Music Themed Holidays
Full of Southern Charm & Hospitality
ravelling Time is a family owned business and we believe that value and service is what sets us apart from other companies. We know the American Deep South, its music and its people and will always suggest the holiday that’s right for you, not a “package” that someone in a call centre wants to sell to you. Our staff are music lovers who have travelled all over America and will use their local knowledge to make sure that you don’t miss a thing. Because we work closely with State Tourist Boards we can offer unique and exclusive visits to places that other companies don’t even know about, together with concerts by some of the best local musicians you will ever hear! When you travel with us you will always have time to enjoy the fantastic places that you visit and you will have tickets and passes to all of the “must see” shows and attractions in the area. Let’s face it, there’s not much point visiting Nashville on a night with no Opry show and can an online booking site tell you when the best musicians are playing at Jerry Lee’s on Beale Street? We never forget that this is YOUR holiday and it’s our job to make it the best we can for you, that’s why so many of our guests come back to us Time after Travelling Time!
Arrive as a guest - leave as a friend!
or ten years we have provided the best value Music Themed Holidays to the USA from the UK and we are delighted to present our latest Escorted Tours to you. We have created these itineraries in response to a huge demand from people who want to experience the Music and Culture of the Deep South but who either don’t want to drive, or don’t feel comfortable trying to arrange their own itinerary. Many people feel that an Escorted Tour may not be for them but let us assure you, our Travelling Time Holidays are for everyone. Young, young at heart, singles, couples and groups all join with us to make these holidays the best ever. We’ve all seen tours with hectic schedules that don’t give you time to relax or explore and some that don’t even include meals, we’re different. Our coaches are simply the best way to take you from one exciting destination to another and the journeys are kept as short as possible because each day should begin when you step off the coach, not when you step onto it! You will never feel rushed as we take every day at a relaxed and easy pace but still make sure that you see and hear all of the wonderful sights and sounds of the Deep South. Breakfast is included each day and we also arrange lots of lunches and dinners along the way during group activities, a great way to get to know each other and make new friends. We always make sure that you have free time to explore further or just relax, it’s your holiday so you get to choose. If you want some help or advice during the tour just ask, your Travelling Time escorts and our friendly Drivers are there to help you have the best time ever. Our tours are well known for being friendly and informal and we only have one rule : ENJOY YOURSELF! Our pricing is very simple, we offer our tours at a fixed price with NO “hidden extras”. If you see something in one of our itineraries it will be included in the price, simple and fair as it should be. We hope you will enjoy looking through our brochure and please check our itineraries carefully if you compare them to others that look similar. For instance - we do not class a whole day spent travelling on a plane as one of your vacation days. We just include as much as possible in our fixed holiday prices and, we’re sure you’ll agree, we give you the very best value for money escorted tours available from the UK.
14 Nights* Including Cruise
ur fabulous GALA Tour, the escorted trip that has it all! Music, history, wonderful white sandy beaches, fantastic cities to explore and even a cruise to Mexico if you want it! This tour is taken at an easy pace, giving you lots of time to enjoy everything that we include in an incredible itinerary, and that’s a lot! We will visit some of Alabama’s most iconic locations before arriving in New Orleans for three fantastic days of music and fun. If you can tear yourself away from “The Big Easy” you can either fly home or join us on a fabulous cruise to Mexico, it’s your holiday and it’s your choice!
In Brief 10 or 14^ Nights (Plus 1 in flight) 10 Nights in 3/4* Hotels Daily Breakfasts 4 Group Lunches 4 Group Dinners Hank Williams’ Museum & Memorial Historic Montgomery Music and dancing in the world famous Pink Pony Pub Visit the Flora-Bama, America’s last great roadhouse
Battleship Park with the USS ALABAMA Explore Mobile, Home of the oldest Mardi Gras in America Discover New Orleans with your “Power Pass” giving you admission to almost 30 of the Big Easy’s finest attractions 4 Nights on board ship^ Breakfast, lunch, dinner and entertainment is included each day onboard ship.
Coach travel throughout Travelling Time escorts
*Including Cruise DAY 1
Travel from the UK to Atlanta Georgia. We will
Montgomery to Gulf Shores (Approx 3 hours) This morning we are heading for the beautiful white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores Alabama. After checking into your beach front hotel you will have free time to enjoy the beach and local area.
meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Enjoy a relaxing evening and meet your fellow travellers.
DAY 2 Atlanta to Montgomery (Approx 2.5 hours) After breakfast we will start our journey and set out for Montgomery Alabama. We will enjoy a lunch together before visiting the Hank Williams Museum and Memorial. After checking in to your hotel and a chance to freshen up we will dine together in Downtown Montgomery.
DAY 4 After exploring this beautiful Gulf Coast resort at your leisure, join us for dinner and dancing at the world famous Flora-Bama Bar. America’s “Last Great Roadhouse” sits astride the FloridaAlabama state line and is a Gulf Coast landmark with it’s fabulous honky-tonk, oyster and beach bars.
DAY 5 Dip your toes in the water and relax or maybe visit one of the many attractions that Gulf Shores has to offer. Gulf State Park, Boat Tours, or even Waterville USA...the list is endless, enjoy!
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Gulf Shores to Mobile (Approx 1 hour) After a leisurely breakfast and check out we will make the short journey to Mobile Alabama, home of Battleship Park and the USS ALABAMA. We will visit America’s most decorated WW2 Battleship before lunch and enjoy a couple of hours in downtown Mobile before checking in to our hotel. This evening the group will go out for dinner and live music at one of the areas best known music venues.
DAY 7 Explore and enjoy everything that Mobile Alabama has to offer. Take a trip to Dauphin Street or visit the Mobile Carnival Museum to discover the story of America’s oldest Mardi Gras.
DAY 8 Mobile to New Orleans (Approx 2 hours) After checking in to your New Orleans Hotel you will receive your “Mighty Power Pass” which will give you admission to many of New Orleans’ Attractions...
Power Pass Attractions - 1850 House (Louisiana State Museum) - Adventures in New Orleans City Tour By Bus - Audubon Insectarium and Butterfly Garden - Audubon Park Golf Course - Audubon Zoo - Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World - Cabildo (The Louisiana State Museum) - Cajun Pride Swamp Tour by Boat - Confederate Memorial Hall Museum
- Cooking Demonstration Class
Explore fabulous New Orleans at your own pace.
- Entergy IMAX Theatre
- Longue Vue House and Gardens
Join us this evening for dinner and a party night in New Orleans.
- Louisiana Childrens Museum
DAY 11** After breakfast we transfer to the Port of New Orleans and board the ship for a relaxing Gulf of Mexico Cruise.
- Musée Conti Historical Wax Museum - National World War II Museum New Orleans - New Orleans Aquarium - New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) - New Orleans Walking Tour - French Quarter Phantoms or Magic Tours
- Oak Alley Plantation Louisiana
Fun Day at Sea
- Old US Mint (The Louisiana State Museum)
- Paddlewheeler Creole Queen
Enjoy a day in Cozumel Mexico
- Presbytere (The Louisiana State Museum)
- San Francisco Plantation House
Fun Day at Sea
DAY 15 Return to New Orleans - Tour Ends Transfer to New Orleans Airport for your return flight to the UK ** Tour Only Clients will be transfered to the airport for their return journey to the UK on DAY 11. Please note a tour extension is available in New Orleans.
- The Historic New Orleans Collection - Ultimate Swamp Adventures (Swamp Tour by Boat)
MAY, SEPT & OCT 12 Nights
ur signature tour will give you a taste of the South as it really is. Discover all the different types of music born here and meet the people who created it and raised it. Visit some of American music’s most iconic locations as we travel through four US States following an itinerary that simply cannot be beaten. Enjoy unique and exclusive concerts and visits as we take you where other tours don’t go, and remember, our friends down South are a fun loving bunch, so watch out for surprises along the way!
In Brief 12 Nights in 3/4* Hotels (Plus 1 in Flight) Daily Breakfasts 6 Group Lunches 6 Group Dinners RCA Studio B Country Music Hall of Fame Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour Visit Lynchburg Grand Ole Opry Show Backstage Tour of The Opry Fontanel Mansion Nashville Palace John A’s Roadhouse
Visit Franklin Kentucky Old Friends & Mennonite Tours Ghost hunting in the Old Stone Jail FAME Studios Cypress Moon Tour & Concert Helen Keller House Rattlesnake Saloon Alabama Music Hall of Fame Elvis Birthplace & Chapel Graceland Mansion & Museums Lisa Marie & Hound Dog 2 Stax & Rock & Soul Museums Sun Studio …and more
DAY 1 Upon arrival in Nashville you will transfer to the Clarion Hotel Downtown to meet up with your travel companions.
DAY 2 Today we will visit Music Row and RCA Studio B, followed by a tour of The Country Music Hall of Fame. You will have free time for lunch on Broadway before returning to the hotel to freshen up for dinner and an evening of music and dancing at the Nashville Palace.
Enjoy a tour of the famous Jack Daniel’s Distillery followed by a group lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s. Take some time to explore Historic Lynchburg before returning to Nashville. This evening we will travel to Music Valley for an evening at John A’s Roadhouse.
DAY 4 Explore Nashville at your own pace then meet us in the Over Under Bar at the hotel for an early dinner before travelling to The Grand Ole Opry for a live show and backstage tour.
Nashville - Lynchburg (Approx 1.5 hours)
After breakfast enjoy a couple of hours shopping American Style before visiting Fontanel Mansion, the former home of Barbara Mandrell. The Mansion Tour is followed by a group lunch at Cafe Fontanella and a moonshine tasting tour. Evening - Free Time
DAY 6 Free Time in Nashville
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Nashville - Franklin KY (Approx 45min) Experience small town America at its best! We will meet our local guide at Sanford Duncan Inn, before heading into town for a visit to the Old Stone Jail and exclusive access to the Methodist Church where Johnny Cash and June Carter were married in 1968. After lunch together we pay a short visit to the local Mennonite community before saying hello to “Old Friends” at Kentucky Downs. Our Franklin visit ends with dinner and live music at the fabulous Brickyard Cafe.
DAY 8 Franklin - Muscle Shoals (Approx 3 hours) Our two day visit to “The Shoals” begins in Spring Park, with lunch at the Claunch Cafe accompanied by the park’s Water & Light Show. After lunch we stop for photos at 3614 Jackson Highway, the original Muscle Shoals Studio, before taking a guided tour of Cypress Moon Studios. This evening we will have a group dinner at George’s before returning to Cypress Moon for an evening concert at the Studio on the banks of the beautiful Tennessee River.
DAY 9 Our day begins with a tour of FAME Studios followed by a fun packed trip to The Alabama Music Hall of Fame. After free time for lunch we will visit the home of Helen Keller. This evening you will enjoy a great night at The Rattesnake Saloon for dinner, drinks and live music.
After freshening up at our Memphis Hotel we will head to The King’s Palace for dinner, drinks and live music. The rest of the evening is free for you to soak up the atmosphere of Beale Street.
DAY 12 After breakfast we will make our way to Sun Studio to hear all about Sam Phillips, “The Million Dollar Quartet“ and much, much more! The rest ot the day and evening is yours to enjoy as you wish.
DAY 13 Transfer to Memphis Airport for return flight to the UK.
DAY 10 Muscle Shoals - Tupelo (Approx 1.5 hrs) Today we will visit the Birthplace of the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. Enjoy lunch in Downtown Tupelo and pop in to Tupelo Hardware, where Elvis bought his first guitar. This evening we will have a group dinner at The South Restaurant.
DAY 11 Tupelo - Memphis (Approx 1.5 hrs) Our day begins with a visit to Graceland Mansion, the family home of Elvis until his death in 1977. You will have plenty of time to visit the many museums and of course board the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog 2 planes after lunch at the Chrome Grill.
Suggestions for Free time in Memphis Stax Museum of American Soul and Rock & Soul Museum (Admissions included) Peabody Ducks Memphis Pyramid
Mountains Moonshine & Music City
fabulous trip from the Smoky Mountains to Nashville Tennessee. Enjoy visits to Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Renfro Valley and Franklin KY before arriving in America’s most musical city, Nashville. It’s music and fun all the way with a drop of “White Lightning” thrown in! This a friendly, easy going trip with no long coach journeys, giving you lots of time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Tennessee and Kentucky. Everything in our itineraries is included in the price to help you plan your holiday budget, so give us a call and find out just how much you get.
In Brief Return flights from the UK 9 Nights in 3/4* Hotels (Plus 1 In flight) Coach travel throughout Travelling Time Escorts 1 Night Atlanta Georgia 3 Nights Sevierville Tennessee 2 Nights Kentucky 3 Nights Nashville Tennessee Daily Breakfasts 2 Lunches 2 Dinners
Visit Chattanooga Choo Choo Smoky Mountain Opry Show Dollywood Admission Visit Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Mountains & Moonshine Tour Renfro Valley Bandstand Oldies Show Old Friends at Kentucky Downs Dueling Grounds Distillery Ryman Auditorium Country Music Hall of Fame RCA Studio B Johnny Cash Museum
Mountains Moonshine & Music City DAY 1
Upon Arrival at Atlanta Airport you will transfer to your hotel and meet your travel companions.
Today we will visit Dollywood, the area’s number one attraction nestled in the foot hills of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This evening is free for you to explore further.
DAY 2 Atlanta - Chattanooga (Approx 2 hrs) Our journey begins after breakfast when we travel to Chattannoga for lunch (on your own) and a visit to the Famous “Choo Choo” before continuing on to Sevierville Tennesssee - Dolly Parton’s home town. After checking in to your hotel you are free to explore the local Area.
DAY 4 Today we will take you on a Mountain and Moonshine Tour through the Smokies. Later we will visit neighbouring Gatlinburg...why not take a trip up to Ober Gatlinburg to see captive Black Bears and other native creatures. This evening will be spent enjoying a live performance at the Smoky Mountain Opry.
DAY 5 Sevierville - Renfro Valley (Approx 2hrs) We bid farewell to the Smoky Mountains and travel to Renfro Valley, Kentucky’s Premier Country Music Venue for almost 80 years. We will enjoy lunch, dinner and a Bandstand Golden Oldies Show while we are there.
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Renfro Valley - Franklin KY (Approx 2.5hrs) Today travel to Franklin Kentucky to enjoy a taste of Small Town USA. We will visit The Sanford Duncan Inn at the Dueling Grounds before a group lunch and a exclusive visit to the church where Johnny Cash and June Carter were married in 1968. This afternoon we will meet some “Old Friends” at Kentucky Downs and our day will be completed with dinner and live music at the wonderful Brickyard Cafe in downtown Franklin.
Mountains Moonshine & Music City DAY 7 Franklin - Nashville (Approx 45 mins) After enjoying a short American style shopping trip in Franklin we make the short journey to Nashville and check in to The Clarion Hotel Downtown, after which you will be free to start exploring â€œMusic Cityâ€? We have included several attraction passes in your tour price - so you can enjoy these at your leisure.
DAY 8 Free time in Nashville Tennessee
DAY 9 Free time in Nashville Tennessee
Day 10 Transfer to Nashville Airport for your return flight to the UK
DAY 11 Arrive UK Nashville Suggestions: General Jackson Grand Ole Opry Show George Jones Museum Printers Alley Music Valley for Gaylord Hotel (Boat Trip)
f you are planning a longer vacation in the United States we can arrange that for you because, at Travelling Time, we cater for your exact holiday requirements. All of our holidays can be extended with city breaks and extra nights at the beginning and end of our tours being very popular. Our clients have travelled on to Las Vegas, Orlando, California and even Canada, anything is possible with Travelling Time. We have a tour extension which fits perfectly between Southern Style (May) and Mountains Moonshine & Music City (June), it is The Country Music Association Festival in Nashville. We have been supplying ticket inclusive packages for the CMA Festival for many years, and for music fans it is a dream holiday on its own but combined with a tourâ€Ś
CMA Music Festival Sitting between Southern Style (May) and Mountains Moonshine & Music City (June) The CMA Festival is a perfect addition to both tours. Our Add On price includes a 4 day Festival Pass which gives you admission to Music City Center and Headline Concerts each night at Nissan Stadium.
Cities & Extensions Every Travelling Time holiday can be extended - you can add extra nights to the beginning or the end of your tour, or feel free to ask about adding a city break or even another destination to your Itinerary. Our friendly staff are available to help you plan your perfect holiday.
FLORIDA WINTER SUN
hristmas is a wonderful time of year but it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. All of the extra work that goes into the preparations at home can take some of the joy away from this magical season and leave us wishing it was all over. Here at Travelling Time we have been working hard to bring the fun back to Christmas. If you’re fed up watching the same old movies on TV and clearing up after guests, why not join us on our Winter Sun tour of Florida and let someone else wash the dishes! Planned for the Christmas season in 2016, we have created an easy going and relaxed tour of the Sunshine State. The tour will start and end in Orlando and visit some of Florida’s most iconic locations. The Space Coast and Gold Coast in the east with visits to Cape Canaveral, St Augustine and South Beach Miami then across “Alligator Alley” to the beautiful Mexican Gulf Coast. As we travel north
Departing December 2016
SUNSHINE! you will have the chance to visit Naples, Siesta Key, Sarasota and the delightful Clearwater/St Pete’s area. When we arrive back in Orlando we will, of course, make sure that you have time to meet “The Mouse” and try out all of the thrill rides, if you dare! While Florida doesn't have the snow that we associate with Christmas the decorations, both public and on private homes, will take your breath away. We always think that Floridians make an extra special effort to enter into the spirit of Christmas, the sight of a giant Santa Claus sleigh riding across three neighbouring homes will stay with you always. Join us for a different type of holiday, leave the turkey in the freezer, the walnuts on the sideboard and enjoy your Christmas with us. We’ll take care of you all the way and make sure that your new Christmas memories last a lifetime.
ravelling Time is a member of the Travel Trust Association and all of our holidays are 100% Financially Protected and ATOL bonded. We take pride in providing great value, quality holidays and travel products. Our extensive range of North American Music Themed Holidays, including the Exclusive Music Tours found here, are designed with you in mind. Our friendly staff are trained to create bespoke holidays, rather than simply sell ready-made packages. Our customers love this approach as they appreciate being in control of every aspect of their holiday, without the hassle and time constraints of researching and booking it themselves. We understand that many holiday makers like to browse the Internet for information but, in our experience, they still like help and advice from a personal travel advisor before booking. Our client base grows day by day because we can offer the best value with the security of knowing that expert knowledge and advice is only a phone call away. Donâ€™t forget, we are a family business NOT an online travel company with a huge call centre. The personal touch is really important to us and, when you book with Travelling Time, you will be given a direct telephone number and always be able to speak to the same person who helped you book your holiday should you need any further help or advice. That is why people come back to us -Time after Travelling Time!
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