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MONTREAT, NORTH CAROLINA

The Biltmore Estate and Beyond: Discover the Wonders of Western North Carolina

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Program #18073RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
Uncover all that western North Carolina has to offer. Study the visionary craftsmen behind the Biltmore Estate, learn how reaction to Thomas Wolfe’s autobiographical novel “Look Homeward, Angel” is said to have inspired the famous “You Can’t Go Home Again.” Discover breathtaking views from Chimney Rock, see a show at North Carolina’s state theater and visit the North Carolina Arboretum with a naturalist.


Highlights

• Learn about Vanderbilt family history and visit the 125,000-acre grounds of the Biltmore Estate.
• Explore downtown Asheville and the "Old Kentucky Home" boarding house where Thomas Wolfe grew up.
• Take an expert-led walk through the Carl Sandburg House and meet the herd at Connemara Farms, a goat farm once owned by the Sandburgs.

Activity Notes

Considerable walking, some uneven terrain, many stairs at Biltmore Estate and other sites.

Coordinated by Montreat Conference Center.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

Ratings

4.5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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