America's Music Cities

New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville

Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on a tour of America's most famed musical cities – New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville. Experience New Orleans, where jazz, food and fun are always on the menu. Choose how you explore New Orleans – by foot or by coach. Discover Mardi Gras World, where massive parade floats are crafted. Taste the classic beignets at Café Du Monde. Spend 2 nights in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues." Choose how you connect with Memphis' history – with a tour of Elvis Presley's Graceland or by following the last march of MLK. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. See where country legends recorded hit tunes at RCA Studio B. Create your own Goo Goo Cluster Candy at a chocolate-making lesson.

Our prices start from

$ 2,699 LAND ONLY

8 Days • GUIDED • 10 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • $50 per person credit towards an optional excursion
  • $50 per person savings
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - New Orleans, Louisiana - Tour Begins

Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, LA

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 of course, an incomparable soundtrack.

*Some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Day 2 - French Quarter

Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Breakfast, Dinner Included

It's your choice! Embark on a walking tour of New Orleans' famous French Quarter, viewing St. Louis Cathedral, the bustling French Marketplace, Pirates Alley and more -OR- set out on a panoramic motor coach tour of New Orleans with a local guide, seeing the famous St. Louis Cemetery #3 and stunning mansions. Later, taste a true New Orleans favorite – beignets at the famed Café Du Monde. Tonight, get to know your travel companions at a festive New Orleans-style welcome dinner.

Day 3 - New Orleans

Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Breakfast Included

Journey through Louisiana's swamp on a cruise* narrated by the captain himself. Learn about the ecosystem's history and ecology while keeping an eye out for wildlife including bald eagles, herons, turtles and alligators. Then, celebrate New Orleans' festive side at Mardi Gras World, the working warehouse where artisans create the floats for the famous parades, and get a tasting of king cake. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own before meeting your fellow travel companions at Maison Bourbon, a live jazz club in the French Quarter.

*The swamp tour is subject to change due to severe inclement weather. These changes may include items being missed during the trip; however, every effort will be made to substitute for another attraction if possible.

Day 4 - New Orleans - Memphis, Tennessee

The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis, TN

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Travel north to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, and Soul. Enjoy Southern hospitality at your hotel just steps away from the iconic Graceland.

Day 5 - Memphis

Embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of Memphis where local musicians share the story of the city's musical heritage and history.

The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis, TN

Breakfast Included

This morning, it's your choice! Jive along to "Jailhouse Rock" as you visit Graceland, the stately mansion of the "King" himself, and tour Elvis' 14-acre estate, home, private jets and Meditation Garden -OR- embark on a Civil Rights tour and follow the route of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last march by coach, stopping at Mason Temple where he gave his famous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech the night before he was assassinated. Enjoy free time to grab lunch on your own before hopping back on the coach with some local musicians, who explain why Memphis embraces its title as the "Home of the Blues." The remainder of the day is yours. You may opt to join a Memphis Musical History Tour with included dinner, or simply absorb the city's vibrancy at your own pace!

Day 6 - Memphis - Nashville

Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, the "home of American music."

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN

Breakfast Included

Roll along Music Highway to Nashville – the "Music Capital of the World." Along the way, stop in Brownsville at the West Delta Heritage Center to discover the roots of the country blues sound and the hometown of Tina Turner – the Queen of Rock. Arrive in Nashville and tour 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. This evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned Grand Ole Opry.***

***The Grand Ole Opry may move to the Ryman Auditorium during the months of November and December and throughout the year during special events.

Day 7 - Nashville

Tour the historic RCA Studio B for an up-close look at Nashville's oldest remaining recording studio.

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the world's largest museum of popular music, and check out the vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings, and instruments. Tour RCA Studio B and gain an insider's look at Nashville's oldest remaining recording studio, where Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and Charley Pride once recorded classic hits. You may even have the opportunity to record your own hit! Then, test your culinary skills at a hands-on chocolate-making lesson at the iconic Goo Goo Candy Shop. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.

Day 8 - Nashville - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Your rockin' musical journey comes to a close today.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on June 6, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $700.

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