Wednesday, July 28
We will begin our day with a continental breakfast on the coach as we travel thru Illinois and Kentucky before reaching Tennessee. We will stop for lunch in Mt Vernon at the Ryan’s Steakhouse and arrive in late afternoon in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, our home for the next 3 nights. You'll be amazed at the hotel's nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river with its own Delta flatboat. Within this lush landscape, you'll discover fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, and a 20,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. And for late-night excitement, check out our latest entertainment adventure, Fuse Nightclub. You will have a free evening to explore and enjoy this beautiful hotel. CB
Thursday, July 29
Breakfast will be at your leisure this morning before we depart for downtown Nashville and the White Horse Saloon for lunch. Our tour will include a drive through downtown Nashville, including Historic 2nd Ave., the State Capitol, Fort Nashborough and the Ryman Auditorium. You will enjoy a driving tour through the neighborhoods of the elite Country Music artists who call Nashville their home. As we tour Nashville, we drive past the homes of Country Music Greats such as Alan Jackson, former home of Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Ronnie Milsap, Dolly Parton, Bryan White, Martina McBride, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks, the late Web Pierce, the late Hank Williams, Trisha Yearwood, the late Tammy Wynette, Lori Ann Crook and Little Jimmy Dickens. This evening you can jump on the shuttle and visit the Opry Mills Outlet Mall, eat at one of the restaurants or spend the evening at the Opryland Hotel, the choice is yours!! L
Friday, July 30
Eat light this morning because we are going to go on the General Jackson for Lunch today where we will enjoy a wonderful meal and great entertainment. This evening is the Grand Old Opry for some old fashion good country entertainment. L
Saturday, July 31
It will be a nice ride home today as we reminisce about our summer fun in Nashville and the amazing Opryland Hotel. We should arrive back in Illinois around 6pm.