Take a delightful trip through the heart of Appalachia, discovering the equestrian culture of Kentucky, the pioneer spirit of Tennessee, and the mountainous beauty of North Carolina. Get a taste of Bourbon, baseball, and Thoroughbreds in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. Travel through Daniel Boone National Forest as you make your way to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. From your home base of Gatlinburg, explore the natural wonders of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Travel on to Asheville, North Carolina, and enjoy the city’s historic architecture, engaging neighborhoods and robust arts districts. Tour the Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt’s "little mountain escape” in the Blue Ridge Mountains. When you leave, you’ll have the warmth and charm of southern Appalachia still in your heart.

Our prices start from

$ 2,999 LAND ONLY

9 Days • GUIDED • 11 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 3 dinners


Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown, Louisville

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Downtown, Louisville, KY

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Sip on samples of Kentucky's home-grown spirit during a tasting at Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Lexington

Breakfast Included

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Lexington, KY

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Explore the grandeur of nature at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg, TN

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Cambria Hotel Downtown, Asheville

Breakfast Included

Cambria Hotel Downtown, Asheville

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Breakfast Included

Itinerary featured is for May 2024 - April 2025 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used. Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on June 13, 2024 travel date. Single supplement from $900. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Airfare to the destination is not included, on-tour flights, when applicable are included..

All this makes it AAA Vacations®

AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Up to a $75 per person credit toward an optional excursion

Member Benefit: $50 per person savings

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