​​           First Presbyterian Church

                is planning to return

               to The Cove in 2025. 

The dates and prices are to be advised, but will be in July of 2025.  Please call our office to be put on the mailing list for this wonderfully spiritual summer retreat in Asheville, North Carolina.  

Our Groups & Tours   We encourage you to ask us about joining any of our groups and tours listed.  Some are private groups while others allow your participation which usually gives you better pricing!   If you are participating in one of these tours, you don’t always have to be “with” the group at all.  You just get the benefits!  Additional groups now forming for many destinations and this changes constantly!      Scroll Down!  

         Been there, done that..... but not quite enough?

Have you experienced the Holy Lands before and want to return?   We are working on an itinerary for what we are calling "Israel ..  201"    Geared to those who have already been to the Holy Land and seen the major sights, this trip will feature visits to the "State of Mind" Innovation Center to learn about Israeli start-ups in science, medicine, security, space and more.   Visit the Netafim greenhouse, a local winery, spend more time in the Bahai Gardens, experience a special "Shabbat of a Lifetime" dinner in a local home, the cliff-hanging Monastery of St. George, a roof-top tour of the Old City neighborhoods in Jerusalem and much more.  It's still in the works with inclusions and days being juggled for a more in-depth look at this awe-inspiring country.  Petra and Eilat may also be added.   Call Pat to add your input and find out more information as it is available.


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          The World Famous Chelsea Flower Show 

                                May 23-26, 2024

Have you ever been to the most glorious flower show on earth?  Visit the Grand Pavilion with its many displays of flowers, gadgets, horticultural exhibits and more.  Be sure to see the 12 main Show Gardens, and the 7 smaller Sanctuary Gardens.   Shop on the market street for all types of horticultural tools, clothing, and so much more!  this is truly a fun weekend with sightseeing included.  Your ticket is included for Friday, but you may want to go back on Saturday!  


Price includes:   

  •     3 nights at a 4* hotel in the  Knightsbridge              area,  the Millennium Hotel or Similar
  •      Hop on/Hop off bus pass for one day to                  explore on your own
  •       Chelsea Flower Show ticket for Friday                     May 24
  •       Tour with transportation on Saturday                       afternoon  to  Windsor Castle
  •       Round trip airport transfers
  •        Breakfast daily 


   Is Africa on your bucket list? 

   Plan to travel with Pat Hazen to                  South Africa, Victoria Falls-Zimbabwe, and Botswana and in late September and into October 2024 for 15 days.  

The trip will be limited to 18 passengers and will include: 

  • 4 nights in Cape Town with extensive sightseeing;
  • 4 nights in the Timbavati game reserve at Kambaku River Sands Lodge with 2 game drives daily:
  • 3 nights at the world famous Victoria Falls Hotel;
  • 3 nights in Chobe (Botswana) at Bakwena Lodge;
  • Internal flights, most meals, game drives, sightseeing, educational environmental talks;
  • Privately guided throughout by Martin Meyer, Safari Guide and African Wildlife specialist.

     And so much more is included it can't all be listed!


As in the past, this will sell out.  Call Pat  for details and a brochure.  There is a discount if you send in your deposit before November 15, 2023.