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TRIP SCHEDULE

June 15, 2018

For reservations, information, or cancellations on the following trips,  please contact Fayette Senior Services, 770-461-0813.

For after hour questions or concerns and weekend or day-of cancellations, please contact Gerry Henley –Volunteer, 678-583-2282 or 404-210-8404.

 

THE LAND OF THE SKYS: BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, Cherokee, NC and Asheville, NC Monday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 18.

Price each person: Single $535.00; Double $370.00. Price includes round trip motor coach transportation; two over-night stays, luggage handling, $10 free play and $10 food credit at Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel & Casino; admission to Unto These Hills performance (This outdoor historical drama will send chills up your spine. This play tells the tragic and triumphant story of the Cherokee’s rich history that traces back to the years before the heartbreak of the Trail of Tears to the present day. This is performed live, under the stars in this beautiful Mountainside Theatre); Step-on tour guide from Cherokee to Asheville (Discover the Blue Ridge Mountains as this guide joins us in Cherokee at our hotel. From there, we will travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway and learn about the mountains. Stop at a beautiful take-out for photo opportunities along the way. We will arrive in Asheville and have a driving tour with our guide of Asheville. Enjoy a walking tour with him of downtown Asheville and then learn some history about the Vanderbilts and Biltmore Estates as we head over there. Our tour guide will be with our group all day from Cherokee to Asheville and back to share history and answer questions); free time in Downtown Asheville for shopping and lunch (on your own); admission into The Biltmore Estates for self-guided tour (Enjoy an escape to America’s largest home. This home and its breathtakingly beautiful 8,000 acre Blue Ridge mountain backyard offers a unique opportunity to create wonderful memories. In addition, enjoy Chihuly at Biltmore that showcases large-scale glass sculptures in a picture-perfect setting of the historic gardens); free time to gamble at the casino in Cherokee. Enjoy a tranquil summer mountain getaway.

 

Monday, July 16

            12:30 p.m. Depart from Fayette Senior Services, Fayetteville, GA
            4:15 p.m. Arrive at Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel & Casino
  Check in, free time, and dinner [on your own] before show
            7:30 p.m. Load bus and depart for Unto These Hills show
            8:00 p.m. Unto These Hills begins
            10:15 p.m. Load bus and depart for hotel
            10:30 p.m. Arrive at hotel

 

            Tuesday, July 17

            7:00 a.m. Breakfast Café opens at hotel [on your own]
            8:00 a.m. Load bus and depart for Asheville along Blue Ridge Parkway
            8:45 a.m. Photo opportunity and stop at Waterrock Knob Overlook
            9:15 a.m. Depart overlook for Asheville
            10:00 .am. Arrive in Asheville for guided bus tour of the town
            11:30 a.m. Arrive in Downtown Asheville for short walking tour of downtown
            12:00 p.m. Free time for shopping and lunch [on your own] in downtown Asheville
            2:00 p.m. Load bus and depart for Biltmore Estates
            2:15 p.m. Self-guided tour of Biltmore Estates
            5:15 p.m. Load bus and depart for hotel
            6:30 p.m. Arrive at hotel

Free time and dinner [on your own]

 

            Wednesday, July 18

             7:00 a.m.         Breakfast Café opens at hotel [on your own]

1:00 p.m.         Load bus and depart for Fayette Senior Services

4:45 p.m.         Arrive at Fayette Senior Services

 

MONASTERY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT & BLUE WILLOW INN, Conyers & Social Circle, GA. Wednesday, August 15.

Price each person: $65.00. Price includes round trip motor coach transportation; lunch at the famous

Blue Willow Inn (located in the heart of the historic district of Social Circle, absorb the ambience of the Old South at this restaurant. Voted as one of the South’s best restaurants featuring traditional southern cooking); tour of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Explore the site and grounds to and learn more about the monastic lifestyle. Enjoy a retreat full of nature, experiencing and understanding the ancient traditions of Monasticism, seeing Gothic architecture, walking through the unique Bonsai Gardens, and learning traditional elements of Abbey Church while discovering so much about this fascinating lifestyle).

 

Wednesday, August 15

            9:45 a.m. Depart Fayette Senior Services for Social Circle
            11:00 a.m. Arrive at Blue Willow Inn for lunch
            12:45 p.m. Load bus and depart for Conyers
            1:30 p.m. Arrive at Monastery of the Holy Spirit for tour
            5:00 p.m. Depart Monastery for Fayetteville
            6:15 p.m.

 

Arrive at Fayette Senior Services

OUR NATION’S CAPITAL, Washington D.C. Monday, October 8–Friday, October 12.

Price each person:

                                                 Due June 15           Due July 20       Due August 17

Single – $1305              $435                        $435                    $435

Double – $960               $320                        $320                    $320

 

Price includes round trip motor coach transportation; 4 nights hotel accommodations (2 nights at enroute hotel in Rocky Mount, NC and 2 nights at The Hilton Garden Inn in Woodbridge, VA); 7 meals (4 breakfasts, 3 dinners); Gratuities and driver fees; Guided Tour of Washington, D.C. & The National Mall  (Each year, millions of people visit National Mall and Memorial Parks to recreate, to commemorate presidential legacies, to honor our nation’s veterans, to make their voices heard, and to celebrate our nation’s commitment to freedom and equality); Self-guided tour of the Smithsonian Museums (The Smithsonian offers eleven museums and galleries on the National Mall. Choose which you’d like to visit during your free time in this area);  Entry into The Holocaust Museum (The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people who died during the Holocaust); Tour of Arlington Cemetery and The Changing of The Guard (The grounds of Arlington National Cemetery honor those who have served our nation by providing a sense of beauty and peace for our guests. The rolling green hills are dotted with trees that are hundreds of years in age and complement the gardens found throughout the 624 acres of the cemetery. This impressive landscape serves as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest within the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery); A Tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon (Walk through the first president’s colonial Mansion, where the interiors have been meticulously restored to their appearance in 1799. The standard Mansion tour takes guests to the first and second floors); A special meal at Mount Vernon; A nice dinner at a Georgetown restaurant located along the Potomac River; free time to explore the Smithsonian’s of your choice (or other museums around the area); Spend some time in our Nation’s Capital! Enjoy free time on the National Mall, great meals, some fantastic sights, time with friends and more.

 

A more detailed itinerary will be available closer to time of departure

 

Monday, October 8

Start loading bus and depart Fayette Senior Services, Fayetteville, GA

Travel to Rocky Mount, NC and for overnight stay on the way to Washington, D.C.

 

Tuesday, October 9  

Travel to Washington D.C. Once there, spend the day taking a fantastic tour of the city and The National Mall. Dinner will be in Georgetown along the Potomac River.

 

Wednesday, October 10

Spend the day in Washington D.C. taking in the sights with tours and free time. Later in the day, enjoy a tour of Mount Vernon and special dinner there.

 

Thursday, October 11

Spend the morning in DC, departing after lunch for Rocky Mount, NC to stay at en-route hotel.

 

Friday, October 12

Load the bus and depart for Fayette Senior Services, Fayetteville, GA

 

*FSS has booked the trip through Daniel’s Discovery Tours, which offers trip insurance. If you  are interested in purchasing trip insurance for the Washington D.C.  trip, please contact  Morgan Lanier at 770-769-8430 for more information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trips are exclusively for members. Payments must be made at the time of reservations. 

Payments of cash or checks are strongly encouraged.

Refund Policy: After initial payment has been made, there will be no guarantee of the amount of refund given, if any. This will be determined on an individual basis. 

No refunds awarded if cancellation is made within 5 working days of the trip departure.