America's Music Cities featuring New Orleans Jazz Festival
Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on this tour of America's most famed musical cities. Visit New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville and revel in the sounds of the blues, jazz, country, and good old rock 'n' roll. With included tickets to the epic New Orleans Jazz Fest, you'll enjoy two afternoons celebrating the best of music in the birthplace of jazz. Experience the unique city of New Orleans, where music, food, and fun are always on the menu. Take advantage of your choice on tour, whether it's a stroll through New Orleans' famous French Quarter alongside a local expert or a panoramic motorcoach tour for a different perspective of the city. Discover Mardi Gras World, where the massive, magical parade floats are crafted. Spend two nights in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues," and tour Elvis Presley's Graceland. Visit the West Delta Heritage Center with exhibits dedicated to Tina Turner and other musical legends of West Tennessee. Sample Tennessee whiskey at a local distillery with a rich history. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Tour historic RCA Studio B and see where country legends recorded hit songs. 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 hummin' and strummin' long after you return home.
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|Offer valid through 9/30/2018|
|Day 1||Nashville||Nashville, Tennessee - Tour Begins: Journey to the 'Music Capital of the World,' Nashville!|
|Day 2||Nashville||Nashville: Your day begins with a tour of the historic RCA Studio B for 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! Then, 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. Later, discover the flavor of the region at a family-owned distillery when you tour the facility and taste its Tennessee whiskey. 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.|
|Day 3||Nashville||Nashville - Memphis: Your day begins with a tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium,** the original home of the Grand Ole Opry! Roll along Music Highway to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Soul. We'll make a stop at the West Delta Heritage Center to discover the roots of the country blues sound that originated in West Tennessee. The Queen of Rock, Tina Turner, was born here in Brownsville, so it's only fitting that there's an exhibit dedicated to her. Enjoy Southern hospitality at your hotel just steps away from the iconic Graceland.|
|Day 4||Memphis||Memphis: This morning, head out on a one-of-a-kind tour of the city of Memphis. You may be tempted to sing along as local musicians board the coach to tell the stories of Memphis' musical heritage and its rich history. Put on your blue suede shoes and get ready to visit Graceland, the palatial home of the King himself, 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 the day is free to enjoy this city's vast musical offerings on your own. 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!|
|Day 5||Memphis||Memphis - New Orleans, Louisiana: Today we travel to the 'Jazz Capital of the World' - New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouthwatering 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. Relax during a drive along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain. This romantic road eventually leads to St. Charles Avenue, whisking you past gorgeous mansions and two world-famous universities, Loyola and Tulane. Whichever you choose, you'll stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite - beignets at the famed Cafe Du Monde. This afternoon, experience a music lover's dream with included tickets to New Orleans' famous Jazz Fest, and see some of the biggest names in music perform.|
|Day 7||New Orleans||French Quarter: Journey through Louisiana's swamp on a cruise**** narrated by the captain himself. Learn about the history and ecology of this fascinating ecosystem while keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators! This afternoon, head back to Jazz Fest for more music, culture and fun with your included tickets. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter.|
|Day 8||New Orleans||New Orleans - Tour Ends: Your rockin' 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.