Down Abbey Exhibit and The Biltmore Estate

Asheville, NC, USA

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Patty
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Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2020
Group size: 20 - 38
Down Abbey Exhibit and The Biltmore Estate
Asheville, NC, USA

Patty
  • Facebook verified
98 reviews

$502
Deposit: $100
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2020
Group size: 20 - 38

About this trip

See the Downton Abbey Exhibit at Biltmore Estate before it leaves on April 7th.  Biltmore is the second location for this traveling exhibit which originally opened in Boston with the release of the movie.  I daresay, this has to be one of the perfect locations as it compliments the real life story of the Aristocratic lifestyle of the Vanderbilt family, owners of Biltmore with the contrasting lives of the servant staff.  I have seen this exhibit twice and can't wait to go back.  Scroll through some of the pictures on this page for some insight.  The exhibit includes stories of each of the characters, video (you'll love the one featuring Violet), artifacts, stage sets, costumes and even some interactive activities (hint: would Carson hire you?).  Additionally, the trip features a visit to the 250 room Biltmore House itself.  You will have time to tour the House on your own as well as enjoy a special "Servant's Eyes" tour designed to compliment the Downton Exhibit.  Other Estate activities include time to visit the Gardens for early spring blooms, the Conservatory, the Winery and Antler Hill Village for lunch and shopping.  The Lady Countess Violet Crawley would say "“It seems a pity to miss such a good pudding" but I will simply say "it seems a pity to miss this trip". 

What’s included

  • Transportation
    Motorcoach transportation
  • Accommodations
    Hampton Inn Biltmore Village - located just outside of the Estate Grounds in Biltmore Village
  • Breakfast
    Breakfast each morning at the hotel
  • Dinner
    Dinner each evening
  • Admission
    To the Biltmore House and other Estate buildings
  • Downton Abbey Exhibit
    Included
  • Tour
    Servant's Eyes Guided Tour
  • Wine tasting
    Complimentary wine tasting at the Biltmore Winery
  • Extras
    All taxes and gratuities
  • Lunch

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Package Price
Available until Feb 27, 2020Sold Out
$502
Deposit: $100
Single Occupancy Package Price
Available until Feb 09, 2020Sold Out
$595
Deposit: $100
$502
Deposit: $100

Double Occupancy Package Price

Itinerary

Biltmore House
Downton Abbey Exhibit at the Biltmore House

Day One - Departure times  TBA.  Locations will be Wilmington, Leland and St. James.  Don't worry the times won't be too early.  I need my sleep too!  

Approx. 4pm - Arrive at the hotel.  Freshen up for the evening with a group dinner in the Biltmore Village

Day Two - This is your day to enjoy everything that the Estate of Biltmore has to offer.  There will be structured times of touring and also time on your own to go at your own pace.  We start the morning with our check-in at the Biltmore House where we have time on our own for a little while.  Mid-morning offers the Servants Eyes Tour.  Following this you have more time for self exploration of The House before we drive through the Estate grounds to Antler Hill Village where you can enjoy the Costume Exhibit of Downton Abbey, the Winery, a little shopping and lunch.  We cap the afternoon off with the main portion of the Downton Abbey Exhibit.

We enjoy another group dinner this evening in Downtown Asheville.

Day Three - Following breakfast we depart for the coast and should be back to each of the pick-up locations prior to dark.



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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!

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It was a great trip. Patty designed our travel so there were three hours at the mall, plenty of time to have lunch as well as shop. Patty is a great hostess, offering water and snacks during the bus ride. I look forward to my next trip by Patty.
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We had a wonderful time.....love traveling with Patty......Can't wait for our next adventure. Thank you Patty and crew, Maureen
A wonderful shopping trip. I always have a great time on Trips by Patti. And I will continue to take her trips.
We all had a wonderful time, even with the rain. The tours were very interesting, especially the Gullah tour, which was very eye opening. I lived in the area for three years and had no clue about the history of Beaufort. Patty is a GEM!
My husband and I enjoyed Beaufort SC. We met great people on the bus trip, laughed a lot, enjoyed dining at local restaurants, and learned some History. The accomodations were comfortable and a great location close to Downtown Beaufort. Patty always is well organized an ensures her travelers are happy, comfortable, and are enjoying the traveling experience.
By Vicky Carey for The Story of Beaufort, SC on Mar 06, 2020
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