Breathtaking Biltmore Christmas

MARS HOLIDAY TOUR WELCOMES SMALL GROUPS WITH PRICING FOR 20 MINIMUM

Enjoy a 2 Night, 3 Day Stay in Asheville, North Carolina, for your Christmas celebrations! Make this year special with an amazing visit to the impressive Biltmore Estate, decorated top to bottom with beautiful decorations. This incredible package also includes a toe tapping show to bring joy and plenty of good food to go around!

Duration
3 Days /2 Nights

Group size
20

Customization
Available!
Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: 2 nights’ accommodation; 2 breakfasts; 2 dinners;  admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity. Except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested.
Highlights:
  • Carl Sandburg Home
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Opry
  • Asheville Event Center
  • Lake Lure Inn
  • Biltmore Estate
  • Antler Hill Village
  • Biltmore Winery

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Asheville Event Center Dinner & Show
  • Check-in to your suite, then arrive to Asheville Event Center and enjoy an included dinner and show.
  • Experience a toe tapping evening at the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry Dinner Show. Enjoy some of the finest Southern Style BBQ. Depart for Hotel after dinner. (Meals: D)
   
Day 2 - Carl Sandburg Home, Lake Lure Inn Lunch, & Biltmore Estate
  • Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel this morning.
  • Board motor coach and depart for the Carl Sandburg Home, Connemara, the home of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer. The Sandburg family enjoyed a simple holiday at home at Connemara. They handmade gifts and baked Swedish cookies, gathered holly and greenery from the grounds to decorate mantels and tables, cut a white pine from the woods as the Christmas tree. Favorite tree ornaments were glass birds. The Christmas season was a time when the family was home and Carl Sandburg took a break from traveling. They gathered in the living room to listen to music, sing folk songs, and read stories.( pending availability)
  • Enjoy free time in Hendersonville on the quaint main street.
  • Don’t miss the Mast Hardware store! The Mast General Store was built, at least the first of its many rooms, in 1882 by Henry Taylor and opened in 1883. In 1897 half interest in the store was sold to W. W. Mast, a member of a pioneer family that settled in the valley. For the next 60 years, the store was owned and managed by the Mast Family. The store was sold by the Mast Family in 1973 to a doctor in Atlanta and a professor at Appalachian State University. Around about that same time, the site was named to the National Register of Historic Places as one of the finest remaining examples of an old country general store
  • Enjoy lunch included at Lake Lure Inn. Their Veranda Restaurant exemplifies a true fine dining experience. Join for an exquisite meal located just inside the main hotel. Enjoy elegant dining and a quaint place to unwind in the Tanner Dining Room or take in the breathtaking views of the mountains on the Veranda Terrace. Cool breezes, lakeside views, and the finest foods are just a few of the specialties offered by the Inn.
  • Arrive at the Biltmore Estate. Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt's 250-room French château is a real life wonder. Check in for your tour.
  • Enjoy a self-guided visit of Biltmore House that unveils a fresh look at how people lived and worked in America’s largest home.
  • Also, explore the acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, during your visit. Enjoy the Christmas Splendor during the day.
  • Visit Antler’s Hill’s Village and Winery. Discover our new village that connects the estate's present and past, providing a relaxing place for dining, shopping, historical exhibits, and new ways to experience Biltmore's hospitality. The village is a casual place extending the Biltmore experience, from our fun and relaxing Winery to exhibits at The Biltmore Legacy to delectable pub fare and ale at Cedric's Tavern. You can also enjoy live entertainment on the Village Green, explore farm life in the early 1900s at our Farm, and get ready to explore our 8,000-acre backyard at the Outdoor Adventure Center.
  • Enjoy a Candlelight Christmas Buffet dinner at the Deerpark Restaurant.
  • Explore Biltmore House during this holiday evening, when candles and fireplaces fill the grand home with a warm glow, accenting delicate ornaments and priceless treasures with metallic shine and sparkle, and music warms the heart. Bus Drop off and parking is available.
  • Board motor coach and return to hotel for the evening. (Meals: B, D)
 
Day 3 - Western NC Farmer's Market & Depart for Home
  • Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel this morning prior to checking out.
  • Board motor coach and head to the Western NC Farmer’s Market. The market is open year round, seven days a week and has outdoor and indoor areas. Check out the vendors, purchase a snack for the road and use the restrooms. The retail area 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.
  • Board motor coach, enjoy lunch, and dinner on own en route. (Meals: B)
 

Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, (student groups exempt) or any upgrades or add-ons unlisted from itinerary as stated. Pricing may vary based on day of arrival or other conditions. Personalized itineraries with custom pricing and/or additional transportation can be created and added based on client needs and upon client’s request. MARS will customize quotes or personalize itineraries for FREE.
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