Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains featuring Louisville, Lexington, Gatlinburg & Asheville

8 nights from £1962

Start:Southern USA
Finish:Southern USA
Duration:8 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 2
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

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Overview

Take a delightful trip through the heart of Appalachia, discovering the equestrian culture of Kentucky, the pioneer spirit of Tennessee, and the mountainous beauty of North Carolina. Get a taste of Bourbon, baseball, and Thoroughbreds in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. Travel through Daniel Boone National Forest as you make your way to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. From your home base of Gatlinburg, explore the natural wonders of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After a day of exploring, enjoy dinner at Anakeesta, high above Smoky Mountains National Park. Travel on to Asheville, North Carolina, and enjoy the city’s historic architecture, engaging neighborhoods and robust arts districts. Tour the Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt’s "little mountain escape” in the Blue Ridge Mountains. When you leave, you’ll have the warmth and charm of southern Appalachia still in your heart. .......read more
Highlights
  • Visit Louisville, Kentucky and the mecca of horse racing, Churchill Downs.
  • Explore the grandeur of nature at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Sip on samples of Kentucky’s home-grown spirit during a tasting at Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery.
  • Walk the stunning grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Enjoy Southern fare at historic Boone Tavern in the center of Berea, Kentucky.
  • Dine at Anakeesta with panoramic views of Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Enjoy a visit to a private horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Stop in Berea, the arts and crafts capital of the state of Kentucky.
  • Take in the vibrant and artistic downtown of Asheville, North Carolina during a walking tour.
Experiences
  • Enjoy a visit to a private horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Stop in Berea, the arts and crafts capital of the state of Kentucky.
  • Take in the vibrant and artistic downtown of Asheville, North Carolina during a walking tour.

Itinerary

Location: Louisville

Your tour starts in Louisville, Kentucky, famous for Thoroughbreds, Bourbon and baseball. Settle in for a 2-night stay at your hotel, ideally situated in downtown Louisville.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Courtyard Louisville Downtown

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Louisville

Enjoy a visit to Churchill Downs, the Thoroughbred racetrack famous for hosting the pinnacle of all horse races: the Kentucky Derby. Experience the backside of the racetrack during a rail-side breakfast in the Track Kitchen all while watching the horses during their morning workouts! Then, tour the Kentucky Derby Museum and learn about the legendary history of the “Sport of Kings.” Enjoy a walking tour* of Old Louisville, a historic neighborhood of Victorian mansions. Later, head to “Museum Row” where it’s your choice! Visit the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory for an All-Star baseball experience -OR- explore the Frazier Kentucky History Museum, and its new Spirit of Kentucky exhibit, the official start of the Bourbon Trail. Tonight, join your fellow travelers at a local restaurant for a welcome dinner.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Courtyard Louisville Downtown

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Louisville, Lexington

Visit Buffalo Trace, the oldest continuously operating Bourbon distillery in America. Learn about the subtle craft, meet some of the people who make it all happen, and taste some of the home-grown spirit. Stop in the quaint, historic town of Midway before exploring Kentucky’s horse country. Learn about the area from a local guide and take in the rolling bluegrass pastureland and the horse farms that dot the landscape. Hear about time-honored traditions during visits to private horse farms before settling into Lexington for your 2-night stay.

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Accommodation Name: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Lexington, Berea, Lexington

Travel to Berea, the historic college town known as the arts-and-crafts center of Kentucky. Meet a few artisans while they demonstrate their craft. Enjoy lunch at Boone Tavern, where bluegrass country meets the rolling hills of Appalachia. Tonight, personalize your evening with Diner’s Choice, deciding where you want to eat from an included “menu” of Lexington’s great restaurants.

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Accommodation Name: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Lexington, Gatlinburg

Travel through Daniel Boone National Forest. Extending across the western plateau region of the Appalachian Mountains, it’s named for the larger-than-life American pioneer who once blazed a trail across these rugged and wild lands. Arrive in the lively mountain resort of Gatlinburg, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and your home for a 2-night stay. The rest of the day is yours, perhaps you will go to Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains theme park or enjoy time in downtown Gatlinburg.

Accommodation: ,Resort,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg

With a local guide, explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park (UNESCO) – the United States’ most visited national park. Stop at various lookouts on your way to Newfound Gap, which boasts views of both Tennessee and North Carolina. Continue through the park to Cherokee and spend time at Qualla, the oldest Native American arts cooperative where you’ll learn about traditional crafts and customs. Afterwards, tour the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery with a tasting. Enjoy dinner overlooking the Smoky Mountains at Anakeesta – a Cherokee word that means “high ground.”

Accommodation: ,Resort,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Gatlinburg, Asheville

This morning, depart for Asheville, North Carolina, your Blue Ridge Mountains home for 2 nights. Upon arrival in Asheville, embark on an orientation walking tour with a local guide and discover the neighborhood around your downtown hotel.

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Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Asheville

Back in 1895, George Vanderbilt II decided to build himself a “little mountain escape” in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The result was the impressive and decadent grandeur of the Biltmore Estate. Today, tour the sprawling mansion and the manicured grounds, enjoy a wine-tasting at the historic Biltmore Winery and experience what it was like to be a wealthy tycoon in the Gilded Age of America. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Asheville, Charlotte

Today your tour comes to an end. As you venture home, take the spirit and the warmth of America’s Southeast with you.

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Meals: ,Breakfast,

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What's Included

Included
  • Accommodation
  • Drinks with Meals
    (non-alcoholic)
  • Train Tickets
    (if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)
  • Meals – Half Board
  • Fully Guided

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Tipping and Gratuities

FAQ

No, unless you purchase and land and air package from Collette.
No, the fees associated with required Visa’s are an additional expense.
We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.
Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be pro
Yes, our Customer Care center would be happy to help.
That will vary by country of residence and country destination.
Primarily, yes. All of the coaches used must meet rigourous safety and cleanliness standards.
Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.
Absolutley. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.
Varies by tour, but typically thjey are 4* / 4*+, and an occaissional 5*
Igratuities for included meals and accommodation housekeeping are included. It is customary to tip you Tour Manager and driver at the end of the tour.
Yes, you will receive full information within the weeks leading up to your departure.
Yes, most likely. Our tours draw travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia, predominatly.
Yes, an experienced Tour Manager, with the passion for travel, discovery and the destination - will guide you through your journey from start to finish,

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Start:Southern USA
Finish:Southern USA
Duration:8 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 2
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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