Take in the sights and sounds of the holidays in America's most famed musical cities. Visit Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans as you revel in the sounds of the blues, jazz, country, and good old rock 'n' roll. Spend three nights at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and marvel at the more than two million holiday lights along with acres of stunning decor. Enjoy reserved seats at the Ryman Auditorium, home of the original Grand Ole Opry show. Tour historic RCA Studio B and see where country legends recorded hit songs. A visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame is sure to have you humming long after you return home. Experience a magical holiday dinner and show at the Opryland Resort. Delight in the choice of a cozy horse-drawn carriage ride -OR- a Grand Ole Opry Resort's Delta River cruise and marvel at all the holiday lights and decor. Spend one night in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues," and tour Elvis Presley's Graceland decked out for the holidays. Experience the unique city of New Orleans, where jazz, food and fun are always on the menu. Your second choice on tour is either a stroll through New Orleans' famous French Quarter on a walking tour with a local expert -OR- set out on a panoramic motorcoach tour for a different perspective of the city.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2020
- 8 Days
|Day 1||Nashville||Nashville, Tennessee - Tour Begins: Step back in time on a holiday getaway that opens in the 'Music Capital of the World' - Nashville - and the glorious Gaylord Opryland Resort. This impressive property is a year-round wonderland, but during the holidays, it truly sparkles even brighter!|
|Day 2||Nashville||Nashville: Your day begins with a tour of 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. Then discover the flavor of the region at a family-owned distillery when you tour the facility and taste its Tennessee whiskey. Later this evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned Grand Ole Opry.**|
|Day 3||Nashville||Nashville: Today, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world. Check out the museum's vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings and instruments, artfully presented in cutting-edge exhibits that relay the colorful histories of country music and its artists. Afterwards, a tour of RCA Studio B gives you an insider's look at Nashville's oldest remaining recording studio, where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Charlie Pride once recorded some of their classic hits. Learn how each artist recorded their chart-topping music in this famous studio - you may even have the opportunity to record your own hit! This evening gather for a spectacular dinner and holiday show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Then, the choice is yours! Embark on a cozy horse-drawn carriage ride -OR- take in your resort's amazing lights and decor on a relaxing river cruise.|
|Day 4||Nashville||Nashville - Memphis: This morning you travel to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Soul. 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. Then, put on your blue suede shoes and get ready to visit Graceland, the opulent home of the 'King' himself, Elvis Presley. Enter Elvis' 14-acre estate and visit his home decorated in its holiday best with impressive poinsettia displays and Presley family holiday trinkets. You will have access to Elvis' original business office, trophy building with exhibits depicting Elvis' life at Graceland, racquetball building, and the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. Later, enjoy Southern hospitality at your hotel just steps away from the iconic Graceland.|
|Day 5||Memphis||Memphis - New Orleans, Louisiana: Travel south and step back in time to the 'Jazz Capital of the World' - New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouth-watering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack.|
|Day 6||New Orleans||Choose French Quarter Walking Tour or Motorcoach Tour of New Orleans: It's your choice! Embark on a walking tour of New Orleans' famous French Quarter where you'll see the majestic St. Louis Cathedral, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks; continue to the bustling French Marketplace where you'll explore Pirates Alley and view the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba -OR- set out on a panoramic motorcoach tour of New Orleans with a local guide that begins along historic Esplanade Avenue and rolls on to see St. Louis Cemetery #3 which opened in 1854 and holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city's cemeteries; on St. Charles Avenue, marvel at gorgeous mansions and two world-famous universities, Tulane and Loyola. Whichever you choose, stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite - beignets at Cafe Du Monde. You'll even get to indulge in a tasting of king cake. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own before meeting your Tour Manager and fellow travel companions at Maison Bourbon, a live jazz club in the French Quarter.|
|Day 7||New Orleans||French Quarter: Journey through Louisiana's swamp on a cruise*** narrated by your captain. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem while keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators! Then, celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World, the working warehouse where artisans create the spectacular floats for the famous parades. You'll even get to indulge in a tasting of king cake. Tonight, enjoy a festive New Orleans-style farewell dinner.|
|Day 8||New Orleans||New Orleans - Tour Ends: Your musical holiday journey comes to a close today.|
- Gaylord Opryland Resort Nashville, United States
- Sheraton New Orleans New Orleans, United States
- The Guest House at Graceland Memphis, United States
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.