- Visit the Hermitage, former home of our 7th President, Andrew Jackson
- Take in a show in Pigeon Forge
- Travel through Great Smoky Mountain National Park, America’s most visited
- Hear legendary tales and stories of the mountain people from Tim Hall
- Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway and breathtaking overlooks
- Spend a full day on the Biltmore Estate
- Ride the rails on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
- Visit Rock City, featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and amazing 7 State views
- Ascend “America’s Most Amazing Mile” up Lookout Mountain
- Tour Jack Daniels Distillery
- Spend an extra day in the Music City and take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry
DAY 1–NASHVILLE WELCOMES YOU
Your exciting trip begins over refreshments in “Music City USA”—named a Top Destination by Lonely Planet, Forbes, Frommers, USA Today and AARP.
DAY 2–ANDREW JACKSON’S “HERMITAGE”/CROSSVILLE/SMOKY MTN OPRY
At “The Hermitage,” the 1,000-acre plantation and former mansion of our seventh president, Andrew Jackson, learn what Tennessee life was like in the early 1800s. After lunch in Crossville, we’ll continue into Pigeon Forge for an evening musical performance including a variety of different genres that include Broadway, rock n’ roll, bluegrass, country and gospel. B, L
DAY 3–GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK/BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
This morning, relish a breathtaking ride through Great Smoky Mountain National Park, named for the bluish mist that clings to the mountainsides. Mountaineer guide Tim Hall will regale you with fascinating and humorous stories of life in this mountain region. Entering by the famous scenic byway, the Blue Ridge Parkway, end the day in North Carolina stopping at scenic overlooks, taking in one last look at the beautiful Smoky Mountains. B, L
DAY 4–BILTMORE ESTATE/THE VANDERBILT LEGACY
Spend the day at George and Edith Vanderbilt’s extraordinary Biltmore Estate, an astonishing 8,000-acre landmark reminiscent of the grandest European royal palaces and landscapes. After a private overview tour of the estate lands and a self-guided visit inside the luxurious family home, spend time on your own exploring all that this amazing estate and community has to offer. B, L
DAY 5–GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN RAILROAD/CHATTANOOGA
All aboard! Today’s centerpiece is a thrilling rail excursion along the beautiful Nantahala River and Gorge. You’ll learn how the Western North Carolina Railroad opened up the “outside” world to thousands of hill people. Travel through the Nantahala Forest on your way towards Chattanooga, the “Scenic City”. Situated along the Tennessee River and southeast Tennessee Mountains, you’ll get a good feeling of why the city is called one of the most beautiful. B, L
DAY 6–INCLINE RAILWAY/ROCK CITY/LOOKOUT MTN, GA
After a delicious breakfast, enjoy gorgeous vistas viewed from atop Lookout Mountain as you ride the Incline Railway on “America’s Most Amazing Mile”. Chattanooga was the site of the famed “Battle Above the Clouds” during the Civil War. Get another perspective on Lookout Mountain at Rock City, a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking “See 7 States” panoramic views. Back down below, enjoy a hearty regional lunch prepared by a local favorite, Puckett’s Restaurant. B, L
DAY 7–JACK DANIELS/MISS MARY BOBO’S
In Lynchburg, tour the famous Jack Daniels Distillery to see how classic Tennessee sipping whiskey is made—in a dry county! Lunch is at one of the oldest standing buildings in town—Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House, built in 1812. Finally, head home, filled with appreciation for the beauty, diversity, and lively folks of mountain country. B, L
Night 1: Nashville Airport Marriott
Night 2: Clarion Inn, Pigeon Forge
Nights 3-4:Hampton Inn & Suites, Asheville
Nights 5-6: Doubletree Hotel, Chattanooga
May 5-11, 2019
Sep 29-Oct 5, 2019
Price Per Person:
Spring: Double $1,747; Single $2,195
Fall: Double $1,797; Single $2,315
Pre-/Post-Tour Hotel: $198/night
Nashville City Tour and Country Music Extension
2 Days • 3 Meals
May 4-5 (Pre-tour) • Oct 5-6 (Post-tour)
Double: $297, Single: $385
Stay the night in Nashville for a delightful evening of lively music and down-home humor at the famous Grand Ole Opry and dinner. The following morning take a city tour to such landmarks as the Bicentennial Capitol Mall, Centennial Park’s full-sized replica of the Parthenon, and a host of country music sites. After lunch, tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and visit “RCA Studio B,” home of 1,000 hits, where more than 35,000 country songs were born. B, L, D
High 75°/ Low 55° (May)
High 72°/ Low 50° (Sept-Oct)
Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel in Nashville by 5:00 p.m. on Day 1.
If you are taking the May 4-5 Pre-Tour Extension, schedule your flight to arrive on May 4 before 2:00 p.m. This will allow time to check in and be ready
for our 5:00 p.m. Dinner & Show.
Schedule your flight home to depart from Nashville any time after 4:45 p.m. on Day 7.
If you are taking the Oct 5-6 Post-Tour Extension, schedule your flight to depart on Day 8 after 6:00 p.m.
Our starting hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to/from the Nashville International Airport.
Our starting hotel offers complimentary parking for the duration of the tour.
Moderate standing and walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking can be on uneven surfaces.
Hair dryers, iron & ironing board, TV/Cable and coffee makers at all hotels. Internet or WiFi, fitness room and pool at most hotels.
Elevations reach 6,700 feet on this tour.
Sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, visors, bug spray and comfortable walking shoes will add to your enjoyment of this tour. Dress on tour is casual.
Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further information approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing your final documents.
Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com//TNC
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