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America's Music Cities - 2018

Enjoy a finger-snapping, t-tapping time on this tour of America's most famed musical cities. Visit New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville as you revel in the sounds of the blues, jazz, country and good old rock 'n' roll. Experience the unique city of New Orleans, where jazz, food and fun are always on the menu. Have your choice on tour either 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. Spend two nights in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues," and tour Elvis Presley's Graceland. At the historic Belle Meade plantation indulge in a culinary and wine tasting experience. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. 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.

Inclusions

7 breakfasts
7 lunches
7 dinners
Embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of Memphis where local musicians share the story of the city's musical heritage and history.
Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, the "home of American music."
Tour the historic RCA Studio B for an up-close look at Nashville's oldest remaining recording studio.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
8
Price From
AUD $3,619
Start Location
New Orleans, LA, United States
End Location
Nashville, TN, United States
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Walking
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
24 Feb 201904 Mar 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,619
10 Mar 201918 Mar 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,469
24 Mar 201901 Apr 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,469
31 Mar 201908 Apr 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,469
07 Apr 201915 Apr 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,959
12 Apr 201920 Apr 2019GuaranteedAUD $4,029
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New Orleans, Louisiana - Tour Begins
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 an incomparable soundtrack.
Choose French Quarter Walking Tour or Motorcoach Tour of New Orleans
The choice is yours! Take 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, the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba. Or, set out on a panoramic motorcoach tour of New Orleans with a local guide; begin along historic Esplanade Avenue; see St. Louis Cemetery #3 which opened in 1854 and holds some of the most elaborate crypts found in the city's cemeteries; relax during a drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain; this romantic road eventually leads to St. Charles Avenue, whisking you past gorgeous mansions as well as Tulane and Loyola, two world-famous universities. Whichever you choose, stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite beignets at Caf Du Monde. Tonight, roll up your sleeves and prepare to discover how to cook New Orleans-style! During a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking, your chef will indulge you in everything that Louisiana cuisine has to offer. Following dinner, enjoy a jazz revue at a local French Quarter jazz club.
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New Orleans
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! Return to New Orleans and spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to discover this great city your way.
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New Orleans - Memphis, Tennessee
Travel north to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Soul. This evening, enjoy delectable Southern cuisine along with some of the best live music in town. Your dinner truly captures the essence of Memphis' music and culinary scene.
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Memphis
This morning, 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 you may even be tempted to sing along! Then, don your blue suede shs when you visit Graceland, the palatial home of Elvis Presley. Enter Elvis' 14-acre estate and visit his home, 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. The rest of your day is free to enjoy this city's vast musical offerings. Spend more time at Graceland** or join an optional Memphis Musical History Tour with dinner. Tonight, dance to the live music or spend the evening exploring Beale Street's vibrant musical clubs!
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Memphis - Nashville
Journey to the "Music Capital of the World" Nashville. Relive days gone by during a tour of the sprawling Belle Meade Plantation and indulge in a culinary and wine tasting experience featuring southern delicacies.*** This evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned 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.
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Nashville
Your day begins with a local guide who will share the history and lore of Music City during a sightseeing tour where you will view the State Capitol, Music Row and the Parthenon a full replica of the Athenian original! Next, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world. The museum's vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings and instruments are artfully presented in cutting-edge exhibits relaying the colorful histories of country music and its artists. Then, visit the old Ryman Auditorium***** and the historic RCA Studio B for an up-close look at Nashville's oldest remaining recording studio where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Charlie Pride once recorded some of their classic hits. Learn the secrets of how each artist recorded their chart-topping music in this famous studio where you may even have the opportunity to record your own hit!
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Nashville - Tour Ends
Your musical journey comes to a close today.
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