You’re Invited

Smoky Mountains & Senior Celebration Retreat at the Cove, June 22-July 3, 2012

EvFree Fullerton Church and Significant Living Travel Invite You

 

  • Opryland Hotel
  • Civil War Dinner Theatre
  • Smoky Mountain Railroad
  • Biltmore House and Gardens
  • The Cove – Home of Billy Graham
  • Pigeon Forge, Cades Cove
  • Dollyland, Grand Ole Opry
  • RCA Studio B, the Country Hall of Fame
  • Carnton Plantation and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

 

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$2749.00** per person* plus airfare or $3439.00** single occupancy. Early Booking Bonus of $50pp if Booked by March 15, 2012. Cancel Protection is available for an additional $169.00. Final payment due: April 2, 2012. * based on double occupancy **  pricing reflects payment by check

More Information: Chris Knowles | Significant Living Travel & Tours | Email: sltravel@charter.net | (800) 308-6857 or 818-542-3158

 

Itinerary

June 22 – Depart Local Airports for Nashville, TN. Check into Opryland Hotel. Enjoy our Welcome Dinner.

June 23 – Nashville to Chattanooga, TN. Travel to Chattanooga and enjoy free time to explore the city before heading for a entertaining evening at the Civil War Dinner Theater. Overnight at the Hampton Inn Downtown.

June 24 –  Chattanooga – Bryson City- Asheville, NC. Today our great adventure in Bryson City is to board the Smoky Mountain Railroad for a four and a half hour train trip from Bryson City to Dillsboro along the Tuckasegee River. We will have a one hour layover in Dillsboro for fee time where you can shop or relax with an ice cream cone or snack. Afterwards we will have dinner at the Historical Jarrett House established in 1884. Its Victorian style Inn and family style dining have made this a favorite and very popular place to stop. Then we drive to Asheville NC and check into the Fairfield Inn.

June 25 – Biltmore House & Gardens and The Cove. This morning we will tour the Biltmore House and Gardens. This beautiful mansion was a home for the Vanderbilt Family, and is the largest single family dwelling in the country, covering more than 125,000 square feet. The beauty of this grand home extends out-of-doors to its gardens and managed woodland designed by America’s Father of Landscape Architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted. Enjoy lunch at the Deerpark restaurant. In the afternoon you will check into The Cove for your 3-Day conference with Cliff Barrows.

June 26 – The Cove – Home of Billy Graham. Enjoy a day or learning, spiritual uplift and music including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

June 27 – Asheville, N.C., through the Smokies, to Pigeon Forge, TN. After breakfast we leave The Cove and will take the scenic route through the Smoky Mountains to Pigeon Forge. After traveling through Cherokee and learning about the often heartbreaking history of the Cherokee people we will find ourselves at the Appalachian Trail with one foot in North Carolina and one foot in Tennessee. Enjoy the panoramic picture stops along this beautiful drive. After checking into the Inn at Christmas Place (3 nights) we are off for dinner at the Dixie Stampede.

June 28 – Gatlinburg & Cades Cove. Travel into the mountains to Cades Cove where we will see how our ancestors lived as we take a wagon ride through it, and have a picnic lunch, before going to Gatlinburg for some free time. Return to Pigeon Forge and tonight we will have a scrumptious dinner at the Wood Fire Grill.

June 29 – Pigeon Forge, TN. A fun day! We visit famous Dollywood, (think hillbilly Disneyland) where you will enjoy some shows, crafts, glass blowing and lots more. Be sure to see the tiny house that Dolly grew up in with many brothers and sisters! What side do you think will win at dinner tonight ?? Hatfield or McCoy??

June 30 – Pigeon Forge to Nashville, TN. Today we make our way to the heart of Country and Gospel Music – Nashville! Along the way we will stop at the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, TN for a tour with a BBQ lunch. After checking into our Marriott hotel we will have dinner at the Opry Grill with a show and Back Stage Tour at the Famous Grand Ole Opry. Each show will feature over 20 acts from the legendary stars to new upcoming young talent.

July 1 – Nashville, TN. After breakfast we will have a guided city tour of Nashville and the Parthenon (yes you will see it!). See the Historic RCA Studio B, the oldest surviving recording studio in Nashville and one of the most famous studios in the world. With a local guide, we will drive by the homes of the stars, through the historic downtown, Music Row and the Governor’s Mansion, and the highlight of the day the ” Wildhorse Saloon”, where you can eat lunch and have some fun with your boots on! You will also visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and tour the Ryman Auditorium, “The Carnegie Hall of the South.” Visit the building that was the Grand Ole Opry’s home for over 30 years. Have your picture taken in front of a life size bronze statue of Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl. Tonight we will have dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Downtown Nashville.

July 2 – Franklin, TN. Today we visit historic Franklin and tour the Carnton Plantation that served as the largest confederate field hospital in the Civil War at the Battle of Franklin. Then we return to Nashville where we will have time to explore the Opryland Hotel where the Delta area has a scenic river boat ride under the four and half acre glass roof, and the newly re-opened Opry Mills with more than 200 restaurants, stores and performance based venues. Tonight we will enjoy our farewell dinner on the General Jackson Dinner Cruise.

July 3 – Nashville, TN – Fly Home. This morning we will tour Andrew Jacksons’ Hermitage before going to the Nashville Airport for flights returning home; your minds filled with wonderful memories of fun and fellowship and great new friendships that will last forever.

 

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