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Smoky Mountain Splendor

Smoky Mountain Splendor

Ridge upon ridge of endless forest straddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the Eastern United States. World-renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, and the depth and integrity of its wilderness sanctuary, the park attracts over 9 million visitors each year.

  • Escorted

  • Old Salem

  • 2 Nights at the Switzerland Inn

  • Blue Ridge Parkway

  • Emerald Village Minerals Museum

  • Grandfather Mountain

  • Biltmore Mansion & Gardens

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • 2 Nights in Pigeon Forge, TN

  • Dollywood

  • Patty Waszak's Variety Show

  • Bush Bean's Visitor Center

  • 10 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extensive Amounts of Walking

Day 1

Touring southward brings us to our lodging in Burlington, NC. Stops for meals & rest will be made along the way.

Day 2

This morning we will visit historic Old Salem Museum & Gardens, a restored Moravian village. The spirits of these devout, industrious people live again as costumed workers introduce us to one of the most authentic restorations in America. After an included lunch, we depart for our lodging for the next two evenings at the Switzerland Inn. Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the inn is unsurpassed for its spectacular view! Dinner will be included at the inn.

CB, L, D

Day 3

Following breakfast at the inn we will explore northward along the Blue Ridge Parkway with stops at attractions such as the Emerald Village Minerals Museum and Grandfather Mountain (weather permitting). Enjoy the marvelous views among the ribbon of road along the Blue Ridge Parkway. A stop for lunch on our own will be made enroute. Dinner will be included at the inn.

B, D

Day 4

Sadly we must depart the Switzerland Inn, but not before one last breakfast at this lovely inn. We will visit the magnificent Biltmore Mansion & Gardens. Surrounded by an estate of 8,000 acres, this huge mansion is fashioned after a French Renaissance Chateau with elaborate furnishings. Lunch will be on our own while at Biltmore. Continuing west we will travel through Great Smoky Mountains National Park to our lodging for the next two evenings in Pigeon Forge, TN. This evening we will enjoy dinner and a show at Pirates Voyage. Join the most famous pirate, Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead the crew in a battle on land, on deck, and in the water. Be amazed by beautiful mermaids, tropical birds, stunning acrobatics and more as you enjoy a fabulous four-course feast.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast at the hotel, our day will be spent at Dollywood, the "entertainment capital of the Smokies". The combination of shows, family rides and Dolly Parton's upbeat music will make the day extra special. Lunch will be on our own during the free time at Dollywood. Dinner is at our leisure this evening either at Dollywood or at one of the restaurants within walking distance of our hotel.

CB

Day 6

This morning, after breakfast, we will be entertained by Patty Waszak. This high-energy variety show, which is part comedy act/part concert, will keep you thoroughly entertained as Patty sings and plays several of her 40 musical instruments! You will be laughing and tapping your toes long after the show is over. Our next stop is for lunch on our own at Bush Bean's Visitor Center, where we can shop, eat, and take a self-guided tour of the museum. We will then depart the Smoky Mountains area and head to our lodging this evening in Wytheville, VA. Dinner is on our own.

CB

Day 7

After a continental breakfast at the hotel we'll depart for home. With stops for rest & lunch enroute, arrival home is scheduled for early evening.

CB

Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules, or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into consideration.

CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
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Easton - Shuttle William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10
Rt 33, Easton, PA
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Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
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Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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