An Inner Banks Holiday


Experience serene coastal beauty and storied history. Join us for an Inner Banks Holiday this year!

December 11-13, 2020
Cost per person: $1142 (Double)/$1337 (Single)


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Join us for an immersive holiday experience along North Carolina’s Inner Banks! 

The Albemarle-Pamlico peninsula in eastern North Carolina boasts serene beauty, rich wildlife, and a storied cultural history that serves as the backdrop of visitNCconcierge’s holiday adventure for 2020. 

The North Carolina Estuarium in Washington will be our first stop. With more than 200 exhibits celebrating the thousands of square miles of estuaries that lie inside North Carolina’s barrier island shoreline, this North Carolina treasure will educate and inform, laying the foundation for exploring the region.

The beautiful historic River Forest Manor in Belhaven, commissioned in 1899 by a lumber baron, will be our home away from home. An authentic coastal Carolina oyster roast awaits as we settle into the peace and tranquility overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway at the confluence of Pantego Creek and the Pungo River.

Traveling east from Belhaven on Saturday morning, our destination is Lake Mattamuskeeet, North Carolina’s largest natural lake. Nothing announces the holiday season in eastern North Carolina more than seeing and hearing the migratory waterfowl traveling the Atlantic Flyway.  Stopping over at Lake Mattamuskeet and across  the rich ecosystem of the Albemarle-Pamlico peninsula, this annual pilgrimage is a sight to behold for locals and visitors alike. National Wildlife Refuge staff will welcome us presenting an overview of the refuge and leading a tour of the historic lodge. The refuge attracts more than 200,000 ducks, geese and swans November through February. Experience game viewing as we drive amongst the refuge’s wetland impoundments adjacent to the lake and as we cross the lake via the 6 mile causeway heading to Edenton.

Historic Edenton, on the northern shore of the Albermarle Sound, has a well-deserved reputation as “The South’s prettiest small town”.  A narrated driving tour of the town sets the stage for the “Christmas Candlelight Tour” prior to dinner in one of the town’s lovely historic homes.

Space is limited. Be sure to sign up early.


  • Transportation by deluxe motor coach
  • 2 nights’ lodging at an historic inn
  • 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, and 2 Dinners
  • Tour of NC Estuarium
  • Historic Lake Mattamuskeet lecture
  • National Wildlife Refuge Tour
  • Private Mattamuskeet Lodge Tour
  • Historic Edenton Tour
  • Candlelight Tour of Homes
  • Dinner in historic private home
  • All snacks, fees, taxes & gratuities

Don’t just see North Carolina. Experience it.

*The tour itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

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