LIGHTHOUSES OF

NORTH CAROLINA

June 1 - 5
 
Area 6

1 EDENTON / ELIZABETH CITY, NC: We head to North Carolina to see some of the most magnificent lighthouses along the Atlantic Cost. Our first stop is in Historic Edenton, NC. This City is one of the oldest in North Carolina -- established in 1658. Our Guided Tour of the City will include many Historic Landmarks and Buildings, among them the John Iredell House and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. We spend the night in Elizabeth City.

2 CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHTHOUSE / KILL DEVIL HILLS / WRIGHT BROTHERS MEMORIAL / JOCKEY'S RIDGE STATE PARK / BODIE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE: This morning we see the first Lighthouse on this Tour - Currituck Beach - first lit on December 1, 1875. The Currituck Beach Lighthouse illuminated one of the last remaining dark stretches of southern coastline between the Cape Henry, Virginia and Bodie Island Lights. Traveling through the wind-swept dunes we come to the Kill Devil Hills area, and then make our way to Kitty Hawk for a visit to the historic home of modern flight - the Wright Brothers Museum. Next we marvel at the towering mountains of sand which form the hand-gliding Mecca of Jockey's Ridge. Turning southward we head toward the tall, slim boldly striped Bodie Island Lighthouse. We spend the night in the Nags Head area.

3 CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE / OCRACOKE LIGHTHOUSE / FERRY TO CEDAR ISLAND / MOREHEAD CITY: Today we travel south along the thin ribbon of the Outer Banks to the most famous Lighthouse in America! Cape Hatteras Lighthouse continues to stand guard over the "graveyard of the Atlantic". Built in 1870 and standing 208 feet tall, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse opened to visitors in the summer of 1993. The current light was contructed in 1823 and remains among the oldest lighthouses still active on the southern coast! We will take the steamer ferry to Cedar Island, then continue on to Morehead City where we spend the night.

4 CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE & LIGHTHOUSE / FORT MACON / WILMINGTON, NC: This morning we take the ferry out of the Core Banks for an encounter with some of the loveliest costline in North Carolina - The Cape Outlook National Seashore. No cars are allowed in this pristine area. We disembark the ferry and take the boardwalk up to the lovely Coast Guard maintained Cape Lookout Lighthouse. We travel by ferry to Southport, where we board a ferry to Bald Head Island, home of "Old Baldy" Lighthouse. We also visit Oak Island Lighthouse which is one of the most recently built lighthouses on the North Carolina coast. Tonight we treat you to dinner at one of Wilmington's most popular restaurants - Elijahs! We spend the night in Wilmington.

PRICE PER PERSON:
Quad
Triple
Double
Single
$575
$625
$695
$850

DEPOSIT: $50 Per Person

 
PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation
4 Nights Motel Accommodations
Baggage Handling at Motels
Admission to all Listed Attractions
Guided Tours as Listed
One Dinner
Services of a Tour Director
   
 
LEAVE
RETURN
Staunton
5:30A
6:45P
Charlottesville
6:15A
6:00P
Richmond
7:15A
5:00P

 

5 USS NORTH CAROLINA / HOME: This morning before heading home, we visit the massive battleship, North Carolina - a memorial to the 10,000 North Carolinians who lost their lives in WW II. Launched only months before the start of the War, the battleship went on to serve in every major campaign of the Pacific. It is still one of the most powerful battleships ever built. We continue on home with all of our memories of all the Lighthouses we have seen.