Southern Christmas

Southern Christmas
Sun, Nov 27th, 2022
Wed, Dec 7th, 2022
  • • "Triple" : $2380
  • • "Quad" : $2360
  • • "Single" : $3000


Featuring Myrtle Beach, Biltmore Estate, Charleston & Nashville!

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Tour Highlights:

Lights Under Louisville
Candle Lit Tour of the Biltmore Estate
Hopsewee Plantation
Carolina Opry
Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens
Festival of Trees at Ripleys Aquarium
The South's Grandest Christmas Show
Charleston Carriage Tour
Grand Ole Opry & More!

Day 1 Peru, IL
Head south with us to celebrate everyones favorite time of the year, Christmas! Our tour will visit some of the south's grandest attraction during the Christmas season including Louisville, Kentucky; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee! (B)

Day 2 Louisville, KY
We'll continue south today making our way to Kentucky for Christmas in "the Ville!" Upon arrival we'll visit Schimpff's Confectionery, and old fashion soda shop complete with a 50's soda fountain and original tin ceiling. The old-fashioned candy jars, cases, and turn-of-the century equipment transport you back to the good old days of home-made candy and a real fountain drink. We'll get a live demonstration of a small batch of Schimpff's famous hard candy (generally Red Hots) being made on antique equipment. We'll check in to our hotel before tonight's fun, Lights Under Louisville at the Louisville Mega Cavern. Enjoy a 30 minute ride through part of our 17 miles of underground passageways. Featuring over 850 lit characters with over 3,000,000 points of light. It's the only underground light show of its kind on the planet! (B)

Day 3 Asheville, NC
We say goodbye to Louisville and head to Asheville, North Carolina. Upon arrival, we will check-in to our hotel before we depart for the Biltmore Estate. Here, we’ll sit down for a delicious included dinner then do a magical candlelit tour of the Biltmore House with live music. The whole mansion is lit up entirely by candlelight, fireplaces and Christmas displays including 100+ decorated trees, 1.5 miles of fresh garlands, 500 wreaths and 2,000 poinsettias. (B, D)

Day 4 Myrtle Beach, SC
We make it to Myrtle Beach today. Are you ready to spend some time on the ocean? You'll get plenty of time to enjoy it today. We arrive in Myrtle Beach mid afternoon and will check-in to our oceanfront hotel for a 4 night stay here. This evening we board the Barefoot Queen for a Dinner Cruise along the IntraCoastal Waterway. (B, D)
Day 5 Myrtle Beach, SC
This morning we visit the Hopsewee Plantation. Built some 40 years before the American Revolutionary War, Hopsewee Plantation was one of the South's major rice plantations and the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. We tour the plantation and it's grounds then enjoy a delicious southern lunch. We return to our hotel for the rest of the afternoon on your own to spend at our hotel. Dinner is included this evening at Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood Restaurant. Our entertainment this evening is at the famous Carolina Opry. (B, D)

Day 6 Myrtle Beach, SC
A fun day is planned today starting with the Festival of Trees at Ripley's Aquarium. Explore the aquarium while finding fifty specialty decorated trees throughout. Each tree will be decorated as a state in the U.S. We return to our hotel before another included dinner. Tonight, we'll be entertained by The South's Grandest Christmas Show at the Alabama Theater. (B, D)

Day 7 Myrtle Beach, SC
Today will be a free day at our hotel. We will be offering a free shuttle to Broadway at the Beach. Later tonight, we'll do an included dinner at a local restaurant and visit Brookgreen Gardens as it comes to life with hand lit candles and beautiful sparkling lights at their annual Nights of a Thousand Candles. (B, D)

Day 8 Marietta, GA
Back on the road again today. We'll make a short drive to Charleston this morning. Upon arrival, we board a carriage for a tour of historic Charleston. Lunch will be on your own at the City Market. Then we continue our travels into Georgia to our overnight destination of Marietta. (B)

Day 9 Nashville, TN
No trip to the South would be complete without a stop in Nashville! We will do a city tour with a local guide when we arrive, then check-in to our accommodations. Tonight, we attend the world famous Grand Ole Opry. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live entertainment phenomenon. We’ll hear a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. (B)

Day 10 Hannibal, MO
This morning continue towards home making our way to Hannibal, Missouri. Get ready to enjoy the true meaning of Christmas with a special tour of some of Hannibal’s beautiful historic B&B's, decorated for the holiday season. Dinner is included this evening. (B, D)

Day 11 Home
Our Christmas tour comes to an end as we make our way north back home. We hope you enjoyed Christmas in the South. (B)
6 dinners 
1 lunches and 
10 continental breakfasts

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