Day 1 Asheville, NC: Our annual birthday bash is the party of the year! Join us to celebrate 83 years of Superior Travel Experiences in beautiful Asheville, NC. Arrive tonight in time for a welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2 Biltmore and more: Today, visit the luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. The Biltmore Estate is the largest privately-owned house in the United States and you will marvel at the elegance of 65 fireplaces, priceless objects and more. After a field-to-table lunch at the estate, enjoy a tasting at Antler Hill Village and Winery on the property. Tonight, be entertained with a show at Flat Rock Playhouse. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Choose your own adventure: This morning, you have four options to choose from (must reserve at time of booking. Seats are limited for each tour).
Day 3 options:
Tour #1 Enjoy a visit to Billy Grahams Training Center at the Cove. Today you will enjoy a guided tour of the Training Center including the Eckard Chapel Room, Pictorial Displays, the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, and the Prayer Room. Adjacent to the Chatlos Memorial Chapel is Ruths Prayer Garden, designed to offer a peaceful place for prayer and meditation amid the natural beauty and serenity of The Cove. This Garden honors the memory of Ruth Bell Grahama faithful woman of prayerthe 1.5-acre garden contains more than 80 species of garden plants, including a mix of native plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, and 15 varieties of roses. The upper woodland garden is planted in large sweeps of woodland shrubs and perennials, with large open areas of ground cover. The lower paths around the chapel walk contain a mix of perennials and roses planted in the English style of perennial gardening. After your tour concludes, you will enjoy lunch on your own in the area.
Tour #2 Enjoy a visit to the Asheville Farmers Market which sits on a thirty-six-acre site with a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains, and the Biltmore Estate. The market features displays of high quality fruits and vegetables, mountain crafts, jams, jellies, preserves, sourwood honey, fresh baked breads, cookies and dozens of other farm fresh items. Inside you will also find a deli that offers sandwiches and ice cream. You can enjoy lunch on your own here or at the ever-popular Moose Café next door. After leaving the Farmers Market you will head over to Biltmore Village. Biltmore Village is home to more than 40 shops and 10 cafes and restaurants. The Cathedral of All Souls is a Romanesque Revival landmark, while stuccoed cottages contain jewelry stores, galleries, and upscale boutiques. Farm-to-table restaurants, cafes, and craft breweries dot the area.
Tour #3 Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewery and Taproom. The upstairs Visitor Corridor includes a raised mezzanine for birds-eye views of the copper-clad brewhouse, a real-time look at fermenting beer and a visit to the warehouse and packaging hall. The Sierra Nevada Brewery is tucked into the forest, so make the most of this getaway. Enjoy lunch on your own in the Taproom where you can choose from 23 beers on tap and sample Southern inspired small plates such as duck fat fries and shrimp and grits. After lunch you might choose to sit fireside on the back porch or explore the nature trail.
Tour #4 Meet your local guide for a guided three-hour city tour of Asheville including a visit to the Mast General Store, Grove Arcade, Basilica of St. Lawrence, and more. After your tour, you will enjoy free time for shopping and lunch on your own at the Grove Arcade. Grove Arcade offers the quintessential Asheville shopping experience, embodying the citys character through unique and quality crafts and Restaurant Row on Page Avenue takes you around the World with some of Ashevilles most eclectic dining options all under one roof.
After some afternoon R&R at your hotel, take in a southern barbecue dinner & show hosted by the Whitewater Bluegrass Company Band at the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry. (B, D)
Day 4 Home: Bid a fond farewell to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina as we head home today after our wonderful celebration vacation!
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Akron/Fairlawn, OH|| Holiday Inn - 4073 Medina Rd, Akron, OH 44333 |
Park in back near dumpsters/do not block dumpsters
|Austinburg, OH|| Burger King 2239 State Rd #45 Austinburg OH 44010 |
no parking of cars
|Boardman, OH|| Tiffany-Marcs 7121Tiffany Blvd Boardman, OH 44514 |
Park between K & L lamp post
|Brooklyn, OH|| Walmart 10000 Brookpark Rd Brooklyn, OH 44130 |
Walmart lot West corner closest to Sam's Club
|Brookville, Pa|| Roseville Independent Chapel |
|Cambridge, OH|| Tractor Supply. 2135 Southgate Cambridge OH 43725 |
Park near Southgate Pkwy in front of grassy area
|Canton, OH|| Gabe's 5800 Whipple Ave., Canton, OH 44720 |
Park along edge of Whipple Ave.
|Conneaut Lake, PA|| Zatsick's Golden Dawn, 450 State ST Conneaut Lake, |
Park on north side of building along High St
|Conneaut, OH|| Heated Storage 199G Gateway Ave Conneaut OH 44030 |
Park in the parking lot near Auto Zone Sign
|Cortland, OH|| WalMart 2016 Millennium Dr 44410 |
Left at the truck entrance park left facing north
|Cranberry Township, PA|| Home Depot 25 Dutilh Rd Cranberry Twp. PA 16066 |
Park in north corner of lot closest to Dutilh Rd
|Dover, OH|| Wendy's 1047 N. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover, OH 44622 |
Park away from building
|Edinboro, PA|| WalMart 108Washington Towne Blvd N Edinboro16412 |
Park in the lot near the liquor store
|Erie, PA|| Cracker Barrel 7810 Interstate Dr Erie, PA 16509 |
Park far NW corner of Cracker Barrel parking lot
|Greenville, PA|| Anderson Coach and Travel - One Anderson Plaza |
Please park in lot to the right as you pull in
|Mansfield, OH|| Walmart 2485 Possum Run Rd Mansfield OH 44903 |
Park in the SW corner facing Possum Run Rd
|Meadville, PA|| Home Depot 18541 Smock Highway Meadville PA |
Park along RT322 facing Giant Eagle
|Mercer, PA|| Margarita Grill 835 Perry Hwy Mercer PA 16137 |
Park in Southwest Corner of the lot facing I-80
|Monroeville, PA|| Lowes 4200 William Penn Hwy Monroeville PA 15146 |
Park in the first isle facing RT 22
|New Castle, PA|| Walmart 2501 West State St New Castle, PA 16101 |
Park in lot closest to McDonalds
|Ravenna/Rootstown, OH|| McDonalds 4190 Lynn Rd Ravenna, OH 44266 |
Park in car area in truck parking lot
|Richfield, OH|| Days Inn 4742 Brecksville Rd Richfield, OH 44286 |
I-77 & RT 21 Park in South Parking Lot
|Seville, OH|| Pilot Travel Center 8924 Lake Rd Seville OH 44273 |
Park away from the entrance to the cafeteria
|Sharon, PA|| Reyers Shoe Store: Sharon City Center Sharon, Pa |
Park away from store close to S Water ST
|Willoughby, OH|| Days Inn 4145 OH-306 Willoughby OH 44094 |
Park in the back lot behind Days Inn
|Youngstown, OH|| WalMart 200 Goldie Rd, Youngstown OH 44505 |
Park in southwest corner park by the fence
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