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Smoky Mountain Christmas
Christmas at the Biltmore Estate
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
Christmas show at Smoky Mountain Opry - Photo by Steven Bridges
Tour Dates & Pricing
Enjoy the holiday season in the Smoky Mountains with great Dixieland attractions and entertainment. Relax on a beautiful drive through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Spend an afternoon indulging in Christmas shows at Dolly Parton’s Appalachian theme park, Dollywood. Enjoy a holiday performance at the Smoky Mountain Opry well-known for its multi-million dollar stage productions. In Asheville, we will go on a candlelight tour of the country’s largest private residence, the Biltmore Estate, filled with spectacular decorations, choirs, and lit fireplaces. In Charlotte, tour the city with a local guide before we return home.
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Day 1 : Fly to Charlotte
We fly to Charlotte, North Carolina today and check-in to our comfortable accommodations.
Day 2 : Great Smoky Mountains National Park
We drive into the most visited national park in the U.S., Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Smokies are the highest mountains east of the Rockies, rising to more than 5,000 feet. While enjoying breathtaking views, learn the history, geography, and wildlife of the park from an expert guide.
This evening attend a Christmas production of the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, serving up a Southern home-style feast and side-splitting comedy.
We check-in to our accommodations in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for a restful two-night stay.
Day 3 : Pigeon Forge & Dollywood
Begin the day well-rested with a delicious included breakfast.
Today’s included lunch is at Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. After savoring the local flavors there is time to visit the onsite creamery, wine shop, and much more.
Spend the afternoon enjoying Christmas shows at Dollywood, Dolly Parton's fascinating amusement park known for its impressive live performances. Experience the season with actors, dancers, singers, and musicians performing Christmas classics and historic retellings.
This evening we depart for a holiday performance at the Smoky Mountain Opry, one of the most well-known venues in the region and famous for thrilling, multi-million dollar stage productions.
Day 4 : The Biltmore at Christmastime
After an included breakfast we depart for Asheville, NC, and the Biltmore Estate. Upon arrival in Antler Hill Village there is free time for lunch and to explore the Farmyard, Antler Hill Barn, craft demonstrations, complimentary wine tasting at the Biltmore Estate Winery, or shopping at the many boutiques and craft stores.
Later, tour the vast Biltmore mansion with an audio guide.
Enjoy an included dinner onsite at the Stable Restaurant before re-entering the mansion for a festive candlelight tour.
Reminiscent of the first Vanderbilt Christmas in 1895, the ambiance is set by live choirs and lit fireplaces.
Our accommodations this evening are near the estate.
Day 5 : A Charlotte Christmas
After a leisurely morning we return to Charlotte and enjoy lunch on our own at the Charlotte EpiCenter, a wonderful dining and shopping complex in the heart of the city.
Next, a local guide joins us for a guided tour of the city to reveal Charlotte’s fascinating history, architecture, and popular destinations.
The afternoon is free to explore Charlotte as you please – options include a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, The Billy Graham Library, and much more.
We join our traveling companions for a joyful Farewell Dinner at Dressler’s Restaurant, an upscale steakhouse in Charlotte.
Tonight, visit the Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway where more than three million lights transform the famous racetrack into a breathtaking winter wonderland light show.
Day 6 : Fly Home
We fly home with great memories of our Smoky Mountains Christmas getaway.
November 29, 2021 - December 4, 2021
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 10/15/2021
December 6, 2021 - December 11, 2021
Final Payment Date: 10/22/2021
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