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We are fully bonded and licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority Our A.T.O.L. number is 2866. In the unlikely event of insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For more info visit us at: www.atol.org.uk Singles very welcome!

Sounds Of The South - Itinerary


Sun. 24th Sept.

This morning, you will fly from the U.K., en route to New Orleans, Louisiana, where you will be met and transported to our Hotel, close to the French Quarter, where we will be staying for the next 3 nights. Evening: FREE to enjoy the sights and sounds of Jazz, Cajun & Zydeco music in this exciting city. Overnight: NEW ORLEANS

Mon. 25th Sept.

FREE. You may want to take a cruise on a steamboat on the mighty Mississippi River, or visit Preservation Hall, Jackson Square, Bourbon St. or the French Market. Evening: FREE to experience the restaurants, Bars & live music in the French Quarter Overnight: NEW ORLEANS

Tues. 26th Sept.

After breakfast, there is an option to take a Swamp Tour. Afternoon and Evening are FREE. Overnight: NEW ORLEANS

Wed. 27th Sept.

At 9.30a.m., we leave our Hotel for Tupelo, to visit the birthplace of ELVIS PRESLEY stopping at the JIMMIE RODGERS Museum in Meridian, Mississippi, en route. Overnight: TUPELO, Miss.

Thurs. 28th Sept.

Today we head for Memphis, Tennessee, where you can visit Graceland & Sun Recording Studios, where ELVIS, JOHNNY CASH & CONWAY TWITTY recorded their first records. Evening: A chance to visit the famous 'Beale Street' Overnight: MEMPHIS, Tennessee

Fri. 29th Sept.

This morning we fly into Dallas, Texas, on our journey to the historic town of FORT WORTH, where we will spend the next 3 nights. Those of you flying in today will be met at the Airport and taken to our Hotel. Evening: We leave the Hotel at 7.30p.m. for the Stockyards area, [the start of the Chisholm Trail], where you can find shops, dinner & entertainment. The Rodeo is also taking place tonight and tomorrow. We return at 11.30p.m. There are usually major artists appearing at Billy Bobs' or other Clubs over the weekend, we will keep you informed. Overnight: FORT WORTH, Texas.

Sat. 30th Sept.

After breakfast, we leave for the Stockyards or downtown Ft. Worth, returning to the Hotel late afternoon. N.B. Don't miss the Cattle Drive at 11 a.m. or 4p.m.. Evening: At 7.30p.m. we will leave for the Stockyards or a local Club for Dinner & a choice of live entertainment. We will be picked up from the Stockyards at midnight and returned to our Hotel. Overnight: FORT WORTH.

Sun. 1st Oct.

This morning you can choose to go to the Mall for shopping or the Stockyards N.B. We will leave the Hotel @ 3.15pm. for a local Club or you can stay in the Stockyards. Return later this evening. Overnight: FT. WORTH

Mon. 2nd Oct.

This morning we leave @ 9.30a.m. and head for Corsicana, Texas and the Lefty Frizzell Museum. Then we carry on South to Waco for lunch, and the beautiful city of San Antonio, where you can visit the Alamo [free admission] & El Mercado, Mexican Market. Evening: FREE to enjoy the Riverwalk or local Clubs/Bars Overnight: SAN ANTONIO, Texas

Tues. 3rd Oct.

After Breakfast, we leave at 9.30a.m. for the Texas Hill Country, en route to Austin, where we will stop at the small Western town of BANDERA. Those arriving from the U.K. will be met at the Airport and transported to our Hotel. Evening: We leave @ 7.30p.m. for a local Club to see one of the very talented local Bands. Food is available. Overnight: AUSTIN, Texas

Wed. 4th Oct.

This morning after a complimentary, Continental Breakfast, there will be a local tour, leaving at 9.30a.m. with an opportunity to visit the State Capitol Building, shops/record store in the downtown area, a local Western store, Walmart or the Mall, or you can choose to stay by the pool. Evening: We leave @ 7.30p.m. for a local Club to see one of the very talented local Bands. Overnight: AUSTIN

Thurs 5th Oct.

We will leave this morning, after complimentary Breakfast, @ 9.30a.m. for the Heart of Texas Museum in Brady, where you can see Jim Reeves Tour Bus, and we visit our friend Tracy Pitcox, who owns the Heart of Texas Record Company. There is usually at least one artist from the label waiting to welcome us. [This is a journey of approximately 2 hours]. After lunch, we have a short journey to the Ranch of Kelly Spinks and his lovely wife Susan, [this was a highlight of a previous Tour], where we will be welcomed by their friends, family and neighbours with entertainment by Kelly & his Band, followed by a Barbecue. Overnight: AUSTIN

Fri. 6th Oct.

This morning we leave at 9.30a.m. for the small town of Luckenbach , where Willie & Waylon used to escape to play their music together, before the days of the mobile phone, then to Fredericksburg, a classy town of German origin for lunch. Evening: We leave @ 7.30p.m. for a local Honky Tonk/Bar Overnight: AUSTIN

Sat. 7th Oct.

There is an optional trip to the Mall or Walmart, or you can take advantage of the swimming pool and other facilities at our Hotel. Evening: At 7.30p.m. we leave for a local Club with live music and dancing on a typical Texas Saturday night out Overnight: AUSTIN

Sun. 8th Oct.

Some of us will be heading for the Airport today, for return flights to the U.K. the remainder will fly to Music City, U.S.A., Nashville, Tenn,, where we will be spending the next 4 nights. On arrival we will be taken to our Hotel, which is within walking distance of many attractions and Bars, incl. the Ryman Auditorium & new Country Music Hall of Fame. There is an outdoor pool and a Complimentary Shuttle to Lower Broadway. Evening: FREE to experience the live entertainment [We will keep you informed of any shows] Overnight: NASHVILLE, TN.

Mon. 9th Oct.

After a complimentary buffet breakfast, we will be having an exclusive show by a local artist at 9.30a.m. This is followed by a 4 hour Tour of Nashville, including East Nashville, the Bluebird Café, a visit to a Record Store and Walmart. The rest of the day is FREE for you to explore downtown Nashville. Evening: Free - [Optional Show : the Timejumpers, usually including Vince Gill] Overnight: NASHVILLE

Tues. 10th Oct.

After a complimentary buffet breakfast, FREE to visit the Bars & attractions in downtown Nashville, where there is live music all day. Admission to the Bars is free, but tips are expected for the Bands. Evening; Optional Tours: 1. to the Grand Ole Opry. Leave the Hotel at 6.15p.m. or 2. Nashville Palace to see Sarah Gayle Meech - leave the Hotel at 9p.m. Overnight: NASHVILLE

Wed. 11th Oct.

After complimentary breakfast, another free day to experience this exciting city. We can direct you to our favourite bars, or you can visit Nashville's many attractions. Overnight: NASHVILLE

Thurs 12th Oct.

We leave for the Airport at 12.30p.m. for our journey back to the U.K.

Fri. 13th Oct.

We arrive back in the U.K. at approximately 9.30pm.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us between 9am and 9pm.

Tours For 2017

 

C.M.A. Festival Tour - 5th - 13th June

SOUNDS OF THE SOUTH TOUR - 24th September - 13th October

Choose Your Own Dates & Destinations:

This can be divided into the following Tours, prices are for 2 sharing:-

TOUR NO.1

29th September - 9th October 2017

FT. WORTH, SAN ANTONIO [Alamo}, AUSTIN, LUCKENBACH & BRADY, TEXAS [incl. Kelly Spinks' Ranch Barbecue]

£2069 p.p.

TOUR NO.2

3rd October - 13th October 2017

AUSTIN, LUCKENBACH, & BRADY, TEXAS [Incl. Kelly Spinks' Ranch & Barbecue] + NASHVILLE, Tenn.

£2089 [Incl. 1 Extra Internal Flight]

TOUR NO.3

24th September - 3rd October 2017

NEW ORLEANS, MERIDIAN, Miss .,[Jimmie Rodgers], TUPELO & MEMPHIS [Elvis} [Graceland, Sun Recording Studios & Beale Street., FT. WORTH, [Stockyards, Billy Bob's]

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£2439 [Incl. 1 Extra Internal Flight]

TOUR NO.4

29th September - 13th October 2017

FT. WORTH, [Stockyards, Billy Bob's], SAN ANTONIO {Alamo}, AUSTIN, LUCKENBACH & BRADY. TEXAS [Incl. Kelly Spinks'Ranch & Barbecue] + NASHVILLE, Tenn.

£2689 [Incl. 1 Extra Internal Flight]

TOUR NO.5

24th September - 8th October 2017

NEW ORLEANS, MERIDIAN, Miss., [Jimmie Rodgers], TUPELO & MEMPHIS [Elvis], Graceland, Sun Recording Studios, Beale Street, FT WORTH, [Stockyards, Billy Bob's], SAN ANTONIO [Alamo], AUSTIN & LUCKENBACH [+ Kelly Spinks' Ranch & Barbecue] & BRADY, TEXAS

£2889 [Incl. 1 Extra Internal Flight]

TOUR NO.6

24th September - 13th October 2017

NEW ORLEANS, MERIDIAN, Miss., [Jimmy Rodgers], TUPELO & MEMPHIS [Elvis] Graceland, Sun Recording Studios, Beale Street, FT. WORTH [Stockyards, Billy Bob's], SAN ANTONIO [Alamo], AUSTIN, LUCKENBACH & BRADY, TEXAS, {Incl. Kelly Spinks' Ranch & Barbecue], + NASHVILLE, Tenn.

£3435 [Incl. 2 Internal Flights]

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About Joe Fish Country Music Tours


We are a family owned company with over 35 years of experience in organising Country Music Tours in the U.S.A.

Initial Deposit is £125 p.p. with the remainder to be paid in 3 separate instalments.

Our Hotels are chosen for their location & facilities, particularly in Nashville, where our Hotel is situated on Broadway within walking distance of the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame & local Bars, so that you can come and go as you please, giving you more free time in downtown Nashville.

Departures from most U.K. Airports.

Friendly and experienced Escorts & Drivers to answer your questions.

Bus Driver's Gratuities Included.

Exclusive performance by a Guest Artist for our group at our Hotel in Nashville & in Brady, Texas, some of whom we have been responsible for bringing to the U.K.

Up close & personal meetings with artists in Texas. We have a reputation for keeping up to date with shows & appearances involving the more popular artists, many of whom we have known for many years.

Transportation to and from Clubs & Honky Tonks in Texas, as described in the itinerary.

Friendly Tours with like-minded people.

Singles welcome.

Internal Flights with Airlines with good baggage allowance.

No long bus journeys.

We are Agents for Licensed ATOL Holder 2866, Travelpack Marketing.

Please ring for details: 01204 305001, you can leave your address and phone number or email us at: Joe Fish Tours

ALL TOURS INCLUDE THE SERVICES OF EXPERIENCED FRIENDLY TOUR ESCORT PLUS SCHEDULED AIRLINES - PRIVATE CHARTER BUS - QUALITY HOTELS

Our Tours in 2014 to Texas and New Mexico

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