North Carolina’s Outer Banks – April 20 – 25, 2020

Corolla’s Wild Mustang Ponies with Oceanfront Hotel! Mt. Airy, NC – Hometown of Andy Griffith, Billy Graham Library & Knoxville Dogwood Arts Festival

MONDAY – SATURDAY

APRIL 20 – 25, 2020

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Deduct $50.00 per person if paid in full by January 20, 2020.

Depart Lafayette at 6:00 AM, Lebanon at 6:30 AM and Indianapolis 7:00 AM.

Includes motorcoach transportation, 5 nights lodging, luggage handling, 10 meals (5 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners) admissions per itinerary and Imperial Escort.

Celebrate spring on the sandy beaches of Corolla, NC. Breathe in the fresh mountain air of the Blue Ridge, Smokies and Cumberland Mountains on this southern spring getaway tour.

Mt. Airy, NC– Mayberry RFD icon Andy Griffith grew up in Mount Airy, North Carolina.  Our “deputy-on-duty” step-on tour guide will board our bus and we will learn about life in Mount Airy and the “Mayberry State of Mind”.

Corolla, NC and the Outer Banks- We spend two nights at the oceanfront Hampton Inn Corolla at the Outer Banks.  Located near hiking trails of the Audubon Pine Sanctuary or head to the sand just steps away!  The Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Whalehead historic house are among the places we will visit. Perhaps the most famous Corolla attraction is the Corolla Wild Horses, which roam free. Our four-wheel-drive adventure allows us an up-close and personal view of these Spanish Mustangs that are believed to be descendents of shipwrecked horses from hundreds of years ago. 

Duck, NC– Spend the afternoon in Duck where you are only limited by your imagination. Boutiques and specialty shops are unique and individually owned, and each reflects the personality of its owners. The nice thing is that the shops are clustered together within a half-mile stretch. The town recently constructed a beautiful, meandering soundfront boardwalk to help you move around safely while shopping in Duck.  Dining in Duck is also a coastal treat.  Classic American fare and many seafood restaurants offer the freedom to sip coffee in a front porch rocker, have a romantic dinner with a sound view, savor wine under a canopy of live oaks or eat al fresco while listening to jazz. 

International Civil Rights Center & Museum– The precise building and lunch counter where the non-violent 1960’s Sit-In Movement started at the F. W. Woolworth store located at 134 S. Elm Street in the heart of downtown Greensboro, NC.  Known now as the International Civil Right Center & Museum, our guided tour will include audio, video, artifacts and pictorials.  Taking us back to February 1, 1960 in the deep south where 4 young black men, known as the A&T Four changed history forever by simply sitting at the segregated lunch counter to order coffee. After five months and a loss of $200,000 in sales, the Woolworth manager invited the black employees of Woolworths to sit at the newly de-segregated counter for lunch; the nearby S.H. Kress Department store followed suit later that summer.

 Billy Graham Library, Charlotte NC-The Billy Graham Library is a 40,000-square-foot experience where you’ll discover the life and legacy of America’s Pastor. Designed to reflect Billy Graham’s journey from a humble farm boy to an international ambassador of God’s love, the barn-shaped building is situated on 20 landscaped acres, only miles from where Billy Graham grew up in Charlotte, N.C.

Thunder Road Distillery Kodak, TN-There are a lot of things happening at Thunder Road from brewing moonshine to distilling rum and whiskey plus infusing fruits.  How about s’mores moonshine? You will have an opportunity to watch the brewing and taste the fruits of the brewer’s labor.

Dogwood Arts Festival Knoxville, TN – While overflowing with Southern hospitality Knoxville was once described as an “alternately quiet and rowdy river town”, Knoxville was part of the Wild West.  Knoxville Walking Tours brings to life the streets marked with mayhem of the late 1800’s complete with bank robbing Kid Curry of Butch Cassidy’s posse and other marauders freeing cases of Tennessee whiskey.  Just a block over you will enjoy the 59th annual Dogwood Arts Festival, Knoxville’s famous arts festival in bustling Market Square and Krutch Park, filled with juried artists from painters to jewelry makers all against the back drop of blooming trees and outdoor sculpture.