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Smoky Mountain Christmas

Departs: 11/13/2017 Returns: 11/18/2017

featuring the Biltmore Estate

6 Days | All Airfare Included

Enjoy the holiday season with great Dixieland attractions and entertainment in and around the Smoky Mountains.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Daniel Stow Botanical Garden
We fly to Charlotte, NC today and check in to our comfortable accommodations. This evening, we travel to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Set on nearly 400 acres of woodland, meadow and lakefront, the botanical garden is transformed for the season into a Christmas wonderland. We’ll have time to explore the grounds and see the more than 600,000 lights, illuminated displays, partake in a horse-drawn carriage ride, and much more.


Day 2 : Great Smoky Mountains National Park
We drive into the most visited national park in the U.S., the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While enjoying breathtaking views, we learn the history, geography and wildlife of the park from an expert guide. This evening, get set for a good time at the Dixie Stampede, where we enjoy an included dinner and a Dixie Family Christmas show, featuring horseback stunts, live music, and comedy. We check into our accommodations in Pigeon Forge, TN for a two-night stay. B,D


Day 3 : Pigeon Forge & Dollywood
Following a leisurely morning, we depart for the Christmas Place market, a Bavarian-style shopping village at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Spend time perusing the shops before departing for an included lunch at the nearby Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. We spend the afternoon enjoying Christmas shows at Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s fascinating amusement park known for impressive live performances. This evening we depart for a showing of Music Mansion, formerly known as the Smoky Mountain Opry, this is a daring and dramatic multi-million dollar Christmas production. B,L


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 we have free time for lunch and exploring the many attractions, including the Vanderbilt wedding exhibition at the Biltmore Legacy, the complimentary wine tasting at the Biltmore Estate Winery, or shopping at the many boutiques or craft stores. Later, we tour the vast Biltmore mansion with an audio guide. We enjoy an included dinner onsite at the Stable Restaurant before joining a festive candlelight tour. Reminiscent of the first Vanderbilt Christmas in 1895, the ambiance is transformed with live music by choirs and soloists and lit fireplaces. Our accommodations this evening are near the estate. B,D


Day 5 : Charlotte 
We return to Charlotte and enjoy free time at the Charlotte Christmas Village. Inspired by German Christmas traditions, vendors sell handmade crafts, gifts and specialty foods from wooden huts. Look forward to strudels, bratwurst, sweets and more. After, we tour the Levine Museum of the New South, a culture and history museum focused on the years after the Civil War. We check-in to our hotel with time for relaxation. During the free afternoon, there is time to go to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, head out to the Billy Graham Library, or visit Charlotte's other great attractions. Tonight, we celebrate our journey with our new friends at a joyful Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,D


Day 6 : Fly Home
We fly home with great memories of our Smoky Mountains Christmas getaway. B


B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

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


9 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Daily Breakfast
• Dixie Family Christmas Dinner Show at Dixie Stampede
• Dinner at the Biltmore Estate
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner


All Accommodations Featuring
2 nights
at the Courtyard Charlotte City Center in Charlotte
2 nights at the Summit Resort in Pigeon Forge
1 night at the Hampton Inn Tunnel Road in Asheville


Attractions & Highlights
• Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Holidays at the Garden
• Smoky Mountain National Park guided tour
• The Christmas Place shopping market
• Dollywood Christmas shows
• Music Mansion
• Biltmore Estate featuring candlelight holiday tour
• Charlotte Christmas Village
• Levine Museum of the New South

 

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airports - Double $2399
Airports - Triple $2299
Airports - Quad $2199
Airports - Single $2899

Final Payment Date: 9/15/2017

Itinerary ID:44274454 | Tour Code: SOXM1113171
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