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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: Raft and Rail Excursion

Suggested Student Tour for North Carolina

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Day 1

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Raft and Rail Excursion
This excursion has been offered for 15 years. Travel 22 miles
by rail along the foothills of the Smokies and up the Nantahala River Gorge. At the top of the line join the professional team of
Wildwater LTD Rafting for a 2 hour whitewater trip down 8 miles of
The Nantahala River. A picnic lunch, changing rooms with hot
Showers and transportation back to the depot are all included. A full Day of activities in the Smokies.

Time allowing: Gem mining at the Smoky Mt. Mining.

Dinner at the Tee-Pee Restaurant in Cherokee.

"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 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 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 Lour Tours will take you past locations for the blockbuster film: Dirty Dancing-past Snake Island-past acres and acres of unsurpassed Natural beauty, wildlife, and legend.

Time on the beach and Water Park.

Return to Asheville.

Dinner at Pisgah View Ranch-family style.
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

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.


For more information call Jean Wells at:
336 725-1624 (Fax: 336 724-5852)
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Newsletter Date:
Tues, 01/30/18
JEAN WELLS TRAVEL presents: Macdougall Honeymoon to Australia

Hello Everyone,

Pam Davis, Indep. Contractor with JWT, had such a great experience working with the MacDougalls on their honeymoon to the "Land Down Under."  This couple really knows how to plan a honeymoon! Check out their commentary and a few of their pictures on the "Journeys" tab!


Warmest regards,



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