Offered By: Park Tours
Featuring Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes, country artist Lee Greenwood, and music icon Loretta Lynn.
Operates: Aug 28 2014
Tour Length: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Departs From: Dunbar, WV * Parkersburg, WV * Ripley, WV
Single Room - $887.00
Double Room - $716.00
Triple Room - $659.00
Quad Room - $630.00
This legendary tour takes us to Clarksville, TN for a close look into the life of Hank Williams as performed by Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes, an intimate evening with country artist Lee Greenwood, and a concert event featuring music icon Loretta Lynn. We'll spend an afternoon at Loretta Lynn's Ranch and tour the 14 room pre-Civil War Mansion of the Coal Miner's Daughter. Visit Historic Collinsville - a restored log pioneer settlement, Fort Defiance - a Civil War site, and Fort Campbell Military Post - home of the famed Screaming Eagles (Air Assault). We'll be treated to a taste of Beachaven Winery and learn the area's history as tobacco king. In addition to the three exciting concerts, we've included two lunches, three dinners, and a morning brunch served with incredible entertainment.
Thursday, August 28: Time to get your Honky Tonk on for some foot-stompin' fun as we head for Clarksville, Tennessee. Settle in, enjoy the summer scenery and get to know your fellow travelers while we're on the road. Rest breaks and meal stops (on own) will be made for your convenience. Throughout most of its history, the Clarksville area has been well recognized for its production of dark fired tobacco which has served as a primary cash crop for the county. Upon arrival, we will stop by a local tobacco farm for a better understanding of the tobacco growing process. Tennessee farmers have also mastered the ancient art of growing grapes, yielding a locally-grown product superb for winemaking at its best. A tour of Beachaven Winery provides a glimpse of their production from vine to bottle and a sample of the award-winning creation. Weíll finish up the day with the Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes show, where youíll hear some of the hits made famous by the legendary Hank Williams. (D)
Friday, August 29: Breakfast is ready this morning at the hotel before we walk among a unit of our nationís heroes. Clarksville-Montgomery County is proud to be the home of Fort Campbell Military Post. Since its inception in 1942, the post has housed the 101st Airborne Division, the only Air Assault division in the world. Known to many as the Screaming Eagles, a nickname they earned during the Second World War, Fort Campbell and the 101st continue to be one of the armyís most deployed groups of soldiers. It is also host to two prestigious Operation Command units Ė the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). Following a guided tour of the post, step inside the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum (on site) which traces the history of the Screaming Eagles from World War II engagements to todayís War on Terror. Displays and memorabilia for the 5th Special Forces Group and the 160th Special Operations are also on hand. Just outside the museum, various aircraft, military equipment, and monuments are on display. Eat lunch like a soldier at a Military Dining Facility and then itís time to ship out for another military attraction, Fort Defiance. Located on a bluff 200 feet above the confluence of the Red and Cumberland Rivers, the site has been a hub of activity for more than two centuries. During the Civil War, the hilltop was chosen by Confederate troops for the location of a fort to defend the river approach to Clarksville. In February 1862, the fort was captured by Union forces without a single shot by the Confederates, renamed and occupied for the remainder of the war. Fort Defiance is remarkably well preserved; the outer earthworks, powder magazine and gun platforms are still discernible.
Itís time for a little break, so weíll head downtown for some free time. A collection of 1870ís period architecture, downtown Clarksville is host to an array of antique stores, one-of-a-kind boutiques, quaint shops, and breweries. A fabulous dinner is served at one of the local restaurants followed by an ďIntimate Evening with Lee Greenwood,Ē as he performs hits from his decades of entertaining. The country music star has released more than twenty major-label albums and has charted more than 35 singles on the Billboard country music charts. (B, L, D)
Saturday, August 30: Following a pleasant breakfast at the hotel, weíll travel back to the 1800ís to witness life in the pioneer settlement of Historic Collinsville. Located on 140 sprawling acres, the living history museum features authentically restored log houses and outbuildings. The settlement takes visitors from the earliest "first home" to the expansive big house on the hill with separate kitchen, living and sleeping areas. Guest will tour the twelve log structures, including a dogtrot house, blacksmith shop, loom house, barn and other outbuildings and houses. Lunch is included today before we depart Collinsville.
Spend the afternoon at Loretta Lynnís Ranch. Weíll tour the 14 room pre-Civil War Mansion of the Coal Minerís Daughter and take a peek into the personal life of the Lynnís. While there, step into the original Crisco kitchen, that some of you may remember, from the famous commercials. The Coal Minerís Daughter Museum depicts 50 years of history from Loretta Lynn, her family, and the many icons she has worked with. After the tours, stroll through the shops before we sit down to a great barbecue dinner. To finish the day, take your reserved seat and get ready to be entertained by the legend herself, Loretta Lynn. Itís sure to be a fantastic evening! (B, L, D)
Sunday, August 31: This morning weíll check-out and head for the small town of Dickson, TN for a fantastic morning of music, food, and blessings. Your host, Rhonda Adams, who has danced on Grand Ole opera since she was a child, has invited some talented folks to come and bless us with incredible Bluegrass gospel music. Nourish your soul as well as your body at this inspirational Bluegrass Gospel Brunch. Itís time to motor home, relax and enjoy the fond memories of Tennessee Heroes, Hometowns, and Legends. Rest breaks and meal stops will be made for your convenience. (Brunch)
Includes: Transportation, 2 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, Tobacco Farm tour, Beachaven Winery, Hank & My Honky Tank Heroes, tour of Fort Campbell Military Post, Don F Pratt Memorial Museum, Fort Defiance, Intimate Evening with Lee Greenwood, Historic Collinsville, Loretta Lynnís Ranch with mansion tour, Coal Minerís Daughter Museum, Loretta Lynn Concert
Please keep in mind that tour itineraries are prepared up to a year in advance and circumstances can arise that are beyond our control. Although every effort is made to adhere to the published itinerary, Central Cab reserves the right to cancel or alter any portion of this tour if necessary.
Terms and Conditions:
MOTORCOACH CANCELLATION & TRANSFER POLICY:
We cannot guarantee a refund on prepaid attractions, such as theatre tickets.
All cancellations must be received during normal business days/hours. If deadline falls on weekend/holiday, notice must be received on business day prior.
Park Tours acts only in the capacity of agent in arranging transportation or any sightseeing tours, cruises, etc., and as such is not responsible for any damages, loss, delay, injury, or accident due to weather, or any act of default of any company or person engaged in providing services included in our tours. We reserve the right to cancel any tour or make changes in any itinerary, as we deem necessary. This brochure is prepared up to a year in advance of some scheduled tours and circumstances can arise that are beyond our control. Park Tours is not responsible to any person for expense, loss of time or money or other circumstances resulting from a change in itinerary or change of tour arrangements.
Optional tours, transportation, and admissions not included in the group package are the responsibility of the passenger.
Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the passenger.
Each passenger is allowed one standard size suitcase to be handled by the hotel and stored in the motorcoach luggage bay. You may also bring a carry-on for which you are responsible for at all times. Park Tours cannot accept responsibility for baggage which may be mishandled (damaged) or which you choose to leave in the motorcoach overnight. Vehicle luggage bays can be broken into, so carry important or valuable items separately. When ending your tour, please be sure to retrieve all items before departing the motorcoach. Park Tours will not accept responsibility for returning or locating lost items.
Park Tours reserves the right to refuse transportation to persons who are under the influence of intoxicating substances, to unattended persons incapable of providing basic self-care, or to those persons whose conduct is disruptive to the driver or other passengers. This includes all passengers who do not comply with the simple practices regarding general safety, smoking, or tardiness causing frequent delays to the group. In such a situation, Park Tours will arrange transportation home for the individual at his or her expense and there will be no refund for any unused portion of the tour.
TRAVEL PROTECTION INSURANCE:
We strongly recommend the purchase of the Coach USA Travel Insurance Plan to protect you and your travel investment. For detailed information and frequently asked questions, please visit www.tripmate.com. The policy exclusion for Pre-Existing Conditions will be waived if your premium is received with seven (7) days of the initial deposit for your trip (provided you are not disabled from travel at the time you pay your premium). Please call the office at 304-428-8217 if you are interested in purchasing insurance.
SMOKING IS PROHIBITED ON THE COACH:
Frequent stops will be made to accommodate smokers.