London & Paris By Rail

A Touch Of England And France

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$2743 DOUBLE

5 DAYS

10 PEOPLE

May 3-11,2021

 8 Breakfasts | 7 Lunches | 4 Dinner's
 
 
 OVERVIEW  
Join us, as we set out on a Tennessee road trip adventure through the heartland of country music and the Smoky Mountains. We will travel down south through Nashville where country music thrives and hot chicken is always on the menu, see were Elvis called home and walk the famous Beale Street in Memphis, Marvel at the beauty of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Gatlinburg, enjoy the southern charm and hospitality of Pigeon Forge and Knoxville. Tennessee is known for its strong music roots from country to blues, rich history and delicious foods. Learn about the culture and soak in the breathtaking views and scenic beauty that only Tennessee has to offer.  
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Travel with a group of women that share the same interest
  • Group no larger than 10 guests
  • Enjoy the rich history and culture of 5 unique cities
  • Savor the taste of Tennessee Southern cuisine
  • See the beautiful and most visited National Park in America
  • Soak in the beauty of The Smoky Mountain National Park on the Cades Road Loop
  • Learn about the history and first settlers of the park
  • See Memphis through the eyes of a local
  • Learn how the King of Rock and Roll got his start
  • Take a backstage pass at the legendary Grand Ole Opry
  • Visit each city at our own pace enjoying all the sites and landmarks
  • Visit the Arts and Crafts Community in Pigeon Forge and see the beautiful and unique talents of locals
  • Visit the studio where Elvis, Johnny Cash and many others recorded legendary hits
  • Enjoy the view of the mighty Mississippi on a steamboat dinner cruise
  • Take in beautiful scenery and breathtaking views
  • Make new friends and memories  

 
 WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodations for 9 Days/8 Nights

  • Carefully planned Itinerary

  • Tour Director to Assist You

  • Activities as listed in itinerary

  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers

  • Transportation to activities 

  • Elvis Presley's Graceland and Airplane Tour

  • Sun Studio Tour

  • Beale Street Walking Tour

  • Rock and Soul Museum Admission

  • Lorraine Motel and Civil Rights Museum Admission

  • Hop On And Off Trolley Ride

  • George Jones Museum Admission

  • Madame Tussauds Admission

  • Country Music Hall Of Fame Admission

  • Belle Meade Plantation Admission

  • Ol Man River Steamboat Dinner Cruise

  • Great Smoky Mountain Cades Road Loop

  • The Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour

  • Tips for local guides and waiters/waitresses

  • 8 Hotel Provided Breakfasts

  • 7 Lunches

  • 4 Dinners

 

 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare and luggage fees

  • Passport, Visa and I.D. Fees (if required)

  • Travel Insurance

  • Meals not listed 

  • Personal Expenses

  • Any  acquired fees including room service, mini bar, laundry service, alcoholic beverages, early check in fees

  • Activities not listed in itinerary 

  • Tour Director Tips

  • Any Cancellation or delay fees acquired airlines or hotels

 
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ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel features:

  • Smoke-Free Rooms

  • WiFi

  • Daily Breakfast

*Check in and out times will apply (click on the hotel image to see check in and check out times)

*Hotels are subject to change, If the hotel must be changed we will choose a hotel of equal value in the same area, you will be notified of any changes that have been made.

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ITINERARY AND DAY TO DAY SCHEDULE

Pre-Night (Optional) Sunday May 2, 2021 (London)

Welcome to Memphis, Tennessee! Hotel stay at Hampton Inn - Beale. Rest up or explore the city before meeting with the group tomorrow. 

DAY 1, Monday May 3, 2021 (London) 
Today, you arrive at Memphis at Memphis International Airport! Settle into your room and later the group will have a meet and greet. Tonight, the group will have dinner on The Ol Man River Dinner Cruise. We will enjoy a good ole southern meal while listening to great music and taking in the beautiful views of on the Mighty Mississippi.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 2, Tuesday May 4, 2021 (Memphis,Tn)

This morning, after breakfast we begin our day with a stop at Sun Studio also known as "The Birthplace of Rock and Roll"  for a short tour of the famous studio where many music legends like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis began their careers.

Our next stop is Elvis Presley Blvd, where we will tour the home of the legendary "King of Rock and Roll". During the tour we will visit the Graceland mansion and see Elvis' collection of cars and "Lisa Marie airplane". After the tour we will have lunch and do some Elvis souvenir shopping.

Next, your tour director will give you a walking tour of Beale Street and downtown. Along the way we will take a short trolley ride and stop and visit The Rock and Soul Museum, Lorraine Motel and National Civil Rights Museum, the famous Beale Street and landmarks like The Orpheum Theatre and Beale Streets Elvis Tribute Statue. See where many movies were filmed and learn about the history of this amazing city.

Tonight, dinner is your  choice.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3, Wednesday May 5, 2021 (Nashville,Tn)

Today, we will get an early start and take a 3
hour ride to Nashville, Tennessee. Along the way we will stop for lunch at the famous Loretta Lynn's diner and buffet for some good ole southern cooking.
 
After arriving in Nashville, we will unload our luggage and head out to The Grand Ole Opry for a backstage tour. We will take a guided tour of this iconic landmark that made country music famous. Hear the stories and see the beauty of this magnificent and legendary building. The Opry is a must for any visit to Nashville and definitely a check off for the bucket list.
The rest of the afternoon is your free time. Relax until dinner or head out for some exploring - its your choice.Your tour director will have a list of many options for you to choose from and will assist in helping you decide. Your tour director will also provide transportation to activities if needed. 
Tonight, we will have dinner together and eat at a local favorite restaurant.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4, Thursday May 6, 2021 (Nashville,Tn)

After breakfast , we begin our day on a hop on and off trolley. We will have the opportunity to explore Nashville at our own pace. During our ride we will visit The Country Music Hall of Fame, George Jones Museum, and Madame Tussauds Museum. The trolley stops at sites like Tennessee State Capital, Nissan stadium (Go Titans!) and The Parthenon. Tonight, dinner is your choice. Choose from an array of options Nashville has to offer on delicious foods.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5, Friday May 7, 2021 (Pigeon For
ge/Gatlinburg,Tn)
T
his morning we will get an early start after breakfast and make our way to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge on a 3 1/2 hour scenic ride.
Before leaving the country music capital of the world we will make a stop at The Belle Meade Plantation. We will tour this amazing mansion and its grounds on a 45 minute guided tour. Go back in time and discover the history that dates back as far as the 19th century. The home was constructed and owned by General William G. Harding. The 3 floor mansion is a legendary historic part of Nashville and a must see while visiting.
 
The rest of the afternoon is yours to decide in Gatlinburg. Tonight, we will have a dinner feud with the Hatfields and McCoys. We will enjoy some home cooking while watching the entertaining and legendary show.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6, Friday May 8, 2021 (Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg,Tn)
Today, we start out for a discovery of the Cades Cove Loop, one of the most visited areas of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area was home to over 100 settlers and its natural beauty is breathtaking. We will take a 25 miles exploration through the loop seeing historic landmarks like John Oliver's cabin, one of the first settlers of the park, Primitive Baptist Church, Abraham Falls, the Cable Mill historic area, Henry Whitehead Place and stretch our legs on a peaceful nature trail. We will be on the lookout for wildlife, as Cades Cove is home to numerous animals including deer, coyote, raccoon, turkey and black bears.
Tonight, dinner is your choice.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch 
Day 7, Friday May 9, 2021 (Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg,Tn)
Today, we explore Pigeon Forge by the traditional Pigeon Forge way - trolley ride. We  will take a nostalgic ride throughout Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg stopping at sites such as The Village, Baskins Mall, The Old Mill and more. We will have the opportunity to do some shopping and enjoy the southern charm of Pigeon Forge. After our trolley excursion, the rest of the afternoon is free for you to choose. Catch a show, visit Dollywood go hiking or just relax. There are so many options and your tour director will have a list of things to do if you cannot decide.
Tonight, dinner is your choice.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8, Friday May 10, 2021 (Knoxville,Tn)
Time to say goodbye to Gatlinburg and make our way to Knoxville, Tennessee. We will take a short 1 hour ride to the home of "The VOLS". After arriving in Knoxville, we will drop our luggage off at the hotel and head to a River Rambler train ride of the city. Passing by historic sites like The Neyland Stadium, Knoxville's farmland, the first settlement area, Henley Street Bridge and more. Along the two hour ride we will learn about the history of this amazing city. The rest of the afternoon is your free time to decide. Tonight, we will have dinner at a local favorite for our final dinner together.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner 
Day 9, Friday May 11, 2021 (Knoxville,Tn)
Time to bid farewell to your Tennessee friends and head home.Your tour director will assist you to the airport by private vehicle. Departure at Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport
Meals Included:Breakfast 

 

IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION

Tour Start and End Date:

The tour starts May 3, 2021 and ends May 11, 2021

ROOM OPTIONS

Prices are based on double occupancy and additional charges apply for pre-night and single supplement rooms. Double occupancy total cost for this tour is $1117. Note: single supplement rooms are limited.

 

Pre-night Options

  • Arrive the day before the tour. Some choose this option in case of delays or flight cancellations.

  • Memphis, Tn. pre-night option - Standard Double add $140 Standard Single add $280

Double Occupancy

  • Save money by sharing a room with an assigned roommate.

Single Supplement

  • Need your own room? Single supplement is available with additional hotel fees. Add $1117

 

AFTER YOU BOOK

After you have completed booking,you will be emailed a confirmation email once booking is complete. You will receive a separate email with tour specific details and deadline dates. 30 days prior to the tour you will receive your final trip details, including your roommate assignment, tour director information, meetup information, itinerary and further tour details.

TOUR DIRECTORS

Michele Rogers

ACTIVITY LEVEL AND HEALTH

Active: This tour will require walking, possible stair climbing, standing for long periods, climbing on and off buses/trains/subways, walking in crowded areas, uneven pavement and steps. You will need to be able to walk at least 2-4 miles a day to participate in the tour. It is the responsibility of the guest to determine if the activity level is right for them.

DOCUMENTS

To start your booking you will need to submit the booking form. The booking form must be completed by all guests.

 

The following information is due No Later than 30 days  prior to the tour start date (Due April 3, 2021). Call us (866) 925-1030 or email us at TheBreezybackpack@gmail.com to submit the information.

  • Travel Insurance information if you are purchasing travel protection

  • Copy of Passport (photo page)

  • Airline information (airline carrier, schedule, flight and gate numbers)

WEATHER-TIME ZONE

Weather: The average weather for May down south is mid 70's - 80's during the day and in the 60's -70's at night.

Time Zone: Central Daylight Time

ARRIVAL-DEPARTURE-AIRPORTS

NOTE: As of October 1, 2020 anyone age 18 or above will need a "REAL ID"  drivers licence or I.D. to fly on any U.S. airlines. Visit tsa.gov/real-id. to learn more.

When to book your airfare:

Tours are guaranteed after a minimum of 4 guests have booked. It is very rare that a tour is not guaranteed. We ask that our guests wait until they have received the confirmation email that the tour is guaranteed before booking flights. The email will be received no later than 120 days prior to tour start date. Tours book fast, so please don't wait until it says guaranteed. All guaranteed tours will be noted at the top of the booking page (under the SIGN ME UP button) once they are booked with the minimum guests.

Airport Transfers:

Shared transportation to the hotel is arranged on arrival and departure for all guests

Arrival Times:

  • Please arrange flights so that your hotel arrival time will be no later than 4:00 p.m in order to be at the group meeting. Hotel check-in policies will apply.

  • If you are arriving the day before the tour start and choosing the pre-night option, arrival times are optional.

Airports:

Arrival Airport - Memphis International Airport

Departure Airport - Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

PAYMENTS, DEADLINES AND CANCELLATIONS

Deadline for final payments for this tour is March 3, 2021 (90 Days prior to tour start date).

All payments must be paid in full by this date or the tour will be considered cancelled by the guest and cancellation policies will apply. Payments can be made by phone or by mail.

Payment Options and Deposits:

  • A deposit is required for all active tours

  • You can secure your tour with a deposit up until 90 days prior to tour date ,after the deadline date the full tour price is required

  • We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover credit/cards, money orders,cashiers check and personal checks

How to pay

While filling out your booking form you will choose one of the following options:

  1. By Phone - Once you have submitted the booking form a representative will contact you by phone and go over the itinerary and securely process your payment by credit card or debit card.

  2. By Mail - After submitting the booking form,you will receive a invoice. Send us your payment in by mail. We accept personal checks and money orders. You have 14 days to get your payment in when choosing this option.Your booking is not complete until payment is received and cleared by the bank.

Send all checks and money orders to:

Breezy Backpack Travel 

P.O. Box 822

Millington, Tn 38083

Make all checks and money orders payable to:

Breezy Backpack Travel 

Cancellation Deadlines and Policies:

  • Guests have 90 Days prior to tour start date to cancel with a full refund.

  • Cancellations must be in writing. 

LAND TOURS

  • 91 Days and Up prior to tour start date- 100% full refund.

  • 90 Days or Less prior to tour start date - Deposit is non-refundable and forfeited by the guest plus 30% of total tour cost.

OCEAN/RIVER TOURS

  • 121 Days and Up prior to tour start date- 100% full refund.

  • 120 Days or Less prior to tour start date- Deposit is non-refundable and forfeited by the guest plus 30% of total tour cost.

Tours are booked until full, If you are booking 90 days or less, prior to the tour start date full payment is required and non-refundable.

TRANSPORTATION

During the tour we will be traveling by private vehicle.

PASSPORTS/VISAS

A passport is needed whenever traveling into and outside of The United States. Passports are not needed for domestic U.S. flights, if you are traveling from outside the U.S. you will need a passport for this tour.

Visit Travel.State.Gov for passport and Visa information.

MONEY

The amount of spending money you have is completely up to you. We recommend that you set aside a daily allowance for each day of the tour that includes meals not listed, personal expenses, drinks, snacks, shopping ect. The meals included are noted each day in the itinerary above.Room service is not included in the price of the tour.

 

We recommend that you notify your bank and credit card company to let them know you will be out of town to prevent a possible freeze on your account. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Life happens and sometimes plans are altered,travel insurance can protect you from delays, cancellations, theft of property, medical emergencies and damages.Travel insurance is optional but highly recommended. In order to protect your travel investment we recommend purchasing travel protection.Travel Guard is a respected company that offers great deals on insurance and can help you decide which policies are right for you and your trip, Here is a link to check them out Travel Guard. Travel Guard is only a suggestion and you may choose the travel company of your choice.

ROOM ASSIGNMENTS

30 days prior to the tour you will receive your roommate assignment, tour director phone number/email, itinerary and final tour details through via the email you have on file.

GROUP SIZE AND AGE

Maximum 10 Guests 

Women only, ages 21 and Up (must be 21 at date of departure)

 USEFUL LINKS

 

BREEZY BACKPACK TRAVEL

P.O. Box 822

Millington, TN. 38083

thebreezybackpack@gmail.com

(866) 925-1030

Office Open Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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