July 14-17, 2009

Tour will originate in the Kingsport/Johnson City/Bristol/Abingdon area.

If you are looking for a “see” worthy adventure along the coast of North Carolina, this trip is for you. Join us on our journey through past history and the present beauty of the dunes, beaches, lighthouses, quaint villages and many more hidden treasures.

Adventure Day 1 – Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This morning we will travel through North Carolina stopping for lunch along the way. On arrival into the coastal area we will check into our oceanfront hotel for a two-night stay. This evening we will experience the excitement and tragedies of the symphonic outdoor drama, The Lost Colony. You will relive the strange disappearance of the First English colonists. Did you know that Andy Griffith got his start in this play?

Adventure Day 2 – Wednesday, July 15, 2009
After a Deluxe Continental Breakfast at our hotel, we will head for the Wright Brothers National Memorial to see where Wilbur and Orville Wright changed the world forever as their powered airplane skimmed over the sands for 12 seconds. Enjoy the exhibits depicting this flight in the new flight museum. Visit the most picturesque lighthouse of the Outer Banks on Bodie Island. This 156-foot beacon began operation in 1872. Roanoke Island Festival Park in Downtown Historic Manteo features a 69-foot sailing vessel representative of those sailed to the New World in 1585. The Settlement Site will show us what life was like for those early explorers. You will have time for lunch and shopping on your own in Manteo before heading back to our hotel in order to spend some time enjoying our beach.

Adventure Day 3 – Thursday, July 16, 2009
After breakfast at our hotel and checkout, we will travel through Cape Hatteras to board our ferry, which will take us to picturesque Ocracoke Island. Legend has it that Black Beard hid his treasures here. We will explore the island before boarding another ferry to take us to Morehead City. Again we will have an ocean front hotel.

Adventure Day 4 – Friday, July 17, 2009
Our adventure to the North Carolina seacoast urges us to sail on further, but we must return home today. We will have our pictures and memories of the treasures we have uncovered on this adventure. Already we are looking forward to our next adventure.

Depost of $200 due with reservation. Final payment due May 20, 2009.

Price per Person:
Single: $784
Double: $549
Triple: $504
Quad: $465
Optional Insurance: $34 ($48 single)

Trip Highlights:
The Lost Colony
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Downtown Historic Manteo
Wright Brother's Museum
Roanoke Island Festival Park and Settlement Site
Two ferry rides
Three breakfasts
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation with tour escort
Three nights in oceanfront hotels with baggage handling.

All images © of their respective destinations.