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Smoky Mountains 2024

Smoky Mountains 2024

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

Smoky Mountain Autumn Adventure

  • September 25 - October 1, 2024, 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.

APPLEWOOD FARMHOUSE RESTAURANT: Enjoy some southern favorites in Sevierville, TN.

DOLLYWOOD: Experience world class entertainment, dinning, shopping, and of course Harvest Festival at Dollywood.

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Day 4

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

PAULA DEEN'S LUMBERJACK FUED SHOW: Enjoy high-energy events featuring lumberjacks from the feudin' Dawson and McGraw families! After the show, we will have dinner at Johnny Carino's Grill!

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Day 5

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

BULLFISH RESTAURANT: Experience one of the best meals in Pigeon Forge!

COMEDY BARN THEATER SHOW: Relax for an enjoyable evening of clean comedy and fun! With comedians, jugglers, ventriloquists, barnyard animals, and live music, you will laugh until you can't anymore!

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Day 6

Bid adieu to the spectacle of the Smokies today, but find plenty of grandeur at the historic West Baden Springs Hotel. Spend the night at this elegant hotel with one of the world's largest free-span 200 foot dome. Dinner buffet and breakfast the following morning at West Baden will end this memorable trip!

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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 August 11, 2024.


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

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715 S. Pearl St.

Janesville WI 53548

Daily Service to Chicago O'Hare • Downtown

Charter Service • 1-800-747-0994

Tour & Travel • 1-800-747-7407