Double: $2200 per person
Single: $2800 per person
Non-members add $25
Deluxe Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation
On-board Friendly Host
8 Nights Hotel Accommodations Including:
- 4-night Stay at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
17 Meals Including:
- Home-made Coal Miners Sack Lunch
- Country Dinner with Entertainment
- Franks Outback
- The Rathskeller
Butcher Holler - Birthplace of Loretta Lynn
Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery
Ralph Stanley Museum
Free Day in Myrtle Beach with shuttle to Barefoot Landing
Free Time in Downtown Georgetown
South Carolina Maritime Museum
Kaminski House Museum
- Botanical Gardens
- Huntington Sculpture Garden
- Creek Excursion Boat Ride
Original Hammock Shops Village
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Old Friends Farm
This tour requires average physical activity. Participants should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly on uneven ground or unpaved trails.
Deposit & Final Payment:
A $300 deposit per person is required within one week of reservation. Payment is due, in full, by August 1, 2022. No refunds will be issued after June 1, 2022
Day 1: Monday, September 19, 2022
Join us this morning from the available departure location of your choice, meet your friendly onboard Trailways host and driver and then settle in as we head for the east coast!
Today, enjoy rest and refresh breaks as we travel along, as well as a stop for lunch, on your own. We’ll make our way to Lexington, Kentucky this evening to check in for an overnight stay and enjoy dinner at the Cracker Barrel Country Store with an included gift card.
Day 2: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before departing for Butcher Holler – the birthplace of Loretta Lynn. Visit Loretta Lynn’s humble beginnings, the cabin that shaped her into the Coal Miner’s Daughter and the sensation that captured America’s heart. Stand on the porch where Loretta and her sister, Crystal Gayle, sang songs and honed their skills before becoming some of Country Music’s greatest stars. Inside, you will find authentic Loretta Lynn memorabilia, her mother’s original washboard, porch swing, bed and more.
For lunch, you will enjoy a true coal miner’s sack lunch which includes homemade vegetable soup, 7-layer salad, a chicken or bologna sandwich and a slice of cake with a soda.
Our next stop today will be at the Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery for a tour and tasting.
Nestled deep in the heart of the Appalachian foothills of Eastern Kentucky you will find Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery, where handcrafted beverages are a toast to the proud spirit of the mountains and the passionate people who shape the region. Stories that move mountains live here, including the legendary Hatfield’s and McCoy’s feud, the dawn of Bluegrass music and starry nights spent making moonshine along the Tug Fork stream. Dueling Barrels invites you to explore the rich history and culture through the lens of brewing and distilling. Founders Pearse and Deirdre Lyons feel a special kinship with the mountains, craftsmanship and hardworking people of Appalachia. After immigrating to Kentucky from Ireland, they developed an affinity for the region because of the many ways it reminds them of home.
This afternoon, visit the Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood, Virginia. The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center opened its doors in October 2004, providing a truly unique museum experience for music lovers. Stop by and take an interactive musical journey through the career of Dr. Ralph Stanley and the history of traditional mountain music right here where it all started – the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia.
Enjoy a true country dinner this evening of fried chicken, green beans, creamed potatoes, slaw, peach cobbler with coffee, lemonade and unsweet tea.
Check in for an overnight stay in your Weaverville, North Carolina hotel tonight.
Day 3: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort! Enjoy rest and refresh breaks along the way, as well as a stop for lunch, on your own, before arriving in Myrtle beach and checking in for a 4-night stay at this wonderful resort. After having some time to refresh this afternoon and rest, depart for the Carolina Opry this evening.
The impressive variety of live music shows in Myrtle Beach can be traced back to one man, Calvin Gilmore, and his singular vision that first-rate entertainment could thrive along the Grand Strand. The Carolina Opry Theater was the first live theater to open in Myrtle Beach and the only one in the area for seven years. Several years and many successes later, several corporations have followed Gilmore’s model and opened theaters of their own. Now, in its 32nd season, the critically acclaimed theater boasts over 9,000 performances and has been running longer than any show in Broadway history. Gilmore’s exceptionally high standards for talent and production quality have been recognized by the industry and the public; his shows are the only shows to win the state’s highest tourism award, The Governor’s Cup.
Day 4: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Enjoy breakfast at the resort this morning. Today is a free day to enjoy the resort’s amenities and a day at the beach! We will provide a scheduled shuttle service with the Burlington Trailways motorcoach throughout the day to Barefoot Landing. Located along the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, it features a variety of national retail shops, quaint boutiques, an impressive selection of restaurants and eateries, along with exciting entertainment and amusement offerings. Lunch and dinner today will be on your own.
Optional: Alabama Theater – ONE The Show $43-$63 per person
Consistently voted the #1 Live Entertainment Theatre by Myrtle Beach visitors and locals, the Alabama Theatre presents ONE The Show – combining extraordinary talent, iconic production numbers, sizzling visual elements and extravagant costuming with hit songs from many musical genres into a single production that critics are calling “A Mega Hit.” The strength of ONE The Show is the power of its music that carries the audience through the enchanting evening. No audience member will be touched in the same way as ONE weaves a magical musical journey filled with song, dance, and laughter. Rest assured that the night will be one of the most enjoyable nights of live entertainment you will ever experience – vigorous, uplifting and even spiritual. That’s the Power of ONE.
Day 5: Friday, September 23, 2022
After a wonderful breakfast at the resort, depart for Hobcaw Barony. A 16,000-acre research reserve, Hobcaw Barony is one of the few undeveloped tracts on the Waccamaw Neck. The Native Americans called it “hobcaw,” meaning between the waters. In 1718, the land became a colonial land grant or barony. Sold and subdivided into plantations, the land was part of profitable rice production until the beginning of the 20th century.
In 1670, the English created the first permanent settlement in Carolina at Charles Towne. By 1716, an English/Native American trading post had been established at Hobcaw Barony. By 1711, Hobcaw Point was surveyed and named Hobcaw Barony, one of 10 colonial baronies bestowed by English King George I in 1718. John Lord Carteret, one of the 10 Lord’s Proprietors, received Hobcaw Barony, but sold the undeveloped land in 1730. Divided and subdivided into a number of individual plantations, most of Hobcaw Barony’s new boundary lines ran from the river to the sea, across the Waccamaw Neck.
The plantation system was established in the agricultural Southern colonies and quickly became dependent on slave labor, first from Barbados and then primarily from West Africa. Early exports included naval stores, salt, animal hides, pickled beef and salted or smoked pork. Export crops included citrus fruits, wine, grapes, tobacco, cotton, corn, indigo and rice. By 1850, Georgetown District was the world’s second largest producer of “Carolina Gold” rice.
Enslaved Africans’ knowledge of tidal cultivation of rice, skills, and strengths in diverse areas of plantation work resulted in millions of pounds of rice produced annually in the Georgetown District. After emancipation, many former slaves and their descendants remained on low-country plantations. Rice production continued until the early 20th century and low wages were offset by subsistence farming, employee housing and food from the woods and waters.
After our tour, enjoy some free time to shop and explore downtown Georgetown. Be sure to allow some time to have lunch while here, on your own.
This afternoon, visit the Rice Museum. The story of the rice culture in Georgetown County is captured here. Through amps, dioramas, artifacts, and other exhibits, visitors to the museum gain a knowledge and understanding of a society based on one crop. The museum is located in the Old Market Building, erected in 1842 and the first Georgetown structure to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Next up is the South Carolina Maritime Museum. In 1996, the Harbor Historical Association launched a dream to create a museum that would celebrate the maritime history of South Carolina and Georgetown, the state’s second largest port. In 2011, with community support, the South Carolina Maritime Museum opened on the waterfront in historic downtown Georgetown. It is home to the prized Fresnel lens of the old North Island lighthouse. The Museum’s mission is to create enjoyable experiences for both young people and adults by featuring photographs, documents, artifacts, and interactive exhibits related to South Carolina’s rich and remarkable maritime history.
Then, visit the Kaminski House Museum. Located in historic downtown, the Kaminski House Museum offers antiques, architecture, and history all wrapped up in a bow of Southern hospitality. Meticulously preserved, you will experience life in Georgetown from the 18th century through the two Great Wars as you take a guided tour and listen to intriguing tales of South Carolinians.
Of the more than 60 antebellum homes in Georgetown, the Kaminski House stands out as one of the most representative of the Georgian style of the era. Built on a bluff overlooking the Sampit River, the Kaminski House is typical of the Low country “single house” style of the mid-18th century.
Early evening, arrive at Frank’s Outback for an included dinner. Walk through the open kitchen to enter the dining room. Once inside, enjoy a warm, welcoming atmosphere, and a mix of flavors from Low Country to Pacific Rim, always prepared with the freshest, finest ingredients.
Depart after dinner to return to the resort for the remainder of the evening on your own.
Day 6: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Enjoy breakfast at the resort this morning before we head to Murrells Inlet to visit Brookgreen Gardens.
Brookgreen Gardens is the floral jewel of South Carolina’s coast. Located north of Charleston and south of Myrtle Beach on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, the 9,127-acre property preserves this historic site’s natural and cultivated landscape.
Explore the Botanical Gardens along with Live Oak Alley which is comprised of 250-year-old Live Oak trees that were planted in the early 1700’s when it was originally four thriving rice plantations. You’ll also find the four wings of the butterfly garden offering many horticultural surprises and delights as you explore.
Huntington Sculpture Garden contains the largest and most comprehensive collection of American figurative sculpture in the country, displayed in a stunning garden setting, three galleries and a visible storage and research facility.
The Creek Excursion Boat Rides takes us on a cruise of the creeks on a 48-foot pontoon boat. We will pass historic rice fields, now home to alligators, waterfowl, and osprey as an interpreter helps you see the distinctive landscape of the rice plantations and understand the role of enslaved Africans in the cultivation of the rice crop and the shaping of the history of Low Country.
This afternoon, depart for Original Hammock Shops Village on Pawley’s Island. It all began more than 75 years ago with a great hammock. Riverboat Captain Joshua John Ward had created the most comfortable and sturdy cotton-rope hammock ever in 1889 – and it steadily grew in popularity over the years. So, by 1938, when his family opened the Original Hammock Shop along U.S. 17 in Pawleys Island, it was only natural to feature this beautiful example of local craftsmanship. In addition to hand-woven hammocks, fresh-caught crabs and oysters, art prints, and other items, the roadside attraction eventually added a plant nursery. And over the years, more and more buildings joined the complex – many of which were former local landmarks that were saved from demolition and moved to the site.
Enjoy an included dinner with fresh seafood and top-grade beef at Wicked Tuna Waterfront Dining at Murrell’s Inlet. Their own fishing fleet ensures the “Hook to Plate” fresh philosophy every day.
Depart to return to the resort for the remainder of the evening free to spend how you wish.
Day 7: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Enjoy one last breakfast at the resort this morning before checking out. Enjoy rest and refresh breaks along the way as well as a stop for lunch, on your own, as we travel along. We arrive at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia this afternoon.
A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is dedicated to the telling of one story only, an event that Johnny Cash called The Big Bang of Country Music. In 1927 a talent scout for the Victor Talking Machine Company had four men carry a portable recording device into a Bristol hat factory and invited local musicians to record the music of the Appalachians. Through this museum, because of “The Bristol Sessions,” the region’s rich music legacy sings loud and proud today. The legendary Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers were among the first artists ever recorded.
Enjoy dinner this evening at J. Rank’s Restaurant. The restaurant is located in a beautifully restored 1850 Victorian home. The house itself is rich in history and offers a unique dining experience. It was originally built by the Vance family of Bristol and was lost during the Civil War. The house was later returned to the Vance family.
Arrive in Morristown, Tennessee for your overnight stay tonight.
Day 8: Monday, September 26, 2022
Have breakfast this morning before we depart for Old Friends Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky. This 136-acre Thoroughbred Retirement Farm lets you get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm, Breeders’ Cup Champions Alphabet Soup and Amazombie, along with Stakes winners Game-On Dude and Ide. These champions live alongside hard knockers like Fighting City Hall and Popcorn Deelites whose only claim to racing fame was starring in the film Seabiscuit. Take a 1.5-hour walking tour where you will get to meet at least 10 to 15 retirees including 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm.
Depart this afternoon to enjoy some free time in downtown Georgetown and have lunch, on your own.
Check in to the Drury Inn & Suites Indianapolis Northeast early this evening and enjoy a kickback reception with drinks and snacks.
Dinner this evening will be at The Rathskeller. Housed in a historic, architecturally notable Germany cultural center, the Rathskeller has been in operation since 1894 making it Indianapolis’ oldest restaurant and still serves traditional Germanic fare like Sauerbraten and Schnitzel, but also serves less-traditional fare as well. If you are a beer lover, they offer brews and microbrews from Germany, Europe, the U.K., and North America.
Day 9: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Enjoy one last breakfast at the hotel with your fellow Trailways Travelers before we load up and head for home this morning with all of the memories made in Myrtle Beach and along the Crooked Road Music Trail!
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Davenport, IA CASI|| 1035 W Kimberly Road |
Center for Active Seniors
|Ft. Madison, IA|| Ft. Madison Prison Industries Parking Lot |
1st Street & Avenue E
|Mediapolis, IA|| Mediapolis, IA - Mepo. Foods |
111 N. Wapello Rd.
|Muscatine, IA|| Muscatine - Wal*Mart 3003 US-61 |
|Wapello, IA|| Wapello, Jack N Jill on Hwy 61 |
503 US 61, Wapello, IA
|West Burlington|| West Burlington, IA Westland Mall |
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