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Kentucky & the Smokies
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Biltmore Estate
Smoky Mountain Opry Show
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
Jack O’Lantern Spectacular
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
My Old Kentucky Home
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Explore the stunning fall foliage of the Smoky Mountains and the culture, history, and tastes of Appalachia. In Asheville, North Carolina we will tour the country’s largest private residence, The Biltmore Estate, before boarding a motorcoach and driving through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In Pigeon Forge, Tennessee we’ll spend an afternoon in Dolly Parton’s Appalachian theme park Dollywood and watch captivating performances including the Hatfield & McCoy dinner show and the incredible Smoky Mountain Opry. In Louisville, Kentucky we will spend a morning at Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, tour the Louisville Slugger Museum, and feel the spirit of Halloween at the Louisville Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular.
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Day 1 : Fly to Charlotte
We fly to Charlotte, North Carolina for a restful night at a deluxe hotel.
Day 2 : The Biltmore Estate
After an included breakfast, 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, tour the vast Biltmore mansion with an audio guide.
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.
Learn about the park during a guided driving tour, then ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway to the top of 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 our overnight accommodations nearby.
Day 4 : Dollywood
In the morning we’re off to Pigeon Forge’s Titanic Museum, featuring a guided tour with exhibits, artifacts and replica architecture of the famous passenger liner. Enjoy lunch in a secret room aboard the "ship."
Spend the remainder of the afternoon at Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s fascinating amusement park and experience impressive live performances.
This evening we depart for The Smoky Mountain Opry, the ultimate variety show with singers, dancers, comedians, aerialists, musicians and high-tech visuals.
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 in Lexington for a two-night stay.
Day 6 : Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
The day kicks off with a tour of the Mary Todd Lincoln House.
Afterwards, visit 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 before we depart for the Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, a home to thoroughbreds
living out their Golden Years in comfort after a career in racing or breeding.
Day 7 : My Old Kentucky Home
Tour the My Old Kentucky Home mansion, one of America's most famous and celebrated landmarks. Witness extraordinary antiques, paintings, fashion, stories, and end with a culinary class and tasting of old fashioned southern biscuits.
We have time for lunch in Bardstown before departing for Louisville.
Upon arrival we visit Whiskey Row for a tour of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.
This evening spend time at the Louisville Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular, in which 5,000 professionally-carved pumpkins illuminate an enchanting trail along Iroquois Park.
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!
This afternoon, celebrate the end of your fantastic adventure in the south with a Farewell Lunch at the historic Brown Hotel and learn how baseball bats are made at the Louisville Slugger Museum.
Day 9 : Fly Home
We fly home, bidding farewell to Louisville with our cherished memories.
October 4, 2020 - October 12, 2020
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Final Payment Date: 08/05/2020
October 11, 2020 - October 19, 2020
Final Payment Date: 08/12/2020
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