Embark on an unforgettable autumn adventure that combines the melodies of the Grand Ole Opry, the artistic charm of Asheville, the splendor of The Biltmore estate, and the awe-inspiring fall foliage of the Smoky Mountains. This captivating journey offers a mesmerizing fusion of music, culture, and natural beauty.
- Stomp your feet and feel the music at the Grand Ole Opry
- See the Biltmore Estate, America’s Largest home
- Learn the rich cultural history of the Cherokee People
- Enjoy the majestic Smoky Mountains among the beautiful fall foliage
DAY 1: CLASSIC NASHVILLE
Watch the fall colors begin to radiate in gold, red and yellow hues as we head east to Nashville. After dinner, get comfortable in our prime seats and enjoy a performance at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry – the longest continually running radio broadcast show in history! Overnight in Nashville, TN. D
DAY 2: MOUNTAIN MAJESTIES
From downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, board the Ober Mountain Aerial Tramway and soar 2813 feet above sea level, enjoying panoramic views of Gatlinburg among the Smokies. Continue on to Asheville, NC, for a two-night stay at the Holiday Inn Asheville, East – recipient of the prestigious Torchbearer Award. B, D
DAY 3: BILTMORE ESTATE
See America’s largest private home, the picturesque Biltmore Estate, one of the most prominent remaining examples of the Gilded Age. Enjoy a day exploring the home’s 250 rooms including 33 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 3 kitchens. Eat lunch on the grounds of the Estate, before visiting the Biltmore Winery. Finish the day at leisure in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina! B, L
DAY 4: SMOKY NATIONAL PARK AND PIGEON FORGE
Experience the vivid 11,000-year-old Cherokee story during a morning visit to the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Visit the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, the gateway to the Smoky Mountains, before a local guide leads us through the mountains. Pass through the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park bursting with gorgeous fall foliage. Enjoy a swashbuckling finish to the day at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show – a true adventure with sword fights, acrobatics, cannons and an epic battle for lost treasure. B, D
DAY 5: RETURN HOME
Bid the mountains farewell and return home enjoying more dramatic fall colors along the way. B
- Departure: October 8, 2024
- Return: October 12, 2024
- Departure: October 15, 2024
- Return: October 19, 2024
- Double: $1,549
- Triple/Quad: $1,399
- Single: $1,929
*Price per person
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carryon bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
On the first and last nights of this tour, you are welcome to pack your carryon bag with essentials that would enable us to leave your “checked bag” on the coach. This will facilitate faster check-in and luggage delivery. This is not a requirement, merely a suggestion; we will deliver your “checked bag” to your room on the first and last nights if you desire, just like every other night of the tour.
New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.
Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.
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