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Collette America's Music Cities

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Featuring New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville

Blues, rock, soul – and all that jazz. Unearth the roots of American music and celebrate jazz in the place it was born. Experience 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 French Quarter of New Orleans, where jazz, food and fun are always on the menu. Spend two nights in Memphis, “birthplace of the blues,” and tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Tour historic RCA Studio B and see where country legends recorded hit songs.

  • Embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of Memphis where local musicians share the story of the city’s musical heritage.
  • Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, the “home of American music.”
  • Tour historic RCA Studio B – Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio.
  • Visit Graceland, the palatial home of Elvis Presley.
  • Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world.
  • Journey through Louisiana’s swamp country on a narrated cruise.
  • In New Orleans, enjoy a guided walking tour of the French Quarter or set out on a panoramic drive through the city with a local guide.
  • Taste the famous Tenessee Whiskey.
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners
  • Enjoy Creole delights at a favourite French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans.
  • Stop to taste a true New Orleans favourite — beignets at Café Du Monde.
  • Indulge in a king cake tasting at Mardi Gras World.

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana –  Step back in time on a cultural getaway that opens in the “Jazz Capital of the World,” New Orleans!

Day 2: Choose – French Quarter Walking Tour or Motorcoach Tour of New Orleans

Day 3: New Orleans – Journey through Louisiana’s swamp on a cruise narrated by the captain himself. Celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World, the working warehouse where artisans create the spectacular floats for the famous parades.

Day 4: New Orleans – Memphis, Tennessee – Travel north to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Soul.

Day 5: Memphis – This morning, head out on a one-of-a-kind tour of the city of Memphis. 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.

Day 6: Memphis – Nashville Roll along Music Highway to the “Music Capital of the World,” Nashville! Explore a museum dedicated to the queen of Rock, Tina Turner. 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 7: Nashville Your day begins with a tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry! Then, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world. 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. Then, discover the flavour of the region at a family-owned distillery when you tour the facility and taste its Tennessee whiskey.

Day 8: Nashville – Tour Ends 

  • Gravitate toward your next great adventure at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Situated in the heart of Nashville, our luxury hotel allows you to hit all the high notes of Music City both in the area and under our roof. Looking to make a splash? SoundWaves, an upscale water experience featuring 4 acres of combined indoor and outdoor water attractions. Catch a show at Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium, then return to our 9 acres of lush indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls. When it’s time to refuel, sip and savour in the stylish steak, Mexican, Italian and Japanese restaurants followed by a frozen yoghurt or gelato dessert.
  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel offers travellers pet-friendly accommodations, an array of amenities and a location downtown in the French Quarter. 
    – The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis is an extraordinary hotel experience in the heart of Elvis Presley’s Graceland. It provides royal treatment, luxurious amenities & Southern hospitality.

This trip requires a passport. You will arrive into New Orleans and depart from Nashville. Airport transfers are available for purchase. An ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) visa is required for all UK passport holders travelling to or via the USA, at your own expense. Most other passport holders will also require an ESTA visa to travel to or via the US. To check, visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. All travellers using the ESTA scheme must have a biometric chip passport. On some dates, this tour operates in reverse.

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