From Blue Ridges to Blue Grass
featuring the Biltmore, Opryland and the Great Smoky Mountains
 9 Days • 15 Meals
Air Holiday
Join us on a journey to the Biltmore Estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the verdant pastures of the Kentucky Horse Park and the country music home of Nashville, all in one package.

 Highlights
  • 15 Meals (8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Narrated panoramic tour of Atlanta featuring the Georgia State Capitol, Centennial Olympic Park and Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site
  • Enjoy lunch at Mary Mac’s Tea Room for delicious southern cooking
  • Visit the Biltmore Estate, America’s largest home, built by George Vanderbilt-built and have an included lunch at the Estate
  • Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and visit Gatlinburg with its many craft shops and restaurant
  • Experience the Titanic Museum, the world’s largest museum attraction
  • Enjoy great food and fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, featuring top-notch riders and a patriotic Grand Finale
  • Visit the Kentucky Horse Park to learn about horse history and culture, see their horse barns and enjoy an included lunch
  • Tour Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, once the third largest Shaker community in the nation and take cruise aboard the paddle wheeler Dixie Belle riverboat
  • Stop at Wild Turkey Distillery for a tour and tasting
  • Visit My Old Kentucky Home State Park with a mansion tour and biscuit-making demonstration
  • Spend 2 nights in Nashville at the impressive Opryland Resort 4 Take a guided tour of “Music City” including the historic Ryman Auditorium
  • Reserved seats the famed Grand Ole Opry
  • $45 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Arrive in Georgia
Arrive in Atlanta, Georgia today and transfer to the hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby for a welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m. Meal: D
Day 2  Atlanta Sightseeing and Mary Mac’s
A local guide conducts a narrated panoramic tour of Atlanta, often called the “Athens of the South.” See the Georgia State Capitol, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca-Cola and the CNN Center. A stop is made at the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site before coming to a local favorite, Mary Mac’s Tea Room for lunch featuring some down-home southern cooking. Then, sit back and relax as you enjoy the scenery en route to North Carolina. Meals: B, L
Day 3  Biltmore Estate and Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Biltmore Estate is America’s largest home set on 8,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain beauty. This George Vanderbilt-built 250-room home features magnificent art, antiques and architecture. You will also enjoy an included lunch at the Estate. The afternoon the breathtaking beauty of Great Smoky Mountains comes into view as you motorcoach through Great Smoky Mountain National Park. On the Tennessee side of the park sits Gatlinburg. Experience the history, beauty and nostalgia of this small town with its many galleries, unique craft shops and restaurants. Meals: B, L
Day 4  Titanic Museum and Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Begin the day at the world’s largest museum attraction, the Titanic Museum. This unforgettable hands-on experience features over 400 artifacts from the doomed vessel. Then, visit the new “Island in Pigeon Forge,” the region’s big and beautiful walkable shopping and entertainment complex. Tonight, enjoy great food and fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Delight in a show featuring thirty-two magnificent horses, top-notch riders perform daring feats of trick riding and competition culminating in a Patriotic Grand Finale. Meals: B, D
Day 5  Kentucky Horse Park
At the Kentucky Horse Park take a comprehensive look at horse history and culture from around the world in the International Museum of the Horse. Meet Thoroughbred legends at the Hall of Champions, walk through the barns to meet former police horses and see the blacksmith facility. Enjoy an included lunch before moving on to Lexington. Meals: B, L
Day 6  Shaker Village and Wild Turkey Distillery
Today, visit Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, once the third largest Shaker community in the nation. Learn the remarkable story of the Shakers through their iconic architecture, skilled craftsmanship, 34 surviving buildings and the farm. Then, board the paddle wheeler Dixie Belle riverboat for a relaxing cruise through high limestone cliffs and untouched natural beauty. Later, stop at the famed Wild Turkey Distillery. Here, take a guided tour to learn the ins and outs of whiskey-making complete with a tasting of their finely crafted spirits. Meals: B, D
Day 7  Blue Grass Parkway and My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Departing Lexington, travel west along the famed Blue Grass Parkway to Bardstown. Here, a visit to My Old Kentucky Home State Park is planned which includes the 200-year-old mansion and plantation of the Rowan family. Tour the mansion with a guide, hear the history of Stephen Foster’s ballad and learn how to make biscuits in a live demonstration in the carriage house complete with home-made jams. Later, we arrive at the Opryland Resort. Meal: B
Day 8  Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry
A local guide joins you today for a narrated tour of Tennessee’s “Music City,” Nashville. See famed Music Row, with its recording studios, Broadway, with its Honky Tonks and even a full scale replica of the Parthenon. You even tour the historic Ryman Auditorium where so many great artists have performed. At the Country Music Hall of Fame you visit one of the world’s largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American Country Music. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the Opry Backstage Grill before taking our reserved seats to the granddaddy of all country music shows, the Grand Ole Opry. Truly a night to remember. Meals: B, D
Day 9  Return Home
After breakfast a group transfer takes you to the Nashville International Airport for flights home departing after 11:00 a.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1  Doubletree Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
Days 2  Hampton Inn, Ashville, North Carolina
Days 3-4  Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Days 5-6  Hilton Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky
Days 7-8  Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Per Person Twin Room Single Room Availability
May 4, 2019 $2,969 add $1,049 Available
July 20, 2019 $2,969 add $1,049 Available
August 10, 2019 $2,969 add $1,049 Available
September 14, 2019 $2,969 add $1,049 Available
September 28, 2019 $2,969 add $1,049 Available
May 16, 2020 $3,079 add $1,099 Available
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Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Atlanta is $159 and in Nashville is $269, tax included

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