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Smoky Mountains - Virginia & Tennessee

Oct 9, 2021 - Oct 15, 2021

Join us as we head to the beautiful Smoky Mountains with spectacular scenery filled with autumn hues and foot stompin' entertainment.


7 Day(s) | 14 Meals


Highlights

  • Deluxe motorcoach
  • 6 Nights Hotel including 3 nights in Pigeon Forge, TN & 2 nights in Charlottesville, VA
  • 2 Shows
  • Dollywood
  • Daytrip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC
  • Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
  • 14 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart via deluxe motorcoach heading for Virginia & Tennessee. Tonight overnight in Virginia.

Day 2

We’re off to Tennessee and the beautiful Smoky Mountains with spectacular scenery filled with autumn hues and foot-stompin’ entertainment. 3 nights accommodations at the MUSIC ROAD INN in Pigeon Forge, featuring spacious rooms with private balconies and indoor pool. Tonite it’s Feudin’ Feastin’ Family Fun at THE HATFIELD & MCCOY DINNER SHOW!

Day 3

Enjoy a fun day at DOLLYWOOD, Dolly Parton’s exciting amusement park. Featuring stunning scenery, DAILY SHOWS, local artisans demonstrating their crafts & great food. Dinner tonight before THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN OPRY invites you to come feel the music with some of the greatest all-time hits, with a huge variety of musical genres and styles.

Day 4

Today we daytrip to Asheville, NC and visit the magnificent BILTMORE ESTATE, created more than a century ago by George Vanderbilt as a larger-than-life country retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore the estate with an audio tour, stroll the beautiful gardens, enjoy LUNCH AT THE DEERPARK RESTAURANT on the estate, visit the winery for a tasting. This evening get your boarding passes to the TITANIC MUSEUM. Enjoy an EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE FORMAL PLATED DINNER on the Titanic’s 3rd Deck. Hear the stories of the Titanic and explore the museum with an audio tour.

Day 5

Say goodbye to the Great Smoky Mountains and as we head north back to Virginia. 2 nights at the HOLIDAY INN UNIVERSITY AREA in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.

Day 6

Our day begins with a guided tour of MONTICELLO, situated on a mountaintop outside Charlottesville, Virginia. This 5,000 acre plantation, was the home to Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. Today, the architectural masterpiece is the only house in the United States on the United Nations’ prestigious World Heritage List of international treasures. A BOX LUNCH is included today. Farewell dinner tonight.

Day 7

Depart for home filled with some wonderful memories of our Southern vacation and the foot-stompin’ good times and amazing scenic vistas.


Departure Locations

Manchester

Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 7:30 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.


Pricing

DOUBLE - PER PERSON

$1649

SINGLE - PER PERSON

$2109

TRIPLE - PER PERSON

$1649


Policies

Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $500 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: August 27, 2021

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to August 27, 2021 fee of $250.00 pp; August 28, 2021 to September 23, 2021 fee of $700.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on September 24, 2021 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630


Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage is available when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information


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