8 Day Musical Journey Through the South

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2 Nashville, 2 Memphis, 1 Jackson Area, 2 New Orleans
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • In Nashville, tour historic RCA Studio B, one of the oldest remaining recording studios in the U.S. Follow in the footsteps of great musicians on the Nashville’s Walk of Fame on Music Mile Attend a performance at the renowned Grand Ole Opry, famous home of country music Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, the world's largest popular music museum Tour Graceland, the palatial mansion of American legend Elvis Presley on his 14 acre estate Travel to Indianola to tour the BB King Museum honoring his extraordinary life and music Visit stops along the Mississippi Blues Trail in Jackson Walking tour of the iconic French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in vibrant New Orleans Cooking demonstration by a Chef – learn the secrets of classic New Orleans specialties

What's this trip about?

    2 Nashville, 2 Memphis, 1 Jackson Area, 2 New Orleans

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
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End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • North America

Attractions

  • Memphis
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans

Trip includes

    • Flights Newark-Nashville, New Orleans-Newark Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges 7 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Nashville 2 nights Memphis 1 night Jackson Area 2 nights New Orleans Hotel taxes, fees & service charges Hotel porterage 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout Services of English-speaking local guides Entrance fees per itinerary Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Arrive in Nashville
Welcome to Nashville, lovingly called the "Music City" with its charming mix of music, history, and culture. Transfer independently to the hotel. Time to settle in and get acquainted with this spirited city that's the wonderland of American music and gracious Southern ho...
DAY 2, Tuesday - RCA Studio B, Music Row, Evening at the Grand Ole Opry
Your Nashville discovery begins with a tour of historic RCA Studio B, the oldest remaining recording studio in the U.S. where legends such as Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton once recorded their hit songs. Hear about the secrets of their success and even record your own CD...
DAY 3, Wednesday - Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, Walk of Fame, Memphis
Morning visit to the Ryman Auditorium to discover the roots of country music and the influence that this historic building has had on the area. Continue to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the world's largest popular music museum, offering ever-changing exhibits highligh...
DAY 4, Thursday - Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Graceland
Begin your day with a tour of Memphis, view historical statues and cultural landmarks such as Pyramid Arena. Arrive at the corner of legendary Highway 61, "The Blues Highway", and world-famous Beale Street to visit the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, an exhibition highligh...
DAY 5, Friday - Indianola's BB King Museum, Travel to Jackson
Travel to Indianola, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, to tour the BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. Hometown of the legendary musician, this museum honors his life and music and preserves the rich cultural and musical heritage of the Delta. At the guita...
DAY 6, Saturday - Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Travel to New Orleans
This morning, begin your day with a visit to Mississippi Civil Right Museum. View the history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi through eight galleries. Lunch at leisure during your journey to New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz and home of the Mardi Gras, lovi...
DAY 7, Sunday - French Quarter Walking Tour
On this morning's walking tour of the iconic French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in the city, delight in the sights and sounds of vibrant New Orleans. At historic Jackson Square, admire gorgeous views of the timeless Mississippi and the city's lovingly preserved hist...
DAY 8, Monday - Return Home
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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Swamp Tour Travel to the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamplands in the protected Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve's Barataria Preserve. View moss-draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their homes here. Learn about the culture and nature from your Cajun guide including the legends and lore of Louisiana's still untamed wilderness. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. Please bring sunscreen, hat, insect repellant and light clothes. *Due to inclement weather, this tour may be canceled and refunded. *This is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies. OnDay : 7 Price : $29
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Additional Information: Passengers arriving in Nashville should select flights that arrive no later than 5 PM.
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