The enclosed is the INITIAL information about  our “Jim Reeves Tribute Tour” for July 2004!!   Please note that you have the choice of flights from Manchester or London. (Other Departure Airports by request including Scotland & Ireland)


·        NEWCOMERS!! If you are a newcomer to Joe Fish Country Tours, or if this is the first time you have ever written to us, we hope you will take the time to read the following general information (If you have any doubts or questions please ask!)


·        RENAISSANCE HOTEL AGAIN FOR 2004:  We are pleased to announce that all of our 2004 Tours will AGAIN include 4 DIAMOND Renaissance Hotel Nashville. This hotel is attached to the Convention Centre. The hotel is also close to The Old Ryman, NEW Country Music Hall of Fame, Wild Horse Saloon, Ernest Tubb Original Record Shop, Planet Hollywood.


·PLEASE – REMEMBER!: Our aim is to provide YOU with YOUR perfect holiday.  Group Tours…..with INDIVIDUALS in mind.   The old saying is “You cannot please everybody”  -   We say “WHY NOT”???       We cater for Shopping Trips at NO EXTRA CHARGE, we often throw in extras for FREE….and RELAXATION is an important aspect of ALL our Tours.   We are happy to put you in touch with previous passengers…..they are our best advert!!!   We are friendly and “ENJOY” is our favourite word! 


CONSUMER PROTECTION - CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY Please remember that, unlike some other companies organising Country Music Holidays, JOE FISH COUNTRY TOURS are Fully Bonded (Air Holidays & Flights) Since we hold an Air Travel Organisers Licence granted by the “Civil Aviation Authority”  [Our A.T.O.L. Number is ATOL 5535] In the unlikely event of insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking.  For further information, visit the ATOL website at: www.atol.uk.


        Look before you book to ensure you are FULLY protected!




1.       Flights – UK to San Antonio & Return from Nashville Delta or American Airlines  (Others on request)

2.      All Tax, Security, (Currently £73)

3.      5 Nights 4 DIAMOND Renaissance Hotel Downtown Nashville

4.      Other QUALITY hotels as per itinerary

6.      All Airport Transfers in USA - on Arrival & Departure
7.      Services of Experienced & Friendly Tour Escort throughout your Tour
  1.      Private Charter Bus – San Antonio to Nashville

8.      ALL Attractions, Concerts and Museum admissions throughout the Tour

9.      Tips/Gratuities to Bus Driver



1.      Medical Cancellation Insurance (If Required)

2.      All Meals except “Special Dinner” to be advised.




Friday 23rd July: Fly to San Antonio, Texas (Jim Reeve’s favourite City)


Saturday 24th July:  See the sights of San Antonio

(The Riverwalk – The Alamo & Far West Rodeo)


Sunday 25th July:  After Lunch travel to Austin, Texas (State Capitol)


Monday 26th July: Visit to Birthplace of Jim Reeves.  See the Monument at Carthage & see the places Jim Reeves saw growing up.

Tuesday: 27th July: Travel to Memphis, Tennessee (See Elvis’ Graceland, Beale Street, Sun Recording Studios, Peabody Hotel (Ducks) Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was killed.


Wednesday 28th July: Travel to Nashville staying at the 4 Diamond Renaissance Hotel, which is close to all downtown activities.


Thursday 29th July: Tour of Nashville including “Hall Of Fame Museum”, “Music Row” and Stars Homes.


Friday 30thJuly: More attractions and places to visit in Nashville including “General Jackson” Riverboat


Saturday 31st  July: A time to remember Jim Reeves.  We visit the area where the plane crashed in 1964 and meet and talk with people who knew Jim Reeves.  Later, visit to “Grand Ole Opry” & Grand Ole Opry Museum + Opry Mills Shopping


Sunday 1st August: A “Special Dinner” to celebrate the Music of Jim Reeves.


Monday 2nd August: Travel to Nashville Airport for our flight back to UK. Arriving home approx 9am on Tuesday 3rd August 2004


IMPORTANT: We are still in the process of planning this Tour. More detail WILL be added in coming weeks.



FLIGHTS:  We use ONLY Scheduled Airlines on our Tours and in 2004, our Airlines will include Delta & American & Continental.  (YOU can choose Airline!)


AIRPORT & SECURITY TAXES:  Please note that all our prices for 2004 Tours  INCLUDE Airport/Security & Government Tax. [Currently £73!!]  The tour price also incl: the Airlines  “Passenger Service Charge”


TOUR ESCORTS:   Please note that Joe Fish has been successfully organising American Tours since 1981 and will personally ensure that High Standards are maintained throughout the entire holiday.   In the unlikely event that you have ANY kind of a problem, we will be on hand to see that it is dealt with immediately to your satisfaction.   Joe has been involved in Country Music Radio for over 27years with Silk FM, BBC GMR, Key 103, and Piccadilly Radio in Manchester and is currently with BBC Radio Lancashire with 2 programmes each week.


WE NEVER CANCEL HOLIDAYS:  Unlike some other companies, once we accept your booking for a Country Music Holiday, we NEVER cancel a Tour!!


WANT TO CHANGE YOUR OUTWARD OR RETURN FLIGHT?  We are aware that you may wish to extend your holiday and “do your own thing” either before the Tour begins, or after the Tour ends and we would be pleased to arrange the holiday to meet your individual needs.   If you advise us at the time of booking there is usually NO EXTRA CHARGE for personalised flights with similar itineraries!


INDIVIDUAL HOLIDAYS: One of the most important aspects to remember is that our Tours are unique in that they are planned and organised with the individual in mind and therefore you can join in whenever YOU wish to and do your own thing whenever YOU want to. In other words “Group Tours”  where all  passengers are treated as individuals!!!  Your Tour Escort will be available to answer all of your questions and offer advice wherever it is needed.   Single persons will never feel out of place and, although there is a single room supplement if you require a single room, there is no extra supplement if you are willing to share!!!    


PRIVATE CHARTER BUS:  For your comfort, all of our Premium Tours feature a private recent model Charter Bus which is Air-Conditioned and include; T.V. Video, On-Board Toilet & Reclining Seats.    Also, unlike some other companies, we ensure that you DO NOT spend your holiday on a Bus!  We rarely leave our hotel before 9am and we arrive at our destination early enough for you to enjoy the facilities at the hotel and the local attractions and bars.   On request we will provide you with the total approx mileage that we expect to travel each day.  [This information is ALWAYS provided with the final itinerary.]    Unlike some other companies, we do not just drop off at our hotel after arriving at a particular destination – The Bus is usually available in the evening at no extra charge to take us to local attractions, local area or bars.


NO SMOKING POLICY – CHARTER BUS: We should point out that, for the benefit and comfort of all passengers, there is a NO-SMOKING policy on our Bus.   This has proved an extremely popular policy and without doubt, it helps keep a wonderful atmosphere throughout,  ensuring a “Friendly & Happy Tour “.





Joe Fish
BBC Radio Lancashire & 
Joe Fish Country Tours
10 Axholme Court,
Horwich, Bolton
Lancashire, ENGLAND

Tel: 01204 468290 (Within UK)
Tel: 011 44 1204 468290 (International)

E Mail: joe@joefishcountry.com