SMOKEY MTNS & NASHVILLE HOLIDAY TOUR
8 DAYS - 11 meals DECEMBER 6TH - 13TH, 2020 $3,099.00 PER PERSON DBL
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Day 1: Nashville, Tennessee - Tour Begins
Step back in time on a holiday getaway that opens in the “Music Capital of the World” – Nashville – and the glorious Gaylord Opryland Resort. This impressive property is a year-round wonderland, but during the holidays, it truly sparkles even brighter! Today dinner will be included.
Day 2: Nashville
A local guide will share the history and lore of Music City during a sightseeing tour where you will view the State Capitol, Music Row and the Parthenon — a full replica of the Athenian original! Later this evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned Grand Ole Opry.* What began as a building where a local radio broadcast show aired once a week in 1925 has grown to become an entertainment complex that attracts music fans from all over the world. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 3: Nashville
Today, a tour of RCA Studio B gives you an insider’s look at Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio, where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Charlie Pride once recorded some of their classic hits. Learn how each artist recorded their chart-topping music in this famous studio – you may even have the opportunity to record your own hit! Later, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world. The museum's vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings and instruments are artfully presented in cutting-edge exhibits relaying the vibrant history of country music and its artists. This evening, gather for a spectacular dinner and holiday show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Then, it’s your choice! Embark on a cozy horse-drawn carriage ride -OR- take in your resort’s amazing lights and holiday décor on a relaxing river cruise. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 4: Nashville - Gatlinburg
This morning we travel east to Gatlinburg, a lively mountain resort, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and your home for the next two nights. This evening, be entertained at the lively Dolly Parton’s Christmas Stampede & Dinner Show, where you’ll see music, dancing, and professional horse riders performing incredible stunts. Today breakfast and dinner will be included
Day 5: Gatlinburg - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Gatlinburg
Begin your day with a local guide leading an expedition into the most visited national park in the United States. Great Smoky Mountains National Park** is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park contains one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth and the largest deciduous forest in the eastern United States. Explore the park, stopping at various lookouts on our way to Newfound Gap, which boasts views of both sides of the Smoky Mountain,s – those in Tennessee and North Carolina. Afterwards, enjoy a tour and tasting at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. Tonight, it’s a Smoky Mountains Christmas at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Spectacular light displays and a lineup of shows celebrating the spirit of the holiday season make this a night to remember. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 6: Gatlinburg - Asheville, North Carolina
Depart for Asheville, North Carolina, our Blue Ridge Mountains home for two nights. En route, we’ll stop at the stunning East Coast home of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Upon arrival in Asheville, a local guide takes you on an orientation walking tour of the neighborhood around your downtown hotel. You’ll find that Asheville sparkles during the holiday season! Today breakfast will be included.
Day 7: Asheville
Back in 1895, George Vanderbilt II decided to build himself “a little mountain escape” in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The result was the impressive and decadent grandeur of the Biltmore Estate. Today, tour the sprawling mansion, adorned for the holidays with hundreds of elaborately decorated trees, wreaths and poinsettias and enjoy a wine-tasting at the historic Biltmore Winery. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 8: Asheville - Charlotte - Tour Ends
Today your tour comes to an end. As you venture home, take the holiday spirit and the warmth of America’s Southeast with you. Today breakfast will be included
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