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Blue Ridge Cruiser

Washington DC, Shenandoah NP, Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Nashville

The Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive are amongst America’s most legendary drives, and they’re famous for very good reasons. After exploring the capitals monuments and museums, you’ll cruise this scenic routes all the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From here, Nashville and Atlanta will entertain you with shopping, restaurants and more.


Blue Ridge Cruiser 14 days

Remember, any and all of our pre packaged road trips can be altered to meet your exact needs and wants. Do you have more or less than 14 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

A classic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway


Capitol Hill

Day 1

Arrive in the worlds most powerful city

Arrive in Washington DC, and grab a cab to this unique “Federal District” which contains much of the worlds political and financial power. DC is a great place to cruise around at night with many of the federal buildings lit up for your viewing pleasure.

  • Key location: Washington, DC
  • Washington, DC

The White House

Day 2

Discover DC’s famous sights and museums

Between the US Capitol the Lincoln Memorial sits the greatest repository of knowledge and culture on the planet. And just like Britain, these massive museums are free to enter and a real national treasure. In the afternoon, take a walking tour of some of Washington’s great buildings. Better still, why not take a Segway Tour! The White House, Capitol Hill and the Lincoln Memorial are just some of the key buildings that can be taken in.

  • Key location: Washington, DC
  • Washington, DC

Washington Monument

Day 3

A third day to explore wonderful Washington

On your third and final day in Washington, you can either spend more time exploring the fantastic museums and monuments or alternately you can opt to discover some of Washington's other neighbourhoods. Georgetown is a charming corner of the city, and well worth a visit. Older than DC itself, the University town of Georgetown is home to pretty town houses, cool shops and fabulous restaurants. Across the Potomac River is Arlington, this is a must for any history buffs interested in war memorials and history.

  • Key location: Washington, DC
  • Washington, DC

Skyline Drive

Day 4

Collect the car and hit the road

After collecting your car, you can either head straight for the majestic mountains of Shenandoah, alternatively you can opt to discover more amazing US history sites en route. Mt. Vernon, Harpers Ferry and Antietam National Battlefield are all doable on your way to the national wonders of the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Your personalised Road Trip Pack will tell you all about these options and many more.

  • Key location: Skyline Drive
  • Shenandoah NP
  • 113 Miles

Blue Ridge Parkway

Day 5

Drive the epic Skyline Drive through Shenandoah NP

You’ll spend your day driving along two of America’s very best roads today. The first half of the day will be spent on Skyline Drive as you cruise through Shenandoah National Park, and the second half of the drive will be spent weaving your way south on the epic Blue Ridge Parkway. We often have arguments in the ARTCo office as to what the best road in North America is… suffice to say these two stunners certainly make the short list.

  • Key location: Blue Ridge Pwy
  • Peaks of Otter
  • 151 Miles

Mabry Mill

Day 6

Cruise down the famous Blue Ridge Parkway

We often have arguments in the ARTCo office as to which is the best road in North America… suffice to say the Blue Ridge Parkway makes the short list. One of the many highlights along the way today, is a stop at the historic and picture perfect Mabry Mill.

  • Key location: Blue Ridge Pwy
  • Fancy Gap
  • 116 Miles

Lynn Cove, BRP

Day 7

Continue along BRP to happening Asheville

Get an early start, and the hit the road with a full belly and a full tank of fuel. The Blue Ridge Parkway is truly a pleasure to cruise along, and you Road Trip Pack will tell you about all the stops you can make along this awesome drive.

  • Key location: Blue Ridge Pwy
  • Asheville
  • 195 Miles

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