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Kentucky & the Smokies

Departs: 10/14/2018 Returns: 10/22/2018

9 Days | All Airfare Included

Explore the majesty of the Smoky Mountains and the culture, history, and tastes of Appalachia.
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Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Charlotte
We fly to Charlotte, North Carolina for a restful night at a deluxe hotel.


Day 2 : The Biltmore
We depart for Asheville and the Biltmore Estate, the country's largest private residence. Upon arrival in Antler Hill Village we have free time for lunch and exploration, including complimentary wine tasting at the Biltmore Estate Winery or shopping at many boutiques and craft stores. Later we tour the vast Biltmore mansion with an audio guide and enjoy an included dinner on site. B,D


Day 3 : The Smoky Mountains
We board our motorcoach and drive into Great Smoky Mountains National Park to enjoy the breathtaking views. The Smokies are the highest mountains east of the Rockies, rising to more than 5,000 feet. We learn about the park during our guided tour, then ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway for lunch on Mt. Harrison. There's free time to savor the sights or walk around town, then travel to Pigeon Forge for the Hatfield & McCoy dinner show with luxurious accommodations nearby. B,L,D


Day 4 : Dollywood
In the morning we’re off to Pigeon Forge's Titanic Museum, featuring an audio tour with exhibits, artifacts and replica architecture of the famous passenger liner, with lunch in a "secret room" aboard the ship. Spend the afternoon at Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s fascinating amusement park and experience impressive live performances. This evening we depart for The Music Mansion for the ultimate variety show, with singers, dancers, comedians, aerialists, musicians and high-tech visuals. B,L


Day 5 : Museum of Appalachia
We’re Kentucky-bound this morning with a stop at the Museum of Appalachia, a tribute to the spirit of the American South, browse historical exhibits, hear musicians play old-time music, and stroll through rustic paths, gardens and cabins that reflect a bygone era. We arrive in the Bluegrass State and check-in to our comfortable accommodations with an included dinner nearby. B,D 


Day 6 : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
The day kicks off with a tour of the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, a beautiful heritage park revealing the culture, community, and ingenuity of the Kentucky Shakers. Lunch features delicious dishes from fresh, ingredients grown in the village. There's time to browse the shops and listen to a musical performance, then board the Dixie Belle Riverboat for a narrated cruise. We depart for Old Fort Harrod's and tour the museum, browsing artifacts dating back as far as the 15th century. B,L


Day 7 : My Old Kentucky Home
One of America’s most famous and celebrated landmarks, we tour the My Old Kentucky Home mansion and witness extraordinary antiques, paintings, fashion, stories and a culinary class with tastings of cuisine once offered on Federal Hill. We have lunch at The Old Talbott Tavern, often called the oldest western stagecoach stop in America. After a city tour of Louisville in the afternoon, we’re dropped off at "Whiskey Row" for a tour of Evan Williams Bourbon Distillery. This evening we spend time at the Louisville Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular, in which 5,000 professionally-carved pumpkins illuminate an enchanting trail along Iroquois Park. B,L


Day 8 : Louisville Sights
There’s no experience quite like a morning at Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby. Get behind the scenes of the legendary racetrack with breakfast in the Horsemen’s Track Kitchen, then tour Churchill Downs Racetrack, the Kentucky Derby Museum and more. Enjoy lunch and shopping at Fourth Street Live!, a huge retail and entertainment district downtown and learn how baseball bats are made at the Louisville Slugger Museum. Finally, celebrate the end of your fantastic adventure in the south with a Farewell Dinner at the Derby Dinner Playhouse, one of the oldest dinner theatres in the country. B,D 


Day 9 : Fly Home
We fly home, bidding farewell to Louisville with our cherished memories.


B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; BR - Brunch; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Experienced local guides
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour


15 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Dinner at the Biltmore Estate
• Backstretch breakfast at the Churchill Downs Racetrack
• Farewell Dinner at the Derby Dinner Playhouse


All Accommodations Featuring
1 night in the Charlotte area
1 night in the Asheville area
2 nights in the Pigeon Forge area
2 nights at the Hampton Inn in Danville
2 nights at the Hyatt Regency Louisville


Attractions & Highlights
• The Biltmore Estate
• Great Smoky Mountains National Park guided tour
• Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
• Titanic Museum
• Dollywood
• Music Mansion show
• Museum of Appalachia
• Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
• Dixie Belle Riverboat
• Old Fort Harrod's Museum
• My Old Kentucky Home Mansion
• Louisville city tour
• Evan Williams Bourbon Distillery
• Jack O'Lantern Spectacular
• Kentucky Derby Museum
• Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $3399
Airport - Triple $3249
Airport - Quad $3099
Airport - Single $4099

Final Payment Date: 8/16/2018

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.


TSA'S SECURE FLIGHT PROGRAM

The requirement to collect your date of birth, gender and full name as it appears on the government issued photo identification you will use on your tour is federally mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA's privacy policy as well as additional details can be found at www.tsa.gov using the keywords Secure Flight.


Alabama

Birmingham

Arizona

Phoenix

Arkansas

Little Rock, Fayetteville

California

Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco

Colorado

Denver

Connecticut

Hartford

District of Columbia

Washington D.C.

Florida

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonvillle, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach

Georgia

Atlanta

Idaho

Boise

Illinois

Chicago, Moline/Quad Cities

Indiana

Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend

Iowa

Des Moines, Cedar Rapids

Kansas

Wichita

Kentucky

Louisville, Lexington

Louisiana

New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport

Maryland

Baltimore

Massachusetts

Boston

Michigan

Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw

Minnesota

Duluth, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Rochester

Mississippi

Jackson, Gulfport/Biloxi

Missouri

St.Louis, Kansas City, Springfield/Branson

Montana

Billings, Bozeman, Missoula

Nebraska

Omaha, Lincoln

Nevada

Las Vegas

New Jersey

Newark

New Mexico

New York

New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse

North Carolina

Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham

North Dakota

Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks

Ohio

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Tulsa

Oregon

Portland

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg/Middleton, Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Charleston, Greenville/Spartanburg

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, Rapid City

Tennessee

Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis

Texas

Houston (IAH) George Bush InterContinental Airport, Austin, Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio

Utah

Salt Lake City

Virginia

Norfolk, Richmond

Washington

Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Central WI/Wausau/Mosinee


AIRFARE, TAXES, & FUEL SURCHARGES INCLUDED

Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.

AIRLINE SEATING

Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations

AWARD MILES

PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE CITIES

Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.

DEPARTURE FROM CITIES NOT LISTED

You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.

LAND ONLY PRICE

You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

Itinerary ID:17176079 | Tour Code: SOKB1014181
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