"It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like... Asheville?"

Asheville, NC, USA

AP
34 reviews
Dec 6 - 7, 2021
Group size: 1 - 52
"It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like... Asheville?"
Asheville, NC, USA

34 reviews

Dec 6 - 7, 2021
Group size: 1 - 52

About this trip

Come along with us for a Vanderbilt Christmas. We'll have an early departure for North Carolina stopping at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Fletcher, NC. Here we will enjoy lunch and a beer flight before taking a Brewhouse tour where we'll go behind the scenes and see the brewing process at work. We'll also visit the warehouse and packaging hall. Driving on to Asheville, we'll check into our hotel and then travel to the Biltmore Estate. Here, we'll have dinner at the Deerpark Restaurant before "traveling back in time." On our self-guided tour of the mansion, we'll see numerous Christmas trees, antique toys and gifts, gingerbread competition displays and more. 


Day two starts with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Following breakfast, we'll gather for a hop-on hop-off trolley tour of the city. We'll have time for lunch on your own and shopping before we meet for our ride home. Traveling south, we'll drive through Greenville, SC and stop for dinner on your own. We will end our wonderful trip with a late arrival in Atlanta. 


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, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner.
  • Tips, and Gratuities
    All tips, gratuities and admissions are included in every trip while traveling with A Plus Tours.
  • Brewery Tour and Tasting
    Brewery tour and tasting Sierra Nevada Brewing.
  • Biltmore Dinner and Tour
    When we arrive at the Biltmore, we will enjoy a group dinner at the Deerpark Restaurant before a self-guided tour of the Biltmore estate.
  • Asheville Trolley Tour
    This hop-on, hop-off trolley tour of Asheville will allow our travelers to each make time at the individual stops that most directly interest them.

Available Packages

Double Room
$369
Deposit: $90
Single Room
$439
Deposit: $100

Itinerary

Day 1
Asheville, North Carolina

Come along with us for a Vanderbilt Christmas. We'll have an early departure for North Carolina stopping at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Fletcher, NC. Here we will enjoy lunch and a beer flight before taking a Brewhouse tour where we'll go behind the scenes and see the brewing process at work. We'll also visit the warehouse and packaging hall. Driving on to Asheville, we'll check into our hotel and then travel to the Biltmore Estate. Here, we'll have dinner at the Deerpark Restaurant before "traveling back in time." On our self-guided tour of the mansion, we'll see numerous Christmas trees, antique toys and gifts, gingerbread competition displays and more 



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A Plus Tours
34 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

Amazing trip. I purchased this trip for my husband and was not very excited about it. Boy, was I ever wrong. We had a great time. The bus trip was fun with some trivia BMW games on the bus. We had time to explore Greenville and were given maps and restaurant suggestions. Then the most amazing time in the visitor center and the actual tour of part of the BMW plant. It was well planned, clear instructions, comfortable traveling, and a conscientious tour guide with Mark. One suggestion - I would have appreciated a historical/architectural tour of downtown Greenville instead of the "shopping time." Would have been willing to pay extra for that.
By George M for Cresswind Lake Lanier - BMW Plant and Greenville, SC on 02 Aug, 2021
A well-planned and executed trip. Complete and clear instructions before the trip and these were repeated again throughout the day. Different options for your free time and activity level were offered. Any problems that occurred were quickly taken care of by our guide. Our guide kept careful track of us and also gave us his cell phone number in case we were separated from the group. Personal attention was given to those who needed it. The food was great, the soccer game was thrilling, and we were very impressed with APlus Tours. We understand why it is called APlus. Only one suggestion - we would have appreciated a short talk on what we were going to see - ie the history and design of the Mercedes Benz Stadium and the current standing of the soccer team United and its key players.
By George M for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 02 Aug, 2021
The trip was fabulous. It was an easy, smooth ride on the bus and the lunch and beverages were excellent. Wish we would have known more soccer rules. Beautiful stadium!
By Denise S for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 01 Aug, 2021
It was a great day trip. The transportation was clean and easy, our lunch was very good, and the experience as a whole was great fun. Our host, Mark, made sure that we were well taken care of. Definitely would travel with him again.
By Cathy S for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 27 Jul, 2021
I thought the trip was well planned, well organized and well executed. Mark worked extremely hard to make it as easy as possible for the elderly seniors in our group--and he excelled expectations--GREAT JOB!! Getting in the HD backyard event went very smooth, he handled everything! Entering the stadium was also a breeze, thanks to Mark--Good job Again! We had good seat---50 yard line would have been slightly better. May be next time a box seats-IOI! Mark also got everyone to the bus in a very orderly manner with no delays. The bus was very nice, better then the last one to Greenville (BMW). The driver did a great job too! Smooth ride, got us there on time and maneuvered that big rig like a toy car!! Mark has very good communication skills and anticipates the needs of his customers---a real asset! When possible, we'll definitely travel with this organization again--first class!!! Keep up the good work, it is much appreciated! Darrell and Mary Woulf
By Darrell W for Cresswind Lake Lanier - Atlanta United Soccer Match on 26 Jul, 2021
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