Charlotte: The Queen City

The Queen City. A world-class city. North Carolina’s largest city. It doesn’t matter which moniker you use, everyone knows you’re talking about Charlotte. The city is a dichotomy of the old and new. The second-largest financial center in the U.S., Charlotte is proud of her soaring skyscrapers and beautifully quaint, tree-lined neighborhoods.

Named in honor of Queen Charlotte, wife of King George of England, and chartered in 1768, Charlotte is older than the United States. British General Cornwallis called Charlotte a “hornet’s nest of rebellion” in 1780. Ever since rail connections first linked Charlotte to global markets in the 1850s, the city has never seen a decade without population growth. From about 3,500 people at the close of the Civil War in 1865, the city’s population today exceeds 872,000.

September 7-9, 2021

$1,232 / guest (double occupancy) | $1,392 / guest (single occupancy)

Limited to 30 guests. Be sure to sign up early to secure your spot!

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Join visit NC concierge on September 7th – 9th for an immersion experience into this vibrant city. Our tour includes a variety of exceptional offerings combining culture, sports, and natural beauty. On our way to Charlotte, we will spend time at the North Carolina Zoo. Our exclusive Ride-and-a-Guide Tour will put us up close with wildlife from around the world. After leaving the Zoo and before arriving at our hotel, we’ll visit the Charlotte Motor Speedway – considered the home track for NASCAR.

After checking into our hotel, dinner awaits just a short walk away.

Day two of this adventure begins with a behind-the-scenes tour of Bank of American Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers – the state’s only NFL team, followed by the world-renowned, Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit. The day concludes at Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary, the site of acclaimed garden writer Elizabeth Lawrence’s living laboratory. Brimming with Southern horticulture and habitat for birds and wildlife, this peaceful sanctuary is a feast for body, mind, and soul. After our tour, we’ll enjoy a catered dinner on-site.

Day three – After checking out of our hotel Thursday morning, our motor coach heads for Seagrove and the North Carolina Pottery Center. A guided tour of the museum’s permanent and special exhibits explores the rich culture of this ancient craft promoting public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

Following lunch we will visit the studio of Ben Owen III, named a “North Carolina Living Treasure” by UNC-Wilmington Museum of World Cultures in 2004. Ben’s grandfather, master potter Ben Owen Sr., introduced his grandson to pottery when he was 8 years old. Ben will chat with us about his family’s unique connection to the art and craft of clay.

Our final stop before returning to Raleigh will be Jugtown – the oldest, continuously operating pottery in the Moore and Randolph county area. It’s off the main road and practically hidden amongst the trees, and is a true step back in time.

Limited to 30 guests. Be sure to sign up early to secure your spot!

$1,232 / guest (double occupancy) | $1,392 / guest (single occupancy)


  • Transportation via deluxe motor coach
  • Lodging in one of Charlotte’s top five hotels
  • Private guided tour of NC Zoo
  • Guided tour of Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Guided tour of Bank of American Stadium
  • Docent led tour of Wing Haven Gardens
  • Private guided tour of NC Zoo
  • Private guided tour of NC Pottery Center
  • Private pottery demonstration by Ben Owen
  • 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
  • All snacks, beverages, fees, taxes & tips

*Tour itinerary subject to change at the discretion of the company.

Don’t just see North Carolina. Experience it.


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