Tour Escorted by Edna Carroll
Itinerary- September 23-October 1, 2020
September 23, 2020
We will depart Mississauga early in the morning stopping in Woodstock and London for a pick up on our way to Joliet Il. We will be stopping at one of my favorite quilt shops, Country Stitches in Lansing Michigan before arriving at the Harrah’s Joliet Hotel late in the afternoon, where we will be staying for the night.
September 24, 2020
After a hot breakfast we will be departing the hotel and be on our way. Lunch will be on the Mark Twain Riverboat, then after we will enjoy a cruise up the mighty Mississippi. This historic town is the home of Mark Twain, where he wrote his famous novels. This is also the home to the Hickory Stick quilt shop and Bits & Pieces quilt shops as well. You will have a few hours to explore the quaint shops in Hannibal. Later in the afternoon we will arrive in Chillicothe at the Comfort Inn & Suites where will be staying the next 3 nights. (B, L)
September 25, 2020
Everyone will be excited today as you will have the day to explore all the quilt shops in Hamilton Missouri, home of Missouri Star Quilt Company! This is the Disney Land for Quilters and there are plenty of games, prizes & give aways at the birthday bash! Today we will be entertained by Jenny Doan with her trunk show. (B,)
September 26, 2020
Today you will have the whole day in Hamilton Missouri to take part in all the events and so you can visit the quilt shops you missed yesterday. (B)
September 27, 2020
After breakfast we will board the coach and head to Branson Missouri. Our lunch stop today will be in Springfield Missouri where you will have time to shop at Joann Fabric & Craft Store. We will arrive at the hotel in Branson late in the afternoon. (B,D)
September 28, 2020
Today we will visit the fabulous Quilts & Quilts Shoppe. This afternoon you will be able to visit the waterfront, with it’s quaint shops. Tonight we will enjoy dinner at Paradise Grill Buffet then we are off to enjoy one of the many shows in Branson. (B,D)
September 29, 2020
This morning you will be able to visit the Outlet Mall or another shopping location. This afternoon we will be off to see the #1 Hits of the 60's show. After dinner at Florentina's we will be entertained at the Haygoods Show. this is one of my favorites! The Haygoods are a very talented family who can sing, dance and perform a high energy show. (B, D)
September 30, 2020
We will start our journey home stopping in Indianapolis for the night. (B)
October 1, 2020
We will arrive home late in the afternoon or early evening. (B)
B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
Amazing Tour Price
Priced per person in CDN Dollars
Price includes taxes.
Shows and restaurants could change depending on availability.
Payable by cheque to TravelOnly, e-transfer or credit card. Deposit of $300.00 & final payment are non-refundable but can be transferred to another person. Balance is due by May 1, 2020. Trip is dependent on 24 people by March 15, 2020.
7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
Trunk Show by Jenny Doan, 3 shows in Branson, River Boat Cruise on the Mississippi.
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Tour Escorted by Edna Carroll
Itinerary—September 9-16, 2019
September 9, 2019
We will depart early in the morning stopping along the 401 for quilters on our way to Shipshewana Indiana. Country Stitches will be our quilt shop where we will be stopping at today. At this stop we will enjoy lunch by Vicki's Grillin. We will arrive at the Essenhaus Inn late in the afternoon in time for you to enjoy the quilt shop plus many other shops on the grounds of the hotel. Dinner will be on your own at the restaurant on the grounds of the hotel where dinner is served family style. (L)
September 10, 2019
Today we will have an early start and make our way to Paducah! (B)
September 11, 2019
Today we will start our day off with a tour of Paducah by Quilt Man himself! Then we will be visiting the National Quilt Museum, Calico Country, and Hancock’s of Paducah.
September 12-14, 2019
The next 3 days are yours to spend at the Paducah Quilt Show and explore the town of Paducah. There are many artisan’s shops to explore, along with other quilt shops, restaurants and entertainment.
September 15, 2019
After breakfast we will depart the hotel to make our way to Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby! This is going to be an exciting stop with lunch in the Derby Café. We will enjoy a tour of the track and you will be able to visit the Churchill Downs museum. Today there is a surprise for you at the track as well! After this once in a life time stop we will make our way to the hotel.
September 16, 2019
After breakfast we will head home. We will arrive home late in the day.
Amazing Tour Price
Priced per person in CDN Dollars
Double - $1869.00, Triple - $1569.00, Quad - $1419.00, Single - $2797.00
Payable by cheque to TravelOnly, e-transfer or credit card.
Full Payment is due at this time.
I highly advise to purchase Travel Insurance. Please contact Edna for a quote.
Accommodations, Transportation, Registration to the Paducah Quilt Show & souvenir package, 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, tour at Churchill Downs.
The tour must have 24 booked by March 1, 2019 for this to go.
To reserve your place, please contact
Travelonly Corporate Office
Houston Quilt Festival & New Orleans
October 27 - November 9, 2019 OR October 30 - November 6, 2019
October 27, 2019
If travelling by coach we will depart Mississauga early in the morning with pickups in Woodstock, London and Windsor. Today is a travel day so we will stop for breaks and lunch arriving at the hotel near Indianapolis in the late afternoon.
October 28, 2019
After a wonderful breakfast we will travel to Memphis TN home of the late Elvis Presley and the blues music. Arriving later in the afternoon at the Sheraton, in downtown Memphis where we will say for the next two nights. The night is free for you to enjoy the night life and wonderful cuisine of the musical city. (B)
October 29, 2019
After a delicious breakfast we will enjoy the Memphis Mojo Tour plus a guided tour of Sun Studio, the studio that launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, BB King, Howlin' Wolf, Roy Orbison...the list goes on and on! Get your photo taken at the microphone where Elvis recorded or next to Jerry Lee’s piano! You can't go to Memphis with visiting Graceland so this afternoon we will visit the home of Elvis. So get your groove on! Dinner is on your own tonight. (B)
October 30, 2019
Today is a travel day so after an early breakfast we will board the coach and travel to Houston Texas, home of the Houston Quilt Festival. Who knows we might even find a quilt shop along the way. We will arrive at the Whitehall Hotel late in the afternoon/early evening. The Whitehall Hotel is right on the shuttle route for the Houston Quilt Festival. (B)
October 31, 2019
Happy Halloween! We will start the day with a get acquainted group breakfast so anyone who has decided to fly in can get to know the rest of the group. Today we will take the coach to the Quilt Festival to be there when the doors open then the shuttle is there for you to return back to the hotel when ever you want. (B)
November 1 - 2, 2019
These two days are yours to enjoy the festival. The shuttle will be your transportation for these two days so you can go to the Festival as you like. The shuttle runs early for early classes and the last run is when the classes finish at the end of the day. (B)
November 3, 2019
Today we will enjoy a shop hop and visit to the Texas Quilt Museum, which provide a fine showcase for both antique and contemporary quilt art with their high ceilings, brick walls, and original hardwood floors. (B)
November 4, 2019
Today we give our feet a rest and drive to New Orleans, home of Mardi Gras! Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. We will arrive at the Best Western Plus, a French Quarter Hotel landmark, late in the afternoon. Bourbon Street is steps away and favorites like Brennan's are right around the corner. Sample jambalaya, turtle soup, bananas foster and gumbo in the region where it was born. Dinner is on your own so you can experience this fabulous cuisine. (B)
November 5, 2019
This morning we will be visiting and having a tour of the Oak Alley Plantation, a historic plantation located on the west bank of the Mississippi River. From its 28 Oaks to its open spaces, to its hidden nooks and crannies, Oak Alley’s Landscape tells the story of a plantation in its evolution. Wide pastures stand where a Pecan Grove once thrived. A 1920’s formal garden quietly preserves the remains of a 1830’s kitchen hidden under its turf. Almost 200 years of history is impossible to absorb in one visit. Today we will enjoy authentic Cajun/Creole cuisine in the Oak Alley Plantation Restaurant. The afternoon will be yours to explore New Orleans. Today we say goodbye to everyone that fly to meet the tour. (B,L)
November 6, 2019
After a delicious breakfast we make our way to Nashville TN, home of the Grand Old Opry! We will arrive late in the afternoon at the Inn at Opryland, a Gaylord Hotel where we will spend the next 2 nights. (B)
November 7, 2019
Today we will have a tour of this great city and learn all about the home of country music. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. Today we will have a step-on-guide give us a tour of Nashville & a tour of the Ryman Auditorium. Tonight we will enjoy a Dinner Cruise & Show on the General Jackson, One of the largest showboats ever built, the grand General Jackson is an elegant triumph of American ingenuity. With its elegant lacy filigree and stately design, the boat is reminiscent of the opulence of the American Victorian era. (B,D)
November 8, 2019
After breakfast we will get an early start to head towards home. We will be stopping at the Fabric Shack quilt shop today before we reach our hotel in Dayton OH. (B)
November 9, 2019
We will arrive in London late in the afternoon then Woodstock and Mississauga.
Amazing Tour Price - October 27 - November 9, 2019
Priced per person in CDN Dollars Single - $4259.10, Double - $2999.00, Triple - $2589.00 and Quad - $2369.00
All Taxes, All accommodations, 13 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 lunch, tour of Memphis, admission to Graceland, Oak Alley Plantation, Texas Quilt Museum, Ryman Auditorium, tour of New Orleans, Nashville, Dinner Cruise & Show on the General Jackson, admission to the Houston Festival and souvenir pack
October 30 - November 6, 2019 (Joining the tour in Houston Priced per person in CDN Dollars Single -$3099.00, Double - $2199.00, Triple - $1959.00, Quad - $1799.00 Price does not include flights.
Price Includes (October 30-November 6, 2019)
All accommodations, 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, transfers from airport to hotel, admission to Texas Quilt Museum, Oak Alley Plantation, Houston Quilt Festival & souvenir pack, tour of New Orleans,
Payable by cheque to TravelOnly, e-transfer or credit card. Deposit of $300.00 & final payment are non-refundable but can be transferred to another person. Deposit is due at time of booking. The balance is due August 1, 2019. Tour is dependent on 24 people by August 1, 2019
Book Now - For more Information please contact Edna Carroll
Itinerary July 25 - August 7, 2020
We will be met by our transfer to take us to our hotel. The rest of the afternoon will be yours to enjoy the local sites. We are literally steps away from the London Bridge and the Tower of London. Tonight we will have welcome dinner at a local pub. The next two nights will be at Grange Tower Bridge, London. (D)
Today we will have a coach tour of London's most famous sights, Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abby, Buckingham palace, Tower of London. You will have a choice to visit the Victoria & Albert Museum, the world’s largest museum of decorative art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Or you can have free time in London. Tonight we will have Dinner and a cruise on the River Thames. A great way of enjoying dinner as you sail past the iconic sights of the city. From the centre of the river you get a unique view of the Houses of Parliament, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, the Docklands and the Millennium Dome whilst at the same time enjoying first class service, delicious meal and to complete the evening a live entertainer who sings songs from West End musicals! (B,D)
After breakfast we this morning we’ll explore textile collections at the American Museum, where vintage American quilts include 18th century examples by Sioux and Amish women, and slaves. The American Museum is at the 1820 Claverton Manor.Late afternoon arrival in Bath an exploration of this culturally and historically rich city. See the 18th-century Royal Crescent, a street that boasts some of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in England. Other fine examples of Georgian architecture include the Circus, a circular space surrounded by large townhouses. Tonight we will be staying at the Abbey Grange, Bath. Evening is on your own. (B)
Visit the Roman Baths. No visit to the city would be complete without time at the Roman Baths. The first shrine at the site was built by Celts, but the temple we see was constructed by Romans between A.D. 60 and 70, and the complex was enhanced over the next 300 years. The ancient baths grew up around a natural hot spring. During the Roman occupation of Britain, and possibly on the instruction of Emperor Claudius, a stone chamber was built at the spring. Today we also have a private Curator Tour of the St Fagans Museum. This museum has been Wales’s most popular heritage attraction for many years. It holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Wales. This is because St Fagans is a people’s museum, where we explore history together through people’s everyday lives. Hotel for the next 2 nights is Park Plaza, Cardiff. Evening is on your own. (B)
Today enjoy a scenic drive to Lampeter, a small market and university town in the middle of the beautiful Welsh countryside. Here you will enjoy a visit and tour at the Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre. Have some free time to enjoy and explore the smallest town in Wales. Stop for a visit in the Calico Kate Quilt Shop, Red Apple Yarn Shop, return to further explore the Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre. We continue to The National Wool Museum at Tre-fach Felindre. The picturesque village of Trefach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi Valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry. Wool was historically the most important and widespread industry of Wales. In the museum in the historic former Cambrian Mills, shirts and shawls, blankets and bedcovers, woollen stocking and socks were all made here and sold in the surrounding countryside - and the rest of the world. Evening is on your own. (B)
Birmingham Quilts Festival at the NEC Convention Center in Birmingham, perhaps the highlight of the quilting year in the UK is the Festival of Quilts - Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting show and attracts over 300 exhibitors. The Quilters’ Guild, the national UK organisation for people involved in patchwork and quilting, which helps organise the festival, presents over 1,00 quilts in competition at the event each years. The festival also includes numerous workshops, master classes and lecturers. After the show we will check into our hotel the Crowne Plaza, in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Free Evening. (B)
Today you will have a choice of going back to the Birmingham Festival or Quilts or join a morning walking tour of Stratford upon Avon and having a free afternoon. Tonight we will enjoy an early group dinner before we attend a play at the RSC Theatre owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company dedicated to the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. (B,D)
Travel through green English countryside to York, where you can stroll through the narrow streets of this medieval city. After a visit to the famous York Minster, meet with a member of the Quilter’s Guild of the British Isles who specialises in North Country quilts. Her private collection dates from the early 19th and 20th century, and she has invited us to view the extraordinary detail of her pristine collection. You will have the option of visiting the The National Railway Museum, GB’s best known railway museum. Tonight after dinner we will be entertained by a Ghost Walk in the ancient mediaeval streets of York. Hotel - Double tree, York. (B, D)
After breakfast we are on our way to Durham Cathedral. Durham Cathedral has been a place of worship, welcome and hospitality for almost a millennium, inspiring all who come. Built in 1093 to house the Shrine of St Cuthbert, Durham Cathedral is renowned for its magnificent Romanesque architecture and spectacular location at the heart of the Durham World Heritage Site. It is also the resting place of the Venerable Bede. After this stop we will have a walking tour of Durham with time on your own to explore. Tonight we have dinner at the hotel, Ramside Hall, Durham. (B,D)
Today we enjoy a drive through the country side on our way to Edinburgh. We have free time this afternoon for you to take in this beautiful city and maybe pickup something Scottish. Tonight we will have an early dinner before we take in the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. From your premium grandstand seat, watch magnificent performances that symbolize Scottish culture and history
and its influence around the world. Hotel for the next two nights The Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel, Edinburgh. (B, D)
After breakfast we will be sightseeing with Edinburgh Blue Badge guide on a city tour that includes visiting Edinburgh Castle. This morning tour will start or end at the National Museums of Scotland which hosts a unique collection of quilted garments and quilts. This afternoon will be yours to explore Edinburgh and maybe get the last minute souvenirs. (B)
We depart on your final day in the UK and visit to Scotland’s largest city - Glasgow en route to the Isle of Bute. Bute is only 15 miles long by 5 miles wide, yet has much to offer the visitor. Its main town, Rothesay, is a Victorian resort linked to the mainland by ferry from Wemyss Bay. We will visit the Mount Stuart 19th century Gothic manor house with extensive gardens. Tonight we will have a farewell dinner at the hotel to say goodbye to this fabulous country and our new friends. Hotel tonight is The Glenburn Hotel, Rothesay. (B, D)
After breakfast we travel back to the mainland for afternoon flight from Glasgow Airport. (B)
Amazing Tour Price
Based on Double Occupancy - $4489.00 CAD
Single Supplement - $1706.00
Deposit is $200.00 to hold space on tour. Once the numbers have been reached the payments are as follows;
October 1, 2019
November 25, 2019
January 25, 2020
May 1, 2020
Tour is dependent on 35 people by October 1, 2019.
13 nights’ accommodation with breakfast
• All ground transportation
• The following entrances/attractions: Liberty of London, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cruise on the River Thames, The American Museum, Claverton Manor, Royal Crescent, Roman Baths, St Fagan’s Museum including private Curator Tour, Welsh Medieval Banquet at Cardiff Castle, Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre, Birmingham Quilts Festival - Day 1, Birmingham Quilts Festival - Day 2 (optional), RSC theatre, York Minster, The National Railway Museum, Ghost Walk in York Durham Cathedral, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle, The National Museum of Scotland Mount Stuart • 7 Dinners
International flights, personal purchases
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS UNTIL TOUR IS CONFIRMED BY EDNA
Group flights will be offered by Edna at time of confirmation of tour.
La Belle Seine - River Cruise/Tour with Collette Vacations
This wonderful river cruise starts begins in the city of lights, Paris. We will journey through France making our way to Normandy visiting small ports along the way. While in Normandy on day 6 there will be an optional private tour to visit the sites where the Canadians landed and fought in World War II during the ally invasion, designed for my group. The cruise will finish in Paris with a tour of this romantic city and a chance to visit famous sites like the Eiffel Tower.
There is an option to have pre/post nights in Paris as well.
For information on booking this fabulous cruise please contact Edna.