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Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Clingmans Dome

Cades Cove

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

“A Wondrous Diversity of Life Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.”

Established

1788

Population

6,324

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation

  • 3 nights hotel accommodations at student friendly hotel

  • Breakfast daily at hotel

  • 2 lunches

  • 1 Dinner at local restaurant

  • 1 Dinner and show at The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show

  • Admission to Dollywood Theme Park

  • Admission to Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

  • Admission to Amaze N Maze activity

  • Admission to guided Smoky Mountain narrated tour

  • Admission to guided horseback riding trail tour

  • Admission to panning at a local gem mine

  • Admission to Mountain Farm Museum

  • Admission to Lantern Led Ghost Tour

  • Visit to Mingus Mill

  • Visit to Sugar Lands Visitor Center

  • Visit to Clingmans Dome

  • Visit to Great Smoky Mountains

  • Visit to Newfound Gap

  • A-Z Travel tour guide

  • Private security upon request

  • Free chaperone spaces based upon number of paying passengers

  • All taxes and fees for above listed inclusions

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Day 1

Morning – Arrive in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg where you will meet your tour guide at the Sugar Lands Visitor Center.  Free time to explore the museum then a brief film.

Afternoon – Enjoy a welcome lunch at local restaurant.  Group will put on their mining hats and pan for beautiful gems at one of the finest & largest gem mines. Enjoy a lesson on gemstone identification then have your gem cut & polished and put into a jewelry setting.

Evening – Group makes their way to the hotel for check in.  After your welcome dinner is served, your Lantern Led Ghost and Graveyards tour will begin. Return to the hotel for a much needed rest.

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Day 2

Morning & Afternoon – Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and prepare for a full day of adventure and education. Enjoy a journey to the upper reaches of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You will experience some of the most spectacular, panoramic views of the Smokies. Visit Newfound Gap and Clingmans Dome.  On clear days views expand more than 100 miles! Your Smoky Mountain adventure continues with a guided horseback riding trail tour. We will also visit Mingus Mill and then travel into Cherokee for lunch and shopping on your own.

Late Afternoon  Group returns to the hotel and freshens up for an evening of excitement.

Evening – Make your way to The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show,. You will you become part of the longest running feud in history and attempt to settle their differences! Feast on a scrumptious meal and kick back, relax and enjoy the comedic show!

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Day 3

Morning – Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out. Take in the morning views as you ride the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway. This cable car will take you on a breathtaking 2.1-mile ride up to the amusement park where one of the activities you can participate in is the Amaze N Maze where you will challenge your senses.

Afternoon – Make your way to Dollywood for an afternoon of fun!  Spanning 150 acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood “offers more than 40 rides, Southern-style dining, and the friendliest employees in the world!”

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