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A Blue Christmas

A Blue Christmas

Join Allied Tour for an Elvis Presley inspired holiday trip that will "knock your socks off."

December 3 - 7, 2018

 

Departure Cities:

 

Omaha: Arrow Stage Lines: 4220 South 52nd ST (Take I-80 to Exit for 60th St. Go to first light. Turn left. Go to 52nd St. Turn right. Go 1 block to Arrow Stage Lines).

 

Lincoln: Holiday Inn Express South * 8801 Amber Hill Court

 

Grand Island: Quality Inn * 7838 US Hwy 281

 

Grand Island: Bosselman's * 3335 West Wood River Road * Parking in the gravel lot next to Motel 6. The bus will pick you up by the restaurants.

 

Council Bluffs:  Best Western * 2216 27TH Ave * I-80, Exit 1B

 

Norfolk: Allied Tour & Travel * 720 East Norfolk Ave

 

Columbus: HyVee * 3010 23RD St * Please park in the southeast corner of the lot.

 

Fremont: Walmart * 3010 E 23RD St Hwy 30 & Exit Hwy 275 * Please park in the southeast corner facing the access road. Put a sign in your car that you are parking there.

 

Sioux City:  New Victorian Inn * 3101 Singing Hills Blvd *

 

 

Allied's Highlights:

  • Our Lady of the Snow "Way of Lights"

  • Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid

  • Sun Studios

  • Elvis Blue Christmas Concert

  • Memphis Rocks City Tour

  • Peabody Ducks

  • Beale Street

  • National Civil Rights Museum

  • Graceland Private Evening Tour

  • Missouri Botanical Gardens

  • Gateway Arch and Museum

  • Aboard our Ultra Coach

  • Includes: 8 Meals: 3 Dinners (D); 1 Light Dinner (LD); 4 Breakfasts (B)

  • Tour Director

 

Rates:

Single: 1599.00 per person

Double: 1369.00 per person

Triple:  1299.00 per person

 

Pay by Check Saving: $35.00 per person

Book by Sept 7, 2018 and save: $40.00 per person

Day 1

Travel Day/Our Lady of Snows Shrine "Way of Lights"

Join Allied Tour and Travel for an Elvis Presley inspired holiday trip that will "knock your socks off." Your tour director will have fun activities as you make your way to St. Louis. Enjoy a light dinner at your Drury Hotel, the 5:30 p.m. Kickback. A special evening awaits when you visit Our Lady of the Snows Shrine "Way of Lights." The thousands of lights on display to depict the life of Christ and is something to behold.

Overnight Fairfield Heights, IL

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Day 2

Bass Pro Shop/Sun Studio/ Elvis Blue Christmas Holiday Show

It's Memphis or Bust! Upon arrival, visit the Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid, a sports outfitter facility as you've never seen before. A huge atrium makes you feel like you're in a Lousiana swamp. Have lunch at the Lookout Restaurant for a birds-eye view of the Mississippi River and downtown Memphis. Next, head over to the birthplace of Rock and Roll - Sun Studio. It's here that in the 1950's, Sam Phillips discovered such monster artists such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. You'll truly step back in time to the giants of Country and Rock music. Then, check into your hotel for a little R & R before and incredible evening ahead. This evening take your seat to enjoy a delicious dinner followed by our featured event, the Elvis Blue Christmas Holiday Show. One of America's best known Elvis tribute artists will perform with a live band, backup singers, and full stage lighting and sound. Here such great hits as "Merry Christmas Baby," "White Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and many other traditional holiday songs performed in the classic Elvis style. Of course, you won't want to miss "Blue Christmas."

Overnight (2) Memphis, TN

B, D

Day 3

Memphis Rocks City Tour/Peabody Duck Procession/Beale Street/National Civil Rights Museum/Graceland Private Evening Event with Memphis BBQ Dinner

What a day you will have today! Start off with no ordinary tour of Memphis; experience Memphis like no one else can compete with Brad and Brandon as your Rockabilly Tour Guides. Brad plays the guitar and Brandon sings as you make your way through Memphis to see the historical places that Elvis lived, visited and even see where he performed for the very first time. Hear about the rich history from the cotton days to Civil Right, all the while being entertained with the music that made Memphis famous. Then, you can't come to Memphis without seeing the duck procession at the Peabody Hotel. A tradition for over 100 years, see the duck master shepherd the ducks from the elevator to the fountain. Is it a hoot and honk!! You'll have some time to explore Beale Street and have lunch on this iconic avenue of the blues, country and rock. This afternoon visit the National Civil Rights Museum; a complex of museums and historic buildings in Memphis that exhibits and traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th Century to the present. See the actual motel room that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. occupied before he was assassinated. After all this sightseeing you'll be ready for a little R & R at your hotel before your gala evening event.

Graceland Private Evening Tour - Tonight is the highlight of your trip when you visit Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. Graceland and its new museums have been closed to the general public and will open exclusively for our group. Visit the mansion with its holiday decorations just as it would have been when Elvis lived there. You'll see traditional lights and decorations including hundreds of blue lights along the driveway; a life-size nativity scene and Santa on his sleigh. The interior is decked out in Christmas decor and includes his traditional red velvet drapes and the Presley family Christmas artifacts just as they were displayed by Elvis. In the new museum complex, enjoy a Memphis BBQ dinner with Elvis on the big screen. You will also have a private evening tour of the Elvis Presley automobile museum where you are surrounded by an awesome collection of hot cars, motorcycles and toys. It will be an evening of Elvis that you won't forget.

B, D

Day 4

Newly Remodeled St. Louis Arch and Museum/Missouri Botanical Garden

Bid Memphis a fond farwell with Elvis tunes ringing in your head. Make your way to St. Louis to the newly remodeled St. Louis Arch and Museum. Redone from the ground up, the museum has all new displays with interactive exhibits, the Lewis and Clark Trail, and more. Take a ride up the arch for an incredible view of St. Louis and the Mississippi River. Enjoy one last evening with your travel mates at your hotel. After dinner head over to the Missouri Botanical Garden. The annual garden land express holiday flower and train show delights visitors of all ages with over 900 feet of track through miniature holiday landscape made of festive decorations and thousands of fresh plants, accented by beautiful poinsettias and flowers. Also, witness thousands of lights at the very special "Garden Glow." Stroll the garden and see absolutely beautiful and artistic light displays as only they could arrange. It will the be the perfect ending to a fun day. Overnight St. Louis, MO

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Day 5

Travel Home

It's time to head home after a "rockin" holiday trip with Allied Tours. Join us again for another holiday tour next year.

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B=Breakfast, LD=Light Dinner, D=Dinner

December 3-7, 2018

 

This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk a reasonable distance.

 

Included in the vacation package:

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights

  • RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary

  • This is a Classic Tour

  • Luggage handling at the hotel (one piece of luggage per person)

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary

  • All taxes for included items

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach

  • Tour Director

 

Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation.

 

Final payment: Due 45-60 days prior to departure. Your final payment date will be listed on your deposit statement.You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Days Prior to Departure ……….. Cancellation Fee, per person

46 Days or more ....Full refund

45 to 31 Days ........30% of the Total Cost

30 to 16 Days ........70% of the Total Cost

15 Days or less.........No refund

 

Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details.

 

Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information. Changes in Tour Price.

 

Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible fuel surcharges.

 

Final Documents: Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.

 

Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of April 15, 2018 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions.

 

Changes in Itinerary The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.

 

Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility.

 

Church and Faith We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.

 

Special Needs: Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.

 

Tour Provided by Allied Tours.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of April 15, 2018. All baggage is at owner’s risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.

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
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs BW Council Bluffs Best Western
2216 27th Ave. (I-80, exit 1B)
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
The Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meeting bus at restaura
Grand Island Quality Inn Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281*308-384-7770
Lincoln - Hwy 2 Lincoln * Holiday Inn Express South * 8801 Amber
Hill Court Park on Southside of Hotel.
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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