Group Itinerary Ideas

With so many options for group tours available, it really is always play time in Abingdon.

 

Museums, theatre, outdoor adventures, rich history and plenty of unique dining and shopping –  it can be overwhelming to choose the best fit for your group. But don’t worry, you don’t have to do it alone! We have some group itinerary ideas that we hope will help you get the most play out of your time in Abingdon.

Any itinerary can be customized for your group. Contact Monica Hall, Group Sales Manager, for more information. (276) 492-2235 or mhall@abingdon-va.gov

 

Group itinerary for Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VABARTER THEATRE: BROADWAY IN THE BLUE RIDGE (2 NIGHTS/3 DAYS)

Theatre lovers will delight in this excursion to the state theatre of Virginia. See Broadway-quality entertainment in a charming small-town setting with a Barter Theatre group tour.

Group itinerary for Rooted in Appalachia foodie tour in Abingdon, VA
LOCAL FOOD, ROOTED IN APPALACHIA (2 NIGHTS/3 DAYS)

Celebrate the tastes of Appalachia with this foodie tour of Abingdon, VA.

 

 

Group itinerary for The Crooked Road in Abingdon, VAMUSIC HERITAGE AND THE CROOKED ROAD (3 NIGHTS/4 DAYS)

Make Abingdon your home base as you explore the music and culture of Appalachia with several stops on The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.

 

Christmas Carolers in historic Abingdon, VACHRISTMAS IN ABINGDON (2 NIGHTS/3 DAYS)

Experience the charm of a classic small-town Christmas with this tour of historic Abindon, VA.

 

 


Johnny-and-June-poster-pic US ToursLEGENDS ON THE CROOKED ROAD (2 NIGHTS/3 DAYS)

Celebrate country music history in the beautiful mountains of SW Virginia where country music was born.  Follow “The Crooked Road,” a Virginia Heritage Trail that crosses the frontier of the recording industry with three big country legend tribute shows: Patsy Cline & her friend Loretta, The Statler Brothers and Johnny Cash and June.  Provided by U.S. Tours.

 

Les MooreBLUE RIDGE AND THE CROOKED ROAD (4 NIGHTS/5 DAYS)

5 Days – 4 Nights. Travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway through Virginia and North Carolina enjoying local jam sessions of bluegrass, gospel, and traditional American music. Provided by MARS – Take a Fun Trip! 

 

 

HoeDownTHE CROOKED ROAD: FROM THE HEART MELODIES (3 NIGHTS/4 DAYS)

Four days and three nights in Abingdon, Galax, & Bristol, enjoying a magical weekend of music, food, and crafts rooted deep in America’s history. Provided by MARS – Take a Fun Trip!

 

banjoPARKWAY PICKING PORCHES

Five days and four nights of music and mountains, traveling through Asheville, NC along the Blue Ridge Parkway to Abingdon. Provided by MARS – Take a Fun Trip

 JohnnyCash-Forever-single-BGv1CASH, CARTER AND MUSIC LEGENDS

9 Days – 8 Nights. Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Carter Family, Conway Twitty, Elvis, & more! Includes Abingdon, Bristol, and Galax; The Crooked Road Music Trail of Virginia. VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, ARKANSAS. Provided by MARS – Take a Fun Trip! 

 

 

Richard_Leigh_with_Billy_DeanSONGWRITERS OF THE CROOKED ROAD (2 NIGHTS/3 DAYS)

A Heritage Music ‘Special Event’ available only to Tour Groups. In the mountains of Southwest Virginia the Roots of American Music run deep. On this tour travelers will hear the Bluegrass and Mountain tunes of the regions earliest settlers. Discover the Birthplace of Country Music and hear the first musical Radio Broadcasts. Then meet Grammy Award Winning Songwriters in an intimate dinner show setting and learn the stories behind their songs. Provided by U.S. Tours.

barter-theatreCARTER-BARTER MUSIC TOUR (2 NIGHTS/3 DAYS)

The mountains of Southwest Virginia are often called the “Birthplace” in honor of the original Carter Family who were among the earliest recording artists in Country Music. This tour features the rich musical heritage of the entire region. You’ll learn of the Barter Theatre’s Depression Era shows, see the Carter Family Fold on a Saturday night, and enjoy a wonderful Gospel Brunch at Heartwood. Come hear the music at the southern end of the Crooked Road. Provided by U.S. Tours.

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THE BIG BANG OF COUNTRY MUSIC (4 NIGHTS/5 DAYS)

It was the most important event in the History of Country Music. In 1927 in the mountains of Virginia, a talent scout for the Victor Talking Machine Co spent 8 days making the first ever musical recordings. Known as the ‘Bristol Sessions’ that event has also been called “The Big Bang of Country Music,” bring your group and see Country’s origin at the hallowed Carter Family Fold, and its glory at the Grand Ole Opry. Provided by U.S. Tours.

 

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CROOKED ROAD SUMMER (3 NIGHTS/4 DAYS)

Smiles along Virginia’s Blue Ridge combine with historic harmonies of America’s Original Music. To see the Carter Family Fold is to listen to history – it was the beginning of Commercialized Country Music. To experience the Floyd Country Store’s Friday Night Jamboree is to share the joy of old-time music in both dance and melody. This tour requires a little walking and a lot of toe-tappin. Provided by U.S. Tours.