Nashville

Nashville comes alive with Travac Tours. In fact, there are few places where music is more alive than in Nashville. Everywhere you go people are either talking about or playing music. Surprisingly, every form of music including blues, country, contemporary and rock all owe a great deal of their soul and heritage to Nashville. To insure that your experience is memorable, our Nashville tour will meander through the clubs and attractions that have become so iconic in the music industry. You’ll enjoy the Grand Old Opry as well as the Country Music Hall of Fame. You’ll have dinner at the Wildhorse Saloon and cruise aboard the General Jackson Riverboat. An experienced local guide will take you through Nashville and its surroundings to broaden your experience of this fabulous city

So join us as we travel to Tennessee for a musical extravaganza that is sure to become a treasure trove of fond memories.

Your Nashville and Memphis experience includes transportation by private chartered coach, 6 nights’ accommodation. We also include breakfast every day, two dinners and a luncheon cruise to complete the package.

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning  you will depart Westgate Shopping Centre on our journey as we make our way from Ottawa to Perrysburg, Ohio for our overnight stop. Hotel: Hampton Inn or similar.


Day 2

After breakfast we continue on to Nashville. Expect to arrive in the late afternoon. Your hotel for your stay in Nashville is the Drury Inn in Franklin. Dinner is included this evening.


Day 3

You will start your day with a tour of Nashville conducted by an experienced local guide. The tour will take in many of the cultural attractions that have made Nashville so famous, including driving past some of the homes of the stars. Your tour will also include a backstage tour of the newly renovated Grand Ole Opry House. Your evening will be free.


Day 4

No visit to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame. After breakfast you will be transferred to the Country Music Hall of Fame to experience the legends that have developed country music into its current art form. Your tour will include both the Celebrity Audio Tour and the guided tour of historic RCA Studio B. The Celebrity Audio Tour brings history to life with a guided audio tour by artists such as Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels and Bill Cody. The guided historic RCA Studio B tour brings you into one of the

world’s most important recording studios. More than 35,000 songs were brought to life here, including more than 1,000 top ten American hits, and over 150 Elvis Presley recordings.

 

Tonight you will have dinner at the Backstage Grill before a performance of the Grand Ole Opry. Your tickets for this performance are “tier one” tickets.


Day 5

This morning you will have a bit of time to relax and enjoy the surroundings of your hotel.You will then be off for a luncheon cruise aboard the “General Jackson.” The General Jackson is a world class showboat that offers delicious meals and great entertainment while cruising the Cumberland River in Nashville.

 

Immediately following your river boat experience, you will have a chance to do a bit of shopping.

 

Your dinner this evening will be at the “Wildhorse Saloon.” The Wildhorse offers great entertainment, a chance to dance and of course excellent dining. Dinner is included.


Day 6

This morning we will retrace our journey back to Ottawa, staying in Dearborn, Michigan.


Day 7

Leaving Dearborn, we will make our way back to Ottawa. Expect to arrive in the early evening.


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Hotel Information


Comfort Inn at Greenfield Village

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Hotel Address
20061 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, Michigan,
48124
(313) 436-9600


Drury Plaza Hotel, Franklin

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Hotel Address
1874 West McEwen Drive
Franklin, TN,
37067
(615) 771-6778


Hampton Inn, Perrysburg

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Hotel Address
9753 Clark Road
Rossford, OH,
43460
(419) 662- 8800



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New York City- Girls Just Want To Have Fun, New York Edition

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

Be at Westgate Mall by 6:00 am at the latest.  Mauri will check your ID and give you luggage tags.  At 6:30 am the bus will depart Westgate Shopping Centre.  A lunch stop will be made en route.  At approximately 4:00 pm you will arrive at the Hilton New York- 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY.  Phone: (212) 586-7000.  We will meet in the front lobby 30 minutes after our arrival for a walking tour to Times Square.  Dinner is planned for this evening (additional cost and signup in advance required) at Rino Trattoria.


Day 2

At 8:30am you depart your hotel for the city tour of New York. Your New York step on guide will provide you with a general orientation of this great city. The tour will take you to many parts of Manhattan, including: Harlem, Chinatown, Soho, Little Italy, the Garment District, Greenwich Village and the Empire State Building.  Stops will allow you to view Central Park and Ground Zero. We will also make our way to the Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Lincoln Center. At 12:30pm the tour will finish at the hotel. Your afternoon from this point onwards will be free. We suggest a visit to one of Manhattan’s great museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Founded in 1870, the museum now comprises of over 236 galleries with over a million artifacts.


Day 3

This is a free day in New York to explore on your own. 

Some suggestions are shopping on Canal Street or 5th Ave, viewing the city from the top of the Empire State Building, lunch in Little Italy, visiting the World Trade Centre Memorial Site or taking a horse and buggy ride in Central Park.  Take advantage of 1/2 price theatre tickets at Times Square for a matinee show.

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7:30 am (must have good shoes):  This morning join Mauri for an active walk in Central Park.  Time will be given back at the hotel to freshen up, then we are also off to Chinatown.  Time for shopping, then lunch in Little Italy (at your own cost).  We will also walk the Brooklyn Bridge, weather permitting.


Day 4

10:00 am the bus will depart the Hilton New York, driving one hour to Premium Outlet Shopping in Tannersville, PA.  Please ensure that you have paid for all incidental charges with the hotel before boarding the bus.  There will be plenty of free time to shop and have lunch.  Depart shopping at 2:00 pm.  En route we will stop for dinner and at the Duty Free store.  At approximately 10:30 pm, the bus will arrive at Westgate Shopping Centre.

 

Itenerary Subject to Change.


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Hotel Information


Hilton New York

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Hotel Address
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
10019
(212) 586-7000



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Agawa Canyon, Mackinac Island and Frankenmuth

Agawa Train

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1

This morning you will depart for Sault Ste. Marie.  Along the way we will make a stop in Sudbury for a chance to view the Big Nickel.  You will arrive in Sault Ste. Marie in time for dinner.  There are several options for dinner close to the hotel.  Hotel:  Watertown Inn and Suites.


Day 2

This morning you will depart your hotel for the Algoma Central Railway Terminal and your trip to the Agawa Canyon.  Your lunch is included aboard the train.  Your trip will take you 114 miles north into the forests and hill of the Canadian Shield.  Upon reaching the observation point you will have a chance to get off the train and enjoy the spectacular views.  The train will have you back to Sault Ste. Marie in time for dinner.  Hotel:  Watertown Inn and Suites.


Day 3

Following breakfast, you will depart for Michigan.  Shortly after crossing the border you’ll board the ferry and head to Mackinac Island.  Mackinac Island is world famous both as a historical site and as a movie location.  There are no cars allowed on Mackinac Island, but the options on the island are limitless.  You can rent a bicycle built for two or take a carriage ride to discover the island’s secrets.  You can also visit its iconic landmark, the Grand Hotel, for afternoon tea.  You depart Mackinac in time for dinner.  Hotel:  Holiday Inn.


Day 4

After breakfast, you will make your way to Frankenmuth.  Your scenic drive to Frankenmuth will take you by many of the lighthouses that dot the horizon on Lake Huron.  You will have a chance to visit the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, Michigan before arriving in Frankenmuth, the most visited spot in Michigan.  It is famous for its Bavarian architecture and its large Christmas store.  Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland is the size of 5 1/2 football fields with a Christmas inventory to match.  You will tour Frankenmuth.  After the tour you will have free time to shop and enjoy this festive village.  Frankenmuth Hotel:  Bavarian Inn Lodge.


Day 5

After breakfast, you will begin your journey back to Ottawa.  Expect to arrive in Ottawa in time for dinner.

Itinerary subject to change.

While we at Travac do not stress a tipping policy, any gratuities provided to your Travac Tours host, driver, and local guides are greatly appreciated.

Duty Free:

Allowance for Duty Free coming back into Canada is $800 CAD per person.  This allowance includes your Duty Free purchases.  Persons must be 19 years or older to purchase alcohol.

Please note that you are required to have a valid Canadian passport with you.  Non-Canadians may require a visa to enter the U.S.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have such a document if required.  Any other nationality other than Canadian persons must identify themselves to the booking agent for verification of documents required.

 


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Hotel Information


Hotels:

Sep 24-26

Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites Sault Ste Marie

360 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4Z7

 

Sep 26

Holiday Inn Express Mackinaw City

364 Louvigny Drive, Mackinaw City, MI 4970

 

Sep 27

Bavarian Inn Lodge Frankenmuth

1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734


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