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 the thrill of the AQS quilt show before the crowds!! Enjoy a “Sneak Preview” of the show and a chance to shop prior to the official opening. Visit downtown Paducah where the brick streets are overflowing with quilters from around the world. Stay in Nashville and enjoy “Music City” Places are limited so don’t wait as the tour will fill up quickly!!

DURATION 16th April – 26th April 2017
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 £3350.00 per person.
Single £3650.00
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Day 1

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

Hancock’s – Day Today an exciting day awaits us as we make our way north to theCity of Paducah, Kentucky, for the chance to shop ahead of the crowds at Hancock’s Fabric Store, advertised as the largest fabric store in the nation!!

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

Later we will attend a “Sneak 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

Quilt City Today you can enjoy the show at your own pace, or you may want to explore
“QUILT CITY U.S.A” where a short walk away, you’ll find many of the shops have joined in the Quilt celebrations, with places decorated with quilts.

This turn of the century town is bursting as quilters and crafters from all over the world converge at this yearly celebration.

There are trolley rides, sidewalk sales, bazaars; quilting is only the beginning as this historic Victorian town is a shopper’s paradise.

Breakfast and Dinner included.

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Day 5

National Quilt Museum This morning we will visit the annual Rotary Club Quilt Show, where a specially coordinated collection of approximately 40 antique quilts are displayed. The show also features a group of selected vendors for discriminating shoppers!

The afternoon is on your own, perhaps you may want to visit the AQS Quilt Museum, where your pre-paid admission is good 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 to our starting city of 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 massive domed conservatories where winding pathways framed with overhanging trees, lead to tumbling waterfalls and meandering waterways.
You will see “The Conservatory Gardens where over two acres are devoted solely to tropical plants, the two-acre “Cascade” features a waterfall that cascades into a 12,000 square foot indoor lake and a for-acre “Delta Island” area that showcases a winding river where you can step aboard tour boat for a leisurely journey through the gardens. Perhaps you may want to visit one of the many shops, or alfresco-style restaurants tucked in the quaint Italian-style structures

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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