Multi-Day Trips

Christmas at the Biltmore Estate Asheville, NC

5-Day; 4-Night Trip

November 9 - 12, 2016

The Biltmore Estate - beautifully decorated for Christmas. We'll end our full day of travel with dinner at the Grove Park Inn. On Day 2, enjoy an historical tour of Asheville, including the Folk Art Center. There will be a stop at the Grove Arcade for some shopping and lunch (on your own) before we visit Biltmore Village, which was built in the 1890s as a classic planned community at the entrance of Biltmore Estate. Dinner tonight will be at the Deerpark Restaurant on the grounds of the Estate, featuring a buffet of Southern-style entrees and Appalachian specialties. This evening enjoy the Candlelight Christmas Evening Tour of Biltmore House, which is completely illuminated with candles and soft lights as it was when George Vanderbilt officially opened the home on Christmas Eve, 1895. Day 3, we'll have all-day access to the Biltmore Estate, the Winery, Antler Hill Village and the grounds. We'll have the evening free to enjoy dinner (on your own) at one of the fabulous restaurants in downtown Asheville. 

Lodging will be at the Four Points by Sheraton in downtown Asheville. Reservations and full payment are due by September 1st. 

NOTE: This trip will depart from and return to CCBC Essex.


  • $1,078 per person – Double (2 people sharing a room)
  • $1,237 Single

Includes coach, 3 nights lodging, baggage handling (1 bag per person), 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, all tours/admissions, taxes, gratuities and host.

Please call for complete itinerary and reservations form – 410.840.1717

Southern Charm Holiday

December 4 – 9, 2016

Historic Charleston – Boone Hall Plantation – James Island County Park Holiday Display – Savannah – Factors Walk – Jekyll Island – Christmas Caroling – and much more!

Book by May 28 and save $100 per person!
$2779 per person – Double
$3379 – Single

Deposit of $250 plus travel insurance (optional) due by May 28.

Price includes round trip air, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotels and hotel transfers; transportation to airport from CCBC Essex, 8 meals and all sights as indicated in itinerary. Please call 443-840-1717 for complete itinerary and reservation form.

Coming in 2017!

The Pacific Northwest: Oregon & Washington

September 22 - October 1, 2017
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Bend, Oregon...
  • Astoria, Oregon
  • Port Angeles, Washington
  • Seattle, Washington
Addition highlights include Portland's Japanese Gardens, Crater Lake & Olympic National Park, tastings at a brewery and a cheese factory, Seattle's Space Needle and Pike Place Market, plus stunning coastline and mountain landscapes.

This tour combines an invigorating blend of city and wilderness!

$3789 – double (per person)
$4639 – single

Deposit of $450 due by April 22, 2017

Price includes round trip air fare, all taxes and fees, hotel and hotel transfers, all sites as indicated in itinerary, breakfast daily, plus 4 three-course dinners.

Please call 443-840-1717 for information packet including day-by-day itinerary and reservation form.