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Smoky Mountains - Virginia & Tennessee

Aug 20, 2022 - Aug 26, 2022

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

7 Day(s) | 14 Meals


  • Deluxe motorcoach
  • Safe Journeys by Friendship Tours: our commitment to a safe journey protocols will be implemented
  • 6 Nights Hotel including 3 nights in Pigeon Forge, TN & 2 nights in Charlottesville, VA
  • 2 Shows
  • Dollywood
  • Smoky Mountains Back Roads Tour
  • Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
  • 14 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort


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. 3 nights accommodations at the INN ON THE RIVER in Pigeon Forge, featuring newly renovated guestrooms with private balconies, indoor & outdoor pools. Dinner tonight before MOUNTAIN MUSIC & STORYTELLING FROM HILLS & HOLLOWS. Pull up a chair and listen to some of the stories and songs that made the Smoky Mountains Home Sweet Home to many folks.

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 COUNTRY TONITE invites you to enjoy music ranging from old country favorites and gospel, to modern hits and patriotic playlists with the best singers, dancers and musicians.

Day 4

Today we take a guided scenic BACK ROADS TOUR through the Smoky Mountain countryside. Highlights include downtown Sevierville, the Dolly Statue, Bush Beans Museum & General Store with lunch in their Café. This evening get your boarding passes to the TITANIC MUSEUM. Enjoy an EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE PLATED DINNER on the Titanic’s Captains Deck. Hear the stories of the Titanic and explore the museum.

Day 5

Say goodbye to the Great Smoky Mountains and as we head north back to Virginia. 2 nights at the HOLIDAY INN MONTICELLO in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 6

Our day begins with a 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 at the historic MICHIE TAVERN.

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


Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 8:00 PM

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

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 7:30 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.


Depart: 8:15 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride across from Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury


Depart: 9:30 AM

Return: 6:30 PM

Exit 2 off I-84, Commuter Park & Ride on Mill Plain Rd., Danbury









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $500 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: July 8, 2022

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to July 8, 2022 fee of $250.00 pp; July 9, 2022 to August 4, 2022 fee of $700.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on August 5, 2022 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 through Travel Insured International is available when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information.

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