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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.
Enjoy a true culinary adventure as you learn about Southern food culture and savor “down home” cooking. Led by experts, take fascinating — and tasty! — field trips to key sites with great meals and plenty of samples along the way.


• Get inside access to the birthplace of Smithfield Ham, discuss unchanged Colonial methods of salt-curing with employees, and get up close to the smokehouse to learn more about the smoking process.
• Discuss the differences between Eastern vs. Western schools of North Carolina barbeque with local chefs and pit masters and sample the wide showcase of cooking techniques and sauces that underscore the nuances of regional tastes.
• Learn how Virginia peanuts are grown and processed, study Virginia’s wines at a local vineyard, and chat with farmers, butchers, bakers, and candy-makers.

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Walking up to two miles over varied terrain; some hills, stairs; standing up to an hour.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Norfolk 3 nights; Coach to Chapel Hill 2 nights; Return to and depart from Norfolk.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips


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