2024 Smoky Mountain Quilt Trail

May 15 - 21, 2024

Tour Begins in Nashville, Tennessee & Ends In Charlotte, North Carolina

$2725 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$900 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

Hotel accommodations, including baggage handling

American breakfast (B) daily, 1 Lunch (L), 2 dinners (D)

Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.

Return transportation to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Full time throughout the trip

Tour Highlights

  • Kick-off Welcome Meeting
  • Nashville Panoramic City Tour
  • Belle Meade Plantation Tour & Wine Tasting
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Cherry Pit Quilt Shop
  • Dollywood Theme Park Admission
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner & Show
  • Smoky Mountains National Park Scenic Drive
  • Historic Downtown Asheville
  • Asheville Folk Art Center
  • Biltmore Estate Admission & Tour
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Scenic Drive
  • 5 Little Monkeys Quilt & Sew
  • Billy Graham Library
  • Customary Farewell Dinner

Hand Selected Hotels

SpringHill Suites Nashville Downtown

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate

Embark on an exhilarating Southern adventure through Nashville, Pigeon Forge, and Asheville. Explore Music City, Dollywood, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the opulent Biltmore Estate while savoring local culture and celebrating history.

Day 1

Arrive Nashville – Tour Begins

Embrace the excitement of Southern hospitality as your long-awaited adventure begins in historic Nashville, Tennessee. Your hotel, situated in the heart of downtown, is just steps from the electrifying honky-tonks and live entertainment that make Music City famous. At the evening Welcome Meeting, meet your fellow spirited travelers and friendly Tour Manager. Rest up for the days ahead, where excitement and adventure await.


Day 2


Dive into Music City’s dynamic atmosphere on a panoramic city tour, tracing the footsteps of country music legends like Dolly Parton. Next, journey to Belle Meade Plantation for a mouthwatering lunch and local wine tasting. Afterward, delve into the captivating Old South with a private tour of the plantation and grounds. In the afternoon, explore the vast Country Music Hall of Fame’s 2 million-item collection before browsing unique souvenirs in the bustling gift shop. Tonight, unwind at the hotel’s rooftop pool or savor the flavors of local barbecue on your own. You’ll never forget the lively spirit of Nashville. B, L


Day 3

Nashville – Sevierville – Pigeon Forge

Set off for Pigeon Forge in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Along the way, stop at the Cherry Pit Quilt Shop for some much-needed retail therapy. After checking in at the luxurious Dollywood DreamMore Resort, take time to explore this elegant mountain sanctuary. Following dinner on your own, relax in a rocking chair or gather around the fire pit for homemade s’mores, embracing the enchanting night. Get ready for an action-packed day tomorrow. B


Day 4

Pigeon Forge

Venture next door to Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park, where you’ll discover her tribute to the mountain heritage, spirit, and history of the Great Smoky Mountains. The theme park’s world-class craftsmen, dining, boutiques, and thrilling rides make this a top-rated experience in the Smokies. Later, immerse yourself in dinner and a show at the famous Dolly Parton’s Stampede, where your meal is paired with unforgettable entertainment crafted by this country music icon. Sleep well tonight, knowing you’ve experienced the best of Pigeon Forge. B, D


Day 5

Pigeon Forge – Asheville

Today, embark on a journey into the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to the bohemian town of Asheville. Visit the historic Grove Arcade as you explore the vibrant downtown. Later, traverse the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway to the Folk Art Center, home to the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild. After settling in at our Biltmore Estate hotel, your evening at leisure provides an opportunity to stroll the Estate’s Antler Village to sample local wines or enjoy a casual dinner. Dream of the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains as you rest up for tomorrow’s adventures. B


Day 6


In the morning, visit the area’s most-beloved quilt shop and browse rows of high-quality quilting cottons for your latest creative project. Spend your afternoon marveling at the opulence of America’s largest home on a self-guided tour of the 250-room Biltmore Estate. Explore the meticulously designed formal and informal gardens by acclaimed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Tonight, celebrate your journey at our customary Farewell Dinner. Toast to the unforgettable memories you’ve made together. B, D


Day 7

Asheville – Charlotte – Tour Ends

Travel to Charlotte and visit the inspiring Billy Graham Library, near the family home of America’s renowned pastor. Share memories and exchange addresses with your newfound travel friends before transferring to the airport for your journey home. As you say your goodbyes, remember the incredible experiences and friendships forged on this ultimate dream vacation.

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