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The Charming Carolinas Tour - North and South
This tour of the charming Carolinas will take you on a journey through some of America's most fascinating history and grand plantation homes. The states are home to some wonderful beaches, quaint hamlets as well as incredible Smoky Mountain scenery. This tour is an ideal way to explore and discover the best of these American South states.
Price per person includes:
Return flights UK to Charlotte
10 nights accommodation in sought after locations
10 days mid-size car hire
A personalised road book with travel tips and day to day driving itinerary with local area information
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Cape Hatteras National seashore and the islands of the Outer Banks
Wilmington historic district and Cherokee Indian Reservation
Biltmore Estate and Plantation Homes
Charleston's Famous Garden Tours
The Lost Colony history and Winston Salem
Bon Voyage UK Chauffeur Service
Start in style and put the finishing touches to a memorable holiday with our Chauffeur Drive Service. Your smart, uniformed driver will meet you at your door and whisk you to and from the airport terminal so you are guaranteed a stress-free and relaxing journey. You’ll travel in a showroom condition Mercedes E Class for two people or a sumptuous Viano for families or groups up to six.
Your Bon Voyage travel consultant has all the details, so just mention if you’d like this option included in your holiday quote.
Day 1 : Arrive Charlotte
This city mixes the new with the traditional, voted one of the top destinations in America for fine dining, and well worth sampling their restaurants that evening before you set off on your journey the following day…
Days 2 - 3 : Charlotte to Charleston
Distance: 207 miles
Charleston is known for its romantic charm, its priceless preserved homes, and its gentility. Charleston's historic houses are open to the public and a fine example is Nathaniel Russell House. Numerous walking tours are available from house and garden tours by day or candlelight, Civil War tours, or for the brave ghost tours. Don't miss the Low Country near Charleston, home to the magnificent Boone Hall and Drayton Hall Plantation Homes.
Days 4 - 5 : Charleston to Cape Fear/Wilmington
Distance: 165 miles
With 31 miles of pristine shoreline North Carolinas Cape Fear region beckons you to its idyllic sandy island beaches and historic river town of Wilmington. This area is rich in heritage, which dates back to the early explorers; it's also the largest district on the celebrated list of Historic Places. If you're not strolling along Wilmington's River Walk or dining in the abundant fish restaurants, then relax and watch the world go by one of the many river cruises.
Days 6 - 7 : Wilmington to Nags Head, Outer Banks
Distance: 248 miles
The Outer Banks are a unique barrier of islands that form a giant sandbar; this leg of your journey is brimming with history too, from mans first successful powered flight by Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk to the fabled 'Lost Colony' that once existed and mysteriously disappeared here. Take time out to explore this coast where Blackbeard's boots once trod or simply soak in the sun at the wild Cape Hatteras National seashore.
Day 8 : Nags Head to Winston Salem
Distance: 298 miles
An early start is advised as you cross two thirds of North Carolina from east to west. You will want to arrive in time to enjoy Old Salem, the heart of Winston Salem; little changed in over 200 years, and one of the nations most authentic colonial sights. Dine in the Olde Tavern here as you view costumed interpreters recreate early 18th century life.
Days 9 - 10 : Winston Salem to Asheville
Distance: 144 miles
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and an hours drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Asheville is the perfect place to stay and experience this areas stunning scenery. Take a picnic in one of the many beauty spots or have a gentle hike through the protected forests. Travel through centuries of history of this area at the Cherokee Indian Reservation and Oconaluftee Indian Village or stroll the grounds of the exquisite Biltmore Estate a16th century French Renaissance Chateau surrounded by vineyards.
Day 11 : Asheville to Charlotte
It's a comfortable drive back to Charlotte for your afternoon flight home. However, your tour doesn't have to end here, perhaps head to the Country Music Capital, Nashville or catch a flight and relax on a Florida beach before you head home?
Call the travel experts at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Carolinas tour.