Price for this Tour

Twin- $1355

8 Meals Included


Additional Information

8-day tour from these cities departing one day earlier: Attalla, Decatur and Huntsville, AL and Lexington, KY. Add $130 to the above prices for twin and triple and $150 for single.


June 10, 2019

We depart Knoxville traveling via Asheville to Winston-Salem, North
Carolina for an included lunch at one of the local restaurants. We continue
to Williamston, North Carolina for our frst overnight. Williamston is is
a beautiful small town located in rural northeastern North Carolina on the
banks of the Roanoke River.

It’s a short drive northeast through Windsor to Historic Edenton, on the
North Carolina Inner Banks on Edenton Bay at the head of Albemarle
Sound. Edenton retains an extensive historic district with a wonderful
assemblage of 18th, 19th, and early-20th-century buildings. After a
photo stop at the The Roanoke River Light a historic, decommissioned
lighthouse, located on Edenton water-front, we continue to Grandy, North
Carolina to tour the Weeping Radish Brewery. The tour is normally given
by Uli, the owner, starting with the history of N.C.’s oldest brewery and
the evolution over the last 30 years from Reinheitsgebot Beer to Reinheitsgebot
food. Lunch is included at their Pub Restaurant. We will continue to
the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a two night stay. Dinner is included
this evening.

This morning as we travel through the windswept dunes, we come to the
Kill Devil Hills area and Kitty Hawk for a visit to the historic home of
modern fight-the Wright Brothers Memorial. During your visit you can
walk to the First Flight Boulder and Flight Line which marks the location
where the brothers frst few, peer into the reconstructed Wright brothers’
camp building and hangar, visit the 1903 Bronze Sculpture of the First
Flight featuring a life size model of the 1903 Wright Flyer, and walk
to the top of Big Kill Devil Hill to the base of the Wright Monument.
Marvel at the towering mountains of sand which form the hang-gliding
Mecca of Jockey’s Ridge. At Roanoke Island we will visit Fort Raleigh
National Historic site and Elizabethan Gardens. At Manteo we will tour
the Elizabeth II, a reproduction of a 16th-century sailing ship. Dinner is
included this evening before seeing America’s #1 outdoor drama, The
Lost Colony at Waterside Theatre in Manteo on Roanoke Island. Pulitzer
Prize-winning playwright Paul Green’s, The Lost Colony tells the story
of the events leading to the disappearance of the English colonists who
settled here over 400 years ago.

Today, on our way to Cape Hatteras, we make a stop at Bodie Island Light
House, south of the town of Nags Head. An extensive restoration project
has recently been completed to ensure that future generations will not
only be able to visit the Bodie Island Lighthouse, but continue to climb
the 214 steps to the top. Our journey continues along the shoreline to
the most famous lighthouse in America and tallest such structure in the
United States. Built in 1870 and standing 208 feet tall, the Cape Hatteras
Lighthouse continues to stand guard over the “graveyard of the Atlantic”.

This morning we continue along Carolina’s Crystal Coast and Bogue
Sound, serving as a popular portion of the Intracoastal Waterway that
cruises through this coastal Carolina region. The Bogue Sound is arguably
the most popular – and the most visited – sound along the entirety of
the Crystal Coast. Our next stop is the Wilmington area for an eight mile
trolley tour of Wilmington’s beautiful mansions, museums, birthplace of
famous natives, and Civil War shipyards. After your tour, grab a bite and
enjoy some shopping along the water at Wilmington’s Riverwalk. This
nearly two-mile boardwalk runs along the scenic Cape Fear River and
is lined with independently owned shops and waterfront restaurants.

continue to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a two night oceanfront stay
in one of their beach hotels. In the evening we will enjoy dinner and the
Carolina Opry. Tomorrow rest and relax on the beach or if you prefer,
we will take you shopping by mid-morning and return to the hotel for
relaxing before our included dinner. After dinner we will see the show
at the Alabama Theatre.

We depart Myrtle Beach this morning for our fnal day of travel arriving
in Knoxville by late afternoon ending another delightful tour with
Knoxville Tours.

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