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Music of the Smokies & the Carolinas

Tour Includes:

  • Door-to-Door pickup available (1 mile beyond 694-494 perimeter)
  • Roundtrip Motorcoach transportation
  • Luggage handling
  • 12 nights accommodations
  • All sightseeing & Music Shows
  • Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, TN
  • Country Music Hall of Fame -Nashville
  • Dixie Stampede Dinner Show – Pigeon Forge TN
  • Smoky Mountain Opry – Pigeon Forge, TN
  • “The Biltmore Mansion” – Asheville, NC
  • Alabama Theater with “The Oak Ridge Boys”, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Atlanta, Georgia’s Cyclorama – Battle of Atlanta
  • Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners, 1 Musical Dinner Theatre
  • Tourco Tour Manager


Date: 
September 8-20, 2019

Price Per Person:
$2199.00 double/triple
$2699.00 single

A $300 deposit per person is required to hold your reservation.  Deposit payment is due within 5 working days of reservation.  Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure.

ITINERARY

Day 1: This morning we’ll depart for our wonderful tour to the southeast. We’ll stop for our included morning break as we enter Wisconsin. Our travels take us across Wisconsin and into Illinois for our overnight in Champaign, Illinois. This evening we’ll enjoy an included “Kick-Back Manager’s Dinner (CS, D)

Day 2: An included breakfast starts our day, then we’re off across Illinois and Kentucky to the “Country Music Capital of the World”, Nashville, TN. Upon arrival we’ll check into our Inn for a 2-night stay and enjoy their included comple-mentary meal. We are going to head to Broadway and Second Avenues later on where famous “Tootsies” and the “Wild Horse Saloon” are located. You can stop in and enjoy listening to “wannabes” as they are given time to perform.(B)

Day 3: Following our included breakfast, we board the coach for a fun-filled day starting with a driving tour of Nashville showing Music Road where many recording studios are located. You’ll see their state Capital and famous Centennial Park. A tour of Nashville is not complete without visiting the famous “Country Music Hall of Fame”. It is such fun to find your personal favorite country artist. Their music gift shop has every CD you’ve ever wanted. A “Lite Bite” dinner stop is included before our big event: the “Grand Ole Opry”, the longest running radio show in the U.S. (1925). The music, personalities and all the action between sets is so entertaining! (B, D)

Day 4: This morning following included breakfast, and luggage loaded, we’re heading for Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, nestled alongside the Great Smoky Mountains. We’ll get settled into our Inn for 2 nights before heading out for ourincluded musical Dinner Show, the “Dixie Stampede”, an experience you’ll not soon forget! (B,D)

Day 5: Breakfast is included again this morning and we take off for a fun busy day! Entering the great Smoky Mountains, we pick up a Ranger for our guided tour of this National Park. Photo ops will be taken. Departing the Park, we’ll stop in Gatlinburg to stroll, shop and have dinner, on own. Taking a short stop back at our Inn, away we go for some Smoky Mountain music at the Smoky Mt Opry. (B)

Day 6: This morning following included breakfast we depart Pigeon Forge and head for the Interstate to drive thru the northern edge of the Smokies heading for Asheville, North Carolina. After appropriate breaks, we check into the fabulous, largest single family-owned home in the United States, the 250 room “Biltmore Mansion and Gardens”! You will be free to wander this lush property. We depart and check into our hotel in Asheville. Dinner is on own. (B)

Day 7: Breakfast is again included this morning and with luggage loaded, we depart to head south to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where we stay right on the Ocean tonight. Gazing at the Atlantic, we gather for an included dinnerat the “Chateau Restaurant” early evening. After dinner, we’ll enjoy this evening’s included show at the “AlabamaTheater” staring the famous “Oak Ridge Boys”!! This will indeed be a grand day!! (B, D)

Day 8: Another included breakfast starts our day as we sadly leave our Resort on the Ocean, but travel now along the Islands of the Grand Strand to arrive in charming Charleston. A step-on guide will join us for a tour of this picturesquesouthern city stopping at their historic district for lunch, on own. Saying farewell to our guide, we board for an after-
noon cruise around Charleston stopping to disembark at Fort Sumter where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Dinner will be on own. (B)

Day 9: After gathering for included breakfast, we depart Charleston and head for Georgia. After appropriate stops,we arrive in Savannah, a city loaded with southern history. A Savannah guided tour will occupy us as we explorethe “Squares” and beautiful architecture. There will be time for dining, on own, and for shopping after the tour. We stay overnight here in Savannah tonight. (B)

Day 10: We head northwest today to Atlanta after included breakfast. After a morning rest stop and a lunch break, on own, Atlanta is in sight!! This afternoon, we are including their famous “Cyclorama”…depicting the Civil War“Battle of Atlanta”. We will stay overnight here. Dinner will be on your own. (B)

Day 11: Another nice included breakfast awaits us this morning and we head for Kentucky. This will be a travel day today arriving later in Louisville. We drive thru Chattanooga and on thru Nashville and up into Kentucky. Louisville is home to the “Kentucky Derby” held in May. We will try to take a peek at “Churchill Downs” before checking into our hotel for the evening. Dinner will be on own. (B)

Day 12: Our breakfast is again included while luggage is being loaded. From Louisville, we make our way to cross the mighty Ohio River heading north up to the capital city of Indianapolis before turning west into Illinois. We stay tonight in Peru, Illinois. Gathering together tonight at a Red Lobster Restaurant, we will enjoy our Farewell Dinner. (B, D)

Day 13: Our final included breakfast is ours to enjoy this morning then we load up and off we go to complete our journey home. A morning break will be taken and lunch, on own, in Iowa before returning to the Twin Cities late this afternoon. (B)

We hope you have new friends made and, hope too, you have many, many pictures and memories of the Music of the Smokies and the Carolinas!! Thank you for traveling with Tourco Travel. Happy Trails!!