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Nashville + Pigeon Forge

Nashville + Pigeon Forge

Join us on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Tennessee, exploring the vibrant music scene of Nashville and the scenic beauty of Pigeon Forge. Experience the best of Southern culture, from live country music and historic landmarks in Nashville to the majestic Smoky Mountains and thrilling attractions in Pigeon Forge.

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October 26 – November 3, 2024

 

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Fall is the perfect season to visit the beautiful state of Tennessee. Just as the weather starts to get chilly in Ontario, the leaves in the South are vibrant with bright colours and the weather is not too cold and not too hot. Join us as we explore the Great Smoky Mountains and Music City!

 

Enjoy endless highlights on your vacation including the world-famous Dollywood, the Country Music Hall of Fame, a backstage look at the Grand Ole Opry, RCA Studio B, and more! Explore two of the most beautiful areas in the south, immerse yourself in great food, beautiful scenery, and southern charm.

 

What's Included:

  • 8 Night Hotel accommodations including a 3-night stay at The Gaylord Opryland

  • 13 Meals (8 breakfasts + 5 dinners) 

  • Live show at the Grand Ole Opry (Tier 2 Ticket)

  • Backstage Tour of the Grand Ole Opry

  • Lyrical Legends Dinner Show (an up close and personal experience with one of Nashville’s most successful songwriters – songwriter is TBD)

  • Admission to Dollywood (includes a $20 meal voucher)

  • Guided Tour of the RCA Studio B

  • Admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame

  • Free Time at Opry Mills Mall

  • Country Tonite Theatre Show

  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show

  • Guided “Life of Dolly Parton” Tour

  • Self-guided tour of the Johnny Cash Museum

  • Guided Smoky Mountain Tour

  • Free Time in Gatlinburg

  • Nashville Nightlife Theatre Dinner Show

  • Free time at The Island in Pigeon Forge

  • Tour of Nashville hosted by a Local Step on Guide

  • Full services of a professional McCoy Getaways Tour Director

  • Round trip transportation of a McCoy Deluxe Motorcoach

 

Package Cost:

This getaway includes a 8 nights of hotel accommodations including a 3-night stay at The Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. The prices shown below are the all-in prices (per person) for the entire tour package including the transportation, accommodations, meals, and excursions.

 

Room Occupancy

Rate (Per Person - Tax Included)

Single

$4500

Double

$3400

Triple

$3150

Quad

$2990

 

Departure Locations & Times:

We have three convenient locations available to board the bus during this getaway. Please make sure to arrive at your pick up location roughly 10-15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

 

Location

Depart

Return

Kingston - McCoy Getaways Office

6:00 am

6:00 pm

Napanee - Flying J Travel Centre

6:30 am

5:30 pm

Belleville - Quinte Mall

7:00 am

5:00 pm

 

Information About Included Excursions:

To help you make the most of your time in Pigeon Forge and Nashville, this tour includes several attractions you have to see when visiting Tennessee. Please browse below for more information about each of the excursions included in this tour.

 

Grand Ole Opry Show:

Experience the world's longest running live radio show, The Grand Ole Opry! What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today an entertainment phenomenon showcasing a mix of country music greats- new stars, superstars, and legends. Performers TBD.

 

Backstage Tour of The Grand Ole Opry:

There's nothing like a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House; it's a must-see for everyone in Music City! Walk in the footsteps of country music's superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous! Your knowledgeable guide will share stories about the Opry and country music greats, past and present- from Minnie Pearl to Carrie Underwood, you might say - show you photos from the Opry's biggest moments in history, and take you to the artist entrance where legends, new artists, and superstars alike walk into the Opry House on the night of an Opry show. You may even have the chance to step on stage and into the famed wooden circle as generations of artists have done. Tours may also make a stop in Studio A, a live television studio and former home of Hee Haw.

 

Lyrical Legends Dinner Show:

In this up-close-and-personal experience, you will enjoy a delicious meal and then be entertained by one of Nashville's most successful songwriters. This is a unique opportunity to hear major hit songs in their original form and get the inside scoop on what was going on in the songwriter's life that inspired these classics! In this interactive experience, groups are invited to ask questions about the songwriting process, such as, "How does a writer get paid?", "How long does it take from the time you write your song until we hear it on the radio?" and any additional questions you might have. There will be a meet & greet with the songwriter following the performance, where all members of the group will get a photo, autograph, and time to say "hello." Meal includes choice of 6 oz sirloin, southern fried catfish, grilled chicken, or ribs with baked potato, salad, beverage and dessert (ice cream filled tortilla with cinnamon and chocolate drizzle).

 

Dollywood:

Incredible Experiences ... Authentic Fun ... Unforgettable Memories ... Crafted Daily. Spanning 150 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 world class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining and the friendliest park atmosphere in the world! Also, enjoy a $20 meal voucher to use for dinner (available at all Dollywood restaurants, excluding food trucks and Ice Cream Shop).

 

RCA Studio B & Country Music Hall of Fame:

Begin on Nashville's famed Music Row with a tour of Historic RCA Studio B, Nashville's oldest remaining recording studio. Following the guided tour, groups will gather around the legendary microphone for a recording session with a professional sound engineer. Then it's off to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum to complete your tour experience. And everyone will receive a copy of their RCA Studio B recording.

 

Opry Mills Mall:

Opry Mills is Tennessee's largest outlet and value shopping destination featuring more than 200 stores, paired with unique family dining and entertainment options. Its impressive roster of designer outlet stores, many of which can only be found at Opry Mills in the Nashville area, includes: Coach, Coach Men's, H&M, Michael Kors Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, kate spade new york outlet, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and Vera Bradley Outlet. Other popular retailers include Bass Pro Shops, Bed Bath & Beyond, Build-A-Bear Workshop, The Disney Store Outlet, LEGO and Under Armour Factory House. Guests will also enjoy dining and entertainment at Aquarium Restaurant, Bavarian Bierhaus and Dave & Buster's; in addition to Nashville's newest attraction Madame Tussauds. Plus, in true Music City fashion, live performances are regularly provided on Opry Mills' Entertainment Stage.

 

Country Tonite Theatre Show:

Country Tonite's 2024 season promises to surpass all expectations as they combine your favorite country classics with hot new country hits and hilarious country comedy in this fast-paced show. It's the songs you know and love and comedy everyone can relate to.

 

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner:

The High-Spirited Adventure at Dolly Parlon's Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN is filled with exciting sights and sounds including breathtaking scenes on a 12.5 million LED wall. The heart of the show remains its 32 magnificent horses, top-notch cast of trick riders who put it all on the line to win in a friendly competition and a fabulous four-course family feast! Bring your family and see why Dolly Parlon's Stampede is "The Smokies Most Fun Place to Eat!" Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner and Show involves live animals, dramatic lighting effects, incredible sounds and exciting pyrotechnics.

 

Life of Dolly Parton Tour with Local Guide:

Your local step on guide will lead you on a fun, heartwarming journey of all things Dolly. Everyone knows that Dolly Parton was born and raised near Pigeon Forge and Dollywood, but the Smokies are truly her "Heart Place". She will tell you these are "her people", and she really means it. She has never forgotten the people of the mountains like her "old time preacher man" Grandpa Jake Owens, her best friend Judy Ogle, or "Apple Jack" - the man that taught Dolly how to play the banjo. You will see the places and hear the stories that make up Dolly's songs, faith and family, and you will understand why she has always been a dreamer and loves butterflies! Tour includes a history of Dollywood, Dolly's reading program "Imagination Library", a back road drive past her grandpa's church, and a chance to rub shoulders with her statue at the county courthouse.

 

Johnny Cash Museum:

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Johnny Cash Museum. The Johnny Cash Museum features the largest collection of Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world!

 

Smoky Mountain National Park Tour with Local Guide:

Your local guide will meet you at the Sugarlands Visitor Center and board the coach this morning for a Smoky Mountain tour. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America's most visited national park, and today you will be added to the rest of what makes up about ten million annual visitors. Your local guide will guide you to the top of the mountains and back with an array of history, stories, and legend about the area and the people that inhabited it before the park was formed. Along the way you will see spectacular overlooks and views, and maybe even some wildlife! Make sure to bring your camera and a jacket for this entertaining look at our areas most popular attraction.

 

Nashville Nightlife Theatre:

Nashville's premier Country Music Dinner Theater features "The Best of Country" Dinner Show. Voted Music Valley's# 1 Dinner Show, the show features songs made famous by legendary artists and today's superstars. Throughout their season special guests appear such as: "Opry Star" Jeannie Seely, "Hee Haw"s Shotgun Red, (Rising Star "Zach Janson''), Diana Murrell, Paula Poe (from the Tammy Wynette Show) and many others. Doors open at 5:30 for dinner,· showtime is 6:30. There is a meet & greet after every show.

 

Tour of Nashville with Local Guide:

Our group will be joined by a knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining local guide who will be with us during the day and evening exploring Music City. We'll start the morning with our city tour of Nashville! This 3-hour tour will take you through the heart of our downtown area  and past many of our historic buildings, including the Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie's world-famous Orchid Lounge, Honky Tonk Highway, Tennessee's State Capitol, Bicentennial Mall State Park, Music Row, Vanderbilt University, Centennial Park including an exact replica  of the Parthenon, and much more!

 

The Island at Pigeon Forge:

Eat, shop and play at The Island in Pigeon Forge, a beautiful new shopping and entertainment complex with more than 60 retail and specialty shops, including popular restaurants and eateries, rides and games, dancing fountains, live music, attractions and more! Enjoy a moonshine tasting at Ole Smoky Moonshine which includes an onsite still, tasting bar and retail store. Live Bluegrass music daily.

 

Country Tonite Theatre Show:

Country Tonite's 2024 season promises to surpass all expectations as they combine your favorite country classics with hot new country hits and hilarious country comedy in this fast-paced show. It's the songs you know and love and comedy everyone can relate to.

 

Goo Goo Shop:

After touring the Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline Museums, walk across the street to explore the Goo Goo Candy Shop. Invented in 1912 in a copper kettle at the Standard Candy Company right here in Nashville, the Goo Goo Cluster is the world's first combination candy bar. The unique confection is a roundish mound of caramel, marshmallow nougat, fresh roasted peanuts and real milk chocolate. Today, the Original Goo Goo Cluster is also available in two additional varieties: Supreme (with pecans instead of peanuts) and Peanut Butter. An iconic Southern brand, it's rich 100+ year history comes to life at Goo Goo's flagship retail store, the Goo Goo Shop. Here, guests can purchase all variations of the Goo Goo Cluster and a variety of branded merchandise.

 

Information About Included Meals:

This getaway includes 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners. Some restaurants have not yet confirmed the menu items available with us yet. Please note menus are subject to change at the restaurant's discretion.

 

If you have any food allergies or intolerences, please make sure to let us know when completing your booking.

 

Breakfast at Fairfield Inn by Marriott - Pigeon Forge:

Complimentary breakfast buffet featuring eggs, breakfast meats, breakfast breads, pastries, assorted cereals, yogurt, whole fruit and fresh-cut fruit, pancakes and waffles, juices, coffee and hot tea.

 

Breakfast at Gaylord Opryland Resort:

Begin your morning with Gaylord Opryland Resort's famous breakfast buffet, including Juice, Hot Tea and Coffee, Waffles with Maple Syrup, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Pork Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes, Oatmeal with Brown Sugar, Raisins, and Milk, Coarse-Ground Grits, Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy, Bagels, Toast with a Selection of Butter and Jams, Fresh-Cut Fruit, Yogurt Parfait & Cereal.

 

Dinner at Paula Deen's Family Kitchen:

At Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, guests will enjoy classic Deen family recipes in a unique family-style setting just like they do in their very own homes. Serving up endless portions of three Southern-Style entrees and four side dishes, plus every visitor ends their meal with a dessert of their choice!

 

Dinner at Lyrical Legends Show:

Meal includes choice of 6 oz sirloin, southern fried catfish, grilled chicken, or ribs with baked potato, salad, beverage and dessert (ice

cream filled tortilla with cinnamon and chocolate drizzle).

 

Dinner at Applewood Farmhouse:

Guests may choose one entree option. All sides are included.

 

Entree- Applewood Famous Southern Fried Chicken, Sugar Cured Ham, Mamma's Country Meatloaf, Applewood Julep Grilled Chicken, Old-Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings

 

Sides- Applewood Apple Fritters, Applewood Julep, Vegetable Soup, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Roll and Apple Cobbler

 

Drinks- Choice of Coffee, Tea, or Soft Drink

 

*Meals at The Drury Inn, Country Music Dinner Theatre and Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner TBD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1

We'll begin our day with a 6:00am departure from Kingston, making brief stops along the way in Napanee and Belleville.

Once everyone is on board, we will begin our adventure to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! There will be comfort stops made along the way including the Duty Free.

We will be stopping for lunch on our own before arriving in Findlay, Ohio around 5:30pm. Once we check into The Drury Inn, please join us for our included reception dinner and drinks at the hotel until 7:00pm. If you would like to eat at a restaurant on your own there are a few options close to our hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast is included this morning at our hotel. After we check out of our hotel at 7:00am, we will continue on our journey south. There will be comfort stops along the way including lunch on your own.

We will arrive in Pigeon Forge around 4:00pm. After we check into the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, we will have some time to relax before our included dinner and show at 6:00pm.

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner is a four-course family feast that's fun for all ages! This show features friendly competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, and phenomenal music productions.

After the show, our motorcoach will take us back to our hotel to relax for the rest of the evening.

B, D

Day 3

Your breakfast is included this morning at our hotel.

At 9:00am our local step on guide will lead us on a fun, heartwarming journey of all things Dolly. The smokies are truly her 'heart place'. You will learn about some of the people from her past including her "old time preacher man" Grandpa Jake Owens, her best friend Judy Ogle, and "Apple Jack" - the man that taught her how to play the banjo. You will see the places and hear the stories that make up Dolly's songs, faith and family; you will understand why she has always been a dreamer and loves butterflies!

After our tour, we will have some free time and lunch on your own at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Eat, shop and play at The Island, a beautiful new shopping and entertainment complex with more than 60 retail and specialty shops including popular restaurants and eateries. The Island has endless things to do including rides, games, live music, attractions and more!

Afterwards we will board our motorcoach and drive to Dollywood. Spanning 150 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 world class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining and the friendliest park atmosphere in the world. You will also enjoy a $20 meal voucher to use for dinner at the park. *Available at all Dollywood restaurants, excluding food trucks and the Ice Cream Shop.*

After a wonderful Dolly filled day, we will make our way back to our hotel for a good night's rest.

B, D

Day 4

Our breakfast is included this morning at our hotel. At 9:00am our local guide will meet us at the Sugarland's Visitor Center and then board the coach this morning for a Smoky Mountain tour.

Your local guide will take you to the top of the mountains and back with an array of history, stories, and legends about the area and the people that inhabited it before the park was formed. Along the way you will see spectacular views, and maybe even some wildlife! Make sure to bring your camera and a jacket for this entertaining look at the area's most popular attraction.

Once our tour is over, we will enjoy lunch on our own and have some free time to explore the ever-quaint town of Gatlinburg located at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. It's known for jaw-dropping scenery, endless outdoor activities, traditional southern restaurants, and great shopping!

After our mountain adventure, we will board our motorcoach and head back to our hotel to relax before our included dinner and show this evening.

We will enjoy a delicious meal at the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant & Grill located right down the street from our hotel. The restaurant is surrounded by orchards in a serene setting in the heart of Sevierville, TN. At this historic location known for horse-drawn wagons, beef cattle and tobacco, sits a six-room house where everyone knows that "Apple" is King.

After dinner, we will head to Country Tonite to see an entertaining fast paced show. Their 2024 season promises to surpass all expectations as they combine your favourite country classics with hot new country hits and hilarious country comedy in this amazing show. It's the songs you know and love and comedy everyone can relate to.

Once the show is over, we will head back to our hotel. The rest of the evening is yours to relax.

B, D

Day 5

Breakfast is included this morning at our hotel. After our meal, we will check out of our hotel and head to music city - Nashville!

Once we arrive, we will have lunch on our own at Opry Mills. You will also have some time to check out some of the stores! This mall is Tennessee's largest outlet shopping destination featuring more than 200 stores, paired with unique family dining and entertainment options.

Around 3:00pm we will head to the Gaylord Opryland Resort to check in. This 3.3 million square foot resort provides endless amenities including specialty stores, indoor pools, cascading waterfalls and indoor gardens. You will have some time before your included dinner and show this evening to explore this amazing hotel.

Our evening will be filled with delicious food and entertainment at Nashville's premier Country Music Dinner Theater; Nashville Nightlife Theatre. Voted Music Valley's #1 Dinner Show, the show features songs made famous by legendary artists and today's superstars. Throughout their season special guests appear such as: "Opry Star" Jeanine Seely, "Hee Haw's" Shotgun Red, (Rising Star "Zach Janson"), Diana Murrell, Paula Poe (from the Tammy Wynette Show) and many others. There is also a meet and greet after every show!

Once the show is over, our motorcoach will drive us back to our hotel for a relaxing night.

B, D

Day 6

Begin your morning with the Gaylord Opryland Resort's famous breakfast buffet. After our included breakfast this morning at our hotel, we will meet your knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining local guide who will be with you during your day and evening exploring Music City.

We will begin with a city tour of Nashville! This 3-hour tour will take you through the heart of the downtown area and past many historic buildings, including the Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie's world-famous Orchid Lounge, Honky Tonk Highway, Tennessee's State Capitol, Bicentennial Mall State Park, Music Row, and much more!

Afterwards, we will tour historic RCA Studio B; Nashville's oldest remaining recording studio. Following the guided tour, groups will gather around the legendary microphone for a recording session with a professional sound engineer. You will receive a copy of the recording to take home! Then it's off to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum to complete your tour experience. The Country Music Hall of Fame is one of the world's largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation of American music through artifacts & interactive exhibits. During your time at the Country Music Hall of Fame - enjoy lunch on your own at one of the "Hall's" restaurants or eateries.

Late afternoon we will head back to the Gaylord for some down time before our evening filled with amazing entertainment and great food.

The Lyrical Legends Show & Dinner is an up close and personal experience with one of Nashville's most successful songwriters (songwriter is TBD); enjoy a delicious meal while being entertained. This is a unique opportunity to hear major hit songs in their original form and get the inside scoop on what was going on in the songwriter's life that inspired these classics!

Afterwards, we will make our way back to our hotel for the rest of the night.

B, D

Day 7

After your included breakfast this morning, we will meet up with our local Nashville guide and make our way to the Grand Ole Opry for our backstage tour.

There's nothing like a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House: it's a must see for everyone in Music City! Walk in the footsteps of country music's superstars and get an exclusive look at what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous. Your knowledgeable guide will share stories and photos about the Opry's biggest moments in history.

Lunch will be on your own today at 5th and Broadway; downtown Nashville's newest dining and shopping complex known for southern hospitality and haute cuisine.

Afterwards we will enjoy a self guided tour at the Johnny Cash Museum. The museum features the largest collection of Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world!

After touring the Johnny Cash Museum, walk across the street to explore the Goo Goo Candy Shop. An iconic southern brand with its rich 100+ year history comes to life at Goo Goo's flagship retail store, the Goo Goo Shop.

Your included dinner this evening is at Paula Deen's Family Kitchen. At this restaurant, guests will enjoy classic Deen Family recipes in a unique family-style setting just like they do in their very own homes. Serving up endless portions of three Southern-Style entrees, four side dishes, and every meal ends with a dessert of your choice!

After our delicious meal, we will experience the world's longest running live radio show, The Grand Ole Opry! What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is now an entertainment phenomenon showcasing a mix of country music greats - new stars, superstars, and legends.

One the show is over we will board our motorcoach and enjoy our last night at The Gaylord.

B, D

Day 8

This morning after our included breakfast, we will check out of the Gaylord and begin our journey north. There will be comfort stops along the way.

We will arrive in Findlay, Ohio this evening. Once we check into The Drury Inn, please join us for our included reception dinner and drinks at the hotel until 7:00pm. If you would like to eat at a restaurant on your own there are a few close by to our hotel.

B

Day 9

After we have our included breakfast and check out of our hotel, we will make our way home.

There will be comfort stops along the way including the Duty Free.

After dropping off passengers in Belleville and Napanee, our anticipated arrival back in Kingston is around 6:00 pm.

B

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Notes:

  • A deposit of $200 is required at the time of booking.

  • Balance is due 60 days prior to departure.

  • Refunds are not available within 60 days of travel.

  • Regular stops will be made for comfort breaks and meals.

  • Proper Identification is required to enter the U.S.A. - Passport.

  • For the comfort of fellow passengers, kindly refrain from using scented products and perfumes.

  • If you have any food allergies we should be aware, please let us know during the time of booking.

  • Tipping for driver and escort is voluntary depending on the quality of service.

 

Insurance:

McCoy Getaways strongly recommends purchasing Cancellation & Emergency Medical Insurance for multi-day or out of country tours. Manulife Insurance is available through McCoy Getaways

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

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

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Belleville Quinte Mall
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Kingston (Overnight Trip) McCoy Getaways Office - 566 Cataraqui Woods Drive
Gravel lot, east side of the building.
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Napanee Flying J Travel Centre
Northeast corner of the parking lot
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