Backroads to North Carolina’s Southern Banks

Beaufort, NC  |  Cape Lookout  |  Ocracoke  |  Cape Hatteras  |  Swanquarter

November 16 - 22, 2020

Exploring The Pirate Coast And The Pamlico Sound

Let’s adventure to the serene outback of North Carolina’s Down East and southern Outer Banks regions, featuring multi-night stays in old Beaufort and Ocracoke Island. We’ll enjoy a backroads, central Carolina drive en route to the Southern Banks, and a meandering route along the Pamplico Sound after departing Ocracoke. Meet local experts who can show and tell area crafts traditions – duck decoy-carving, boat-building…and lend insights into this unique water-and-marsh corner of North Carolina. Special features will include the North Carolina Maritime Museum, the Ocracoke Interpretive Center, the charms of “Little Washington,” North Carolina, and a dinner at the Chef & the Farmer restaurant in Kinston.


• See the world of Down East from the decks and lounge of the ferry: Cape Lookout; Ocracoke; and Swanquarter

• Lodging in historic venues throughout the trip; fresh seafood in abundance

• The rural charm of the drives and the region: serendipitous encounters along the way

• Slow travel, featuring the fun and friendliness of the small group


$2,770 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $600)

Price includes comfortable transportation, accommodation with breakfast for six (6) nights, 4 lunches and 4 dinners, all activities / admissions per the itinerary, guide and concierge service throughout the trip. Price does not include alcohol, other meals, personal expenditures, or optional trip insurance.

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(864) 384 - 6947

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PO Box 9537
Greenville, SC 29604