Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee

Deadwood, South Dakota

St. Louis Arch

Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon River Dam

Group Photo

Nashville, Branson & The Smoky Mountains

Includes Dollywood

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7:00 am | Red Deer 9:00 am | Calgary 12:00 pm | Fort Macleod 2:00 pm | Lethbridge 2:30 pm | Medicine Hat 4:45 pm

A special tour for Country Music lovers that journeys through the musical heartland of America.
Features include PREMIUM RESERVED SEATING AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY in Nashville, three of the best shows in Branson, a drive through Great Smoky Mountains National Park displaying its beautiful fall foliage, Dollywood Theme Park and a visit to Graceland in Memphis!

  • Guaranteed Date
  • Alberta: 21 days | October 9, 2019
  • Saskatchewan: 19 days | October 10, 2019
  • USA Heartland
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Required
  • Alberta:
  • 1
  • Saskatchewan:
  • 1
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Edmonton to Calgary to Swift Current

Wednesday. Your Music Cities Tour begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Edmonton.  Travel south via Red Deer to Calgary meeting additional travel companions enroute. A stop is made in Medicine Hat before crossing the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and arriving in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Meet your fellow passengers at our informal WELCOME RECEPTION.

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Swift Current to Minot

Thursday. Saskatchewan passengers join the tour as you travel through Moose Jaw, Regina, Weyburn and Estevan before crossing the Canadian/American border.  Continue south through North Dakota to Minot.

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Minot to Watertown

Friday. Travel to Fargo, enter South Dakota and overnight in Watertown.

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Watertown to Kansas City

Saturday. Follow the picturesque Missouri River along the western border of Iowa to Kansas City, Missouri.

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Kansas City to Branson

(2 nights) Sunday. Today you are on your way to America’s hottest entertainment destination for some fabulous entertainment.  Enroute take an interesting jeep-drawn tram tour through the FANTASTIC CAVERNS.  Arrive Branson, Missouri for a two-night stay. Tonight enjoy the Tony award-winning Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET inspired by the true story of one of the most famed recording sessions of all time.  Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins come together for one of the most memorable nights in music history!

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Branson

Monday. This morning is free should you wish to take in an attraction or music show. Visit BRANSON LANDING where you’ll find many options for your lunch. Located adjacent to historic downtown, BRANSON LANDING has a one-mile lakefront Boardwalk and complimentary tram, featuring galleries, shops, specialty retailers and a spectacular fountain in the Town Square. Then a special treat is in store for you when you board the magnificent SHOWBOAT BRANSON BELLE for a fantastic two-hour early DINNER CRUISE where you’ll experience fabulous Branson dining and the best of Branson shows! For your last night in Branson, we offer PRESLEYS’ COUNTRY JUBILEE – the very first music show to open on the now world-famous 76 Country Boulevard!

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Branson to Memphis

(2 nights) Tuesday. Continue to Memphis, Tennessee home of Beale Street with its many jazz and blues clubs.  Whether or not you are an Elvis fan, everyone wants to make a pilgrimage to Graceland, the Superstar’s estate.

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Memphis

Wednesday. Enjoy a GUIDED CITY TOUR that includes downtown Memphis, the Mississippi River, Cotton Row, a stop at the world-famous PEABODY HOTEL for the DUCK MARCH and a stroll along Beale Street, famous for the Blues. The highlight of this day is a visit to GRACELAND MANSION, which includes a digital audio guide narrated by Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie.

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Memphis to Nashville

(3 nights) Thursday. Your destination today is Nashville, “Music City USA”. Enroute visit LORETTA LYNN’S PLANTATION HOME. Your home for three nights will be the unique 2,881-room Gaylord Opryland Resort located adjacent to the Grand Ole Opry and the General Jackson Showboat.

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Nashville

Friday. Highlights this morning include stops at RYMAN AUDITORIUM, where the Grand Ole Opry originated, and the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME – a museum dedicated to entertainers, composers and leaders of the country music industry.  After lunch enjoy a GUIDED TOUR OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY.  You will visit the dressing rooms and the Green Room with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to stand “In the Circle” on stage of the Grand Ole Opry! Nashville is famous for its many nightclubs – you have a free evening tonight if you wish to visit one.

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Nashville

Saturday.  This morning enjoy a GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR of historic downtown Nashville and drive by some of the homes of country music stars.  Then sit back and enjoy your PREMIUM RESERVED SEATING tonight at the GRAND OLE OPRY, the heart and soul of any Nashville visit.  Celebrating its 94th birthday this year, this live radio broadcast is enjoyed by thousands each weekend and will be performed before your very eyes.

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Nashville to Pigeon Forge

(3 nights) Sunday. Travel through Knoxville, arriving in Pigeon Forge near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  This evening enjoy a fabulous feast and a galloping good time at the DIXIE STAMPEDE!  Be entertained as you watch a friendly North vs. South rivalry complete with stunning performers, fantastic stunt riders and magic.

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Pigeon Forge

Monday. A LOCAL GUIDE will join us this morning for an introduction to the GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, GATLINBURG and PIGEON FORGE. A blue smoke-like haze almost always hangs over the peaks of the Smoky Mountains, hence the name. Visits will be made to the SUGARLANDS VISITOR CENTER as well as CLINGMAN’S DOME, Tennessee’s highest point. The afternoon is at your leisure. Perhaps take a trolley and check out the miles of bargains in over 150 factory outlet stores with a wide variety of crafts and specialty shops. Some may wish to choose a show for this evening.

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Pigeon Forge

Tuesday. Today visit DOLLYWOOD, the entertainment capital of the Smokys! Watch master craftsmen at work, marvel at the winged residents of the Eagle Sanctuary, enjoy some great entertainment and relax as you ride the 100-ton steam train through the mountain scenery. Visit the DOLLY PARTON STORY MUSEUM which takes you on a never-to-be-forgotten tour of Dolly’s “rags-to-riches” life.

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Pigeon Forge to Clarksville

Wednesday.  Welcome to the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, where the finest thoroughbreds in the world are raised.  In Lexington visit the home of the 2010 World Equestrian Games Competition, the KENTUCKY HORSE PARK for a farm tour.  Continue to Clarksville for overnight

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Clarksville to St. Louis

Thursday. Travel to St. Louis, Missouri and enjoy a visit to the GATEWAY ARCH.  Ride a tram to the top of the arch for a spectacular view from 630 feet above the banks of the Mississippi River.

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St. Louis to Kansas City to Sioux Falls

Friday. Travel across the state of Missouri and follow the fertile Missouri River Valley north to Sioux Falls, South Dakota for overnight.

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Sioux Falls to Rapid City

Saturday.  This morning travel west to the famous WALL DRUGS for an interesting stop. Visit two of the world’s largest mountain carvings – MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL and CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL.  2019 is the 78th Anniversary of the completion of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  Overnight in Rapid City in the heart of the BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST.

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Rapid City to Williston

Sunday. Make a morning stop at DEADWOOD, South Dakota, made famous by Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. This town is very reminiscent of the wild frontier and mining days.  Enter North Dakota and continue your travels to Williston for overnight.  Join your new-found friends this evening for a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.

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Williston to Swift Current

Monday. Travel northward to re-enter Canada.  Arrive at Swift Current for overnight.  Bid farewell to your fellow travellers from Saskatchewan.

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Swift Current to Calgary to Edmonton

Tuesday. Today is “Going Home” day with many vivid memories of your music cities tour.

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air conditioned, washroom equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodation and tax
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Travel Bag
  • Traveller’s Handbook
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Welcome Reception
  • Fantastic Caverns
  • Three live music shows in Branson including a Dinner Cruise and show  *Performance schedules may be subject to change
  • Branson Landing
  • Guided Memphis Tour
  • Peabody Hotel
  • Duck March
  • Graceland Mansion
  • Loretta Lynn’s Plantation Home
  • Ryman Auditorium
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Tour of the Grand Ole Opry
  • Guided Nashville Tour
  • Premium Reserved Seating at Grand Ole Opry
  • Dixie Stampede Dinner Show
  • Guided Area Tour of Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
  • Sugarlands Visitors Center
  • Clingman’s Dome
  • Dollywood
  • Dolly Parton Story Museum
  • Kentucky Horse Park
  • Gateway Arch
  • Wall Drugs
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Black Hills National Forest
  • Deadwood
  • Meals Include: Continental Breakfasts: Alberta 15, Saskatchewan 13, 3 Dinners including a Dinner Cruise, Dixie Stampede and Farewell Dinner

2019 Alberta Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars

Triple

$3,729.00

GST: $17.83

Twin

$4,339.00

GST: $20.74

Single

$5,989.00

GST: $28.63

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$87.00

2019 Saskatchewan Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars

Triple

$3,629.00

GST: N/A

Twin

$4,189.00

GST: N/A

Single

$5,739.00

GST: N/A

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$84.00

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