Legends, Lighthouses and Lore! A Personal Look at the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Packages Available: April, May, September and October

Tour Length: 6 Days/5 Nights

From majestic lighthouses, gently swaying sea oats on the dunes, fabulous fresh local
seafood and awesome sunsets. The beauty and mystery surrounding this fascinating
group of barrier islands is sure to captivate you! Embark on an amazing journey into a
world of wild horses, a lost colony, pirate legends and unspoiled coastlines as you
explore North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Day One:
Travel to one of the following two destinations depending on your departure point:
Overnight in Charlottesville and experience Monticello and dinner with Thomas
Jefferson! Or spend a day in Mt. Airy, boyhood home of Andy Griffith and enjoy the
quaint “Mayberry” experience.

Day Two:
Arrive at the Grandy Greenhouse for some of the best local North Carolina produce
featuring their famous homemade jams, jellies and apple cider. Enjoy a box lunch along
with some of Miss Ally’s famous frozen yogurt! Then it’s off to the Outer Banks where
you will journey to the town of Corolla.

LighthouseVisit the first of four lighthouses, the Currituck Beach Light. This redbrick lighthouse towers above the northern Outer Banks landscape in the historic Corolla Village. It is known as a first order lighthouse, which means it has the largest of seven Fresnel lens sizes. To distinguish the Currituck Beach Lighthouse from other regional lighthouses, its exterior was left unpainted and gives you a sense of the multitude of bricks used to form the structure. Weather permitting you can climb the winding staircase, 220 steps in all, to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Outer Banks.

This afternoon arrive at your host hotel for three nights with ocean front rooms and a
fabulous walking beach!

Enjoy an included dinner at the Sugarcreek Restaurant. Savor the flavors of Prime Rib,
Seafood Platters, fresh baked Corn Bread and delicious desserts!

Day Three:
Following breakfast at the Inn, board your coach and travel to the Wright Brothers
Monument and Park. See where the famous First Flight occurred and enjoy a park
rangers program on the events leading up to the historic day!

Climb the famous Kill Devil Hill and walk the grounds where the Kitty Hawk landed her
famous first flight!

Enjoy some free time to browse the quaint waterfront area of the village of Manteo on
Roanoke Island, home of the Lost Colony! Enjoy a leisurely lunch on your own at Poor
Richard’s Deli on the boardwalk.

EIIDockedYour adventure continues at Festival Park where you will tour the replica sailing ship the
Elizabeth II. Stroll down to the settlement and enjoy a film “The Legend of Two Path”
that features the Native American perspective of the first English settlers.

Dinner this evening will be a fabulous family-style feast at Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café. Enjoy luscious Crab Dip, mouth watering BBQ Ribs, lightly dusted fresh Shrimp, sautéed Tuna and more! Enjoy the best Key Lime pie on the east coast while overlooking the sound and watching local favorite celebs Ricky and Lucy (mated Osprey pair) nesting outside.

Day Four:
Rise and shine for an early start. Today you begin your Cape Hatteras National Seashore
experience!

bodie lighthouseStop by the Bodie Island Lighthouse for a photo op. Continue on to the Cape Hatteras Light, the tallest brick lighthouse in North America and learn about the move of the century. Climbing is available weather permitting!

Your day continues with a forty-minute ferry ride to the magical Ocracoke Island considered to be the Pearl of the Outer Banks! The Island was once home to legendary pirate, Blackbeard and will enchant you with the 13-miles of pristine beaches and quaint fishing village.

BlackbeardUpon arrival on the island, enjoy a delicious seafood buffet at Jimmy’s. After lunch, there will be time to explore the art galleries, boutiques, lighthouse and more.

Before you board the ferry for your return trip back to the mainland, stop at the famous Ocracoke Beach. This beach has been rated number one in the United States twice in the
last decade by Dr. Beach. Search for some “treasures” as you dodge sandpipers and plovers scurrying along the shoreline!

Return to the Inn and enjoy the remainder of the day on your own to explore. Find your next favorite seafood restaurant or order some great local pizza and sit on your private balcony with amazing views of the ocean.

Day Five:
Charolotte SpeedwayAfter breakfast, pack your bags and check out. Today you will travel to Charlotte, North
Carolina. Upon arrival enjoy a tour of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Enjoy laps around the NASCAR track in the pace vans then explore the gift shop. Whether you are a race fan or not, this is a fun and exciting destination!

Check into your Charlotte, North Carolina hotel and refresh before dinner. (Drury Inn and Suites)

Enjoy a fabulous authentic Italian feast tonight at Ciro’s Bistro. This family-owned
restaurant has been serving Charlotte, NC for over 20 years. Arthur Cornielle moved his
family south from Brooklyn, NY to build his future business and has created something
truly unique. This will be an Italian experience to remember!

Day Six:
After breakfast depart for home with memories of an amazing week filled with awesome
food, fabulous scenery and the sound of the sea in your soul!

DETAILS

Packages Available: April, May, September and October

Tour Length: 6 Days/5 Nights

Your Package Includes:
• 5 Nights accommodation
• 2 Lunches
• 3 Dinners
• Visit Monticello or Mount Airy, boyhood home of Andy Griffith
• Time to explore Grandy Greenhouse
• Visit Currituck Beach Lighthouse
• Visit Wright Brothers Monument Park
• Visit Kill Devil Hill
• Time to explore the waterfront village of Manteo
• Visit to Festival Park
• Tour of the sailing ship, Elizabeth II
• Photo op Bodie Island Lighthouse
• Visit Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
• Ferry to Ocracoke Island
• Time to explore Ocracoke Island
• Visit to Ocracoke Beach
• Tour of Charlotte Motor Speedway
• Taxes and gratuties

Pricing Information:
Call for custom pricing.