Down Abbey Exhibit and The Biltmore Estate

Asheville, NC, USA

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Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2020
Group size: 20 - 35
Down Abbey Exhibit and The Biltmore Estate
Asheville, NC, USA

Patty
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
90 reviews

$502
Deposit: $100
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2020
Group size: 20 - 35

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 Jan 28, 2020Sold Out
$502
Deposit: $100
Single Occupancy Package Price
Available until Jan 28, 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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Patty
90 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!

Reviews

For me, there was not enough information given about the house and the man that built it. We spent the better part of two days in the bus traveling and only spent about two hours touring the house. And for me, but not my wife, there was way too much time allotted for shopping. I can appreciate those who enjoyed the Downton Abbey display, but I had not watched the tv show and would much rather spent time in the Biltmore house or on the grounds. I did get some information from photographs and writings on the wall of the hotel and from the lecture in the church in the village. But, with so much to learn, I did not think we allocated our time efficiently. Jim Gunther
By Jim Gunther for Christmas at Biltmore on Jan 13, 2020
We had a great time. Very organized and the lights were terrific.
This trip was alot of fun. Patty did a great job organizing this event. Looking forward to another trip in 2020.
This was a fun trip. We had a great time with friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Mike's Farm. Patty did a great job organizing this trip for us!
A fun experience. We would definitely go again. The southern cooking was plentiful and delicious. We were excited to see a patriotic and religious light show. A great family outing.
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