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Southern Samplings Group Packages
(Group Size = 15)

An African American Focus in North Carolina Past and Present
An African American Focus on Slavery and the Civil War
Cruisin' Coastal Carolina
The Foothills Experience
From the Piedmont to the Mountains
Gardens of North Carolina
High Point Discovery
Holiday Winter Wonderland
Mayberry Days
The Muse of the Mountains
North Carolina Arts and Gardens Tour
The Outer Banks
Swing Through the South
Stroll Into The Past
White Water - White Wine!!

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Civil War Related Southern Samplings Packages

Touring the Great Battlefields of the American Civil War
In the Footsteps of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson
North Carolina in the Civil War
North Carolina and Virginia Civil War Sites

Student Tour Related Southern Samplings Packages
(Group Size = 40)

Mountain Fun In North Carolina
Myrtle Beach
Raft and Rail Excusion




Student Tour: Mountain Fun In North Carolina

Student Tour Suggested Itinerary for Western North Carolina

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Day 1

Oconaluftee Indian Village
This village is an authentic replica of an 18th century Cherokee community. Cherokee guides explain the history, culture, and life-style of their ancestors.

Gem Mining at Smoky Mountain Mining.

Lunch at the Tee-Pee Restaurant (hot buffet) in Cherokee, NC.

White-water rafting on the Nantahala River.

Dinner included.

"Unto These Hills" Outdoor Drama in Cherokee.
One of the most compelling outdoor dramas, Unto These Hills, tells the tragic story of how the Cherokee ancestors were forcefully driven out of the Great Smoky Mountains and marched 1200 miles to Oklahoma.

Evening check-in at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. (The Ramada is an interior corridor property, with an indoor-outdoor pool.)

Day 2

Hot breakfast at the hotel.

Chimney Rock Park A (still) privately owned park encompassing 1000 acres of natural mountain beauty. There are trails to walk on and waterfalls to view.

Guided hike in the Park.

Cookout lunch on The Meadows in the Park.

Afternoon-Lake Lure Guided Boat Tour
(Experience firsthand the unique beauty of the lake that National
Geographic called one of the most spectacular in America. Lake Lure Tours will take you past locations for the blockbuster film: Dirty Dancing---past Snake lsland---past acres and acres of unsurpassed natural beauty, wildlife, and legends.)

Time on the beach and Water Park.

Return to Asheville.

Dinner at the Pisgah View Ranch (family style and delicious!!)
(Located in the shadow of Mt. Pisgah, the atmosphere is friendly,
casual, and the food is Southern home cooking.)

Day 3

Hot Breakfast at the hotel.

Check out of the hotel.

Travel to Brevard, NC

Visit to the Cradle of Forestry
Today, the Cradle of Forestry in America is a 6500 acre Historic
Site within the Pisgah National Forest set aside by Congress to
commemorate the beginning of forestry conservation in the US.
Outdoor activities include two guided trails which lead you back in
time to seven historical buildings, a 1915 Climax logging locomotive
and the old sawmill.

Brevard Music Center for lunch and concert.
The Brevard Music Center is a seven-week summer music training program and festival that provides unique opportunities for outstanding musicians to develop their talents. Depending on the date, a free lunch concert is offered during the festival.

Depart for home.

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336 725-1624 (Fax: 336 724-5852)
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Jean Wells Presents 12 great friends in CanCun

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Click on the "Journeys" tab to read about a recent trip a JWT traveler made to Cancun!

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Jean Wells Presents Seth Martin in Iceland

JWT introduces Seth Martin in Reykjavik, Iceland.  When he came to my office and we started talking about Iceland, he said he wanted to go to this country by himself as he knew exactly what he wanted to do, and indeed he did.  With a flight from RDU, and car rental upon arrival, he began to explore this beautiful country and did all the things he wanted to do.

Click on the "Journeys" tab and read his commentary; enjoy his pictures, and you will feel as if you were in Iceland enjoying it all. Thanks, Seth, for sending this to me.

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