Nashville & Memphis * August 11 - 16, 2014
STAYING 3 NIGHTS AT OPRYLAND HOTEL
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Two of the Country's Best Music Cities combined into one trip - WOW!
Operates: Aug 11 2014
Tour Length: 6 Days, 5 Nights
Departs From: Columbiana, OH * Salem, OH * Alliance, OH * Canton, OH * Akron, OH
Single Room - $1,438.00
Double Room - $1,178.00
Triple Room - $1,098.00
Quad Room - $1,098.00
We took our usual Nashville tour and combined it with a tour of Memphis, the other famous Tennessee city. It worked out GREAT, so we're offering it again! Don't Miss the chance to visit both outstanding music hotspots - we're doing all the best!!
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- 5 Nights Accommodations
- 6 Meals:
- 2 Breakfast
- 1 Lunch
- 3 Dinners
- All Activities and Attractions as Listed Below
- Luggage Handling and Taxes
DAY ONE - Make Our Way to Tennessee
❖ With time to get-acquainted with our new travel friends, we make our way to the southern state of Tennessee and check into our lovely hotel, the fabulous Opryland Hotel!! With some time to freshen up and then we'll go to dinner at a near by restaurant located within walking distance of the hotel.
DAY TWO - Nashville Touring
❖ A professional step-on guide will join us this morning for a three-hour sight-seeing tour of Nashville. Drive by the homes of stars, through historic downtown, past Ryman Auditorium, Music Row, the Parthenon and much more. Then we board the wonderful General Jackson, the world's largest showboat, and cruise down the Cumberland River as we are treated to their delicious lunch and top-notch show. Our folks LOVE our rides on the General! Dinner will be on your own and then we'll take our reserved seats at the world famous Grand Ole Opry, the longest continuously-broadcast radio program (since 1925) in the nation. Each shows features over 20 acts from the legendary to the new young stars. We are also including a backstage tour! Always a great evening!
DAY THREE - More Nashville Touring
❖ This morning we're off to the Country Music Hall of Fame shaped in the form of a giant musical note - a wonderful place to visit! This wonderful museum presents a vast collection illustrating country music's story as told through the turns of two centuries, and is a treasure trove of historic country video clips and recorded music exhibits, plus boast a wonderful Museum Store where you can shop for special country-music items - a fascinating place to visit! Then we head over to the historic Ryman Auditorium and hear stories of its marvelous history - if walls could talk! Lunch will be on your own in the downtown entertainment district (fun)! This afternoon will find us visiting a 27,000-square-foot log cabin known as "Fontanel", the majestic palace Barbara Mandrell and her family once called home - recently opened to the public. We're including a tour of the mansion, featuring personal collections and photos from Barbara and a host of other celebs. The mansion is 3 stories tall with more than 20 rooms, 13 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces , 2 kitchens, an indoor pool and indoor shooting range on 136-acres of land! *(Should there be a problem with the Fontanel reservations, we will visit Andrew Jackson's "Hermitage" instead.) This evening, enjoy your reserved seats at the Nashville Nitelife Theater for dinner and their show, "The Best of Country Music". Hear songs from the past to the present - our groups always love it!
DAY FOUR - Graceland
❖ It's farewell to Nashville, but hello to Memphis as we journey across Tennessee to the largest city in the state. Memphis is especially famous for its Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Soul and Gospel traditions, with many notable musicians growing up in this area of rich musical heritage. We begin our time here with a deluxe Platinum ticket to Graceland, former home of Elvis - and where some say his "spirit" still resides?!? Your ticket includes an audio-guided tour of the Mansion and grounds, along with self-guided tours of Elvis's two custom airplanes, Elvis's Automobile Museum, the Sincerely Elvis Museum, and Elvis After Dark. Our hotel is located near famous Beale Street (Home of the Blues) and right by the trolley route, so you have the evening free to enjoy any way you wish. FUN, FUN!!
DAY FIVE - Memphis Tour
❖ A professionally-guided city tour of Memphis awaits us before we journey on to Louisville, KY. Sit back, relax, and let our deluxe, wide-body coach carry you to our lovely hotel right on the banks of the Ohio River! Tonight we will enjoy a lovely, relaxing dinner at the Captain's Quarters right on the waterfront - such a great way to end this deluxe Tennessee Duo tour!
DAY SIX - Louisville
❖ We'll enjoy the morning exploring Louisville to see the sights, and then it's time to finish our journey back to our departure points - with happy hearts, tappin' toes, and a guitarcase - full of memories to keep forever!
THIS IS TRULY DELUXE THROUGHOUT
This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.
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For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
- Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
- Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
- Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
- Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
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All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)
Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.
One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.
TAXES AND GRATUITIES:
All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.
On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.
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