Great Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge - Dollywood, Nashville, TN and Branson, MO

Departing Monday 14th October 2024 for 10 days / 9 nights
A superb tour as we fly from Rapid City and most other airports in the USA to Lexington, KY. We encompass some of the most beautiful scenery this area offers The beauty which is hard to comprehend in the awesome Smoky Mountains region is just wonderful…

Travel Itinerary

Day 1 – 14 Oct - Mon:  Rapid City to Lexington, KY
Today you depart from your home airport for  to Lexington, KY. On arrival you will be met in the baggage area and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
Overnight Lexington area. - No meals included

Day 2: - 15 Oct - Tue:  Lexington and touring the Great Smoky Mountains to Pigeon Forge 
After breakfast we head out to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on our journey to Pigeon Forge Even though today is just a relatively short drive, we venture into the Great Smoky Mountains and experience some of the most memorable scenery you will ever see.. We arrive into Pigeon Forge early to mid-afternoon and check into our hotel. Tonight we are entertained at the Country Tonite Theater which offers the hottest, foot stompin’, knee slappin’ country show in the USA! After the show we return to the hotel for overnight.
Overnight Pigeon Forge – Breakfast Included

Day 3: - 16 Oct - Wed :   Pigeon Forge – Dollywood
After a leisurely breakfast it’s time to head for Dollywood… Great entertainment awaits you throughout the day with plenty of places to grab a bite to eat. It is difficult to give a time to come back to the hotel so we offer a shuttle service which allows you to be flexible. (Don’t forget to ride the train!)
Overnight Pigeon Forge – Breakfast Included

Day 4: - 17 Oct - Thu:   Pigeon Forge to Nashville – Grand Ole Opry
After a leisurely breakfast it’s time to head for Nashville. We arrive at our hotel mid-afternoon which gives us time to check-in before we head to an evening at the Grand Ole Opry. - Performers to be announced closer to departure date as it depends on who is in town. A memorable evening in the presence of Country stars at this iconic theater. Return to the hotel around 10.30pm.
Overnight Nashville – Breakfast Included 

Day 5: - 18 Oct - Fri:   Nashville – General Jackson Showboat
This morning we leave the hotel around 10am and head to the Show Boat General for our cruise along the Cumberland River. Enjoy a delightful lunch whilst being entertained by the Tennessee Legends. After we disembark it’s time to explore the Opryland Resort – just an amazing complex.
Overnight Nashville Breakfast & Lunch Included 

Day 6: - 19 Oct - Sat:  Nashville to Branson, MO (510 miles)
We leave the hotel at 7.30am and head for Branson, MO . As we head in a westerly direction, comfort stops and meal stops will be made along the way. This evening it's time to go to The Pressley's Country Jubilee.
Overnight Branson – Breakfast & Supper Included 

Day 7 – 20 Oct - Sun:  Branson
A Full day of excellent Branson entertainment - Clay Cooper Country Express / Hit's of the 60's / George Strait a Country Legend Tribute. 
Overnight Branson – Breakfast & Supper included 

Day 8: - 21 Oct - Mon:  Branson
A full day of entertainment featuring 3 wonderful shows… Platters and the Golden Sounds of the 50's / Dean Z The Ultimate Elvis / The Hughes Brothers Show.
Overnight Branson – Breakfast & Supper included

Day 9: - 22 Oct - Tue:   Branson to Council Bluffs
Today we say goodbye to Branson MO heading to Council Bluffs, IA. Tonight we overnight at the Ameristar Casino. Win Big!!
Overnight Council Bluffe, IA – Breakfast included 

Day 10 - 23 Oct - Wed:  Council Bluffs to Black Hills
Breakfast at the hotel before we head back to South Dakota..
Breakfast Included.:

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Itinerary at a Glance

Starts: Monday October 14th 2024
Ends: Wednesday 23rd October 2024

What's Included

  • Round trip transportation from Rapid City (One way flight from Rapid City to Lexington, KY) - Return By Mercedes Sprinter
  • 9 night’s accommodations, Breakfast each day 
  • Tour through the Great Smoky Mountains…
  • Dollywood
  • Country Tonite Show & General Jackson Showboat (Supper Cruise)
  • Grand Ole Opry Show
  • 7 shows Branson, MO
  • All entrance fees, baggage handling and taxes. Fully escorted.


  • Price: $3,995pp (double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: add $895

Tour Brochure

How to Book

  • Deposit of $1,000pp due at time of booking
  • August 12th 20224- Final Balance Due
  • Booking Form

What You'll Need

  • A camera is a must
  • Binoculars would be a great idea
  • A light jacket as temperatures cool off in the evenings
  • Passports are not required for this tour
  • Photo ID is however (Driver’s License)


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