Nashville Christmas at Opryland

Nashville Christmas at Opryland

See Diamond Rio, Get a Ticket to ICE, Enjoy the Opry at the Ryman, Ride the General Jackson Showboat and Kick of the Holiday Season Nashville-Style!

A Country Christmas at Opryland!

  • Nashville, TN

  • December 3-6, 4 Days, 4 Meals


Nobody does Christmas like the folks at Opryland! As if seeing country music superstars Diamond Rio and an Opry Show at the Ryman weren't enough, you also get a Christmas light display with more than 2 million sparkling bulbs, horse-drawn carriage rides, an outdoor nativity display and so much more! It's a feast for the eyes and ears!  

Day 1

Climb into your special Van Galder "sleigh" and head south toward the Country Music Capital of the World! As soon as you arrive at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, you'll understand how this holiday trip will top all others And, to kick things off right, your night will end with a live holiday stage show that wraps you in the cheer and joy of the season.

During your stay, be sure to check out the spectacular Christmas light display, enjoy the live outdoor nativity, get your photo taken with Santa or take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the property. So much twinkle, jingle, and fa la la la to behold!

Day 2

Today, spend the morning and afternoon at your leisure, exploring this magnificent hotel! You'll get a ticket to ride the Delta River Flatboat ... where you can float through Opryland's 4.5-acre indoor garden, learning about the plants, fish and hotel history along the way. You'll also get a ticket to ICE, an interactive wonderland of ice sculptures that includes an ice slide if you are brave enough to try it! It's Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as told through 2 million pounds of ice!

This evening, the whole group will be treated to a Christmas dinner & show featureing Diamond Rio. You may remember Diamond Rio's number one single "Meet in the Middle" best, but this amazing band has also received four Group of the Year awards from the Country Music Association, two Top Vocal Group awards from the Academy of Country Music, and one Grammy Award out of thirteen nominations. The band's vocal harmonies and varied instrumentation will make you want to sing along with traditional Christmas favorites!

B, D

Day 3

Today is about Nashville favorites! First a lunch cruise aboard the General Jackson Showboat. This 300-foot long paddlewheeler is a Nashville must-do! You'll enjoy a gourmet lunch and a spectacular Christmas show, which includes some of the city's finest singers and players. You'll even hear Floyd Cramer's grandson Jason Coleman demonstrate the "slip note" piano style made famous by his grandfather's hit, "Please Help Me I'm Fallin'."

And if that wasn't enough, tonight you'll head to the famous Ryman Auditorium, the "Mother Church of Country Music," for a very special Opry performance. If you're a country music fan, you already know that the Ryman was the home of the Grand Ole Opry radio show for decades and her acoustics are believed to be among the best in the world. There is a truly special feeling in this building and you will count yourself lucky to have been part of a magical night here.


Day 4

After another delicious breakfast, it's time to head for home, full of the holiday spirit.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

DEPOSIT: $50 due at time of reservation; final payment due Sept. 15, 2017.


ACCOMMODATIONS: Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville TN (3 nights).


TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, transportation, accommodations, baggage handling, admissions and 4 meals, including 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.


ACTIVITY LEVEL 2 / MODERATE WALKING: Average walking/activity throughout the tour. Ability to climb stairs and walk on uneven surfaces is required.



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W. Broadway, Lot "G", Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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