October 9-18, 2024 | Smoky Mountain Temple Tour

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Smoky Mountain Temple Tour
Overview

The Appalacian Mountains create dramatic natural beauty as they make their way through the Kenticky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. This autumn tour will take us from fun-filled Nashville, into scenic horsc country of central Kentucky. We then travel through the dramatic mountains into Pigeon Forge with fun entertainment and fall atmosphere. We continue through Smoky Mountain National Park to visit the Biltmore in North Carolina. We enjoy some highlights in the Carolinas before arriving in Atlanta. 

We will be visiting temples in Nashville, Louisville, Columbia, Atlanta and Birmingham. All are open at the time of our visit and we plan to visit each of them.

Demand has already been heavy. We suggest you register early if you are interested. 

Highlights

  • Nashille Area: 
    • Interesting local tour of the arda
    • General Jackson Showboat on the Cumberland River OR Grand Ole Opry Option
    • Nashville Temple
  • Kentucky: 
    • Churchhill Downs including a chance to see a couple of races
    • Louisville Temple
    • Horse Country in Lexington with Old Friends and beautiful horse farms
    • Dramatic Cumberland Gap in the Appalacians
  • Eastern Tennessee/North Carolina
    • 2 nights in Pigeon Forge with Dollywood, shows, Gatlinburg and great shows
    • Smoky Mountain National Park
    • Biltmore Estate
    • Scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Georgia/Alabama
    • Mountainous norther Georgia with stop in Helen
    • Visit to Atlanta, Stone Mountain and surrounding area
    • Birmingham and Atlanta Temples

Price Includes

  • 15 delicious meals
  • Private Motor Coach transportation
  • Prepared tour director
  • Carefully chosen lodging along the way

Price per person

  • $2,145 + airfare –  Based on two in a Room
  • $2,075 + airfare:   Based on three in a Room
  • $2,025 + airfare:   Based on four in a Room
  • $2,795 + airfare:  Based on one in a Room

We expect airfare to be roughly $400 per person, round trip, from Salt Lake City.

Note:

THIS is a CUSTOM ITINERARY that you won’t find anywhere else.

And it is the perfect time to be in in the region. Temperatures are pleasant and beauties of nature are on full display. There is much to see and do along the way and we are excited to show it to you. We expect demand to be heavy. Space is limited to one bus (44 passengers).

Itinerary
Please Note

October 9, 2024:  Today we embark on an exciting and inspirational autumn adventure as we board our flight to Nashville, Tennesee. Upon arrival, we will transfer to the our hotel for a rest. Tonight you will have a choice: You can enjoy dinner and a cruise aboard the General Jackson Riverboat that sails on the scenic Cumberland River OR you can see an evening performance at the Grand Ole Opry.  

Evening activity is not included. We must know your preference four months before the tour. Price for either activity is approximately $70 per person.

October 10:  Today we’ll show you Nashville. Our guide from “Sharin Nashville” will spend the morning showing the interesting parts of this multi-faceted city. We’ll see Music Row, the old Ryman Auditorium, homes of the stars and more. After lunch on your own at Opry Mills, we have included admission to EITHER the Country Music Hall of Fame OR The Hermitage which is the home/plantation of President Andrew Jackson. After a rest at the hotel, we’ll enjoy an evening session at the Nashville Temple.  B

October 11: This morning, we’ll make our way north into Kentucky. We’ll make an interesting stop at the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, in Hodgenville which is definitely worth a visit. We then continue into Louisville and check into our hotel. We will enjoy a late afternoon session in the recently reopened Louisville Temple. Dinner is included after the temple.  B, D

October 12:  Today is Saturday. This morning is fun as we visit the iconic Churchill Downs. We’ll see a very interesting film and museum followed by a guided tour onto the world’s most famous race track. We’ll then have a chance to have lunch in Millionaire’s Row while we watch a couple of races (they happen like every 30 minutes). Whether a fan of horse racing or not, this is a very unique experience that all of our travelers have loved. We then continue an hour east to the Lexington area where we show you some beautiful horse farms that have raised the world’s most famous horses. We’ll make a visit to “Old Friends” which is a farm that has cared for the “has been” Kentucky Derby winners (and other horses).  It is VERY scenic and interesting. We stay in Lexington tonight.  B

October 13: This morning, we’ll attend sacrament meeting.  In the late morning we’ll make our way south through the scenice Appalacian Mountains with a stop at scenic Cumberland Gap National Historic Site. We’ll stop in at the Visitors Center for an interesting film and we’ll take in some of the views. This is where Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia all come together. We continue into Tennessee where we’ll spend two nights in scenic Pigeon Forge at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. Dinner and a show is included tonight.  B, D

October 14:  This is a VERY FUN place to visit in the fall. We’ll start with a visit to Gatlinburg for a bit of browsing on the main street before we take you into Dollywood where we’ll spend a few hours. There are shows, fun fall decorations, interesting shops and more. After a rest, we’ll enjoy an inlcuded dinner and show (either the Hatfield & McCoy dinner show or the Dolly Parton Stampede dinner show). We stay in the same hotel tonight.  B, D

October 15: Today our friend Linda will join us early (7:30) and show is the incredible beauty of Smoky Mountain National Park. The entrance is just 15 minutes from town. It’s pretty anytime, but the fall colors begin to show at about this time so it’s a great time to be here.  We’ll make lots of stops to take in the views, including a stop at Newfound Gap which is the Tennessee/North Carolina Border where the views are simply spectacular. We descend down the other side and make our way to the Biltmore Estate where we have included lunch and a visit. This is America’s largesst private estate and the grounds were designed by the same architect that designed Central Park (and the grounds at Biltmore are much larger than Central Park). We’ll spend several hours here as there is much to see. Our hotel is just outside of Ashville.  B, L

October 16: We have some interesting things to show you today as we make our way back through the Appalacian Mountains into Georgia. Once again, the scenery is lovely with forest as far as the eye can see. Our lunch stop will be in one of Georgia’s best kept secrets. It’s called Helen, and we’ll have lunch here. This is a quaint, mountain town that is defintely worht a stop. By late afternoon, we’ll be in the Atlanta area. We’ll make a stop at Stone Mountain and take the tram to the top to enjoy the views. Our hotel is near the temple. After checking in, we’ll have a session in the Atlanta Temple tonight.  

October 17:  A local guide will show us around Atlanta this morning, followed by lunch on your own in the underground. At about 2:00, we’ll take a two hour drive into Birmingham, Alabama where we’ll check into our hotel near the temple. We have an evening session tonight at the beautiful Birmingham Temple.  B, D

October 18:  We’ll be flying home today. We will know in early 2024 if we are flying home from Birmingham or if we will return to Atlanta airport for our flight home. We will have seen an interesting and beautiful part our our country, along with visits to five temples.  B

 

A $300 deposit is required to reserve your space. To make a reservation, simply register online by completing the booking form above. Your deposit will be charged to your credit card. If you prefer, you can call us and we will take your reservation information and credit card details over the phone.  When we receive your reservation, we will email you a receipt confirming that you are registered for the tour.  A letter with instructions, hotel itinerary, flight information (if applicable) and luggage tags will be sent roughly 75 days prior to departure. The balance will be due roughly 60 days prior to departure.  You do not need to pay the balance until after you receive that package.  We prefer final payments in the form of a check.  Webb Tours also accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. A 2.5% fee applies to final payments made by credit card to cover a portion of the credit card company fees (which are now around 4%)

Cancellation Policy:

We understand that you may need to cancel your trip for unforeseen reasons.  If cancellation occurs 120 days or more before departure, your deposit is refundable.  If airline tickets are purchased prior to that time (with your permission), they are the responsibility of the traveler. In most cases, airlines will allow the value of airline tickets to be used for future travel.  If it is within 120 days, your deposit and other committed funds are non refundable.  

Travel Protection:

In today’s changing travel environment, it is important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer Travelex Insurance Services 360° Group Premier Protection Plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.

Premium for this insurance depends on your age and trip cost and is priced as follows:

Trip Cost (per person)        Ages 0-59                 Ages 60-74                      Ages 75+

$1,000-$1,500

$109

$143

$211

$1,501-$2,000

$149

$191

$215

$2,001-$2,500

$191

$245

$277

$2,501-$3,000

$234

$300

$338

$3,001-$3,500

$276

$354

$400

$3,501-$4,000

$319

$409

$461

$4,001-$4,500

$361

$463

$523

$4,501-$5,000

$404

$518

$584

$5,001-$5,500

$446

$572

$646

$5,501-$6,000

$489

$627

$707

For coverage details and explanation of benefits, you can view or download the policy by going to  https://policy.travelexinsurance.com/GPZ-1023.

If you are interested in the travel insurance, please contact Webb Tours any time up until final payment for the tour.  You must be medically fit at the time you buy the insurance.  The insurance goes into effect once purchased.

This is intended as a general description of certain types of insurance and services available to qualified customers through the companies of Zurich in North America, provided solely for informational purposes.  Nothing herein should be construed as a solicitation, offer, advice, recommendation, or any other service with regard to any type of insurance product underwritten by individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company, 1299 Zurich Way, Schaumburg, IL 60196. Your policy is the contract that specifically and fully describes your coverage, terms and conditions. Travelex Insurance Services Inc. CA Agency license #0D10209. Insurance coverages underwritten by individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company (NAIC # 16535).

Insurance includes the following items:

  • Trip interruption up to 150% of the cost of the trip (if you have to leave in the middle of the trip)
  • Trip interruption – return airfare only – $1,000
  • Trip Cancellation – 100% of insured trip cost (up to $20,000)
  • Trip delay: $1,000 (minimum delay of 5 hours)
  • Missed Connection: $1,000 (with a minimum delay of 3 hours)
  • Baggage (for lost luggage): $1,500
  • Baggage Delay: $250 (minimum of 12 hour delay)
  • Emergency medical: $50,000
  • Emergency Dental: $500
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation: $250,000 (including $25,000 for escort expenses)
  • Accidental death/dismemberment during travel: $10,000

For benefit and rate information, please review the Group Premier product flyer at https://partner.travelexinsurance.com/docs/premier

Unexpected flight cancellations or weather delays:  Webb Tours works diligently to cover all of the details associated with your travel. We make sure that all ground transportation, lodging, local tours, restaurants, specialists, etc, are in place and awaiting our arrival. We ensure that our directors are well prepared to provide you with an experience that exceeds your expectations.  One thing we do NOT control are the airlines. Significant problems can arise on a group tour due to canceled flights, weather delays or missed connections. In the case of a flight cancellation, Webb Tours will do all we can to work with the airline to move people to the next available flights. Any portion of the tour that is missed due to flight delays or cancellations is NOT the financial responsibility of Webb Tours. Refunds will not be given for hotels, ground transportation, activities or meals that are missed due to flight interruptions. This is another good reason to purchase the travel insruance which has a provision for missed connections (see Group Premier product flyer referenced above for details).  Your participation in the tour signifies that you understand and accept this policy.

 

Register for your tour on line or mail deposit and reservation details to:

WEBB TOURS

2378 Evergreen Avenue

Salt Lake City, UT  84109

Tel. (801) 278-3101

or Toll Free 1-800-658-8519

Or call us and register over the phone.  We hope you can join us.

 

 

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