Christmas at Biltmore

      Asheville, NC, USA

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      258 reviews
      Dec 11 - 13, 2023
      Group size: 35 - 49
      Christmas at Biltmore
      Asheville, NC, USA

      • Facebook verified
      258 reviews

      Dec 11 - 13, 2023
      Group size: 35 - 49

      About this trip


      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.  

      Cancellation Policy

      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.  

      Gingerbread House Competition

      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.  

      Covid Policy

      Please follow CDC current guidelines and stay up to date on vaccines to protect yourself from variants during travel and exposure to crowds.  

      Activity Level

      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.  

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        At the Hampton Inn Biltmore Village. This is a hospitable, very modern and comfortable hotel. Enjoy the fire pit in the evening!
      • Coach transportation
        Enjoy a comfortable trip on a 56 passenger luxury motorcoach
      • Welcome Dinner
        Enjoy socializing with fellow passengers on Night One as we dine at Tupelo Honey in Asheville.
      • Hot Breakfast Buffet
        Included at the hotel each morning
      • Water & Snacks
        Water & Snacks are provided on the bus
      • Dinner at the Grove Park
        Farm to Table Artisanal Buffet at the Grove Park Inn or another comparable Asheville evening experience.
      • Admission
        Admission, audio headsets and a full day of activities on the Estate grounds
      • Tour Host
        Trip hosted by Patty
      • Cash bar
        At dinner each evening
      • Lunch
        Lunch on your own at Biltmore Estate with plenty of options.

      Available Packages

      King room - Double rate
      Sold Out

      This is a per person price for two people sharing a room with a king bed.  

      Two Queen Beds - Double Rate
      only 2 left

      This is a per person price for two people sharing a room with two queen beds

      Two Queen Beds - Single Rate
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      This is a per person price for one person in the room



      Christmas at Biltmore
      Two Night Holiday Trip to Asheville

      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.   


      Your Organizer

      258 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!


      I had a terrific time! The South's Grandest Christmas Show was fantastic. Love the comfortable bus and the restaurant we stopped at for dinner was cozy, well-staffed, and delicious food was served.
      By Bonnie B for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 11, 2023
      We had a great time. Christmas show was fantastic.
      By Rosemarie K for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 09, 2023
      PATTY is just "AMAZING"! She orchestrates the best trips ever! Always great venues, SUPERIOR BUS SERVICE, thinks of the smallest details to meet everyone's comfort, yummy and healthy snacks, SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE of the event, timely, organized, friendly, yet maintains her composure and professionalism. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
      By Kathryn E for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 05, 2023
      Once again Patty you did not disappoint. The show was amazing. The restaurant was wonderful; orders were correct and everyone’s food came out together. And of course, Donny did a great job getting us there and back safely.
      By Marie D for South's Grandest Christmas Show on Dec 04, 2023
      We had a great time. Patty always sets up the perfect trips
      By Ellen L for Night of A Thousand Candles on Dec 03, 2023
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