BEST OF THE CAROLINAS’ – 15 Days | May 9, 2022
- Double $TBD
- Single $TBD
Included Meals: • 7 Continental Breakfasts • 1 Fehr-Way Dinner • Buffet Breakfast at Gaylord Opryland Resort
DEPOSIT: $200 per person, plus optional travel insurance due at booking. Final payment due March 25, 2022.
$50 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT if deposit made by FEBRUARY 8, 2022.
DAY 1 WINNIPEG – MINNEAPOLIS, MN Hop-aboard and get acquainted with your new travelling companions as we begin our journey to the East Coast of the United States.
DAY 2 MINNEAPOLIS – MERRILLVILLE, IN Today, we continue our journey through Minnesota and Wisconsin, where we travel along the edge of picturesque Wisconsin Dells, on the way to Indiana.
DAY 3 MERRILLVILLE – LOUISVILLE, KY This morning, we will head to the Blue Grass State of Kentucky to overnight in Louisville, where we visit the Kentucky Derby Museum and the famous Churchill Downs.
DAY 4 LOUISVILLE – ASHEVILLE, NC Travelling through the Great Smoky and the Appalachian Mountains, we’re en route to one of the most popular eastern mountain resorts, Asheville; known for its vibrant art scene and historic architecture.
DAY 5 ASHEVILLE – CHARLOTTE, NC Today we tour America’s largest privately-owned home, The Biltmore House. Originally constructed between 1889 and 1895, by George Washington Vanderbilt II, it contains 250 rooms and rests on the 7000-acre Biltmore Estate overlooking the Smoky Mountains. Later today we’ll arrive in Charlotte, North Carolina.
DAY 6 CHARLOTTE – MYRTLE BEACH, SC (2 NIGHTS) Visit the Billy Graham Library this morning. Designed to reflect Billy Graham’s journey from humble farm boy to America’s Pastor, the barn-shaped building is located on 20 landscaped acres, only miles from where Billy grew up. This afternoon we’ll arrive in Myrtle Beach, famous for being the central city on the Grand Strand with 60 miles of white sand beaches. This evening we’ll listen to a medley of music, including country, pop, gospel, Broadway, jazz and more at the Carolina Opry. Generous helpings of comedy and dance helped to get the Carolina Opry voted the state’s most outstanding attraction.
DAY 7 MYRTLE BEACH Today, we are off to Barefoot Landing – an area combining beauty and nature with the fun and excitement of shopping, dining and entertainment. Migratory waterfowl, exotic fish and wildlife make Barefoot Landing their home. A stroll along the boardwalk is reminiscent of an old fishing village. As a gentle breeze blow across the 27-acre lake, you may choose to sit and just relax during this shopping excursion!
DAY 8 MYRTLE BEACH – CHARLESTON, SC (2 NIGHTS) Travel down the coast to Charleston – a city steeped in history and southern charm – and visit Brookgreen Gardens. These sculptured gardens span 9,100 acres and include several different themes with American figurative sculptures inside. A guided tour will provide us with the history of the gardens as well as some of the plant life in South Carolina Low Country. This afternoon, tour the Boone Hall Plantation – a Colonial Revival Style home with slave cabins.
DAY 9 CHARLESTON A Guided Tour of Charleston takes us along cobblestone streets lined with 18th-century architecture and an old slave market area. Take a Harbour Boat Tour this afternoon and capture this historic city from a different perspective.
DAY 10 CHARLESTON – CHATTANOOGA, TN Today, start your journey west as you travel to the home of the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo.
DAY 11 CHATTANOOGA – NASHVILLE, TN This morning we will visit the beautiful Rock City Gardens. Located atop Lookout Mountain, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking panoramic views of 7 states.
DAY 12 NASHVILLE, TN Grab your cowboy hat and boots because today we explore Music City, Nashville, Tennessee. Located in downtown Nashville, we will visit the “Smithsonian of Country Music” the Country Music Hall of Fame today. Immerse yourself in the stories and traditions of the music through artifacts, photographs and vintage video of country music legends. No visit to Nashville would be complete without a show at the Grand Ole Opry, enjoy Gold Circle seats at this live performance phenomenon.
DAY 13 NASHVILLE – BLOOMINGTON, IN Travelling through Illinois, we overnight in Bloomington, named for its profusion of flowers.
DAY 14 BLOOMINGTON – MINNEAPOLIS, MN Today our travels take us through farm country and into the Twin Cities. This evening, enjoy a Fehr-Way Dinner.
DAY 15 MINNEAPOLIS – WINNIPEG, MB Homeward bound with memories of important historical events, gorgeous flower gardens and white-sand beaches.
- Luxury Motorcoach
- Quality Accommodations
- Passport Required