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23rd September - 15th October: Choose Your Own Dates

N.B. Breakfast is included @ all Hotels in Texas and New Mexico

Sunday 23rd September

Fly from the U.K. to Miami, Florida. We will be transported from the Airport to our hotel.
Overnight: Miami

Monday 24th September

After breakfast, we will be taken to board our beautiful ship, the Royal Caribbean's 'Mariner of the Seas', where we will be staying for the next 4 days. Lunch will be in the Windjammer Cafe. The ship sets sail @ 4 p.m. for the Bahamas.
All food and entertainment is included on this Cruise.

Tuesday 25th September

The ship arrives @ Nassau in the Bahamas @ 8 a.m. You can choose to take a Tour, visit a local beach or wander around the markets and shops of downtown Nassau.

Wednesday 26th September

We arrive @ 7 a.m. @ the private island of Coco Cay in the Bahamas. Lunch is included on the Island. Diving Tours are available in the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
The ship will leave @ 5 p.m. prompt.

Thursday 27th September

We will be at sea all day today on our journey back to Miami. Various optional entertainment will be taking place on board. The swimming pool, gym, beauty salon, shops and other facilities are available.

Friday 28th September

The ship arrives back in Miami @ 7 a.m. After breakfast we disembark and make our way to the Airport for our flight to Dallas, Texas, where we will meet up with the rest of our group. Then we will be transported to our hotel in Ft. Worth for the next 3 nights. This is a full service hotel. We will leave the hotel @ 7.30 p.m. for the Stockyards area, 'Where the West Begins'; there are restaurants, bars and clubs with live music, returning to the hotel by 11.30 p.m. N.B. There is also a Rodeo on Friday & Saturday nights.
Overnight: Ft. Worth, Texas

Saturday 29th September

Transportation will be provided to take you to the Stockyards [start of the Chisholm Trail], where you can find shops, bars, restaurants, and other entertainment. Tonight, we will leave the hotel @ 7.30 p.m. to go back down to the Stockyards area for eating and live music. We will arrive back at our hotel at midnight.
Overnight: Ft. Worth, Texas

Sunday 30th September

Transportation is available this morning from the hotel for local shopping and to the Stockyards. N.B. We leave @ 3 p.m. this afternoon for one of the highlights of this tour, an annual show organised by a local Country Music D.J., usually involving about 5 live REAL Country Music Bands/Artists. Food is also available. We return to our hotel by about 9.30 p.m.
Overnight: Ft. Worth, Texas

Monday 1st October

This morning, after breakfast, the Bus leaves @ 8.30 a.m. for Brady, Texas, home of the Heart Of Texas Radio Show, Record Label and Museum [which includes Jim Reeves Tour Bus], where we will be entertained by at least one of the artists on their Label. They also have a good selection of CD's for sale. Later, we leave for Austin, the State Capitol and Music Capital of Texas, where there is live music available every night. On arrival, we check into our hotel which has a swimming pool, bar, gym facilities and a restaurant. We leave about 8.30 p.m. this evening for a bar/club with live music, returning to the hotel about 12.30 p.m.
Overnight: Austin, Texas

Tuesday 2nd October

After a complimentary Continental Breakfast, we leave @ 9.30 a.m. for San Antonio, where you can visit the Alamo, the River Walk, El Mercado Mexican Market or go shopping. We arrive back at our hotel at approx 4.p.m. We leave the Hotel @ 7.30 p.m. for a local honkytonk/dancehall with live music, food is available. We return to the hotel by midnight.
Overnight: Austin, Texas

Wednesday 3rd October

After breakfast, we leave @ 9 a.m. for our journey to the Mayan Dude Ranch, Bandera, Texas, in the Hill Country, for the perfect Western experience, where all food, 2 Horserides, beer and wine are included from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. There is also an Olympic size pool, live music and other entertainment.
Overnight: Mayan Dude Ranch, Bandera

Thursday 4th October

All Food, horserides, beer, wine and entertainment are included at this very relaxing and laid back Texas Ranch. You can go to breakfast on horseback, hayride & experience the local deer, birds and wildlife, or stay at the restaurant.
Overnight: Mayan Dude Ranch, Bandera

Friday 5th October

After breakfast, we will be heading to the very small town of Luckenbach, Texas, where Willie & Waylon used to go to jam, before the days of the mobile telephone. We will then carry on to the German town of Fredericksburg for lunch and shopping, arriving back in Austin late afternoon. We leave our hotel @ 7.30 p.m. for a local Honky Tonk/Dancehall with live music, returning to our hotel by midnight
Overnight: Austin, Texas

Saturday 6th October

We will be leaving the hotel @ 10 a.m. for a local Tour, which will include an optional visit to the State Capitol Building, a Western Store, a Record Store and Walmart. This evening we leave the hotel @ 7.30 p.m. for a local Honky Tonk/Dancehall with live music, returning by midnight.
Overnight: Austin, Texas

Sunday 7th October

We leave the hotel @ 2.15 p.m for a typical Texas Sunday afternoon, at a local Club, Bar with live music, returning to our hotel by about 8.30p.m.
Overnight: Austin, Texas

Monday 8th October

Some of us will be leaving to return back to the U.K. this afternoon, for the rest, there is an option to visit local attractions or the shopping mall. Transport will be available tonight to take us to a local Bar/Club with live music.
Overnight: Austin, Texas

Tuesday 9th October

Transport is available to visit local attractions and for shopping. Tonight we leave @ 7.30p.m. for a local Honky Tonk/Dancehall with live music. Returning to the hotel about 11.30 p.m.
Overnight: Austin, Texas

Wednesday 10th October

After breakfast we leave for our flight to El Paso, Texas, at the start of our journey to New Mexico.
Overnight: El Paso, Texas

Thursday 11th October

After breakfast, we travel to Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, the home of the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, where we will be staying for the next 3 nights. There is live music in different venues from Thursday evening onwards, including Friday and Saturday afternoons. You can look up the artists who appeared last year on their website, to give you an idea of the type and number of artists appearing, usually REAL Country, Western Swing etc. Most artists will not be announced until around April. Our hotel is within 1 mile of the events.
Overnight: Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

Friday 12th October

Transport is available for a Tour to local attractions. Live Music starts each afternoon and continues into the evening. Food is always available.
Overnight: Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

Saturday 13th October

There is an optional Chuck Wagon Breakfast available on site. Live Music starts in the afternoon and continues into the evening. Transport is available between the hotel and the Downs. There is also an option to visit 'The Inn of the Mountain Gods', a hotel/casino in a beautiful setting at the top of the mountain where there is usually live music in the bar.
Overnight: Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

Sunday 14th October

After breakfast, we leave for El Paso Airport, on our journey back to the U.K.

Monday 15th October

We arrive back in the U.K. this morning.

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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.

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Our Tours in 2014 to Texas and New Mexico

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