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posted Aug 14, 2015, 1:37 PM by Sheila Richards


Kobussen motor coach and experienced driver • Experienced tour manager • 21 meals • Grand Ole Opry • Jack Daniels Distillery (narrated tour – no samples) with shopping and lunch on your own in historic Lynchburg • Chattanooga overnight • narrated tour of CNN Studios • the World of Coke • Jimmy Carter’s Presidential Library • 1996 Olympic sites • Martin Luther King’s Tomb • Stone Mountain “Confederate Memorial” carving • narrated Savannah city tour • narrated haunted trolley tour • River Street shopping in Savannah • narrated Charleston historical tour with Home Spun’s favorite guide, “Miss Magnolia” • Charleston historical markets/shops • cruise to and narrated tour of Ft. Sumter, where the Civil War began • outdoor gardens and sculptures at Brookgreen Garden • 2 nights in oceanfront suites (full kitchen, living room, bedroom/bath and ocean view balcony in Myrtle Beach) • Carolina Opry (a Branson-type show) • all you can eat seafood buffet • the outlets and restaurants at Broadway on the Beach • narrated tour of the Biltmore Estate, America’s largest home • shops and dinner in Gatlinburg.  Baggage handling for one suitcase (per-person) at all lodging.  Note: Taxes are included on all included features.


Note:  All times and inclusions are subject to change due to weather, crowds, traffic, etc.


Price per-person:

Double: $2,210.00                 Triple: $2,170.00        Quad: $2,150.00        Single: $3,050.00



Thursday, March 10 – Monday, March 21


Thursday, March 10

Mr. Driver, point this bus south!  Various departure points in Wisconsin and Minnesota get us started this morning.  We’ll have lunch in Madison, take a break just across the Illinois River and arrive at our accommodations in Champaign.  Enjoy the Drury’s “Kick Back” this evening with complimentary hot and cold food and cocktails.


Friday, March 11

Bags out and breakfast included!  Your tour manager is sure to play your favorite country song, after all, we’re headed to Nashville today.  Lunch (on your own), a brief highlights tour, a little shopping and perhaps a cold one at Tootsie’s Orchard Lounge precedes our hotel check-in and Friday night at the Grand Old Opry!


Saturday, March 12

Bags out and breakfast included!  It’s a good thing we’re not promoting the consumption of Tennessee whisky ‘cause there’s no free samples at Jack Daniels…but their story and history in Lynchburg are worth a bit of our time this morning.  Lunch is on your own.  Well, there were no highs in Lynchburg, but we’ll get ours as we climb the hills of southeastern Tennessee to our overnight in Chattanooga.


Sunday, March 13

Bags out and breakfast included!  We all know Atlanta is the home of our Milwaukee Braves, but there’s more and our day includes it all; CNN Studios, the World of Coca Cola, Martin Luther King’s tomb, President Carter’s Library and the Confederate Memorial Carving at Stone Mountain.  You’ll need the Drury Inn’s “Kick Back” and a good night’s rest after all that.


Monday, March 14

Bags out and breakfast included!  Sherman marched, we’ll ride!  First, to Macon then on to historic Savannah.  Our local guide boards our coach for our tour including many of the historic squares of Savannah.  Dinner and shopping on River Street round out the afternoon – but not the evening.  We’ve included the haunted Savannah trolley tour to help you get to sleep.


Tuesday, March 15

Bags out and breakfast included.  “Nothin’ could be finer than to be in Carolina in the mornin’”.  We know you’ll agree as Miss Magnolia joins us in Charleston for our historical tour of this southern gem.  Lunch and shopping in the markets precedes our cruise departure from Patriots Point to Ft. Sumter – where the Civil War began.  Dinner is included at our accommodations.


Wednesday, March 16

Bags out and breakfast included.  A walk thru America’s foremost outdoor sculpture garden, Brockgreen Garden, works up an appetite for our included lunch.  Then, it’s on to our ocean- front accommodations in Myrtle Beach.  Good thing our lunch was light as we’re dining at Benjamin’s Original Seafood Calabash – it’s a buffet – enjoy! (We’ll make a grocery store stop to stock your fridge this evening).


Thursday, March 17  HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Green eggs and ham – just kidding – just breakfast – no bags out today.  It’s a free day at the beach or join those interested in shopping and lunch (on your own) at Broadway at the Beach, a huge outlet mall full of great eateries.  Calvin Gilmore’s Carolina Opry is included this evening.


Friday, March 18

Back to bags out and breakfast included.  Today’s drive is just a drive – breaks and lunch, all at a leisurely pace – brings us to our lodging at Homewood Suites.  Dinner is included, too!


Saturday, March 19

Bags out and breakfast included.  I hear the Biltmore needs house cleaners, our bus full should do all 250 rooms in a morning’s time – it’s just the tour – shops and lunch on your own!  We’ll continue thru the Smokies to Gatlinburg and our accommodations (suites – fireplaces/balconies and whirlpool tubs for all) in downtown Gatlinburg.  Try Calhouns for ribs or trout for dinner (on your own).


Sunday, March 20

Bags out and breakfast included.  I hate to say it but spring begins to fade as we head north today.  We’ll break in Colonel Sander’s country, Corbin, Kentucky, then, lunch just north of Louisville.  Our flagship hotel, the Hyatt in Deerfield awaits our arrival.  Cocktails and dinner conclude our last night on the tour.


Monday, March 21

Bags and breakfast included…let’s go home!