LAPGA8 8-Day South & North Carolina and Tennessee Tour

Departure Date:Friday, Saturday  Price List: buy two get one free 1st 
Airport pickup information 1. Complementary airport pickup is provided 9:00AM - 9:00PM at ATL Airport. You may have to wait for other guests. 2. Paid 24-hour pick-up and drop-off service is also available for $120 for first two persons with $20 for each additional person.

Itinerary Highlights
I. Exclusive tour! Official recommended! Visiting south & North Carolina and Tennessee.
II. Hotel breakfast included every day, enjoy the breakfast before we depart.
III. Elite tour with professional tour leader, no more than 14 guests.
IV. Complimentary 1 bottle water per person per day.
V. Visit the City of Atlanta, the most populous city in the Southeast of the US, and its popular attraction such as CNN headquarter, Georgia Aquarium, and World of Coca Cola.
VI. Visit historic city Charleston, experience the early history of colonial America.
VII. “Gilded Age” Biltmore Estate, the biggest private estate in North America.
VIII. Experience stunning views of natural wonders in South U.S.
IX. Be in the National Park with most visitors in US -- Great Smoky Mountains.
X. Southern dinner show Dixie Stampede featuring America’s civil war
XI. Tour in Lookout Mountain: Rock City, Ruby Falls, Incline Railway.

DAY 1 - Home - Atlanta

Fly from home to Atlanta. For passengers arriving with domestic flights, please wait at Baggage Claim area (North Terminal may meet tour guide at gate N3, and South Terminal may meet tour guide at gate S4); for passengers taking International flight, please wait at the Gate A2 after retrieving your luggage.

Wyndham Garden Duluth or equivalent

DAY 2 - Atlanta - Charleston

Visit the oldest and largest city in South Carolina, Charleston. Charleston is known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston is a popular tourist destination and has received many accolades, Charleston was ranked the "World's Best City" by Travel Leisure.

Itinerary: The USS Yorktown(Optional, 60 mins) → Charleston Carolina Belle Cruise(Optional, 90 mins) → Charleston Carriage Tour(Optional, 60 mins)

? The USS Yorktown USS Yorktown is the tenth aircraft carrier to serve in the US Navy. And participated world war II and Vietnam. In 1975, this historic ship was towed from Bayonne, NJ to Charleston to become the centerpiece of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.

? Carolina Belle Cruise Climb aboard the Carolina Belle for Charleston's top-rated harbor tour. Enjoy the beauty Charleston Harbor and learn the rich history of the Holy City. During this scenic and relaxing tour, you will see over 75 landmarks and points of interest and we will cover over 300 years of history!

? Charleston Carriage tour The one-hour Carriage tour (60 minutes) of Charleston’s historic district areas is an interesting blend of history combined with the witticism and humor of the tour guides.
Quality Inn Charleston Gateway or equivalent

DAY 3 - Charlotte - Asheville

Plantation is a must-visit in Charleston, and Later we will head for Charlotte, which is the largest city in North Carolina. Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo. In the evening, we will arrive Asheville.

Itinerary: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens(Optional, 90 mins) → Charlotte → NASCAR hall of Fame(Optional, 60 mins)→ Charlotte City Hall(Outside Visit,15 mins)→ Bank of America Headquarter(Outside Visit)

? Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is selected as one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens" (Travel Leisure Magazine). Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America.

? NASCAR hall of Fame NASCAR hall of Fame wasn't just built to be a museum. It was built to be a shrine to the history, heritage, and future of the sport we love. Enjoy amazing artifacts, interactive exhibits, simulator rides and special events at the High-Octane Theater.
Baymont by Wyndham Asheville/Biltmore or equivalent

DAY 4 - Asheville

Asheville is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. explore the city by foot and learning lots of information about its vibrant arts scene and historic architecture. Later we visit the largest private mansion in the US. And a night tour in Omni Grove Park Inn.

Itinerary: Asheville City Walking Tour(Optional, 80 mins)→ Biltmore estate(Optional, 240 mins. including wine tasting)→Wine Tasting (MUST be 21 ) → Omni Grove Park Inn night tour (Optional, 90 mins)

? Biltmore estate Biltmore Estate is a Ch?teauesque-style mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and is the largest privately-owned house in the United States. It stands today as one of the most prominent remaining examples of the Gilded Age. Also, we have a chance to visit Biltmore Winery which is the most visited winery in the country. (Wine tasting MUST be 21 years old)

? Omni Grove Park Inn night tour The Grove Park Inn is an historic resort hotel on the western-facing slope of Sunset Mountain within the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has been visited by many United States' presidents and many other notable personages. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel is an example of the Arts and Crafts style.
Baymont by Wyndham Asheville/Biltmore or equivalent

DAY 5 - Great Smoky Mountain – Dixie Stampede

The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. With over 9 million visits per year, it is the most-visited national park in the United States.

Itinerary: Pigeon Forge → Titanic Museum(Optional, 60 mins)→Great Smoky Mountain Park (Optional, 120 mins)→Dixie Stampede(Optional, 180 mins)

? Titanic Museum The Titanic Museum is a two-story museum shaped like the RMS Titanic. It is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and opened on April 8, 2010. It is built half-scale to the original ship. Similar to the one in Branson, Missouri, the museum holds 400 pre-discovery artifacts in twenty galleries. It is the largest permanent Titanic museum in the world.

? The Great Smoky Mountain Explore in Sugerlands Visitor Center, With the innovative itinerary, everyone has this unique chance to visit the most popular National Park. It is the major tourist attraction in the Eastern United States. From the platform, it allows visitors to see a 360-degree panorama of the surroundings, giving visitors a spectacular view and fresh air of the mountains. Open areas in the park offer some best opportunities to see wildlife, for example black bear, elk, white-tail deer, as well as over 1,500 kinds of wildflowers!

? Dixie Stampede Dine in a dinner theatre where you can watch a brilliant show with 32 horses and a cast of top-notch riders plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert! They will thrill you with daring feats of trick riding and competition, pitting North against South in a friendly and fun rivalry. You will also enjoy music, dancing, special effects and family friendly comedy along the way.
Howard Johnson Pigeon Forge or equivalent

DAY 6 - Nashville

Nashville grew from a foundation built on music. Music has been the common thread connecting the life and soul of the city and its people. And visitors have ventured here to experience the music that weaves such a fundamental pattern in its cultural, business and social fabric.

Itinerary: Madame Tussauds Nashville(Optional, 60 mins)→Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum(Optional, 60 mins)→Tennessee State Capitol(15 mins)(Outside Visit)→Nashville Best spot for taking photos- John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge (15 mins)→ Nashville Night Tour(Optional, 180 mins)

? Madame Tussauds Nashville The world's most famous wax attraction celebrating American music, is coming to Music City. This attraction focused solely on the lyrical legends that have shaped the musical landscape of America. You'll get an opportunity to get up close and personal with greats such a Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift and Reba McEntire and more. Also featured are themed zones like WSM Studios, MTTV featuring current pop icons, Music Alley and the Grand Ole Opry where you can touch and take photos with your favorites in fun and famous scenes.

? Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, is a premiere Nashville attraction and the one and only museum in the world that honors the talented musicians who played on the greatest recordings of all time. Chartered in 1964, the museum has amassed one of the world's most extensive musical collections.

? Nashville Night Tour Before enjoying downtown Nashville, we will visit The Parthenon (15 minutes) which is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens.
Ramada Murfreesboro or equivalent

DAY 7 - Chattanooga - Atlanta

We will spend the day exploring Chattanooga, and the surrounding area. Our day includes heading to Lookout Mountain to take the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, see the Ruby Falls as well as visit the Rock City.

Itinerary: Chattanooga → Heading to Lookout Mountain → Ruby Falls (Optional, 90 mins) → Rock City (Optional, 75 mins) → Lookout Mountain Incline Railway (Optional, 75 mins)

? Lookout Mountain Incline Railway This historic hilltop on the southern border of Tennessee has a colorful history as a place of importance during wartime. Most notably, it was the centerpiece of the Battle of Lookout Mountain during the American Civil War. This tram has been running almost continually since 1895 and except for an engine update in 1911, it hasn't changed very much in more than 100 years of operation. The ride stretches about one mile up the mountain and the incline reach a breathtaking 72.7% grade – almost straight up! Enjoy the “America’s Most Amazing Mile” aboard!

? Ruby Falls A breathtaking 145-foot underground waterfall is a natural wonder. It is located over 1,120 feet below the surface of Lookout Mountain. It is fed by rainwater and underground springs and the water from the falls eventually flows into the Tennessee River.

? Rock City
On the top of the Rock City, it is said seven neighboring states might be seen from Lover's Leap - you can find out whether it is true or not. However, we are sure you will be amazed by the breathtaking panoramic views of natural landscape, massive ancient rock formations, and gardens with over 400 native plant species.

Wyndham Garden Duluth or equivalent

DAY 8 - Atlanta City Tour

Atlanta is rated as a "beta( )" world city that exerts a moderate impact on global commerce, finance, research, technology, education, media, art, and entertainment. Downtown is home to the city's sporting venues and many of its tourist attractions.

Itinerary: Georgia Institute of Technology(40 mins) → Georgia State Capitol(Outside Visit,15 mins)→Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park(20 mins)→ Margaret Mitchell House and Museum(Optional, 60 mins) → CNN Studios(Optional, 60 mins)→ Georgia Aquarium(Optional, 90 mins)→ Coca-Cola World(Optional, 90 mins)

? Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Georgia Tech, is a public research university and institute of technology located in the Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The campus itself has few buildings over four stories and has a great deal of greenery. This gives it a distinctly suburban atmosphere quite different from other Atlanta campuses such as that of Georgia State University.

? Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Margaret Mitchell's one and only novel, "Gone with the Wind," was born in an apartment in this turnof-the-century Tudor Revival mansion. Now a museum on the National Register of Historic Places, the house offers visitors a tour that tells the story of the author, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and the making of the movie.

? CNN Headquarters This in-depth tour takes guests inside the CNN studios and offers a one-of-a-kind look into what is needed to produce a news show. Journey behind the scenes of “The Worldwide Leader in News” to see how a news broadcast is put together and aired. Inside CNN Studios offers an exclusive look at the headquarters of one of the largest and most venerable news organizations in the world.

? Georgia Aquarium Georgia Aquarium houses more than a hundred thousand animals and represents several thousand species. It was the largest aquarium in the world from its opening in 2005 until 2012. With exciting marine life on display, such as beluga whales, manta rays, whale sharks, and bottlenose dolphins.

? World of Coca Cola The World of Coca-Cola is an interactive museum and exhibition that chronicles the history of the world-famous Coca-Cola company. Get closer than ever before to the vault containing the secret
recipe and see the fully functioning bottling line that produces a commemorative glass bottle of CocaCola for every guest.

Please book Atlanta Airport after 7:00PM flights

- Special Remarks

Scenic Spots Notes:
1. Itinerary will be subject to traffic and weather. The sequence of the attractions might be changed according to actual and practical situation for better service.
2. In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction etc.), tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
3. This tour doesn’t accept any City Pass or your own tickets for the attractions. Guests must purchase admission tickets from tour guides.

Refund Policy:
1. If the weather condition, war, general strikes and other unforeseen circumstances interrupt the journey, our company reserve the right to rearrange the journey without refunding the tour fee.
2. If visitors cannot join the tour because of personal reason, the fee for hotels and transportation is not refundable.

Tour fee notes:
1. Tour fee only includes transportation & hotel.
2. Tour fee excludes the meals, attractions tickets, service fee ($10/person/day), and any private expenses (such as hotel telephone charges, laundry etc.).