Including the Biltmore Estate
March 23-April 1, 2023 PRESTIGE Tour on the Ultra Coach
Enjoy a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, stroll the pier at Tybee Island, and take a dolphin cruise before dining at Paula Deens Lady & Sons restaurant. Take a historical Savannah city tour, then take some free time to explore the restaurants and quaint shops on River Street. See many historic sites in Charleston, including Rainbow Row, The Citadel and Drayton Hall. At Middleton Place, you can go for a garden walk. Spend an afternoon exploring the mansion and gardens of the Biltmore Estate. Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs.
ALLIEDS TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Grand Ole Opry Performance
Paula Deen's Lady & Sons Dinner
Savannah City Tour
Charleston Tea Plantation
Charleston City Tour
Middleton Place Garden & Home
Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Derby Museum
15 Meals: 9 Breakfast (B); 6 Dinners (D)
Tour Director - Elaine De Jong
DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Lincoln, York, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City & Orange City
Fairview Heights, IL Drury Inn
Nashville, TN Holiday Inn Express
Dublin, GA Holiday Inn Express
Savannah, GA Fairfield Inn
Charleston, SC (2) Home2Suites
Asheville, NC Hampton Inn
Georgetown, KY Holiday Inn
Brentwood, MO Drury Inn
PRICING, PER PERSON
PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $85
Early Booking Savings--First 10 Passengers booked get $75 off. Second 10 passengers booked get $40 off.
Savannah and Charleston are two of the most popular destinations in the South with spring blossoms galore. Enjoy a relaxing evening along with the "5:30 Kickback" at your Drury Inn.
Overnight Fairview Heights, IL
GRAND OLE OPRY PERFORMANCE
Today make your way to Nashville-Country Music Capital of the World! This evening enjoy a performance of the Grand Ole Opry, the longest-running radio broadcast in history.
Overnight Nashville, TN
It’s on to Georgia, the Peach State. Sit back, relax, and watch the scenery unfold as you make your way across the heart of Georgia.
Overnight Dublin, GA
TYBEE ISLAND LIGHT STATION / DOLPHIN CRUISE / LADY AND SONS DINNER
Arrive at Tybee Island and visit the Tybee Island Light Station that has been guiding mariner's safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years. This afternoon take a dolphin cruise to see how these playful sea creatures interact with humans. Dine at Paula Deen's Lady and Sons restaurant in the heart of the Historic District. Overnight Savannah, GA
SAVANNAH CITY TOUR / CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION
Your local expert guide will take you on a historical Savannah tour where you’ll learn the rich history of this Southern Belle community, and "oh those beautiful Squares." This afternoon visit the Charleston Tea Plantation; home to the only tea grown in America. Tour the grounds, take a historical trolley tour, and visit the working tea factory. Join your new travel friends for dinner at a local Charleston restaurant.
Overnight (2) Charleston, SC
CHARLESTON CITY TOUR / MIDDLETON PLACE GARDEN & HOME
Your local expert guide will be with you this morning to tour charming Charleston and its many historic sites including Rainbow Row, The Citadel and more. This afternoon visit Middleton Place National Historic Landmark where the past meets the present with exquisite garden trails and landscape that's over 250 years old! Visit the House Museum where you'll get a glimpse into history to the men, women and children who made Middleton Place their home for over three centuries, including not only the Middleton family, but also the enslaved people and freedmen who served them.
Depart Charleston with fond memories of your visit to the Deep South. Arriving at America’s largest residence-the Biltmore Estate, spend the afternoon exploring the incredible mansion and gardens.
Overnight Asheville, NC
KENTUCKY HORSE PARK
Early this afternoon stop at Kentucky Horse Park, where everything is "all about the horse." See the Hall of Champions-an elite group of champion horses that reside at the park and more.
Overnight Georgetown, KY
KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM
This morning your visit comes full circle when you visit the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs. You’ll see the resident thoroughbred and miniature horse, the movie "The Greatest Race", the Winner’s Circle, and much more. Late this afternoon check into your hotel before the farewell dinner with your fellow travel mates.
Overnight St. Louis area, MO
It’s time to head home after recalling the many memories with the two "Grand Dames" of the South-Savannah and Charleston.
Activity Level 3: This tour includes moderate physical activity. There may be long and short days. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.
Included in the vacation package:
All attractions listed under Tour Highlights
RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary
Home pickup in all Allied Departure Cities on Prestige Tours
Luggage handling at 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
Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours)
Refreshments & entertainment on coach
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.
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 POLICIES - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
All cancellation fees are based on per person. Policies below show Days Prior to Departure and Amount of Cancel Fee.
Days Prior to Departure .. Cancellation Fee, per person
46 Days or more ...................Full refund
45 to 31 Days ......................40% of the Total Cost
30 to 16 Days ......................70% of the Total Cost
15 Days or less.....................No refund
PROTECTING YOUR TRAVEL
Your trip investment is worth protecting to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. We have two options: the Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) or the Travelex 360 Group Insurance Plan. You can choose one or the other. They are not required for travel, but optional
-CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN (CPP) - MOTORCOACH TOURS ONLY
Cancellation protection is not insurance but a simple plan to protect you from losing funds if you must cancel for a covered reason. If you cancel for a
covered reason, prior to departure, you will be reimbursed for the amount you paid for your trip. This covers cancellation only. No coverages apply
after the tour starts.
-TRAVELEX 360 GROUP INSURANCE PLAN
The 360° Group Choice protection plan is insurance. Enjoy trip cancellation & interruption benefits, emergency medical coverage, along with 24/7
travel assistance & concierge services.
The enrollment form & payment needs to be completed BEFORE or AT THE TIME of final payment. Customers are NOT allowed to enroll after the final payment has been made. For complete plan information, please contact Allied or your local travel advisor.
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 June 1, 2021 and are 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, fuel price fluctuations, taxes, typographical errors, or other reasons, etc. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tours utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing. Submitting your deposit is an acknowledgment of your agreement to these terms.
Changes in Itinerary The events, attractions, restaurants 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. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.
Single Travelers Single travelers are guaranteed one seat on the motor coach and may be seated next to another traveler if the tour is full.
Inspiration and Faith Due to tour schedules, we are unable to make any special provisions for worship services. Many tour directors share a "Thought for the Day," verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.
Traveler Conduct & Special Needs Tours are fun, but the enjoyment of the tour is based on everyone being friendly and cooperative. Allied reserves the right to accept or decline any passenger on any tour if Allied Tour determines a passenger would be detrimental to the tour. Once a tour departs, any passenger disruptive to the group may be required to leave the tour. Expenses to return home would be the responsibility of the passenger. No refunds will be issued for unused portions of the tour. Passengers will be required to abide by local mandates to participate in activities, meals, etc.
Please notify us of any special needs at the time of reservation. We will make all reasonable efforts to assist with your travel arrangements. However, it is strongly recommended that a traveling companion come along to help with any special needs of anyone with a disability. Allied Tour Directors have responsibilities for the entire group and cant provide one-on-one care. This includes boarding of motor coaches, airplanes, cruise ships, etc. and traversing hotels, restaurants, attractions, or other personal needs, etc. Contact Allied if you have any questions.
TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS:
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 schedules & assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity, & can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the 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 for the benefit of the tour and/or tour members, including canceling the tour if necessary. All rates are subject to change & are based on current tariffs available & current exchange rates as of October 1, 2022. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. All baggage is at the owners risk. The purchase of baggage & 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 these conditions. No refund or 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 or climate of locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking & verifying any & all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s) & 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 & agree that the courts In Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT. Travelers may be photographed for the promotional purposes of 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.
|Columbus Hy-Vee|| Columbus Hy-Vee |
3010 - 23rd St * please park SE corner of Lot
|Council Bluffs Caseys|| Council Bluffs - Casey's-2713 S 24th St |
Council Bluffs, IA
|En route|| Pickup points en route |
|Grand Island Bosselman|| Grand Island Bosselman * 3335 W Wood River Rd |
North West Parking Lot
|Lincoln Arrow/Allied|| Lincoln-5250 Superior Street - ATT/ASL Office |
Park behind the north fence & look for bus
|Norfolk Allied Office|| Allied Tour Office - 720 East Norfolk Ave. |
|Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines|| Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines |
4220 South 52nd St.
|Orange City|| Orange City |
DeJong's Home - 1201 Albany Place
|Sioux City New Victorian|| Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn |
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
|York-Petro|| York - Petro Travel Center -I-80 & York Exit |
Park on North side in space with an E-for employee
|Departure Date||Pick-up Time||Drop-off Time|