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Visit Asheville, Charleston, Dahlonega, Charlotte, Atlanta. Inclusions: Roundtrip airport transfer, 5 nights hotel accommodations

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  • Exclusive sightseeing tour to south & North Carolina major cities
  • "Gilded Age" Biltmore Estate, the biggest private estate in North America
  • 100% guaranteed departure; if cancelled 120% will be refunded

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  • Day 1
    Atlanta
  • Day 2
    Atlanta - Charleston (266 miles)
  • Day 3
    Charleston - Charlotte - Asheville (276 miles)
  • Day 4
    Asheville - Atlanta (197 miles)
  • Day 5
    Atlanta
  • Day 6
    Atlanta - Helen - Dahlonega - Atlanta (152 miles)
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Day 1 Atlanta

Guests should meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area at Atlanta International Airport and take the scheduled shuttle bus to the hotel. Complimentary pick-up service is available between 9 AM and 9 PM.
Standard Hotel: Baymont Inn & Suites Norcross or equivalent

Day 2 Atlanta - Charleston(266 miles)

In the morning, we head to east and will arrive the oldest and largest city in South Carolina, Charleston. First, we will visit an American heroine- The USS Yorktown, which is the tenth aircraft carrier to serve in the US Navy. Then we will take the Carolina Belle Cruise. During the scenic and relaxing tour, you will see lots of landmarks and points of interest! The one-hour Carriage tour of Charleston's historic district areas is an interesting blend of history combined with the witticism and humor of the tour guides.

Charleston is a city rich in history, tradition and Southern charm, attracting nearly 4 million visitors a year. Come explore Charleston and experience its fascinating vacation opportunities first-hand.

  • It is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (6-11 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $19|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • It's the best way to enjoy the beauty of the Charleston Harbor and learn the rich history of the Holy City
    Admission (Optional): Adult $27.56; Child (4-11 yrs) $20.14; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25.97|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • The Carriage tour of Charlestonís historic district areas is an interesting blend of history combined with the witticism and humor of the tour guides.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $27.56; Child (4-11 yrs) $16.96; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27.56|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Charleston Gateway or equivalent

Day 3 Charleston - Charlotte - Asheville(276 miles)

After departing from hotel, we will visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Later we will head for Charlotte, which is the largest city in North Carolina. In Charlotte, we will visit NASCAR hall of Fame, it wasn't just built to be a museum. It was built to be a shrine to the history, heritage, and future of the sport we love. And then we will stop to see the outsides of City Hall, bank of America headquarters. Then we'll go to Asheville for the night and take a Omni Grove Park Inn Night Tour.

Charleston is a city rich in history, tradition and Southern charm, attracting nearly 4 million visitors a year. Come explore Charleston and experience its fascinating vacation opportunities first-hand.

  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a historic house with gardens located on the Ashley River at 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston County, South Carolina.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (6-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate and is situated halfway between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. Charlotte is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina.

  • The NASCAR Hall of Fame honors drivers who have shown exceptional skill at NASCAR driving, all-time great crew chiefs and owners, and other major contributors to competition within the sanctioning body.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-7 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22; Junior (8-12 yrs) $18|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Asheville is home to a growing number artists and writers, and has been described as the "hippie capital of the South." If you are looking for good food and relaxing atmosphere, Asheville may be the right destination for you.

  • It is an historic resort hotel on the western-facing slope of Sunset Mountain within the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has been visited by many United States' presidents and many other notable personages. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel is an example of the Arts and Crafts style.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Baymont by Wyndham Asheville/Biltmore or equivalent

Day 4 Asheville - Atlanta(197 miles)

In the morning, we explore the city by foot, walking tour will provide lots of information about its vibrant arts scene and historic architecture. We depart around noon to visit Biltmore Estate. Also, we have a chance to visit Biltmore Winery ( Wine tasting MUST be 21+ years old). After that, we will move to Atlanta.

Asheville is home to a growing number artists and writers, and has been described as the "hippie capital of the South." If you are looking for good food and relaxing atmosphere, Asheville may be the right destination for you.

  • Asheville Walking Tour will provide lots of information about Asheville's vibrant arts scene and historic architecture.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes
  • Completed in 1985, Biltmore House and Gardens is George Vanderbilt's historic country estate located in Asheville, NC. The 250-room chateau is an architectural masterpiece, as well as the property's gardens and grounds which were designed by renowned architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $69.55; Child (10-16 yrs) $34.77; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $69.55|Opening Hours: Daily 8:30am - 6:30am|Duration: Approx. 4 Hours
Standard Hotel: Baymont Inn & Suites Norcross or equivalent

Day 5 Atlanta

In the morning, we will visit Georgia Institute of Technology which is one of the top research universities in the world. We will also visit Georgia State Capitol , Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, and Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. In the afternoon, we will first visit Atlanta Olympic Park, Inside CNN Studios, and Georgia Aquarium. Later we will go to the World of Coca-Cola, where we will get to know the history of this world's most famous soft drink.

Georgia's capital and largest city, Atlanta is a major Southern financial and cultural force and the focus of a metropolitan statistical area. Atlanta has "absolutely everything going for it-climate, location, great transportation, easy air access, and a government that's both cooperative and supportive." This is a judgment widely shared by both residents and visitors...

  • Commonly referred to as Georgia Tech, it is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shenzhen, China; and Singapore.
    Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
  • (Outside Visit) It's an architecturally and historically significant building in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It has been named a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes
  • The Park consists of several buildings including Martin Luther King Jr.'s boyhood home and the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where King was baptized and both his father Martin Luther King Sr. and he were pastors.
    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • The Margaret Mitchell House is a historic house museum located in Atlanta, Georgia. The structure was the home of author Margaret Mitchell.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $16; Child (3-12 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • It is a 21-acre public park located in downtown Atlanta built as part of the infrastructure improvements for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics.
  • This in-depth tour takes guests inside the CNN studios and offers a one-of-a-kind look into what is needed to produce a news show. The building itself is free to enter and includes a food court, restaurants, and specialty shops.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $16.34; Child (4-12 yrs) $13.07; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15.25; Junior (13-18 yrs) $15.25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • With exciting marine life on display, such as beluga whales, manta rays, whale sharks, and bottlenose dolphins, this aquarium in Atlanta was opened in 2005. It is currently the second largest aquarium in the world.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $43.15; Child (3-12 yrs) $36.67; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $39.91; incl. tax|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sat 9:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • The World of Coca-Cola is an interactive museum and exhibition that chronicles the history of the world-famous Coca-Cola company. As a special gift, each person who takes a tour receives a one-of-a-kind bottle of Coke.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $18.51; Child (3-12 yrs) $14.16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16.34|Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm, Fri - Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Baymont Inn & Suites Norcross or equivalent

Day 6 Atlanta - Helen - Dahlonega - Atlanta(152 miles)

Today we will head to Anna Ruby Falls and Helen Town. Then we will move to north to Dahlonega which is a site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush.

Helen is a village in White County, Georgia, United States, located along the Chattahoochee River. The population was 510 at the 2010 census.

  • Anna Ruby Falls is a pair of beautiful waterfalls, cascading in tandem through a beautiful slice of North Georgia forest. The twin waterfalls spill from a towering cliff in wispy white tendrils before splashing and pooling over mossy boulders. Itís is a great North Georgia outdoor destination in any season.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $3; Child (Under 15 yrs) Free|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
  • It's medieval Bavarian architecture, t's very exotic and there are a lot of special shops and restaurants in a small town full of German style.
    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

In 1828 Dahlonega was the site of the first major gold rush in the United States. The Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site stands in the middle of the town square, housed in the 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse.

  • The Consolidated Mine was a gold mine in Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States, just east of Dahlonega. Like most of the area around Dahlonega, the placer mining on the land on which the mine is located probably started during the Georgia Gold Rush. By 1880, the placer deposits were exhausted and the land was down to hard rock.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $16; Child (4-14 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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