodging. B, D

Day 7: Homeward bound! More of “the good times” on board the motorcoach—Seniortours-style as we ride merrily northward, pausing at Delaware Park Casino for a quick visit before continuing towards home. B