Smoky Mountain Quilt Trail

Featuring Nashville, Pigeon Forge, Asheville & the Biltmore Estate
March 19 - 25, 2018

Tour Begins in Nashville, TN & Ends In Charlotte, NC

$1,850 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$750 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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Arrival & Departure Details

Day 1

Tour begins in Nashville, TN. Hotel check-in is 3:00 PM. Welcome Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 PM. Baggage storage is available for early arrivals.

Day 7

Tour ends in Charlotte, NC. Return transportation to Charlotte Douglas International Airport is included.

Tour Highlights

  • Full Time Tour Manageer
  • 6 Nights First Class Accommodations
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Nashville City Tour
  • Belle Meade Plantation Tour & Lunch
  • Grand Ole Opry Performance
  • Cherry Pit Quilt Shop
  • Pigeon Forge Mountain QuiltFest
  • Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show
  • Smoky Mountain National Forest Scenic Drive
  • Historic Downtown Asheville
  • Asheville Folk Art Center
  • Biltmore Estate Admission & Tour
  • Asheville Cotton Company
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Scenic Drive
  • Billy Graham Library
  • Biltmore Farewell Dinner
  • Baggage Handling
  • Signature Shopping Bag
  • 9 Meals- 6 Breakfast, 1 Lunch 2 Dinners

Accommodations

Days 1 – 2: Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN

Days 3 – 4: DollyWood DreamMore Resort, Pigeon Forge, TN

Days 5 – 6: Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Day 1

Welcome

Prepare for a heap of Southern hospitality as we begin our tour in historic Nashville. Our hotel is the fabled Gaylord Opryland Resort, where you’ll find atriums of lush gardens to explore and enjoy.  At the evening Welcome Meeting, you’ll meet your fellow travelers and your friendly Tour Manager. B

Day 2

Nashville City Tour & Grand Ole Opry

Catch the energetic vibe of Music City as we take a scenic tour that follows in the footsteps of country music greats like Dolly Parton. Next we’ll head to Belle Meade Plantation for a farm to fork lunch and a local wine tasting. Experience the Old South with a private tour of the plantation. The afternoon offers a chance to relax at the hotel. Perhaps take a flat-boat ride on the hotel’s indoor river that winds through acres of greenery. Tonight, get ready for some foot-stomping fun at the Grand Ole Opry. B, L

Day 3

Heart of the Smokies

We’re off to Pigeon Forge in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. On the way we’ll stop at The Cherry Pit Quilt Shop.  After we check into our hotel, the luxurious Dollywood DreamMore Resort, you’ll have time to explore this elegant mountain sanctuary . Enjoy dinner and a show at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventure, where your meal will be accompanied by unforgettable entertainment that tells the story of this famous country music legend. B, D

Day 4

Mountain Quiltfest

Join fellow quilters at A Mountain Quiltfest, one of the region’s leading quilting events. You’ll see hundreds of quilts that are vying to be the best of show. Spend the whole day at Quiltfest or take the afternoon for other adventures. That evening, it’s time for Sit & Sew—a chance to work on your latest project in the company of your new-found quilting friends. B

Day 5

Asheville, NC

Our morning departure into the Blue Ridge Mountains of
North Carolina sets the stage for our visit to the thriving bohemian
city of Asheville and home of the legendary Biltmore Estate. Enjoy
shopping at Asheville Cotton Company where you’ll browse rows of
luscious quilting cottons. Later, travel the Blue Ridge Parkway to the
Folk Art Center, home to the prestigious Southern Highland Craft
Guild. Your evening at leisure allows for a stroll through Biltmore’s
Antler Village to enjoy dinner on your own. B

Day 6

Biltmore Estate

Explore the opulence of America’s largest home on a self-guided tour of the 250-room Biltmore Estate. Visit the formal and informal gardens designed by the renowned Frederick Law Olmsted. The day ends with an elegant farewell dinner on the Estate grounds. B, D

Day 7

Farewell

Traveling to Charlotte, we visit the Billy Graham Library, home of America’s fabled pastor. Before heading to the airport we have a chance to look back on the memories we made and say goodbye to our new-found friends. B

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