Independent Travelers - NE Patriots vs. Carolina w/Biltmore Est -Trip

Charlotte, NC, USA

14 reviews
Nov 5 - 11, 2021
Group size: 1 - 48
Independent Travelers - NE Patriots vs. Carolina w/Biltmore Est -Trip
Charlotte, NC, USA

14 reviews

Nov 5 - 11, 2021
Group size: 1 - 48

About this trip

Calling all New England Patriots Fans! Join Best of Times Travel for an incredible program of fun, excitement, and history all combined into one trip. This is more than just a sports trip….it’s an adventure that will create a memory of a lifetime! Come see our beloved New England Patriots battle the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, NC. PLUS enjoy a trip to see the Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Enjoy a taste of the Penn Dutch Country as we travel and see the hit show MAMMA MIA.  Have fun trying your luck at a Live Casino in MD at their world-class hotel & casino.  This trip is an incredible value that will delight everyone. The best part…..the Biltmore Estate will be all decked out for the Holiday’s.

What's Included

• Roundtrip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation From Designated New England Pick-Up Locations*

• 1 Nights Lodging Night 1 - Lancaster, PA

• 2 Nights Lodging Charlotte, NC - Nights 2 & 3

• 2 Nights Lodging Asheville, NC - Nights 4 & 5

• 1 Nights Lodging Night 6 - LIVE Casino & Hotel, Hanover, MD

• 14 Meals - 6 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners, 2 Lunches 

• Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre with the Hit Show - MAMMA MIA

• Guided Tour of Penn Dutch Back Country, PA / Charlotte, NC / Asheville, NC / & Blue Ridge Mountains Parkway

• Ticket for NE Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers Football Game at Bank of America Stadium in NC

• Ticket, Admission, and Tours of the Biltmore Estate

• Tour and Visit of the Biltmore Winery

• Plus added bonus surprises to be announced with your final trip packets!! (yes, we’re leaving this a mystery)

• Luggage Handling at all Hotels

• Best of Times Travel Tour Director Throughout Your Trip (Gratuity 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 at Christmas

Welcome to America’s Largest Home!  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.  So what is Biltmore Christmas?   Glittering holiday décor adorns each area of the estate from Biltmore House to Antler Hill Village, award-winning Winery, shops, and restaurants. With more than 100 decorated trees, 10,000 ornaments, 100,000 twinkling holiday lights, and an array of festive Christmas displays, you’ll want to linger longer to experience all that Christmas at Biltmore has to offer.  Two magical experiences await you.  By day, the elegant rooms of Biltmore House shimmer, beautifully bedecked with Christmas trees, ribbons, garlands, and thousands of twinkling lights.  Candlelight Christmas Evenings - Flickering candlelight, glowing fireplaces, and live music invite you to imagine yourself a guest at the first Vanderbilt family Christmas in 1895. 

Want a Short Glimpse Into What Biltmore Christmas is about Click Here

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.


Enjoy the show Mamma Mia at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.  The Broadway hit comes right to our stage! Told through ABBA’s greatest hits, this comical story finds a young bride-to-be in search of her birth father on a beautiful Greek island. After reading her mom’s diary, Sophie secretly invites the three men her mom wrote about to her wedding.  This enchanting and unforgettable tale of love, laughter, family and friendship is set to classic ABBA songs including “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “SOS,” and the title song “Mamma Mia”!

Charlotte, NC

Exlpore the “Queen City” and the second-largest banking capital in the U.S. - Charlotte, NC.  Learn about the history and culture on our guided city tour, and explore with us some of the great cuisine this beautiful city has to offer.  Enjoy 2 nights of accommodations here, along with great food and fun.  Not to mention reserved tickets to see the New England Patriots battle the Carolina Panthers.  

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!

Live! Casino & Hotel

Live! Hotel brings a world-class hotel to Live! Casino, Maryland’s largest casino and shopping destination.  Enjoy your evening trying your luck at approximately 4,000 state-of-the-art slot machines and over 200 live-action table games, including a 2 story poker room.   

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 $500pp, 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 September 24th, 2021 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 9/24/21 have a cancellation fee of $200 that is not covered by insurance. Cancellations from 9/24/21 until 10/15/21 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare.  Cancellations after 10/15/21 will receive no refund, 100% of 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.

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Available Packages

Double Occupancy Rate
Available until October 22, 202132 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: $500
Single Occupancy
Available until October 22, 20218 left

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

Deposit: $500
Triple Occupancy
Available until October 22, 2021only 3 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: $500
Quad Occupancy
Available until October 22, 20214 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: $500

Available options

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Chubb Travelers Insurance Single Occ.
Chubb Trl Ins. - Trip or Quad Occ.

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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
Entertainment was great look forward to do it again
By Marjorie p for Independents - Yesterday Once More - Thursday 11/18/2021 on 20 Nov, 2021
We had a great time. Lots of fun at the tailgate party and Patriots game with the group. The scenic tours were great and informative. Kevin was so accomodating with our food purchases durng our travels. Aalso the hotel accomodations were very nice. The Biltmore tour was the highlight of the trip!. Thanks again Kevin for your friendly and knowledgeable manners.
By Joan M for Independent Travelers - NE Patriots vs. Carolina w/Biltmore Est -Trip on 13 Nov, 2021
We had a wonderful time. Kevin was our guide and he was terrific and very informative. I have been to Amish Country many many times and the main reason I wanted to go this time was to see Queen Esther at the Sight and Sound Theatre. The show did not disappoint me. The only thing I would off liked was a little more time shopping in Intercourse, Pa. even if it meant skipping the train ride in Strasburg. Thanks for a great time and I look forward to traveling again with FASCA and Best of Times.
By Joyce D for Auburn Travelers/FASCA - PA Dutch - Queen Esther, Philly, Strasburg on 04 Oct, 2021
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