Roadtrip Through North Carolina

Mountains in the fall in North Carolina

Dates: September 24-29, 2024

Trip Details

Ride along with us as we roadtrip through autumnal North Carolina. We’ll begin in Asheville, sampling craft beer and touring the Biltmore Estate, a prior home of the Vanderbilts. In Greensboro, we’ll visit the International Civil Rights Museum, the site of the start of the 1960s sit-in movement. In Raleigh, meet up with fellow Huskies for the NIU/NC State football game. You won’t want to miss it!

Trip Itinerary:

Tuesday, Sept. 24

• Departure from gateway city and arrival in Asheville, NC.
• Welcome dinner.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

• Morning tour of Biltmore Estate.
• Afternoon brewery tour.

Thursday, Sept. 26

• Bus to Greensboro, NC.
• BBQ lunch.
• International Civil Rights Museum tour.
• Bus to Raleigh.
• Welcome dinner in Raleigh.

Friday, Sept, 27

• Day of leisure in Raleigh.

Saturday, Sept. 28

• Game Day activities.
• Game time TBD.

Sunday, Sept. 29

• Departure from Raleigh-Durham airport to home airport.



$1,995 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement is $500.

Deposit Information:

  • $250 per person deposit.
  • Non-refundable after 6/24/24.
  • Final payments due 7/24/24.

    Please make your check out to the Alumni Association Travel Program, LLC and mail to the address below along with a copy of the registration form for each individual traveler.

    Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center
    231 N Annie Glidden Rd
    DeKalb, IL 60115


The Tour Price Includes:

  • Five nights lodging.
  • Charter bus ground transportation in Asheville and Greensboro (as well as to Raleigh, and to/from the game).
  • Tours of the Biltmore, breweries, and International Civil Rights Museum.
  • Welcome dinner, lunch on Wednesday, dinner on Friday.
  • Game ticket.
  • Pre-game activities.
  • Informational packet.
  • Alumni staff assistance for a worry-free travel experience.

The Tour Price Does Not Include:

  • Airfare, your incoming flight will be into Asheville, NC, and the outgoing flight will be from Raleigh-Durham.
  • Activities on your own.
  • Items of a personal nature such as luggage handling at the airport, gratuities, meals other than those stated above; and travel insurance.


Click here to download the trip brochure.
Click here to download the reservation sheet.

For More Information:

Biltmore Estate




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