Full Service Options: This tour package assumes you are arriving in Nashville on your own motorcoach,with your own tour escort. For fly in groups we are happy to arrange airline tickets, airport transfers, all ground transportation and professional tour escorts. We can also customize this itinerary any way you wish.
Day 1: Arrive Nashville TN this afternoon and prepare to explore Music City USA – the Capitol of Country Music. Dinner tonight is at the world famous Wildhorse Saloon. It’s home to hot music and dancing and is rooted deep in Country music traditions. This restaurant is aslo located in the heart Nashville’s Music Scene. Following dinner you will enjoy a Honky Tonk Tour. Walking with your local guide you will see and learn about Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, the Ryman Auditorium,. Legends Corner, Printers Alley and all the Country Music Celebrities who have either performed or acted up here. Two nights in a local hotel.
Day 2: Spend the morning at the Country Music Hall of Fame. There is a fabulous collection of historical costumes, memorabilia, instruments, photographs, manuscripts and other objects that tell the story of country music. Included with the Hall of Fame admission your group will enjoy a one hour session with a Nashville Songwriter, during which you will actually produce and record your own song. Souvenir copies are included in the tour price. Next you have free time for lunch and shopping downtown, before a tour of the Ryman Auditorium. Known as the Mother Church of Country Music this is the building where the Grand Ole Opry began. Dinner this evening is at the Caney Fork Fish Camp. Featuring steak, fish and ribs this is southern cooking in a unique looking restaurant. Following dinner you have reserved seats for the Grand Ole Opry – America’s longest running radio show and the most famous Country Music Show in the world.
Day 3: Travel to Memphis, TN. Check into your Hotel for a two night stay. This afternoon you visit the Rock N Soul Museum where you learn about the musical pioneers and legends of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds who, for the love of music, overcame obstacles to create the musical sound that changed the world. Then you enjoy an evening on Beale Street that includes Dinner at The Blues City Café.
Day 4: Today begins with a tour of Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley – King of Rock n’ Roll. Your Platinum admission ticket buys you access to the entire complex. Enjoy the Mansion Tour, Gardens, Car Collection, Airplanes and more. You also have a tour of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, before an early dinner at the Center for Southern Folklore. This is a fine Southern Meal as well as an opportunity to learn about the music, culture and arts of the region. But the highlight of your Memphis visit may be this evening’s Mo Jo Tour. With a Guitar Player on Your Bus you sing along as you see the famous places and hear the famous songs that are relevant to the Memphis Sound.
Day 5: Today, you travel to New Orleans, LA. Your tour will enjoy two nights lodging in the French Quarter. It has been said that you have not experienced New Orleans until you’ve spent an evening in the Quarter. Tonight you enjoy a great Dixieland Jazz Dinner Cruise. Sailing onboard an authentic paddlewheel boat down the Mississippi with a Dixieland Jazz band playing into the night. Once you’ve returned to the hotel, you may want to stroll the Quarter and listen to the Jazz coming from any number of clubs.
Day 6: Today begins in the French Market with a traditional Beignet and Café au Lait, then you enjoy a walking tour that highlights this unique section of the City. Discussion will begin with the people. The French, the Cajuns and Creoles, commentary will include the architecture, history and traditions. You will walk through Jackson Square, see the St Louis Cathedral and more. The last site included this morning is Mardi Gras World. Created for you by the people who bring Mardi Gras to life every year. The colors, the lights, the music, the joie de vivre. It’s all here in one magical place where you can peek behind the curtain and see Mardi Gras in the making. You then have a free afternoon in the French Quarter to explore the shops, museums and clubs. Dinner tonight is a another musical treat at Mulates the King of Cajun Dine & Dance Halls. Featuring live Cajun Music and Dancing, Mulates is where Cajuns come to celebrate their heritage and the world comes to help them celebrate.
Day 7: Depart For Home.