Country Travel Discoveries 2017 Discovery Tours Catalog (Final Edition) : Page 62

Great Smoky Mountain National Park D a Da an De D e ee Sho ho t h ts/ ts s/ s / Wik W ime m dia a -CC CC 2 2.0 .0 0 Blue Ridge Country & Biltmore Estate An Appalachian Adventure, from Nashville to Asheville and the Great Smoky Mountains Verdant mountain rainforests, scenic byways , rolling horse country and majestic gardens—this round-trip journey between Nashville, TN and Asheville, NC will introduce you to the amazing natural wonders of this lush mountain region. See Tennessee history brought to life, from President Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage to Chattanooga’s “Battle Above the Clouds” to War Trace, home of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Encounter local ranchers, mountaineers, musicians and craftspeople as you ascend breathtaking paths to Great Smoky Tennessee Walking Horse Mountain National Park and the famed Blue Ridge Parkway. In Asheville, tour the Vanderbilts’ palatial Biltmore Estate, discover how the family championed environmental protection and sustainability, and learn about the roots of America’s Forestry Service. Ride the thrilling Incline Railway up “America’s Most Amazing Mile” to enjoy 7-state panoramic views from atop Lookout Mountain—site of the famous “Lover’s Leap”. Visit Jack Daniels Distillery, and enjoy a music-filled optional extension to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, and more! DAY 1 –NASHVILLE WELCOMES YOU Your exciting trip begins over refreshments in “Music City USA”—named a Top Destination by Lonely Planet , Forbes , Frommers , USA Today and AARP. DAY 2–ANDREW JACKSON’S “HERMITAGE”/CROSSVILLE/SMOKY MTN OPRY At “The Hermitage,” the 1,000-acre plantation and former mansion of our seventh president, Andrew Jackson, learn what Tennessee life was like in the early 1800s. After lunch in Crossville, we’ll continue into Pigeon Forge for an evening musical performance including a variety of different genres that include Broadway, Her H r m mit it a age ge Elevations reach rock n’ roll, bluegrass, country and 6,700 ft on this tour gospel. B, L Nashville N Crossvi ille DAY 3–GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK/ BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY This morning, relish a breathtaking ride through Great Smoky Mountain National Park, named for the bluish mist that clings to the mountainsides. Mountaineer guide Tim Hall will regale you with fascinating and humorous Great Smo G oky Mounta ain ain Nation N nal al Pa P Park War Trace e Lyn chburg Cha attanoo ttanoo ga Loo k L kou t M Mo unt t ain ai a in n Murphy Bryson B on City Pig eon Forge Blu ue Ridge Ridge Par kw P Parkw kwa y N.C. Ashevi i ll le B more Es Bilt st ta at te t e S.C. 62 TRAVEL EXPERIENCES: Personalized, Different, Real | Exp E Ex xp x p lo lor or eA o eAs e As s hev h i ill l e.c e .c e. c om o

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