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Music of the Mountains

Featuring the Blue Ridge, Smoky Mountains and Nashville

8 DAYS • 11 MEALS From Nashville, the capital of country music, to Dolly Parton's own musical theme park, bring your dancing shoes and get ready to kick up your heels on this tour of America's mountain music enclaves.
This tour departs from the Chicagoland/Wisconsin Area

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The Mayflower Tours Way
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 11 meals (4 dinners and 7 breakfasts)
  • Spend 3 nights in Pigeon Forge at the heart of the Smokies
  • Visit the Titanic Museum, the world’s largest museum attraction
  • Ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway for spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains
  • Dinner and live entertainment at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
  • Guided tour of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Reserved seats to the Smoky Mountain Opry
  • Visit the fabulous Biltmore Estate
  • Dinner and live entertainment at the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry
  • Spend 2 nights at the Opryland Resort and take a guided tour of “Music City” including the historic Ryman Auditorium
  • Reserved seats to the famed Grand Ole Opry
  • $40 in Mayflower Money

All shows and schedules are subject to change.

Days One and Two — Depart for Tennessee Sit back and relax as we enjoy the scenery en route to Kentucky where a welcome dinner and overnight await. In Tennessee, we arrive in Pigeon Forge, your All-American Getaway and our destination for the next three nights. Dinner and breakfast Day Three — Titanic Museum and Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud We begin the day at the world’s largest museum attraction, the Titanic Museum. This unforgettable hands-on experience features over 400 artifacts from the doomed vessel. Then, we visit the brand new “Island,” Pigeon Forge’s one-stop for shopping and dining. This afternoon we board the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram for a thrilling ride to one of the best observation points in the Smokies. Tonight, enjoy great food and fun Tennessee entertainment at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud featuring down-home cooking and toe-tappin’ music. Breakfast and dinner Day Four — Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Smoky Mountain Opry Spend the morning immersed in the breathtaking beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a local guide. Following our tour, we travel the short distance to Gatlinburg to experience the history, beauty and nostalgia of the small town nestled in the Smoky Mountains. There are many galleries, unique craft shops and restaurants throughout the town. This evening we are treated to the area’s largest musical variety show, the Smoky Mountain Opry. Breakfast Day Five — Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry Dinner Show Traveling to North Carolina today we arrive at America’s largest home set on 8,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain beauty. George Vanderbuilt’s 250-room home features magnificent art, antiques and architecture. Tonight, an unforgettable evening of Southern style barbeque and toe-tapping bluegrass music is in store at the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry Dinner Show. Breakfast and dinner Day Six — A. J. Bush’s Museum and General Store On our way to Nashville we make a stop at a local institution, the A. J. Bush Company. Learn the history of this amazing company best known for their baked beans, grab a souvenir in their gift shop and maybe even grab a bite in the Bush’s Family Café. Later, we arrive at the Opryland Resort. Breakfast Day Seven — Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry A local guide joins us today for a narrated tour of Tennessee’s “Music City,” Nashville. We’ll see famed Music Row, with its recording studios, Broadway, with its Honky Tonks and even a full scale replica of the Parthenon. We’ll even tour the historic Ryman Auditorium where so many great artists have performed. Tonight, we enjoy dinner at the Opry Backstage Grill before taking our reserved seats to the granddaddy of all country music shows, the Grand Ole Opry. Truly a night to remember. Breakfast and dinner Day Eight — Return Home We journey home with lasting images of the joyful experiences on this fun-filled getaway. Breakfast
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Tour Activity Level
LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.