Day 3 - KNOXVILLE/NASHVILLE
Arrive in Nashville at noon, enjoy an independent lunch before we check into our lovely hotel for three nights where there is so much to see and do! The hotel is filled with beautiful decorations, thousands of poinsettias, and countless shops. Your room will have a private balcony, bay window or patio overlooking the atrium. Tonight enjoy the dazzling Gaylord Holiday Dinner Show. Meals:B,D
Day 2 - WINSTON-SALEM/ASHEVILLE/
OAK RIDGE, TN
Arrive mid-morning in Asheville to visit the great Biltmore Mansion, beautifully decorated for the holiday season. In 1887, George Vanderbilt selected architect Richard Morris Hunt to build his mansion in the style of a French chateau. At one time it was the largest private home in America. Tour independently with an audio tape. A delicious Christmas lunch at the Deerpark Restaurant on the estate. Continue to Oak Ridge,TN for overnight. Meals:B,L
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - WILMINGTON/NEWARK/INDEPENDENCE/WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Morning departure takes you south to Richmond for a delightful lunch. Arrive Winston-Salem in the late afternoon. Meals:L
HILTON GARDEN INN
Day 6 - NASHVILLE/ROANOKE, VA
Depart Nashville after breakfast and drive to Roanoke, VA, stopping en route for an independent lunch. Meals:B,D
SHERATON ROANOKE HOTEL
Celebrate the Christmas season for three nights at the beautiful Nashville Opryland Hotel. Each year Opryland creates a glittering holiday extravaganza, sparkling with nearly two million lights. Nine acres of indoor gardens are lavishly decorated with brilliant displays of holiday ornaments and huge sparkling trees! Along with the feasting and festivities you will also enjoy two performances at the Grand Ole Opry and a Holiday Dinner show at the hotel. En route to Nashville, a special feature is a tour of the great Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, NC, beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. On your return, a visit to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello will also delight you. Every place you go will be especially decorated for the Holiday Season! It is an exciting tour with great opportunities to do some Christmas shopping.
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Wilmington, Newark and Independence accommodations for 6 hotel nights based on double occupancy * admission to all sightseeing as per itinerary * two evenings at the Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat lunch and entertainment plus a Holiday Dinner and entertainment at our hotel * meals include 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners * taxes and gratuities for hotels, included meals and local guides * luggage handling * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours *
Not included: Driver gratuity.
Conditions: A deposit of $100 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due October 15, 2018.
TRIP CANCELLATION/INTERRUPTION INSURANCE IS RECOMMENDED. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM 4 SEASONS TOURS.
Cancellations: After October 15, 2018, there are no refunds.
Responsibility: B & B Travel Inc. d/b/a 4 Seasons. 4 Seasons Tours is not liable for loss, damage, injury, death or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.
Day 4 - NASHVILLE
We meet our local guide this morning and begin our day with a visit to the RCA Studio B on renowned Music Row. This is the oldest studio in Nashville and one of the most famous studios in the world. Learn the stories, hear the hits and feel the rhythm of the songs that were recorded in Studio B by some of the famous artists of all time. Continue to the Country Music Hall of Fame, a mecca of colorful exhibits, glittery costumes and musical instruments. After lunch on your own in the downtown area, we continue to the Historic Ryman Auditorium, original home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. This former home of the Grand Ole Opry shares the story of Nashville the river town and how the Ryman came to be. Next visit an indoor winter wonderland featuring two million pounds of ice sculptures carved by 40 artisans from Harbin, China! Dinner on your own at the hotel before departing for a special Holiday Show at the Grand Ole Opry. Meals:B,L,D
Day 5 - NASHVILLE
A morning on your own to explore the hotel’s shops and to enjoy the marvelous decorations. A lunch cruise, comedy and fun on the General Jackson Showboat! Remainder of your afternoon is at leisure to continue exploring your hotel and shopping in some of the many shops. Tonight dinner is on your own and then another great show at the Grand Ole Opry! Meals:L
A NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS
at the OPRYLAND HOTEL
December 11-17, 2018
7 days / 6 nights
Day 7 - ROANOKE/CHARLOTTESVILLE/HOME
Travel to Charlottesville, VA to visit Jefferson’s innovative Monticello for a guided tour. Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, called it his “essay in architecture”. Monticello is a remarkable integration of his love of classical architecture and passion for modern innovation. Lunch at the historic Mitchie Tavern where patriots and Presidents have dined. Continue home, arriving in the early evening. Meals:B,L