Travel south with us for a trip to Nashville, Asheville, and the Smoky Mountains that is sure to help you check off your holiday shopping list and get you in the holiday spirit!
Southern Christmas Charm
Wednesday, November 30 Wednesday, December 7
Travel south with us for a trip that is sure to help you check off your holiday shopping list and get you in the holiday spirit! Including three nights at the magnificent Gaylord Opryland Resort, lavishly decorated for the holidays, and the grandeur of the Biltmore Estates, be sure to check out this brand new itinerary!
DAY 1 - Funtastic Getaways will arrange a flight to Nashville. Once in Nashville, well be met by our Nashville coach and arrive at our hotel for the next three days, the opulent 4-diamond Gaylord Opryland Resort - words cant describe how beautiful this property is - it has three enormous, beautifully landscaped atriums filled with tropical trees, plants, and flowers. Elevated walkways take you over the landscape for a birds-eye view or take a relaxing stroll on one of the paths among the flowers. On arrival, well take a guided tour of the resort, then youll have the evening at leisure to explore the Resort.
DAY 2 - Youll have a free day to explore the beautiful resort, see ICE - an incredible ice sculpture event on the property, take a dip in the pool, visit the spa, walk through all three atriums, take a boat ride on the river that runs through one of the atriums, and see the Hall of Trees exhibit (all included). This evening, we will enjoy dinner at Santa Fe Cattle Company. (B,D)
DAY 3 Take in the General Jackson Riverboats Tennessee Christmas lunch cruise. Enjoy dinner on your own on Broadway before we visit Cheekwood Mansion, where we will experience their enchanting Holiday LIGHTS display with over a mile of lights and real reindeer! You'll get the chance to explore the award-winning lights of the botanical garden, tour the historic 1929 estate, and take in the art museum's world-class art exhibitions. (B,L)
DAY 4 Travel to the Smoky Mountains for lunch and shopping at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Then, well visit the Apple Barn for a wine tasting before a delicious dinner at the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. After dinner, well check into our hotel, the Inn on the River. (B,D)
DAY 5 Pick up any Christmas must-haves at the sprawling Christmas Place, the premier destination for Christmas gifts and collectibles, designer-themed Christmas Trees, novelty and traditional Christmas Lights, hundreds of Personalized Ornaments, and all your favorite Holiday brands. Then, visit Gatlinburg, where you will have time to stroll the downtown area and enjoy lunch (on own). Tonight, we will spend the evening at Dollywood for the Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration. With over a million twinkling lights, five different fan-favorite stage shows, and a dazzling holiday fireworks display, this evening should be sure to fill you with Christmas cheer! You will receive a voucher to be used at any restaurant in Dollywood for dinner. (B,D)
DAY 6 Travel to Asheville, where we will visit the four-diamond Omni Grove Park Inn, which will be beautifully decorated for the holidays. Well enjoy a gourmet lunch and self-guided tour of the hotel and the Gingerbread Houses from the National Gingerbread House Competition. Check into the hotel, the Holiday Inn Asheville-Biltmore Village before we depart for the North Carolina Arboretums Winter Lights. Designed with an artistic aesthetic, Winter Lights features beautifully lit displays and glowing landscapes nestled along the Arboretums woodland edge and garden areas. Wander through the spectacular displays, treat yourself to a warm beverage, and enjoy the wonder of the holidays! (B, L)
DAY 7 Take a bus tour through charming Asheville and visit one of the local artisans that call the city home! Well spend the afternoon at Biltmore Estate, lavishly decorated for the holidays, and we will enjoy a visit to Biltmore Winery. Step into the everyday lives of the families who lived and worked at the estate in the 1890's at the Barn in Antler Hill Village. It is alive once again with blacksmiths, craft demonstrations, and an old-fashioned mercantile shop offering Appalachian crafts. Well enjoy a delicious dinner at Biltmores Stable Café, and then well experience the magnificent Biltmore House by candlelight, decorated for the holidays, illuminated completely with candles, fireplaces and soft lights, complete with musicians to entertain us. It is an unforgettable end to our trip!
DAY 8 Funtastic Getaways will arrange for an afternoon flight back to Boston and transfers back to the Cape. Flight details and pricing TBA.
LAND ONLY: $ 2,275 per person, double occupancy, $ 2,885 single occupancy
LAND ONLY: with an upgraded a balcony room overlooking the Atrium at Gaylord,
$ 2,410 per person, double occupancy; $ 3,139 single occupancy
AIR FARE PRICE TBD
3 nights at the Gaylord Opryland Resort
2 nights at Inn on the River, Pigeon Forge
2 nights at the Holiday Inn Asheville-Biltmore Village
Daily Breakfast, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Gaylord Opryland Resort tour
River Boat ride & ICE at Opryland Resort
General Jackson Showboat Lunch Cruise
Cheekwood Holiday LIGHTS
Wine Tasting at the Apple Barn
Visit to The Christmas Place
Tour of Omni Grove Park Inn & Gingerbread House Competition
North Carolina Arboretums Winter Lights
Bus tour of Asheville
Biltmore Winery & Antler Hill Village
Candlelight Christmas Evening at Biltmore
Deluxe motorcoach transportation
Tour Escort, Bus Driver, and Meal gratuities.
Payments and Cancellations
Cash, personal checks & money orders accepted
Visa & MasterCard payments accepted via phone.
$75 per person deposit due upon booking, balance due 45 days prior to tour. Refundable up to 30 days prior to tour.
Travel Insurance is available
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|1 - Dennis|| Patriots Square, Route 134, South Dennis |
On Stop & Shop side, park in lot closest to Rt 134
|2 - Barnstable|| Barnstable Exit 6 Commuter Lot - behind |
Burger King, wait at enclosures
|3 - Sagamore|| Sagamore Commuter Lot at base of bridge |
on NON Cape side, wait at enclosures
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