December 8-10, 2009

Tour will originate in the Kingsport/Johnson City/Bristol/Abingdon area.

Get ready for a feast for all your senses. You will not believe your eyes when you look at the multitude of Christmas lights and decorations and seasonal displays that surround you on your evening “sleigh ride” of the grounds at Callaway Gardens. What a treat! As you see the grounds in daylight, the peacefulness and serenity will envelope you. So many different species and types of birds and butterflies and plants and garden settings bring a sense of wonder and delight. You will not want to miss Callaway Gardens at Christmas.

Adventure Day 1 – Tuesday, December 8, 2009
We board the bus with anticipation of the day before us. Lunch on the way will be on your own. After checking into our lodging, there will be time to relax before dinner. Remember to dress warmly for your ride through the gardens on the “Jolly Trolly” providing a “sleigh ride” type feeling as you experience Fantasy in Lights, one of the South's most dazzling outdoor light and sound extravaganzas. Over eight million lights and more than a dozen glowing, larger-than-life scenes surround you with glittering holiday magic.

Adventure Day 2 – Wednesday, December 9, 2009
After a bountiful buffet breakfast, enjoy your guided tour of the grounds. Your tour begins at the Discovery Center devoted to enhancing the harmony between man and earth. Watch in awe as the magnificent eagles and falcons swoop overhead, and over 1,000 tropical butterflies from more than 50 species flutter freely among exotic birds and plants. Reflect in the tranquility of the Memorial Chapel featuring stained-glass windows depicting the seasons of the Southern forest as organists fill the air with heavenly melodies from the pipe organ. Bask in the loveliness of native and exotic plants and marvel at the 22-foot indoor waterfall. End your busy day with a delicious buffet dinner.

Adventure Day 3 – Thursday, December 10, 2009
After a filling buffet breakfast, we leave for home with a lasting glance at the beauty and peacefulness that has surrounded us on these beautiful grounds.

DEPOSITS AND DETAILS:
Deposit of $100 due with reservation. Optional insurance fee due with reservation. Final payment due October 23, 2009.

Price per Person:
Single: $513
Double: $395
Triple: $357
Quad: $337
Optional Insurance: $24


Trip Highlights:
Roundtrip luxury Motorcoach transportation with tour escort
Roundtrip luggage handling for one piece of luggage
Two nights lodging
Four meals - two buffet dinners, two buffet breakfasts and gratuities
Fantasy in Lights tour
Callaway Gardens guided tour

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