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Deluxe Guided Vacations and Cruises Since 1989!
Autumn in the Smoky Mountains     NEW!
"Shaconage," - Cherokee meaning "place of the blue smoke"

8 Day Package
Tour Dates: October 16 - 23, 2022
12 Meals Included


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Great Smoky Mountain National Park


Price Per Person:

$2145.00 Double Occupancy
$2015.00 Triple Occupancy
$2015.00 Quad Occupancy
$2600.00 Single Occupancy

Price shown is based on departure from Chicago. Price will vary for other departure cities.

Activity Level:

Good mobility needed - stairs and prolonged standing - includes walking of longer distances potentially over some uneven landscapes - some shorter days with some longer days

Tour Highlights:

Traveling through Kentucky’s bluegrass region – listed in National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Best Places of a Lifetime”
Visiting the globally celebrated Keeneland Race Course
Getting up close with retired thoroughbred champions at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm
Colors abounding at Smoky Mountain National Park
Exploring the tragic history of the Titanic at the Titanic Museum, with a first-class dining experience
Enjoying Dollywood theme park & the annual Harvest Festival, with artisan demonstrations and musical entertainment
Seeing Nashville through a local singer/songwriter hosted tour
A special treat - Music City U.S.A. with a Grand Ole Opry performance
Guidance of a Professional Tour Manager
Home Pick up and Drop off

Daily Itinerary:

Gathering Day - October 16
  • Travelers departing from IOWA, MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN or ILLINOIS, take advantage of a transfer to our ‘gathering overnight’ hotel in Mishawaka, IN. All remaining travelers can either arrive on your own at the hotel for a complimentary overnight; or choose to wait and join the group on October 17 from one of our identified Indiana pick-up locations
  • For those spending the night in Mishawaka, get acquainted with fellow travelers and your tour manager; and enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the morning
DAY 1- October 17 (D)
  • Sit back and enjoy the rolling farmlands while greeting your travel mates as we travel through Indiana on our way to Lexington, Kentucky - the heart of the state's bluegrass region
  • Prior to turning in for the evening at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lexington, we’ll enjoy dinner together

DAY 2- October 18 (B,D)
  • With our local step-on guide, we’ll experience what has made this bluegrass area of Kentucky famous. Keeneland Race Course is a globally celebrated race course and the Thoroughbred industry’s foremost auction house
  • Our step-on guide will also take us for a visit to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, a living-history museum of horse racing, where we’ll get to pet and feed retired champions
  • We’ll enjoy dinner together prior to our relaxing overnight at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Asheville, NC

DAY 3- October 19 (B,D)
  • This morning, have your camera ready as we’ll be surrounded by stunning autumn colors on our drive through Smoky Mountain National Park
  • This afternoon we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the Titanic Museum. The largest permanent Titanic museum in the world is a must-see, with over 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers
  • After our exploration of the Titanic Museum, a special first-class dining experience awaits us in the Titanic’s Secret Dining Room. With its realistic atmosphere and Edwardian-style features, we’ll feel like we are dining aboard the acclaimed ship
  • We’ll enjoy the next two nights at Country Cascades in Pigeon Forge, TN

DAY 4- October 20 (B,D)
  • This morning, we are on our way to The Island. Enjoy free time to explore the attractions, shops, music venues and have lunch on your own
  • The Great Smoky Mountains are filled with music during the annual Harvest Festival at Dollywood! Enjoy the various culinary treats, live musical entertainers and seasonal displays, along with viewing crafters' and artisans’ demonstrations
  • As evening draws near, we’ll see the spectacular Great Pumpkin LumiNights, where thousands of glowing jack-o-lanterns and decorations illuminate the park
  • Dinner coupons will be provided for you to use at the many restaurants in the park. Enjoy!

DAY 5- October 21 (B,D)
  • We are on our way to Music City U.S.A. - Nashville, TN
  • View Nashville through the eyes of a local resident as we meet our singer/songwriter step-on guide
  • Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, known for its Southern hospitality, will greet us with a ‘Hey y’all, come on in. Make yourself at home' as we dine together this evening
  • When in Nashville, seeing a show at the home of country music, the Grand Ole Opry, is a special treat!
  • After a fun-filled day, we’ll have a relaxing overnight at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Nashville

DAY 6- October 22 (B)
  • We begin our journey home as we travel the scenic countryside
  • Welcome back to your departure locations!

 

Additional Tour Information:

Deposit: $300 per person. Plus an additonal cost for Trip Cancellation / Interruption Insurance. Please let your agent know if you wish to purchase.

Final Payment Due: September 2, 2022
 
Cancellation Policy: 120 days or more prior to departure: Admin Fee (25% of deposit) forfeited;  119- 75 days prior to departure: deposit forfeited; 74- 30 days prior to departure: 50% of tour price forfeited; 29 days or less: no refund. Cancellation / Interruption Protection could protect you from these charges. Protection payment is non refundable. Please read Protection terms: http://www.tripmate.com/wpTPD30
 

Prices in our brochure and on our website were effective on April 1, 2021. At the time you purchase your tour, prices may be higher because of an increase in carrier charges. For current prices, please call us at 800-421-3330.
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