North Carolina’s state capital is Raleigh, and if you plan to arrive into the Carolinas directly then Raleigh-Durham is a splendid gateway airport to start your holidays from. The state boasts a delightful climate, charming historical towns, fabulous shopping and peerless golf. Springtime sees North Carolina ablaze with blooming azaleas, dogwood, and rhododendron and the amazing “Fall foliage” season will rival anything New England has to offer.
There are miles of unspoiled beaches and coastal barrier islands such as the Cape Hatteras National Seashore which has 70 miles of glorious beaches beginning in South Nags Head and stretches as far as Ocracoke island, once the base of the pirate Blackbeard.
You will find yourself wondering why it took so long to discover North Carolina for yourself.
Georgia and the Carolinas - Southern Hospitality, Sunny Shores and Smoky Mountains
Journey South - New Orleans to Charleston
USA Rail Holiday - Journey South
The Charming Carolinas Tour - North and South
The Blue Ridge Parkway: The Ultimate Driving Trip
Exploring North Carolina
An American History Tour
Spirit of the South - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour
Only In America - In search of the legendary Blackbeard's Treasure
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Biltmore Estate
The Blue Ridge Parkway
Dirty Dancing Festival, North Carolina
Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford