Welcome to the Blue Ridge Experience Food & Wine Tour!
Available 2022 Weeks:
April 10 – 16
April 17 -23
April 24 – 30
We invite you, your family, friends, neighbors, and college classmates to join us on this once in a lifetime experience, visiting Asheville, a beautiful, scenic, and historic part of North Carolina. Enjoy the warm Southern hospitality of local people which North Carolina is so famous for.
Our 4 star tour hotel is a pet friendly hotel. Dog owners are welcome to bring your small dogs for an additional small fee. Daily dog walking services can be contracted separately with local dog walkers.
Daily Unlimited Gourmet Breakfast Buffet, Three Dinners,
Four Different Escorted Guided Luxury Coach Bus Tours,
Garden and Forest Walk Wellness Experiences
Wine and Craft Beer Tours and Tastings,
Traditional Music Entertainment and Traditional Couples Dance Instruction,
History and Culture Talks,
The Six Nights, Seven Days Land Tour Package is priced from $1,289 per person and up, double occupancy, or $1,589 per person and up, single occupancy.
~ Guided walking tour of Old Town Asheville.
~ Guided tour of Biltmore estate and chateau
~ North Carolina Arboretum
~ Wine and Craft Beer Tours and Tastings, including the Sierra Nevada
~ Traditional Music Entertainment and Traditional Couples Dance Instruction
~ History and Culture Talks
~ Asheville Wellness Forest Japanese Style Bathing Experience
~ Chimney Rock Elevator Ride Up to 315 Foot Vantage Point
~ Four Hour Scenic Train Ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Tour minimum: The tour package price is based on a minimum of 20 people on the tour.
Optional Activities: Bicycle tours, golf outings, other activities outside the package are available upon request and are priced separately from the package price.
Land Package: Celtic RnR Tours provides land packages only. All air travel is the responsibility of the individual guest attending our tours.
Activity Level: The activity level of our tours is moderate. Each day, we will be walking up gentle to moderate inclines and in towns with some irregular pavements. Our guests may, of course, choose to omit any activity which they deem to be too strenuous.
Celtic RnR Tours Cancellation Policy: We urge all of our guests to take out travel insurance at the time of their registration to cover unforeseen circumstances that may result in guests canceling their tours. No refunds will be made for any cancellations within 60 days prior to the start of the tour for which you have registered. Cancellation from 60 days up to the time of departure will result in 100% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip. There are no exceptions. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Celtic RnR Tours no later than 60 days prior to your tour. Deposits are non-refundable. In the case of Acts of God, war, disaster, epidemics or unforeseen circumstances, Celtic RnR Tours reserves the right to reschedule any or all tours.
Bundled Package Price: Celtc RnR Tours has certain agreements with our partners and providers that allow us to offer a quality bundled tour package at a reasonable price. Consequently, we are unable to offer refunds or rebates on any unused portions of our tour.
Celtic RnR Tours Disclaimer: Celtic RnR Tours acts solely as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, activities, or other services connected with this tour. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers. Celtic RnR Tours neither owns nor operates accomodations or other travel or leisure facilties.
You specifically release Celtic RnR Tours from any and all claims, loss or damage to baggage or property and for injury, illness, death, and from all other claims and any loss or delay arising out of the acts, omissions or negligence of all service and accommodation providers which are subject to the laws and regulations of the country in which they are provided.
Celtic RnR Tours assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for acts or omissions of those persons or entities transportation, accommodations or any other element of our tour. Celtic RnR Tours is not responsible for damage, injury, illness, death, loss, accident, delay or irregularity of any occasioned by reason of any act or omission arising during or from the tour.
LEGALLY BINDING TERMS: IN MAKING A TOUR DEPOSIT OR ANY FORM OF APPROVED PAYMENT AS SHOWN ON THE REGISTRATION, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND ALL PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE CONTRACT FOR YOUR TOUR. BOTH THESE TERMS GOVERN YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND ALL DISPUTES, INCLUDING SPECIFICALLY LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND DAMAGES, TIME LIMITS FOR CLAIMS AND SUITS, CLASS ACTION WAIVER, FORUM FOR SUITS AND GOVERNING LAW.
Visit and Tour the Biltmore Estate ~ Spend the day visiting Biltmore, America’s largest privately-owned home. Tour the impressive 250-room chateau, a wonder of architecture and hospitality, and stroll acres of formal and informal gardens designed by America’s foremost landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted.
Visit Antler Hill Village and the award-winning Biltmore Winery for a tour and tastings
Free Day for guests to design, choose, and do their own activities.
In the evening, the group will enjoy the toe-tapping fun of the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry “Bluegrass and BBQ” dinner show, featuring a variety of Appalachian songs and jigs. Sit back and enjoy the live band or grab a partner and head out on the dance floor!
Drive along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway ~ Stop at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and Folk Art Center to admire this national wonder and the Appalachian arts and crafts that tells its story.
Continue to Chimney Rock State Park where you’ll enjoy an easy and fun elevator ride up to Chimney Rock. This 315-foot high vantage point brings you 75-mile views overlooking Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Take in even more mountainous beauty while sipping a glass of award winning wine at Burntshirt Vineyards .
Travel to Bryson City, NC to hop aboard the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad for a 4 1⁄2 hour scenic train ride along the Nantahala River. Eat lunch as a group in the comfort of your train car.
Stop in for a visit at the Wheels Through Time museum, home to the world’s pre- mier collection of rare American motorcycles, memorabilia, and one-off automobiles. Featured on the hit show American Restoration, private collector Dale Walksler’s museum is a true gem in the mountains.
Return to Asheville in time to experience a farm-to-table feast at The Farm, A Gathering Place. This picturesque mountain venue provides a glimpse into Asheville’s Foodtopian lifestyle with a garden tour, chef demonstration and hearty family-style meal.