Come with us to learn about and explore the Inner Banks
New Bern and Bath
October 25-26, 2016
$593/guest (double) | $668/guest (single)
North Carolina’s Euro-American history began in the area today known as the Inner Banks. The Inner Banks are generally defined as lying between Interstate 95 to the west, the Outer Banks to the east, and extending from the Virginia border down to the South Carolina border. The Inner Banks consists of 41 counties, mostly agrarian coastal plain.
Two of North Carolina’s most historic communities, New Bern and Bath, lie in this area. New Bern is a beautiful town situated on the confluence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers. Rich in history and natural beauty, New Bern has become a retiree relocation destination and is the starting point for our experience.
- Transportation via luxurious motor coach
- Informative scenic tour of New Bern
- Tryon Palace & Gardens admission
- Overnight stay at Doubletree Inn
- Historic Bath tour
- 1 breakfast
- 2 lunches
- 1 dinner
- All fees, taxes, & tips
DETAILS & ITINERARY
Upon arrival Tuesday, Tryon Palace, the community’s crown jewel, will be the centerpiece of our visit to North Carolina’s first permanent capital. Home to the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and the worldwide headquarters of Hatteras Yachts, New Bern is proud of its history and its prospects for the future. Our trip to this vibrant community includes free time on Tuesday afternoon to explore the thriving commercial downtown with numerous galleries and a fascinating old timey hardware store.
After breakfast on Wednesday morning we’ll reboard our motor coach for the drive to Bath, North Carolina’s first town. The Visitor’s Center will acquaint us with the history and lore of the community before our walking tour that includes early 18th and 19th century homes, such as the Palmer-Marsh House, as well as the state’s oldest church in existence today, St. Thomas Church.