For festive warmth and sheer opulence, nothing compares to Christmastime at the Gaylord Opryland Resort®. Unpack once and explore this magnificent resort’s world-renowned spa, two swimming pools, one-of-a-kind restaurants, lush indoor garden with thousands of plants, and even an “indoor river” —all in full holiday decor. You’ll even have the opportunity to experience Nashville’s best highlights! This vacation is a fantastic way to kick off the holidays and revel in the delightful Christmas season.
DAY 1—WELCOME TO NASHVILLE!
Settle in at the Gaylord Opryland Resort®, then head out to enjoy its attractions, such as acres of indoor gardens, a cascading waterfall, a re-creation of a Delta River Town, dozens of unique shops, and ten restaurants. Attend a Welcome Dinner in the evening to meet your Discoveries Director and fellow travelers. D
DAY 2—DELTA FLAT BOATS/NASHVILLE TOUR/CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY
Choose from a variety of on-site activities today or sign up for an optional Nashville city tour. At the resort, take a Delta Flatboat cruise through an indoor “river”, view the beautiful holiday decorations, have your picture taken with Santa, or relax at the 20,000-sq-foot Spa & Fitness Center. Tonight you’re in for a real treat—a special Christmas Dinner & Show. Feast on a traditional holiday meal with all the trimmings and revel in the joy of the season through Christmas music, dance and song. B, D
Option—Nashville City Tour
Your tour includes Music Row—home to recording studios, music publishing offices and hundreds of other sites related to country, gospel and Christian music—Nashville’s historic districts, and the State Capitol. A visit to the Ryman Auditorium, one of Nashville’s signature country music landmarks, and home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974, completes the tour. Price: $87 per person.
DAY 3—SHOWBOAT CRUISE/GRAND OLE OPRY
Today embark on the General Jackson® Showboat for a Cumberland River cruise, which includes a delectable lunch, holiday music and comedy show. This afternoon take in ICE!—an incredible exhibit of two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, four ice slides, and six individual rooms full of amazing holiday-themed sculptures, followed by the full Nativity in stunning, crystal clear ice. Spend time afterwards at the Holly Jolly Town Square browsing the wonderful Christmas decorations and gifts. Tonight enjoy a performance at the historic Grand Ole Opry. B, L
DAY 4—FAREWELL BRUNCH
Today say goodbye to your new friends with a farewell brunch at the resort. Before you leave, finish up your Christmas shopping! Twenty-five specialty shops are right on the resort property. Brunch
Nights 1-3: Gaylord Opryland Resort
*Moderate to extensive walking is required to fully enjoy this tour.
Dec 10-13, 2023
Price Per Person:
Traditional Room: Double $1,477; Single $1,775
Premium Room: Double $1,627; Single $2,065
Traditional Guest Rooms
Relax in the tasteful, recently renovated décor of traditional guest rooms, with an exterior view. Tastefully appointed, featuring contemporary colors, traditional guest rooms create a warm, inviting atmosphere. Unwind and enjoy Gaylord Opryland’s luxurious accommodations, enticing amenities and superior service.
Premium Garden View Rooms
Premium guest rooms offer all the amenities of the traditional guest rooms, with a dash of splendor that comes from the beautiful view from your private balcony, overlooking one of three stunning atriums. Similar in layout to the Traditional Room, the Premium Garden View Rooms feature French doors that open up to your own balcony, where you can enjoy the calming beauty of the indoor gardens.
Pre/Post Tour Hotel:
Trad $228/ Prem $328
Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
Luggage handling of one suitcase per person at hotels
Free bottled water on coach
24-hour emergency call service
Our Welcome Dinner on Day 1 is at our hotel, Gaylord Opryland Resort, starting at 6:30 p.m. We recommend scheduling your flight to arrive by 4:00 p.m.
Schedule your flight home to depart Nashville International Airport, any time after 2:00 p.m. on Day 4.
Airport Transportation / Vehicle Parking
If you’re flying into Nashville International Airport, Uber/Lyft and taxi services are available to transport you to the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Approximate cost is $30/one-way for up to 5 people.
Onsite parking is available at the Gaylord Opryland Resort for $38 + tax per day.
Extensive walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking will also be on uneven paths. While walking canes are allowed, we are unable to accommodate travelers using other mobility devices, including walkers and wheelchairs.
High 59°, low 41°
TV, hair dryers, irons, blow dryer, in-room safe, 2 phones with data port and voicemail, fitness center and business center. Indoor and outdoor pool with jetted hot tub.
A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour, including information sent upon receipt of your reservation.
The Gaylord Opryland Hotel offers nine acres of themed experiences all under glass. Including Relâche Spa a 27,000-square-foot facility with 12 lavish treatment rooms. To make a reservation at the spa please call (615) 458-1772. There is a 4,000-foot state-of-the-art fitness center, three sparkling blue pools, 24-Hour Concierge and Room Service, countless bars and restaurants, 25 distinctive boutiques, fashion stores and retail shops.
Dress on tour is semi-casual.
Travel Protection Available?
Yes, see CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/TravelProtectionPlan.