Nashville & the Smoky Mountains Holiday
Take in the sights and sounds of the holidays in Nashville, Gatlinburg and Asheville. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Tour historic RCA Studio B and see where country legends recorded hit songs. Experience a magical holiday dinner and show at the Opryland Resort. Delight in a choice of a horse-drawn carriage ride or a Grand Ole Opry Resort's Delta River cruise and marvel at all the holiday lights and decor. A visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame is sure to have you hummin' and strummin' long after you leave Nashville. In Gatlinburg, relax and tap your toes during Dolly Parton's Christmas Stampede and Dinner Show. Explore the natural wonders of Great Smoky Mountains National Park by day and marvel at the spectacular light displays and shows celebrating the spirit of the holidays at Dollywood. Then, travel to Asheville, North Carolina, and enjoy the city's historic architecture, engaging neighborhoods and robust arts districts. Tour the Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt's "little mountain escape' in the Blue Ridge Mountains, elaborately adorned for the holidays. When you leave, you'll have the warmth and charm of the south still in your heart.
|Offer valid through 9/30/2020|
|Day 1||Nashville||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!|
|Day 2||Nashville||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.|
|Day 3||Nashville||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 decor on a relaxing river cruise.|
|Day 4||Nashville||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.|
|Day 5||Gatlinburg||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 Mountains - 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.|
|Day 6||Gatlinburg||Gatlinburg - Asheville, North Carolina: Depart for Asheville, North Carolina, our Blue Ridge Mountains home for two nights. Upon arrival in Asheville, embark on an orientation walking tour with a local guide and discover the neighborhood around your downtown hotel. You'll find that Asheville sparkles during the holiday season!|
|Day 7||Asheville||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.|
|Day 8||Asheville||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.|
|Gaylord Opryland Resort Nashville, United States||Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville Asheville, United States|
|Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg, United States|| |
|* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies. |
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.