Are you a music lover interested in the beginnings of American music? Then this tour is for you!

May 20-27, 2022

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America’s Music Cities Tour
Traveler Information


 Mayflower Tours, our tour operator for this musical adventure, wants to provide you with information that is designed to make your vacation more enjoyable.

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Your Tour Manager
On all Mayflower Tours holidays, Tour Managers have been carefully selected and specially trained with the skills to ensure that our travelers have a carefree, enjoyable trip. Each is knowledgeable, understanding and devoted to making your holiday relaxing and memorable. They supervise the handling of luggage, take care of check-in and departure from hotels, reconfirm included meals, and brief you on the daily events and timetables during the tour. They will assist with transportation logistics at the beginning and end of your tour and are happy to assist in suggesting restaurants, ideas for free time, or simply look after reasonable special requests. Each of our Tour Managers will do all that is possible to accommodate you while on tour.

Luggage Information
You are welcome to bring a normal-sized suitcase as well as a small carry-on bag. The handling of the normal-sized suitcase will be our responsibility, and the carry-on will be yours. Simply attach the Mayflower Cruises & Tours luggage tag to your suitcase before leaving home. We will see to it that your suitcase arrives where and when you do. Your Tour Manager or bell man will arrange for the suitcase to get to your room. On travel days, your Tour Manager will give you the time your bag should be available for pick-up by the bell man.

The carry-on bag is allowed on the motorcoach. Carry-on storage is very limited, bags with wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PACK ANY MEDICATION IN YOUR CARRY-ON OR CARRY IT WITH YOU.
Note: Remember airlines have strict regulations concerning luggage weight allowance and baggage fees. You may be asked to pay an additional fee at the airport if your luggage weight exceeds 70 pounds (50 pounds on some airlines). In addition, your checked bag cannot exceed 62 linear inches (length + width + depth). Please check with your airline to verify weight and size restrictions.

Travel Documents
Your travel documents will be in your possession approximately 14 days prior to departure. Documents include tour itinerary, departure and arrival information and times, hotel information, clothing suggestions, baggage tags, plus any helpful hints.

Incidental Charges
While staying at your lodging, costs you incur for phone calls, room service, cable TV movie charges, in-room bar, laundry, and other special services are your responsibility. Please take care of these charges as soon as possible, either the night before or on the morning of departure, being mindful that your tour's departure is not delayed.

Health and Walking on Tour
Some sites visited have limited motorcoach access and may involve considerable walking, stairs or inclines. Travelers should be in reasonably good health. Tour Managers and Coach Drivers cannot lift or assist travelers into transportation vehicles. Mayflower Tours requires that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the assistance.

Airport Security
The Transportation Security Administration requires that travelers provide their name exactly to their airline as it appears on the passport or a government issued I.D.(such as a driver's license) to be used while traveling, along with their date of birth and gender when making reservations to fly within the U.S. When making your flight reservations through us, you will be asked for this information by our staff. Beginning October 1, 2021, if you plan to use your state-issued ID or license to fly within the U.S., make sure it is REAL ID compliant. Every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver's license to fly within the United States. REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a star at the top of the card. If you're not sure, contact your state driver's license agency on how to obtain a REAL ID compliant card. Due to airline security measures, your photo I.D. or passport must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

Air Ticketing
Let us complete your travel experience by arranging air transportation from your hometown. Mayflower Tours air reservations staff will be happy to work with you to find the most cost effective and convenient departure and flight schedule. Best of all, we are able to secure rates that are rarely offered to the general public.

Transportation Information
We do all we can to make your trip rewarding and enjoyable. All of our motorcoaches feature the luxury of extra-wide, glare-proof windows and reclining seats. A seat rotation program is followed to allow each traveler an equal opportunity for viewing the sights from different perspectives. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to this courtesy. No seats are reserved, with the exception of the seat behind the driver, which is reserved for the Tour Manager. To prevent injury, please remain seated while the motorcoach is in motion. If you find it necessary to move around, please do so carefully, holding on to the seatbacks of the coach. For the protection of all passengers please be extremely careful when removing your carry-on bag, or other stored items, from the overhead rack. Your driver maintains the temperature of the coach for the comfort of all passengers. Since individual thermostats vary, you may want to bring a sweater along while traveling.

No Smoking Please
Mayflower Tours has a no-smoking policy on the motorcoach. Frequent rest and meal stops are made, providing ample time for those who wish to smoke. Observance of this requirement helps assure the well-being of all members of the tour.

Travelers with Special Needs
You must advise us at the time your booking is made of any disability requiring special attention. Mayflower Tours will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of our travelers. If a traveler requires assistance, we strongly recommended that he/she be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the assistance. Neither Mayflower personnel, nor its suppliers, may lift or physically assist travelers. If a traveler thinks he/she might need assistance during a trip, he/she should call us to determine what assistance might reasonably be provided. If special arrangements are provided, and these arrangements add to the Tour Operator's cost, the Tour Member will be responsible to pay the additional costs. Mayflower cannot provide special individual assistance to travelers with special needs for walking, dining or other routine activities.

Cellular Telephone Usage
We understand the need to stay in touch with family and friends back home however we request to please refrain from using cellular telephones while on the coach. This will enable you and your traveling companions to receive full enjoyment from the tour.

A Final Word
So there you have it! Your next responsibility is simply to sit back, relax and have the time of your life. Enjoy yourself!