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Biltmore & The Smokies

Tour Description
Itinerary

A wonderful, old-fashioned “double-header” to Asheville, NC, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee, full of great tastes, great fun, great sightseeing — including the iconic Biltmore Mansion (America's largest private home!) and some of America’s most picturesque mountain landscapes — plus fun-filled Dollywood and all the wholesome, down-home fun of the American heartland!

Included

  • Transportation via deluxe motor coach with Seniortours escort on board to host complimentary “open bar” cock tails, fruit juices, soft drinks, snacks, entertainment, fun, games & “good times”!
  • 12 delicious meals—Breakfasts each morning (plus mouth-watering dinners and an incredible lunch!!
  • Take an extended tour of the impressive Biltmore Estate including the incredible mansion, the gardens, and the winery (with wine-tasting included, of course)!
  • Great accommodations throughout, including Greystone Lodge, right in the middle of the Gatlinburg action!
  • Ride up to the top of the mountain on the Ober Gatlinburg Tramway!
  • Enjoy the Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies!
  • Be entertained at an original production at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre— a Smoky Mountain favorite for 2 decades!
  • Take in the magnificent views of the Smoky Mountain National Park!
  • Strike it Rich at Harrah’s Casino, in the heart of the Smokies!
  • NO WORRIES! With our 100% refund policy, cancel for ANY reason up to 45 days before departure (optional Travel Protection is available until time of final payment).

Itinerary

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, S=Show

Day 1: We're off! Stretch out in the video-equipped motorcoach! Our first night's lodging is in Southwestern Virginia near picturesque Harrisonburg. Throughout your trip, we'll make frequent comfort stops, arriving fresh and relaxed. Your escort is on board to help make the ride very special, with en route fun, games, “happy hour” beverages, juices, soft drinks and snacks... all compliments of Seniortours. D

Day 2: More fun ‘n games, today, as we ride into the heart of the Smoky Mountains into Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We’ll check into our comfortable lodging amid the splendor of the Smokies. How about a steak dinner tonight? CtlB, D

Day 3: After breakfast, today’s touring includes a round-trip ride aboard the Ober Gatlinburg Tramway as well as admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Later, we’ll have ample time on our own to explore the charming downtown area. After another fine dinner, we’ll enjoy a live production at The Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre— a Smoky Mountain favorite for over two decades. CtlB, D, S

Day 4: Keep your cameras close at hand as we tour through picturesque Smoky Mountain National Park and ride into North Carolina. We’ll pause to tempt “Lady Luck” at Harrah’s Casino prior to our arrival in Asheville, NC. After you freshen up, get ready for great dining at a local favorite eatery. CtlB, D

Day 5: What a day! After breakfast, we’re off to the Biltmore Estate, for a tour of the fabulous mansion, the colorful gardens, and the winery (wine tasting with free samples, of course!). Our main included meal today will be at the Biltmore’s charming Deerpark Restaurant, originally an historic barn, now transformed into a courtyard restaurant with walls of windows, serving a generous array of Southern family-style dishes and Appalachian specialties. Enjoy! CtlB, L

Day 6: Another delicious breakfast, and it’s “Goodbye” to the Smokies! The fun’s not over yet! More entertainment, snacks, beverages, and good times aboard the coach, as we enjoy another scenic ride, heading east through the dramatic hills and valleys of tobacco road, en route to our overnight stay near the Virginia border. CtlB, D

Day 7: We’re homeward bound, with more fun ‘n games en route. Filled with memories, we ride northward, with an early evening arrival home. CtlB