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Tour Itinerary

4 day / 3 night

Day One – Welcome to Asheville, NC! ~ Trolley Tour & Brewery Tasting!

Today, arrive in the charming town of Asheville, NC, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains!  Arrive in time for lunch on your own in the heart of Asheville and then start your visit off right with a historic, fun & informative Asheville Overview Tour exploring the diverse Montford historic district, the stately Grove Park historic district, the legendary Omni Grove Park Inn, Art Deco-rich downtown, the ever artsy and edgy River Arts District and the quaint & historic Biltmore Village!  After the tour, quench your thirst at one of the town’s original craft breweries for a tour and samples of their beers.  Later, check into your Asheville for a fun-filled three-night stay. Take time to relax before gathering for a planned dinner.

Included Meals: Dinner

Day Two – Great Smokey Mountain Railroad Adventure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before setting off to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad for a fun-filled scenic railing experience, savoring the dramatic fall views of Western North Carolina’s majestic mountains adorned with fiery sugar maples, buttery poplars, and crimson oaks. Enjoy the “Shine and Dine” excursion on the railway, enjoying a chef-prepared lunch paired with hand-crafted, triple-distilled craft moonshine in the GSMR All-Adult First-Class Moonshine Car, boasting the smoothest moonshine flavors the Carolinas have to offer. Return to Asheville and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many wonderful restaurants in Biltmore Village!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Please note: Entrance to Smoky Mountain Trains, one of the country’s top Lionel train museums, is included should the group wish to visit prior to boarding the train.

Day Three – Biltmore Estate, Lunch, and Biltmore Winery

Enjoy breakfast this morning before spending the day visiting Biltmore, America’s largest privately owned home. Enjoy a tour of this impressive 250-room chateau, a wonder of architecture and hospitality, and stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead. Enjoy a planned lunch at the Stable Café on the property following your tour of the estate. Following lunch, visit Antler Hill Village (at the Estate) to experience various activities. Here, you’ll find Antler Farm, which introduces farm life and farm animals that were an integral part of life on the estate. Animals residing at the Farmyard may include laying hens, lambs, calves, goats, and draft horses. And the award-winning Biltmore Winery for a Wine Tasting!  Later this afternoon, return to your hotel to relax before gathering for a planned dinner this evening at one of Asheville’s great restaurants!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner