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Bluegrass Country & The Smoky Mountains

Louisville, Lexington, Berea, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Charlotte

Member Choice Vacations



9 Days, Guided, 13 Meals

Prices reflect land-only rates.

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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. 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.

  • DAYS 9 Days, Guided, 13 Meals
  • MEALS 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportations and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)

Itinerary featured is for May 2024 - April 2025 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used. Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on January 6, 2025 travel date, Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability


Day 1 - Louisville, Kentucky - Tour Begins

Day Stop

  • Louisville, KY, USA


Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown, 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.

Day 2 - Louisville

Day 3 - Louisville - Lexington

Day 4 - Lexington - Berea - Lexington

Day 5 - Lexington – Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Day 6 - Gatlinburg - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Gatlinburg

Day 7 - Gatlinburg - Asheville, North Carolina

Day 8 - Asheville

Day 9 - Asheville - Charlotte - Tour Ends


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