2022 Smoky Mountain Quilt Trail

7 DAY TOUR FEATURING THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS AND BILTMORE ESTAT
May 4 - 10, 2022

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

$2,350 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$800 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

6 NIGHTS
Hotel accommodations, including porterage

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

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

DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Return transportation to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER
Full time throughout the trip

Tour Highlights

  • Full-time Tour Manager
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Nashville Panoramic City Tour
  • Belle Meade Plantation Tour & Lunch
  • Ryman Auditorium Performance
  • Cherry Pit Quilt Shop
  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede 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 Tote
  • Baggage Handling
  • 9 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners

Hand Selected Hotels

NASHVILLE
SpringHill Suites Nashville Downtown

PIGEON FORGE
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

ASHEVILLE
Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate

Spend a week among the legendary Appalachian quilters as you travel the backroads and panoramic drives of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Stay and dine at both Dollywood’s DreamMore and the iconic Biltmore Estate.

Day 1

 Arrive Nashville – Tour Begins

Prepare for a heap of Southern hospitality as we begin our tour in historic Nashville. Our hotel is located in the heart of downtown, just steps away from the honky-tonks and live music that Music City is famed for. At the evening Welcome Meeting, you’ll greet your traveling companions and your friendly Tour Manager.

 

Day 2

Nashville

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. Explore Country Music Hall of Fame’s two million-item collection or relax at our hotel’s rooftop pool with your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, get ready for some foot-stomping fun at and live country music at the famous Ryman Auditorium. B, L

 

Day 3

Nashville – Sevierville – Pigeon Forge

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 the famous Dolly Parton’s Stampede  where your meal will be accompanied by unforgettable entertainment that tells the story of this famous country music legend. B, D

 

Day 4

Pigeon Forge

Explore the mountain resort town of Gatlinburg where shops and galleries are filled with handcrafts from local mountain artists. Stroll the shaded sidewalks or venture to the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle for breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Later, settle into a rocking chair or cozy up at a fire pit with for S’mores at our hotel before tucking in for the night.

 

Day 5

Pigeon Forge – Asheville

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

Asheville

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

Asheville – Charlotte – Tour Ends

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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