Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit America's largest home, built by George Vanderbilt in 1889. Set on a beautiful and grand 8,000 acre estate, enjoy a self-guided of Biltmore House and its historic gardens
  • Drive one of America's favourite scenic drives, the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Spend time of North and South Carolina's unspoiled Atlantic beaches
  • Enjoy a two-hour historic walking tour of Charleston, exploring hidden alleys, secluded gardens and courtyards and take in views of Fort Sumter
  • Best time to travel MAY - OCT

What's Included

  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Car Hire
  • GPS Device
  • International Flights
11 nights from £2,699 per person
All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
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The Carolina's are some of the least visited U.S. states from the UK, but that doesn't mean you will struggle to find things to see and do. North and South Carolina together offer a brilliant combination of culture, beaches and of course, golf. Visit the America's largest home, the 8,000 acre Biltmore Estate built by George Vanderbilt in 1889. Hike through towering hardwoods at Pisgah National Forest and cool off under Looking Glass Falls. Stop at Chapel Hill to visit the Ackland Art Museum with its collection of Asian artwork and Hillsborough's historic downtown. Head to the open-sea beaches of the Outer Banks, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. Don't miss the city of Charlotte and charming Charleston which are sure to draw you in. Perhaps extend your holiday to the Carolina's with a visit to Savannah and Jekyll Island in neighbouring Georgia.  A golf lover's paradise, the two states have many famed courses particularly at Hilton Head and Asheville. 

Itinerary

Asheville, North Carolina
Depart the UK today for your flight to Asheville, North Carolina.
Asheville, North Carolina
Take to the road and follow one of America's favourite scenic drives, the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stop at Pisgah National Forest for lovely walks through the hardwood forest, pause to stop at beautiful waterfalls such as Looking Glass. There is even the chance to take a trip down Sliding Rock - be sure to pack some waterproofs for this!
Charlotte, North Carolina
Drive to Charlotte, North Carolina's capital city, approximately a two hour drive away. Be sure to visit the grounds of America's largest home, Biltmore. This evening, perhaps grab a bite to eat at the EpiCentre in Uptown Charlotte, a dining and entertainment hotspot. Hotel: Kimpton Tryon Park
Charlotte, North Carolina
Visit the interactive Levine Museum of the New South which focuses on life after the civil war. For something active, head to the US National Whitewater Center for a multitude of fun activities including rafting, kayaking and rock climbing. Afterwards, hit the shops at the Concord Mills. Racing fans might find a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame of interest. Hotel - Kimpton Tryon Park
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Travel to Chapel Hill for a stay at the wonderful Fearrington House Inn. Historic Franklin Street is home to a plethora of restaurants, bars and shops. Visit the Ackland Art Museum where there are more than 18,000 works of art including a significant collection of European masterworks and a collection of Asian artworks. Nearby Hillsborough is worth a visit with its downtown area listed on the National Register for Historic Places.
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Having explored the inland areas of North Carolina, journey to the beaches; an area known as The Outer Banks. Here relax in the quaint towns and lie back on the stunning beaches such as Cape Hatteras. Hotel - First Colony Inn
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Visit Eastern USA’s tallest natural sand dune at Jockey’s Ridge or hike through Nags Head Woods Preserve, a conservation area of wetlands, ponds and sand dunes that attracts an abundance of birdlife and wildlife. Several attractions celebrate the areas Elizabethan history such as The Lost Colony, an elaborate stage production or wander through ten acres of botanical and sculptural delights at the Elizabethan Gardens. Hotel - First Colony Inn
Wilmington, North Carolina
Before leaving North Carolina, we recommend waking up early for the drive down to the charming town of Wilmington, North Carolina. Take a stroll along Wilmington's Riverwalk, taking you alongside the historic Cape Fear River. The Riverwalk is home to outdoor cafes and assortment of markets. The national Register Historic District is one of the largest historic districts in the country, be sure to visit Bellamy Mansion. Hotel - Hotel Ballast Wilmington
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Continue your journey south and cross the border in to South Carolina. Stop at Myrtle Beach, a popular summer vacation destination, famed for its 60 miles of beautiful coastline and amusement park. Tonight your destination is Isle of Palms, a barrier island offering beaches, golf, relaxation and home to nesting turtles. Hotel - Wild Dunes Resort
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Enjoy a day of pure relaxation, laze by the resort pools, play a round of golf or explore the island or waterways by bike or kayak.
Charleston, South Carolina
Pop over to from Isle of Palms for a night in Charleston. Take photos of the pretty antebellum mansions in the Peninsula area and explore beautiful Boone Hall Plantation in the East of Cooper. Included in your holiday is a two hour walking tour of Charleston where you'll see the city's pretty architecture, wander through the hidden alleyways and explore the streets.
For a spot of golf and great beaches, journey to nearby Kiawah Island before your flight back to the UK. Alternatively, continue your fly-drive holiday with a visit to Georgia's Savannah and Jekyll Island.
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