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Biltmore Estate’s Victorian Christmas Splendor and an Appalachian Mountain Christmas

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Francisco from Del Mar, CA Number of programs attended: 28
Date attended: 12/07/14 - 12/12/14
The Biltmore House seen in candlelight at night and the next day in daylight were the highlights of the tour. At night it is difficult to see clearly but the ambiance is pleasant. Donna Marie Todd was outstanding, presenting a comedic skit, and Bobbie Pell, entertaining and informative in her presentation of Victorian poetry and music. Righton McCsllum was very good at giving us the historical context for what we saw. The greatest negative was the food. The holiday dinner at Deer Park was disappointing and the quality of the food at Montreat Inn was school cafeteria quality. As a whole, it was a pleasant but not outstanding way to spend the holidays.

Rosemary from Pisgah Forest, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/30/14 - 12/05/14
The program was very informative. I enjoyed all of it and recommend it to everyone. I had a great time and very much looking forward to the next Road Scholar trip.

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