Independent Travelers - Biltmore Estate & Blue Ridge Mtns w/PA Dutch

Asheville, NC, USA

17 reviews
Sep 11 - 16, 2022
Group size: 1 - 48
Independent Travelers - Biltmore Estate & Blue Ridge Mtns w/PA Dutch
Asheville, NC, USA

17 reviews

Sep 11 - 16, 2022
Group size: 1 - 48

About this trip

Welcome to America's Largest Home - The Biltmore Estate.  A power-packed program taking in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, The Infamous Biltmore Estate, Touring of the Penn Dutch Country, the incredible Show DAVID at Sight and Sound Theatre, and so much more.  This is a value packed program that will provide you memories of a lifetime!

What's Included

• Roundtrip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

• 5 Nights Hotel Lodging  

• 10 Meals - 5 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

• Tour of Historic Asheville, NC and the famous Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway 

• Admission to the Biltmore Estate - Includes Estate Tour, the Biltmore Gardens, and the Biltmore Winery with Tasting

• Exclusive Guided Tour of the PA Dutch Country

• Ticket to see DAVID at Sight & Sound Theatre

• Best of Times Travel Tour Director (Gratuity Included)

• Luggage Handling & Taxes

• Bus Driver Gratuities Not Included

• Optional Travelers Insurance by Chubb is offered - Click Here for Details on Chubb Travel Insurance Program

*Best of Times Travel will notify you of the closest departure point to where you live approximately 3 weeks prior to the trip departure date.   

The Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate will astound you!  Majestic, magnificent, breathtaking are just a few words to describe what you will feel.  Discover the wonders of Biltmore in Asheville, NC. Situated on an 8,000-acre estate with the Blue Ridge Mountains as the backyard make this the perfect setting to create unforgettable memories. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the magnificent 250-room Biltmore House with incredible commentary. Stroll acres of formal and informal gardens, including the Italian Garden as well as the ancient trees comprising America’s first managed forests. You will find Biltmore’s lush landscape to be amazing. The Antler Village and Winery is Biltmore’s new village that connects the estate’s present and past, providing a relaxing place for dining, shopping, and historical exhibits. We will also take some time to visit the Biltmore winery. Biltmore is a “must see” destination in America. But not only do we take in this magnificent American treasure but experience the Best of Times difference with some extra's that only we include in our packages.   

Asheville, NC & the Blue Ridge Mtn Pkwy

The Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway is part of the National Park Service and is known as America’s Favorite Scenic Drive. The 469-mile ribbon of road weaves around the peaks of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains connecting Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina). As the Parkway approaches Asheville, it offers breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi River. Enjoy a magnificent drive and tour of the Parkway and the city of Asheville, NC as part of your package.  Enjoy 2 night accommodations here, along with great food and fun!

Visiting the Pennsylvania Amish

The Pennsylvania Amish of Lancaster County are America’s oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old “Plain” lifestyle. Arriving in Amish Country allows you to step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace – one where the horse & buggy remains a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape, providing power harnessed from nature. Always a vital part of Lancaster County culture, the PA Amish are involved in agriculture as well as an array of businesses and cottage industries. On our journey enjoy our Exclusive backcountry tour of the Penn Dutch Country, it’s a one-of-a-kind tour.

The Show DAVID

Master Poet. Fearless Warrior. Anointed King. From still waters to shadowed valleys, David’s ascent to the throne is filled with towering giants, wild animals, and Philistine soldiers. After unprecedented victories lead to devastating failures, this passionate warrior will face the biggest battle of all: the one within himself.  Experience one of the most legendary Bible stories as it comes to life with spectacular special effects, massive sets, and live animals in this brand-new original stage production from Sight & Sound Theatres.

Terms and Conditions of Sale

Rates and itineraries shown here were in effect at the time of printing and no changes are anticipated; however, Best of Times Travel reserves the right to withdraw any tour or to make any rate changes, as necessary.  Prices are subject to change.  A deposit is always required to confirm a reservation. A Deposit of $250pp, plus insurance premium (if selected) is due upon registration to confirm your reservation.  Travel Insurance: We recommend your purchase of optional travel insurance.  This optional travel insurance is per person and the premium is based on the overall trip cost.  Travelers MUST purchase the plan at the time of initial deposit.  Coverage will not be in place unless your full Deposit is received.   Cancellation schedule and fees are in place regardless of cancellation reason (including, but not limited to, force majeure, health pandemics or government restrictions).  Travel Insurance Premium is also Non-Refundable regardless of cancellation reason.   Payment in full must be received by July 15th, 2022 or this may result in an automatic cancellation.   Please note:  All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to Best of Times Travel.  The date of cancellation is deemed to be the date received by Best of Times Travel.  Cancellation Charges for this programs are as follows:  Cancellations from date of booking until 7/15/2022 have no cancellation fee.   Cancellations from 7/16/2022 until 8/10/2022 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare.  Cancellations after 8/10/2022 will receive no refund, 100% of the total fare.  Best of Times Travel is not responsible for any refunds over and above said amount.  Best of Times Travel reserves the right to issue any refunds, in whole or in part, in the form of future travel credit.

*Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver has the following stipulations: plan must be purchased within 15 days of initial trip payment, insured must be medically able to travel at time of purchasing the plan, all pre-paid, non-refundable trip costs need to be insured.  This information is a brief description of the features of this insurance program. Coverage & pricing may vary by state. The provision of this document is for informational purposes only and is not an insurance contract. Coverage is being marketed by Chubb Insurance Solutions Agency, Inc. located at 202 Halls Mills Road, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey 08889. Insurance benefits are underwritten by ACE Property & Casualty Insurance Company located at 436 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.

What’s included

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  • Driver Gratuity
    Your Bus Driver Gratuity is NOT included in your package price. Our suggested Gratuity Amount is $30 per person for the trip.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Rate
Available until August 11, 202240 left

This is for 2 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with either 1 King Bed or 2 Queens.  Best of Times Travel will make every effort to have passengers sharing a room with different last names have 2 beds in the room.

Deposit: $250
Single Occupancy
Available until August 11, 202240 left

This is for 1 Person Occupying a room with No Roommate.  

Deposit: $250
Triple Occupancy
Available until August 11, 202240 left

 This is for 3 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with 2 Queens.  This will require that 2 passengers must share a bed together.  Roll-away cots are Not Available.

Deposit: $250
Quad Occupancy
Available until August 11, 202240 left

This is for 4 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with 2 Queens.  This will require that 2 passengers must share each bed in the room.  Roll-away cots are Not Available. 

Deposit: $250

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Had a wonderful time. The lunch was wonderful and show was very entertaining. Look forward to attending another lunch/show.
By ANNMARIE H for Best of Times - The Atlantic City Boys - Wednesday 4/27/2022 on 06 May, 2022
Everything was perfect. My mom wants to go again. She loved it. From begining to end wasvery fun
By Patty O for Bay Path- Christmas NY Style w/ Radio City Rockettes on 16 Dec, 2021
This was a fast paced tour of Nashville with lots to see and do over the four days/three nights and allot of walking! Best of Times ensured our time in Nashville was maximized with behind the scenes tour of the Ryman and Opry as well as performances at both in addition to the dinner show with the Oak Ridge Boys. The 'step on' guide, Ed for a tour of Nashville was fantastic as was our bus driver, Michael! We had a delicious dinner buffet at the White Horse Saloon which had a TV show back in the 70's-80's and watched country line dancing as well as listened to live country music. We also had a luncheon on Steamboat Jackson which is a paddle wheel boat and the entertainment was top notch. We toured Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame. I probably left something out but those are the highlights. I would highly recommend this tour if you want to experience Nashville as the itinerary was top notch as was the hotel and the meals delicious. Well worth the money.
By DOT C for Indep. -Nashville's A Country Xmas 2021 - Feat. the Oak Ridge Boys on 16 Dec, 2021
This show was fantastic. All of the music was great and it brought us back to the time music was fabulous. The performers had great voices and they kept the audience singing along for the entire show. Hope to see them again.
By James M for Independents - Yesterday Once More - Thursday 11/18/2021 on 27 Nov, 2021
We had an excellent time and one day was better than the next.
By Josephine p for Independent Travelers - NE Patriots vs. Carolina w/Biltmore Est -Trip on 24 Nov, 2021
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