High Tea Tour

What is more peaceful than a cup of tea? How about four of them! Join us on our journey exploring legendary mansions & homes, depart on a carriage tour, experience a dinner cruise, and of course - try some great teas! What else could someone ever want? Take a Fun Trip today!

Duration
8 Days /7 Nights

Group size

Customization
Available!
Tour Inclusions: 7 nights’ accommodation; 7 breakfasts; 3 dinners; 4 afternoon teas; 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:
  • Cambridge Tea House
  • E Main Street Shops & Boutiques
  • Victorian Lady of Academy Hill
  • Tavern Dinner
  • Flight 93 National Memorial
  • Barter Theatre
  • Biltmore Estate
  • Antler Hill Village
  • Ivory Road Café & Kitchen
  • Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens
  • Historic Charleston
  • Carriage Tour
  • Historic Charleston’s City Market
  • Trolley & Factory Tour
  • Elmwood Inn Fine Tea
  • Dinner Cruise

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Cambridge Tea House
  • Arrive to Ohio.
  • Depart for the Cambridge Tea House. Cambridge Tea House in Marble Cliff, Ohio, will make you feel like you’ve temporarily traveled across the pond or stepped foot into a fairytale. It’s a little-known tea room with a charming atmosphere and delicious goodies that will keep you coming back for more.
  • Check-in to your local area hotel.
  • Enjoy your evening and dinner on own. (Meals: Afternoon Tea)
Day 2 - E Main Street Shops & Boutiques and Victorian Lady of Academy Hill
  • Prior to checking out, enjoy breakfast included at the hotel.
  • Depart for early check-in at your next hotel.
  • Enjoy free time at the quaint and charming boutique shops on E Main Street.
  • Enjoy an early afternoon of tea at Victorian Lady of Academy Hill. Offering fine loose leaf teas, beautiful teapots, tea accoutrements, tea books, soothing music, jewelry, specialty gift items, and Victorian home décor.
  • Return to hotel to freshen up and relax.
  • Later, depart for dinner included at a local Tavern & Table. A Victorian style restaurant located in downtown Ligonier.
  • Return to the hotel after dinner. (Meals: B, Afternoon Tea, D)
Day 3 - Flight 93 National Memorial & Barter Theatre
  • Prior to checking out, enjoy breakfast included at the hotel.
  • Depart for the Flight 93 National Memorial. Flight 93 National Memorial is a place to learn about the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 whose actions thwarted four hijackers' plans to fly their plane to a target in Washington, DC during the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. At Flight 93 National Memorial you can walk beside their final resting place, learn their stories, and honor their extraordinary courage in preventing an attack on our Nation’s Capital.
  • Stop for lunch on own en route to your next hotel.
  • Check-in and depart for dinner included at a famous inn.
  • After dinner, enjoy a show at the Barter Theatre.
  • Return to hotel. (Meals: B, D)
Day 4 - Biltmore Estate, Antler Hill Village, and Ivory Road Café & Kitchen
  • Prior to checking out, enjoy breakfast included at the hotel.
  • Depart for the Biltmore Estate. Meet at the Front Door for your self-guided tour (audio included). The Vanderbilt’s “country mansion” includes 65 fireplaces and 43 bathrooms, wow!
  • While visiting, enjoy lunch on own.
  • Enjoy free time at Antler Hill Village, here you can check out the exhibits (the new Downton Abbey exhibit premiers this day), the Antler Hill Barn with live demonstrations by blacksmiths, woodworkers and other craftspeople as well as friendly farm animals and of course, shop at their charming estate shops! The village features a large Village Green as well as an exhibition hall and much more!
  • Be sure to visit the Biltmore Winery, America’s most visited winery, and take advantage of their complimentary wine tastings in their tasting room.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at the Ivory Road Café & Kitchen. Thanks to the masterful culinary skills of the incredibly twenty-something pastry chef-owner Jill Wasilewski, afternoon tea at Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen is a scrumptious treat from start to finish. While jazz plays in the background, a mix of afternoon tea goers from college grads to retirees and young married couples fill the rooms of this former private residence, and I think, “this place is so Asheville.”
  • Check-in to your hotel on the Biltmore Estate and enjoy dinner on own tonight. (Meals: B)
Day 5 - Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens and Historic Charleston
  • Prior to checking out, enjoy breakfast included at the hotel.
  • Depart for South Carolina.
  • Arrive at the Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens and enjoy a House tour.
  • Enjoy a Garden Fantasy Tea – the unique afternoon tea. Guests will indulge in a sophisticated tea service full of breath-taking views and Charleston charm.
  • Transfer to Historic Charleston for free time and dinner on own.
  • Depart and check-in to your hotel. (Meals: B, Afternoon Tea)
Day 6 - Carriage Tour, Historic Charleston’s City Market, and Trolley & Factory Tour
  • Prior to checking out, enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning.
  • Enjoy a carriage tour with Palmetto Carriage Works.
  • Free time in Historic Charleston’s City Market.
  • Later, arrive at Charleston Tea Garden. Take a Trolley & Factory Tour and then enjoy a boxed lunch while visiting.
  • Home to The Charleston Tea Garden, Wadmalaw provides the perfect environment for propagating tea. With its sandy soils, sub-tropical climate and average rainfall of 52 inches per year, Wadmalaw possesses idyllic conditions for the Camellia Sinensis tea plant. This plant is currently used to produce both black and green teas and exists in over 320 varieties on the 127 acre grounds of the Charleston Tea Garden.
  • Depart with a goodie bag and stop for dinner on own en route.
  •  Check-in to your hotel for the evening. (Meals: B)
Day 7 - Elmwood Inn Fine Tea & Dinner Cruise
  • Check out and depart with grab and go breakfast.
  • Arrive at Elmwood Inn Fine Teas for a Tea Tasting.
  • Depart and enjoy free time and lunch on own downtown Danville.
  • Shops and restaurants within walking distance from Elmwood Inn.
  • Check-in to your hotel.
  • Board the Legendary Lady for a memorable experience and enjoy a Dinner Cruise. The Great Steamboat Race is a Kentucky Derby tradition that dates to 1963. This year, The Belle of Louisville will be racing the Belle of Cincinnati and the American Duchess down the Ohio River.
  • Dock, disembark, & return to the hotel for the remainder of the evening. (Meals: B, D)
Day 8 - Farewell Tea Party
  • Prior to checking out, enjoy breakfast included at the hotel in this morning.
  • Arrive at Tilly's Tea Room for a Farewell Tea Party.
  • Depart for home. (Meals: B, Afternoon Tea)

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