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Smoky Mountains-Music, Majesty & Praise #2 '17

Smoky Mountains-Music, Majesty & Praise #2 '17

Oct. 20-29, 2017 Featuring great entertainment, beautiful scenery & inspirational sights!

October 20-29, 2017

 

 

 

 

Due to popularity, we have this same tour also offered on October 13-22.  (No Ultracoach)

 

Departure Cities: Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont & Sioux City

 

ALLIED'S EXTRA TOUCH:

  • Grand Ole Opry

  • Dollywood

  • Two great shows in Pigeon Forge

  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park

  • Billy Graham Library

  • Biltmore House and Gardens

  • The Ark Encounter

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library/Museum

  • 15 meals: 9 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), 5 Dinners (LD/D)

  • Tour Director - Diane Roecker

FEATURED HOTELS

  • Fairview Heights, IL - Drury Inn and Suites

  • Nashville, TN - Best Western

  • Pigeon Forge, TN (2) - Holiday Inn Express

  • Asheville, NC - Comfort Suites Asheville

  • Concord, NC - Comfort Suites Concord Mills

  • Cross Lanes, WV - Sleep Inn and Suites

  • Hebron, KY - Comfort Suites

  • Springfield, IL - Drury Inn and Suites

 

Pricing, per person:

$2,139 Double Occupancy

$2,659 Single Occupancy

$1,989 Triple Occupancy

 

Pay by Check Savings:  $70

 

Book by May 15, 2017 and Save $60 per person!

Day 1

Travel Day

We're off for an adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains! The miles fly by as we get acquainted with our tour director and new traveling companions.

Overnight Fairview Heights, IL

LD

Day 2

Loretta Lynn's Ranch/Grand Ole Opry

Hurricane Mills, TN is the home to the "coal miner's daughter". We will visit Loretta Lynn's Ranch, tour her plantation home, see a replica of the mine her daddy worked in, and an option to visit her museum. This evening enjoy the music of the Grand Ole Opry!

Overnight Nashville, TN

B, D

Day 3

Dollywood/Pigeon Forge/ Comedy Barn

We arrive in Pigeon Forge, TN where we overnight for the next two nights. Dollywood - the "Entertainment Capital of the Smokies" - will be our first destination. See spectacular shows from contemporary country to 50's rock 'n roll fill the stages, and master craftsmen demonstrate glassblowing, blacksmithing, wagon making and more. Plus there are plenty of shops and eateries to choose from. October at Dollywood is extra special as they feature their Harvest Celebration and Gospel Jubilee! Tonight's Smokey Mountain Opry is the award-winning family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains.

Overnight (2) Pigeon Forge, TN

B, D

Day 4

Blackwoods Show/Christ in the Smokies Museum/Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show

This morning we are treated to a Pigeon Forge & Countryside tour with a surprise! We venture towards Gatlinburg this afternoon to visit the Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens. Return to Pigeon Forge this evening for Pigeon Forge's newest show - the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show. You will be plum tickled with the action, excitement and comedy of this shindig.

B, D

Day 5

Great Smoky Mountain National Park/Blue Ridge Parkway

Today we venture into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. See a film at Sugarlands Visitor Center that tells you all about this beautiful park. Enjoy a break near Cherokee before we continue on the southern route of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Overnight Asheville, NC

B

Day 6

Biltmore House/Billy GrahamLibrary

The Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville welcomes us this morning. This is the largest private home in America. You'll have time to tour the home, stroll through the gardens and visit the gift shop. We depart for Charlotte for an inspirational visit to the Billy Graham Library. Learn what can happen through a life yielded to God as state-of-the-art exhibits, multimedia displays and films share about the life of a humble preacher.

Overnight Concord, NC

B

Day 7

Old Salem

Our journey continues today to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Through a self-guided tour of Old Salem we will gain insight into the life in Salem during the 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy lunch at the historical Old Salem Tavern.

Overnight Cross Lanes, WV

B, L

Day 8

The Ark Encournter

How big was Noah's ark? How did Noah live with all the animals? You will have a chance to experience an exciting all new attraction this afternoon- The Ark Encounter...featuring a full size ark with dimensions according to the Biblical description. Learn what life may have been for Noah and his family aboard the Ark.

Overnight Hebron, KY

B

Day 9

Lincoln Presidential Library

Continuing east we travel into Illinois, the "Land of Lincoln". Visit the impressive Lincoln Presidential Library/Museum. Walk in Lincoln's footsteps, hear his speeches, and see his image. It all comes alive right before your eyes.

Overnight Springfield, IL

B, D

Day 10

Travel Home

Recap the many fun tour experiences with fellow travelers while miles quickly glide by on our way home.

B

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

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

 

Allied Departure Cities: Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City & Orange City

 

Included in the vacation package

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights 

  • RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary 

  • Luggage handling at hotel 

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax 

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary 

  • All taxes for included items 

  • Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours) 

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach

  • Services of a professional Tour Director

 

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

 

Deposit:  To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation. Final payments are due 45-60 days prior to departure. Your final payment date is listed on your deposit statement. We accept payment by personal check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Expres

 

Cancellation Policy:

Days Prior to Departure ……………….. Cancellation Fee

46 Days or more ....Full refund

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

30 to 16 Days ........50% of the Total Cost

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

 

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 Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2016 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. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.

 

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.

 

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 September 15, 2015. 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)
Enroute Pickup points enroute
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Quality Inn Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281*308-384-7770
Lincoln- Travelodge Lincoln - Travelodge (Formerly Ramada Inn)
1101 W. Bond
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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