Christmas at The Greenbrier
featuring The Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evening
 7 Days • 11 Meals
Air Holiday
Experience the holidays at two of the nation’s premier estates - the luxurious Greenbrier Resort tastefully decorated and the exquisite Biltmore Estate featuring their Candlelight Christmas Tour and dinner.

 Highlights
  • 11 Meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 2 nights in Richmond, Virginia with a guided tour
  • Visit Tredegar Civil War Center as well as the Museum of the White House of the Confederacy
  • Spend 1 night at the luxurious Greenbrier Resort, lovingly decorated for the holidays
  • Enter the Bunker, a top-secret underground bunker in the mountains of West Virginia
  • Visit Tamarack, a treasure trove of West Virginia crafts and foods
  • Tour the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Estate tour of the beautiful Biltmore Estate featuring its larger-than-life Yuletide celebration
  • Special holiday dinner at the Biltmore Estate and Candlelight Christmas Tour to experience the home as the warm glow of firelight and candlelight fill the rooms
  • Tour the Billy Graham Library and Museum, and follow his life from humble farm boy to international figure
  • Evening visit to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens featuring holiday lights, live music, holiday shopping and crackling fires
  • $35 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Arrive in Virginia
Your holiday adventure begins in Richmond, Virginia with a transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D
Day 2  Richmond Sightseeing and Tredegar Civil War Center
A local guide conducts a sightseeing tour of Richmond to see the many historic sights and learn about the city’s connection to the American Civil War. Then, visit the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, the nation’s first museum to interpret the Civil War. Here, learn about the Civil War – its causes, its course and its legacies. It is here that the people who decided America’s future, whether Union, Confederate or African American, are gathered to tell their stories. Also, visit the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, designated as a National Historic Landmark and an architectural treasure. Meals: B, L
Day 3  The Greenbrier Resort
Nestled in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia lies The Greenbrier, “America’s Resort.” Listed on the registry of Historic Hotels of America, The Greenbrier features beautifully appointed guestrooms and magnificent lobbies. The halls of the resort are decked with thousands of poinsettias and Christmas greens which make this a holiday to remember. A historical tour of this architectural masterpiece is included as well a visit to the resort’s famed underground bunker. This one time top-secret structure is now open to the public. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the resort. Meals: B, D
Day 4  Tamarack and Birthplace of Country Music
Depart the Greenbrier and stop at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia. This unique retail outlet features artisan products and food fare from across the Mountain State. Shop from over 20,000 items, try local cuisine and visit the galleries. Later, come to the town of Bristol which straddles the Tennessee and West Virginia state line. Here, you visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a state of the art, interactive experience which celebrates the influence and importance of Bristol's rich and unique musical heritage. Meal: B
Day 5  Christmas at the Biltmore Estate
Today, experience Christmas at the Biltmore with an estate tour. Recapture the magic of the season at America’s largest home. The larger-than-life Yuletide celebration includes dozens of Christmas trees, more than 400 wreaths and bows and over 700 poinsettias. The highlight is the 35-foot Fraser fir covered with ornaments, tinsel and beading. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a special holiday dinner at the Biltmore Estate and their Candlelight Christmas Tour to experience the home as the warm glow of firelight and candlelight fill the rooms. Choirs and musicians perform holiday favorites as the home is transformed into a vision of enchanted beauty. Meals: B, D
Day 6  Billy Graham Library and Museum
Travelling to North Carolina today, come to the Billy Graham Library and Museum. Designed to reflect his journey from a humble farm boy to an international figure, the barn-shaped building is filled with exhibits, personal possessions, a book store and replica of Billy’s boyhood home. In the evening, a visit to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens is made for their annual Holidays at the Garden featuring holiday lights, an illuminated prairie garden and a musically-orchestrated topiary display. There’s live music, holiday shopping, crackling fires to warm hands and a host of model train displays. Meals: B, D
Day 7  Travel Home
After breakfast, a group transfer to the Charlotte airport is available for flights out after 10:00 a.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1-2  Hampton Inn & Suites DowntownRichmond, Virginia
Days 3  The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Days 4-5  Hampton Inn, Asheville, North Carolina
Days 6  Drury Inn & Suites, Charlotte, North Carolina
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room Availability
November 29, 2020 Request a Quote $2,298 add $829 Available
December 6, 2020 Request a Quote $2,298 add $829 Available
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Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Richmond is $259 and in Charlotte is $169, tax included.

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