Join your Compass Pointe friends for a day of history, architectural gems, shopping and dining in the scenic historic riverfront town of New Bern. The day includes two guided tours, one by trolley and one on foot. The tour of Tryon Palace and its formal gardens is a living history tour with costumed interpreters. The narrated Trolly Tour recounts the fascinating historical and architectural details of the former royal capital. In between tours, there is time for lunch on your own as well as time for exploring unique shops, galleries and enjoying the fiberglass bear sculptures. New Bern was settled by Swiss and German immigrants who used the name "bern" meaning bear in old German for their new city. The bear is the city's mascot with bear flags and statues featured throughout town. You will also have time to sample "Brad's Drink" aka Pepsi at the Birthplace of Pepsi Museum.
Please note that proof of vaccination is required for this trip. Following registration you will receive notification of how to provide your vaccine status to Patty.
Walking and standing is required during the 90 minute tour of Tryon Palace
8am - Departure from Compass Pointe
Approx. 10am - Arrival in New Bern
Morning trolley tour and Tryon Palace tour - there will be two concurrent tours
Lunch and shopping on own in Historic District
Afternoon trolley tour and Tryon Palace tour - repeat of two concurrent tours
4:30pm - Depart New Bern