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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 2015-16 events below,  including our just-added Islands of New England Tour. (Updated September 1, 2015.)

 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.

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September, 2015 (TBA)
Trust Seminar
Halloween Soup
October 27, 2015
Halloween Card Party & Soup Supper

Reservations Required.

 Biltmore-Passport 50
November 8-11, 2015
Biltmore Estate and Pigeon Forge

Travel with us by deluxe motor coach to Asheville, North Carolina to visit Biltmore Estate, then on to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to see Christmas shows.

 Carter House-Passport 50
December 1, 2015
Franklin, Tennessee

This holiday day trip to Franklin, Tennessee includes shopping, lunch, and a tour of The Carter House, a historic plantation home. The cost per person is $80.

March 19, 2016
Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Join us for this magnificent matinee performance (2:00 p.m.) of The Phantom of the Opera at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerizing score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life. Now in its 29th record-breaking year, The Phantom of the Opera continues to captivate audiences.

 Blue Danube River Cruise
May 26-June 5, 2016
Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise

Experience the Danube River from Prague to Budapest! This fantastic journey will begin with two days in Prague, then heading by motor coach for Passau, one of Germany's oldest cities. From there we'll embark on an exclusively chartered river ship for the next seven nights with shore excursions to magnificent sites in Salzburg and Vienna Austria, and concluding in Budapest. Highlights include:

  • Wenceslas Square and the medieval Charles Bridge in Prague
  • St. Stephan's Baroque cathedral in the fairytale town of Passau
  • Sites from "The Sound of Music" and Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg
  • The opulent Baroque Benedictine Abbey and Austria's spectacular vine-terraced Wachau Valley
  • Shonbrunn Palace and an optional musical concert in the "City of Music," Vienna
  • Bratislava train tour to Bratislava Castle
  • St. Stephen's Basilica, Fisherman's Bastion, and the Royal Palace in Budapest

Reservations are required for this informational meeting on Thursday, July 23. Please call Carolyn at 270-890-1617. 

Islands of New England
August 26-September 2, 2016
Islands of New England

Join us for this 8-day tour of the Islands of New England beginning in Providence, Rhode Island. Natural beauty, traditional charm, amazing coastal food, and historic cities await. Highlights include:

  • Sightseeing in Providence, "America's Renaissance City"
  • A breathtaking ocean drive to Newport, lined with 11 extraordinary mansions designated as National Historic Landmarks
  • Spend Sunday touring and strolling many of Boston's famed attractions
  • Step back in time with a stop at Plymouth Rock
  • See the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard and cruise Cape Cod and Nantucket
  • Wrap up your adventure with whale watching in Provincetown, the tip of the cape

An informational presentation will be held at 4:30p.m. on January 12 in the Planters Bank Latham Building in Hopkinsville. To make reservations or for more information call Carolyn at 270-890-1617.

October 17-20, 2016
New River Ride & The Hatfield Train

Travel with us to Huntington, West Virginia in the peak of autumn for this fascinating trip. We'll begin with a narrated train ride through the New River Gorge to the Greenbrier for lunch and a tour of The Bunker. Enjoy historical sightseeing into the remote Southern Coalfields where you’ll learn the history of the Hatfield & McCoy Feud, plus the origination of the word Redneck

November 27-Dec 1st, 2016
Spotlight on San Antonio Holiday
5 Days 6 Meals

Relax Texas-style when you settle into your River Walk hotel on this 5 day Spotlight on San Antonio. Visit the legendary Alamo. Learn about the history of the San Antonio region at the South Texas Heritage Center. Be swept up in the romance of the Old West at a dude ranch in Bandera. Visit charming Fredericksburg nestled in the hill country and rich with German heritage. Discover the bold flavors of Texas wines and cuisine while dining at an olive orchard. Cruise along the Paseo del Rio and immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of this Texas city. Enjoy Fiesta de las Luminarias where 122,000 lights illuminate the River Walk during holiday season.

Essential Experiences

Visit the Alamo where, in 1836, a battle was fought and men made the ultimate sacrifice to defend their freedom and the Republic of Texas.

Cruise the Paseo del Rio and experience 122,000 lights that illuminate the River Walk during the holiday season.


 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.)

 * 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.