QUILTER’S BUCKET LIST DREAM TOUR (Paducah, Hamilton, Lancaster, Memphis & Nashville) FROM NB

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APRIL 22 TO MAY 5, 2023 - 1 seats left - 506-804-0989

“Come and join “quilting enthusiasts” Susan Delaney and Darline Ashford on this Quilter’s Bucket List Dream Tour!!!  We will visit the Amish Countryside of Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania where you will have the opportunity to shop at local quilt and gift shops.  We will also make our way to Hamilton, Missouri where you will visit “Quilt Ville USA”.  Included in the tour is a mini-quilting retreat experience.  You will be attending Jenny Doan’s Trunk Show and shop at the famous Missouri Star Quilt Co.  This tour also includes one (1) night in Memphis where you will have the option to visit Graceland and two (2) nights in Nashville where you will have the option of visit Studio B, Country Music Hall of Fame, Backstage Tour of the Grand Ole Opry and/or attend the Grand Ole Opry Show.  The highlight of this tour is two (2) full days at the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky!  This promises to be a quilting tour that you will never forget!”
 

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DAY 1:  SATURDAY, APRIL 22 – MONCTON NB TO AUBURN MA (1 NIGHT)

Today, we will be travelling through New Brunswick and Maine with breaks and lunch along the way. Your Tour Director will make the time pass with games and movies on the motor coach!

This afternoon, we will stop at Marden’s in Waterville Maine for a couple hours of shopping for your quilting needs!!

Then we will continue on and check-in to our host hotel in Auburn MA.

DAY 2:  SUNDAY, APRIL 23 – AUBURN MA TO BIRD-IN-HAND PA (LANCASTER) (1 NIGHT)
This morning after a nice hot breakfast, we will board the motor coach and start making our way to Pennsylvania.  Your Tour Director will keep you occupied with games and movies along the way.

Tonight, we will have a group supper at the hotel (included).

DAY 3:  MONDAY, APRIL 24 – BIRD-IN-HAND PA (LANCASTER) TO CAMBRIDGE OH (1 NIGHT)
This morning after a nice hot breakfast, you will have the opportunity to shop in the local area until 1:00pm.  Then we will board the motor coach and make our way to hotel for the evening in Cambridge Ohio.

Your Tour Director will make the time pass with games and movies on the motor coach!

LINKS TO QUILT SHOPS IN BIRD-IN-HAND:
Saunders Fabric Store (Zook’s)
Log Cabin Quilt Shop
Kitchen Kettle Village
The General Store


DAY 4: TUESDAY, APRIL 25 – CAMBRIDGE OH TO PADUCAH KY (3 NIGHTS)
This morning, after a nice hot breakfast, we will make our way to Paducah Kentucky… home of the AQS Quilt Show!  Your Tour Director will make the time go by with games, movies, etc… and Susan and Darline will keep you busy with a quilt related mini-project as well.  Sit back and relax, enjoy the scenery and company!
We will stop for lunch and breaks along the way.  Before arriving at our hotel, we will stop at Wal-Mart for any supplies (drinks, munchies, etc…) you might want then we will check into the hotel which will be our home for the next three (3) nights.

Tonight, after dinner, you will be invited to come on a “Guided Tour of Paducah” with a local Step-On-Guide.

DAY 5:  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 – QUILT SHOW - PADUCAH KY - LOCAL
Today is the day!!!!  You will be able to spend the whole day at the AQS Quilt Show.
We will have drop offs and pick-ups throughout the day if required.  Admission Fee included for two (2) days.

CLICK HERE for AQS 2022 Show.

This afternoon, you will have the option to stay at the AQS Show or spend some time at “Hancock’s of Paducah” (CLICK HERE for website) OR you can choose to stay at the AQS Show and we will pick you up at 4:30pm.

You may also choose to stroll down the street to shop at different stores that might interest you.

This evening you will be on your own to relax at the hotel or take the opportunity to work on some quilting projects.  You will also have the option to visit the casino in Metropolis Illinois.

DAY 6:  THURSDAY, APRIL 27 – QUILT SHOW – PADUCAH KY - LOCAL
Today, after a nice hot breakfast, you will be able to spend the whole day at the AQS Quilt Show again.  We will have drop offs and pick-ups throughout the day if required.

You may also choose to stroll down the street to shop!

After dinner, you will have the option of going shopping at the local mall, we will return to the hotel and you will have the rest of your evening to relax or work on some quilting projects or chat with your friends and new friends about quilting and whatever else you choose!

DAY 7:  FRIDAY, APRIL 28 – PADUCAH KY TO HAMILTON MO (2 NIGHTS)
This morning after a nice hot breakfast, we will travel to Hamilton Missouri.  The Home of “Missouri Star Quilt Company”!  (CLICK HERE for website)

Your Tour Director will make the time go by with games, movies, etc… and Susan and Darline will keep you busy with a quilt related mini-project as well.

We will be staying at Hotel Hamilton for two (2) nights.  Since this is really a “quilting retreat” type of hotel,
most rooms sleep five (5) persons per room.  All beds are single beds, therefore everyone will have their
own bed.

We will have dinner catered in so that you can maximize your time! Compliments of Dream Vacation Tours!  Then, directly at the retreat, we will be attending a “Quilting Event” hosted by Courtenay Hughes from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  (CLICK HERE to see her profile) – (PENDING CONFIRMATION)

We will also have a session on how to be an “Efficient Shopper” in Hamilton. J
After the event, we will have a “PYJAMA PARTY” in the sewing room and anyone who comes in their PJ’s will have their name entered to win a prize!  This is totally optional for those who would like to participate! J
You will be able to sew to your heart’s content, enjoy the chatter of the group or just relax and get rested for your big day tomorrow in Hamilton!  CLICK HERE to visit Missouri Star Quilt Co. website

DAY 8:  SATURDAY, APRIL 29 – HAMILTON MO - LOCAL
This morning after a nice hot breakfast, we will head to the quilt shops in Hamilton which open at 9:00am and we will be ready!  You will have all morning to shop and buy whatever catches your eye for your next project!

We will have lunch at MSQC at 12pm and then you will attend the “Jenny Doan Trunk Show” at 1:00pm included) – (PENDING CONFIRMATION)

This afternoon you can hit the shops again!

Once we get back to the retreat later this afternoon, we will have dinner catered in for you.  This evening, you will be invited to join in on a “Quilting Session” or you can choose to relax in your room or sew to your heart’s content in the sewing room.  A full day’s agenda will be provided for this day during the trip… you will not want to miss the quilting adventures of this day! J  All kits will be provided free of charge!

DAY 9:  SUNDAY, APRIL 30 – HAMILTON MO TO MEMPHIS TN (1 NIGHT)
After a nice hot breakfast buffet, we will head to Memphis TN. After a nice lunch, we will travel to Memphis where tonight, we will stay at the famous GUEST HOUSE at Graceland”.  This evening, you can also enjoy (for FREE) “Make your own Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich” at the Guest House. (Elvis’ favourite)

DAY 10:  MONDAY, MAY 1 – MEMPHIS TN TO NASHVILLE TN (2 NIGHTS)
After a nice hotel breakfast buffet, we will visit GRACELAND & THE COMPLEX where you will be able to visit not only the house, but also most of the exhibit and the airplanes. (optional – added cost)

After lunch along the way, we will then visit the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills Tennessee. (included)

Later this afternoon, we will check-in to the hotel and then get ready for the evening.

This evening, for those who want to visit downtown, you will be able explore restaurants and bars such as Legends’ Corner, The Stage, Tootsies and Cadillac Ranch, where admission is always free.  There are also lots of unique shops to check out along this popular street OR you will have the option to go to the mall and shop at the Opry Mills Mall. The bus will do a pick-up at both locations tonight.  You can also choose to stay at the hotel and relax.

DAY 11:  TUESDAY, MAY 2 – NASHVILLE TN - LOCAL
This morning we will be leaving at 8:00am to visit Studio B (8:30am) (optional-added cost).  After, we will head to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame (10:00am) (optional-added cost) OR you will have the option to go shopping at the Opry Mills Mall in Nashville, where the bus will drop you off and pick you up OR you can choose to spend the day on Broadway to visit places like the Ryman Auditorium.

This afternoon at 2:00pm, you will have the option to do a “Backstage Tour of the Grand Ole Opry” (optional - added cost) OR shop at the Opry Mills Mall.   Then we will return to the hotel to relax and freshen up a bit.
After supper, you will have the option to relax at the hotel, explore Broadway (World Famous Honky Tonks) or attend the “Grand Ole Opry Show” (optional - added cost).

DAY 12:  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 – NASHVILLE TN TO WINCHESTER VA (1 NIGHT)
Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast and meet with your Tour Director to check out of our hotel. Today we will be travelling to Winchester VA with breaks and lunch along the way.  Enjoy the scenery as we travel.

This evening, we will arrive at our host hotel in Winchester VA.  Tonight, we will relax at the hotel.

DAY 13:  THURSDAY, MAY 4 – WINCHESTER VA TO NATICK MA (1 NIGHT)
Today after a hot breakfast, we will continue our journey towards home, but we will be staying overnight in Natick MA.  There will be surprises, games and movies along the way!

Tonight, we will check in at the hotel and you can have a nice relaxing dinner at the hotel restaurant or order in if you prefer.  The evening is yours to enjoy and relax before our final journey home tomorrow.

DAY 14:  FRIDAY, MAY 5 – NATICK MA TO NEW BRUNSWICK
This morning after a nice hot breakfast, we will begin our journey home at 7:45am and we will travel through Massachusetts, Maine and New Brunswick.  We will stop along the way for breaks and lunch and also stop at the Duty-Free Store before crossing back into Canada.  Your Tour Guide will play games, movies along the way to pass the time.

We will arrive in Moncton in the early evening at approximately 8:30pm where you will say your good-byes to your Tour Guide and Bus Driver and leave with plenty of new friendships made, great purchases and wonderful memories of the Quilter’s Bucket List Dream Tour (Nashville & Memphis).
 
CITY / TOWN ARRIVAL TIME LOCATION / ADDRESS
Woodstock 5:30 PM Murray’s Irving / Tim’s – 194 Beardsley Rd.
Fredericton 6:30 PM Blue Canoe (former Irving Big Stop) - 415 Nevers Rd.
Moncton 8:15 PM Four Points Sheraton – 40 Lady Ada Blvd.
Moncton 8:30 PM The Brick – 75 Trinity Dr.
*** SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***

* The itinerary and the hotel are subject to change.
*Events/activities time is subject to change. We will try our best to keep everything on schedule.

Price includes (13 breakfasts, 4 meals minimum, all quilting attractions and Hamilton seminars, guided tour, transportation, accommodations, highlights & tax) per person
(Canadian funds)
GUEST PER ROOM REGULAR PRICE PIF
4 $2499 $2399
3 $2699 $2599
2 $2999 $2899
1 $4099 $3999


Deposit of $300 per person is required to reserve your seat
Full payment is due upon booking
Deposit or full payment is non-refundable.
We strongly suggest travel insurance.
* The itinerary and the hotel are subject to change.
*Events/activities time is subject to change. We will try our best to keep everything on schedule.
TO BOOK OR FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CALL:
(506) 804-0989 OR TOLL FREE: (844) 804-0989

Highlights

Highlights (all included in price)

  • Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation
  • PICK UP LOCATIONS: Moncton, Fredericton & Woodstock
  • Dream Vacation Tour Guide for complete tour
  • 13 nights’ accommodations in quality hotels / 14 days
  • 1 night in Bird-In-Hand PA (Lancaster PA)
  • 1 night in Memphis (Guest House at Graceland Hotel)
  • 2 nights in Nashville
  • 2 nights in Hamilton Missouri at the Quilt Retreat Inn
  • 3 nights in Paducah Kentucky
  • 13 hot breakfasts 
  • 4 group meals (minimum)
  • Trunk Show with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co. (PENDING CONFIRMATION)
  • Quilting Event with Courtney Hughes from Missouri Star Quilt Company (PENDING CONFIRMATION)
  • Sewing Machines included during your stay at Hamilton Inn Retreat
  • Shopping Extravaganza at Missouri Star Quilt Co. and other local quilt shops
  • Two (2) full days at the AQS Quilt Show
  • Shopping at the local quilt and gift shops in Bird-In-Hand
  • Guided Tour of Paducah
  • Visit Loretta Lynn Ranch
  • Many other shopping opportunities along the way
  • Unlimited FREE cold water and snacks on the motor coach
  • Entertainment and Surprises along the way! ????

OPTIONS FOR NASHVILLE TN                                                      OPTION FOR MEMPHIS TN
  • Backstage Tour of the Grand Old Opry ($30CAN)                  Tour of Graceland ($90CAN)
  • Grand Old Opry Evening Show ($65CAN)
  • Country Music Hall of Fame & Studio B ($50CAN) OR Country Music Hall of Fame only ($30CAN)