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Spirit of Kentucky & Tennessee
Follow the Bourbon Trail, listen to bluegrass and country music, visit the horse capital of the world and Muhammad Ali’s birthplace on this fascinating southern sojourn.
- Style: Fly Drive Holiday
- Duration: 14 days/13 nights
- Starts in: Atlanta
Guide Price £1536
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Days 1-2 Atlanta
Arrive in dynamic Atlanta and pick up your car. Georgia’s state capital is home to a great downtown district with an array of attractions.
Day 3 Atlanta to Nashville
Head north to Tennessee and break your journey in Chattanooga where you can take a ride up Lookout Mountain on the world’s steepest incline railway. Continue on and arrive in legendary Music City USA!
Days 4-5 Nashville
Uncover Nashville’s music heritage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum. In the evening, enjoy the city’s creative culinary scene before catching a live music show at the Grand Ole Opry or dancing the night away in the honky tonks of Broadway.
Day 6 Nashville to Bowling Green
A short drive across the border into Kentucky takes you to the charming city of Bowling Green. One of America’s most iconic cars is manufactured here and can be viewed at the National Corvette Museum. Visit the nearby Lost River Cave and take a boat trip through this natural wonder.
Day 7 Bowling Green to Louisville
Explore the incredible Mammoth Cave National Park before continuing on to Louisville, home of the world famous Kentucky Derby horserace.
Day 8 Louisville
Discover the life and legacy of Louisville’s most famous son at the Muhammad Ali Center and see the world’s largest baseball bat at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. In the evening enjoy a mint julep cocktail or challenge yourself to complete the city’s Urban Bourbon Trail.
Day 9 Louisville to Lexington
Drive past rolling hills covered in bluegrass, a lush meadow grass which grows on Kentucky’s fertile soil, to the horse capital of the world, Lexington.
Day 10 Lexington
Visit the Kentucky Horse Park, a fantastic horse farm which also has a museum, shows and demonstrations. Just south of the city is Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – a restored Shaker community and National Historic Landmark. Or why not go to one of Bourbon County’s many distilleries for a tour and tasting of America’s only native spirit.
Day 11 Lexington to Gatlinburg
Next stop is Gatlinburg; this mountain town is the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There’s kitsch theme park fun to be had at Dollywood in nearby Pigeon Forge.
Days 12-13 Great Smoky Mountains NP
Enjoy two full days to explore the beautiful ‘Smokies’ and its wonderful mountain scenery. Take to one of the many hiking trails or view the stunning vistas from your car on a leisurely drive. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife – racoons, elk and the magnificent black bear call these mountains home.
Day 14 Gatlinburg to Atlanta
Spend a final morning in the mountains before returning to Atlanta for your flight home.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- 13 days Alamo Inclusive Compact car hire including 24 hour Roadside Assistance and no surprise compulsory charges on pick-up
- 13 nights 3 to 4 accommodation
- International flights
- National Parks fees payable locally
Please Note:National Park fees payable locally
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