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Christmas at the Biltmore

Christmas at the Biltmore

$2480 / per person
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Treat yourself to the beloved estate tradition known as Christmas at the Biltmore, when America’s largest Home and the entire estate are at their most enchanting. After our time in Asheville, NC, we will visit nearby Pigeon Forge, TN in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains to experience WinterFest. We then travel to Nashville, TN a town that sizzles with American music and Southern hospitality.


December 1-7, 2024

7 Days


Double: $2,480

Single: $3,075


12 Meals
Boone Tavern
Dinner Omni Grove Park Inn & Gingerbread Viewing
Biltmore Estate Candlelight Christmas Dinner
The Island at Pigeon Forge
Christmas Country Tonite Show
Life of Dolly Parton Tour
Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud
Winterfest Light Display
Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre

Moderate Activity Level

Reservation Info

Special cancellation policies – inquire at time of booking.

Departure Info

Departing from: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, South County, Fairview Heights, Nashville, Mt. Vernon, Cape Girardeau, Evansville

Tour Plan


Day 1 and 2 | Berea – Asheville

We journey today through Illinois, Indiana and into Kentucky. Enjoy an overnight and dinner at the beautiful historical Boone Tavern Hotel. Day 2 - After breakfast at the hotel we travel to Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville is in the heart of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains close to the Biltmore Estate and Winery. Tonight you will enjoy a delicious holiday buffet dinner at the Omni Grove Park Inn. After dinner, you will have an opportunity to explore the National Gingerbread House Competition, a favorite Asheville holiday tradition that has taken place for over 30 years. All houses must be built entirely from edible materials and made of at least 75 percent gingerbread. (Day 1-D/Day 2-B,D)

Day 3 | Asheville

This morning we will have a local guide show us the highlights of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Asheville. This evening enjoy Biltmore Estate’s Candlelight Christmas where Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of luminaries and holiday lights on a towering Norway spruce. Inside, thousands of ornaments on dozens of Christmas trees reflect the flicker of candlelight, firelight, and twinkle lights. Also, enjoy a delicious dinner in a bright and airy restaurant where converted stalls hold cozy booths at The Stable Cafe, an Open Table Diner’s Choice Award-winning restaurant. (B,D)

Day 4 | Pigeon Forge

Today we will be traveling to Pigeon Forge where you will Eat, Shop and Play at The Island. It is 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! Tonight you will enjoy your dinner at the Applewood Farmhouse Grill before attending the Country Tonite show which brings the magic of Christmas combined with beautiful choreography, decorated holiday sets and colorful costumes. (B,D)

Day 5 | Pigeon Forge

This morning after breakfast we will have a local step-on guide lead us on a fun, heart warming journey of all things Dolly. 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! You will get a chance to rub shoulders with her statue at the county courthouse. Tis the season to YO HO at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Christmas Show! ‘Jack’ up your holiday spirit in their woodsy, back yard ‘Decked out halls’ and sing along to original tunes of the season. After dinner at Harpoon Harry’s we will go on a Winterfest tour with a local guide. Draped in more than 5 million holiday lights, Pigeon Forge creates a winter wonderland. (B,D)

Day 6 and 7 | Nashville – Home

After breakfast we are headed to Nashville to visit one of the biggest artist museums in Nashville, the George Jones Museum. Tonight we will be entertained and have dinner at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre. The show features songs made famous by legendary artists and today’s superstars. Day 7 - Following breakfast, we will head for home full of special memories. (Day 6-B,D/ Day 7-B)