Smoky Mountain Splendor

Smoky Mountain Splendor

Fall Color Plus Cumberland Falls, Gatlinburg, Chimney Rock State Park, the Biltmore Estate & Down Home Fun

The Smoky Mountains Never Disappoint

  • Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina

  • October 19-25

  • 7 Days

  • 11 Meals


If the hustle and bustle of the big city isn't your cup of tea, this trip might be just the ticket. Head south to enjoy colors that delight, meals that will stick to your ribs and entertainment that will keep your toes tapping!   

Day 1

Get ready for the kaleidoscope of colors to dance as you journey through Illinois and Indiana to Louisville, KY, where you will spend the night at the legendary Galt House.


Day 2

CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE PARK: Lunch and tour in this breathtaking spot before the coach heads toward Tennessee.

HATFIELD & MCCOY'S DINNER SHOW: You’ll get time to freshen up in Gatlinburg, TN, before taking in the feudin’, feastin’ family fun at this downhome performance!

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Day 3

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN STEP-ON GUIDE: Take a leisurely ride through the hills and hollows of east Tennessee. See where Dolly Parton used to play her music, experience the natural beauty of river flowing under a covered bridge and take in many other Smoky Mountain charms.

GATLINBURG: Spend the afternoon getting to know the Gatlinburg area either by the tram or trolley.

COUNTRY TONITE SHOW: After such an active afternoon, you will delight in a group dinner followed by the show voted "Best in the Smokies" year after year.

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Day 4

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK: Ride the elevator 26 stories up to the top of Chimney Rock for a stunning 75-mile view of Hickory Gorge, bursting with fall foliage!


Day 5

BILTMORE ESTATE: Experience George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate, nestled in the mountains of Asheville. It’s the largest privately owned home in America! Pay attention to the extraordinary architecture. Marvel at the extensive art collection. Tour the estate winery. Delight in the grand gardens. Best of all, lunch is included!

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Day 6

The journey homeward begins today but not before a stop at the historic French Lick Springs Resort. There’s so much to do here! Bask in the scenery, explore the history or try your luck at the casino this evening.


Day 7

Let your eyes capture the last blazes of fall on your homeward journey, savoring their colorful splendor.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS: The Galt House, Louisville, KY; Hilton Garden Inn, Gatlinburg, TN (2 nights); Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, Asheville, NC (2 nights); French Lick Spring Resort, French Lick, IN



  • Professional tour director

  • Motorcoach transportation

  • Accommodations

  • Luggage handling

  • Admissions

  • 11 meals including 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners


ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with group.

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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Van Galder Bus Company

A Division of Coach USA

715 S. Pearl St.

Janesville WI 53548

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Charter Service • 1-800-747-0994

Tour & Travel • 1-800-747-7407