Holidayville Christmas

December 10, 2017 - December 14, 2017
5 days / 8 meals

Day 1: Opryland Hotel
Our Holidayville adventure begins in Nashville at the iconic Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Every Christmas, Opryland creates a glittering holiday extravaganza sparkling with millions of twinkling lights, nine acres of indoor gardens decorated with holiday ornaments, and stunning Christmas trees you have to see to believe! Experience the magic of Opryland’s ICE! exhibit featuring more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and a live carving zone. Delight in the Holiday Christmas dinner show before our overnight stay in this luxurious resort. D

Day 2: Biltmore Estate
Travel to America’s Largest Home, the Biltmore Estate, first introduced by George Vanderbilt to his family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895 with a larger-than-life Yuletide celebration that continues to this day with 1,000+ poinsettias, miles of garlands and lights, dozens of elaborate hand-decorated Christmas trees, and holiday music filling the halls. Enjoy a two-night stay at the AAA 4-diamond Inn on Biltmore with unlimited access to tour the historic Mansion and Gardens, Winery, and shops at Antler Hill. Experience an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas on the Candlelight Christmas tour of the 250-room French Renaissance chalet, lit with the warm glow of 500 luminaries, crackling fires, and vintage Victorian ornaments. B, D

Day 3: Holiday Spirit
After a morning of leisure to explore the Biltmore Estate and a delicious lunch, visit the Smith-McDowell House Museum filled with authentically decorated period rooms showcasing the evolution of Christmas celebrations and decorations. Board our private, heated Holly Jolly Christmas trolley to tour historic Asheville with our local guide while singing our favorite holiday songs. Feel like a kid again when we drive through Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland and experience the world’s largest drive-through, fully synchronized, LED Christmas light and music show. B, L

Day 4: Pigeon Forge, TN
Travel south into the valley of action-packed Pigeon Forge, home to the award-winning Smoky Mountain Winterfest celebration. Enjoy time on your own to visit the city’s hundreds of shops before the multi-million dollar Christmas production, Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry, featuring flying sugar plum fairies, soaring angels, dancing elves, enchanted reindeer, Jolly ol’ Saint Nick, and the area’s largest living nativity! Delight in the 15 million lights of the Winterfest light display before our overnight stay in Pigeon Forge. B, D

Day 5: Return home
Filled to the brim with holiday cheer, we begin our journey home. B

Per person rates
double $1367
triple/quad $1240
single $1736

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