Women’s Trip is Going to Asheville in 2020

Women’s Trip is Going to Asheville in 2020

Come ENJOY Asheville, NC with the McPherson Chamber Women’s Trip – August 27-31, 2020

A city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is known for a vibrant art scene, historic landmarks, and breathtaking natural beauty. Come explore this metropolitan mountain city with the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Women’s Trip!

Trip Cost:
$1595 per person double occupancy; $1445 per person triple occupancy; $1375 per person quad occupancy.  (based on a minimum of 32 travelers and maximum of 45)

$300 deposit reserves your space: ~LIMITED SPACE~ TRIP WILL FILL UP FAST!
Deposit due no later than Feb 10, 2020 and final balance is due June 27, 2020

Non chamber members add $50 to trip fees. All monies paid are nonrefundable. 3% fee for payments by credit card. Optional trip insurance available and must be paid at time of deposit … inquire at McPherson Travel Center 620-241-5830 for further information

Trip package includes:

  • Round trip airport transfers (McPherson/Kansas City Airport) by deluxe motor coach
  • Round trip airfare from Kansas City to Charlotte, NC
  • Round trip airport transfers to/from Asheville
  • Hotel accommodations for 4 nights at the Kimpton Hotel Arras
  • Thursday evening private group dinner
  • City Sightseeing Tour with LaZoom
  • Food Tour with Eating Asheville Tours
  • Transportation and Admission to the Biltmore Estate

Optional Tours:

Optional “Rooftop Tour” at the Biltmore Estate = $25.00
• 1 hour in length /maximum of 16 people at one time
• Will need to be able to climb steps. Don’t participate if claustrophobic or afraid of heights

Optional driving tour in to the Blue Ridge Mountains
• Please indicate if you are interested … we will provide further details later

Itinerary:
Thursday – August 27, 2020
Depart McPherson this morning by motor coach to Kansas City for our nonstop flight from there to Charlotte, NC and continuing on to Asheville by motor coach. Arrive in Asheville this evening and check in to our hotel, the new Kimpton Hotel Arras … a lovely boutique hotel located in the heart of Asheville … steps from galleries, shops, breweries and cafes. Enjoy a private dinner together at the Hotel Arras, with time to step out on the town later if you want.

Friday – August 28, 2020
This morning enjoy a twist on our usual city sightseeing tour as we board “the purple bus” for a private tour of the city with LaZoom. Experience Asheville with a balanced mix of humor and history. This afternoon we’ll join Eating Asheville Tours on a walking tour of downtown Asheville for an authentic taste of Asheville’s food scene, what the locals refer to as Foodtopia! The evening is free for you to enjoy. Follow the rhythm to the downtown Drum Circle, a long-standing Friday night tradition for both locals and visitors in Pritchard Park.

Saturday – August 29, 2020
Today is for you to do as you please. Explore the River Arts District, an area along the French Broad River where more than 200 local artists and crafters have studios in industrial and historical buildings. For shoppers … you’ll want to check out the independent stores of downtown. For history buffs … take a self-guided tour along the Urban Trail. When you get hungry and thirsty there is an impressive selection of outdoor cafes, food trucks, and craft breweries.

Plans are in the works to offer an optional excursion today … a scenic drive in to the Blue Ridge Mountains to enjoy some of the best awe-inspiring panoramic views of the southeast (2 – 3 hours in length). Further information on this will follow at a later date.

Sunday – August 30, 2020
Today we will visit the Biltmore Estate, as magnificent today as it was when it was built over a century ago. Tour the impressive home this morning, and then stroll through the gardens, enjoy lunch (on your own), visit Antler Hill Village and the Biltmore winery. Return to Asheville mid-afternoon, but if you choose to stay longer it’s a quick cab/Uber ride back in to town. An optional “Rooftop Tour” is offered, taking you in to the “attic” of the Biltmore and out on the rooftops.

Monday – August 31, 2020
Pack your bags and checkout of the hotel. Depart Asheville this morning, transferring to the Charlotte Airport, our nonstop flight home, and final transfer back to McPherson … arriving home late afternoon.

For questions contact:
Debbie Hawkinson, McPherson Chamber 620-241-3303 chamberdirector@mcphersonks.org or Cindy Krehbiel, McPherson Travel Center, 620-241-5830 or cindy@mcphersontravel.com
Find out more about Asheville at www.exploreasheville.com