Outer Bank, Ocracoke Island & Morehead City, North Carolina
(Legends, Lighthouses & History)

September 9th – 12th

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Our destination today are the sand dunes, fishing villages & quaint towns of the Outer Banks, a land of new beginnings consisting of a stretch of barriers islands just off the coast of North Carolina.  Upon arrival, we will stop @ Wright Brothers National Monument to see where in 1903 Wilbur & Orville Wright changed the world forever as their powered plane, the “Wright Flyer”, skimmed over the sands of the Outer Banks for 12 seconds before landing on the ground.  Visit the flight museum & see a replica of the 1903 flying machine & listen to the stories of the Wright’s accomplishments. See the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States @ Jockey’s Ridge State Park.  Next, we check into our hotel for a 2 nights stay.  Dinner will be @ a local restaurant. (D)

 

Day 2: After breakfast, we head north to see the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Operational since 1875, the beacon atop this historical, unpainted brick lighthouse, 158 ft. high structure flashes every 20 seconds to alert ships that they are nearing the coast. You will have time to explore & have lunch on your own in historic Corolla.  We will explore Roanoke Island Festival Park this afternoon. Learn 400 years of the region’s history in the interactive Adventure Museum on a self-guided tour. Board the Elizabeth II & enjoy the view on the water from the quarterdeck.  Explore the Coastal Algonquian culture and history in American Indian Town. We will see the Bodie Lighthouse today. It was first lit in 1872. We will drive through the Oregon Inlet & Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for more than 265 species of birds such as the Canadian geese, snow geese and 25 species of duck.  (CB, D)

 

Day 3: We check out of our hotel & visit Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest beacon on the American coast, standing @ 208 feet high. Mid- morning, we board the ferry on our motorcoach with our guide & enjoy the 40 minute ride to Ocracoke Island. You will hear stories about Blackbeard, who was beheaded British naval captain in 1718. You will see & hear about the Banker Ponies.  A picnic lunch will be provided today.  This afternoon we say goodbye to our guide & board the ferry to Cedar Island.  We will drive through Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge as we travel to the historic, waterfront town of Beaufort & hear about the history of the quaint town & enjoy dinner.  After dinner, we will overnight in Morehead. (CB, Picnic lunch, D)

 

Day 4: We journey home today, talking about the  lighthouses we have seen & adventures that we have experienced during our trip. (B)  

 

Cost per person

Double Triple Quad Single
 $650  $625  $600  $780

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