Start: Southern USA
Finish: Southern USA
Medium, Activity Level 2
Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
10 - 44
Operator discount: $100
tourhub discount: $133
Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on a tour of 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 massive parade floats are crafted. Taste the classic beignets at Café Du Monde. Spend 2 nights in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues." Choose how you connect with Memphis’ history – with a tour of Elvis Presley’s Graceland or by following the last march of MLK. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. See where country legends recorded hit tunes at RCA Studio B. Create your own Goo Goo Cluster Candy at a chocolate-making lesson. You’ll be hummin’ and strummin’ long after you’ve returned home.
Discover historic Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry.
Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the largest museum of popular music in the world.
Enjoy Creole delights at a favorite French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans.
Stop to taste a true New Orleans favorite — beignets at Café Du Monde.
Create your own Goo Goo Cluster Candy at a chocolate-making lesson.
Indulge in a king cake tasting at Mardi Gras World.
Embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of Memphis where local musicians share the story of the city’s musical heritage and history.
Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry, the “home of American music.”
Tour the historic RCA Studio B for an up-close look at Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio.
Meals Included: No Meals
Step back in time on a cultural 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.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner,
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. Tonight, get to know your travel companions at a festive New Orleans-style welcome dinner.
Meals Included: Breakfast
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 on your own before meeting your fellow travel companions at Maison Bourbon, a live jazz club in the French Quarter.
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.
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’ 14-acre 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!
Roll along Music Highway to Nashville – the “Music Capital of the World.” Along the way, stop in Brownsville at the West Delta Heritage Center to discover the roots of the country blues sound and the hometown of Tina Turner – the Queen of Rock. Arrive in Nashville and tour the historic Ryman Auditorium,** the original home of the 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. This evening, take your reserved seat at the renowned Grand Ole Opry.***
Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame, the world’s largest museum of popular music, and check out the vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings, and instruments. 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 classic hits. You may even have the opportunity to record your own hit! Then, test your culinary skills at a hands-on chocolate-making lesson at the iconic Goo Goo Candy Shop. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.
Your rockin’ musical journey comes to a close today.
Drinks with Meals
(if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)
Meals – Half Board
Airport Transfers at Destination
Country Entry Visas
Tipping and Gratuities
New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Jazz Afternoon
This afternoon, enjoy a jazz brunch at one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants, The Court of Two Sisters. Relax and enjoy the live jazz music as you soak in the centuries-old atmosphere and the largest courtyard in the French Quarter. Indulge in the expansive brunch buffet, with over 60 items available, including made to order omelets and Eggs Benedict. After lunch, embark on a leisurely cruise aboard the traditional Steamboat Natchez, iconic in New Orleans. The ambience will transport you back in time to the 19th century when steamboats were the mode of transportation of choice to travel along the Mississippi. Sit back and take in your surroundings during your narrated harbor tour, listening to stories of days gone by along the way. As your paddlewheel boat makes its way back, it is time for a lively jazz band to take the stage for some toe-tapping fun! Duration approximately 4.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.
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Absolutley. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.
We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.
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Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.
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Igratuities for included meals and accommodation housekeeping are included. It is customary to tip you Tour Manager and driver at the end of the tour.
Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be pro
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Group size:10 - 44
Tour Operator: Collette
Physical Rating:Activity Level 2
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