New Orleans Masks

Outside the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville

Grand Ole Opry Nashville

Graceland Mansion, Memphis, Tennessee

Music Cities

New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville

DEPARTURE: Leave from any city | Join group in New Orleans, Louisiana

Music Lover’s Delight…
enjoy the diverse sounds of America’s Music Cities! Step back in time for a cultural getaway to New Orleans, the Jazz Capital of the World: full of music, history and mouth-watering cuisine. Then north to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Soul, world-famous Beale Street and Graceland, home of Elvis Presley. While in Nashville, considered the Music Capital of the World, stay at the fabulous Gaylord Opryland Resort and experience Country Music first-hand with reserved seating at the Grand Ole Opry.

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Home Cities to New Orleans, Louisiana

(3 nights) Get ready for the “Jazz Capital of the World” New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and a purely soothing, incomparable soundtrack.

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New Orleans

Enjoy a leisurely walking tour of the famous FRENCH QUARTER where you will see the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.  Continue on to the French Marketplace and explore Pirates Alley, the Cabildo, the Presbytere, the Pontalba and Café Du Monde.  Tonight, roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans style! During a unique cooking demonstration at the NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKING, your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer. Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner

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New Orleans

Today enjoy a tour of New Orleans along historic Esplanade Avenue.    Then journey through Louisiana’s SWAMP on a narrated cruise. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem. Also, see houses of the local Cajuns who live in the boat-only accessible bayous.  The evening is yours to discover the “Crescent City” at your own pace.  Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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New Orleans to Memphis, Tennessee

(2 nights) Travel north enroute to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Soul.  Upon arrival immerse yourself in cuisine at a local barbeque restaurant. Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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Memphis

This morning, embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of the city of Memphis. Local musicians board the coach and tell the story of Memphis’ musical heritage and history as you view the city’s many highlights – you may even be tempted to sing along!   Then, don your blue suede shoes when you visit GRACELAND, the palatial home of Elvis Presley.  Enter the 14-acre estate and visit his home, original business office, trophy building and Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest.  The balance of the day is free to enjoy the city’s vast musical offerings on your own.  Dance to the live music that may fill the open air or spend the evening exploring Beale Street’s vibrant musical clubs! Meals Include: Breakfast.

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Memphis to Nashville

(2 nights) Today travel to Nashville, the “Music Capital of the World”.  Your home for two nights will be the unique 2,881-room Gaylord Opryland Resort located adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry and the General Jackson Showboat. This afternoon, a local guide officially welcomes you to Nashville by sharing its history and lore during a fascinating sightseeing tour of Nashville. Later, sit back and enjoy an evening at the GRAND OLE OPRY, the heart and soul of any Nashville visit.  This live radio broadcast, enjoyed by thousands, will be performed before your very eyes. After the show enjoy a behind-the-scenes backstage tour of the Opry!  Meals Include: Breakfast.

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Nashville

This morning tour the historic RCA STUDIO B, Nashville’s oldest remaining record studio where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Charley Pride once recorded some of their classic hits.  You may even have the opportunity to record your own!   Explore the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME, the largest museum of popular music in the world, with a vast collection of memorabilia, costumes, recordings and instruments artfully relaying the history of country music and its artists.  Learn about the Hatch Show Print, the original printer of the concert flyers for famous country musicians and see how they are still printed today. Visit the RYMAN AUDITORIUM before embarking on a panoramic tour of the city, highlighting the State Capitol, Music Row and the Parthenon – a full scale replica of the Athenian original!  Meals Include: Breakfast, Dinner.

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Nashville to Home

The memories, sights and sounds of New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville are sure to have you humming and smiling long after you return home. Meals Include: Breakfast.

Included in Your Holiday

  • 11 Meals: 7 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners
  • French Quarter
  • New Orleans School of
  • Swamp Tour Cooking
  • Graceland
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • Historic RCA Studio B
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Ryman Auditorium

Pricing

LAND PORTION ONLY  | Airfare and air tax are not included |  Call for best available airfare |  Air ticketing is not advised until tour is guaranteed |
Additional dates available | Some departures – itinerary varies  | Prices subject to change

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Starting at 2,999.00

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