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Smoky Mountain Autumn Adventure

Smoky Mountain Autumn Adventure

Fall Colors Plus Dollywood, Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, & Down Home Fun!

Smoky Mountain Autumn Adventure

  • October 19-25, 7 Days, 12 Meals

  • Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, TN


Head south to enjoy colors that delight, meals that will stick to your ribs, and entertainment that will keep your toes tapping!

Day 1

Fall is in the air, the Smoky Mountains are full of color, and both are calling your name! Begin your journey through Illinois and Kentucky to Clarksville, TN, where you will spend the night.

Day 2

Continue on through Nashville and Knoxville before arriving in Gatlinburg, TN, your home for the next 4 nights.

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Day 3

GOOD GOLLY MISS DOLLY TOUR: Explore an American Idol's hometown with a local step on guide. Listen to stories about Dolly Parton, see her childhood home, and experience the Appalachian Mountains just like the queen of Country Music.

DOLLYWOOD: Experience world class entertainment, dinning, shopping, and the incredible Fall Festival all at Dollywood.

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Day 4

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN STEP-ON GUIDE: Make sure to bring your camera as a local step-on guide shows the way through Great Smoky Mountains Natoinal Park, delighting the group with the history, heritage, and folklore of Appalachian life.

COUNTRY TONITE SHOW: This high-energy show is a Van Galder favorite and voted "Best Show in the Smokies" year after year!

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Day 5

GATLINBURG: The day is yours to explore Gatlinburg on your own. Ride the trolley, feast in local restaurants, shop in the arts and crafts community, enjoy a taste test at a moonshine distillery, or take the tramway above the trees for a picturesque view that you will never forget!

HATFIELD & MCCOY'S DINNER SHOW: Be part of the longest running feud in history and help the Hatfields & McCoys settle their differences mountain style!

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Day 6

Bid adieu to the spectacle of the Smokies today, but find plenty of grandeur at the historic French Lick Resort!

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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

DEPOSIT: $50 per person due at time of reservation; final payment due September 4, 2023.


ACCOMMODATIONS: Courtyard by Marriott, Clarksville, TN (1 night); Hilton Garden Inn, Gatlinburg, TN (4 nights); French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick, IN (1 night).


TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, motorcoach transportation, accommodations, luggage handling, admissions, and 12 meals, including 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners.


TRAVEL INSURANCE: Optional, but highly recommended.


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 Dutch Mill Park & Ride
4545 East Broadway, 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

Daily Service to Chicago O'Hare • Midway • Downtown •

Charter Service • 1-800-747-0994

Tour & Travel • 1-800-747-7407