The Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains in Fall majesty

  • Feel the thrill during a tour of Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Travel through the scenic wonder of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains
  • Sample flavored moonshine at Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
  • Spend a day at Dollywood Theme Park
  • Experience a behind-the-scenes-tour of The Grand Ole Opry and attend the show
  • Day 1

    Fly to Charlotte arriving in the early evening. Your hotel tonight features complimentary cocktails and nibbles upon arrival. Relax and enjoy dinner at your leisure at the Tryon Grill, located inside your hotel. Embassy Suites Charlotte Airport

  • Day 2

    Tour Charlotte Motor Speedway and learn about the “fastest” growing spectator sport in the world. A casual lunch is served in the Speedway Club. With fall colors ablaze, drive into the Blue Ridge Mountains to beautiful Asheville. Your home for the next two nights is located right on the grounds of the beautiful Biltmore Estate. Village Hotel at Biltmore Estate – 2 nights (FB,L)

  • Day 3

    Today is all things Biltmore! Learn about the Vanderbilt family on a tour of the grounds and home of the Biltmore Estate. Enjoy a seasonal farm-to-fork buffet lunch in the carriage house. Tonight, dine on the grounds or take a shuttle to the shops and restaurants of neighboring Biltmore Village for a leisurely dinner. (FB,L)

  • Day 4

    Wind your way over to the Great Smoky Mountains and into Tennessee, pausing in Gatlinburg at Moonshine Holler, named for the Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Distillery. Johnny Bootlegger’s family has been making moonshine for 107 years…7 years legally! Tour the distillery and sample the signature drink of the South. In Pigeon Forge, your home for the next two nights, the Hatfields and McCoys continue their feud with a dinner show performance. The Inn at Christmas Place – 2 nights (FB,D)

  • Day 5

    When you wake up it will be Christmas morning… in October! Confused? At your famed hotel it’s Christmas 365 days a year! Wave goodbye to Santa and say hello to Dolly! Lots of crafts, live entertainment, and down-home charm are to be had at Dollywood. When ready, return to the hotel or shop the South’s largest Christmas Store to prepare for your own holiday celebrations. Dinner is country cooking at its best and served family-style before an evening musical variety show. (FB,D)

  • Day 6

    Take a drive through Dolly’s hometown of Sevierville and get a picture with her statue on the courthouse grounds. Hear about how she saved the town from certain ruin before heading west across the plains, stopping for lunch before arriving in Nashville. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of The Grand Ole Opry before attending the early evening show. Nashville Airport Marriott – 2 nights (FB,L)

  • Day 7

    Music City comes alive this morning on a city tour with fun stops along the way. Did you know the Parthenon was in Nashville? It is, sort of. Centennial Park has a to-scale replica and affords great pictures of the capitol building on the hill. After an included lunch downtown, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame with memorabilia from stars past and present! (FB,L)

  • Day 8

    Feel the “Soul of Nashville” during a multimedia presentation at the historic Ryman Auditorium, home of the original Grand Ole Opry and Union Gospel Tabernacle. Enjoy one last taste of Southern food with an updated twist before your late afternoon flight home. (FB,L)

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25th Annual Spring Training in Arizona

4 nights in a luxurious Marriott Hotel, ballgames every day

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A Coos Bay Christmas

First offered as a holiday excursion in 2013, it has been often requested by our Christmas crowd ever since, so we are pleased to bring A Coos Bay Christmas back for a return engagement.

This is an all-coach trip. Travel north to Ashland/Medford the first day. There’s a lunch break in Redding and tonight you’ll partake in the annual Christmas Feast at the Winchester Inn. The six-course meal comes with carolers and costumed staff.

The next morning (Christmas Eve), before departing for the coast, make an early morning visit to Harry & David’s. As is our Christmas shopping tradition, we have negotiated a little gift card to get you started on your expedition. Travel to the coast, stopping in Bandon at Washed Ashore, a most unique place that makes art out of ocean trash. At Cranberry Sweets, your sponsored-shopping activities continue. Finish the day at The Mill Casino/Hotel in Coos Bay. Dinner tonight is a Crab Fest (other options available), as the Dungeness season will have just started.

Christmas Day brings our legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange, an ecological tour of the area and a visit to Shore Acres State Park. Not only is there an interesting story, there is a wonderful display of Christmas lights. A holiday feast is planned.

The trip home takes you down the Oregon Coast, with shopping stops at Misty Meadows Jams and the House of Myrtlewood. Spend the night in Eureka and head home through the redwoods.

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A Port, A President and The Pageant of the Masters

Art comes to life at one of the world’s most unique festivals

8 Days · 14 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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October 23rd - 30th
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