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Biltmore Christmas 6 DAYS

NC8121 Dec 01 to Dec 06, 2018

Day 1 Middletown, OH
This morning we set out on a Christmas extravaganza making our way to Middletown for the night. Tonight, we take in Light Up Middletown, a drive through light display!

Day 2 Asheville, NC
This morning, we include admission to EnterTRAINment Junction. See the magic of Christmas at the home of the World’s Largest Indoor Train Display. We continue a scenic drive through the hills of Kentucky and on to Asheville NC where we check into our hotel for a two night stay. (B)

Day 3 Asheville,
Mid morning we head to Antler Village for some free time of shopping and exploring. Here you can also enjoy an intimate look at the family that created Biltmore through the exhibition, The Biltmore Legacy: The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad and enjoy a tour and sampling of the Estates own wines. Lunch on your own before we head to the Biltmore Estate for a self guided tour of the mansion, including Audio. Take your time to explore Christmas at Biltmore. How do you decorate America's largest private home for Christmas? It takes months of planning, dozens of Fraser fir trees, miles of ribbon, red and white poinsettias by the truckload, and thousands of ornaments that culminates with the arrival of a jaw-dropping 35-foot Fraser fir tree in the Banquet Hall! George Vanderbilt opened his Biltmore home to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895 and nowhere is the feeling of a Victorian Christmas more beautifully interpreted. Vanderbilt's descendants carry on their great grandfather's tradition of holiday hospitality making Christmas at Biltmore one of the Southeast's most beloved holiday traditions Later we sit down to a delicious dinner at the Deer Park Restaurant (B,D)

Day 4 Charlotte, NC
This morning a leisurely drive takes us to Charlotte where we’ll take a walk through history at the Billy Graham Library and Museum, designed to reflect Billy Graham’s journey from a humble farm boy to an international ambassador of God’s love. Wander through the Graham homestead and browse through the many books and gifts in Ruth’s Attic. While here, we enjoy a light lunch on your own at The Graham Brothers Dairy Bar.
This evening enjoy a delicious dinner at NarroWay Theatre followed by the inspirational performance. Before arriving at the theatre we make a stop at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Stroll through the 8,000 sq. ft. Orchid Conservatory and walk along the meandering paths of the outside gardens all elegantly decorated with light displays for the holiday season. (B,D)

Day 5 Pittsburgh, PA
We continue our travels north to Pittsburgh. On arrival we take time to see the Pittsburgh Crèche, a larger-than-life nativity scene. The worlds only authorized replica of the Vatican’s Christmas crèche on display in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, it measures 64 feet wide, 42 feet high, 36 feet deep, and weighs approximately 66,000 pounds and includes a total of twenty life-size figures. We overnight in Pittsburgh. (B)

Day 6 Home
Before setting our sights for home we visit The Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning, designed as gifts to the University of Pittsburgh from the various ethnic groups that settled in Allegheny County. The period depicted in the architecture of each rooms is one important to the culture, and generally prior to 1787, the date of the U.S. Constitution. During the holiday season the Nationality Classrooms are decorated in the traditional holiday styles of the countries they represent. Where else can you visit 26 countries in one day!
From here we return back across the border and on to our starting points. (B)

Cost Includes:

  • Relaxing Motor Coach Transportation
  • Five nights’ accommodation
  • Taxes & US exchange
  • Luggage handling - one per person
  • Light Up Middletown
  • EnterTRAINment Junction
  • Antler Village and shops
  • Dinner at Biltmore’s Deer Park Restaurant
  • Biltmore House self guide Tour with audio
  • Billy Graham Library and Museum
  • Dinner theatre Performance
  • Holidays at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
  • Pittsburgh Crèche
  • Nationality Rooms at Cathedral of Learning
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Services of a Hanover Holidays Tour Director

Price (Cdn) per person

Twin $1399.00
Triple $1259.00
Quad $1179.00
Single $1899.00
HST does not apply to this tour

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