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Passport 50: Hop on Board!

Passport 50 Hop AboardIf your love to travel with fellow adventure-seekers, Planters Bank is the place to be! We travel to various destinations for day-trips and even longer adventures with fellow Planters Passport 50 members, and enjoy local events and happenings throughout the year. See our 2017 events below.

 Membership benefits of Passport 50* include: Advance notice of Passport 50 travel events; one guest per member is allowed on selected travel events Periodic Passport 50 Newsletters, which include itineraries of upcoming trips, recipes, topics of local interest, and bank news Invitations to exclusive in-house events – potluck suppers, financial seminars (i.e., Identity Theft, Trust) and other fun-filled activities.

For more information on Passport 50, please contact Carolyn Cobb at or call 270-890-1617. (Electronic mail is not secure and confidential. Please do not submit personal information via email.)

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 Summer Salad  
June 15, 2017
Summer Salad Supper

Bring your favorite salad to this annual Passport 50 POTLUCK event in the Latham Building. Reservations required and guests are welcome.

July 19 - 26, 2017
Canadian Rockies Via Rail

This Premier World Discovery tour includes roundtrip air from Nashville, 2 days VIA Rail on The Canadian (Sleeper Plus Class – Berths), 12 meals, professional tour director, deluxe motor coach, baggage handling, hotel transfers, hometown transfers, and daily sightseeing. Arrive in Vancouver, one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in North America.

Day 2, ferry through the scenic Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island. Visit Victoria, British Columbia’s beautiful capital. Later return to Vancouver by ferry. Day 3, Enjoy leisure time and later enjoy a Vancouver City Tour including Stanley Park, Chinatown and Gastown. Dinner is included before heading to the train station where you’ll board The Canadian for a classic and memorable 2-day and overnight rail excursion into the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies. The Canadian winds along the North Thompson River passing towering peaks and glacial valleys in a vast wilderness once only accessible by rail. Enjoy the incredible scenery like Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Day 5, visit Jasper Nat’l Park and a photographer’s paradise! An optional cruise to Spirit Island will be available. Day 6, travel south along the Icefields Parkway, linking Jasper and Lake Louise, one of North America’s most spectacular drives. Later ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer on the 1000 foot thick Athabasca Glacier part of the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest ice masses outside of the Arctic Circle. Later scale Bow Pass and stop to see turquoise blue Peyto Lake. Next, travel into Banff National Park and enjoy a brief Banff Area Tour including Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, and the Hoodoos. Then arrive at your hotel in the quaint town of Banff for a 2-night stay.

Day 7, View two of the crown jewels of the Canadian Rockies. Stop to view spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks before visiting the Chateau Lake Louise, located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then travel through Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho Nat’l Park to see the Natural Bridge, the remarkable Spiral Tunnels and cross the Continental Divide before returning to Banff. Day 8, Transfer to Calgary and fly home filled with wonderful memories of your Canadian Rockies Via Rail Tour.

Booking Discount Rate: $3,895 pp double (See Reservation Form Info for Booking Discount details) Regular rate: $3,995 pp double; Single Supplement: +$950. (Contact Carolyn Cobb for a detailed brochure and reservation form.)

 Lunch & Learn  
September (TBD)
Trust "Lunch & Learn" Seminar

No charge but reservations are required. Invitations will be sent and guests are welcome.

 Virginia Beach  
October 17 - 22, 2017
Virginia Beach Coastal Experience

This deluxe motor coach excursion to Virginia Beach, Virginia in- cludes on-the-road overnight lodging (Oct. 17 and 21) in Roanoke at the Hampton Inn Airport, and 3 nights at the Virginia Beach Holiday Inn Oceanside Hotel.

After early afternoon arrival and hotel check-in on the 18th, depart with our guide for a Welcome to Virginia Beach Riding Tour to enjoy beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Visit the historic Cape Henry Lighthouse and the spot where the English colonists first landed in 1607. Conclude the evening with a welcome dinner at Waterman’s Surfside Grille.

On the 19th, head out on the water for a Dolphin Watching Boat Trip. Once back on land, stop in for a tour of Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. where you’ll learn about the history of the holistic health and wellness or- ganization and its founder, who was born and buried in Hopkinsville (our own claim to fame!!). Then enjoy a delicious lunch at The Lead- ing Lizard located in the historic Cayce Hospital Building. Spend the afternoon perusing national and regionally-renowned artist exhibits at The Virginia Contemporary Museum of Art. Next, travel to the pedestrian-friendly Town Center for high-end shopping and dinner on your own. Finish the evening with a sumptuous coffee, tea and chocolate pairing at The Royal Chocolate.

On the 20th, following breakfast, depart for the picturesque Eastern Shore. Enjoy a scenic drive across one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Arrive in the charming town of Cape Charles and stroll historic Mason Avenue. Next, relax over a seafood lunch at the upscale Oyster Farm Restaurant overlooking King’s Creek Marina. (Don’t worry, other lunch options besides seafood will be available!) After lunch, arrive at Cherrystone Aqua Farms for a hands-on tour viewing oysters and clams in their natural water habitat. Continue up the coast to visit Chatham Vineyards where we’ll be treated to a winery tour, a flight of wine, and a gourmet cheese platter. Conclude our journey with a farewell dinner at a local favorite, Rockafeller’s.

On the 21st, following checkout, we’ll spend the morning with a Beatles-themed Brunch at Abbey Road Pub and Restaurant. Arrival in Roanoke will be in time to do some touring/shopping before check-in at the Hampton Inn Airport. We’ll depart for home around 8 a.m. on Sunday, the 22nd.

Package price includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 5 nights lodging, luggage handling, 3 full hot breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, all admissions, taxes & gratuities, and services of a local guide throughout the stay. (Note: Gratuity for guide is not included and is at the discretion of the individual.) Cost: $930 pp Double; $1,295 Single. (Contact Carolyn Cobb for a trip brochure.)

 Halloween Soup  
October 26, 2017
Halloween Card Party & Soup Supper

Reservations required and guests are welcome. Invitations will be sent.


 Country Christmas  
November (TBD)
A Country Christmas Dinner Show

A Country Christmas Dinner Show at Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee will feature entertainment from Diamond Rio. 


August 27 - September 6, 2018
Seine River Cruise

Join us for this fantastic 11 day river cruise with two evenings in Paris! Cruise down one of Europe's most enchanting rivers through storybook landscapes of vineyards, historic abbeys, Norman castles, tranquil orchards and medieval towns. Cruise includes all shore excursions.  Click here for more information on this wonderful cruise. 

 * Passport 50 membership requires enrollment and is free to Planters customers who maintain a primary checking relationship in good standing. Non-Planters customers who wish to travel will be charged an annual fee of $25. This fee covers the communication cost for travel announcements and other activities.