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THE GREAT SOUTH WESTERN TREK May 31 – June 14, 2020

THE GREAT SOUTH WESTERN TREK May 31 – June 14, 2020

NEW ORLEANS, TEXAS, NEW MEXICO & ROUTE 66
Starting at $3,464.00

PRICE PER PERSON based on hotel room occupancy:
Single: $4,619.00
Double: $3,464.00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
$400.00 deposit due upon booking Balance due 45 days prior to departure

Following the success of our 2019 trip to the Great North West National Parks, this year we are heading South West to Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico and then home via Rte. 66! Cajuns, Cowboys, Aliens, Cadillac’s & Ducks…what else do you need!

Sunday May 31 Travel south to Savannah, GA and experience over 280 years of Savannah’s history as our expert guide shows you the sights and landmarks of Georgia’s First City! Relax in a climate controlled convertible Sprinter as you pass under oaks dripping with Spanish Moss, pass by beautiful historic Colonial & Victorian homes, and travel down cobbled streets from days gone by. Our experienced tour guides bring alive the enchanting history of one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States and guide you around the charming squares of Savannah’s historic district. Check into our downtown hotel and discover the many dining options on River Street.

Monday June 1 Continue on our first day journey West as we head through the panhandle of Florida, through Mississippi and into Louisiana where we arrive this evening in New Orleans. There is so much to see and do in this city and our hotel is located in The French Quarter only 1 block from the legendary Bourbon Street, so enjoy the dining and entertainment scene this evening! B

oak alleyTuesday June 2 After breakfast we meet our local guide for a morning city tour of New Orleans. Explore the most important neighborhoods outside of the French Quarter, including the Garden District, Marigny, Bywater, 9th Ward, Treme, Central City, Irish Channel, Riverbend, Lower Garden District, Mid-City, Bayou St. John, etc. In addition, learn 300 years of history, fun facts, and plenty of folklore.This afternoon you have a choice; either a trip out to The Oak Alley Plantation or a tour of Mardi Gras World!

A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley Plantation invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past. The Slavery at Oak Alley exhibit, Civil War exhibit, Sugarcane Theater and Big House offer an experience as compelling as the plantation’s 25 historic acres and 300-year-old alley of oaks.

Since 1947, the artists and craftsmen of Mardi Gras World have designed and built the oldest and biggest parade floats and attractions for each Mardi Gras season, with over 500 floats built and decorated each year. When you begin your Mardi Gras World tour, you’ll get an overview of the history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans before your guide takes you through the float den, where the artists work year-round to build spectacular floats and props. You never get this close to the floats while they’re rolling in Mardi Gras parades, and this is certainly the only place to see how these amazing pieces come to life each year. You’ll even get a chance to dress up in Mardi Gras costume! The rest of the afternoon is free for further exploration of New Orleans. “Laissez les bons temps rouler”! B

Wednesday June 3 Today we head into the Lone Star State, Texas and the city of San Antonio. Along the way we will stop for an included dinner before checking into our hotel located next to the famed Riverwalk. B D

alamoThursday June 4 A must when visiting San Antonio is a tour of “The Alamo”. For 13 days in 1836, close to 200 Texas defenders held the Alamo from approximately 2,500 of Mexican General Santa Anna’s troops. The most famous of the defenders, William Travis, James Bowie, and David Crockett, died fighting overwhelming odds for Texas freedom. Today we rediscover this gem of Texas history, with a guided tour through the 4.2-acre complex and the Alamo Gardens. “Remember the Alamo!” We continue our tour of San Antonio with a local guide and visit the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park to experience the stories of people who came into the Spanish missions to live in the 1700s. This evening is free to discover The Riverwalk at night with its wonderful dining options. B

waterfront diningFriday June 5 One of the best ways to experience downtown San Antonio is from the river itself so this morning we will hop onto a river barge for a guided cruise along the river. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the River Walk and experience San Antonio’s excellent dining, shopping and entertainment. B

Saturday June 6 Continuing West today we say goodbye to Texas and hello to New Mexico. Our overnight destination is the UFO Capital of the World, Roswell. A walk down main street is a must see for anyone with an interest in UFO’s or how the events of 1947 have shaped this rural town, Alien Street Lights and all! Dinner, back on earth, is included. B D

roswellSunday June 7 In July 1947 something crashed in the desert between Corona and Roswell and it may not have been part of a weather balloon! Known as the "Roswell Incident", this grandfather of modern UFO cases purports that not only was there an extraterrestrial UFO crash, but a top-secret military retrieval operation, as well as a government cover-up campaign that has lasted for over 60 years. Find out the ‘truth’ as our expert step on guide takes us on a journey to the places where it all supposedly happened. Explore Roswell Army Airfield, the former military base that was home to the 509th Bomb Group, the elite unit that was so closely involved with the UFO incident. Discover the infamous Hangar (Building 84) where the recovered spacecraft and alien bodies were kept. At each location your guide will discuss the events and the known facts; it’s up to you to decide what really happened. Wave goodbye to the little green men and continue onto the city of Albuquerque. After checking into our hotel enjoy an included dinner in the historic district. B D

tramwayMonday June 8 Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city sits in the high desert. Enjoy a trip on the Sandia Peak Tramway, an aerial tramway which stretches from the northeast edge of Albuquerque to the crest line of the Sandia Mountains. Experience amazing views of the 28,000 square kilometers of New Mexico’s countryside as you are transported above deep canyons on this unforgettable ride. This, afternoon, enjoy wandering the historic district which is set up in the traditional Spanish colonial way, with a central plaza anchored by a church. B

Tuesday June 9 We take a day trip today to the hill town of Santa Fe located at an elevation of 7000 feet. Here, join our local guide to learn about the towns vivid history through the centuries. Founded in 1609, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the country, with a bundle of intriguing stories to match. From ancient Native settlements to the tumult of the Spanish Colonial era and the escapades of the Wild West, you’ll stroll right through the pages of history. B

cadillacWednesday June 10 Returning back East, we shall follow America’s mother road, Route 66, with a stop in Tucumcari for lunch (on own), where many vintage motels and restaurants built in the 1930s to the 1950s, are still in business. Route 66 has many strange and wonderful sights so it is also here you can view The Tee Pee Curios and a little further on The World’s Largest Pop Bottle & Store! Continuing on to Amarillo, TX our next stop is a little different. You’ve probably seen them on TV, now experience them in person; 10 classic Cadillac Cars buried nose down in the ground at the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation. Dinner and overnight in Amarillo. B D

Thursday June 11 Continuing our journey, we stop in the town of Clinton, for the ultimate Route 66 experience, The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum. Visitors can take a personal journey through the history of the nation's most revered highway. Encounter the iconic ideas, images, and myths of the Mother Road. Learn about the dreams and the labor needed to make the road a reality. Experience the Dust Bowl as thousands streamed along the road, away from drought and despair, and towards the "land of promise." Listen to the sounds of the Big Band era, when the roar of the big trucks and the welcome home cries to returning soldiers dominated the road. Sit at the counter or a booth in the 1950s diner and feel the open road as America's families vacationed along the length of Route 66. Continue onto Oklahoma City for an included dinner and overnight. B D

ducksFriday June 12 Our final stop on the Great South Western Trek will be Memphis, TN. Here you are in for a surprise as we are overnighting at the famous Peabody Hotel. We’ll aim to get there before the traditional Peabody Duck March to their lobby pond. The evening is then free to dine on Beale Street. B

Saturday June 13 A delicious Breakfast at the luxury Peabody Hotel rounds out this trip as we start our journey home with a last overnight and a final included dinner in Atlanta. B D

Sunday June 14 Continue onto Myrtle Beach. B

HIGHLIGHTS
Tour of Savannah
Guides tour of New Orleans
Oak Alley Plantation or Mardi Gras World
Guided tour of San Antonio including entrance to The Alamo & San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
San Antonio River cruise
The "Roswell Incident" tour
Sandia Peak Tramway
Tour of Santa Fe
Route 66 curios’ including the Cadillac Ranch
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
Peabody Duck March

INCLUDED
Transportation roundtrip by motor coach
Storehouse Tours tour escort
14 nights’ lodging
All tours & admissions listed
Includes 20 meals
14 Breakfast
6 Dinners
All taxes, baggage handling and travel arrangements

DEPARTURES
Myrtle Beach

BOOKINGS
Contact Ms. Robin McCall at
(843) 235-2966 or e-mail
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TRANSPORTATION
Modern motorcoach transportation will be provided. The motorcoach will be equipped with DVD players, restroom and operated by experienced drivers.

TOUR ESCORT
A Storehosue Tours travel representative will accompany the group to all destinations to oversee the trip and take care of all travel arrangements and details.

PAYMENTS
Make all check payments payable to Storehouse Tours and mail to:

Storehouse Tours
37 Heather Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
or
you may pay with a credit card over the phone. Please note there is a 3% processing fee for all credit card payments

OPTIONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE
Storehouse Tours has partnered with “Kelly Tours” & “Travel Insured” who offer excellent Travel Insurance, providing peace of mind in case you have to cancel for a variety of reasons or your trip is disrupted due to medical or other reasons. Please contact Travel Insured directly:

http://www.travelinsured.com/agency?agency=44945

or call 1-800-243-3174 & reference Kelly Tours account #44945

CANCELATION
On multi day ground trips:
No cancelation penalty if a trip is cancelled before the final payment due date. 50% cancelation penalty if a trip is cancelled 44–30 days prior to trip departure. 100% cancelation penalty if trip is canceled within 30 days of trip departure.

FINAL LETTER
A final trip letter will be provided three weeks prior to the trip departure date highlighting hotel phone numbers, departure and return times, a list of what to bring and a current itinerary.

TO CONFIRM RESERVATIONS
Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve Basis. It is important that reservations and deposits be made at the earliest possible date to ensure availability of a particular tour.

Please contact Ms. Robin McCall at (843) 235-2966 for bookings & payments