If you like Country and Western along with quilting, why not join me on this tour to Nashville and Paducah. Come with me as we travel to Paducah for a 4 days at the AQS quilt show. Enjoy a “Preview” of the show and a chance to shop prior to the official opening. Visit downtown Paducah where the old brick buildings are filled to the brim with antique quilts, lace trimmings and so much more. Stay in Nashville and enjoy “Music City” Book now.

DURATION 16th April – 26th April 2018
DEPART London Heathrow. Flights can be arranged from some local airports.
LOCATION Nashville & Paducah Kentucky.
INCLUDED
Schedule flights. Transport while in the USA.
9 night’s accommodation & Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner where stated.
Admission to Quilt Exhibitions, museums, historical houses, private talks and behind the scenes tours. Guides where necessary.
COST Cost: double room 2 sharing £3250.00 per person.
Single £3500.00

 

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Day 1

Flight to Nashville, Tennessee. Transfer to the hotel.
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Day 2

Hancock’s –We leave Nashville and travel to “Quilt City of Paducah” today, where we will begin our shopping for fabrics at Hancock’s Fabric Store, advertised as one of the largest fabric stores in the U.S.A!!!

This store stocks thousands of fabrics, notions, books anything you can think of for your quilting and needlework.
After shopping, we will then check in to our hotel where we shall stay for 5 nights.

in the evening we will attend the “Preview“ of this year’s legendary AQS Quilt Show.

Breakfast included.

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Day 3

Paducah Quilt Festival The AQS show officially opens today, there will be hundreds of quilts on display, along with vendors, where you can shop for everything from antique quilts to wearable, to books, to crafting supplies and an endless array of great items.

You can enjoy the show at your own pace throughout our stay here.

Breakfast included.

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Day 4

Paducah/AQS – Today you can enjoy the show at your own pace, or take a walk into Quilt City where you will find that the shops have been taken over by fabric vendors, visit  the many antique stores or take a trolley ride around the town and learn the history of Paducah as the town celebrates for Quilting week.

Breakfast and Dinner included.

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Day 5

 Quilts Galore – This morning we will visit the annual Rotary Club Quilt Show, where a specially coordinated collection of antique quilts are displayed. The show also features a group of selected vendors for those of you who want something different.

The afternoon is on your own, perhaps you may want to visit the AQS Quilt Museum, where you can use your pre-paid ticket anytime. The Museum is the largest of its kind in the world and the only national quilt museum dedicated to honouring today’s quilters. The museum houses 3 climate controlled galleries showcasing over 200 quilts.

Breakfast included.

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Day 6

Nashville We leave Quilt City and return Nashville Tennessee. We will spend the day touring the Legendary “Music City USA” including music row, where America’s most beloved country music stars got their start and the Ryman Auditorium, home to the famous Grand Ole Opry for more than 30years. We will also view the majestic Parthenon, an exact replica of the Athenian original; these are just a few of the many celebrated sites we will see in legendary Nashville Tennessee. Later we will check into our hotel for the next 3 nights to enjoy Nashville.

Breakfast included.

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Day 7

Opryland This morning we will explore the Opryland Hotel’s with its massive domed conservatories, which house The Conservatory Gardens, there are over two acres where you will find just tropical plants, waterfalls, indoor lake, hop on board a boat and travel along the many waterways around the hotel. Once you have seen all this then stop for coffee in one of the many restaurants.

Breakfast included.

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Day 8

President Jackson After the hectic week we have just had we will slow down a little and visit the home of the 7th President Andrew Jackson then onto the Belle Meade Plantation where we will have a guided tour of the 1853 Greek – Revival Mansion, the history of the plantation is told through the eyes of the Harding & Jackson family and the skilled labourers who worked to make the plantation Americas premier thoroughbred Horse Farm. (Home of many Kentucky Derby Winners)There are 8 historic buildings on site for you to visit.

Breakfast & Lunch included.

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Day 9

River Cruise This will basically be our last proper day so we will finish off with a farewell lunch and show aboard “The General Jackson Paddle Steamer”. Afternoon visit to the Opry Mills outlets.
Breakfast and lunch included.
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Day 10

Capitol Buildings. Check out the hotel. A visit to the Capitol Buildings for a guided tour. Next coffee or lunch before our departure for the airport to start our journey home!!

Breakfast included.

Paducah International Quilt Festival
Paducah International Quilt Festival

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