Smoky Mountain Quilt Trail

Featuring Nashville, Pigeon Forge, Asheville & the Biltmore Estate
March 20 - 26, 2019

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

$1,905 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$800 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 Manger
  • Six Nights 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
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park 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
  • Souvenir Shopping Bag
  • Baggage Handling
  • Nine Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners

Accommodations

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

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

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

Day 1

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 greet your traveling companions and your friendly Tour Manager. B

Day 2

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

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’s DreamMore Resort, you’ll have time to explore this elegant mountain sanctuary. Enjoy dinner and a show at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures where your meal will be accompanied by unforgettable entertainment that tells the story of this famous country music legend. B, D

Day 4

Join fellow quilters at A Mountain Quiltfest, one of the region’s leading quilting events. You’ll see hundreds of quilts, each vying to be named the best of show.  Spend the whole day at Quiltfest or take the afternoon for other adventures. Settle into a rocking chair and enjoy the postcard-ready views of a Smoky Mountain sunset on your evening at leisure.  B

Day 5

Today we head into the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to the bohemian town of Asheville. Visit the historic Grove Arcade or enjoy a savory al fresco lunch while exploring downtown. 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 to Biltmore Estate’s Antler Village, offering delicious options for dinner. B

Day 6

A morning visit to Asheville Cotton Company has you shopping rows of high-quality quilting cottons for your latest project. Your afternoon is spent exploring 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

Traveling to Charlotte, we visit the Billy Graham Library, near the family home of America’s famous pastor. Share memories and addresses with your newfound quilting friends before our transfer to the airport. B

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