Come Touring with Tania!
2000 Tour diary
Tania Kernaghan joins
the Original Country Music Tour!
After many years of inviting her along, Tania has finally been able to put some time aside from her other commitments and join us as an escort on the Original Escorted tour to Branson, Memphis Jack Daniels and Nashville for Fan Fair this June.
Tania's Uncle Stan and Aunt Dorothy came along on our tour 5 years ago so she's heard all about it from them. They were the couple who got engaged in Branson, and surprizing as all, they then got married in Nashville. Tania is determined to do the whole tour, not just a drop in and meet and greet. She's along for the ride, travelling with us to Branson then down through Memphis and across to Jack Daniel's and Nashville. "The party at Jack Daniel's sounds like my kind of Barbie" she says. Tania's sister Fiona, who is successfully carving a career as a songwriter in the USA is now in Nashville and the girls will get together during Fan Fair week for the first time in ages.
Rosie says "We've been buddies for years with Tania, and if there's one artist in Country Music in Australia who knows as much about good fun as she does about great singing, this is the girl. We're delighted to have her along with us".
DAY 1 - MONDAY
- 5th June Australia to Los Angeles
We meet in Sydney for the first time. Departing on Qantas 747 early afternoon direct to LA. We cross the international dateline, arriving in the USA mid-morning. Transfer to the Sheraton Hotel to relax or for the awake & active, an optional tour of LA. Overnight Los Angeles
- TUESDAY - 6th June LA to St Louis to Branson
Early departure for St Louis Mo. Where we arrive early afternoon. We meet our coach and experienced guide Miss "Bill" Hunt for the trip through the Ozarks to Branson maybe stopping at Lamberts (home of the Throwed Roll) for some tucker. SEE NOTES ON BRANSON Tonight our first night at the Atrium Inn Overnight in Branson
- FRIDAY - 9th JUNE Branson to Memphis
DAYS 3 to 4 - WED & THURS - 7-8th JUNE. Branson
A couple of relaxing days doing optional Country Music Shows from the dozens on offer. We have your ticket to one of the best shows on the strip. 2 more nights at the Atrium Inn Branson
DAY 6 - SATURDAY - 10th JUNE Memphis to Lynchburg
This longstanding and respected show was re-located last year
to the brand new Nashville Arena, now called the Gaylord Entertainment
Centre. Because of the demand for these tickets, so we ask that
you book as early as possible.
The TNN Country Awards Gala presented by Country Weekly Magazine, certainly the Night of Nights of Fan Fair week.
DAY 9 to 12
- TUE - FRIDAY 12 - 16th JUNE Nashville
Fan Fair is in full swing. Shows, autographs, fan clubs, souvenirs, and maybe some surprises along the way. Full buffet breakfast every day at the Opryland Hotel. Fan Fair begins each day at 10 am and finishes each night around 10 pm. Your transport ticket will get you to Fan Fair without any problems, even deliver you downtown whenever you like and back to the hotel. You can visit the Hall of Fame, The Wild Horse Saloon, Miss Tootsie’s or even take the River Taxi from the Hotel to downtown. It’s your choice.
The Week is yours to enjoy, but we remain available to assist wherever we can.
Friday night our visit to the Grand Ole Opry!
. DAY 13 - Saturday - 17th JUNE - Home Or Optional Touring (see the Big Bus Trip) Breakfast at the Opryland, then check out. Today the Big Bus Trip (BBT) Optional Add-On tour leaves Nashville for the trip to New Orleans. See the BBT page for details of this special year 2000 great Southern experience.
Tour diary now online, click
You can check out our exploits on the last tour
by visiting the 1999 Tour Diary or our 1997 Tour Diary
Return Economy airfares on Qantas from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. Special fares for connecting flights from other places.
Your 13 Day Fully Escorted Tour Includes
Local Tour Escort services right from St Louis to Nashville plus
Tania Kernaghan, and Ron & Rosie Adsett, from The Country Music Store will escort you from Sydney
All transfers & luggage handling throughout.
All Breakfasts. including full restaurant buffet breakfasts in Memphis and in Nashville at the Opryland hotel
All International Air Taxes
All Accommodation with private facilities including the World Famous OPRYLAND Hotel.
Full Fan Fair registration
All Day Transportation Pass from your hotel to Fan Fair which allows you to get around the city, on a schedule that suits you not the bus driver.
Admissions to all shows designated in this itinerary including
one top show in Branson,
Platinum Tour of Elvis' GRACELAND in Memphis including the car & plane Museums,
In Nashville the Friday Night Grand Ole Opry,
entry to Studio ‘B’ and the Country Music Hall of Fame plus
entry to the Ryman Auditorium museum,
Tour of Nashville including MUSIC ROW.
Guided Tour, Barbeque and Country Hoedown at JACK DANIELS Distillery in Lynchburg.
Travel bag and souvenir pack from TravelWorld & the Country Music Store. Travel with the folks who know Country Music and know Nashville!
Travel arranged by TRAVELWORLD
Lisc No TAG 343
call Ruth Carlton or Anna Manson on 1800 065 152
or in Brisbane phone 3844 4999
the Country Music Store
For full details and enquiries call
Ron or Rosie Adsett at
phone 07 3221 3000 or fax 07 3221 3983
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and the Big Bus Tour to New Orleans
2000 Tour diary
or the 1999 Tour Diary (if you're game)
or visit our 1997 Tour Diary
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