Georgia/North Carolina
On the Road: Atlanta and Asheville, a Tale of Two Cities
This exciting itinerary connects some of the South’s most beautiful and iconic locations, from the Biltmore Estate to Atlanta’s Civil War battlefields.
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Program No. 21264RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Embark on an adventure from cosmopolitan Atlanta, Ga., to charming Asheville, N.C. Begin in Georgia’s capital with a visit to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum and a behind-the-scenes experience in CNN’s world headquarters. The museums and mansions on the campus of the Atlanta History Center round out your stay in this lovely city before you set out on a scenic drive into the mountains to picturesque Asheville. There, immerse yourself in the history of the Biltmore Estate and discover why chocolate and red wine pair so well during a tasting at the Biltmore winery.
Activity Level
Walking up to one mile a day on concrete paths. Standing one hour or more during museum field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On the journey from Atlanta to Asheville, revel in the beauty of the Appalachian vistas and walk with an expert through the historic Balsam Mountain Inn.
  • Learn how the city of Atlanta rose from the ashes of the Civil War to become a national center of commerce.
  • In Asheville, discover rich architectural legacy and its history as an art colony, healing resort and home to notable statesmen and luminaries.
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Guy Stephen Davis
Dr. Steven Davis is passionate about the history he presents and is a favorite speaker for Road Scholar on the history of Atlanta and the Civil War. He taught American history and government at Oglethorpe University, served as the director of education at the Medical Association of Georgia, and is currently director of Medical Relations for Mutual Insurance Company. Steve enjoys speaking at conferences, symposiums, and round tables, and is the author of numerous publications on the Civil War.
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