America's Music Cities

8 Day Tour featuring New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville

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Package Details

The Highlights

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 décor 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 décor.

Itinerary

Stay

8 Days

7 Nights

Meals

11 Meals

7 Breakfasts

4 Dinners

WE love this itinerary! Chris is happy to help give you all the insider tips to! Having been to Nashville 18 times, Memphis 7 times and New Orleans 5 times, Contact Chris on 1300 236 594 and let him help!

Brief Overview:

Pre Night: .... or two? Gaylord Opryland Resort Gaylord Opryland Resort invites you to experience the energy and excitement of Music City. On the banks of the Cumberland River, Gaylord Opryland Resort is centrally located and close to everything. You'll be amazed at the nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river with its own Delta flatboat. Within this lushland scape, you'll discover fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, and a 20,000­square foot resort spa and fitness center. This spectacular resort is the flagship property of the Gaylord Hotels family. It features 2,881 stylish guest rooms, each featuring high­speed wireless Internet access and two phones.

Make sure you head down town to Tootsies, or check out where John Stone is playing, you don't want to miss that show! Check out a tasting at Ole Smokey Moonshine and try some great tex mex food at bakersfield mexican.

Day 1: Nashville, Tennessee ­ Tour Begins

Journey to the “Music Capital of the World,” Nashville. Check out the Wildhorse Saloon for great music, line dancing and food, if tradtional country is your thing.. Check out AJ's bar or why not take a cruise down the Cumberland River?

Day 2: 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. 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.* What began as a building where a local radio broadcast show aired once a week in 1925 has grown to become an entertainment complex that attracts music fans from all over the world.

Day 3: Nashville ­ Memphis

Begin your day with a tour of historic Ryman Auditorium,** the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. Journey alongMusic Highway to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Soul. Along the way, stop in Brownsville atthe West Delta Heritage Center to discover the roots of the country blues sound and the hometown of Tina Turner ­the Queen of Rock. Enjoy Southern hospitality at your hotel just steps away from the iconic Graceland.

Day 4: Memphis

This morning, it’s your choice! Jive along to “Jailhouse Rock” as you visit Graceland, the stately mansion of the “King” himself, and tour Elvis’ 14­acre estate, home, private jets and Meditation Garden ­OR­ embark on a Civil Rights tour and follow the route of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last March by coach, stopping at Mason Temple where he gave his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech the night before he was assassinated. Enjoy free time to grab lunch on your own before hopping back on the coach with some local musicians, who explain why Memphis embraces its title as the “Home of the Blues.” The remainder of the day is yours. You may opt to join a Memphis Musical History Tour with included dinner, or simply absorb the city’s vibrancy at your own pace!

Day 5: Memphis ­ New Orleans,Louisiana

Travel to the “Jazz Capital of the World” – New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouthwatering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack.

Day 6: 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 the famed Café Du Monde.

Day 7: 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. Then, celebrate New Orleans’ festive side at Mardi Gras World, the working warehouse where artisans create the floats for the famous parades, and get a tasting of king cake. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter followed by Maison Bourbon, a live jazz club.

Day 8: New Orleans ­ Tour Ends

Your rockin’ musical journey comes to a close today. However why not stay a night or two? Or consider a second tour like America's Cowboy Country or another one of our favorites Spotlight on San Antonia, Texas.

Full Itinerary - Click here to download

Terms & Condition

Terms for Collette Tours’ Return to Travel Sale:

Land tour prices include the relevant discount and are per person based on twin share. Availability is correct at time of going to press.

Cancellation waiver is included and does not include any other overseas travel arrangements or flights not booked with Collette. Deposit of $395pp due by 30 Nov 2021.

Discount and availability varies by destination and month of travel. Offer valid for new bookings made 22 Nov – 30 Nov 2021 for travel before 31 March 2023. Note that offers can expire sooner due to space or inventory availability. Offers are not combinable with any other offers. For terms and conditions visitgocollette.com.au/terms

 

*Full Terms & Conditions apply - provided prior to booking.

CALL OUR TEAM FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO BOOK 1300 236 594

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The Highlights

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 décor 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 décor.

Details & Itinerary

Stay

8 Days

7 Nights

Meals

11 Meals

7 Breakfasts

4 Dinners

WE love this itinerary! Chris is happy to help give you all the insider tips to! Having been to Nashville 18 times, Memphis 7 times and New Orleans 5 times, Contact Chris on 1300 236 594 and let him help!

Brief Overview:

Pre Night: .... or two? Gaylord Opryland Resort Gaylord Opryland Resort invites you to experience the energy and excitement of Music City. On the banks of the Cumberland River, Gaylord Opryland Resort is centrally located and close to everything. You'll be amazed at the nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river with its own Delta flatboat. Within this lushland scape, you'll discover fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, and a 20,000­square foot resort spa and fitness center. This spectacular resort is the flagship property of the Gaylord Hotels family. It features 2,881 stylish guest rooms, each featuring high­speed wireless Internet access and two phones.

Make sure you head down town to Tootsies, or check out where John Stone is playing, you don't want to miss that show! Check out a tasting at Ole Smokey Moonshine and try some great tex mex food at bakersfield mexican.

Day 1: Nashville, Tennessee ­ Tour Begins

Journey to the “Music Capital of the World,” Nashville. Check out the Wildhorse Saloon for great music, line dancing and food, if tradtional country is your thing.. Check out AJ's bar or why not take a cruise down the Cumberland River?

Day 2: 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. 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.* What began as a building where a local radio broadcast show aired once a week in 1925 has grown to become an entertainment complex that attracts music fans from all over the world.

Day 3: Nashville ­ Memphis

Begin your day with a tour of historic Ryman Auditorium,** the original home of the Grand Ole Opry. Journey alongMusic Highway to Memphis, the birthplace of the Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Soul. Along the way, stop in Brownsville atthe West Delta Heritage Center to discover the roots of the country blues sound and the hometown of Tina Turner ­the Queen of Rock. Enjoy Southern hospitality at your hotel just steps away from the iconic Graceland.

Day 4: Memphis

This morning, it’s your choice! Jive along to “Jailhouse Rock” as you visit Graceland, the stately mansion of the “King” himself, and tour Elvis’ 14­acre estate, home, private jets and Meditation Garden ­OR­ embark on a Civil Rights tour and follow the route of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last March by coach, stopping at Mason Temple where he gave his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech the night before he was assassinated. Enjoy free time to grab lunch on your own before hopping back on the coach with some local musicians, who explain why Memphis embraces its title as the “Home of the Blues.” The remainder of the day is yours. You may opt to join a Memphis Musical History Tour with included dinner, or simply absorb the city’s vibrancy at your own pace!

Day 5: Memphis ­ New Orleans,Louisiana

Travel to the “Jazz Capital of the World” – New Orleans! This soulful city abounds with rich history, mouthwatering Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an incomparable soundtrack.

Day 6: 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 the famed Café Du Monde.

Day 7: 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. Then, celebrate New Orleans’ festive side at Mardi Gras World, the working warehouse where artisans create the floats for the famous parades, and get a tasting of king cake. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the Court of Two Sisters in the French Quarter followed by Maison Bourbon, a live jazz club.

Day 8: New Orleans ­ Tour Ends

Your rockin’ musical journey comes to a close today. However why not stay a night or two? Or consider a second tour like America's Cowboy Country or another one of our favorites Spotlight on San Antonia, Texas.

Full Itinerary - Click here to download

Terms & Conditions

Terms for Collette Tours’ Return to Travel Sale:

Land tour prices include the relevant discount and are per person based on twin share. Availability is correct at time of going to press.

Cancellation waiver is included and does not include any other overseas travel arrangements or flights not booked with Collette. Deposit of $395pp due by 30 Nov 2021.

Discount and availability varies by destination and month of travel. Offer valid for new bookings made 22 Nov – 30 Nov 2021 for travel before 31 March 2023. Note that offers can expire sooner due to space or inventory availability. Offers are not combinable with any other offers. For terms and conditions visitgocollette.com.au/terms

 

*Full Terms & Conditions apply - provided prior to booking.

CALL OUR TEAM FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO BOOK 1300 236 594

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