Country Music Highway

Country Music Highway

Hit the Country Music Highway with Yankee Trails, Judy Kindlon, new friends and old and explore Branson, Memphis & Nashville and more!

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Hit the Country Music Highway with Yankee Trails, Judy Kindlon, new friends and old and explore Branson, Memphis & Nashville and more!

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$2,399 per person/Double

$2,899pp/Single - Call for Triple/Quad Rates

 

It is a place of old-fashioned hospitality and excitement the whole family can enjoy.  Hit the highway and you can feel comfortable and confident in the content of the area shows and attractions.  You'll see talented families, country music legends, hilarious comedians and contemporary superstars performing side by side. This tour is part of our Judy’s Journey’s series with our Tour Escort, Judy Kindlon.  Judy’s enthusiasm for travel and her warm and welcoming smile are sure to make this a trip to remember!

 

Early Bird Discount:  Book & Pay in Full by February 25, 2017 and receive $80 off per person!

 

Free Hotel Pre-Stay: If you live 50 miles or more from our headquarters in Rensselear, we’ll pay for your hotel stay the night before departure.  Call for details!

 

Departure Info:

*Kingston Plaza, Kingston - 5:30am
**Glens Falls, Aviation Mall - 5:45am
**Saratoga, Wilton Mall - 6:00am
*Wal-Mart, Catskill Commons - 6:00am
Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 6:30am
Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 7:00am
**Amsterdam, Exit 27 Park & Ride - 8:00am

*Please add $15 per person for shuttle service when departing from these departure points.
**Please be advised that these are drop off /pick up zones ONLY. Parking is not permitted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however we must adhere to the policies set forth by the Aviation and Wilton Mall.

Thursday, May 11:

We'll hop on the coach this morning and begin our journey to the west in search of the greatest entertainment and sights this Branson, MO has to offer! We'll follow the scenic byways to Akron, Ohio and our accommodations for this evening at the Quality Inn Akron, Ohio (330) 664-7126. Upon our arrival, you will have time to relax and freshen up. Dinner will be included tonight at the Spaghetti Warehouse. They hand-roll 10,000 meatballs everyday for their World Famous Spaghetti & Meatballs. Their delicious Warehouse tomato sauce is simmered for hours. And our signature Spaghetti Warehouse flavor comes from a special tomato sauce blend. After dinner, we will go back to the hotel.

Friday, May 12:

A full breakfast is included at the hotel this morning as we depart for Nashville, TN! Accommodations for the next two nights are at the Club Hotel in Nashville, TN, (615) 883-0500. sleek furnishings feature microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers, plus cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Suites add separate bedrooms, as well as wet bars. Freebies include breakfast, evening cocktails and an airport shuttle. There's an outdoor pool (seasonal), an indoor hot tub, an exercise room and a BBQ area. Relax for a bit before we depart for the Nashville Nightlife Theatre where dinner will be included tonight. After dinner, we will return to the hotel.

Saturday, May 13:

A full breakfast is included at the hotel before our departure this morning. We will have a guided City Sightseeing tour which includes admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame. We will return to the hotel to freshen up before we depart for dinner at the Opry Backstage Grill. After dinner, you will have reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, the world's longest running live radio program! Never knowing which artist might make a surprise appearance, it's where country rocks, bluegrass rules, and western swings. We will return to the hotel after the show.

Sunday, May 14:

After breakfast, we will hit the music highway as depart for Memphis! Our accommodations tonight are at the Crowne Plaza in Memphis (901)525-1800. Discover modern rooms with free Wi-Fi and an accessible location near Beale Street with complimentary shuttle service at this convenient Memphis, TN hotel. We will take a trip to Graceland on the Platinum Tour! Take an unforgettable journey through the most famous rock 'n' roll residence in the world: Graceland. Memphis, TN was the rock-and-roll legend's home for more than 20 years and at Graceland you can explore the personal side of Elvis Presley. Learn how his revolutionary style and unique sound changed the face of popular music and culture forever. Connect with fans from your home state or around the world, admire Elvis Presley fan photos - and add your own! Tonight, dinner is included at King's Palace. Walk down Beale Street and you see blues club after blues club. If you want some jazz, drop in to King's Palace Cafe. A dimly lit, cozy little joint offering a full menu of appetizing Southern delicacies, such as the rack of ribs or Cajun specialties. The dining area features plenty of room for hungry patrons, but step off to the side area for a comfortable, relaxed evening of local jazz, usually featuring Memphis Jazz Trio featuring Michaelyn Oby. After dinner, we will return to the hotel.

Monday, May 15:

A full breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. We will board the motorcoach as follow the sound of music to Branson, Missouri, a town known for its top-notch entertainment and down-home hospitality. Upon our arrival we will go to our accommodations as the Hotel Grand Victorian (417) 336-2935. Set 1 block away from shopping at Tanger Outlets and 1 mile from the Theatre District, this laid-back, Victorian-themed hotel is also 1 mile from the Titanic Museum. The simple rooms feature free Wi-Fi and cable TV, as well as coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs and private balconies. Suites add separate sitting areas and 4-poster beds. The hotel is in a convenient location on the strip for easy access to everything in Branson. Dinner is included tonight at Florentina's Ristorante Italiano. Your entrée selections are Eggplant Parm, Chicken Marsala, Spaghetti & meatballs, or Chicken Alfredo, and you will order upon arrival. Your meal is served with house salad, bread, dessert, coffee and tea. After dinner we will see a show at the Starlite Theatre, Raiding the Country Vault Floor. "Raiding the Country Vault," is the newest production in Branson, MO and has tapped top country music industry talent to take audiences on a journey through the greatest hits of Country Music - America's most beloved genre We'll return to the hotel after the show.

Tuesday, May 16:

A continental breakfast is included at the hotel each morning. A step on guide will then join us for a 2 ½ hour sightseeing tour of Branson. Highlights include 76 Music Country Blvd, the Trout Hatchery, Tablerock Dam, Scenic Overlook, College of the Ozarks, Historic Hollister, and downtown Branson. Lunch and shopping will be on your own in downtown Branson before we're off to the The Pierce Arrow Theatre. The Pierce Arrow show is a homegrown production that feels like it was created straight out of Las Vegas. After you see us, it will be hard to imagine laughing any harder or hearing a broader variety of music sung any better than at The Pierce Arrow Theater. Dinner is included tonight at MacFarlain's Restaurant, and your meal choices include Pioneer Pot Roast, Chicken Pot Pie, Meatloaf or Deep Fried Catfish Filet. Tonight we delight in a show at the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre. His extraordinary talent for the violin and love of music entertains your heart and soul. Not only will you experience Shoji's amazing show, but the theatre itself is one sight to see, with the grand décor of the grand theater palaces of the 1930's. Be sure to stop into the $2 million restroom! After the show, we will depart back to the hotel.

Wednesday, May 17:

A continental breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. After breakfast, we'll go to The American Bandstand Theatre to enjoy a performance by the Brett Family. Enjoy country music, contemporary, 50's & 60's, flashbacks, comedy, inspiring patriotic numbers and gospel music. Then you will have time for lunch and shopping will be on your own at the Grand Village Shoppes. Next, we will return to the hotel to relax and freshen up before our dinner cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle. "Showboat Branson Belle" invites you to come aboard for a sensational lake cruise! In addition to excellent entertainment, you'll enjoy a superb three-course meal, prepared fresh right in the ship's galley. The ship itself is delightfully entertaining…it's a majestic and authentic 1880's-style paddle-wheeler, where you can see the ship's captain at work in the pilot-house and its six-foot wooden, vintage captain's wheel. You can also experience close up views of the stunningly beautiful Table Rock Lake, surrounded by the Ozarks' hills, from three upper decks, with a magnificent 360-degree view from the top deck. After our cruise, we will head back to our hotel and your evening is free.

Thursday, May 18:

After our continental breakfast at the hotel we will depart for Clay Cooper's Country Music Express at the Clay Cooper. You're always guaranteed a great time at Clay Cooper Theatre in Branson, Missouri! Clay and his incredible staff go the extra mile to provide a safe, fun, family environment for you, our guests! After the show, we will say goodbye to Branson and hit the country music highway! Lunch will be included at Lambert's Café where people who visit Lambert's Cafe for the first time are invariably amazed at the generous portions served on each order. We will continue on our way after lunch travelling to our accommodations in St. Louis! We will check into our accommodations at the Drury Inn in Collinsville, IL (618)345-770. Tonight dinner will be on your own as you have time to relax and freshen up. Your evening is free tonight.

Friday, May 19:

Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning then we're off to explore Louisville, KY! Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and is named after King Louis XVI of France, making Louisville one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains. Today, the city is known as the home of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken, the University of Louisville and its Louisville Cardinals athletic teams, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, and three of Kentucky's six Fortune 500 companies! Will will visit and explore the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is all about celebrating the extraordinary role of Louisville Slugger in baseball's past, present and future. We're here to delight our guests and create joyful, lifetime memories. Baseball connects generations, we see it here every day. Since the sport is such a big part of American history and culture, even visitors who don't consider themselves big fans find something here that resonates with them. Maybe it's the fun stories and fascinating machinery in the factory, or the hands on exhibits, or one of our special exhibitions that broaden the interpretation of baseball. And, really, who doesn't love a free mini-bat? Then we will check into our accommodations at the Galt House (502-589-5200). Connected to the KFC Yum! Center, this elegant hotel with views of the Ohio River is also a 5-minute walk from the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. The refined rooms and suites feature flat-screen HDTVs, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living spaces and wet bars with minifridges. Amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a salon and spa, 6 restaurants and lounges, boutiques and free area shuttle service. There's also a rooftop exercise room (surcharge), 53 meeting rooms, 2 ballrooms and paid on-site parking.After ourtour we will head back to the hotel to freshen up before our dinner on the River Belle Cruise. The Starlight Dinner Buffet Cruise features an assortment of delectable entrees to satisfy any appetite. After our cruise we will go back to the hotel.

Saturday, May 20:

After our breakfast this morning we will depart for Cleveland, Ohio! A lunch stop will be made along the way. We will check into our accommodations at the Drury Inn (216) 357 - 3100 in Cleveland. The 189-room hotel sits downtown and boasts more than 3,900 square feet of meeting space. The two-story lobby features two fully restored murals painted by Cora Holden in 1931. Drury Hotels began the restoration and preservation of the building in 2014, which is within walking distance of FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland Browns), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cleveland Indians' Progressive Field and the Quicken Loans Arena. Once we freshen up, we will head to A Christmas Story House! A Christmas Story House, now restored to its movie splendor, is open year round to the public for tours. Directly across the street from the house is the official A Christmas Story House Museum, which features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos. Among the props and costumes are the toys from the Higbee's window, Randy's snowsuit, the chalkboard from Miss Shields' classroom and the family car. After reliving A Christmas Story at Ralphie's house don't forget to visit the museum gift shop for your own Major Award Leg Lamp and other great movie memorabilia. Tonight dinner will be on your own.

Sunday, May 21

Breakfast will included this morning before we begin our journey home. During our ride we will have many fond memories to recall, stories to share, and country tunes to hum. With rest and meal stops en route, our approximate arrival in the Capital District will be 9pm.

Tour Includes:

· Round-Trip Motor Coach Transportation

· Hotel Accommodations

· Baggage Handling & Taxes

· Tour guide/City Sightseeing Tour in Nashville

· Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre

· Admission to the Grand Ole Opry

· Guided Tour of Branson

· The Pierce Arrow Show

· The Shoji Tabuchi Show

· The American Bandstand Show

· The Showboat Branson Belle

· Clay Coopers Music Express

· Louisville Slugger

· River Belle Dinner Cruise

· Christmas Story House

· 10 Breakfasts

· 1 Lunch

· 8 Dinners

2400 Travel Points

 

What are Travel Points?

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Catskill Catskill Commuter Lot - Exit 21 of Thruway
Near Visitors Center on Rte 23B
Glens Falls Glens Falls Aviation Mall
Aviation Rd, Glens Falls, NY 12804
Kingston Kingston Plaza - Physical Therapy Lot
340 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY 12401
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Saratoga Wilton Mall Saratoga Springs Wilton Mall
JC Penney's Lot - 3065 Rt 50, Saratoga Springs, NY
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails World Travel
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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