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Branson, Memphis, Nashville Tour 2017

16 Day Musical Tour / November 2nd - 17th (Motor coach)

Professionally Directed by: Rick & Agnes Fredericks


ITINERARY

*Meals as indicated: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner, (S) social.*

Day 1, Thursday, November 2nd - Prince Albert SK - Minot ND: Meet and greet fellow passengers along the route with stops in Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Regina, North Portal, Portal and Minot ND.

Day 2, Friday, November 3rd - Minot ND - Sioux Falls SD (B): Travel through the Dakotas landscape which is more rugged, with rolling hills, plains, ravines and steep flat-topped hills. Stops along the way in Carrington, Fargo, Watertown then Sioux Falls.

 

 

Day 3, Saturday, November 4th - Sioux Falls SD - St Joseph MO (B): Heading south through Sioux City. Visit the scenic views at the LEWIS & CLARK MONUMENT. Overlooking Council Bluffs, you can see the Missouri River, Omaha skyline and beautiful bluffs around. An early arrival in St Joseph gives you time for a social evening with hot and cold snacks and beverages.

 

Day 4, Sunday, November 5th - St Joseph MO - Branson MO (B): Continuing south through passing through Clinton before your tour of the FANTASTIC CAVERNS (http://fantasticcaverns.com/). It is the only show cave in North America to offer a completely ride-through tour in a Jeep-drawn tram. The temperatures linger at 60 degrees all year. Spend the afternoon to early evening at SILVER DOLLAR CITY. This theme park has rides, shows, entertainment, craftsmen, unique dining, marvel cave, parade and tree lighting. You are in the mountains and it can get chilly so have a sweater and some gloves ready just in case. This evening's entertainment is LEGENDS IN CONCERT (http://www.legendsinconcert.com/about-legends), voted "2017 BEST TRIBUTE SHOW". Full of high energy, action-packed, musical entertainment.

Day 5, Monday, November 6th - Branson MO (B): BRANSON has long been a popular destination with a collection of entertainment theatres along 76 Country Boulevard. Today you take in three shows. Begin with DOWN HOME COUNTRY (http://www.grandcountry.com/down-home-country), a variety of singing, comedy, bluegrass, traditional Country music, Classic Country, Western Swing and Gospel. This group was voted "2017 BEST MORNING SHOW". Afternoon entertainment is DANIEL O'DONNELL, Ireland's most popular singer and world-famous balladeer. Later spend some time at the BRANSON LANDING for shopping, dining and entertainment with over 100 specialty stores and restaurants. This evening is SHOJI TABUCHI, the famous Japanese American Country Music fiddler and singer with a Broadway-style production. Voted "2017 MUST-SEE SHOW of the YEAR". 

Day 6, Tuesday, November 7th - Branson MO - Memphis TN (B): Say goodbye to Branson. Leaving the rugged mountainous terrain of the OZARKS for the plains in Tennessee. Welcome to MEMPHIS, famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock n roll. Visit the GIBSON GUITAR FACTORY. You will get an up-close look at the intricate process of binding, neck-fitting, painting, buffing and tuning. See and hear how Gibson has helped shape the world of music for over 100 years. Free evening to stroll down to Beale Street, grab a bite and listen to the music. 

Day 7, Wednesday, November 8th - Memphis TN (B): This morning jump on board a BACKBEAT TOUR bus. Begin your tour of GRACELAND, with an audio tour of the MANSION, see the gravesite, AUTO MUSEUM and new to the tour is the ELVIS ARCHIVES EXPERIENCE. Your afternoon is on the MOJO TOUR. An unforgettable exciting introduction to Memphis on an action-packed drive through the city. The guides are professional Beale Street musicians who play and sing selections throughout the tour. A unique experience brings Memphis to life. Free evening to head back to Beale Street if you would like. 

Day 8, Thursday, November 9th - Memphis TN - Nashville TN (B): Head to NASHVILLE. There you will meet your GRAY LINE step on guide and tour the RYMAN AUDITORIUM (RYMAN THEATER), best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Continue with a CITY TOUR OF NASHVILLE. Witness some of their famous landmarks and iconic sites. Free evening on your own, or maybe take in a Predator's game.

Day 9, Friday, November 10th - Nashville TN (B): Start your day with the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME. One of the world's largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and educating its diverse audiences about the beauty and cultural importance of country music. This afternoon you can shop and wander through the OPRY MILLS MALL and the GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT. This evening you will return to the Ryman Theater for a performance at the GRAND OLE OPRY. The place where countless country music careers have been launched and led the way for Nashville to become MUSIC CITY. 

Day 10, Saturday, November 11th - Nashville TN - Pigeon Forge TN (B): Farewell to Nashville as you travel to the mountain resort city of PIGEON FORGE to spend the afternoon in DOLLYWOOD, located in the Knoxville-Smoky Mountains. This theme park features thrill rides, traditional crafts, music and is the biggest "ticketed" tourist attraction in Tennessee. 

Day 11, Sunday, November 12th - Pigeon Forge TN (B/D): This morning a MOUNTAIN MEMORY tour guide will deliver insightful narration, delightful stories and mountain folklore while exploring the scenic Appalachian roads. This afternoon spend time at the OLD MILL, a historic gristmill located along the West Fork of the Little Pigeon River, consisting of 2 country cooking eateries plus pottery, candy and toy shops. This evening is Dolly Parton's DIXIE STAMPEDE DINNER. A dinner theater with a twist. There's a unique live show with trick riders, pyrotechnics and includes a fabulous meal made fresh on location and served without utensils. 

Day 12, Monday, November 13th - Pigeon Forge TN - Columbus IN (B): We begin heading north to LOUISVILLE. Lunch on your own at the Derby Cafe followed by a historic walking tour of KENTUCKY DERBY CHURCHILL DOWNS RACETRACK. View an 18-minute 360° media experience that will make your heart race and emotions soar. There are exhibits and a gift shop. Next tour the Louisville SLUGGER MUSEUM, home of the World's Biggest Baseball Bat and offers interactive exhibits as it tells the story behind the bat and the family company that still creates it.

Day 13, Tuesday, November 14th - Columbus IN - Madison WI (B): Meet your step on guide for a CITY TOUR of INDIANAPOLIS. See some of their famous and iconic places. Experience the grand scale of the MOTOR SPEEDWAY. 

Day 14, Wednesday, November 15th - Madison WI - Plymouth MN (B/D): Today is the PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE matinee feature "COUNTRY CHRISTMAS" a good old-fashioned special! Celebrate the sweet times of Christmases past with nostalgic songs and stories. Afterwards you have the option to spend time at the MALL OF AMERICA or just relax in your room. This evening is a Christmas Dinner WIND UP BANQUET.

Day 15, Thursday, November 16th - Plymouth MN - Minot ND (B): Travel back through the Dakotas to Minot for overnight.

Day 16, Friday, November 17th - Minot ND - HOME (B): HOMEWARD BOUND with fond memories and new found friends. Your day consists of Duty free shop, border crossing, late lunch Regina, pit stop Saskatoon and final stop Prince Albert. 

Hope you can join us on this 16-day music tour!

**ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE**


2017 BRANSON, MEMPHIS, NASHVILLE TOUR INCLUDES:

- Transportation: PA Northern Bus Lines, driver, sound and entertainment system, lavatory with basin, comfortable reclining seats and coach cleaned daily.

- Hotel accommodations.

- Luggage Handling when offered "1 bag per person" round trip.

- All breakfasts ranging from continental to full hot buffet.

- 1 lunch, 2 dinners plus tips and gratuities.

- Meals included shown as (B) Breakfast, (D) Dinner.

- Attractions and admissions listed in the itinerary.

- 6 performances.

- Bus and driver for Memphis tours.

- 3 step on guide tours.

- All tips for drivers, step on guides and tour directors.

- 2 Professional Tour Directors to welcome you, look after details, deal with issues that may arise. Their care and attention insures passengers have a worry free trip.


PRICE: Based on double occupancy. Tips, Taxes & Fees Included. 

DOUBLE $3719.00     /     TRIPLE $3300.00     /     SINGLE $5115.00     /     QUAD $3100.00     /     

PAY BY: cash, cheque or credit card.

DEPOSIT: $500.00 per person to secure seat.

BALANCE DUE: September 5th, 2017.


You are welcome to join the trip in progress. Contact Dana at the Prince Albert office 1.800.665.0171 for fly option. Make the tour fit your schedule.

For more information or if you would like to book, please call, email or stop in at our office.

Toll Free: 1.800.665.0171 / Local: 1.306.763.7415

#2 - 17th Street East, Prince Albert, SK. S6V 1G5

Email: info@lobsticktravel.com / Website: lobsticktravel.com

Ask for Dana


PASSPORTS - All passengers REQUIRE a valid passport for this tour. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of return.


INSURANCE - Passengers MUST HAVE adequate out of country insurance. It is recommended to purchase insurance at time of booking.


MANULIFE WORLD TRAVEL INSURANCE - We offer the personalised coverage that you need, to be financially protected against the cost of unexpected emergencies that happen prior to or during your trip.

For insurance rates, questions about insurance or clarification please contact Lobstick Travel at 1.800.665.0171. Passengers may obtain insurance at their discretion. Passengers must sign a liability release form if not taking full coverage. 


CANCELLATION - If you must cancel for any reason IMMEDIATELY contact Dana at Lobstick Travel 1.800.665.0171

CANCELLATION POLICY - apply the day you notify us

Days prior to departure                    Penalty

60 days or more                                     loss of deposit

59 - 31 days                                  50% loss of total cost

30 days or less                    100% total loss of total cost


RESPONSIBILITY - Lobstick Travel and Tours acts only as an agent for the passengers and accepts no responsibility for delays, loss, misconnections, damage or injury to persons or property, any mechanical defect or failure, however caused or any substitution of carrier equipment beyond our control, with or without notice, or any additional expenses associated thereby.


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