Day 1, November 28 SHENANDOAH VALLEY
Today we journey south through Pennsylvania into Virginia for the perfect overnight getaway, situated in the Shenandoah Valley!
Day 2, November 29 ASHEVILLE AND THE BILTMORE
After breakfast, we’ll check out and head to the mountains of Ashville, NC – upon arrival, celebrate the holiday season with a visit to Biltmore and experience the estate at its most enchanting: beautifully bedecked for Christmas.
Next, check into your hotel, and enjoy a welcome refreshment.
Tonight, experience an exciting Asheville escape at the Historic Omni Grove Park Hotel for a Festive Holiday Dinner with a tradition of southern hospitality amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After dinner, walk through the National Gingerbread House Competition, over 150 masterpieces. (B,D)
Day 3, November 30 GAYLORD OPRYLAND NASHVILLE AND CHEEKWOOD
Today, following breakfast, depart Asheville feeling refreshed and full of Christmas cheer as you head over the Smoky Mountains into Tennessee.
Christmas in Nashville comes alive in exhilarating fashion at the Gaylord Opryland & Convention Center. With classic holiday activities like photos with Santa, engaging shows like The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show and thrilling experiences like ICE!
Arrive Nashville for a 3-night Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland!
Tonight, we will enjoy a delicious dinner at the Loveless Cafe, then travel over to Cheekwood Estate & Gardens to Savor the sights and sounds of the season on a guided tour of the Cheek Mansion.
Christmas with the Cheeks offers a glimpse into what Christmas might have looked like in the 1930s. Seven of the historic restored rooms are decorated with garlands, evergreens, and seasonal embellishments influenced by popular designs of the decade.
Tonight, return to Gaylord Opryland Resort to see more than three million twinkling lights and festive décor to celebrate the season, stroll through the breathtaking holiday decorations before heading to your room for a restful night’s sleep! (B,D)
Day 4, December 1 GUIDED CITY TOUR AND THE HERMITAGE
Enjoy a leisurely Breakfast at your Resort before we depart for a Guided City Tour around Nashville and share with you the best of “Music City” – Learn about the famous people of Nashville and interesting facts about Nashville’s history.
Enjoy some free time on historic 2nd Avenue (downtown) for shopping, etc. with lunch on own.
After your time downtown, board our coach and depart for Holidays at The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. The holidays are a special time at the home of the 7th President. Enjoy your visit to the Hermitage with a special holiday spirit! Throughout the season, costumed staff will share additional stories of holiday traditions and celebrations while showcasing the added Christmas greenery and gifts spread throughout the Mansion.
Return to your Resort and get ready to enjoy an evening to celebrate Christmas with the Oak Ridge Boys
Tonight, at Gaylord Opryland Resort, enjoy the Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Dinner Show! (B,D)
Day 5, December 2 GENERAL JACKSON SHOWBOAT AND THE GRAND OLE OPRY
Today enjoy a splendid day cruising on the General Jackson Showboat as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year on the Tennessee Christmas cruise!
Return to the beautifully decorated Gaylord Opryland Resort to enjoy all the amenities this resort has to offer, beginning with a ride (included) on the Delta River Flatboat, travels down a scenic river winding through Gaylord Opryland Resort’s 4.5-acre Delta Atrium. Experience the yuletide atmosphere and lavish holiday displays while guides share facts about the resort. Next, enjoy the marvels of ICE! A thrilling chilling experience! You gotta see it to believe it!
Tonight, you will be treated to dinner at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen.
After dinner, reserved seats to the World Famous Grand Ole Opry! – Nashville’s must-see attraction and the world’s longest running live radio show. As the home of country music, the Opry offers an incredible mix of talent to create an American experience like no other!
A Wonderful evening of entertainment to spend on our last night in Nashville! (L,D)
Day 6, December 3 LOUISVILLE AND DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE
After Breakfast, we bid farewell to Nashville, Tennessee and travel on to Louisville, Kentucky for a holiday adventure that will delight and fill you with Christmas Joy at Derby Dinner Playhouse!
Tonight, see the performance of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, based on the popular movie, a timeless holiday classic full of dancing, laughter & some of the best songs ever written. (B,D)
Day 7, December 4 CLEVELAND AND A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE
Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel and pack your bags, we are traveling to Cleveland, Ohio. Arrive for a tour of “A Christmas Story House.” After reliving A Christmas Story at Ralphie’s house don’t forget to visit the museum gift shop for your own Major Award Leg Lamp and other great movie memorabilia.
Check in Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown for a leisurely evening to enjoy the Drury Kick-off! (B)
Day 8, December 5 HOME
After Breakfast at our hotel, we journey home from this wonderful holiday journey into Christmas! (B)