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Tennessee Waltz—Elegant Opryland and Pigeon Forge

Tour Description
Itinerary

It’s a decidedly upscale, deluxe good time as Seniortours brings you the very best of Tennessee, from the rustic charms of Pigeon Forge and the down-home fun of incomparable Dollywood, to the show-stopping elegance of Nashville's Opryland Resort and special reserved Gold Circle seating at The Grand Ole Opry, plus guided touring in Nashville and more great live entertainment in Pigeon Forge. It's the best of both worlds

Included

  • Featured accommodations at the world-famous Opryland Resort— 9 acres of indoor gardens filled with waterfalls & tropical plants, including a spectacular 4.5-acre indoor garden under a magnificent glass-domed ceiling. In this garden is an antebellum-style restaurant and waterfalls which flow into a winding river, which guests can float through in a Delta River flatboat.
  • Great accommodations in the South’s entertainment showplace, friendly & rustic Pigeon Forge
  • The fun begins the moment you board the deluxe motoroach! Your Seniortours escort is on board to host complimentary cocktails, soft drinks, snacks, entertainment, fun, games and “good times”!
  • Special all-inclusive rate covers “every thing”—convenient local departure, all tips to restaurant & hotel personnel; all admissions and taxes!
  • 12 great meals—with a deluxe luncheon with live entertainment on the General Jackson riverboat as you cruise the scenic Cumberland River!
  • Sightseeing with a local expert in exciting Nashville—Music City, USA!
  • Admission to Dollywood, the Smoky’s biggest and best theme park featuring entertainment, sights, sounds & tastes!
  • Reserved “Gold Circle” seats at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry Show!
  • Quaint, friendly Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! The scenic majesty of the rolling hills and valleys of the Great Smokies!
  • Be awed & entertained at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
  • Enjoy live entertainment at one of the best shows in the Smokies—the famous Comedy Barn Theater.
  • No worries about cancellations up to 48 days prior to the trip with 100% refund if you must cancel for any reason up to that time. Within 48 days of departure, however, Opryland will apply a penalty of $575. For this reason, supplemental travel protection insurance is recom mended. Visit seniortours.com/insurance for details.

Itinerary

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

Day 1: We're off! Time for fun, complimentary cocktails, soft drinks and snacks, hosted by your Seniortours escort. We'll pause every 2-3 hours for comfort-stops and lunch, bound for tonight's stop-over amid the rolling hills of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. D

Day 2: More fun, games, & entertainment today, as we roll southward, toward quaint Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, one of Seniortours’ favorite, friendliest, destinations, where we’ll visit Dolly Parton’s Dollywood, one of the most entertaining attractions in the South. Afterward, we’ll ride to nearby Gatlinburg and check into the Greystone Lodge, our delightful hotel for 2 nights. Later, we’ll depart for dinner at one of the area’s most popular restaurants. B, D

Day 3: After a hearty breakfast, we depart for the Aquarium of The Smokies. Unbelievable—10,000 creatures,650 species of marine life, touch pools, hands-on experience playing up-close with endangered African penguins, stingrays & crabs, plus a fascinating, clear-glass underwater tunnel. Afterwards, we’ll ride into the Great Smoky Mountains Nat’l Park all the way up to its highest point—Newfound Gap— for a look at the majestic countryside. If you wish, you can even walk on the Appalachian Trail & stand in 2 states at the same time! This evening, enjoy a tasty mountain dinner before you get a chance to laugh out loud at the Comedy Barn Theater Show. B, D

Day 4: We’re headed to Nashville! We’ll visit the Country Music Hall of Fame prior to checking-into our opulent lodgings at the world-famous Opryland Hotel! Freshen up and get ready for dinner followed by reserved seats at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry Show. B, D

Day 5: After breakfast, we’ll board the motorcoach for an entertaining tour of Nashville & its suburbs with an entertaining and informative Nashville guide. We’ll drive by famous recording studios and theaters & hear about Nashville’s influence on American popular music. This afternoon we board the “Grandest Showboat That Ever Was”, the General Jackson, and cruise down the scenic Cumberland River as we enjoy live entertainment & large buffet luncheon on board the world’s largest showboat! Later, free time to enjoy the many amenities of the Opryland Hotel— Explore 9 acres of lush indoor gardens, winding pathways, and sparkling waterfalls. You'll even find a tranquil waterway with flatboats and a narrated cruise to enjoy. Not to mention 30 specialty shops and a variety of restaurants and lounges. Why not try your choice of eatery at the Hotel for dinner on your own tonight. B, Luncheon Cruise

Day 6: We're northward bound! More “happy hours“ and good times aboard the coach. Comfortable overnight accommodations await in the Southwestern VA. B, D

Day 7: After a final southern breakfast, we’re bound for home-sweet-home, arriving afternoon, early evening. B