Day 1: Fri., Nov. 22 – The tour will depart from Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 7:30a.m. & the Tour Office at 8:00a.m. A free shuttle van service is available with a minimum of 6 customers in the Collingwood, Creemore, Stayner area upon request and you will be transferred to meet the coach in Barrie. (Overnight parking is available at our Tour Office) A Canadian Passport will be required for the border crossing into the USA. We will allow time for duty free shopping. We will cross at Port Huron and have lunch at the Cracker Barrel. Today we travel to Dayton, Ohio staying at the Drury Hotel.
Day 2: Sat., Nov. 23 – Following breakfast we will depart for Louisville, Kentucky. This morning you will have a choice. You may choose one of the following tours: either the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience or the Louisville Slugger Factory & Museum Tour. There will be free time on Market Street for lunch and then we will travel to Paducah, Kentucky for an overnight stay at the Drury Inn & Suites. (B)
Day 3: Sun., Nov. 24 – This morning after breakfast we depart the hotel and travel to Memphis. We will enjoy a guided city tour prior to check in at “The Guest House at Graceland” located just steps away from Graceland Mansion for our 2-night stay. This new luxury hotel is located on a beautifully landscaped property and offers southern hospitality yet modern style, inspired by Elvis’ unique taste. It has 2 restaurants including a themed sports bar and fitness facilities. (B)
Day 4: Mon., Nov. 25 – Today we visit Graceland, with time to visit the Mansion, Elvis’ two airplanes, the newly expanded Automobile Museum, Elvis Discovery Exhibits and his gravesite. This evening there is free time to explore Beale Street and enjoy a traditional southern cuisine dinner at a local restaurant. (B & D)
Day 5: Tues., Nov. 26 – This morning we will tour Sun Studios, the birthplace of Rock and Roll and the Million Dollar Quartet. Let history come alive as we reflect upon such famous artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins. We continue our Musical Journey and travel to Nashville for a 3-night stay. We will check in to the spectacular Opryland Hotel and enjoy our luxury upgraded Garden Terrace rooms that overlook the decorated Atriums. The Opryland Hotel features 9 acres of indoor gardens, a newly opened water park, lush waterfalls and waterways all decorated for the Christmas season. This afternoon take time to explore the Atriums at your leisure and take a ride on the Delta River Flatboats. This evening we will dine at Puckett’s Restaurant prior to attending the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium. We have premium Tier 1 level seating in the balcony. The Grand Ole Opry is the oldest continuously running radio program in the United States and features an array of Country legends, superstars and up and coming artists. (B & D)
Day 6: Wed., Nov. 27 – Following a buffet breakfast at our hotel, we will enjoy a tour of Music City with our local guide. Lunch will be served at the World Famous Wildhorse Saloon, which features Southern Smokehouse BBQ and group line dancing lessons on the largest dance floor in Nashville. Afternoon visits include The Country Music Hall of Fame & Studio B. When you step into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, you will be embarking on a trip through decades of country music history in this architecturally-stunning building. We will also visit the RCA Studios – Studio B which became famous in the 1960s for being a part of what many refer to as the Nashville Sound. This evening is free to enjoy on your own. (B & L)
Day 7: Thurs., Nov. 28 – American Thanksgiving. Today’s highlights include admission to ICE, a Gaylord Hotel’s signature holiday attraction carved from 2 million pounds of ice, a lunch cruise on the General Jackson Showboat and free time in the afternoon. An evening Country Christmas dinner and show featuring Trace Adkins in the hotel ballroom concludes our day. (B, L & D)
Day 8: Fri., Nov. 29 – After breakfast we will continue our journey to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee which is set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Our first visit will be to The Incredible Christmas Store and Walden’s Landing. We will check in to the Springhill Suites Hotel for our 2-night stay. Tonight enjoy the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud. (B & D)
Day 9: Sat., Nov. 30 – One of our main points of interest on this tour is to experience the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with our local guide. (Weather permitting) This will include a movie and stop at Sugarlands Visitor’s Centre as well as a driving tour. There will be free time in Gatlinburg over the lunch hour. Then we will visit Dollywood – Dolly Parton’s Theme Park beautifully decorated for Christmas with several musical shows to experience. Dinner will be a Christmas Feast at Dollywood. A special ending to our visit will be reserved seats for the Smoky Mountain Opry Christmas Show. (B & D)
Day 10: Sun., Dec. 1 – Today we start our journey homeward and travel to Findlay, Ohio for our overnight stay at the Drury Inn. (B)
Day 11: Mon., Dec. 2 – Following breakfast, we will return to Canada via Port Huron which will include meal stops, coffee breaks and Duty Free shopping arriving in Bradford at approximately 5:00p.m. & Barrie at 5:45p.m. (Shuttle van service as per prearranged on Day 1) (B)
Tour includes: motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 10 nights hotel & taxes, baggage handling for 1 suitcase each, 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, 1 dinner theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tier 1 Grand Ole Opry Theatre tickets, Graceland, Dollywood, 3 guided tours, admissions to all attractions as listed in the itinerary, duty free shopping & HST EXEMPT.
An initial deposit of $500.00 is required at the time of booking. A second deposit of $1000.00 is due on June 20, with the balance due in full by Oct. 9, 2019.
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.