Day 1 - Thursday, December 5 - A morning departure today begins your travels to Pigeon Forge. Your destination today will be New York City. You will have an included dinner at Ellen's Stardust Diner; home of the world-famous singing waiters/waitresses. After dinner, you will depart on a New York Holiday Light and Movie Sites Tour. You will then check into your hotel for the night Hampton Manhattan Grand Central.
Day 2 - Friday, December 6 - After an included breakfast, you will begin your travels for today. An included dinner this evening will be at Tobacco Road Sports Cafe in Durham, NC. After dinner, you will enjoy Christmas by Candelight at Duke Homestead. This is where you will kick off your holiday season. You will enjoy storytelling, cookies, cider, live music, singing and a whole lot of history as costumed interpreters lead you on a candlelit tour through this historic area. After the tour you will check-in to your hotel for the night at the Residence Inn by Marriott.
Day 3 - Saturday, December 7 - Breakfast is included at your hotel before departing for your journey today which will bring you to Asheville, NC. Lunch will be on your own today in downtown Asheville. After lunch you will enjoy the Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley Tour of Asheville. This is an entertaining blend of holiday storytelling and traditional Christmas Caroling. You will then go to the Biltmore Grounds where you will see the many poinsettias and an array of exotic orchids that are here during the Christmas and winter seasons. Next, we will visit the Antler Hill's Village and Winery which will extend your Biltmore experience. Candlelight Dinner is included this evening at Stable Cafe located on the Biltmore grounds. After dinner, you will get a chance to check out the Biltmore Estate where there is thousands of ornaments, lights, more then 100 hand decorated Christmas Trees, 100,000 holiday lights and 1,200 live poinsettias and 6,000 feet of fresh evergreen garland. Tonight, you will check-in to the Holiday Inn Asheville East for the night.
Day 4 - Sunday, December 8 - Breakfast is included at your hotel before you depart for Dollywood along the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. You will go to Dollywood Theme Park where you will enjoy award-winning shows, culinary delights, and seasonal shopping as you explore the park. Lunch will be on your own while in the park. This afternoon you will check into the Dollywood's DreamMore Resort for the next two nights. This evening, you will go to Dollywood and the Smokey Mountain Christmas Experience where you will catch an award winning-show and also see beautiful Christmas Fireworks. Dinner will be on your own.
Day 5 - Monday, December 9 - Breakfast is included at your hotel. This morning you will take a ride on the Great Smokey Mountain wheel, it sits at the foot of the most visited National Park in the United States- Great Smokey Mountain National Park. After, you will take a tour of the Great Smokey Mountains, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. You will have lunch on your own and free time on the island in Pigeon Forge. You will have time to explore the terrific new shopping and entertainment complex with many shops, eateries, rides, dancing fountains, live music and much more. This evening, you will attend the Horse Walk at Dolly Parton Stampede. You can take a stroll through the stables and get up close and personal with the horses that star in the show. You might even get a chance to talk to a few of the stars of the fun, action-packed dinner show. Enjoy a grand performance of Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede. This amazing show will warm your heart and touch your soul.
Day 6 - Tuesday, December 10 - Breakfast is included at your hotel, before experiencing Christmastime at the Titanic. Lunch will be included at the Titanic. This evening you will check into the Hampton Inn and Suites Harrisonburg, South for the night.
Day 7 - Wednesday, December 11 - Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning before going to the United States Botanical Gardens. The conservatory is adorned with wreaths, garlands, living ornaments and one of the largest indoor decorated trees in Washington, DC. You will have time for lunch and shopping on your own at the DC Christmas Market in Penn Quarter. You always will have time to visit the National Portrait Gallery on your own if you wish. This evening you will have time for dinner on your own and to explore Times Square. After, you will check into Embassy Suites by Hilton Newark Airport for the night.
Day 8 - Thursday, December 12 - Breakfast is included this morning before departing for home with wonderful Holly Jolly Christmastime memories of your tour.
Your Tour Includes: Roundtrip motorcoach transportation, 7 night's lodging, 12 meals, attractions as highlighted in the itinerary, luggage handling for one suitcase per person, hotel taxes, taxes and gratuities on the included meals, the services of a Cyr Northstar Tour Director and tour planning services.
Payment & Reservations: A deposit of $200 per person is required to confirm reservations and is due at the time of booking.
Final payment is due by September 23, 2024.
Departure Locations: Old Town, Bangor, Newport, Waterville, Augusta, Lewiston, South Portland, and Wells.