There is so much to see and do in North Carolina and the experiences of the Outer Banks go far beyond the beautiful beaches. Come with us to discover the history and natural beauty of the OBX.
History drips from the Outer Banks. Here, aviators Orville & Wilbur Wright, took their famous first flight, Blackbeard fought his last battle and the mysterious Lost Colony disappeared. But this chain of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina isn't just for history buffs. Each island has its own charm: The old lighthouses, rugged dunes and secluded beaches couple to form a unique seaside destination.
North Carolina Aquarium
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Tour along the Outer Banks
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Visitor Center
Ocracoke Ferry across Pamlico Sound to Cedar Island
7 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
Today we depart for North Carolina's Historic Shores and the Outer Banks Region which consists of a string of narrow islands and peninsulas that lie between the ocean and the sounds along 125 miles of North Carolina's coast. Through years of storms and shipwrecks, the islands have developed a distinctive culture. The area is rich in history - the first English colony was established on Roanoke Island in 1585 and at Kill Devil Hills, in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright successfully launched the first flight of a power-driven airplane. After we check-in to our lodging for the next two evenings at Nags Head Beach, North Carolina, we will enjoy an included dinner.D
After breakfast at the hotel we will visit North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. The "waters of the Outer Banks" are waiting to be discovered. Marvel at the largest group of sharks in the state, interact with scuba divers, see an alligator and wonder at the playful river otters! After free time for lunch and browsing in Manteo, we will visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial. At the visitor center you can view the exhibits and artifacts on the Wright Brothers' background and the development of their flying machines. Our last stop this afternoon is Jockey's Ridge State Park. Jockey's Ridge is the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. Located in Nags Head, it is one of the most significant landmarks on the Outer Banks, North Carolina! This evening is free to enjoy at your leisure.B
Our journey south along the Outer Banks will take us by miles of sea and shifting dunes. Crossing the impressive Herbert C. Bonner Bridge at Oregon Inlet we may see the remains of old ships protruding from the sand in this "Graveyard of the Atlantic". A short visit will also be made to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Visitor Center near Buxton. Upon our arrival in the picturesque village of Ocracoke, a favorite hangout of the pirate William Teach (alias Blackbeard), we will board a ferry for the 2 1/4 hour ride across Pamlico Sound to Cedar Island, and then on to our lodging for the next two evenings in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina.B, L
Today you can enjoy a leisurely day at the hotel. The private 600 foot pier awaits fisherman, the large beach is across the street and an outdoor pool offers relaxation.
This morning we will travel to New Bern, the second oldest town in North Carolina, to visit Tyron Palace. Constructed in 1770 and considered the most beautiful government building in Colonial America, its grounds are also landscaped in the manner of 18th century English gardens. After free time for lunch on your own we will visit the Fireman's Museum. Here you can see steam pumpers and firefighting equipment dating from the early 19th century. Later we will check-in to our final night's lodging in Rocky Mount, NC.CB
Today we will return home with our arrival by late afternoon.CB
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with the driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
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To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Shuttle|| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10 |
Rt 33, Easton, PA
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle|| Quality Inn |
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle|| Homewood Suites |
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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