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Music Cities USA featuring Nashville & Memphis

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The magic and music of Memphis, Nashville, and Lexington meld together on this Tour for a musical blast from the past. Visit the home of Elvis, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and spend a night at the Grand Ole Opry. Enjoy the historic Kentucky Derby Museum and a day at the racetrack - be sure to place your bets! After experiencing the charm and draw of the Southern lifestyle, you likely won’t want to return home!

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Memphis, TN

If you’ve ever felt like you have music in your soul, this is the journey for you! Transfer to the airport for your flight to Memphis, TN. Upon arrival, we will be greeted by our awaiting motor-coach and check into our hotel for the next 2 nights at the 4-star Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, located in downtown Memphis. Dinner is included this evening. 

Day 2 - Memphis

Memphis has all the energy and excitement of a big city, it is full of fun and has unique things to do, see, taste and experience. The city’s rich heritage will move your soul like few places can. After breakfast, we will meet our guide and start our tour with a visit to Graceland, the home of the King himself, Elvis Presley. Elvis lived here for more than 20 years, and here you can learn how his unique sound and revolutionary style changed the face of popular music forever. Lunch is included at Vernon’s Smokehouse (located at Graceland) before heading to Sun Studio for a guided tour. See where Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis, just to name a few who got their claim to fame. After, we will visit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music which is a museum who’s legacy is tied to Memphis and in particular to Soulsville, a neighborhood that Aretha Franklin, Booker T. Jones, Memphis Slim and others called home. Tonight, dinner is on our own at Overton Square. 

Day 3 - Memphis - Nashville

This morning after breakfast, we meet with our local guide to finish our tour of Memphis. We will visit the Blues Hall of Fame and the Rock‘n Soul Museum before having some free time for lunch, on own, on Beale Street. This afternoon, we continue our journey to Nashville, TN. Our 2 nights accommodations are at the famous 4-star Opryland Hotel, where our rooms overlook the indoor gardens, river, and shops. This evening, enjoy dinner before the show ‘Legends Behind the Lyrics.’ This interactive experience lets you hear the songs from the person who wrote them. Find out what was going on in their life that made them write a classic hit. There will be a meet / greet with the writer to follow the performance. 

Day 4 - Nashville

We will meet our guide this morning after breakfast for a full day of touring! Get your cameras ready as we have a guided tour of Historic Studio B, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, and so much more! Dinner this evening is at the Opry Backstage Grill before we take our reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry.

Day 5 - Nashville - Lexington, KY

After breakfast, we say farewell to Nashville and continue our journey north into Louisville, KY. Enjoy a tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum with Churchill Downs; a box lunch is included upon arrival. We can’t leave Louisville without a stop at the famous Evan Williams Bourbon Distillery, where they earned the title ‘Kentucky’s First Distiller.’ The earned this recognition after their opening in 1783. We will continue into Lexington where we will overnight at the 4-Star Embassy Suites by Hilton. Dinner is included this evening at the hotel. 

Day 6 - Lexington, KY

Breakfast is included this morning before we head off to meet our local guide at Keeneland Park Race Track. Learn the history of horse racing and we might even catch an early morning workout on the track. From here, we will visit a local race horse farm where we will see how the horses are trained, housed, and live. The rest of the day is on your own.

Day 7 - Depart Lexington

We say farewell to the southern hospitality and make our way back to the Louisville International Airport for the flight home.


Tour Details

Hotel / Lodging

6-Nights Accommodation

SpringHill Suites, Memphis

Located in the heart of downtown overlooking Court Square and in close proximity to a variety of restaurants and shops. Located on the Trolley Bus line gives easy access to all downtown venues. The stylish suites blend design and functionality, offering the modern amenities you need to stay refreshed and focused.

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

Gravitate toward your next great adventure at Gaylord Opryland Resort. Situated in the heart of Nashville, this luxury hotel allows you to hit all the high notes of Music City both in the area and under the roof.

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Lexington

Set in a peaceful lakeside area within five minutes of a variety of shops and restaurants.

Transportation

Airplane
Motor-coach

Meals

12 Meals: 6 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 4 Dinners

Features

Tour of Graceland
Sun Studios
Stax Museum of America Soul Music
Blues Hall of Fame
Rock ‘n Soul Museum
Overton Square & Beale Street
Memphis City Tour
Nashville City Tour
Country Music Hall of Fame
Dinner Show “Legends Behind the Lyrics”
Reserved Seats to the Grand Ole Opry
Kentucky Derby Museum & Churchill Downs
Tour & Tasting at Evan Williams Bourbon
Louisville
Tour of Lexington
Keeneland Park Race Track
Visit to a Horse Farm
^Airport Transfers Complimentary Within 50 Miles of Departure Airport


Upcoming Departures

Tour DatesAvailableDeparture Points Subject to Change
Tue May 18, 2021 - Mon May 24, 2021
5/18/2021 - 5/24/2021
30
  • Hartford International Airport
  • Boston Logan International Airport
  • JFK International Airport
  • Philadelphia International Airport
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
  • Chicago/O'Hare International Airport
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • Other Departure Gateways Available
Mon September 13, 2021 - Sun September 19, 2021
9/13/2021 - 9/19/2021
30
  • Hartford International Airport
  • Boston Logan International Airport
  • JFK International Airport
  • Philadelphia International Airport
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
  • Chicago/O'Hare International Airport
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • Other Departure Gateways Available

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