10404
North Carolina
The Vanderbilts and Christmas At the Biltmore Estate
Celebrate the holidays at the Biltmore Estate, where you’ll enjoy behind-the-scenes access while learning the story of the Vanderbilts. Plus, join experts to explore nearby Asheville!
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Program No. 10404RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,075

At a Glance

Be part of the sparkling Christmas celebration at the Biltmore Estate, America's largest mansion. George Vanderbilt was the son of the wealthiest man in America at the turn of the century and his home, Biltmore, is an outstanding example of the country estates built during the Gilded Age. Learn about the Vanderbilt family, explore the grand house, enjoy the lavish Christmas decorations and become familiar with the men who built Biltmore and designed the extensive gardens and winery.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Gain insights from local historians and authors who have an in-depth knowledge of the Vanderbilts and the Biltmore Estate.
  • Learn about the Vanderbilt influence in Asheville and Western North Carolina, and explore the magnificent Vanderbilt Estate and Biltmore Village.
  • Immerse yourself in the history, arts and architecture of Asheville, including a visit to the Asheville Art Museum.
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