Showboat Branson Belle, Branson MO

Graceland Mansion, Mempis Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Backstage Tour at Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee

Pigeon River Dam

Dolly Parton childhood home, Dollywood

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, Hannibal MO. photo credit: The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Group Photo October 2019

REVISED TOUR

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!

Alberta: 21 days | October 14, 2020
Saskatchewan: 19 days | October 15, 2020
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 Clay Cooper’s Country Express.  Clay and his cast of 24 incredible entertainers guarantee a family friendly show.  Their singing, dancing, and hysterical comedy will keep you entertained from start to finish!

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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 ELVIS EXPERIENCE TOUR, which includes a digital audio guide.

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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 galloping good time at the DOLLY PARTON’S STAMPEDE!  Be entertained as you watch a show with live animals, dramatic lighting, sound and pyrotechnics.

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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 Corydon

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 Corydon for overnight

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Corydon 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 Cedar Rapids

Friday.  Follow the Mississippi River north to Hannibal, hometown of Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, and the unsinkable Molly Brown, famous survivor of the Titanic disaster.  Visit the fascinating MARK TWAIN BOYHOOD HOME AND MUSEUM, introducing you to the famous writer’s life and childhood friends on whom so many of his characters were based.  Continue on to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for overnight.

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Cedar Rapids to St. Cloud

Saturday. Continue north across the corn fields of the Hawkeye State to enter the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota. Travel through Rochester, home to the famous Mayo Clinic and the twin cities of St. Paul/Minneapolis to overnight in St. Cloud, home to writer Garrison Keiller.

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St. Cloud to Minot

Sunday. Today we follow the interstate east to cross the Red River back into North Dakota.  This afternoon our travels follow the original Northern Pacific mainline through Devil’s Lake to end our day in Minot, North Dakota.  Share tour memories tonight with your fellow travellers at the FAREWELL DINNER.

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Minot to Swift Current

Monday. Make a stop at the duty free store and then re-enter Canada. Visit Weyburn before arriving in 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.

tour route map for Nashville Branson and Smoky Mountains Dollywood

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 Elvis Experience Tour
  • 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
  • Mark Twain home and museum
  • Meals Include: Continental Breakfasts: Alberta 15, Saskatchewan 13, 3 Dinners including a Dinner Cruise, Dixie Stampede and Farewell Dinner

2020 Alberta Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars

Triple

$4,109.00

GST: $17.45

Twin

$4,779.00

GST: $20.30

Single

$6,599.00

GST: $28.03

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$96.00

2020 Saskatchewan Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars

Triple

$4,009.00

GST: N/A

Twin

$4,629.00

GST: N/A

Single

$6,349.00

GST: N/A

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$93.00

Everything was wonderful.  Many things off my bucket list and traveling like this is stress free. No worries about where to stay, eat, or the driving.

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Nashville, Branson & The Smoky Mountains - October 9, 2019

We have wanted to go on this tour for a while and it did not disappoint.  We both really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for caring about your clients and running an amazing company and having great staff.

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Nashville, Branson & The Smoky Mountains - October 9, 2019

The shows were excellent.  Eric and Clint took such great care of us all.  Everyone on the bus, all 48 of us, were so enjoyable all the time – lots of laughter.  Awesome trip and meals were all so good.

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Nashville, Branson & The Smoky Mountains - October 9, 2019

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