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I can say with absolutely no reservations that our trip with Thomas Tours to Chicago in April 2010 was the best planned and executed band trip that I have been on in over 35 years of teaching!! Just as impressive was the attention to detail in the financial aspects of our trip. Every student's payment account was kept up to date and the band directors were kept apprised with the status of every person's account that was traveling with us. It was a pleasure doing business with Thomas Tours and we definitely plan on traveling with them again!!

Bill Connell
Director of Bands
Grissom High School
Huntsville, Alabama
This past year our middle school decided to offer our students a trip to Washington, D.C. over spring break. After asking teachers and administrators from other schools about taking similar trips, I had many suggest Thomas Tours as the company they were most happy and comfortable using. They told me that Thomas Tours would take care of the set up and the collection of payments, or in other words, make my job easy. Sure enough, the pre-trip organization was easy. First, I was given a proposal which was affordable for our students and outlined our trip. I was very impressed with the amount of things we were going to get to experience and see. Next, a representative from Thomas Tours came to our school to help pitch the trip and answer any questions. She went through the trip's itinerary and laid out the payment plan. I didn't have to handle any money. The week of the trip came and my students and I were both anxious and excited. We rode on a nice, clean Grayline bus. The bus travel wasn't exhausting with stops every so often and onboard movies. The hotels we stayed in were first rate. Not having to worry about meals for our students was another plus because Thomas Tours had this covered as well. Our on-bus guide was very friendly and helpful. If I had questions, I could still call my representative at Thomas Tours during the trip. The trip itself was wonderful. We saw all the amazing sites of Washington, D.C. The trip met and exceeded my expectations. I'm sure this was a trip my students will always remember.

Robby Reasonover
Teacher
Forrest School
Chapel Hill, Tennessee
I am a fifth grade Social Studies teacher in Tennessee. Ten years ago I decided to take a group of my fifth-graders on a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and Monticello in Virginia. Since then, the trip has become a tradition in fifth grade, and students and parents look forward to it years in advance. We have also taken trips to Washington D.C., New York City, and Boston. Our trips each year would not be possible and successful without the help, planning and communication from the staff at Thomas Tours. Other companies have tried to offer us trips, but my choice will always be Thomas Tours.

Duane Gossett
Teacher
Jackson County Middle School
Gainesboro, TN
Christ the King School has used Thomas Tours for years to organize our 8th grade Class Trip. As the 8th grade teacher since 2008, I have found working with Thomas Tours to be an enjoyable and stress-free experience. Donna, our Tour Coordinator, is always professional, efficient, and flexible. She has worked with us on many requests and has fulfilled our expectations with perfect solutions!! Our tour guide, Patsy Brown, shows her obvious love of leading tours and working with students through her dedication, organization, and enthusiasm. She is wonderful at her job and we will continue to request her year after year! Christ the King School is grateful to have Thomas Tours as a locally-owned school trip resource.

Louisa Willson
8th Grade Teacher
Christ the King
Nashville, Tennessee
I have been working with Thomas Tours for our Class trips for twenty years. Johnny is personally involved, while his staff is excellent in their organization and care for details. They are all friendly and always ready to help. We were even on a trip during 911, and their urgency, care and communication with our school staff and our parents was professional and comforting. We wouldn't consider working with anyone else, we are that happy!

Mary Hibdon
Trips Coordinator
Middle Tennessee Christian School
Murfreesboro, TN
During the past 20 years, Thomas Tours has taken us to Walt Disney World, New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Thomas Tours provides unbelievable service at very competitive prices and always finds the right package to meet our school's needs. Our students, teachers, and parents have always loved our trips. I highly recommend Thomas Tours to anyone who is considering a school trip; you won't be sorry because Linda, Donna, Johnny, or any of their staff members will do an excellent job planning, organizing, and/or managing your trip.

Lon Fox/Jim Kirk
Coordinator/Principal
Alcoa Middle School
Alcoa, Tennessee
My last trip to Chicago with Thomas Tours was the best in my 20 year career - I would not have changed a single thing about the entire experience. Johnny, Linda, and their staff have consistently provided a superior product for my students at a reasonable price. They will do whatever it takes to make sure your specific needs for your trip are met, and they are wonderful to work with. I would highly recommend them to any director looking to create a meaningful performance experience for their students.

David Butler
Director of Bands, Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences
Past-President, East Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association
Chattanooga, TN
As a return customer of Thomas Tours, I believe six band festivals in all, I have found great customer service, and a staff that helps me plan a most successful trip. As a competitor in this year's Disney Jazz Celebration, with two performing ensembles, great organization was a key. I can say Thomas Tours followed up on each question I asked, and made our experience the best. Thomas Tours has a fantastic team trusted by our school administration, parents and our students. Johnny Thomas and Linda Fleming pay attention to every detail, customizing a trip that is memorable and filled with great opportunities for our students. The Franklin Road Academy Band looks forward to the next trip with Thomas Tours.

Bob Chandler
Director of Bands
Fine Arts Department Chair
Franklin Road Academy
Nashville, Tennessee
I have taught high school and middle school band for 11 years in Tennessee and Alabama. My bands have traveled each of the 11 years and we have never headed out of state without Thomas Tours. Frankly, I can't imagine a trip without them. Johnny, Linda, Donna, Warren and the rest of the Thomas Tours Crew are simply the best!!!!

Joel Mason
Director of Bands
Mountain Gap Middle School
Huntsville, AL
The Cedar Ridge Middle School Jazz Band, Chorus Ensemble, and 8th Grade Band travel each year with Thomas Tours, Inc. They have taken the groups to Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Atlanta, and St. Louis. All of the trips have been planned out to cover every detail so that the directors just sit back and let the Thomas Tour escort handle everything. We have been so pleased with the company and how they take a personal interest in our organization. They make us feel as though we are their most important customer. I highly recommend them to any organization that is planning a trip and wants a company that will work with you in any way. Their staff is the best there is in my experience.

Regina C. Yates
NBCT Music 2005
Band Director, IB Music
Cedar Ridge Middle School
Decatur, AL
I have been using Thomas Tours for my school trips for over ten years and would not trust any other company with the planning and execution of my trips. They are very professional and courteous. If there is ever a problem, there is a tour guide with you to handle all situations. The office staff is very helpful and they attend to your every need promptly. I would not travel with any other company. Thomas Tours is the BEST!!!

Karen Henning
Director of Bands
Liberty Technology Magnet High School
Jackson, TN
Thomas Tours does an incredible job! Our school could not be happier with the level of customer service as well as their in-depth understanding of middle school students. I could not imagine using another tour company to plan and implement our school's trip.

Deana Nichols
Honors Trip Sponsor
Whitthorne Middle School
Columbia, TN
The Staff at Thomas Tours don't just plan trips; they make memories. As the director of bands at Allen County Schools in Kentucky, I have had the opportunity to work with Thomas Tours on three trips to Orlando and two trips to St. Louis. I am still amazed at their ability and FLEXability to plan and deliver a trip that is literally going to be a lifelong memory for hundreds of students (and parents too). I smile when I hear students sharing stories about their adventures, knowing that they were positively impacted by their travels and that Thomas Tours was there to make it perfect.

J. Shawn Huff
Director of Bands
Allen County Schools
Scottsville, KY
Having led educational school tours for over 15 years, Thomas Tours is unmatched when it comes to the quality of program and comprehensive service. Serving all constituents, schools and parents alike, they are easy to work with and provide a fabulous product that allows students to not only make connections to learning, but also have fun and make memories to last a lifetime. Tell them what you need and they will make it happen!

Jay Codispoti
Middle School Director
Harding Academy
Nashville, TN