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

Cosmopolitan Atlanta and charming Asheville: two very distinctive cities that represent old and new, each with its share of remarkable architecture, artistic culture and fascinating Southern history. Get the best of both worlds as you explore the essential sites in each city, and revel in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Learn how the city of Atlanta rose from the ashes of the Civil War to become a national center of commerce. And, in Asheville, discover its architectural legacy and history as an art colony and home to notable luminaries.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile a day on concrete paths. Standing one hour or more during museum field trips.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In Atlanta, study the history and continued struggles for social justice at the King Center, the Carter Center and the National Center for Civil Rights and Human Rights.
  • Experience Gilded-Age elegance at America's largest home, George Vanderbilt's 250-room Biltmore House.
  • Ride through the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains to visit locales immortalized by author Thomas Wolfe, enjoy lunch at a century-old railroad hotel and step back in time to the 1890s at Antler Hill Farm and Winery.
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Gail Bell
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Gail Bell has been involved in the city’s business, civic and cultural community for many years, and has seen Atlanta grow to its present importance on the international stage. Gail loves connecting with visitors from around the world and has enjoyed her own travels from Egypt to Europe, Australia to China, and almost all 50 states. In addition to her 20 year career as an educational excursion leader, Gail has an interior decorating business and is an author escort.
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