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Music Cities of the South

Music Cities of the South

Delight in the renowned sounds of the South’s most iconic music cities. From Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry to Memphis’ Sun Studio & Beale Street to a New Orleans’ jazz brunch, we’ll discover each city’s history and culture through its music. Our week-long vacation includes must-see sights like RCA Studio B, Graceland and Oak Alley Plantation as well as city tours and free time to explore and understand these extraordinary places.

Music Cities of the South

 

8 Days

 

Join us for this memorable trip to three of America’s most beloved Southern cities.

 

October 15

 

 

Tour Includes:

  • Round Trip Airfare

  • 7 Nights Accommodations:  2 Nights at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville; 2 Nights at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel; 3 Nights at the Hotel Provincial in New Orleans

  • 12 Meals: 7 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners

  • Tour Nashville with a singer/songwriter guide

  • Reserved Seating at a Grand Ole Opry Performance

  • Tour Memphis & Graceland

  • Tour New Orleans & Oak Alley Plantation

  • Services of a Professional Conway Tour Manager

 

Double Occupancy

$2599 pp

Triple Occupancy

$2579 pp

Single Occupancy

$3279 pp

 

Rates include $65 per person in air transportation taxes, fees & fuel surcharges – subject to change. All rates are based out of Boston & New York/ New Jersey. Add $100 pp for Hartford. 

 

Checked Baggage Charges:  Some airlines may impose additional charges for checked baggage.  This information will be given with final documents.

 

Travel Insured International Protection Plan is available at $172 Double/Triple and $194 Single.

 

REAL ID OR PASSPORT REQUIRED:  Beginning October 1, 2020, any adult 18 years and older must have the new REAL ID or a Passport to travel via air within the United States.  Please contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for more information regarding a REAL ID.

 

 

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Day 1

Today we'll depart for Nashville where our home for the next two nights will be at the 4-star Gaylord Opryland Resort. This evening, we'll enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2

This morning, enjoy a tour of Nashville with a singer/songwriter guide. Learn about Nashville's fabled music history as well as the struggles and successes of breaking into its music scene. Enjoy a panoramic tour that includes drive-by of Honky Tonk Row and the Bluebird Café as well as the Parthenon and the State Capitol. We'll then visit Music Row and tour Historic RCA Studio B where such musical titans as Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Dolly Parton recorded some of their most popular hits. Later, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This entertaining facility brings the heritage of country music alive. View some of Country's greatest stars' costumes, musical instruments as well as entertaining film and audio clips. After an included dinner, take your reserved seat for a performance at the legendary Grand Ole Opry.

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Day 3

Today we'll bid farewell to Nashville as we depart toward Memphis. Upon arrival, we'll take an included city tour to learn about its musical heritage, history and culture. You'll pass from the riverfront with its riverboats and barges through the downtown area, past the mansions in Victorian Village and Cotton Row. Learn about the city's incredible past, including its famous singers and musicians who have helped Memphis become known as the home of rock 'n roll, the blues and soul. We'll stay for two nights here at the Sheraton Hotel located downtown.

B, D

Day 4

Our day begins with a visit to Graceland, the palatial estate of Elvis Presley. See the largest collection of gold records in the world as well as Elvis' elaborate stage costumes and jewelry. You'll see his living & dining rooms, kitchen, TV room, the famous Jungle Room and more! The tour ends in the Meditation Garden where Elvis and his family are buried. The rest of your day is free to explore this exciting city on your own. You may want to see the famous "Duck March" at the Peabody Hotel or spend the evening enjoying the live music and excitement on Beale Street.

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Day 5

Before departing Memphis, we'll tour Sun Studio - "The Birthplace of Rock 'n Roll". Stand in the same spot where Elvis first recorded and listen to the stories of the countless musicians who have passed through this storied property including B.B. King, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. We'll then depart for New Orleans, stopping en-route for lunch on our own in Jackson, Mississippi. Our home for the next three nights will be the beautifully appointed Hotel Provincial located in the French Quarter.

B, D

Day 6

Enjoy a memorable brunch at The Court of Two Sisters this morning. Here, you'll pass through the charm gates (said to have been blessed by Queen Isabella of Spain herself) and then savor some authentic cuisine while listening to incredible jazz music. Next, we'll tour the city with a local guide and see the Lakefront area, St Charles Avenue and Jackson Square. Learn about the history of the French Quarter and stop at St. Louis #3 Cemetery. The rest of the day is free for exploration.

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Day 7

This morning we set out for Oak Alley Plantation. This nearly 200-year-old property was used to cultivate the highly lucrative sugarcane crop. We will have time to explore the "Big House" as well as other notable displays and areas such as the sobering slavery exhibit as well as the blacksmith shop. After some free time this afternoon, we'll meet to savor some delicious food at a local restaurant.

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Day 8

After breakfast we'll you transfer to the airport to begin our journey home.

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B=Breakfast, CB=Continental Breakfast, D=Dinner

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (Nashville)

When staying at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, guests will experience a taste of true Southern hospitality. From the grand plantation-style main entrance to the cascading atrium waterfalls, the attentive staff and the endless dining, shopping and entertainment activities - there's something for everyone.  Nestled within nine acres of indoor gardens and a flowing river (complete with a Delta riverboat) are well-appointed accommodations. Rooms are designed to provide the ultimate sanctuary during your stay. Guests will enjoy complimentary wireless internet, mini-fridge, coffee and tea service, pillow-top mattresses, LCD cable television with movie channels, CNN, ESPN and HBO and 24 hour room service. During your three-night stay, access to Music City's most notable attractions like the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium and more will be a breeze with the resorts prime location.

 

Exterior

 

Guest Room-Double

 

Atrium

 

 

 

Sheraton Memphis Downtown

When visiting the "Birthplace of Rock & Roll", your lodgings at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel will be conveniently located just a short walking distance to world-famous Beale Street. Unwind in comfortable and stylish rooms that boast unparalleled views of the Mississippi River and the Memphis skyline. Guest amenities include free WiFi, Air-Conditioning, iron/ironing board, radio/alarm clock, and a flat screen TV in rooms and an indoor pool and fitness center as well. A recent rennovation has transformed the hotel's design aesthetic, incorporating aspects of the city's rich history in food, music and culture. Be sure to look for the neck of an iconic Memphis six-string when you enter the lobby during your two-night stay.

 

Hotel Provincial (New Orleans)

In the heart of the French Quarter sits a small, boutique hotel, boasting an alluring personality. Upon arrival, enter a world of serenity and enchantment as you walk through the stunning courtyard. Exposed brick walls, climbing ivy and tropical plants will set the tone for this unique property. Guest rooms have distinctive furnishings while offering views of the mighty Mississippi River, where others feature balconies, landscaped pool area, or access to garden courtyards. With modern amenities throughout, this National Historic property is the perfect combination of antique charm and contemporary convenience. Each room provides climate control, flat-screen LCD televisions, voice mail, hairdryers, irons, free wireless availability and mini refridgerators. Just blocks from Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, this quaint oasis is sure to provide a restful and relaxing stay in New Orleans.

 

Provincial Entrance

 

Provincial Room

 

Provincial Courtyard

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