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the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Park

14 days from £2,999 per person

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Seeing the magical, smoky haze as we drive through Great Smoky Mountains National Park - one of the country's most popular national parks.


Our southeastern USA tours combine colonial history with majestic landscapes as we plot a course around lesser-visited Virginia. Follow in the footsteps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas in Jamestown; step back in time in colonial Williamsburg; explore Thomas Jefferson’s plantation home; and take in the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley and Great Smoky Mountains. We’ll also cross into North Carolina and Tennessee to discover historic towns and parklands, and spend three nights in the nation’s powerhouse capital city.

Your holiday includes:

15 excursions and visits

  • City tour of Washington
  • Tasting at Barboursville Vineyard
  • Natural Bridge with underground tour
  • Tours of Barter Theatre and Martha Washington Inn
  • Smoky Mountain tour
  • Entrance to Chimney Rock State Park; Historic Bethabara Park; Jamestown Settlement; and historic Williamsburg
  • Visits to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello; Biltmore House; Winston-Salem (with entrance to Reynolda House); Berkeley Plantation; and Alexandria


  • 12 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 2 meals: 1 breakfast (day 9) 1 lunch (day 6)


  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan tour manager
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

Visions of Virginia and the Great Smoky Mountains

  • VIP Outbound4

    UK - Washington DC

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Washington DC. On arrival, we’ll transfer to our hotel.

    Washington Marriott Georgetown (3.5-star)

  • Washington DC

    You might have learnt about the USA’s capital city from films and books, but there’s nothing quite like seeing it for yourself. As the home of high profile politicos and diverse neighbourhoods, it’s a forward-thinking city - but its marbled monuments and memorials act as a compelling portal to the past.

    On our tour this morning, we’ll tick off the famous staples of national identity, most of which are situated within and around the grand setting of the National Mall. From the United States Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, including the buildings of the Smithsonian Institute, a complex of marvellous museums offering free admission. The White House will also be on the itinerary.

    The rest of the day is free, with an optional ‘Washington Illuminations Tour’ this evening.

    • City tour of Washington (morning)

    Washington Marriott Georgetown (3.5-star)

  • Washington DC

    Today you’re free to explore Washington at your own pace, perhaps visiting the fascinating National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum or the National Art Gallery, which displays works by Rembrandt, Cézanne, Monet, Picasso and many more.

    Alternatively, you may choose to join our optional excursion to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s plantation home.

    Washington Marriott Georgetown (3.5-star)

  • Charlottesville

    Today we travel to the Blue Ridge Parkway, ascending well over 3,000 feet to the dominating views of the Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National Park. We continue, on a winding route that takes us into the fertile vine-growing areas of Virginia and to the Barboursville Vineyards, where we enjoy a tasting of the local vintage. From here we drive on to Charlottesville.

    • Tasting at Barboursville Vineyard (afternoon)

    Hilton Garden Inn, Charlottesville (3-star)

  • Roanoke

    This morning we visit one of the loveliest buildings in America, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, set in attractive gardens atop Little Mountain. Jefferson was a true Renaissance Man, excelling in many areas of the arts and sciences and he designed this Palladian plantation house, now a National Historic Landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    This afternoon we visit Natural Bridge, an imposing natural arch carved out of limestone, rising to a height of 215 feet. We’ve arranged a tour of the underground caverns here with a trained guide.

    • Visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello (morning)
    • Visit Natural Bridge with underground tour (afternoon)

    Sheraton Roanoke (3-star) or Hotel Roanoke, Curio Collection by Hilton (4-star)

  • Knoxville

    We travel to Abingdon this morning, stopping to visit the historic Barter Theatre, which opened its doors during the height of the Depression in 1933. Patrons could pay for their tickets with home-grown vegetables if they didn’t have the money. A number of film stars were discovered performing at this theatre, including Gregory Peck, Patricia Neal and Ernest Borgnine. Afterwards, we cross the street to call into the Martha Washington Inn, built as a private home in 1832, which has hosted many distinguished guests over the years.

    We make a short stop in Abingdon before continuing to Knoxville, arriving late this afternoon.

    • Tours of Barter Theatre and Martha Washington Inn (morning)

    Hilton Knoxville (3.5-star)

  • Knoxville

    You are free to explore the city of Knoxville at leisure today, perhaps visiting the central Market Square, with its cafés, shops and street performers or the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

    Alternatively, you may choose to join one of our optional excursions.

    Hilton Knoxville (3.5-star)

  • Asheville

    Knoxville is the perfect jumping off point for those wanting to discover the famous Smoky Mountains. As we leave the city behind this morning, we’ll enjoy a scenic drive through the spectacular scenery the range is known for. We arrive in the mountain town of Cherokee, where our local guide will introduce us to the area.

    We travel on to Asheville, first stopping at Biltmore Village, an attractive outdoor shopping mall, where we’ll enjoy some free time, before we visit Biltmore House, a vast French Renaissance-style mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II in 1895. It is the largest privately-owned house in the USA. Inside you’ll step into the American Gilded Age, passing through opulent rooms adorned with paintings, tapestries and furniture collected by the Vanderbilts.

    • Smoky Mountain tour (morning)
    • Visit Biltmore House (afternoon)

    Hampton Inn Tunnel Road, Asheville (3-star)

  • Winston-Salem

    We start today at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, which highlights the natural and cultural heritage in this beautiful National Park. Then, in the Folk Craft Center, you can watch highly skilled craftspeople work and talk about the traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians.

    We head towards the majestic Black Mountain and stop for lunch before we continue along twisting highways to Chimney Rock State Park, named after its most prominent feature, a 315ft-high granite monolith. We then travel north to Winston-Salem and our hotel for the next two nights.

    • Visit to Chimney Rock State Park (afternoon)

    Winston-Salem Marriott (3.5-star)

  • Winston-Salem

    We head to the visitors’ centre this morning, where we watch an introductory film about the city, then enjoy a brief tour of Winston-Salem. We visit Reynolda House, a century-old mansion which is now a museum housing an important collection of American paintings and decorative arts.

    We also take a tour of Historic Bethabara Park, where a Protestant Moravian settlement was founded in 1753. It is now an open-air museum, set in 183 acres of picturesque parkland.

    • Visit to Reynolda House (morning)
    • Visit to Historic Bethabara Park (afternoon)

    Winston-Salem Marriott (3.5-star)

  • Williamsburg

    On our journey towards Williamsburg we stop in the city of Durham, for a brief visit to the campus of Duke University, noted for its Gothic architecture. Later, we head to Berkeley Plantation, a fine Georgian mansion that hosted the very first Thanksgiving in 1619. We arrive in historic Williamsburg this afternoon.

    • Visit to Berkeley Plantation (afternoon)

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg (3.5-star)

  • Jamestown

    This morning we travel to Jamestown, the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America, established in 1607 by around 100 members of the Virginia Company, including John Smith. Today you can see replicas of the three ships that brought the colonists to the New World and a reconstruction of the wattle-and-daub fort.

    We return to Williamsburg this afternoon for a self-guided tour of its well-preserved colonial centre.

    • Visit to Jamestown Settlement (morning)
    • Visit historic Williamsburg (afternoon)

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg (3.5-star)

  • Day 13 Williamsburg - Alexandria - Washington - In flight

    We leave Williamsburg this morning and journey back towards Washington for the flight back to the UK, stopping in the city of Alexandria en route.

    • Visit to Alexandria (afternoon)

    In flight

  • Day 14 UK

    Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home

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Important information about your destination

Meal Experience

This tour includes the brand new meal service available on Virgin Atlantic flights in economy.

  • New Welcome Cocktails
  • Your meal is now served in two courses giving you a chance to enjoy both your entree and main dishes at leisure.
  • With your dessert you have the choice of tea, coffee or new to night flights, hot chocolate.
  • As you settle down to watch one of Virgin Atlantic's selection of latest blockbusters, the cabin crew will bring around a tray of ice cream to give you that overall cinematic feel.
  • On short flights a deli box will now be served with either a traditional English High Tea or an energising breakfast, depending on the time of day.


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Visions of Virginia

the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Park

14 days from £2,999 per person