Nashville, Dollywood and Memphis Country Christmas

  • Nov 15th – Nov 28th, 2020

Join us on our Nashville, Dollywood and Memphis Country Christmas Tour where you can meet the group from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or New Brunswick.

Join us for one of the most beloved Target Tours trips. This year with shorter drive days and more included so you can make the most of your vacation.

We begin our journey with a stop in Pigeon Forge where we will enjoy the Dolly Parton Stampede, a tour of “all things Dolly”, and visit Dollywood. We continue on to Nashville for three nights where you will see everything from the Grand Ole Opry where country stars are born, RCA Studio B where they recorded their hits, to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum where their memories are stored. In the city you will also have free time as we stay downtown and are just steps away from lots of great Honky Tonks and history.

From Music City, we travel to Memphis, the home of The King of Rock-and-Roll, Elvis and visit Graceland and Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex. Before returning home we do a stop in Kentucky to visit the Kentucky Derby Museum as well as Lancaster, PA  to do some shopping in their Kitchen Kettle Village and a Buggy Ride tour through a real Amish farm.  There is nothing like seeing these cities during the holidays!

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Sunday, November 15th

Drive to Portsmouth, NH

Meet your Driver and Tour Director for your Nashville, Dollywood & Memphis Country Christmas Tour. We begin in Halifax and stop to pick up passengers in Dartmouth, Truro, Aulac, Salisbury, Lincoln, and Woodstock along the way. Transfers are available from Charlottetown, Borden-Carleton, and Saint John. We will stop for lunch at Acorn Restaurant (not included) in Lake George, NB. Your Tour Director will help keep you busy with games and entertainment on the coach.

This evening you will check in to the Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Central. The complimentary hotel shuttle can take you to nearby shopping and restaurants.

Overnight: Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Central
Monday, November 16th

Lancaster, PA

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we check out of the hotel and travel to Lancaster, PA. Stops will be made for rest breaks and lunch (not included) along the way. Your Tour Director will help pass the time with on board entertainment and games.

Arrive in Lancaster this evening and enjoy an included dinner at Plain & Fancy Farm. Check in to the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lancaster East at the Outlets after dinner. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.

Overnight: Fairfield Inn & Suites Lancaster East at the Outlets
Tuesday, November 17th

Bristol/Abingdon, VA

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we check out of the hotel and make our way to Bristol/Abingdon, VA. Stops will be made for rest breaks and lunch (not Included) along the way. Enjoy the scenery as you travel today.

A stop will be made for dinner (not included) before arriving at our host hotel. This evening there will be an optional excursion to Bristol Motor Speedway for the region’s most dazzling holiday light show. Witness the wonder of a 4-mile trek through 2 million lights at The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights.

Overnight: Bristol/Abingdon Hotel
Wednesday, November 18th

Pigeon Forge, TN

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we check out of the hotel and begin making our way to Pigeon Forge. Our first stop this morning will be at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA. This museum showcases Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia’s role in the birth and development of country music.

After free time for lunch (not included) we will depart for Pigeon Forge, arriving later this afternoon. After checking in to the Hampton Inn Pigeon Forge you will have free time to relax and freshen up before dinner.

This evening we will enjoy a performance and four-course feast at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Dolly Parton’s Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true fantasy land complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumers and familiar holiday music. Return to the hotel following the show.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Pigeon Forge
Thursday, November 19th

Pigeon Forge, TN

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we will be joined by a local Step-on Guide who 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.

Following the guided tour you will have free time to explore Gatlinburg and have lunch (not included). Next, we will head to Dollywood where you will have time to experience the many attractions and shows that this park has to offer. A complete schedule of events for Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas will be available at a later date. We will return to the hotel later this evening.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Pigeon Forge
Friday, November 20th

Nashville, TN

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we check out of the hotel and depart for Nashville, TN. After free time for lunch (not included) and shopping at Opry Mills Mall we will make our way to the Grand Ole Opry for a backstage tour. The tour will begin with their state-of-the-art Circle Room theatre experience followed by an all-access look at the stars’ dressing rooms and backstage areas.

Later this afternoon we will depart for downtown Nashville where we will check in to the Drury Plaza Nashville Downtown where we will stay for the next three nights. Have some time to freshen up before dinner.

This evening join your fellow travellers for an included dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.

Overnight: Drury Plaza Nashville Downtown
Saturday, November 21st

Nashville, TN

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we will meet your local Step-on Guide for a sightseeing tour of the city. Nashville is known as Music City, USA and features landmarks like the Ryman Auditorium, the Parthenon, State Capitol of Tennessee and Bicentennial Park.

After lunch (not included) at a local restaurant you will have free time to visit some of the many attractions Nashville has to offer including the Johnny Cash Museum and lower Broadway where you will find honky-tonks such as Legends Corner, Tootsies Orchid Lounge, and more. Later this afternoon we will visit Historic RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio. Hear inside details from famous recording sessions, learn about the timeless tools of the trade (from microphones and recording consoles to a Steinway piano that Elvis favored), and hear hits in high-fidelity, right where they were born.

This evening after dinner (not included) at a local restaurant we will experience “the show that made country music famous”, The Grand Ole Opry. What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live entertainment phenomenon. Dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. Performers will be announced closer to the date of performance and are subject to change. Return to the hotel following the show.

Overnight: Drury Plaza Nashville Downtown
Sunday, November 22nd

Nashville, TN

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. Today you will have a full day to explore Nashville at your leisure. Admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum is included today. As the world’s largest music museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame gives country music fans the ultimate experience, displaying everything from rhinestone costumes to tear-stained lyric sheets.

You may also wish to take a tour of Ryman Auditorium, visit museums such as The George Jones or Johnny Cash Museum, take in live music at a honky-tonk on lower Broadway, walk the Music City Walk of Fame, or relax at the hotel. The choice is yours! Your Tour Director will be available to assist in planning your day.

Overnight: Drury Plaza Nashville Downtown
Monday, November 23rd

Memphis, TN

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we check out of the hotel and make our way to Memphis, TN. Enjoy the scenery as you travel.

This afternoon we will arrive at Graceland for a self-guided tour. The mansion tour will begin with a new, brief orientation film about Elvis’ life and career before boarding a shuttle to drive through the famous musical gates up to the front door of Graceland Mansion. This portion of the tour includes the living room, his parents’ bedroom, the kitchen, TV room, pool room, the famous Jungle Room, his father’s office, the newly-enhanced Trophy Building, a newly-restored Racquetball Building, which looks as it did in 1977, and the Meditation Garden. Following the mansion tour you will visit Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex. This state-of-the-art facility showcases interactive and immersive pop culture experiences that connect Elvis’ personal interests and activities throughout his life.

Following our visit to Graceland we will head to downtown Memphis for an included dinner at Blues City Café. After dinner you will check in to your host hotel, the Hampton Inn Memphis Southaven. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.

Overnight:Hampton Inn Memphis Southaven
Tuesday, November 24th

Louisville, KY

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we check out of the hotel and depart for Louisville, KY. Stops will be made along the way for rest breaks and lunch (not included). Your Tour Director will help pass the time with onboard entertainment and games.

Arrive in Louisville this evening and check In to the Drury Inn Louisville East. This evening you are free to have dinner (not included) at a local restaurant and relax at the hotel.

Overnight: Drury Inn Louisville East
Wednesday, November 25th

Triadelphia, WV

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we check out of the hotel and start making our way to Triadelphia, WV. Our first stop of the day will be at the Kentucky Derby Museum to experience the most dynamic and unique celebration known worldwide as the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports™”. The museum features two floors of interactive permanent and temporary exhibits as well as a viewing of “The Greatest Race”, a 360° 18-minute media experience that will make your heart race and emotions soar.

After an included buffet lunch at Derby Café we will continue our journey toward West Virginia. Arrive at the Hampton Inn & Suites Wheeling – The Highlands this evening. Once you are checked in you are free to have dinner (not included) at a local restaurant and relax at the hotel.

Overnight:Hampton Inn & Suites Wheeling – The Highlands
Thursday, November 26th

Lancaster, PA

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we check out of the hotel and depart for Lancaster, PA. Stops will be made for rest breaks and lunch (not included) along the way. Enjoy the scenery as you travel today.

Arrive in Lancaster this afternoon and visit Kitchen Kettle Village for free time to explore and enjoy a buggy ride through a real Amish farm. Kitchen Kettle Village showcases the best of what Lancaster has to offer. Here you will find over 40 distinct merchants offering locally made goods such as art, pottery, quilts, baked goods, jams, and relishes. After our visit you will check in to the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lancaster East at the Outlets. Have some time to freshen up before dinner.

This evening we will enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant. We return to the hotel following dinner.

Overnight: Fairfiled Inn & Suites Lancaster East at the Outlets
Friday, November 27th

Portsmouth, NH

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we will check out of the hotel and make our way to Portsmouth, NH. Stops will be made for rest breaks and lunch (not included) along the way. Your Tour Director will help pass the time with onboard games and entertainment.

This evening we will arrive at the Hampton Inn Portsmouth Central and check in. The complimentary hotel shuttle can provide transportation to nearby shopping and restaurants.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Portsmouth Central
Saturday, November 28th

Return Home

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we check out of the hotel and depart for home. We will stop for rest breaks and lunch (not included) along the way..

We arrive back in the Maritimes this evening. Say goodbye to your Driver, Tour Director, and new friends with many fond memories of your Nashville, Dollywood & Memphis Country Christmas Tour.

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • 13 nights of hotel accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners and 1 lunch
  • Guided tours of Pigeon Forge and Nashville
  • Bristol Motor Speedway for Pinnacle Speedway in Lights (optional)
  • Birthplace of Country Music Museum
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede
  •  Dollywood
  • Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Historic RCA Studio B
  • Graceland & Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Kitchen Kettle Village
  • Backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry
  • Ticket to a performance of the Grand Ole Opry
  • Buggy ride through a real Amish farm
  • Free time in Pigeon Forge and Nashville
  • Luggage handling
  • All taxes and fees
  • Services of a professional Tour Director

This tour is available from the following locations:

Departures from PEI

You can meet this tour in:

  • Charlottetown (FREE transfers to Aulac provided*)
  • Borden-Carleton (FREE transfers to Aulac provided*)
Departures from Nova Scotia

You can meet this tour in:

  • Truro
  • Dartmouth
  • Halifax
Departures from New Brunswick

You can meet this tour in:

  • Aulac
  • Salisbury (near Moncton)
  • Saint John (FREE transfers to Lincoln provided*)
  • Lincoln (near Fredericton)
  • Woodstock

*Please note, the transfer vehicle size will depend on the number of passengers being picked up at each stop. Transfer vehicles can range in size from vans to full size motor coaches. 

Departure from other Canadian Provinces
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