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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

Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on a tour of America’s most famed musical cities – New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville. Experience New Orleans, where jazz, food and fun are always on the menu. Explore New Orleans with a tour highlighting the city’s musical history and influence. Spend 2 nights in Memphis, “birthplace of the blues.” Choose how you explore Nashville highlights – with a chocolate-making lesson or a visit to the Johnny Cash Museum. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. See where country legends recorded hit tunes at RCA Studio B. You’ll be hummin’ and strummin’ long after you’ve returned home.

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Home Cities to New Orleans, Louisiana

Step back in time on a cultural getaway that opens in the “Jazz Capital of the World,” New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouthwatering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and of course, an incomparable soundtrack. Take in the sights, flavours, and sounds of New Orleans on your own today before meeting your group in the morning.  Staying at Sheraton New Orleans or the Royal Sonesta while in New Orleans.


New Orleans

Explore the many sides of New Orleans and how jazz began and thrives here. Join a local guide for a panoramic city tour, seeing the famous St. Louis Cemetery #3 and Esplanade. Then, it’s on to a walking tour of the French Quarter viewing St. Louis Cathedral, Pirates Alley and more. Tonight, get to know your travel companions at a New Orleans-style dinner before continuing on to Maison Bourbon, a live jazz club in the French Quarter. Meals Include: Breakfast & Dinner.



Leave New Orleans on a high note and head to the next music landmark. Explore the history of one of the world’s most prestigious awards in music at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. Later, arrive in the charming college town of Oxford for a laid-back evening. Stay at Courtyard by Marriott Oxford. Meals Include: Breakfast & Dinner.



Travel north to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Soul. Enjoy Southern hospitality at your hotel before jiving along to “Jailhouse Rock” as you visit Graceland, the stately mansion of the “King” himself, and tour Elvis’s 14-acre estate, including his home, private jets, and Meditation Garden. Stay at The Guesthouse at Graceland while in Memphis.  Meals Include: Breakfast & Dinner.



This morning, embark on a civil rights history tour via coach and follow the route of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last march, stopping at Mason Temple where he gave his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech the night before he was assassinated. Take time to explore the National Civil Rights Museum and grab lunch on your own. Later, get acquainted with the musical history of Memphis with a visit to Sun Studio, perhaps the most famous recording studio in the world before continuing on to the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, highlighting the musical journey of this popular city.  Meals Include: Breakfast.



Roll along Music Highway to Nashville – the “Music Capital of the World.” Arrive in Nashville and tour the historic Ryman Auditorium,* the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. What began as a building where a local radio broadcast show aired once a week in 1925 has grown to become an entertainment complex that attracts music fans from all over the world. This evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned Grand Ole Opry.** Stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort while in Nashville.  Meals Include: Breakfast.



Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the world’s largest museum of popular music, and check out the vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings, and instruments. Tour RCA Studio B and gain an insider’s look at Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio, where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and Charley Pride once recorded classic hits. You may even have the opportunity to record your own hit! After one more lunch together, it’s your choice! Join a hands-on chocolate-making lesson at the iconic Goo Goo Candy Shop -OR- visit the Johnny Cash Museum where you’ll be immersed in the life and legacy of Johnny Cash, a “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” honoree and the biographical inspiration for the blockbuster film, Walk the Line. Meals Include: Breakfast & Lunch.


Nashville to Home

Your rockin’ musical journey comes to a close today. Meals Include: Breakfast.

Important Travellers Information:

*The swamp tour is subject to change due to severe inclement weather. ** On some dates, the Ryman Auditorium may be closed for special events. *** The Grand Ole Opry moves to the Ryman Auditorium during the months of November and December and throughout the year during special events. This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.
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                 Your itinerary at a glance

Day 1, 2    Sheraton New Orleans Hotel or the Royal Sonesta, New Orleans, LA
Day 3         Courtyard by Mariott, Oxford, MS
Day 4, 5    The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis, TN
Day 6, 7    Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Included in Your Holiday

  • Meals include: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
  • French Quarter
  • Jazz Revue
  • Grammy Museum
  • Graceland
  • Civil Rights Tour
  • Ryman Auditorium
  • Grand Ole Opry Show
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Historic RCA Studio B
  • Choice on Tour: Goo Goo Cluster Candy or Johnny Cash Museum

Must-See Inclusions:

  • Discover historic Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world.

Cultural Experiences:

  • Embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of Memphis tracing its ties to the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Tour the historic RCA Studio B for an up-close look at Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio.
  • Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, the “home of American music.”

Culinary Inclusions:

  • Enjoy Creole delights at a favourite French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans.

Call 1-800-562-9999 for prices

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