Upon arrival in Asheville we’ll visit Biltmore Estate during their Festival of Flowers. 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. This Grand European estate was built by George Vanderbilt. Completed in 1895, it took a thousand workers five years to build. Inside are art treasures from Europe and outside are acres of formal gardens and miles of landscaped roadways. The grounds and gardens of this European-style estate are most beautiful at this time of the year. The house will be decorated throughout with flowers, plants, and greenery representing the entire spectrum of the growing season. Included in the estate admission is the Antler Hill Village. The Village encompasses the Winery and Farm. Explore farm life in the early 1900s with knowledgeable interpreters and exhibits in the historic Barn. Step into the everyday life of families who lived on the estate raising livestock, tending crops, and working at Biltmore Dairy. The Barn is alive with blacksmiths, woodworkers, and other craft demonstrations. An old-fashioned Mercantile shop offers Appalachian crafts, dry goods, old-fashioned candy, and more. Through audio storytelling and elegant clothing meticulously recreated from archival Vanderbilt photos, hear and see fascinating stories of how they entertained their guests. They definitely knew how to do it in style! Returning this evening, arriving back approximately 10:00 PM.
Please Note: Group wine tastings are no longer available at Biltmore. If you would like to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting, it must be arranged the day of your visit by going to www.Biltmore.com/winetasting. Your tour director will let you know what times are ok to request based on the day's schedule.
Special Notice: Balance due 30 days prior to departure. Cancellation within 30 days of departure will result in payment forfeiture.