America's Music Cities Holiday

New Orleans, French Quarter, Memphis, Nashville

Take in the sights and sounds of the holidays in 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 the massive, magical parade floats are crafted. Spend 1 night in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues," and tour Elvis Presley's Graceland decked out for the holidays. Create your own Goo Goo Cluster Candy at a chocolate-making lesson. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry. See where country legends recorded hit tunes at RCA Studio B. Delight in a magical holiday dinner and show at the Opryland Resort. Discover America's musical legacy wrapped in dazzling lights and seasonal décor.

Our prices start from

$ 2,899 LAND ONLY

8 Days • GUIDED • 11 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • hotels may vary by departure date
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Sedan service with the purchase of airfare through AAA Member Choice Vacations
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 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 holiday 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.

Day 2 - French Quarter

Enjoy Creole delights at a favorite French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans.

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 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. Celebrate the festive side of New Orleans at Mardi Gras World, the working warehouse where artisans create the floats for the famous parades, and get a taste 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 - Nashville, Tennessee

Experience the Gaylord Opryland Resort's magical holiday displays with over 2 million lights and unique Music City-inspired décor.

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN

Breakfast, Dinner Included

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 opulent home of the King himself, Elvis Presley. Enter Elvis' 14-acre estate, decorated in its holiday best with impressive poinsettia displays, and visit his home, original business office, trophy building with exhibits depicting Elvis' life at Graceland, racquetball building, and the Meditation Garden, as well as his private jets. Then, journey along Music Highway to 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 6 - Nashville

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN

Breakfast Included

Your day begins with a tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium,** the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. Test your culinary skills at a hands-on chocolate-making lesson at the iconic Goo Goo Candy Shop. 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

Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world.

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN

Breakfast, Dinner Included

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 some of their classic hits – you may even have the opportunity to record your own! 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. This evening, gather for a spectacular dinner and holiday show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Then, it's your choice! Embark on a cozy horse-drawn carriage ride -OR- take in your resort's amazing lights and décor on a relaxing river cruise.

Day 8 - Nashville - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Your rockin' holiday journey comes to a close today.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on December 12, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $800.

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