Southern Christmas | The Biltmore & Smokey Mountains At "The Inn At Christmas Place"
November 13 - 16, 2018
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13
A Southern Christmas is just the thing you need to get you in the mood for the upcoming holidays! From priceless ornamentation, twinkling lights and beautiful candlelight to down home traditions and arts and crafts-this trip has it all! We travel to Asheville, NC today for a one night stay at the DoubleTree Hilton. L
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14
This morning we will mingle among the fabulously rich George Vanderbilt’s holiday memories at Biltmore Estate. He opened the estate in 1895 on Christmas Eve and it was a joyous event filled with music and laughter. Today the estate continues the tradition with a larger-than-life Christmas celebration that includes holiday music, miles of evergreen garland, hundreds of poinsettias and wreaths. Elaborately decorated trees grace almost every room, bedecked with crystal ornaments, holly and ivy, toys and American flags. Even with all this grandeur, you can’t help but be amazed by the house’s beautiful architectural details. We have an especially nice luncheon at the Deer Park Restaurant on the estate, and then stop at the Winery for a chance to purchase some holiday wine. Departing the estate, we travel to Pigeon Forge, TN for a two night stay at the INN AT CHRISTMAS PLACE (www.innatchristmasplace.com.) In the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee we’ll find picturesque Bavarian architecture at this four-star hotel. Located directly across from its namesake, The Incredible Christmas Place, they invite us to come Sleep In Heavenly Peace and experience Old World charm, elegance AND hospitality second to none in the Smoky Mountains. BL
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15
Today we’ll have some time to check out the shops in Gatlinburg and to purchase your lunch before we visit Dollywood, a beautiful landscaped theme park that evokes the homespun fun and traditions of the Smoky Mountains at Christmas time. You’ll enjoy the pretty Christmas decorations and everything from Southern gospel to holiday shows and more. This evening we will attend a special Smoky Mountain Christmas show at the Smoky Mountain Opry. This show is a wonderful blend of music, magic and comedy. BD
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16
Regretfully, we turn our motorcoach home today. A wonderful trip! We will stop at the Tamarack in West Virginia for you to purchase lunch and browse through their great welcome center which includes all types of items made in their state. An early evening arrival home is expected. B
$655 Per Person Triple Occupancy
$739 Per Person Double Occupancy
$1027 Per Person Single
PRICE INCLUDES: Escorted transportation aboard our own deluxe motorcoach; six meals; three nights lodging; baggage handling for one bag; all admissions to included attractions: taxes and gratuities for lodging.