8 Days To MEMPHIS & NASHVILLE, Tennessee
Sept.13-20, 2009 for $915.00


(Sun) Sept. 13

6:30 AM Leave from Portage SOUTH  Side Parking Lot of Family Dollar   Hwy 16 & 51 South of Kwik Trip and Next to Trecek Automotive (Should be able to leave cars here, will know more later).

7:15AM  Departure Madison  Park ‘N Ride East of  Denny’s  Restaurant on the corner of Broadway St. & Hwy 51 next to Arby’s Restaurant  Off  Hwy  12  & 18   South ( Cars can be left here ) *** We will be stopping several times on the way & some food will be served on coach, including for diabetics. Need to leave TIP.

6:30PM  Eat at West Memphis Shoney’s Buffet  (Tip not included).

8:00 PM Check In Hampton Inn & Suites on Beale St. in Memphis. Phone # 910-260-4000.


(Mon) Sept. 14 

7:30 AM Continental  Breakfast...sausage & biscuits daily & rotates french toast, scrambled eggs, egg patties, sausage & gravy, waffles, yogurt, fruit, danish, muffins, bread, donuts, cold and hot cereal, 4 kinds of juice, 3 kinds of coffee. 

8:30 AM Load Bus - Graceland Platinum Tour, Mansion, Automobile Museum, Custom Jets, Sincerely Elvis Exhibit.

12:00 PM Eat on your own at CHROME GRILLE Cafeteria, or another restaurant of your choice in the area.
Tip the Guide.

1:30 PM Head Back to Beale Street area for Step On Tour Guide for a 3 hour tour of Memphis.  Then back to Motel & Beale St. to check out Beale Street & eat on your own.


(Tue)  Sept. 15

8:00 AM Continental  Breakfast...sausage & biscuits daily & rotates french toast, scrambled eggs, egg patties, sausage & gravy, waffles, yogurt, fruit, danish, muffins, bread, donuts, cold and hot cereal, 4 kinds of juice, 3 kinds of coffee.

9:00 AM All get on the Main Street Vintage Trolley ( with a all day pass ) for a 40 minute ride along the  Mississippi River Front Loop & Down Town Memphis get off at Beale & Main St. Trolley Stop.

11:00 AM Eat at Dyer’s Famous Hamburgers at 205 Beale St. (or any Restaurant of your choice).

12:00 PM Have to walk to 145 Lt. George Lee Ave. Gibson Guitar Factory for a 40 minute Tour of factory. First group of 28 people goes in factory at 12:15, second group goes in at 12:30 PM.

1:15 PM Bus picks us up to go to Mud Island River Park to Ride the Monorail that travels over the Wolf River Harbor, or ride the bus to the Museum and spend 1 hour in Museum.

3:30 PM Take the Guided Tour through Mud Island River Park. Then take the Bus or have the bus drop you at the Trolley to ride back to Beale St. Meet at 162 Beale St.

6:00 PM Enjoy a meal at theKing’s Palace Café while listening to a Band on Stage Show that plays till 9:30.  Leave when you want, then enjoy the evening out on Beale St. or take a Carriage & Horse Ride through town.


(Wed) Sept. 16

7:00 AM Continental  Breakfast...sausage & biscuits daily & rotates french toast, scrambled eggs, egg patties, sausage & gravy, waffles, yogurt, fruit, danish, muffins, bread, donuts, cold and hot cereal, 4 kinds of juice, 3 kinds of coffee.  Pack your bags & bring down to door to Load bags on bus at 8:30 AM then bus will take us down to Peabody Place Entertainment & Retail Center for shopping & the Grand Parade of the Famous Peabody DUCKS.

10:30 AM Be in the Grand Lobby very crowded can see better on second floor, DUCKS come in at 11:00 AM   Load the bus right after this to head to Nashville, TN.... we will find a fast food place to eat on the way.

4:00 PM Check in Fiddlers Inn in Nashville, TN. Phone # 615-885-1440.

5:00 PM Load Bus for NIGHTLIFE THEATER COUNTRY 6:30 PM SHOW & Buffet 5:30 PM. There are lots of shops in this area to go to, plus entertainment near by while you’re staying at this motel.


(Thur) Sept. 17  

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast... Honey Buns, Muffins, Coffee, Tea or eat on own in area. Tip the Guide.

8:00 AM Step On (3 hour) Guided Tour Starts at Motel & 11:00 AM stops at Opryland Mills on your own till 3:00 PM Bus will pick you up at same door you’re dropped off at... The Gibson Guitar Retail Sales Entrance.  Go back to Motel till 4:00 PM then go eat at Shoney’s Restaurant in motel area.

6:00 PM Leave on bus go to Opryland Hotel... to shop & see the dancing waters done to music at the Delta Port Gardens, at 6 & 8 pm only... shops open till 9 pm


(Frid) Sept. 18

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast... Honey buns, muffins, bagels, cream cheese apple & orange juice coffee & tea. 

10:00 AM Load the bus to go up town bus will drop us off at Country Music Hall of Fame for those that want to do the tour on your own, rest can be dropped of at the Ryman Auditorium area then on your own Downtown to see Tootsies, Ryman Auditorium, Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop, Hard Rock Café, Wild Horse Saloon, Hooters, River Front, Printers Alley etc. We will all end up at the Wild Horse Saloon to get on the bus at 7:00 PM or so.  There Are lots of shops in this area to go to, plus we are right at the motel area for the rest of the night.


(Sat) Sept. 19

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast... Honey buns, muffins, bagels, cream cheese apple & orange juice coffee & tea.

11:30 AM GENERAL  JACKSON  SHOW & Buffet  back at 2:30 PM.

3:00 PM Back to motel area - eat on own - back on bus at 5:00 PM.

5:30 PM Roy Acuff Museum   

6:30 PM GRAND OLE OPRY (7:00) SHOW

11:00 PM Ernest Tubb Record Shop for the Midnight Jamboree (if you choose to go).


(Sun) Sept. 20

7:00 AM breakfast at Shoney’s Breakfast Buffet.     

8:00 AM Leave for home.... 7:00 PM Back in Portage, Wisc.