Are you a little bit country? A little bit rock ‘n’ roll? Then you’ll love this musical heritage vacation that follows the influential sounds of chart-topping history from Nashville to Memphis with a crescendo in New Orleans for all that jazz. Strut your way down Nashville’s Honky Tonk Row and to reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry. Swivel your hips through Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate and the famous studios and streets of Memphis. Jump, jive, and wail through the New Orleans French Quarter in search of the blues and beignets. You’ll also face the music as you follow the path of the Mississippi River to the famed Delta Blues Museum, the B.B. King Museum, and Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club. Both a musical and southern heritage tour, this vacation through the Deep South leads you to elegant antebellum mansions, historic cotton plantations, and the not-so-soft sounds of country, rock, and rhythm and blues.
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DAY ONE Arrive in Nashville
Welcome to Nashville! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
DAY TWO Nashville
Visit to RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest recording studio, includes a guided tour and a personal recording session to take home. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Centennial Park, Music Row, and Honky Tonk Row. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Free time this afternoon. This evening, enjoy a live music show with reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry. (Breakfast is included)
DAY THREE Nashville – Memphis
MEMPHIS Visit Sun Studio and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (Breakfast & Dinner are included)
DAY FOUR Memphis — Excursion to Graceland
MEMPHIS Sightseeing with a Local Guide. Visit to Graceland includes Elvis Presley’s original business office, collection of gold records and awards, costumes, automobile museum, “Graceland of the Sky” private jet, and Presley family Meditation Garden. Free time this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast is included)
DAY FIVE Memphis-Clarksdale-Greenwood
CLARKSDALE Visit the Delta Blues Museum, followed by a photo stop at Devil’s Crossroads. Lunch with a performance by a local musician at Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club. GREENWOOD The Help tour with a Local Guide to see the sites and locations used for the Oscar-winning movie. Free time this evening. Overnight at the historic Alluvian Hotel, originally opened in 1917, the fully renovated hotel is now rated as one of the Top 10 Hotels in the United States by Conde’ Nast magazine. (Breakfast & Lunch are included)
DAY SIX Greenwood-Indianola-Natchez
INDIANOLA Visit the B.B. King Museum.
NATCHEZ Dinner this evening at an Antebellum mansion.
DAY SEVEN Natchez-Ferriday-Frogmore-Lafayette
FERRIDAY/FROGMORE Guided tour of the Delta Music Museum to learn intimate stories about Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, and other Louisiana Delta musicians. Tour the historic Frogmore Plantation with a Local Guide to learn about life from the 1700’s to today. LAFAYETTE Visit to Martin Accordions includes music and stories by the Martin family in addition to insights to accordion making. Free time this evening.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lafayette with a Cajun dinner and dancing. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app. (Breakfast is included)
DAY EIGHT Lafayette-Houmas House Plantation-New Orleans
LAFAYETTE Visit St. Martinville to see the famous oak tree from Longfellow’s poem, Evangeline. Then cruise through the swampy waterways of the Atchafalaya Basin. A Cajun lunch on the Atchafalaya followed by a scenic drive past plantation mansions on the Great River Road. Tour of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens with a Local Guide before driving to New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS Free time this evening. (Breakfast & Lunch are included)
DAY NINE New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS Sightseeing in the French Quarter with a Local Guide includes Jackson Square and Pirate’s Alley, followed by a stop at a traditional New Orleans aboveground cemetery. Scenic drive on St. Charles Avenue along the Garden District. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a historic restaurant. (Breakfast & Dinner are included)
DAY TEN New Orleans
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast is included)
Tours for 2023 begin at $2,969.00 per person, based on double occupancy.
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