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Itinerary

Day 1 | May 10 | Marshall, MN to Galesburg, IL

You’ll have a relaxing day of travel on your luxury motor coach today. Your Tour Director will be sure to point out sites of interest along the way as well as provide a little fun and entertainment. Evening Accommodations at Baymont Inn & Suites

Day 2 | May 11 | Galesburg, IL to Dry Ridge, KY

A special lunch treat just for you with an Indianapolis Food Tour. The tour combines history, culture, architecture and of course great food and drink! During the tour travel along one of the most historic neighborhoods and once one of Indianapolis’ original commercial corridors. Evening Accommodations at Hampton Inn * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 3 | May 12 | Dry Ridge, KY to Pigeon Forge, TN

Arriving in Berea, Kentucky, you will visit the Acton Folk Center in Old Town for some hands-on crafting. Your project today includes building a barnwood birdhouse. After crafting, you’ll have free time for lunch and to visit the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea where the work of Kentucky artisans is featured. From books, crafts, specialty food and more, you’ll find a wide variety of items to view or purchase. This afternoon enjoy a self-guided tour of the Museum of Appalachia, a recreated community complete with 35 log cabins, barns, farm animals, churches, schools, and features over 250,000 artifacts including folk art, musical instruments, baskets and more. Following dinner, you’ll take in a performance at the Comedy Barn Theater. You’ll soon see why year after year the Comedy Barn is voted the most award-winning family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains. Evening Accommodations at Music Road Inn * Breakfast Included

Day 4 | May 13 | Pigeon Forge, TN

Enjoy an exciting day at Dollywood, Tennessee’s number one ticketed attraction featuring turn-of-the-century crafts, one-of-a-kind rides,
and award-winning entertainment. After a little rest and relaxation at the hotel, you’re off to the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud! You’ll become part of the longest running feud in history and help the Hatfields and McCoys try to settle their differences mountain-style. The evening is filled with singing, dancing, comedy, stunts and more. Evening Accommodations at Music Road Inn * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 5 | May 14 | Pigeon Forge, TN

Your day is filled with a variety of Tennessee favorites with your Backroad Tour. The tour includes historic Sevierville, where you’ll see the famous Dolly Parton statue. In Chestnut Hill, home to Bush Beans, you’ll visit the Bush Beans Visitor Center and General Store. After lunch at Bush Beans, there is a scenic drive along the back roads of Tennessee with stops for some spectacular photos. Back in Pigeon Forge again, there is a Moonshine Tour at Smoky Distillery where Ole Smoky, the leading distiller of premium moonshine in the U.S., is made. The tour features the distillery, tasting bar, and retail store. You’ll have free time for exploring and dining at The Island in Pigeon Forge, the new entertainment and restaurant district featuring Paula Deen’s Restaurant and Margaritaville Restaurant just to name a few. This evening at the Smoky Mountain Opry, you’ll take in a performance of the area’s largest musical variety show featuring music from Big Band Swing through today’s country favorites. Evening Accommodations at Music Road Inn * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 6 | May 15 | Pigeon Forge, TN

It will be hard to top yesterday’s activities, but today may just do that as you visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park! Your guided tour of the park takes you on the scenic mountain road around the famous “Loop” by way of the high-rising Chimney Tops. At the top of the mountain, you stop at Newfound Gap which marks Tennessee, North Carolina State lines. Here at Newfound Gap, you will be at the lowest drivable pass through the mountains. Here the Appalachian Trail crosses over the Newfound Gap Road, straddling the state line between the two states almost through the entire park. Later in Gatlinburg, ride the Aerial Tramway which will take you from downtown Gatlinburg to Ober Gatlinburg Ski area, providing you with stunning views of the mountainous area. Returning to Gatlinburg, there is free time to explore the area on your own. Evening Accommodations at Music Road Inn * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 7 | May 16 | Pigeon Forge, TN to Nashville, TN

Arriving in Nashville this morning, explore at your leisure the Country Music Hall of Fame, often referred to as the “Smithsonian of Country Music”. You’ll have time to enjoy lunch here as well. This afternoon includes a guided tour of Studio B. This historic studio was once home to popular music titans such as Elvis Presley, Eddy Arnold and the Everly Brothers and the list of artists who have recorded here is a virtual list of who’s who in country music. Evening Accommodations on at Drury Inn Airport * Breakfast Included

Day 8 | May 17 | Nashville, TN to Keokuk, IA

You’ll leave behind the stunning beauty of Tennessee today as you begin your journey home. Evening Accommodations at Hampton Keokuk *Breakfast Included

Day 9 | May 18 | Keokuk, IA to Home

Your Majestic Smoky Mountains tour concludes today as you arrive home this afternoon. Breakfast Included

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Pricing Per Person Cash Or Check

  • $1,820 – Double
  • $1,600 – Triple
  • $1,490 – Quad
  • $2,480 – Single

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

  • $1,875 – Double
  • $1,650– Triple
  • $1,535 – Quad
  • $2,555 – Single

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Itinerary, Pricing and Availability are subject to change without notice. Tours are subject to energy surcharges and other factors beyond our control.

Departure Date

05/10/2019

Return Date

05/18/2019

Tour Highlights

  • Indianapolis Food Tour
  • Hands-On Craft Experience
  • Kentucky Artisan Center
  • Museum of Appalachia
  • Comedy Barn Theater
  • Dollywood Theme Park
  • Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
  • Backroads Tour
  • Moonshine Tour
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour
  • The Island in Pigeon Forge
  • Smoky Mountain Opry
  • Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Studio B Tour
  • 8 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 1 Dinner
Hosted by Southwest Tour and Travel Tour Director (Activity Level: Moderately Active) This tour has some full days mixed with some leisure days. You must be able to walk short distances, stand for a period of time and climb stairs. Can customize activity level.