October 20 – 26, 2018
7 Days / 6 Nights
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$50 Per Person Deposit due upon Signing up
Waterloo, Marshalltown, Grinnell, and Coralville
Price Per Person:
$1.050 Double Occupancy
$1,385 Single Occupancy
$1,030 Triple Occupancy
$1,010 Quad Occupancy
INCREDIBLE PRICE includes:
- Motorcoach Transportation – NEW
- 6 nights lodging with 4 consecutive nights in Downtown Chattanooga
- Luggage Handling at Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown
- 8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 3 dinners
- Captain’s Dinner Cruise on the Southern Belle Riverboat
- Ruby Falls Admission
- Ride on Lookout Mountain’s Incline Railway
- Admission to the Battles for Chattanooga Museum
- Visit Point Park – a unit of the Chikamauga Chattanooga National Military Park
- Visit Rock City
- Missionary Ridge Train Ride
- Guided Tour of Chattanooga
- Tour & Tasting at Jack Daniel’s Distillery
- Guided Tour of Belmont Mansion
- Free time on Honky Tonk Row in Nashville
- Gratuity for all Step-on Guide (Chattanooga)
- On-Board Tour Director
Day 1: Saturday, October 20 – Welcome Aboard! We’ll depart our pick up locations for a nice ride across the states to our first enroute hotel (Drury Suites) in Paducah, KY. Lunch and dinner on own en route. Check-in and time for rest and relaxation.
Day 2: Sunday, October 21 – Enjoy a nice Hot Quikstart Breakfast at our hotel before traveling onto our hotel in Chattanooga, TN. After checking into our hotel, Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown Chattanooga, we’re off to enjoy a Captain’s Dinner Cruise on the Southern Bell Riverboat. Featuring live entertainment from a three-piece band, a full meal, and free pilot house tours with our captain! The cruise starts by taking us to the foot of Lookout Mountain, one of the city’s premier sights and a perfect background for a quintessential photo of beautiful Chattanooga! Next, they take a slow turn around historic Moccasin Bend, giving us one-of-a-kind perspectives of what the National Park Service refers to as one of the “most unique units found in the entire National Park Service.” From there we take our time to cruise back down through downtown Chattanooga. Sit back, relax, and enjoy beautiful Chattanooga as you’ve never seen her before.
Day 3: Monday, October 22 – Enjoy a nice Continental breakfast at hotel before departing for a visit to Ruby Falls. A breathtaking waterfall located over 1,120 feet below the surface of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN. Lambert named the falls after his wife, Ruby, and and is the nation’s largest and deepest waterfall. The most famous of the Lookout Mountain cave was the one which natural entrance is located at the foot of Lookout Mountain on the banks of the Tennessee River. It was known for centuries, first used as a campsite by American Indians, later a hideout for outlaws, and a Civil War Hospital. Now, we go on the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. The Incline Railway attracts people from around the world and has carried millions of residents and tourists up and down historic Lookout Mountain. The Incline’s home, Lookout Mountain, played a pivotal role in the American Civil War. Union forces under the command of William Rosecrans suffered one of their greatest defeats by Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s men in the shadow of Lookout Mountain at Chickamauga, GA. The history of the Incline and Lookout Mountain includes Civil War battles, rivalries, and grand hotels. After, we’re off to the Battles for Chattanooga Museum, located at the entrance to historic Point Park, this is the perfect starting point for our tour of the area’s Civil War battle sites. Now we can visualize Chattanooga’s Civil War history as the battles come to life in a digital panoramic display bringing to life the tumultuous battle days of one of our country’s greatest struggles fought here in November of 1863. The Battles for Chattanooga changed the outcome of the Civil War. So disastrous were the battles of Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge and Orchard Knob that on November 29, General Braxton Bragg asked to be relieved of his duties and was promptly replaced by Lieutenant General W.J. Hardee. It was the beginning of the end for the South. Then, we can take the walking path at Point Park around the park that takes visitors by several historic tablets, monuments. Confederate artillery positions, and scenic overlook. The largest monuments in Point Park is the New York Peace Memorial, which was erected by the state of New York as a tribute to peace and reconciliation between Union and Confederate veterans after the war. Then to Rock City for some free time and Lunch. Rock City, located atop Lookout Mountain, is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking “See 7 States” panoramic views. Dine at the Big Rock Grill. (On Own). Then return to hotel to freshen up prior to dinner (Pre-Paid) at the Button Willow Church Civil War Dinner Theatre.
Day 4: Tuesday, October 23 – We will have breakfast at our hotel before departing for an exciting day! First off, is the Missionary Ridge Train ride. “All Aboard!”, taking passengers along one of the original railroad lines in Chattanooga, crossing four bridges and passing through pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel, which was completed in 1858. After, we’ll take a Guided Tour of Chattanooga and enjoy Lunch on own. Then back to the hotel to relax and freshen up for Dinner (Pre-Paid) at Tupelo Honey.
Day 5: Wednesday, October 24 – Enjoy a nice Breakfast at hotel. Then we will depart for Historic Lynchburg, TN. We will have a tour of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery and tasting if you wish. With over 150 years of brewing, established in 1866, is the very first registered distillery within the U.S. After the tour, we’ll go to lunch (Pre-Paid) at Miss Mary Bobo’s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is the perfect place for a real home-cooked meal served family style with plenty of Southern hospitality. Then we’ll return to Chattanooga to our hotel to rest and have a nice relaxing evening on our own. Dinner on own in downtown Chattanooga.
Day 6: Thursday, October 25 – Enjoy our Breakfast at the Hotel before departing for Paducah. We will stop and have a guided tour of the Belmont Mansion. Belmont Mansion is the largest house museum in Tennessee and one of the few nineteenth century homes whose history revolves around the life of a woman. The Battle of Franklin was fought on the last day of November 1864 some 15 miles away from Belmont. Belmont became the headquarters of the 4th Corps of the U.S. Army of the Cumberland. The Battle of Nashville, which occurred on December 15 and 16, 1864, effectively ended the Civil War in the Western theater. Belmont Manson was the scene for many preparations for this battle. After the tour, we’ll enjoy some free time and lunch on own at Nashville’s Honky Tonk Central. Honky Tonk Central is Nashville’s latest and greatest honky tonk on world famous ‘Lower Broadway’ in downtown Nashville, TN. with 3 full stories of live music, great food and great times, Honky Tonk Central is the destination stop when in Nashville. Then we’ll continue on our way to our hotel in Paducah, KY. Can enjoy free dinner and drinks at our hotel.
Day 7: Friday, October 26 – Enjoy our Hot Breakfast together prior to departing for home with many pictures, memories and new great friends! Welcome home!
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Send Deposit to: Janine McCarthy, DJ Country Tours, Inc., P.O. Box 96, Conrad, IA 50621