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Nashville, 2 Nights Pigeon Forge, 2 Nights Near Asheville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Lexington

DAY 1 – Home to Bloomington

Travel to Bloomington, IL for an overnight stay. Lunch is served at Burnstad’s Cafe today before continuing on to our hotel. Enjoy an evening at your leisure tonight.

Hotel: Hampton Inn

Included Meals: Lunch

DAY 2 – Bloomington to Nashville

View fall colors as we make our way into Tennesse. Arrive in Nashville for our overnight. This evening attend the fabulous Grand Ole Opry.

Included Meals: Light Breakfast

Hotel: Drury Inn


DAY 3 – Nashville to Pigeon Forge

Scenery is great as we travel to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, two quaint little cities nestled in the Smoky Mountains. Dinner is served at the charming Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. Attend one of the hottest shows playing in Pigeon Forge, “Country Tonite.”

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Music Road Hotel

DAY 4 – Pigeon Forge

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning. Later, visit Dollywood, the greatest variety of wholesome entertainment in the Smokies! Choose from 40 live shows, 50 craft showcase displays, Dollywood Boulevard, eight acres of movie memories and more. Dollywood will lift your spirits and leave you with special memories.

Included Meals: Light Breakfast

DAY 5 – Pigeon Forge to Asheville Area

Take a scenic tram ride up America’s largest aerial tramway. The breathtaking panorama of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains is inspiring. Enter the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the most visited of all the National Parks. See the beauty of the park in fall foliage as we motor along The Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the most beautiful drives in America. Our hotel is located just outside of Asheville, where we’ll spend two relaxing nights. Dinner is at a local favorite restaurant.

Included Meals: Light Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites

DAY 6 – Asheville Area

Today you will cross the threshold into a world of hospitality, beauty, and luxury that has remained unchanged for more than a century. The Biltmore Estate, home of George Washington Vanderbilt, is a testament to the uncompromising ideals of an exceptional man. Stroll the immaculate gardens and enjoy a delicious lunch at the estates Deer Park Restaurant, offering a wonderful atmosphere. Tour the Biltmore’s own winery which has become the most visited and among the most acclaimed. Later wind along Hickory Nut Gorge, a scenic canyon drive as we motor through colorful mountains to Chimney Rock Park, with its towering granite monolith that affords breathtaking 75-mile views.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7 – Asheville Area to Lexington

We make our way to Berea today for lunch at Boone Tavern. It is here that the famous Berea College is located. This afternoon you are guests at the Kentucky Horse Park located on 1,032 acres of lush bluegrass pasture. Strolling the grounds you’ll take in the views of this immaculate horse park. Visit the International Museum of the Horse. Arrive at your hotel for a restful evening and choose from a variety of restaurants tonight.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Hampton Inn

DAY 8 – Lexington to Bloomington

This morning stop at Churchill Downs in Louisville, home of the world’s most famous horse race. Later arrive in Bloomington for our last overnight.

Included Meals:Breakfast

Hotel: Hampton Inn

DAY 9 – Bloomington to Home

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we make our final stretch for home. Enjoy lunch on your own along the way. Arrive home late afternoon or evening.

Included Meals:Breakfast


Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,649
Single: $2,099
Triple: $1,569
Quad: $1,499

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $116
Single: $149

Travel Bucks

$30 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Light to Moderate Walking

Price Includes

13 Meals, Activities as stated in brochure,
Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 69°
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Tour Highlights

Grand Ole Opry
2 Nights Pigeon Forge
Country Tonite Show
2 Nights near Asheville, North Carolina
Tour Biltmore Estate & Stroll the Gardens
Spectacular Fall Foliage in
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Blue Ridge Parkway Drive
Take a ride up America’s largest Aerial Tramway
in Gatlinburg
Hickory Nut Gorge
Lexington Horse Park Tour & Churchill Downs

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Smoky Mountains
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 69°
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