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Smoky Mountain Christmas


  • Dining and Christmas show at the Derby Dinner Playhouse

  • Celebrating the holiday spirit at The Christmas Place

  • Strolling the Biltmore Estate by candlelight

  • Experiencing a RMS Titanic first-class dining event

  • Enjoying two nights at DreamMore Resort

  • Enjoying Dollywood seasonal entertainment

  • Taking a Grand Ole Opry Backstage tour

  • Kentucky Artisan Center - home for artwork & quality crafts


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 & Minnesota

Departures with

Gathering & Post Nights

November 15 -22

Arrive on Own in

Chicago Area with

Gathering Night

November 15 -21

Chicago Area &

Indiana Departures

(Base Tour)

November 16 -21

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 - Good mobility needed - stairs and prolonged standing - walking longer distances over uneven ground

November 15

* Travelers departing from IOWA, MINNESOTA or ILLINOIS, take advantage of a transfer to our ‘gathering overnight’ at the Doubletree by Hilton 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 16 from one of our identified Illinois or Indiana departure locations.
* For those spending the night in the Chicago area, get acquainted with fellow travelers and your tour manager; and enjoy complimentary breakfast the following morning.

November 16

* 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 - Jeffersonville, IN.

B, D

November 17

* Our first stop of the day is the Kentucky Artisan Center - home for artwork & quality crafts from over 800 Kentucky artists - Berea, KY.
* Enjoy a welcome reception upon arrival at our home-away-from-home for tonight, the Hampton Inn - Asheville, NC.
* This evening, we'll dine together followed by an after- dinner candlelight stroll and tour of the Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore will be dressed for the Holidays with more than 100 decorated trees and over 350 wreaths.

B, D

November 18

* 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 Christmas is celebrated year-round - is a perfect stop on a holiday-themed tour.
* Next stop - the largest permanent Titanic Museum in the world is a must-see!
* A special first-class dining experience awaits us in the Titanic's Secret Dining Room where dinner will be the same menu as served in 1912.
* This evening, we'll take in the "Country Tonite Christmas Show" - always a favorite!
* Tonight, we'll breathe in the fresh mountain air as we settle in for the first of our two nights at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort!

B, D

November 19

* 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, seasonal displays and 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!


November 20

* We are on our way to Music City, U.S.A. - Nashville, TN.
* We’ll view Nashville through the eyes of our singer/songwriter step-on guide.
* We'll walk in the footsteps of Country Music Legends on our Grand Ole Opry Backstage tour.
* Tonight, we'll enjoy dinner together followed by a relaxing overnight at the Drury Inn & Suites - Nashville, TN.

B, D

November 21

* We begin our journey home. This will be the perfect time to share your tour highlights with fellow travelers.
* Travelers departing the tour in INDIANA and ILLINOIS, welcome back to your departure locations!
* Travelers continuing on to Iowa and Minnesota, enjoy a relaxing overnight at the Doubletree by Hilton - Alsip, IL.


November 22

* 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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