Colors of the Blue Ridge Railway

Blue Ridge, GA, USA

AP
5 reviews
Oct 19 - 20, 2021
Group size: 1 - 52
Colors of the Blue Ridge Railway
Blue Ridge, GA, USA

5 reviews

$299
Deposit: $74
Oct 19 - 20, 2021
Group size: 1 - 52

About this trip

Our Fall escape to witness the beautiful color of the Blue Ridge Mountains begins as we travel to Historic Dahlonega, Georgia. We will start our day with a family-style lunch at the historic Smith House, which has been serving delicious, family-style country cooking for 100 years. As the legend goes, original owner Captain Hall literally struck gold as he broke ground on his home. Today, the mine shaft opening in the basement of the Smith House is the centerpiece of an exhibit that digs deep into the history of Dahlonega at the Smith House. Following lunch, we travel to the Dahlonega Gold Museum. Here, we will view massive gold nuggets, mine maps and equipment, and learn how in 1849, Dahlonega became the site of the country's first gold rush. After our tour, you will have plenty of free time on your own in downtown Dahlonega. After dinner on your own, at any of the restaurants in Dahlonega, we will get a good night's sleep at a local hotel before continuing our trip. 


Following breakfast on day two, we will head to the town of Blue Ridge, Georgia to hop on the scenic Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Southern Living Magazine recently classified the train ride as one of the top five attractions for experiencing fall color. The train snakes through the Chattahoochee National Forest along the beautiful Toccoa River to the mountain town of McCaysville. Here, we enjoy a wonderful lunch nestled in the mountains and free time along Main Street before we board the coach and head back home! 


What’s included

  • Transportation
    Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation on late model, luxury motorcoaches.
  • Hotel Accommodations
    1 Night of Hotel Accommodations.
  • A Plus Tours Concierge
    We will travel with our very own concierge from A Plus Tours, to ensure we have a great experience during travel.
  • Meals
    Included is 1 breakfast, and 2 lunches.
  • Tips, and Gratuities
    All tips, gratuities and admissions are included in every trip while traveling with A Plus Tours.
  • Dahlonega Gold Museum
    We will enjoy a tour of the Dahlonega Gold Museum. Dahlonega is the original home of the first Gold Rush in the US.
  • Blue Ridge Train Ride
    Southern Living Magazine recently classified the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway as one of the top 5 attractions for visiting fall color.

Available Packages

Double Room
$299
Deposit: $74
Single Room
$349
Deposit: $124

Itinerary

Day 1
Dahlonega, Georgia

Our Fall escape to witness the beautiful color of the Blue Ridge Mountains begins as we travel to Historic Dahlonega, Georgia. We will start our day with a family-style lunch at the historic Smith House, which has been serving delicious, family-style country cooking for 100 years. As the legend goes, original owner Captain Hall literally struck gold as he broke ground on his home. Today, the mine shaft opening in the basement of the Smith House is the centerpiece of an exhibit that digs deep into the history of Dahlonega at the Smith House. Following lunch, we travel to the Dahlonega Gold Museum. Here, we will view massive gold nuggets, mine maps and equipment, and learn how in 1849, Dahlonega became the site of the country's first gold rush. After our tour, you will have plenty of free time on your own in downtown Dahlonega. After dinner on your own, at any of the restaurants in Dahlonega, we will get a good night's sleep at a local hotel before continuing our trip.  



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A Plus Tours
5 reviews
Founded in 2005, A Plus Tours is owned and operated by certified teachers who understand the transcending role that experiences outside of the classroom can have on education, and work to create customized, flexible itineraries that meet the needs of teachers. Over the last 15 years, A Plus Tours has grown into an industry leader through our personalized experiences by ensuring each trip is fully-escorted by a licensed tour operator and that each trip is centered around your curriculum’s specific objectives.

Reviews

This is the second time my son has traveled with this company. Last year, was a trip to Savannah. This past week was a local trip to downtown Atlanta. The accommodations were excellent.
We had a great time! It was a wonderful experience for my daughter!! The hotel was very accommodating and great. All the stops were just eye catching. Definitely would book again.
I enjoyed trip and your hospitality was good. Thanks to WBMS team too for organizing such a wonderful trip
Our experience was great, it was well planned, coordinated and conducted trip. Good was awesome and accomodation was comfortable. Thanks
My kid and her friends had a great time.. Comfortably and safely. Food was good. Nicely organised. Well done