The heart and soul of American Music beats in the history of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. These are the towns where the inspiration for our uniquely American Music styles were born and where they grew to maturity. On this three city tour you’ll hear Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock n’ Roll, Soul, Dixieland Jazz, and Cajun. Why, you’ll even have the chance to write and perform a song of your own.
From Jamestown and the beginnings of the Virginia Colony to Yorktown and the end of The American Revolution you enjoy a new understanding of American History. Then in Norfolk you attend The Virginia International Tattoo, the largest spectacle of Music and Might in the United States of America offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more.
In this formerly Wild Wild Western town you will witness 200 years of history come back to life through stories and reenactments of outlaws, lawmen, soldiers, Native Americans and historical figures that played an important role in America’s History. You will tour Miss Laura’s Visitors Center – a former Old West bordello – and trace the footsteps of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves and the vile outlaws he brought to justice at the Fort Smith National Historic Site.
The Museum of the Bible, opening in November 2017, will be the most technologically advanced museum in the world providing guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible. The adventure and drama of the Bible will come to life in riveting presentations from Genesis to Chronicles and then through first-century Nazareth, ending with the story of the New Testament. You will find eight floors of exhibits bringing the history and the word to life.
Come, meet the Navajo! This one week tour of Northern Arizona’s Navajo Nation is available with round trip air from Phoenix, or as a driving tour from the east or west coast. It is one-week visit on the sovereign lands of 300,000 Native Americans. Come, learn their history and traditions, share their food and music, and marvel at the natural scenery of Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly.
This is a culture & heritage tour of Southern West Virginia and the Coalfields. You will learn about life in both 19th and 20th Centuries, you hear stories of the Hatfield & McCoy Feud, learn how the word ‘redneck’ came into being, and you’ll enjoy some wonderful bluegrass & mountain music. This package also includes a visit to the world famous Greenbrier Resort and a tour of the Underground Bunker.
Come here the voices of the 19th Century echo across the Finger Lakes. First is the legacy of the Woman’s Rights Movement featuring Susan B Anthony’s home and other sights. Then enjoy a few Victorian Era mansions and local wine before you learn of Mark Twain’s summer home and the people and events that inspired him.
Come and listen to the music that defines a nation. You learn the basics with Dixieland Jazz in New Orleans then hear the influence of Creole and Cajun Music in the Louisiana Bayous before embarking on the Mississippi Blue Trail. Armed with that rudimentary knowledge of Jazz you learn of slave music on the plantations, and hear how it co-mingled with Jazz, then moved north into the Cities of America after our slaves were freed. While Jazz and Blues were two distinct music forms – they also combined to create Rock n’ Roll. Join us on this great adventure and get your Mojo on.
This short four day features St Louis, as the largest city on Route 66 between Los Angeles and Chicago. You’ll spend a day with sights to the north and another day touring the south, you learn of history and life on what Steinbeck called “The Mother Road” in his vivid portrait, The Grapes of Wrath. You hear about Americana, family vacations, early tourist marketing as tap your toes to Nat King Cole’s “Won’t you get hip, to this timely tip, Get your kicks on Route 66..”
Alabama’s Black Belt is named for the color of the soil, but it’s said, “The Culture is as Rich as the Land.”
It was indeed a hotbed of Civil Rights activity and the 1965 The Selma March was a huge event in American History. But, The Black Belt also holds the art and culture of the Old South, preserved for you to see. Come feel it, taste it and hear the story of Selma.