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From Blue Ridges to Blue Grass

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Arrive in Georgia
    Arrive in Atlanta, Georgia today and transfer to the hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby for a welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m. Meal: D
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Atlanta Sightseeing and Mary Mac’s
    A local guide conducts a narrated panoramic tour of Atlanta, often called the "Athens of the South." See the Georgia State Capitol, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca-Cola and the CNN Center. A stop is made at the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site before coming to a local favorite, Mary Mac's Tea Room for lunch featuring some down-home southern cooking. Then, sit back and relax as you enjoy the scenery en route to North Carolina. Meals: B, L
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    Biltmore Estate and Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    The Biltmore Estate is America's largest home set on 8,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain beauty. This George Vanderbilt-built 250-room home features magnificent art, antiques and architecture. You will also enjoy an included lunch at the Estate. The afternoon the breathtaking beauty of Great Smoky Mountains comes into view as you motorcoach through Great Smoky Mountain National Park. On the Tennessee side of the park sits Gatlinburg. Experience the history, beauty and nostalgia of this small town with its many galleries, unique craft shops and restaurants. Meals: B, L
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  4. Day 4
    Titanic Museum and Dolly Parton’s Stampede
    Begin the day at the world's largest museum attraction, the Titanic Museum. This unforgettable hands-on experience features over 400 artifacts from the doomed vessel. Then, visit the new "Island in Pigeon Forge," the region's big and beautiful walkable shopping and entertainment complex. Tonight, enjoy great food and fun at Dolly Parton's Stampede. Delight in a show featuring thirty-two magnificent horses, top-notch riders perform daring feats of trick riding and competition culminating in a Patriotic Grand Finale. Meals: B, D
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Kentucky Horse Park
    At the Kentucky Horse Park take a comprehensive look at horse history and culture from around the world in the International Museum of the Horse. Meet Thoroughbred legends at the Hall of Champions, walk through the barns to meet former police horses and see the blacksmith facility. Enjoy an included lunch before moving on to Lexington. Meals: B, L
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  6. Day 6
    Shaker Village and Wild Turkey Distillery
    Today, visit Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, once the third largest Shaker community in the nation. Learn the remarkable story of the Shakers through their iconic architecture, skilled craftsmanship, 34 surviving buildings and the farm. Then, board the paddle wheeler Dixie Belle riverboat for a relaxing cruise through high limestone cliffs and untouched natural beauty. Later, stop at the famed Wild Turkey Distillery. Here, take a guided tour to learn the ins and outs of whiskey-making complete with a tasting of their finely crafted spirits. Meals: B, D
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Blue Grass Parkway and My Old Kentucky Home State Park
    Departing Lexington, travel west along the famed Blue Grass Parkway to Bardstown. Here, a visit to My Old Kentucky Home State Park is planned which includes the 200-year-old mansion and plantation of the Rowan family. Tour the mansion with a guide, hear the history of Stephen Foster's ballad and learn how to make biscuits in a live demonstration in the carriage house complete with home-made jams. Later, we arrive at the Opryland Resort. Meal: B
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry
    A local guide joins you today for a narrated tour of Tennessee's "Music City," Nashville. See famed Music Row, with its recording studios, Broadway, with its Honky Tonks and even a full scale replica of the Parthenon. You even tour the historic Ryman Auditorium where so many great artists have performed. At the Country Music Hall of Fame you visit one of the world's largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American Country Music. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the Opry Backstage Grill before taking our reserved seats to the granddaddy of all country music shows, the Grand Ole Opry. Truly a night to remember. Meals: B, D
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Return Home
    After breakfast a group transfer takes you to the Nashville International Airport for flights home departing after 11:00 a.m. Meal: B
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

15 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinnersRound trip airport transfersNarrated panoramic tour of Atlanta featuring the Georgia State Capitol, Centennial Olympic Park and Martin Luther King Jr. Historical SiteEnjoy lunch at Mary Mac’s Tea Room for delicious southern cookingVisit the Biltmore Estate, America’s largest home, built by George Vanderbilt-built and have an included lunch at the EstateEnjoy the breathtaking beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and visit Gatlinburg with its many craft shops and restaurantExperience the Titanic Museum, the world’s largest museum attractionEnjoy great food and fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, featuring top-notch riders and a patriotic Grand FinaleVisit the Kentucky Horse Park to learn about horse history and culture, see their horse barns and enjoy an included lunchTour Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, once the third largest Shaker community in the nation and take cruise aboard the paddle wheeler Dixie Belle riverboatStop at Wild Turkey Distillery for a tour and tastingVisit My Old Kentucky Home State Park with a mansion tour and biscuit-making demonstrationSpend two nights in Nashville at the impressive Opryland ResortTake a guided tour of “Music City” including the historic Ryman AuditoriumReserved seats to the famed Grand Ole Opry$45 in Mayflower Money

Health and Safety Protocols for Mayflower Tours

For over 40 years, Mayflower Cruises & Tours has been committed to the safety, health, and well-being of our travelers. While things have changed in our world, our commitment to our travelers remains as solid as ever.

To ensure your health, safety and peace-of-mind while traveling with us, we have established a “Travel with Confidence” program, with enhanced safety measures and procedures throughout our tours, from start to finish.

The following three areas address our commitment to exceed industry and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) standards, providing a safe and clean environment for all.

Enhanced Screening
We are implementing new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to ensure travelers a safe start to their tour. Travelers will be asked to sign off on a few basic Covid-19 related health questions before joining the tour. We will conduct touchless temperature checks for both travelers and staff at the start of the tour, as well as monitoring throughout the tour.

Responsible Social Distancing
We will endeavor to practice safe distancing for our guests throughout the journey, on coaches and during excursions. Travelers are encouraged to bring their own washable face masks; however additional face masks and hand sanitizer will be made available. Masks will be used by travelers and staff alike at any time where social proximity could be an issue. We will also reduce group sizes to abide by social distancing guidelines. And wireless listening technology for many of our tours will help enable safe distances between travelers on excursions.

Commitment to Clean
As a part of our commitment to clean, we are requiring enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures from our hotel partners and motor coach companies. Additionally, we are reassured with the knowledge that our airline partners are taking very stringent measures for passenger safety.

Tour Directors will be trained in new and enhanced hygiene procedures and they will be in constant contact with Mayflower’s Operations support team for added reassurance. The disinfecting and hand sanitizing procedures that we and our travel partners are implementing meet or exceed those recommended by the CDC.

In order to maintain cleanliness during the tour, we are minimizing the amount of contact points for our travelers by revising the ways meals, coach seating, hotel check-in and other activities are carried out. We will also have hand sanitizer available throughout the tour.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You Back Soon
We have always been committed to the health and safety of our travelers and team members, but we are raising the bar to an even higher level to ensure they are able to continue to enjoy the freedom to experience the wonder and joy of travel.

Mayflower will continue to review and update our safety protocols, following the standards set forth by travel and health agencies across the globe, including the European Centre for Disease Prevention (ECDC), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).

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Questions & Answers

Question: What hotels are used in this tour?

This tour will use the following hotels or similar. Hotels are confirmed closer to the departure date and can change from the ones listed below. DoubleTree Hotel in Atlanta Hampton Inn in Asheville Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg Embassy Suites in Lexington Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Mayflower Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.8
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
3.8
Value for Money
3.7

Ratings based off 162 reviews about Mayflower Tours - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

Our Tour Manager, Jolie, was outstanding. We were totally impressed with her professionalism, courtesy, empathy, and kindness. She is also informative and a lot of fun. She treated all of us with dignity and warmth. She kept us informed about departure times, meal times,and opportunities for self-touring. We appreciated her cheerful and fun-loving attitude. Our bus driver, Mike was terrific. Great driver, very professional, and personable. He went out of his way to transport us to different destinations and provided great service. The pick up service drivers, Steve and Ken were on-time, courteous and friendly.

First time with Mayflower Tours, it was great. We will travel with them again. The tour guide added optional attractions not listed on the tour itenerary which was a plus to us. Affordable Tours agent, Brendan, was great to deal with too. All and all a good experience.

This trip was amazing. It was exciting, interesting, and I appreciated the free time and flexibility to explore on my own. Elisabetta was an excellent tour specialist. I would travel with her again.

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