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. Marvel at the more than two million holiday lights along with acres of stunning decor at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. 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 decor.
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 8 Days
|Day 1||New Orleans||New Orleans, Louisiana - Tour Begins: 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||New Orleans||French Quarter: 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 Cafe Du Monde. Tonight, get to know your travel companions at a festive New Orleans-style welcome dinner.|
|Day 3||New Orleans||New Orleans: 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.|
|Day 4||New Orleans||New Orleans - Memphis, Tennessee: 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||Memphis - Nashville, Tennessee: 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||Nashville: 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.***|
|Day 7||Nashville||Nashville: 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 decor on a relaxing river cruise.|
|Day 8||Nashville||Nashville - Tour Ends: Your rockin' holiday journey comes to a close today.|
- Gaylord Opryland Resort Nashville, United States
- Sheraton New Orleans New Orleans, United States
- The Guest House at Graceland Memphis, United States
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.