Mountains, Moonshine & Music City
Tour Duration 9 Nights - From £1759*
There’s nothing quite like our Mountains, Moonshine & Music City Escorted Tour!
On this fabulous trip from the Smoky Mountains to Nashville, Tennessee you will enjoy visits to Dollywood, Pigeon Forge & Muscle Shoals Alabama. Then you’ll still have plenty of time in America’s most musical city, Nashville!
It’s music and fun all the way with a drop of “White Lightning” thrown in! This is a friendly, easy going trip with no long coach journeys. Just plenty of time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Tennessee & Alabama.
DAY BY DAY TOUR ITINERARY
After arrival and check-in at our Nashville Hotel, it’s time to meet your fellow travellers at our informal welcome meeting hosted by your Tour Manager and Driver!
After breakfast, we will travel to downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. We'll visit a few local attractions including the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo and have lunch (on your own) before continuing our journey to Pigeon Forge in Sevierville County (Dolly Parton’s place of birth) Once you are settled into your hotel be sure to take a shuttle ride along the “five miles of fun” The Fun Time Trolley runs up and down the Parkway all day long and it only costs 50 cents a ride! The Pigeon Forge Parkway is a grand focal point in this Smoky Mountain resort. The five-mile strip runs through the city and it is where you can find some of the best Pigeon Forge dining, shopping, and attractions.
Today it’s Dollywood, the most popular tourist attraction in Tennessee! Spanning 160 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 50 world class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining and the friendliest park atmosphere anywhere in the world! Tonight’s entertainment will be a show at Country Tonite Theater. Repeatedly voted the best show in the Smokies, the great thing about this show is that you don’t even have to be a fan of country music to LOVE Country Tonite! It’s that “feel-good” kind of show that will stay with you long after your holiday is over.
Today your bus will take you on a trip to Gatlinburg where you will have a few hours to spend exploring. Perhaps you would like to take the cable car to Ober Gatlinburg and see the black bears and other native creatures - the choice is yours! After lunch (on your own) we will take a "Mountains & Moonshine Tour" and then go to Pigeon Forge for some shopping and if you wish you can return to the hotel with us - or enjoy more fun on Pigeon Forge's Parkway. This evening is free to do as you please. A couple of recommendations would be: Dolly Parton’s Stampede! This Show is great fun for all ages or The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show which features an all-you-can-eat feast while you enjoy a comical, mountain-style feud!
After a leisurely breakfast we will make our way to The Hit Recording Capital of the World - Muscle Shoals Alabama. We will stop on the way for lunch, before continuing on to our next musical adventure in Alabama. This evening we will go to one of the most unique venues for d dinner and live music - the wonderful Rattlesnake Saloon.
After breakfast we will enjoy visits and tours of the area’s Attractions - including the Music Studios that turned the Muscle Shoals area into “The Hit Recording Capital of the World” FAME, Muscle Shoals Sound & Cypress Moon, followed by lunch and the Water & Light Show at Spring Park. This afternoon we will become the latest “hit makers” at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and tonight - it’s more live music and dancing.
We will begin our day with a leisurely breakfast and then it is time to say farewell to Alabama and hello to the home of Jack Daniel’s Distillery - Lynchburg, Tennessee. After a tour of the famous distillery and a special lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s, we will spend a short time shopping for souvenirs in the quaint Town Square. Then we’ll make the 50 minute drive to Nashville, where you will be free to explore Music City at your own pace.
You will have more free time to explore the best Music City Attractions, and enjoy great live music on Broadway! Perhaps a show at The Grand Ole Opry, or even a cruise and show aboard the General Jackson!