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Biltmore Blooms Festival of Flowers: Asheville, NC

Biltmore Estate; Photo Courtesy of The Biltmore Company
Reynolda House Conservatory, Biltmore Estate; Photo Courtesy of The Biltmore Company Biltmore Estate Festival of Flowers Biltmore Estate; Photo Courtesy of The Biltmore Company

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Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Biltmore's gardens, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, are alive with color as spring arrives. Enjoy special events and the beauty of tulips, azaleas, and countless other flowers during Festival of Flowers.


5 Days/4 Nights

Meals Included:

4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners


$1,079.00 Per Person

NOTE: Itinerary subject to change

Day 1:
Travel to Wytheville, VA
Lunch on own en route
One overnight at Country Inn & Suites
Dinner on own

Day 2:
Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to Asheville, NC
Lunch and Free Time on own at The Grove Arcade
Guided sightseeing tour of Asheville
Two overnights at Comfort Suites Outlet Center
Dinner at Stone Ridge Tavern, Asheville, NC

Day 3:
Breakfast included at hotel
Enjoy Biltmore Blooms at the Biltmore Estate
Self Guided Audio Tour of Biltmore Estate (includes Gardens and Winery)
Lunch on own
Dinner on own

Day 4:
Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to Winston-Salem, NC
Admission to Reynolda House
Lunch & Free time on own at Reynolda Village
Travel to Harrisonburg, VA
One overnight at Hyatt Place Harrisonburg
Dinner at Wood Grill Buffet

Day 5:
Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Travel to Winchester, VA
Admission to the Museum of the Shenandoah
Self guided tour of the House, Gardens and Museum
Travel to Hagerstown, MD
Lunch included at Bulls & Bears Restaurant
Travel home

Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Biltmore Blooms at Biltmore Estate
Gorgeous blooms will be in full glory as 100,000 tulips welcome springtime during Biltmore's annual Biltmore Blooms. The estate-wide event celebrates the beauty of George Vanderbilt's 8,000-acre property - a regal French Chateau and National Historic Landmark tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville.

Tulips mark the beginning of the festival, greeting visitors at Biltmore's main entrance and continuing into the Walled Garden and elsewhere around the estate. You won't want to miss the vibrant colors in the 20-acre azalea garden and cascades of native and exotic blooms in the natural gardens and along the walking trails.

Enjoy activities such as live music daily in the Conservatory and Winter Garden, seminars at A Gardener's Place in the Conservatory and special menus in the restaurants, and Festival of Flowers commemorative wines at the Winery.

Tours are self guided of the house, gardens and winery.

Biltmore Estate, America's largest private residence, begins its 2nd century with all the grace and elegance it has enjoyed since its grand opening in 1895.

Asheville, NC Sightseeing Tour
Spend time discovering downtown Asheville, the most architecturally diverse city in North Carolina. Visitors will find more Art Deco architecture here than in any other southeastern city outside of Miami Beach. Consistently ranked on American Style's list of the nation's top 25 arts destinations, Asheville is known as a collector's and shopper's paradise.

Also view the Basilica of St. Lawrence, D.M. Roman Catholic Church, and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial.

Museum of the Shenandoah
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley offers a great overview of the area.

Experience a Self-Guided Tour of the Historic House:
A historic gem full of art and antiques furnished by one of the Valley's most significant private collectors.

Discover the Gardens on a Self-Guided Tour:
You'll be amazed by the six acres of spectacular gardens surrounding the historic house. The Glen Burnie Gardens are among the most beautiful public gardens in Virginia. Garden spaces range from a formal Grand Allee to a tiny Hidden Garden.

Explore The Museum on a Self-Guided Tour:
The newly opened museum houses four major gallery spaces, including the Shenandoah Valley Gallery, where objects, state-of-the-art multi-media presentations, and dioramas help Valley history come alive. In addition to its collection of Valley objects, the museum showcases two outstanding Valley collections.

Lunch is available in the Museum Tea Room, with dining indoors or on the outdoor patio.

Reynolda House
The Reynolda House is the 1917 estate of industrialist R.J. Reynolds. The 64 room home contains original furnishings, family clothing & children's toys. This homelike background is the setting for an art collection considered to be the best selection of American art south of Washington.

The Grove Arcade
Built by E.W. Grove, the visionary and creator of the Grove Park Inn, the Grove Arcade opened in 1929 and thrived until World War II as one of the country's leading public markets. The historically renovated Grove Arcade reopened to the public in 2002 as a destination featuring boutique shopping, exciting dining and regional crafts in a beloved downtown architectural wonder.

The Grove Arcade features a well-rounded shopping experience. From sophisticated furniture to American and Italian designer clothing to arts and crafts straight out of the mountain valleys.

There are several eclectic dining options, all under one roof. Be it a simple burger or an entree from Latin America, Italy or Thailand, enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Grove Arcade.

Accommodations Day 1: Country Inn and Suites, Wytheville, VA

The hotel features a fitness center, indoor pool, and whirlpool.

Guestrooms include coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/board, microwave, and refrigerator.

Accommodations Days 2 and 3: Comfort Suites Outlet Center, Asheville, NC

The Comfort Suites Outlet Center is conveniently located near the Asheville Outlets.

The hotel features an outdoor Pool (seasonal) and fitness room.

Comfort Suites offers a full hot breakfast each morning. The Harbor Inn Seafood Restaurant is located adjacent to the hotel. There are also several restaurants located within walking distance.

Guestrooms include coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/board, microwave and refrigerator.

Day 4: Hyatt Place Harrisonburg, VA

Hotel features an indoor pool and fitness room.

Guestrooms include coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/board, and mini-refrigerator.

-This trip contains time on own with walking.

At the Biltmore: Guests may carry small personal bags no larger than 19" x 14" x 9" Backpacks/ wheeled bags are prohibited. Biltmore is not accepting cash right now. Acceptable forms of payment are credit or debit cards at this time.

-Your visit to Biltmore House includes three floors and several flights of stairs. Because of the historic architecture, only the First and Second Floors are accessible by wheelchair. Guests who are unable to go to the Third Floor and Basement may visit the designated Second Floor rest area and watch a video of the rooms they are unable to access.

Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

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