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This festive 2 night trip offers a full immersion into the Biltmore House during the Holiday Season!
No other residence in America offers a more authentic, original, and inspiring view of life during the Guided Age at Christmas than the Biltmore House. George Vanderbilt first welcomed guests to Biltmore Estate on Christmas Eve in 1895 and today his legacy and love of entertaining are shared with you in a self-guided audio tour hosted by Estate Curators. Thousands of ornaments, dozens of trees, garland, wreaths, vintage toys and holiday fragrances greet you in every room! The Estate visit experience also offers time to enjoy the Conservatory bedecked with hundreds of blooming poinsettias. There is time to enjoy wine tasting at the Biltmore Winery, visit the Biltmore Legacy Exhibit featuring rarely seen private collections from the family and an outdoor model train display in Antler Hill Village. You can enjoy lunch on your own with plenty of offerings on the Estate grounds.
Refunds are possible if the trip can be resold to another passenger or I can get refunds from the hotel or restaurants included in the trip. There are no refunds on the cost of the bus or the Biltmore House admission. Trip insurance is also available for purchase through this website.
I love the National Gingerbread House Competition and Holiday Dinner at the Omni Grove Park Inn and plan to share it with you on the second night of our trip. This is a highly popular event with limited attendance each evening. If I am unable to secure this experience, we will enjoy another one of Asheville's holiday dinner experiences. Once you are registered, you will receive update emails on the status of the Gingerbread House Competition.
Please follow CDC current guidelines and stay up to date on vaccines to protect yourself from variants during travel and exposure to crowds.
Not all rooms of the Biltmore House are accessible. Anyone limited to visiting all the public rooms can view them from the video lounge on the second floor.
This is a per person price for two people sharing a room with a king bed.
This is a per person price for two people sharing a room with two queen beds
This is a per person price for one person in the room
Monday, December 11
8:30am - Departure from the Villages of Brunswick Forest Shopping Center in Leland
9am - Departure from the Hanover Center in Wilmington
Approx. 4pm- With leg stretch stops and a lunch stop along the way, we will check into our hotel at this time.
6pm - Welcome Dinner at Tupelo Honey
Tuesday, December 12
Breakfast on own followed by 8:45am departure time for our Day Time Tour at Biltmore. We need most of thel day to enjoy the full experience at Biltmore.
Dinner that evening will include experiencing the National Gingerbread Competition at the Omni Grove Park Inn.
Wednesday, December 13
Breakfast on own followed by a 9:30am departure for Statesviile on the way back to enjoy learning about one of the works of NC Fresco artist, Ben Long and enjoy lunch on your own at one of 9 restaurants in town.
Approximate return time that evening to Leland and Wilmington is 7pm.