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Smoky Mountain Christmas


  • Dining with an entertaining Christmas show at the Derby Dinner Playhouse

  • Strolling by candlelight at the Biltmore Estate

  • Enjoying a two-night stay at Forge DreamMore Pigeon Resort

  • Experiencing a first class dining event on the "RMS Titanic"

  • Enjoying seasonal entertainment & displays at Dollywood

  • Seeing Nashville through a local singer/songwriter hosted tour

  • Grand Ole Opry Backstage tour


This tour offers departure points in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Indiana.  Depending on your pick-up point selection, the tour duration will be from 6 to 8 days.  The price will vary accordingly.  The “Base Tour”, or core, will begin on the day the last group of travelers join the tour, and end on the first day they begin to leave.  “Additions”, like a "Gathering" or "Post" core night, to that base tour will allow all travelers the convenience of departing from as close to home as possible.



Iowa or Minnesota Departure

with 'Gathering' & 'Post' Nights 

November 28-December 5

Illinois or Indiana


November 29-December 4

Double Occupancy



Single Occupancy



Triple/Quad Occupancy





  • Luxury motorcoach transportation

  • Lodging as listed on itinerary

  • Luggage handling for one (1) suitcase per person, if available

  • Tickets/admissions to listed attractions (Unless listed as "Optional" or "On your own")

  • Gratuities for local guides

  • Meals as listed on itinerary

  • Guidance of a professional tour manager


Activity Level - 3

Active - Moderate pace, good mobility needed, stairs & pro-longed standing, includes city walking tours, some shorter & some longer days

November 28

* Travelers departing from IOWA, MINNESOTA, ILLINOIS or WISCONSIN, take advantage of a transfer to our ‘gathering overnight’ hotel in the Chicago area. All remaining travelers can either arrive on your own at the hotel for a complimentary overnight, or choose to wait and join the group on November 29 from one of our identified Wisconsin, Illinois or Indiana pick-up locations
* For those spending the night in the Chicago area, get acquainted with fellow travelers and your tour manager, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast the following morning

November 29

* A perfect way to begin our tour - a freshly prepared homestyle buffet and Christmas Show at the Derby Dinner Playhouse - Clarksville IN
* After our day of travel, a relaxing overnight will be ours at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Jeffersonville, IN

B, D

November 30

* Our first stop of the day is the Kentucky Artisan Center - home for artwork & quality crafts from over 800 Kentucky artistsBerea, KY
* Our home-way-from-home, the Hampton Inn-Asheville, NC, will greet us with a welcome reception upon arrival
* This evening, we'll dine together followed by an after-dinner stroll and tour of the Biltmore Estate in the soft glow of candlelight as well as more than 100 decorated trees and over 350 wreaths
* Our overnight tonight is at the Hampton Inn & Suites in the charming city of Asheville, NC

B, D

December 1

* This morning we motor on to Pigeon Forge and make our way to "The Island," named one of the top attractions in Tennessee. Enjoy free time to explore the attractions, shops, music venues and have lunch on your own
* The Christmas Place - where they celebrate Christmas all year round - is a perfect stop on a Holiday-themed tour
* The largest permanent Titanic Museum in the world is a must-see! We'll view over 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers
* After that, a special first-class dining experience awaits us in the Titanic's Secret Dining Room where dinner will be the same meal as served in 1912 (we're going to leave the meal as a surprise)! With its realistic atmosphere and Edwardianstyle features, we'll feel like we are dining aboard the acclaimed Titanic
* This evening, we'll take in the 'Country Tonite Christmas Show' - always a favorite!
* Tonight, we'll breathe in the fresh mountain air and unwind as we settle in for the first of our two nights at Dolly Parton's Dollywood DreamMore Resort!

B, D

December 2

* Today is yours! Do as much or as little as you like. The DreamMore Resort, with its shuttle to Dollywood, allows you to come and go as you please. Enjoy the various culinary treats, live musical entertainers and seasonal displays; along with viewing crafters & artisans' demonstrations
* As evening draws near, what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to be surrounded by a stunning Dollywood light display of 5 million twinkling lights ending with spectacular fireworks!


December 3

* We are on our way to Music City U.S.A. - Nashville, TN
* View Nashville, through the eyes of a local resident as we meet our singer/songwriter step-on guide
* We'll walk in the footsteps of Country Music Legends on our Grand Ole Opry Backstage guided tour
* After a fun-filled day, we'll enjoy dinner together and have a relaxing overnight at the Drury Inn & Suites in Nashville, TN

B, D

December 4

* We begin our journey home as we travel the scenic countryside
* Travelers departing the tour in INDIANA, WISCONSIN, and ILLINOIS, welcome back to your departure locations!
* Travelers continuing on to Iowa and Minnesota, enjoy a relaxing overnight in the Chicagoland area


December 5

* Travelers departing the tour in IOWA and MINNESOTA, welcome back to your departure locations!


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
IA-Coralville (Pre/Post) McDonald's Restaurant - 2794 Comerce Dr
with 'Gathering' & Post (Base Tour) Nights
IA-Decorah (Pre/Post) Legacy Tour & Travel office - 703 Dudley St
with 'Gathering' & Post (Base Tour) Nights
IA-Newton (Pre/Post) Hawkeye Stages - 300 E 17th St S
with 'Gathering' & Post (Base Tour) Nights
IA-Waterloo (Pre/Post) Hawkeye Stages - 3315 Titan Trail
with 'Gathering' & Post (Base Tour) Nights
IL-Alsip DoubleTree Hotel - 5000 W 127th St
IL-Chicago Area At Home PickUp - for those that qualify
IL-Rockford WalMart Super Center - 7219 Walton St
IN-Metro Chicago Home PickUp - Lake,Porter,LaPorte counties
IN-Mishawaka Legacy T&T office - 620 W Edison Rd
MN-Byron (Pre/Post) City Hall (next to LT&T) - 680 Byron Main Ct NE
with 'Gathering' & Post (Base Tour) Nights

Please select the number of passengers that will be travelling

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